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

 

Giffnock URC is a year into the new approach to ministry and cooperation that comes with being part of the Southside Cluster.  We’ve enjoyed getting to know our friends at Mosspark, Priesthill, Barrhead, Shawlands and Stewarton better, sharing some worship services together and also a bi-annual news magazine.  We hope that being part of the cluster will help each one of our churches to grow and deepen in discipleship and mission.

Lord God,

We ask for your blessing for the ongoing work of the Southside Cluster of churches; for our Elders and Ministers, and all the many people who do so much in our churches.

We thank you for all the work that has been done over so many years, and for the rich history that we have in our church.

We ask that, as we move forward, you will give us peace of heart, and clarity of mind.

May we have the courage to do all that you ask of us, and the foresight to be ever progressive and pragmatic.

In Jesus name, we dedicate to your service our buildings, our resources and our members.

Bless us and make straight our path,

Amen

The month of July is often a quiet time in our church life as ‘Scotland goes on holiday’. Though we may be fewer in number on Sunday mornings, the summer brings its own opportunities for which we give thanks.

God of summer months, of warm sunshine and birdsong, of colourful flowers and juicy strawberries, we praise and thank you for the gift of summer.

Refresh and re-create us through the opportunities this season brings –

Time to enjoy gardens and being outdoors

Time to visit new places and have a break from routines

Time to be with family and friends.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Helensburgh United Reformed Church, based in the heart of the town, is friendly and welcoming. The church premises, sited between Colquhoun Square and the waterfront, are well used by community groups. The congregation is active ecumenically and has recently taken part in a wide range of fundraising activities for Christian Aid Week and hosted a joint service with our Episcopal partners from St Michael & All Angels.

Please pray for the work we do ecumenically, especially for children and families through the monthly Messy Church events which are held in our Church Hall.

Each summer we seek to host visitors to Helensburgh. Pray for our outreach through our regular cream tea event

We have a good number of people participating in all the different aspects of church life however please pray that we continue to have the strength and enthusiasm to keep going

We seek to be a supportive church, of each other and those we come into contact with. May God continue to bless us in this caring ministry.

Please remember our partners St Michael’s & All Angels as they await their new Rector, Rev Dom Ind who arrives in August.

Your prayers are also asked for our minister, Bungie, and his family who will be moving to Helensburgh shortly to join him after 10 months apart.