Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Views of Glasgow Order of Service Sunday 30th Nov 2008

Hymn 1: CH4 154 How Great Thou Art

Video 1: Glasgow: Scotland in Style Video

Hymn 2: MP 746 What a friend we have in Jesus

Reading 1: Luke 1: 5-25

Hymn 3: MP 50 Be still for the Presence of the Lord is here

Video 2: Let Glasgow Flourish Video

Offering and Prayer (Video on screen of different views of Glasgow – set to Glory of it all as the offering is taken up)


Reading 2: Ezekiel 47: 1-12

Hymn 4: CH4 36 Psalm 46

Sermon: Views of Glasgow


Hymn 5: MP 1012 These are the days of Ellijah

Children’s Talk

Reader Response: Let Glasgow Flourish

Hymn 6: MP 411 Let there be love shared among us x 2


Friday, 14 November 2008


Been thinking a wee bit about marriage today and pondering if marriage mirrors in any way the freedom we have in Christ. (Interestingly, Catholics, Orthodox believers and Anglicans all believe that Marriage is a sacrament.) The sacraments and ceremonies of the Church should lead us to a place of freedom, rather than of shame and guilt.

If it marriage does fulfil this role, isn't it interesting that freedom comes not when we are alone, but when we are committed and connected with others. Consequently we become vulnerable and we are open to being hurt. Is there freedom in our pain and vulnerability?

Naturally you would think we are free when we have no commitments and no ties. But rather the opposite is true we are truly free when we are in community with others.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

6 uninteresting things about me...

1. I've never broken any bones

2. Never had a tooth taken out or any fillings

3. The first single I got was Power Rangers (especially liked Go Green Ranger)

4. I was late on my 1st day of school + thought everyone else had been there for weeks before me

5. When I was younger I wanted to be: a teacher, a police officer, a professional football, a wrestler, someone who worked in Game, a pop singer...

6. I once called my p3 teacher mum - think Mr Sangster was a bit shocked

Monday, 10 November 2008


God there are so many situations at the moment that need your touch. There are so many people who are in need of your intervention. So many people scared of being alone, so many people who are just numb and so many people who are tired of this life. Hear the cries of your people Lord and comfort them in their need. God i ask for an abundant provision for your people. Would there be an open heaven. Open the floodgates of heaven and let it rain. I pray for healing, for deliverance, and for renewal. Jesus came so that we might have life in all its fullness, Father God would we begin to live in that fullness of life in the here and now.