Order of Service

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It is our intention to give the Order of Service for the coming Sunday on this page.

All vistors are welcome. Please feel feel free to feel in any pew.                                                                                            

                    Order of Service    Sunday 21st April 2019                                        Easter Day- Love Wins

                           We gather as the people of God

 Bible / Introit / Welcome / Intimations

 (**Denotes please stand if able)

Call to worship – Holy Week Journey

 **Hymn  403 – Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Easter Responses

Prayer

Love surprises

**Hymn – Easter jubilation

We listen to stories of faith and hope

Reading – John 20: 1 – 10

**Hymn  410 – Jesus Christ is risen today

Reading – John 20: 11 – 18

Love speaks

Easter egg hunt

We respond in faith and hope

Offering, doxology & dedication

**Hymn  212 – Morning has broken

Prayer]

We celebrate love

** Hymn 419 – Thine be the glory

We go into the world in faith and hope

**Benediction, Amen

Sung blessing – You shall go out with joy

Thought – God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled , and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you’      Billy Graham

Prayer – Lord Jesus, set our hearts on fire with Your love that with joy and thankfulness we may set out inspired by the message of the Cross and the joy of Easter Day

Intimations

 Tea & Coffee – will be available in the Church Centre Hall at the close of the service. Please join us for fellowship.

Pastoral Care Committee meets on Wednesday 24th April 2.30p.m.

Property Committee meets on Wednesday 24th April 7p.m

Kirk Session meets Wednesday 1st May at 7.30p.m.

Evening Service – Our next Evening Service is on Sunday 28th April. We will gather together for a café style service with a Christian Aid Theme.

 Fellowship Committee. Next film show will be Bohemian

Rhapsody on Saturday 27th April at 7pm. Tea & coffee will be available in hall after film.

NOOMA –  – Nooma is back again, this time in the afternoon. We will meet on Wednesday the 8th/15th/22nd/29th of May from 12-1. Nooma is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. Come and join this relaxed and informal discussion about the film over food and refreshments. If you can only make some and not all of the sessions, that’s okay. There is  no pressure to take part, it’s fine to just sit and take it all in,  EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

For more information speak with William or Douglas. You can also email: WBOYLE@churchofscotland.org.uk

The financial appeal on Mother’s Day raised £325 for the CrossReach’s Guardian Angel appeal. This money will be used to support expectant and new mothers who have had a difficulty pregnancy and traumatic labour. Thank you for your generosity.

Church Flowers – We need help to deliver church flowers today after the service, please speak to Patricia Robertson

Life and Work. April issue now available priced £2.80. This month’s cover articles are BIBLICAL ANIMALS, the Palm Sunday donkey and the animals of the bible, ALL WE NEED TO KNOW,

journey through Holy Week with the Moderator, GOD IS THE HEART, the work of the Rev Dr Sam Smith. There is also an article on our links with Venda, I have photocopies of the article available.  During building work in the centre foyer, subscribers magazines will be on the table at the bottom of the north stairs.

All enquiries contact Shelagh Hendry Tele 794667 shelaghhendry@icloud.com

Social Media update – Our Facebook page is going from strength to strength with 250 people now following our page, up from 130 at the end of last year. For the first time ever we had our regularly updated posts reach 3,500 people from 12th March – 9th April. In the last month we have had 48 new people join our page. Our new Twitter page is now up and running and can be followed @WestburnC. We have 48 followers on Twitter including the Church of Scotland and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Both Facebook and Twitter are updated regularly, please come and join us or share our pages with your family and friends. If you would like to add something to both pages please email our team (contact details on the back page) Thank you – William, Morag and Judith (Social Media Team)

“I love Westburn Parish Church because…” What do you love about our church? Is it the sense of community? Worship? The people? Our Social Media team will be out and about looking for you to appear on our Facebook and Twitter page. All we ask is for everyone to think about what they love about our church and we will ask if we can post a picture of you holding a sign which says “I love Westburn Parish Church because…,” with your reason above the photo. It is all fun and will be great for engaging with our 250 plus followers on Social Media. Who knows it might encourage them to think about coming to join us? For more information speak with William, Morag and Judith.

Cruise ships – We will once again welcome visitors from the cruise ships.  We open from 10am – noon. There is a list of dates for volunteers please add your name if you can help. For further information speak to Cath Barbour.

Heart & Soul  –  Sunday 19th May we will be running a bus to Heart & Soul this year. We will share in worship and in transport with our friends from neighbouring congregations. There will be a service in Westburn Parish Church, Greenock at 9.30a.m. with the bus leaving from there at 11a.m. enabling us all to arrive in Edinburgh in time to enjoy the full Heart & Soul programme. The cost of the bus will be approx  8 – 10 pounds per person. Please add your name to list in foyer by Sun 5th May if you wish to attend. Speak to Karen for more information.

 Greenock Westburn Church, 9 Nelson St. Greenock

Tel:- 720257 ( www.greenockwestburn.org.uk)

Scottish Charity No:- SC005106

Revd. Karen E. Harbison Tel:01475721048  Email: calumkaren@yahoo.co.uk

 

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