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Sunday 13th September 2020

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Introduction by Isabelle Coghill 

Good Morning, and Welcome to Peebles Old Parish Church on this Sunday the 13th September, and the 15th Sunday after Pentecost.

As always, our hearts are gladdened to hear our bells ringing out, inviting us all - mainly in our homes in this time of Covid separation - but to come together in Praise and Prayer.


Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Love and Law

HYMN: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


Read by Rev John Smith

Lord God of Hosts, who is like you?
Your strength and faithfulness, Lord are all around you.
The heavens are yours, the earth yours also.
You formed the world and all that is in it.
Your throne is founded on righteousness and justice;
Love and faithfulness are in attendance on you.

Happy the people who have learnt to acclaim you,
Who walk in the light of your countenance!
In your name they rejoice all day long;
Your righteousness will lift them up.
Blessed by the Lord for ever and ever.   Amen.



Read by Christine Donnelly 
Romans 14; 1-12

Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of
quarrelling over opinions.
Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables.
Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who
abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has welcomed
Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before
their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord
is able to make them stand.
Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all
days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds.
Those who observe the day, observe it in honour of the Lord. Also
those who eat, eat in honour of the Lord, since they give thanks to God;
while those who abstain, abstain in honour of the Lord and give thanks to
We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.
If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so
then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.
For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord
of both the dead and the living.
Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why
do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the
judgment seat of God.
For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to
me, and every tongue shall give praise to God."
So then, each of us will be accountable to God.


HYMN: At the name of Jesus

Said by Rev John Smith

Hidden God,
We rejoice that we can know you in Jesus Christ.,
Who by eating with the outcast broke down barriers by touching the leper
brought wholeness, and by welcoming Mary Magdalene proclaimed forgiveness.
We give thanks that he accepted a drink of water from a Samaritan woman,
gained strength from a Roman soldier’s faith and received help from an African who carried his cross.
We give thanks that because of his example prejudice no longer binds us, fear has lost its power and all that makes us weak has met it’s match in Christ. Amen.


Lord Jesus, 
In the midst of a storm,
You said, ‘Peace, be still’.
Bid our anxious fears subside,
Sustain your church in faith, hope and love.
Bring our nation, and our world through this tumult.
Grant wisdom to those with heavy responsibilities,
And healing and hope to all those who are infected.

HYMN: And can it be


Said by Rev John Smith

The guarding of the God of life be on you,
The guarding of the loving Christ be on you,
The guarding of the Holy Spirit be on you,
Every day and night,
To aid you and enfold you,
Each day, each night. AMEN


After you have finished here have a look at the Private Prayer website it has had new contributions added this week.


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