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From Katy….Thought for Prayer Sunday 9th August 2020, I wait for the Lord,my soul waitsand in his word I hope;My soul waits for the LordMore than watchmen for the morningMore than watchmen for the morning. Psalm 130.Gracious God in this time and space we wait for you,seeking your word and wisdom in our day to day living.Throughout our lives there have been good and bad times, times of joy and times of sorrow.And yet you do not condemn or judge us but welcome us with love and blessings.We dare to hope again and see the light of your presence before us.Heal our brokenness and in this period of lockdown may your Holy Spirit continue to guide doctors,nurses, scientists and politicians in their decision making and judgements.We continue to pray for all those in hospital and for bereaved families in this country and throughout the world Amen.

From Katy…

Thought for Prayer Sunday 26th July 2020.

Psalm 121.
I to the hills will lift mine eyes
from whence doth come mine aid
My safety cometh from the Lord
who heaven and earth hath made.
Lord we lift our eyes to the hills which remind us of your steadfast love and care.Maker of Heaven and Earth keep us safe in the knowledge that wherever we are in our lives,the lives of our families,the life of the church and the life of the world you will sustain us at all times.The Psalmist assures us that you will neither slumber nor sleep. Keeper of our souls as the Campsie Fells remind us of your presence and faithfulness throughout life and beyond we offer you now ourselves just as we are and put all our trust in you each day and each night.Draw near Lord, to all those who feel insecure,afraid or alone.May our prayers bring them peace and your love bring them comfort and healing. Amen.

Katy@stmarys…

Thought for Prayer Sunday 19th July 2020
God of strength, love and wisdom we gladly come to this House of Prayer to hear your words for us, sing your praise and ask for forgiveness for when we have failed you.May the Holy Spirit renew us and show us the way that leads to life.We wrestle with this insecure world. We feel uneasy about the future.We  long for this pandemic to cease and pray that healing will come to those in hospital and comfort to those who mourn.May the words that we sing in our hymns today come  alive in our daily living.May the words that we hear in scripture bring meaning and purpose to our lives. May the Holy Spirit enable us to let go of the things that undermine our faith and hold on to the things that help us to rebuild a Kingdom of love in action. Wise and loving God may love be at the heart of all that we try to do. Hear our prayers in Jesus name and for his sake. Amen.

From Katy…

Thought for Prayer Sunday 12th July 2020
May the blessing of God be around us
May angels and friends share our journey
May we be safeguarded loved and cherished
May we walk on holy ground
May people of faith inspire us
May wisdom and justice empower us
May we be wise and strong and creative
May we celebrate life and hope
May God’s image grow within us
May laughter and courage heal us
May the gospel of life sustain us
All the days of our journey home.

Online Worship

We hope you are enjoying our Online Worship each week. Hopefully not to long we will meet again in St Marys Parish Church. Our online Sunday Worship on the Youtube channel is available to watch anytime for another two weeks after that.

Katy@stmarys

Thought for Prayer Sunday 14th june 2020
Lord God how many times must we tidy the cupboards,mow the lawn,hoover the carpets and sweep the floor?When all you want us to do is be at peace, be still and listen to you and stay with you for a time of reflection, a time of not doing but being. We long for a sense of purpose and direction in our lives. We often don’t make time to pray for or with others.When we do make time for you if we have enough faith and trust a problem may be made easier,a question addressed,hope and trust renewed and above all a feeling that all will be well returns.Thank you God for the open door of prayer which gives us strength and courage when the way becomes rough. Thank you for your faithfulness and belief in us over the years. Thank you for that still small voice of calm which gives us a sense of peace and love.
They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.
They shall rise up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Amen.

Katy@stmarys

Thought for prayer Sunday 17th May2020.
Lord God we long to worship in your House of Prayer and  look forward to the day when we can gather together again.We are grateful that in these strange and challenging times that you are always there for us each minute of our days and nights.We find you in the light of a new day dawning,in the sunshine transforming the landscape as flowers, bushes and trees grow and flourish, in the ducklings and cygnets that bring new life to rivers  and canals.We find you in people doing what they can to help those alone at home or in hospital.Gracious God still our anxieties about the future and help us to put our trust in you. Touch us with your Holy Spirit to become more aware of the present moment and give thanks for the many blessings you give us each day… Our homes, our families, food on the table and your love which will never let us go. Hear our prayers spoken and und spoken in Jesus name Amen.

Katy@stmarys

Thought for Prayer Sunday 10th May 2020
Jesus said: Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened unto you.Gracious God we come to ask today  for the bread of life to nourish and sustain us.We come to seek your guidance and wisdom in the days that lie ahead.We come to knock on the door that leads to life in all its fullness.Living God like leaves to the sun so we turn to you the source of all life. Hear our prayers across the whole world that covid-19 will be eradicated,that the bereaved may be comforted,that those in positions of power and authority will rule with integrity and that we, all of us will try to make the world a better place for all to live in peace and with goodwill. Amen

Communion-10th May 2020

Remember on Sunday 10th May 2020 ,Kirkintilloch St Marys Church of Scotland , will be holding a Church Online Communion. Why not join us next Sunday at 11am on the You tube channel, Website and Facebook,….so have with you a piece of Bread and soft drink and join us..

Katy@stmarys

Thought for Prayer Sunday 3rd May 2020.
Lord we come before you, some of us afraid,some a bit lost and some just trying to keep on a day at a time.But all of us are here to listen for your word to each of us.As we draw closer to you and one another we are united as the body of Christ, in the midst of the lockdown,the uncertainty and the insecurity we all feel.We pray for the revival and renewal of the body of Christ.As Jesus died and rose again we pray that we will come ,touched by the Holy Spirit, the breath of life.Help us to see  the many blessings you give us and enable us to pass them on.So may our faith and trust in you remain  and grow firm and secure day by day held in your everlasting love.Amen