ORDER OF SERVICE:
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When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2: 1-4)
Welcome & Introduction.
Welcome to Cruden Parish Church! We pray that you may know God’s blessing and presence during this time of praise and worship, listening and reflecting. Please feel free to join in the responses printed in bold and italic. Also, if you are following the service from home, please have some bread and wine available if you wish to share in our celebration of Holy ommunion.
Call to Worship
God invites us to wake from our slumbers.
There is much to be done today.
God inspires us to be bold and confident, humble yet unafraid.
Lord God, fill us with your Holy Spirit.
God encourages us to proclaim His goodness and love.
There are so many people who are lost and hurt, who need the good news of Jesus.
Let is worship God
Hymn MP 1039: Colours of day
Prayers of Approach & Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your 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 Reading Joel 2:28-32
The Day of the Lord
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors
whom the Lord calls.
Celebration of Holy Communion
Introduction & Narrative of the Lord’s Supper
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.
We remember the way that Jesus showed us His love
The Fraction and Sharing of Bread and Wine
The Peace of the Risen Christ be always with you.
Prayer after communion
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.
Hymn: Guide me o thou great Jehovah
Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.
Open now the crystal fountain,
where the healing waters flow.
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
ever be my strength and shield,
ever be my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside.
Death of death, and hell's Destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever sing to you,
I will ever sing to you.
Dismissal and Blessing
So now we leave this space of worship
And while so much of the road ahead is uncertain,
the path constantly changing,
we know some things that are as solid and sure
as the ground beneath our feet,
and the sky above our heads.
We know God is love.
We know Christ’s light endures.
We know the Holy Spirit this there,
found in the space between all things,
closer to us than our next breath,
binding us to each other,
until we meet we again,
Go in peace.
May the blessing of God,
the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit
Be with you all forever more.
Although the church is now open, Covid restrictions are still in place. We appreciate your support in maintaining social distancing, the wearing of facemasks, no singing, and sitting in the marked spaces. Also, a special thanks to our volunteers on door duty and providing an enhanced cleaning regime.
The service will also be broadcast live via the Facebook Page and be available for later viewing. If you would like a copy of the Order of Service, which includes the words of the readings, hymns, intimations etc., please contact Sean.
Walking for health and well-being
We meet this Tuesday Morning (1st June) outside the St Olaf Hotel at 10.00 am for our usual hour-long wander around Cruden Bay. Everybody welcome.
The Kirk Session meets online via Zoom a week on at 7.00 pm, Thursday, 10th June 2021.
Online Songs of Praise service
Many thanks for your many and varied hymn suggestions – we hope to include as many as possible! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the service has been changed to 6.30 pm Sunday 13th June.
Summer Discussion Group
Starting later in June we will begin a series of occasional discussions on aspects of spirituality and faith. The themes will not be chosen by the minister, but by you the congregation! No topic is off the table. (Must be respectful.) The discussions will take place via Zoom on Sunday evenings. For more information or suggested themes, please contact Sean.