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.


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."

Visual Church

Visual Church

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)