New Laigh Kirk Scottish Charity No. SC031334
A caring welcoming church at the heart of Kilmarnock reaching out to all
Welcome to Worship 15th January 2017 Visiting Minister: Rev. Colin Strong Moderator of Presbytery of Irvine and Kilmarnock Session Clerk: Mr. Derek Iâ€™Anson Organist: Mr. Martin C. Sharp
Order of Service Choir Introit O Christ, whose voice the waters heard Welcome and Intimations Call to worship Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour. (Ps 25:4,5) Hymn 465
Be thou my Vision
Prayer and Lordâ€™s Prayer All age address Hymn 641
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Children leave for Kingz Kidz Reading
Jonah 1:1-17 page 928
St. Matthew 14:22-33 page 981
Take my life, Lord, let it be
Prayer of Thanksgiving/Intercession Hymn 192
All my hope on God is founded
Sermon Offering Doxology (Hymn 807 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow) Dedication of offering 1
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, but His smile quickly drives it away; not a doubt nor a fear,
not a sigh nor a tear, can abide while we trust and obey. 3
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share, but our toil He doth richly repay; not a grief nor a loss, not a frown nor a cross, but is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love until all on the altar we lay; for the favour He shows, for the joy He bestows, are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet, or we'll walk by His side in the way; what He says we will do, where He sends we will go; never fear, only trust and obey.
Welcome and Intimations A very warm welcome to worship this morning from all at New Laigh Kirk. We especially welcome Rev Colin Strong, Minister of Riccarton Parish Church and Moderator of Presbytery of Irvine and Kilmarnock as part of the Kilmarnock pulpit exchange whilst David is visiting St Johnâ€™s Onthank. Please make yourself known to those sitting beside you and join us for tea and coffee served in the sanctuary immediately after the service. The welcome team today is Lilian Gillies, Barbara Allan, Andrew Bryson, Jim Lawson, Peter Adam, John McDowall, Iain Sherry, Betty Johnstone, Elaine Bryson, James Lang, Moyra O'Rourke, Christine Bell, Donald MacLean, Ann MacLean, Ian McCall and Kevin Handling. A few copies of the Order of Service in large print are available. Please speak to a member of the duty team if you require one. Articles, for inclusion in the February issue of the Magazine final date for submissions is TODAY.
Worship on Sunday, 22nd January will be conducted by the Minister beginning at 11.00am. Kingz Kidz and Trekkers NG meet in church at 10.50am and sit together. There is a creche facility for children under three years of age in the Session Room. Imagine on Sunday, 22nd January from 4.00pm to 5.00pm in the halls. Coffee and cake will be provided. All are welcome. Fellowship of Kilmarnock Churches shared worship for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday, 22nd January at 6.30pm in Kilmarnock South Parish Church. Missionary Partner, Joel Githinji will share in the service. The 'What on Earth am I here for' Home group starts back on Monday, 16th January at 4 Seaford Street, 7.30pm-9.00pm. Tots Praise on Tuesday, 17th January at 10.15am in lower hall. Music and Movement on Tuesday, 17th January at 2.00pm in lower hall. Kirk Session on Tuesday, 17th January at 7.30pm in lower hall. Guild will meet on Monday, 23rd January at 7.15pm in lower hall. Douglas MacKenzie will speak about "Burns". Pastoral Care Group meeting on Tuesday, 24th January at 7.30pm in Session Room. Guild of Friendship on Thursday, 26th January at 2.00pm in lower hall. Brian Young will speak about Holmes Farm Gardens. Please support the Kingz Kidz coffee morning on Saturday, 4th February 10.00am-12noon in the halls. This year there will be an added bonus of BINGO throughout the morning! Tickets on sale now. Tickets are on sale from members of the Welcome Group for the Burns Supper to be held on Saturday, 4th February. On Saturday, 25th February, 7.30pm-10.00pm, a fantastic Family Music event will take place, featuring the Scottish music duo, Ginny and the tonic. There will be an interactive quiz as well as some dancing competitions for both adults and children! Tickets cost ÂŁ5 each (ÂŁ3 for children), with funds raised being donated to Bobath Scotland, the cerebral palsy centre. Tickets available from Forever Young on Bank Street or on Sunday mornings from Sara or Bethany. We hope you can support this event. Ticket price includes a buffet and selection of soft drinks.