Welcome to Dingwall & Strathpeffer Free ChurchHAPPY NEW YEAR - 2009 God Calls Us to Delight in Christ and to Share His Hope.
THE OFFERING TODAY IS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE RAE FAMILY – SERVING WITH OMF IN MANILA
JOIN US ON FRIDAY FOR A WALK ALONG THE ‘CAT’S BACK’TWO MINI-BUSES WILL LEAVE DINGWALL CHURCH AT 10.15 am
Psalm 121:1-8 (p. 416) 1 I to the hills will lift mine eyes, from whence doth come mine aid. 2 My safety cometh from the LORD, who heav’n and earth hath made.
Psalm 121:1-8 (2/4) 3 Thy foot he’ll not let slide, nor will he slumber that thee keeps. 4 Behold, he that keeps Israel, he slumbers not, nor sleeps.
Psalm 121:1-8 (3/4) 5 The LORD thee keeps, the LORD thy shade on thy right hand doth stay: 6 The moon by night thee shall not smite, nor yet the sun by day.
Psalm 121:1-8 (4/4) 7 The LORD shall keep thy soul; he shall preserve thee from all ill. 8 Henceforth thy going out and in GOD keep for ever will.
CONFESSING OUR FAITH TOGETHER WITH ALL GOD’S PEOPLE The Apostles' Creed Used in this form forThe past 13 centuries
The Apostles' Creed • I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
The Apostles' Creed Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
The Apostles' Creed He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.
The Apostles' Creed He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
The Apostles' Creed I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
The Apostles' Creed the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Paraphrase 2O God of Bethel – Genesis 28 O God of Bethel, by whose handyour people still are fed;who through this earthly pilgrimageyour people safely led;
Paraphrase 2 2/4 O God of Bethel – Genesis 28 Our vows, our prayers, we now presentbefore your gracious throne;as you have been their faithful God,so always be our own!
Paraphrase 2 3/4 O God of Bethel – Genesis 28 Through each perplexing path of lifeour wandering footsteps guide;give us today our daily bread,and for our needs provide.
Paraphrase 2 4/4 O God of Bethel – Genesis 28 O spread your covering wings aroundtill all our wanderings cease;and at our heavenly Father's homewe shall arrive in peace. Philip Doddridge (1702 - 1751), John Logan (1748 - 1788), Michael Bruce (1746 - 1767), Scottish Paraphrases (1781) Revised by Jubilate Hymns. From Genesis 28:10-22
Isaiah 60 • 1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. • 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. • 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. • 4 "Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm.
Isaiah 60 • 5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. • 6 Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD. • 7 All Kedar's flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.
Isaiah 60 • 8 "Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? • 9 Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. • 10 "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.
Isaiah 60 • 11 Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations-- their kings led in triumphal procession. • 12 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. • 13 "The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my feet.
Isaiah 60 • 14 The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. • 15 "Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations.
Isaiah 60 • 16 You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. • 17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and righteousness your ruler.
Isaiah 60 • 18 No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. • 19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. • 20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.
Isaiah 60 • 21 Then will all your people be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendour. • 22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.“ ______________
CHURCH – YOU ARE IN ISAIAH 59 & 60… • CHURCH: YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! (60:1-2). • CHURCH: YOU WILL HELP PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME TO GOD! (60:3-14). • CHURCH: YOUR JOYS WILL FAR OUTWEIGH YOUR SORROWS! (60:15-22).
Psalm 23 1/6 Townend Version THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD, I’ll not want. He makes me lie in pastures green. He leads me by the still, still waters, His goodness restores my soul.
Psalm 23 2/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.
Psalm 23 3/6 He guides my ways in righteousness, And He anoints my head with oil, And my cup, it overflows with joy, I feast on His pure delights.
Psalm 23 4/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.
Psalm 23 5/6 And though I walk the darkest path, I will not fear the evil one, For You are with me, and Your rod and staff Are the comfort I need to know.
Psalm 23 6/6 And I will trust in You alone. And I will trust in You alone, For Your endless mercy follows me, Your goodness will lead me home. (Descant)I will trust, I will trust in You. I will trust, I will trust in You. Endless mercy follows me, Goodness will lead me home.
Please join us in the entrance hall for for tea and coffee Join us on Friday morning for a walk from Strathpeffer to Dingwall God Calls Us to delight in Christ and to Share His Hope.