On the eve of Pentecost, the 10days of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiate ends… and what better time to pray for others and ourselves that the Spirit may touch and inspire.
What’s on this Whitsun weekend
Whitsun, or White Sunday is another name for Pentecost when the Church celebrates the coming of the promised Holy Spirit to inspire and enthuse the Church… it was in a sense the Church’s Birthday… and we celebrate the ongoing life of the Church this week – 31st May.
Click the links for more information
- Sunday 7.30am – BBC Radio Scotland: New Every Sunday, Act of worship
- Sunday Worship with Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland can be watched on the Church of Scotland Website from 10am. Audio only also available to listen to via The Linked Parishes Podcast or by calling 01173 252 399
- Sunday 11.15 on BBC1 – Reflections from the Quay
Rev Tara Granados, Ibrox Parish Church, Glasgow and David Strachan talk to Madinah Javed about the importance of Ramadan and the festival of Eid. Plus music from Siobhan Miller and Euan Burton.
- Invitation to light a candle and pray at 7pm
Tuesday 2nd – 3pm – Bible Study – A Zoom through the Book of Joshua. If you’d like to join in this… have a read over Joshua Chapter 1, and let Donald know you’d like to join in and he’ll send you the link. All welcome…and it’s about learning and sharing together – so you don’t need expert Biblical knowledge! If getting online on Zoom is a problem, you can join via telephone – Donald can give you the number and access code to key in.
Wednesday 3rd – 10.30am – Coffee and Chat… (make your own coffee!) – again contact Donald for login details.
Sunday 7th 11am – As well as the video worship to view… on 7th we will also have an opportunity to gather virtually for Communion via Zoom.
The Lord’s Prayer
Pray the Lord’s prayer in whatever language and form is most familiar to you…
Then pray it again in a different form…
You will find several including this one:
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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and for ever. Amen.
You can listen to audio recordings of Sunday Worship Services via The Linked Parishes Podcast or by telephoning 01173 252 399
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- Church of Scotland: Worship from Strontian with Rev Donald McCorkindale & Rev Fiona Ogg CCLi Streaming Licence: 134255 Music in Public Domain, Royalty Free or used with permission from ResoundWorship.com
A song: How Great Thou art
How great Thou art… if we believe that… it’s worth sharing isn’t it?
Lord God, How great thou art! Thank you that your greatness touches and shapes my living. Help me to share that good news with just one other person. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Take up the challenge you have just prayed…
Living God and gracious Father,
Protect and shield us.
Living God, protect and shield
All whom we love,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Living God, your Son now sits in your presence
And shares in your glory and honour.
We thank you for the promise
That his presence shall be renewed for us,
Through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Living God, we thank you that Jesus prayed for us
And that he continues to intercede for us.
We thank you that he continues to pray
For us and for our protection,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Living God, we pray for the life of the world
We thank you for all those who,in these days,
Strive to protect and shield us.
Renew them in heart and soul, and mind and strength,Through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Living God, renew us we pray and renew the life of the world.
For you so loved the world that you gave your Son
That we might share in the life of the world to come.
Hear our prayer, now and always,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A song: Amazing Grace
A key feature of the ThyKingdomCome movement is to pray for others who do not already know God’s love, amazing grace and inspiration in their lives.
Think of 5 such people, and pray that they may come to know God who was revealed to humanity in the prophets, the Scriptures and supremely in Jesus.
Lord God, I thank you for the awareness I have of your love, and I pray for others especially for… that they may be open to your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Perhaps you could invite them to Church tomorrow… maybe a message, email or tweet… “I’ve been appreciating the worship at www.aksm.org.uk… would you like to ‘come to Church’ tomorrow?