BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
EASTER SUNDAY – 1ST APRIL 2018 AT 11 O’CLOCK
Choir Introit – Jesus is Risen – Alleluia!
Minister – The Lord is Risen!
Congregation – He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
HYMN – See what a morning! (Sheet)
Introduction to Easter Drama
(Please stand to join in the Hymns during the drama)
- Palm Sunday (including the Hymn We have a King – Sheet)
- The Last Supper (including the Hymn MP 988 How deep the Father’s love for us) ~ During Communion the choir will sing “Take and Eat”
- Denial and Arrest
- Jesus before Pilate
- Soldiers mock Jesus
- Crucifixion (including the Hymn MP 85 Come and see)
- Jesus is Risen! (including the Hymn MP 357 Jesus Christ is Risen today)
- Jesus among His disciples (including the Hymn Come people of the risen King – Sheet)
Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Others (Jim Grier)
Offering Uplifted and Dedicated (Rev Kevin de Beer)
HYMN 689 – Thine be the Glory, Risen Conquering Son
Benediction and Sung Amen
We celebrate communion on Sunday 11th March at 11.00am. All are indeed welcome.
During this service we will present long service certificates to members of the Kirk Session and Young Church team. This is a major occasion for the people who have served this and other churches over the past decades.
Our elders receiving certificates have 260 years service between them! Young Church leaders have 120 years between them.
That’s 380 years service in one day to celebrate!
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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit | Today I awake (CH4)
Call to worship Psalm 25:1-10
Hymn 171 | Give to our God immortal praise (T. Church Triumphant)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children
Hymn 809 | Blessed be the Name of the Lord
Offering and Dedication
Choir Anthem | Lord I want to be a Christian (sheet)
Reading/s | Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15
Hymn 160 | Forty days and Forty nights
Sermon | Wilderness
Hymn 444 | Lord speak to me that I may speak (T. Warrington)
Prayers of intercession
Hymn 200 | Great is Thy faithfulness
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
Our minister, Rev Kevin de Beer, has launched his own YouTube channel where his weekly “Word on Wednesday” short reflection videos are posted each Wednesday morning.
~ Exploring the Christian faith – knowing, living and sharing faith ~
Kevin believes that as the social media presence of the church grows it is a good platform to reach out to people. He said: “We are fortunate to have a team that worked hard on our Internet presence and I was asked to post 31 days of prayer last summer which was well received. “The gift of sharing prayers was repeated throughout Lent and this too was well received. “As the Facebook page of Bellshill Central has grown in its reach and influence, we have decided to launch ‘Word on Wednesdays’ – a three-minute biblical reflection, followed by a prayer.”
We have as a church also published ‘First Steps – Journeying in Faith, Hope and Love’ and has 50 copies to give to people in Bellshill who have questions concerning God and the Bible. The Rev de Beer said: “We believe that the church offers a community where people can gather to worship, to ask questions and give loving service.”