ORDER OF SERVICE
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 448 Lord, the light of your love is shining
PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER (see below)
TALK TO YOUNG PEOPLE
HYMN 144 I love the sun
(young people leave after this hymn)
SCRIPTURE Psalm 139: 1 – 18 (Margo King)
ANTHEM Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (LJ White)
SCRIPTURE John 1: 43 – 51 (Margo King)
HYMN 96 You are before me, God you are behind (t. 336)
HYMN 556 I need thee every hour
OUR MORNING PRAYERS
OFFERING & DEDICATION
- The garden of prayer (Edward Broughton)
HYMN 533 Will you come and follow me?
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN (3-fold, Hymn 819)
- Herr Christ Der eining Gottes Sohn (Bach; BWV Anh.55)
The 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. Amen
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP TODAY – if you are a visitor please sign our visitor‟s book in the vestibule. Our church has something for all ages and activities go on throughout the week.
Please join us in the Large Hall after the morning service where tea & coffee is available, served by the Gift Aid Team.
Large print copies of the order of service are available from the duty team.
OUR COMMISION FOR 2012 – Go forth from our Church, seek out Christ wherever he may be found, and share the good news with all who bear him no ill will. Bring light to those in thick darkness, a voice to those no one speaks for, and hope to those no one cares for. May God make you a sharer in the promised light, may Christ Jesus fill you with his sense of what is right and may the Holy Spirit be to you like rain that gives life to the fertile earth. We pray for peace and love, to serve the Lord.
WORSHIP ON THE WEB – our morning services are available on line at www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk at “Worship on demand”.
WILLIAMWOOD SINGERS – resumes on today (Sunday 15th January) at 6pm in the Session House.
SESSION MEETING – the Session will meet next at 7:30pm on Wednesday 18th January in the Session House.
CHRISTIAN UNITY – the annual exchange of pulpits takes place next week (Sunday 22nd January) when we welcome Rev Tom Nelson of Netherlee Parish Church to conduct worship at Williamwood.
BB PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION – Massive thanks to all who helped with our recent fund-raiser. Whether you bought a ticket, sold a ticket or donated to the hamper, thank-you! We raised just over £830.
The BB also have a ‘limited edition’ 2012 Tea Towel for sale which has been specially made to mark our 75th anniversary year. These are available today from Mark Gordon, for the fantastic price of £3.50, in the Large Hall.
THE GUILD – Could anyone from the Guild attend the World Day of Prayer meeting in St Joseph’s Church hall, this Tuesday 17th January at 7.30pm? If this is possible could they please contact Moira Yeoman.
CHURCH FLOWERS – The rota for the delivery of flowers for the months of January and February is now available in the vestibule.
FAIR TRADE STALL –Sunday 5th February after morning worship.
WILLIAMWOOD CHURCH FAMILY CEILIDH in Clarkston Tennis and Bowling Club, Eastwoodmains Road at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 February. As usual a great night is promised for all the family. Tickets on sale from next week (after Church in large hall or see Events Committee). Hope to see you there. (Please note attendance numbers need to be monitored due to hall restrictions so pre-purchased ticket will be required). Any donations for lucky ticket draw on the night gratefully received by any member of the Events Committee; Carole Lyons, Betty Patrick, Jean Nimmo, Lillian Broadly, Norrie Dallas, Mary Montgomery, Maisie McFarlane).
LOCAL COMMUNITY CHOIR – if you are interested in being part of a local community choir please let Alan Mathew know. This is just a project in its infancy and more details will become known as time progresses.
CHURCH NOTICE BOARDS – are for the use of our organisations & regular users of the premises. All other literature should be given to the Session Clerk/Minister. Do not place notices on glass doors or windows.
NEXT WEEK – Sunday 22nd January
BIBLE READER – Carole Ferguson
TEA/COFFEE – Doors Open team
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 22nd January Pulpit Swap for Week of Christian Unity
Sunday 19th February Guide Thinking Day & Souper Sunday
Saturday 25 February Church Family Ceilidh (see notes)