Worship Resources

Advent Playlist

As you be aware, 'Christmas' music started in our shops and supermarkets weeks ago. Much of this bears little relation to the Church's celebration of the birth of Jesus. In a fight back, we will be featuring one Christmas worship song each day throughout Advent. There will be a mix of traditonal and modern - something for everybody - and all for Jesus!

30th November 

Isaiah 7:14  "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Emmanuel."

O come, O come Emmanuel.

1st December

Micah 5:2 "But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days."

Light of the world 

2nd December

Isaiah 9:6 "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

All the world awaits

3rd December

Matthew 2: 4 - Herod was upset and called the chief priests and teachers of the law and asked them “Where will the Messiah be born?” They told him “Bethlehem”.

 O little town of Bethlehem 

4th December

Matthew 1: 17

 She (Mary) will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Silent night (celtic version)

5th December

Luke 2: 51 "But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. "

Mary did you know -

 6th December

Luke 2: 4-5 "So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child." 

Once in Royal Davids city 

 7th December

Luke 2: 10 "But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people."

Noel 

8th December

Христос Рождається

Carol of the bells

9th December 

Luke 2: 13 "Suddenly a great company (of the heavenly host) appeared (with the angel), praising God"

O come all ye faithful 

 

Daily readings

There have been some requests for daily readings. It is not possible at the moment to host a daily reading on our site, but the following link will take you to Bible Gateway.  Their home page offers a daily verse, and the whole bible is available to search by verse or topic in a huge variety of languages and versions.

A UK based alternative is the Bible Society daily readings, found here.

Looking for music?

One of the best sties for looking at modern worship songs is Praisecharts. This site lets you sample some of the best new chroistian music. The 'bare' version of the site only lets you listen to 90 second clips, but you can hear full clips if you create a (free) account.

SupportingAdvent  prayer

The Church of Scotland website has a page which is designed to support individuals in prayer. The page gives you a range of topical prayer ideas and serves as a brilliant point of focus if you are looking for a quiet time. The page can be found here.

Singing The Blessing

As covid-19 has disrupted normal daily life, worship was one of the areas to suffer. Some pioneers, though have used the fact that worshipers could not meet physically to explore the use of video collaborations. Unnoticed by me, a huge international head of steam has built up behind a project  to sing a blessing for the nation. This has been based around a song, ‘The Blessing’ written by Kari Jobe. 

The passage in Romans uses the picture of the people of God as one body, with many parts; sometimes in unison, sometimes in harmony, but the effect is more than the sum of the parts. These videos are a perfect illustration.

Several different versions of The Blessing are listed below (though Ireland don’t seem to have got the e-mail!). There are more available on the web if you are interested. There are enough for you to pick one a day as a reminder through the week of the picture of God’s people as one body, parts who are unique, but in unity.

The version from Ukraine has been added as we pray for peace and do whatever we can to support the humanitarian crisis unfolding.

Australia blessing  

British sign language blessing    

Canada blessing  

Celtic blessing (Gaelic)  

Dance blessing   

Hawaii blessing   

Irish blessing   

New England

New Zealand blessing

UK Blessing 

Ukraine Blessing

Ukraine Blessing - pray for Ukraine

Zimbabwe blessing  

Avandale and Drumclog (Strathaven)

Lyrics and chords 

 Crossreach prayer diary