Wilson Memorial Church : Right here, right now, wherever you are.
Click on the link to open this weeks video sermon from Rev Mike.
Before the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Wilson Memorial Church would meet every Sunday for worship, but now we have the opportunity to create Wilson Memorial Church wherever you are. If you are living as a family unit, why not invite the family to sit around the table with you, for a short time of worship. If you are living alone, you could FaceTime/WhatsApp/Skype a friend or family member to “virtually” join you in worship.
An order of worship that you can use:
- Light a candle to symbolise the Christ’s presence
- Prayer – “God of life, present and promised, You are the One to whom we call: for You are the One who hears, and You are the One who acts, bringing us new life with Your grace and love and power. Lead us in our time of worship, that we may be prepared to follow Your lead in place where life is at risk. Healing and empowering God, we are sometimes so sure that things will not work out, we doubt even Your ability to put things right in our lives and in the world. But Jesus came to show us that our greatest fears can be overcome by faith. Heal our doubts and give us spirits of trust and hope. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.”
- Praise – Be thou my vision (if you have a recording you could play this, or search for it online)
- Read this weeks scripture passage, Ezekiel 37:1-14
- Watch the video sermon
- Reflection – Think about a time in your own life when you experienced God speaking to you through silence.
What have you been most anxious about this past week?
What has given you the most joy this past week?
What do you feel Ezekiel’s experience in the Valley of Dry Bones has taught you?
- Silent prayer
- Benediction – “We are people loved by God. We will live as signs of this love. We are a people blessed with hope. We will live in the light of this hope. May the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the courage of the Spirit, strengthen our faith and set us free to share God’s love will all. Amen.”
- Extinguish the candle
During this time of global uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Wilson Memorial Church services and activities are suspended, apart from the Basics Bank Food Bank, which performs a critical service to individuals and families suffering hardship in our local community.
Scottish Churches Call to Prayer in response to COVID-19
Sunday 29 March, 7:00pm.
This week again, you are invited to place a lit candle (traditional or battery operated) in your front window at 7:00pm, and then offer the following prayer:
Gracious God, for all that is good in life, thank You.
For the love of family and friends, thank You.
For the kindness of good neighbours and strangers, thank You.
May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support.
May those who are sick, know healing.
May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.
Bless and guide political leaders and decision makers with wisdom.
Bless and guide health workers and key workers with strength and wellness.
Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.
And may the light shining from our windows, across Road and Wynd,
Glen and Ben, Kyle and Isle, be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here are a selection of photographs from some of our members candles last week