Welcome to the online Fetteresso Church Service - Church At Home for this week.
Just follow through the video clips for our digital service.
Just a reminder, please do look at the other parts of the Church At Home Website –
There are all sorts of interesting and useful resources and information.
This week I highlight the Prayer sections of Church At Home and these can be found under the Church At Home Menu Tab at the top of the Fetteresso Church Website home page.
Please make use of these invaluable resources “pray at all times” and that is especially true for these troubling times. In the prayer section the focus for this month is praying for discernment -what is God’s plan for us and the wider Church at this time? Many thanks to Roseanne Shewan for putting this together along with help from members of the prayer team (oh, by the way, The Prayer team = YOU). This section has a very clear layout and prayer points that you can use in your own prayer times and points you to other resources. Note these are also on the Bulletin.
Also, under the Church at Home Section, Sarah Dickinson puts together on a weekly basis a contemplative prayer section. Please do make use of this very useful resource. Through Sarah’s guidance/direction this can help you explore a given Theme and through quiet reflection and meditation help you to focus on what God is saying to you at this time. With so many clamouring voices and information overload at this time of crisis we can so easily find ourselves completely overwhelmed. We really do need to switch off, and tune in, and listen for, that still quiet voice.
Fetteresso has always been a praising singing Church and while that is certainly true, -
Fetteresso has always also been a Praying Church.
In the words of the hymn Love Divine which was included twice in two different versions last week
we came across the phrase “Pray and praise thee without ceasing.” Charles Wesley preacher, theologian and hymn writer would be very concise and exact when choosing his words, he would also know his Bible backwards. He would therefore be very aware that praying and giving praise occurring together particularly in the Old Testament would nearly always mean that God’s people were in trouble. See among other places 2nd Chronicles Ch 6 v24
“When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you and when they turn back and give praise to your name, praying and making supplication before you in this temple.”
Prayer and praise, see Micah Ch 7 v14 are also associated with a place of refuge and plenty:
“Shepherd your people with your staff,
the flock of your inheritance,
which lives by itself in a forest
in fertile pasture-lands”
May we as a people find comfort in Praise and in Prayer today.
Keep Safe, Keep Singing, Keep Praying
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
The Church is wherever God's people are praising
Prayers, and Lord's Prayer - led by Rev. Dr. Fyfe Blair
Head, Heart and Hands
Will you come and follow me?
Bible Reading - Matthew 9:35 - 10:8
In Christ Alone
Sermon - Jesus calls disciples - by Rev. Bill Wallace
(Anthem) We will be a shelter
(Reflective worship) Beautiful Lord
(Closing worship) Now thank we all our God