Cruden Parish Church

‘Online Celebration of Holy Communion’

10.00am, Sunday 31st January 2021

CLICK HERE to watch the service on You Tube


Welcome & Call to Worship

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord our God and King!
Glorious and powerful is the God of all creation!
In reverent awe, we gather to worship our God.

The Lord our God is King and the Just Judge
of all things for all eternity, all people and all places.
In reverent awe, we gather to praise our God.

The Lord our God is King and the Forgiving God!
‘Fairness’ and ‘Justice’ are the names of our God.
In reverent awe, we gather to worship God, within
the light of God’s holiness, justice, mercy and love.

Let us worship God

CH4 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

  1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
    Praise God my soul, for in him are your health and salvation!
    Come, all who hear;
    into his presence draw near,
    join me in glad adoration.

  2. Praise to the Lord, who in all things is wondrously reigning;
    shields you from harm and is gently yet firmly sustaining!
    Have you not seen how your heart’s wishes have been
    granted by God’s wise ordaining?

  3. Praise to the Lord, who with blessing and power will defend you;
    surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
    Ponder anew
    what the Almighty can do,
    God will for ever befriend you.

  4. Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
    All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him.
    Let the Amen
    sound from his people again;
    gladly for ever adore him.

Prayers of Approach & The Lord’s prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
you will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
now and forever.

Bible Readings

Isaiah 6: 1-8 ‘Isaiah’s Commission’

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
    the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

Galatians 5: 22-26  ‘Life by the Spirit’

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking, and envying each other.

Sermon      ‘Holiness and wholeness’

Church News (At the end of the Order of Service)

Celebration of Holy Communion


Come, all you who are loved by God,
Come to the table of the Lord,
Come and eat food with no cost,
Come and drink with no money to pay.
We come to eat, to drink, and our hearts are glad.

Yes, Dear Lord our God, Our hearts truly are glad,
and we are filled with thankfulness,
Because in Your great love You did not abandon us
in the dark and fearful places of this world,
But in Jesus, You came to us, to rescue us, to restore us, and to give us new life.
And all who are tired and burdened, all who are frightened and unsafe,                                                                      all who are sick and broken, can come and find new life.

Words of Institution

 The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The Fraction and Sharing of Bread and Wine

Prayer after communion

‘The Peace of the Risen Christ be always with you.’

Let us pray

Now come, all you who are loved by God,
Hear His call to serve others as He has served you;
Hear His invitation to be part of His plan to rescue the world;
Join the community of those who walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Lord God of World-Changing Love,
We thank You for this meal, and for welcoming us to Your table.

We remember that we are Your children,
and that You have called us to share
Your love with everyone we meet.

Help us to receive Your life, walk in Your strength,
and follow Your ways every moment of our lives.
And now, may God's caring arms embrace us,
Jesus' comforting words fill us,
and the Holy Spirit's renewing presence.
surround us today and always.

CH4 692 Jesus put this song into our hearts

  1. Jesus puts this song Into our hearts,
    Jesus puts this song Into our hearts;
    it’s a song of joy no one can take away.
    Jesus puts this song Into our hearts

  2. Jesus teaches how to live in harmony,
    Jesus teaches how to live in harmony;
    different faces, different races, he makes us one.
    Jesus teaches how to live in harmony.

  3. Jesus teaches how to be a family,
    Jesus teaches how to be a family,
    loving one another with the love that he gives
    Jesus teaches how to be a family.

  4. Jesus turns our sorrow into dancing,
    Jesus turns our sorrow into dancing;
    changes tears of sadness into rivers of joy.
    Jesus turns our sorrow into a dance.

A Holy Land Blessing
May the babe of Bethlehem bring you peace;
May the child of Nazareth bring you joy;
May the man of Galilee bring you strength;
May the Christ of Calvary bring you courage;
May the risen Jesus bring you hope;
And the ascended Christ a foretaste of his glory.


Time for coffee…


Due to the latest lockdown caused by Covid-19 the church is closed for Sunday Worship until further notice.  Our Sunday morning services will now be broadcast live via Zoom at 10.00 am every Sunday morning. For a copy of the link please contact Robert or Sean. (07791 755976)

Recording of Services
As we are now using Zoom the service can no longer be relayed live via Facebook. However,we will be recording the service which will be made available via the church website. If you do not wish your name or face displayed on the recording, please switch off your camera or change your name you use for the broadcast.

Sunday 31st January – Holy Communion
Today is a ‘virtual’ celebration of Holy Communion. If you wish to share communion, please have a piece of bread and some wine (or grape juice) available for the start of the service.

Pastoral Care
Please advise the minister if you know of anybody would appreciate a pastoral phone call. Sean can be contacted on 07791 755976 or

Coffee & Chat
Takes place at the end of the service. Please stay online if you wish to participate.

Lent & Easter 2021
Reflection – each day of Lent (beginning on Wednesday 17th February) there will be a reflection posted on the church Facebook Page. Contributions from friends and members would be appreciated! For me details contact Sean.
Holy Week -  For each day of Holy Week (Palm Sunday - 28th March to Holy Saturday - 3rd April) there will be a video reflection, seeking to link the story of Jesus’ final week with places in and around the Parish of Cruden.

Lent Discussion Group
Our 'online' Lent discussion group begins at 7.00 pm, Sunday 20th February, 2021.
We will be exploring the theme of God's help in times of crisis through selected readings from the Old Testament book of Isaiah.

Everybody welcome - no previous Bible knowledge expected or required!
Members of other churches which may be currently shut due to the pandemic are respectfully invited to join the group.
Our discussions will be based on the book 'A way through the wilderness - experiencing God's help in times of crisis' by Paula Gooder. As the book is out of print a study guide will be provided.
More information, please contact Sean @
tel. 07791 755976