Welcome to Cupar Old Parish Church

WELCOME TO WORSHIP TODAY. We hope that our time together will help to nourish you in faith. If you are a guest and would like more information about the church, please speak with one a member of the Welcome Team serving at the door.                 

You are invited to stand at the beginning when the beadle carries the bible into the church, as a mark of respect and reverence for the Word of God which is the focus of our worship and fellowship together.

Activity bags for children are available from the Welcome Team to use throughout the service. Please return to the Welcome Team at the end of the service.

For those with hearing difficulties a loop induction system operates in this church.

Prayer Ministry: If you would like to be supported in prayer, please make your way at the end of the service to the front of the church where Eleanor and Gloria will be available to pray with you. Members of the Prayer Team will also be available for prayer in the Quiet Room at the Old Parish Centre during coffee. A confidential prayer chain is available for emergency or immediate prayer. Contact Eleanor Morris (657556 or 07748291571).   

Refreshments will be served in the Old Parish Centre after this service.

Worship Leaders Cover art: Nikole Spinks; Reader: Jim Hanson, Flowers: Eileen Spurr; Preacher: Jeff Martin.   

ORDER OF SERVICE

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Welcome

Hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah CH4 167

Prayer 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, 

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, 

your will be done,

on earth as it is 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. 

Hymn     Blessed Assurance CH4 561 

Sacrament of Holy Baptism

~ Promises of the Congregation

Pastor …Do you welcome Esther into this fellowship…

…that she may accept the commission 

of the Holy Spirit  into a life of service and praise?

People Yes, with the help of God.

Pastor By word and deed, and with love and prayer,

will you encourage and support this family

that they may increase in faith

and grow in low toward one another?

People Yes, with the help of God.

Pastor Will you nurture one another in faith,

uphold one another in prayer,

encourage one another in service,

and seek to live and work together

as the body of Christ?

People Yes, with the help of God.

~ Affirmation of Faith

Pastor …Do you turn away from the ways of sin

and renounce evil and its power in the world?

All I do.

Pastor Who is your Lord and Saviour?

All Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour.

Pastor Will you be Christ’s faithful disciples,

obeying his word and showing his love?

All Yes, with the help of God.

Pastor Do you believe in God, 

the Creator of all that exists?

All I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

Pastor Do you believe in Jesus Christ,

Redeemer of the world?

All I believe in Jesus Christ,

God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

Pastor Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

All I believe in in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen

~ Welcome

Pastor Let us join together to welcome…

Esther Katherine Kemp.

People With joy and thanksgiving

we welcome you into Christ’s church.

[We sing the blessing together:]

The Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make his face to shine upon you,

and be gracious unto you;

the Lord lift his countenance upon you

and give you peace

Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness CH4 153

Children’s Message

Reading Mark 6: 30-44    Pew Bible page 1009

Sermon

Hymn There is a Redeemer CH4 559

Offertory Prayer

Offering

Prayer

Hymn       Love Divine CH4 519 

Blessing        

Hymns reprinted by permission Christian Copyright licence 593406