Thought for October 2014

Thought for October 2014

I often wonder if those in our churches where the Cross is rarely if ever mentioned are motivated by the fact that they do not like to think that the price of their Salvation has already been paid.

As John Stott puts it

"Proud human beings would give anything to earn their salvation or,if they cannot earn it, at least contribute to it; and when they are told it is a non-contributary gift of God, absolutely free and utterly undeserved, it is extremely humiliating to people's arrogant self confidence."

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Order of Service Sunday September 14th 2014 Greenside

Greenside Parish Church 

Order of Service

Sunday September 14th 2014

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 132 : Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

Family Talk

Hymn 710 : "I Have a Dream", a Man Once Said

Scripture Reading : Leviticus 19 : 9 - 18 (page 121)

Hymn 159 : Lord, For The Years

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Intercessory Prayers

Hymn 543 : Longing For Light, We Wait In Darkness

Sermon : God's Own Country?

Hymn 715 : Behold, The Mountain of the Lord

Benediction and Choral Amen

Minister : The Rev Dr Fiona Tweedie

Thought for September 2014

" Youu never know how much you really believe anything intil its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you"

(C S Lewis)

Prayer for September 2014

Prayer for September 2014

Submitted by a member of the Greenside congregation.

Heavenly Father, we ask that you might help all with the fear of the unknown future, the fear of unrest in their country, their towns and their homes as well as those who, for whatever reason, are homeless and dispossessed.

We pray for people of all faiths who are at risk from prosecution for what they believe.  Most especially, those who face the life or death choices imposed by extremist organisations in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.  Grant all who suffer, for whatever reason, your healing peace.  Let them know that, amidst their sorrows and physical pain, there is the real comfort which comes from your outstretched hand and the energy of your Holy Spirit.

Lift we pray to your presence, all who live in the dark shadows of life that, in confidence and trust, they may be still and know that you are the one true God.  The saviour to whom in prayer they can bring their fears and receive the salvation promised by our Lord, Jesus Christ.