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.  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.

Days of Elijah

Following Sunday's service (16th August), there were comments posted on the church Facebook page about a version of this praise song as being sung by the US Marine Corps. Apparently, this is such a favourite with the marines that there are multiple versions on the web! Here is the current favourite -

Version 1

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.

A lyric/chords sheet is also listed for the Bathgate High Church Small Orchestra. I have high hopes!

Australia blessing  

British sign language blessing    

Canada blessing  

Celtic blessing (Gaelic)  

Dance blessing   

Hawaii blessing   

Irish blessing   

UK Blessing 

Zimbabwe blessing  

Lyrics and chords 

 Call to prayer

The Church of Scotland has joined churches around the world to call for united prayer on a Sunday evening at 7 PM. This is to pray for our nations during the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of covid-19 virus. Resources to help you in this time of prayer are found here.