17th Sunday after Pentecost
Minister: Rev. Dr. Jessie Fubara-Manuel
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship (Psalm 37: 3-9)
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 he will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret – it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
Hymn 153 Great is thy faithfulness
Prayer of Approach ending with Lord’s Prayer (said by all)
First thoughts: The Gift of Our Stories
Hymn 229 We plough the fields and scatter
Scripture Readings: Reader: Annie Addison
Old Testament: Lamentations 3: 19-26
New Testament: 2 Timothy 1: 1-14
Hymn 159 Lord for the years
Spoken Doxology (all stand) followed by prayer of dedication for the offering
Praise the God who reigns above;
praise the Son who lived below;
praise the Spirit, three in one,
God we love and know.
Prayers for the World (congregation resume seats for this)
Hymn 147 All creatures of our God and King
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Closing Voluntary: Solemn March from Joshua GF Handel (1685-1759)
Sunday Services: We are pleased to welcome Rev Dr Jessie Fubara-Manuel to lead our harvest thanksgiving service today. Unfortuntely there will be no recording of our service today.
Jessie will be back with us next Sunday.
Sunday 16 October will be the next joint service and it will be at Newhaven church at 10.30am.
Harvest Appeal; Gifts of non-perishable food will go to the Food Bank.
Gifts of money will be sent to Christian Aid’s East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal and will be accepted until the end of the month.
Congregational Meeting; There will be a short congregational meeting next Sunday, 9 October, in the church following worship.
Congratulations to Jessie on her recent ordination in Nigeria