Order of Service

Cromarty Parish Church

20 January 2019

*Done as a congregation

**Please stand, or remain standing


Welcome and Intimations

Prayer of Approach*

Almighty God, we have come to you tired from our work and the stress of life, and in the hope of renewal and refreshment. But we also come before you as sinners, saved by the grace and the work of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and seeking your forgiveness and guidance. Which is why we ask that you would send your Holy Spirit, and lift us above our pre-occupation with our own worries and needs, and instead, fill us with a sense of thankfulness and humility, as well as the blessing of a deep and abiding faith in you. Use the time of silence to quiet our hearts and minds, and then enable us to discern and rejoice in your presence, as we celebrate the truth of the Gospel, the wonder of our salvation, and the coming of your kingdom.  We ask all this in the mighty and precious name of Christ our Saviour, who together with the Spirit, lives and reigns with you forever and ever, amen.

Preparatory Silence

Call to Worship: Isaiah 52:10-12*

Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.

Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.
Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim his praise in the islands.

Hymn of Praise: MP – 24 All Things Praise Thee Lord Most High**

Prayer of Adoration

Doxology(CH4, Hymn 807)and Presentation of the Offering*

Profession of Faith*

15The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.  (Colossians 1:15-20, NIV)


Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness

  • Confession: Psalm 66:16-20
  • Silent Confession
  • Assurance of Forgiveness: 1 Peter 2:24-25

Hymn of Illumination: CH4 – 506, All I Once Held Dear**

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 29

New Testament Reading: Luke 3:15-22


Responsive Hymn: CH4 – 500 Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise**(Slane)

Congregational Prayer

  • Prayers of Intercession
  • Lord’s Prayer*

Closing Hymn: CH4 – 100 O Lord, Thou Art My God and King (Duke Street)**


Minister: The peace of the Lord be with you.

Congregation: And also with you.

Benediction: 1 John 5:20

CH4 – 813 All Praise and Thanks to God**




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