Virtual Church – Organist Entertains Episode 56

The organist entertains seeks to help keep you connected with your Church, the building, it’s surroundings and the sounds of the organ.

Tonight at 8pm

Welcome to another Virtual Church with the Organist Entertains.

Tonight’s episode features your requests and suggestions, so we’re back to the usual format full of Hymns and Songs of Praise! We are sure you will enjoy tonight’s episode greatly.

All your words will appear on the screen. We feature some great hymns of praise and some musical interludes too.

You can donate directly to Bellshill Central Parish Church safely and securely online via this link https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=171073

All your words will appear on the screen.  We feature some great hymns of praise and some musical interludes too.

Hymns used with permission and with the following CCLI Licences
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

Bellshill Central Church of Scotland
Registered Charity: SC012556
346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA
http://www.bellshillcentral.church
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http://www.youtube.com/c/bellshillcentralparishchurch

Easter Songs of Praise | Organist Entertains 55

The organist entertains seeks to help keep you connected with your Church, the building, it’s surroundings and the sounds of the organ.

Welcome to another Virtual Church with the Organist Entertains.

Tonight’s episode features your requests and suggestions, so we’re back to the usual format full of Easter Joy and Praise! We are sure you will enjoy tonight’s episode greatly.

Included tonight:
– Jesus Christ is Risen today
– Morte Christie
– See what a morning
– Now the green blade riseth
– Thine be the glory
– and of course many more!

All your words will appear on the screen. We feature some great hymns of praise and some musical interludes too.

You can donate directly to Bellshill Central Parish Church safely and securely online via this link https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=171073

All your words will appear on the screen.  We feature some great hymns of praise and some musical interludes too.

Hymns used with permission and with the following CCLI Licences
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

Bellshill Central Church of Scotland
Registered Charity: SC012556
346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA
http://www.bellshillcentral.church
http://www.facebook.com/bellshillcentralchurch
http://www.twitter.com/bellshillchurch
http://www.youtube.com/c/bellshillcentralparishchurch

Holy Saturday – The Crucifixion

This Holy Saturday, we invite you to meditate on the words and music of John Stainer’s Crucifixion. Presented by the augmented Bellshill Central Church Choir, with Rev Kevin de Beer, Hugh Ainsley and Jim Grier reading the narrative. Organist is Alan Mathew.

Modelled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer’s Crucifixion is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events of the Passion of Christ. Scored for tenor and bass soloists, organ and mixed choir, the piece combines recitatives, solos, and masterful choruses that range from the graphic mob shouts of Crucify Him to the ethereally beautiful meditation at the work’s centrepiece God so loved the world‘.

This was first performed at Bellshill Central Parish Church on Monday 15th April 2019. We re-streamed it for Holy Week 2020, and thought is appropriate to share once more.

We remember our friends in the choir who are now singing in the Lord’s Heavenly Choir – Betty Patrick, Bill Cameron and Betty Mackie – Soli Deo Gloria

From the Moderator of the General Assembly

Dear friends,

Holy Week 2021

I’m not going to start an argument by insisting that Holy Week is THE most important week in the Christian calendar but, if it’s not, I’m sure we’d all agree it’s pretty high up the list!

With that in mind, and in the light of the continuing restrictions that we’re dealing with, I’ve created a digital resource that runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Day – a journey through Holy Week. It will air across the Church of Scotland’s various channels at 8am each morning or can be viewed later.

Each episode features a short reflection presented by myself, as Moderator of the General Assembly, together with the appropriate daily reading from John’s Gospel, a prayer and a piece of contemplative music. Colleagues from across the Church have contributed these various elements.

As stated, the episodes can be viewed directly from the Church’s platforms or you can visit https://stream1.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/holy-week-2021 to embed them into your own channels, or even download to put on your own website and get specific YouTube links for each day’s video to share with your congregation. You’ll see that there is a transcript booklet too which can be printed off and given to those who might appreciate the content but would be unable to access the material online.

Those without internet access can also call 03333 409 200 and listen to each day’s reflection from 8am. Local call charges apply.

I’m very much aware that many congregations will be running their own Holy Week programmes and so will have no need of this resource. Not a problem. On the other hand, some congregations might find it to be helpful. Others still might use locally-produced material and point to this as an additional option. The key point is this: it is not offered with any other sentiment than ‘if you can use it, please do.’

I’d like to thank all those who have collaborated on this project by way of recording readings and prayers, etc. But I want to give a very particular ‘shout out’ to the small tech team which has done a huge amount of behind the scenes production work. Without that, it wouldn’t have happened.

Finally, through this coming week may we be reminded that though this year has been something of a ‘Friday’, Sunday is coming, and that together, we will join with all those who have gone before us in declaring ‘Christ is risen; He is risen indeed!’

With warmest best wishes,

Rt Revd Dr W Martin Fair

Moderator

General Assembly of the Church of Scotland