Worship Resources

 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. This is a non denominational charity, based in the USA, whose aim is to make the bible available. 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.

If anyone has recommendations of an alternative site, please let us know via the church e-mail.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer initiative

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that calls on Christians of all denominations to join together in prayer from Ascension to Pentecost. The movement is being supported by the Church of Scotland, even during the current restrictions.

This year, the global prayer movement will be launched on 21 May with a specially made video featuring a wide range of church leaders including the Moderator, who will deliver the closing blessing.

Since the call to prayer and evangelism was initiated by Church of England Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu four years ago, it has grown to include more than two million Christians from 65 different denominations and traditions in 90% of countries worldwide.

Bathgate High Church’s involvement will be launched at our Sunday morning worship, but there is more information available here


Homework - the story of Elisha at Doshan

2 Kings 6; 8-17

The king of Syria was at war with Israel. He consulted his officers and chose a place to set up his camp. But Elisha sent word to the king of Israel, warning him not to go near that place, because the Syrians were waiting in ambush there. 10 So the king of Israel warned the people who lived in that place, and they were on guard. This happened several times.

11 The Syrian king became greatly upset over this; he called in his officers and asked them, “Which one of you is on the side of the king of Israel?”

12 One of them answered, “No one is, Your Majesty. The prophet Elisha tells the king of Israel what you say even in the privacy of your own room.”

13 “Find out where he is,” the king ordered, “and I will capture him.”

When he was told that Elisha was in Dothan, 14 he sent a large force there with horses and chariots. They reached the town at night and surrounded it. 15 Early the next morning Elisha's servant got up, went out of the house, and saw the Syrian troops with their horses and chariots surrounding the town. He went back to Elisha and exclaimed, “We are doomed, sir! What shall we do?”

16 “Don't be afraid,” Elisha answered. “We have more on our side than they have on theirs.” 17 Then he prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord answered his prayer, and Elisha's servant looked up and saw the hillside covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.