Sunday, 12 September - Service Sheet

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all

(congregation to stand as the Bible is brought into church)

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP       (from Psalm 100)

Minister:     Come, friends, from every corner of the earth.

All:              We come to worship the one who created us and all living things.

Minister:     We bear the face of God to all living parts of creation.

All:              Give thanks to him and praise him. The Lord is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts for ever.

Minister:               Let us worship God

HYMN 149  Let all creation dance

CALL TO PRAYER (congregation remains standing)

PRAYER OF APPROACH

Almighty God,

you call your church to witness.

Help us to proclaim

the good news of your love,

that all who may hear it may turn to you;

through Jesus

who lives with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen

CHILDREN’S CHURCH

HYMN 164               God gave me eyes so I could see

FIRST READING      James 3 : 1 – 12      Adam Cumming

SECOND READING Mark 8 : 27 – 38

SERMON                 Reverend Ian Gilmour

MUSICAL REFLECTION

HYMN 165       Praise to the Lord for the joys of the earth

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN 167               Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

BENEDICTION         (sung amen)