St. Anne’s Parish Church Corstorphine th
Sunday 20 January 2013
ORDER OF SERVICE
Sermon “The wedding of the year?”
Preludes Fantasia in C minor BWV 537 Prelude on 'London New' (tune 28) Cantilena
JS Bach R Groves D Bell
Welcome and Church Notices Call to Worship
Hymn No. 28 “Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens”
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP...
O God, whose kingdom is not of this world and yet is found among us where Christ is named as Lord, teach us to set your kingdom above all selfinterest and the personal ambitions which captivate our hearts. Help us to seek and serve in quiet ways, that we may stand firm as your loyal and faithful subjects when trouble comes; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
WE DRAW NEAR TO GOD… Opening Prayer & Lord’s Prayer
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD…
Offertory I cry to thee BWV 639
Prayers of the People Hymn No.259 “Beauty for brokenness”
OUR WORSHIP CONTINUES IN THE WORLD… Benediction & Sung Amen
Time to Talk Hymn No. 187 “There's a wideness in God's mercy” A reading from the Old Testament Psalms 36: 5 – 10 (p557 - OT) Anthem "Nunc Dimittis"
WE MAKE OUR RESPONSE… Offering & Prayer
THE COMMUNITY GATHERS…
(The words below are a short prayer which may be used by individuals before worship, offering an opportunity to prepare for worship. And while the cares and concerns of family, life and the world are brought with us to worship, we prepare ourselves to share our joy and burden in God’s presence).
Hymn No. 253 “Inspired by love and anger”
A reading from the New Testament John 2: 1 – 11 (p118 - NT) Hymn No. 161 “O God, our help in ages past”
Postlude 'St Anne' Fugue in E flat BWV 552
Rev. Bill Irving St Anne’s Parish Church Kaimes Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR Phone: 0131 – 316– 4740 Email: email@example.com Website: www.stannescorstorphine.org.uk Scottish Charity Number: SC006300
Church Notices Reader: Anne Morison Next Sunday: 11am Morning Worship Office Hours: The Church Office will be open on Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am to 12 noon this week. When the office is not open, emails will be monitored. February Magazine: The deadline for articles for the February issue of the magazine is today at 6pm. May Fair 2013: there will be a short meeting after the service today to discuss and agree stalls for the Church Fair in May. This will also be an opportunity to answer any questions people might have about the event. Can all Groups associated with the congregation please send along at least one representative. Thank you. If you have been a stall holder at past Fairs, please attend this meeting to confirm that your organisation is willing to repeat their input or wish to take on a different task. Mark Hesketh - 0131 312 8591 The Kirk Session will meet on Monday 21st January at 7.30pm in the Guild Room. Any items for the agenda should be in the hands of either Session Clerk as soon as possible.
St Anne's Guild meets again on Tuesday 22 January 2013 in the Kaimes Road hall at the usual time of 7.30 pm. This week the speaker is Alistair McKenzie from Street Pastors. Come and listen and enjoy a cuppy afterwards! All are welcome. The FAN Club meets next on Friday 25th January, 2013 at the usual time of 10.30 a.m. for tea/coffee with homebaking and lots of chat. At 11.00 a.m. we look forward to enjoying musical entertainment by Jenny Logan and Margaret Donaldson to celebrate Robert Burns birthday. We have enjoyed their music before and really look forward to hearing them again spread the news, please. A really good audience is hoped for! Ceilidh Tickets: Elders are reminded to return any unsold Ceilidh Tickets and money from all sold tickets to the Social Committee today. The Family Ceilidh: The first of our Centenary Celebrations, the Family Ceilidh, takes place in the Church Hall on Saturday 26th.January at 7pm. This will be a fun night for all ages and will be led by the Ceilidh Band, "Thistle Do". A light snack will be served and whether you dance the night away or just enjoy watching, a warm welcome awaits you. Tickets are still available today from the Social Committee at the church doors.
Intimations: All intimations to be included in next week’s order of service should be delivered to the church; placed in the box in the kitchen or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN 9am on Wednesday morning. Gift Aid Envelopes are available in the pews for members and visitors should they wish to further contribute to the worldwide work of the church by adding gift aid to their offering. If you are using one of the envelopes please fill in your name and address as without that we are unable to reclaim the tax on the donation. Pew Cards: These are available should you wish to join the congregation; know someone who requires a visit; or wish to take a more active role in the life of the congregation.