THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE WEBSITE FOR BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH
Author: Bellshill Central
As the Church of Scotland in Bellshill we extend a warm welcome to any of our activities. People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church at 346 Main Street” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the greatness of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.
We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.
Please join us for another Mid Week Church – hosted by Alan
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. John 21:17 (NIV)
Join Alan today for today’s mid week church – which has a story and message for all ages. If you can’t tune in on Wednesday at 12noon just tune in anytime afterwards.
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Bellshill Central Church of Scotland Registered Charity: SC012556 346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA
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A Recording of our Service of Worship 1st May 2022, from your Church of Scotland presence in Bellshill and Mossend. The service is led by Rev Kevin de Beer The bible lesson is read by Cathie Bryden. The Organist is Alan W Mathew
The service CAN be made available via a phone line if required. Please get in touch if this is needed. Our Minister, Rev Kevin M de Beer, can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org and is happy to discuss any pastoral matters and will take any prayer requests.
Thank you and bless you, we hope you feel part of the Central Church family by participating in this service of online worship – wherever and whenever you take part.
All songs and hymns are published using our various CCLI licences which are: Church Copyright Licence 876673; Music Reproduction Licence 876680 Church Video Licence 2258718; PPL Church Licence 1593113 CLA Church Licence 1002856; PRS for Music Church Licence 1448921 Streaming Licence 1638311
Here’s the details of the two Jubilee events being held at Bellshill Central Parish Church at the end of May and the Jubilee Weekend
Saturday 28th May 12noon – 2pm
To help celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee the fundraising team are organising a 2 course lunch which will take place on Saturday 28 May from 12 until 2pm.
This will be in the form of a cold buffet lunch meats, sandwiches, quiche, chicken consisting of cold goujons, sausage rolls and a variety of salads followed by some fab desserts such as Royal Trifle, Union Jack Cake , Victoria Sponge and coronation cupcakes.
Tickets will be £10 and limited due to capacity, and available for sale on 15th and 22nd May.
Look out for the fundraising team in Church! Please come along and enjoy a day with friends celebrating such a special time, you might even find a free gift on your table!
SATURDAY, 4 JUNE 2022 FROM 14:00-15:00
Our organist, Alan Mathew, presents a short afternoon concert for the Queen’s Jubilee Celebration.
Music will include popular upbeat items from many royal occasions, including of course the rousing All People that on earth do dwell and the National Anthem with Royal Fanfare.
Risen Lord, present with us here, feed us by Your Spirit, that we may go from here to tend Your sheep and to do so in Your name and for Your sake. Amen
Lord Jesus Christ, when we forget that You are alive… when we act as though You cannot speak for Yourself: forgive us, we pray.
When we’re slow to ask for Your advice and to look for Your guidance; when we think we know best and forge ahead regardless, because we are sure we know Your mind, again, please forgive us.
Remind us in firm but gentle ways of how close and active You always are – You who are the ever-living, Lord of all creation.
Lord Jesus, set God’s Spirit free to move among us here and now, we pray. Give us the courage to let that Spirit renew and inspire us as through Your Word, Your people and Your world,
You speak to us of hope and faith and love and challenge us to live lives that are faithful to Your cause of justice and peace.
Hear us now, as together with all Your people we pray the words You taught Your friends, saying: Our Father….
Thanksgiving for Recovery from Grave Illness
A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple. Of David. 1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. 5 For his anger is but for a moment; his favour is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, ‘I shall never be moved.’ 7 By your favour, O Lord, you had established me as a strong mountain; you hid your face; I was dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication: 9 ‘What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? 10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!’
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.
A beautifully poetic psalm that through its words offers real life reassurance of the God who is with us in the depths as well as the heights.
In fact, this psalm goes further still and holds out the hope of a God, who not only meets us in our suffering, but who takes the sackcloth from us and clothes us instead with joy.
This is not to brush over the reality of the tough times and experiences that fall to the human lot. It is to talk of the God who accompanies us through them, sharing our tears, before bringing us to healing and wholeness. Very much in keeping with the new life theme of Easter and with the notion of God’s transforming, generous and saving kindness.
Prayers for others, the world, us
Lord Jesus Christ, risen to live forever, Thank You for continuing to entrust us with Your good news. Thank you for continuing to stand by us even when we let You down and thank You for never faltering in Your care for us and Your love for us, even when we hurt and betray You.
May we in return, stand by You… care for You…. love You… and above all, may we work with You in feeding Your sheep. Give us, we pray, the courage as individuals and as communities of Your people, the courage to listen for Your voice, the courage to pick up the nets of old habits, to follow You to different waters.
And when we fear where that might lead us, when we hesitate, pulled by the safe and familiar, reassure us of being held in Your arms and embolden us simply to follow.
Ever with us Lord, we bring to You a world You care for deeply. Into those places where violence is rife, bring Your peace, we pray. Into those places where hatred and suspicion grow, encourage understanding, we pray and sow and nurture the seeds of love and respect. Where poverty and disease make life miserable for people, don’t let us turn away. Instead, Help us to be Your hands: Your heart, Your feet, Your voice.
For the planet itself, we pray – giving You heartfelt thanks, Lord God, for its beauty, its life and power… and majesty… A thing so great and yet so vulnerable. We rejoice in seas, mountains, lakes, fields, beaches and gardens – all of them gifts from You to be enjoyed and cared for. Help us to make sure we do just that.
May we thank the Creator for all creation and know and value our own part in it. All these prayers we offer in Jesus’ name, the Living God, who sees so much more than we could ever think or know, and who chooses to invite us to join in the divine mission to bring love and life and light to this world.
Glory be to Creator, Son and Spirit – One Living God, forever. Amen