Prayer & Devotions

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

The Devotions are written by a team of over 90 people from a range of perspectives and places within the URC.

 

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United Reformed Church Daily Devotions

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayers

Our General Assembly Moderators host two prayer pages on their blog

General Assembly Moderator’s Prayer Needs

This is the United Reformed Church’s exciting focus on lifelong Christian discipleship and mission and moves beyond a set of programmes into the world where each step we take is accompanied by Jesus, eventually bringing about an emerging culture change in the Church and society. As you engage in Walking the Way we hope that your own understanding of what being a Christian disciple deepens.

Walking the way resources

Same Sex Wedding Liturgies

For anyone looking for help or inspiration when it comes to same sex wedding liturgies; the following ministers have offered to provide help:

Rev’d Fiona Bennett: minister.auc@googlemail.com

Rev’d John Bremner: john.bremner2@tiscali.co.uk

Rev’d Alan McGougan: minister@fifetaysideurc.plus.com

Rev’d Judith Tatton-Schiff: jaketattonurc@gmail.com

Other resources are also available, including:

“Courage to Love: An anthology of inclusive worship material”

Compiled by Geoffrey Duncan

Published 2002 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd

http://www.urc.org.uk/marriage-of-same-sex-couples.html

http://www.integrityusa.org/blessings-resources

http://www.gayweddingvalues.com/weddingnondenominational.html

http://www.ceremoniesoftheheart.net/sampleCeremonies_samesex.html

20Docs/2013-10-7_I_will_bless_you_and_you_wil_be_a_blessing_DioCal.pdf

Please note, when following any website, it is important to remember the differences in marriage law between England & Wales and Scotland.

Other prayer and worship resources are available from the United Reformed Church online shop and many of our partners

Other Worship and Prayer Resources

Prayer Cycle for Churches in Synod

Please include the congregation and all involved with the Churches in your prayers

O God of creativity and chaos,

we pray for the people of Priesthill,

for the hundreds who use the church each week:

for celebration and community, for help and hospitality, for worship and wonder.

Bless the congregation in this time of change,

and bless Marie and her work with the communities of Priesthill,

that we all may point to your coming Kingdom.

Amen.

Background

Righead URC has been at the heart of its community since the congregation was founded in 1955. In 1957 the present building was opened and has been well used by generations of folk who have been part of the Righead family. Today as well as the congregation, it is home for 7 uniformed organisation groups, 4 AA groups, a dancing class, dog training, the lunch club and the Malayalam Christian Church.  Many people have cared faithfully for the building but we now accept it is no longer fit for purpose.  We are also aware that the early residents of East Kilbride are now quite elderly and many would benefit from support to prevent isolation. The congregation understands the church to be a place of wellbeing – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically and so we have begun a process of exploring how a new building could meet the needs of our community as well as the congregation.  East Kilbride and District Housing Association and the Synod are jointly funding a feasibility study for a new church centre which will be able to provide a new home for the present users of the building and provide homes for older people through the provision of one and two bedroom flats above the church centre.

 

Prayer

Please pray for Righead URC at the beginning of a journey of redevelopment of our church buildings and grounds in partnership with a local housing association. Give us the wisdom and strength to provide a centre which will seek to satisfy the spiritual and physical needs of our local community now and in the future.