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New Laigh Kirk A caring welcoming church at the heart of Kilmarnock reaching out to all

Welcome to Worship 19th February 2017 Minister: Rev. David S Cameron Session Clerk: Mr. Derek I’Anson Organist: Mr. Martin C. Sharp

Order of Service Choir Introit:

For the beauty of the earth

Welcome and Intimations Creation sings the Father’s song; He calls the sun to wake the dawn And run the course of day Till evening comes in crimson rays. His fingerprints in flakes of snow, His breath upon this spinning globe, He charts the eagle’s flight; Commands the newborn baby’s cry. Hallelujah! Let all creation stand and sing, “Hallelujah!” Fill the earth with songs of worship; Tell the wonders of creation’s King. Creation gazed upon His face; The ageless One in time’s embrace Unveiled the Father’s plan Of reconciling God and man. A second Adam walked the earth, Whose blameless life would break the curse, Whose death would set us free To live with Him eternally. Chorus. Creation longs for His return, When Christ shall reign upon the earth; The bitter wars that rage Are birth pains of a coming age. When He renews the land and sky, All heaven will sing and earth reply With one resplendent theme: The glory of our God and King! Chorus. Prayer Sacrament of Baptism

Chance John Tristan Conway

The Apostles’ Creed (Hymn 628) The Lord bless you and keep you (Hymn 796) Hymn 637

Now through the grace of God

Children leave for Kingz Kidz


Romans 8:18-25 page 1135

Gillian Rooney

Choir Anthem: I will follow thee Reading:

St Matthew 6:25-34 page 971

Hymn 147

All creatures of our God and King omit verses 2 and 3

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 259

Beauty for brokenness

Sermon Offering (Hymn 818 Praise ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord v1) Prayer of Dedication Hymn 137

All things bright and beautiful


Welcome and Intimations A very warm welcome to worship this morning from all at New Laigh Kirk. We are glad you are here and hope you enjoy worshipping with us. We especially welcome Deborah Clannachan and Stephen Conway who bring Chance for baptism this morning. Please make yourself known to those sitting beside you. Tea and coffee will be served in the sanctuary immediately after the service. Congregational Board Meeting TODAY at 12.30pm in lower hall. Join the Imagine team THIS AFTERNOON from 4.00pm to 5.00pm for our next Imagine worship session. This Imagine includes coffee and cake. Table top crafts will be available for younger children. Worship on Sunday, 26th February will be conducted by the Minister beginning at 11.00am. All age Kingz Kidz event will take place. Drop your child off at the halls at 10.45am, enjoy the church service and then collect them at 12.15pm. There is a creche facility for children under three years of age in the Session Room. Tea and coffee will be served in the sanctuary immediately after the service. Fellowship of Kilmarnock churches will hold a service on Sunday, 26th February at 2.30pm in St Kentigern's Church. "Praising God" is the theme. Music will be provided by Reachout Praise Band. Everyone welcome. 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. Due to a temporary staff shortage, EACHa is seeking a few additional volunteers to assist with running the weekly activities. The commitment would be for two or three hours per week during February only. For further information, please speak to Janice Grant, Tel: 07581 722331.

The 'What on Earth am I here for' Home group on Monday, 20th February at 4 Seaford Street, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Guild will meet on Monday, 20th February at 7.15pm in lower hall. Come along for some musical memories. Tickets for the Guild Coffee Morning on Saturday, 4th March will be on sale after church today and next Sunday, price £2. Music and Movement on Tuesday, 21st February at 2.00pm in lower hall. Guild of Friendship on Thursday, 23rd February at 2.00pm in lower hall. On Saturday, 25th February, 7.30pm to 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 £5 each (£3 for children), with funds raised being donated to Bobath Scotland, the cerebral palsy centre. Highlights Klub on Monday, 27th February at 8.00pm in upper hall. Come and join the production of From Darkness into Light, an Easter rock musical. A minimum attendance at 6 rehearsals. Details from Sara. The musical will take place in the New Laigh Kirk halls on Saturday, 22nd April at 7.00pm and Sunday, 23rd April at 3.00pm. Please consider joining us as we bring the Easter story to life! Copies of World Mission News February/March 2017 available at both doors. Church Open and Welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12noon to 2.00pm. We urgently require a pool of volunteers to welcome the visitors on a rota basis. Please speak to Helen Colman. Remember that the more volunteers there are, the less often you will be on duty! New Laigh Kirk Volunteers - Needing help with shopping, DIY, gardening or a lift to medical appointments? Looking for help with official forms or job applications? Is reading difficult with failing eyesight? Ring our volunteers' helpline, Tel: 07935 852000. If you can assist with driving, or if you know of anyone who may be interested in helping, please contact Alan Gregor, Tel: 537155, Email:

If you know of anyone in hospital please let the minister know by telephone, email or the pew cards provided.

New Testament reading campaign BEGINS 1st Sunday of Lent 5th March 2017

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