Month: November 2011

Intercessions (evening) for St Andrew’s Day 2011

Intercessions             (graphic (c) Netta Ewing)   God of Love, your Son Jesus called Andrew to ‘come follow me’ and he did. From successful fisherman, he became a faithful disciple bringing the good news to all he met. Like Jesus, his Teacher, he accepted everyone, he took the initiative always , he made of every obstacle in life a springboard to loving you , always going the ‘extra mile’ to the point of dying a martyr’s death. We honour Andrew for the witness of his life, and are pleased to call him our national patron. Today, with Andrew, we come before you in prayer: We pray for our City tonight. May we be inspired by Andrew who left everything to follow Jesus, to let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of Jesus’ word and the praising of Jesus’ name. May all who visit Glasgow be able to recognise a Christian people who live out Jesus’ commandment to love one another. We ask for special graces for all our civic and religious leaders, that they might guide us in reconciling and respecting all, in labouring for justice and peace and in attending to the needs of all your children. Lord, hear us We pray for our Scottish nation today. May we be a community where everyone is valued, where everyone is given their dignity because God...

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St Andrew’s Day: Ecumenical prayers

St Andrew’s Day: Ecumenical prayers A Prayer for St Andrew’s Day God, our loving Father, St Andrew introduced Peter, the Greek visitors, & the little boy with loaves & fishes, to your Son, Jesus Christ. May we be like him in sharing friendship and hospitality, and in faithfulness to Jesus and his Kingdom of justice, love & peace. May our country be a community in which everyone matters, everyone has an honoured place, and the dignity of each is assured by our faith in you as Father of us all. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN Intercessions St Andrew’s Day Intercessions All powerful and ever present God, you looked in love on Andrew, the ordinary fisherman, and called him to be a disciple and friend of Jesus, your Son. We honour Andrew for the witness of his life and martyrdom and are pleased to call him our national patron. Today, with Andrew, we come before you in prayer. We pray for the fishermen and farmers, workers, entrepreneurs and public servants who labour for their living and for the building up of our nation. May their work, conditions and rewards be just. May we always remain attentive to the contributions and needs of those not actively involved in the world of commerce. We pray for all Christians in Scotland today, aware of our many different traditions and understandings,...

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St Andrew’s Day Vespers 2011

St Andrew’s Vespers                   St Andrew’s Day in Glasgow will be marked by church services and Masses, by lunches and suppers and a variety of social events – perhaps signs of a renewed interest in St Andrew and his long association with Scotland and the Scots. Glasgow Churches Together are holding a special ecumenical Vespers at 7.00 on Wednesday in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow. Church representatives will be joined by those of the city including the Leader of the Council, Gordon Matheson. Music will be led by the St Mungo Singers, with Des McLean and the Brass Ensemble from St Andrew’s Secondary School, and with instrumentalists Clare, John, Carissa and Jane. The music will cover a wide range of style from medieval hymn, to Vaughan-Williams’ setting of the Old 100th, to 17th century polyphony, modern responsorial psalms and Canticles and the singing of the ecumenical version of The Lord’s Prayer, and the short homily will be given by the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery. The prizewinning St Andrew’s Day Bookmark will be made available at the service. All are welcome and the service will be followed by hospitality at St Andrew’s Cathedral.   The order of service can be seen in the file below: Sheet music        ...

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