Order of Service Sunday October12th 2014 Greenside

Greenside Parish Church

Order of Service

175th Anniversary Celebrations

Sunday 12th October 2014


Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 449 : Rejoice!  The Lord Is King

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

Greenside - Looking Back

            - Looking Forward

Choir : In This Age of Noise and Turmoil - Beryl Vick Jnr.

Greetings from Edinburgh Presbytery: The Rev. Dr George Whyte

Hymn : The Lord of The Church (Printed - Tune 729)

Scripture Reading : Luke 9 : 18 - 27 (page 1039)

Hymn 550 : As The Deer

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Dedication

Intercessory Prayers

Choir : Come Christians Join to Sing - Traditional Melody - Don Hustad

Hymn 259 : Beauty For Brokenness

Sermon : Confessing Christ - Then and Now

Hymn : In Christ Alone (Printed)

Benediction and Choral Amen


As part of our thanksgiving we are mindful that many of our neighbours who have been homeless are without the essential household goods which we take for granted.  With this in mind, the opportunity to make an offering in support of Fresh Start will be available as you leave the service.

Thank you

Greenside - 175th Anniversary Celebration 12th October 2014


On Sunday, 6th October, 1839 the congregation of Greenside Parish Church, a Burgh Church of the City of Edinburgh, founded earlier in 1837, met for their inaugural worship at Royal Terrace.  The service was conducted by its first minister, The Rev William Glover, DD.

The many years which have followed have been blessed by the great gifts of subsequent fruitful and God centred ministries.  Conscious of that significant legacy and with a positive forward vision and mission, we are holding a service of thanksgiving and rededication at 11.0 a.m. on Sunday, 12th October to celebrate all that has been achieved in God's most glorious name over 175 years.

Remember remember the 12th of October 2014!

Sunday 12th October 2014 - we are to celebrate 175 years of services at Greenside.  Come and join our Birthday Party next Sunday at 11 a.m.

Order of Service Sunday October 5th 2014 Greenside

Order of Service

Sunday October 5th 2014

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 181 : For the Beauty of the Earth

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

Church Family Talk

Hymn 522 : The Church Is Wherever God's People Are Praising

Scripture Reading : 1 Peter 2 : 4 - 12 (page 1218)

Hymn 468 : Son of God, Eternal Saviour

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Intercessory Prayers

Hymn 577 : Christ Be Beside Me

Sermon : Royal Jewels

Hymn 319 : Love Divine.  All Loves Excelling

Benediction and Choral Amen

Minister : The Rev. Alistair Wynne BA BD

Prayer for October 2014

Prayer for October

Our loving Heavenly Father, we bless and praise You for all Your wondrous goodness to us.  We bless You for all Your generous gifts to us.  As we approach Autumn, we see Your blessings all around us in the beautiful colours in the trees and hedgerows, and we thank You for the fruits of the harvest.  Most of all we thank You for the greatest gift of all so freely given - the sacrifice of Your only Son, Jesus Christ on the cruel cross.

Grant us peace in our hearts, the peace that only You can give and we pray for peace in those parts of the world where none exists, and where Your Holy Name, the one true Name of Love, is unknown.  We pray for the oppressed and for their oppressors.  Transform their hearts and minds, so that in place of violence and killing there can be peace and reconcilliation.  We hold before You any who are grievieng today for the loss of a loved one, grant them Your peace in their hearts.

We thank You for the Emergency Services, for medical staff - for all those who seek to alleviate physical and mental suffering.

We pray for ourselves.  We know we fall short of Your standards for us.  Forgive us we pray.  Fill our hearts with Holy Spirit, and help us walk closer to Your way.  May we be doers as well as listeners.

These and the many unknown prayers of our hearts, we ask in the name of Your dear Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, whose we are and whom we serve.