Order of Service

Sunday 16th June 2019                                  Trinity Sunday

Welcome to St. Ninian's

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Good morning and welcome to everyone who has come to St. Ninian's this morning.  We hope you will enjoy our fellowship as we worship God together today. As a congregation our mission is to, 'Worship God together, encourage personal faith and prayer, spread the Good News about Jesus Christ, and love and care for others in our community.'

The organist is Andrew Gibb, the minister is Rev. James Aitken. The readers are Lee Gulland and Sheonagh Richards.

There is a Visitors' Book at the front door, please sign it if you are a visitor, and join the congregation after the service in the Martin Shields’ Hall for tea and coffee

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday on which the church reflects on its understanding of God as Father, Son and Spirit.  Following the Easter Season, the Church traditionally celebrates the Trinity on the Sunday after Pentecost.

St. Ninian’s uses the Revised Common Lectionary is an approved week-by-week three-year cycle of biblical readings.  The readings lead us from Advent through the Christian year, the Bible, and Jesus’ life through birth, baptism, his public ministry, his death, resurrection and ascension:

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/weekly_worship/misc/revised_common_lectionary

ENTRANCE

The service begins with a sentence from the Bible (2 Cor 13:14), a call to stand (please do so if you are able to), and the entrance of the Bible.  For the rest of the service the words in bold are read or sung by everyone.  We sit to pray and stand to sing.

WELCOME, INTIMATIONS and SHARING OF THE PEACE

We welcome one another with a handshake of fellowship, and Christ's words 'Peace be with you'.

APPROACH TO GOD

INTROIT and CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN 111            Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty

PRAYERS OF APPROACH, CONFESSION & LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  Amen

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

SCRIPTURE:          John 16: 12 - 15                                        Pg 889

CHILDREN'S ADDRESS

HYMN 116            Loving Creator

Children leave for Sunday School. Visiting children are welcome to join in.

SCRIPTURE:          Proverbs 8: 1 – 4, 22 - 31                         Pg 524

                                Romans 5: 1 – 5                                       Pg 931

HYMN 112            God, whose almighty word

SERMON

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD

OFFERING

Freely given, our offering supports the work of Christ's church and symbolises our spiritual dedication to the building-up of the Kingdom of God.

PRAYERS OF DEDICATION, THANKSGIVING and INTERCESSION

We dedicate our gifts to God, give thanks for our blessings, and cry out for help for others and ourselvesDuring the prayers this response is used periodically:

Minister:  Lord in your mercy,

All:          Hear our prayer.

SENDING OUT

HYMN 110            Glory be to God the Father  

BENEDICTION

Go now in peace, never be afraid.

God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast strong and true.

Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show you believe.

Reach out to others, so all the world can see.

God will be there, watching from above.

Go now in peace, in faith and in love.




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