Re-Opening Of Burnside
A huge thank you to everyone involved with the re-opening of the Church building yesterday. Firstly thank you to everyone who attended. Every Covid available seat in the sanctuary was filled with a few of the welcome team sitting in the vestibule. Thank you to all the welcome team who ensured everyone was able to enter and leave the building safely. We entered into the unknown on Sunday but it is safe to say that we could not have hoped that things would go any better. It has been a blessing being able to worship online but to share physically in fellowship in the same building is very special and something that perhaps we took for granted.
God willing we plan to meet next Sunday at 11:00am again. As well as seating in the main church building there will also be an overflow available in the church hall. There is increased ventilation so do dress appropriately, but the service is shorter as well. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
The live recordings from Sunday are now available on the website alongside the pre-recorded service.
This week we continue our theme from Sunday of ‘Returning’. Each day we develop the theme a little more in a short 5 minutes video and then there are some extra videos and songs if you want to delve deeper. Also there is an opportunity to meet on Zoom to explore a little more together on Wednesday at 12noon. Email Burnsidechurch@gmail.com if you would like the meeting details.
The Bible Project retell the parable of the Prodigal Son and set it in the larger context of Luke’s Gospel. It is always good to see how a passage fits into the book in which it is situated.
A song dealing with what it means to return to a Father we have left.
Andrew Ollerton shares a message about The Perfect Father from the parable of the Prodigal Son which we are thinking about this week. This is well worth a listen to delve a little deeper into the story
Let’s Pray For Brexit
Pray for those negotiating Brexit, asking that God would enable a settlement that preserves the best of working relationships between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and Ireland north and south.
Pray for those who will be most impacted by Brexit, including business and farming sectors and those who live in border communities, asking God to help them plan and prepare for what is ahead.
Presbyterian Moderator, Rt Rev Dr David Bruce, continues his weekly service of worship for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Recorded in the Weir Chapel in Assembly Buildings, Belfast, the Moderator will continue to bring this service to the wider Presbyterian family during the autumn time. This morning he continues with the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, exploring the theme, ‘A gifted church’.
Today Dr Bruce looks at Ephesians 4:1-13 and how the church has been given gifts to serve God in the world. “The church needs to be careful to preserve its focus on the things that really matter, if it is to preserve its unity – something which Jesus specifically prayed we would do.
Mike Reeves give us a 1 minute introduction to the Trinity in the sixth of nine short videos.
Many of you have enjoyed the Getty Family hymn sing each week. Evensong is a Collection of Hymns and Lullabies at Close of Day. Born out of the thoughts, songs, and prayers the Gettys use to close each day with their own family, this new project features a mixture of lullabies and hymns to help declutter the mind and comfort the heart. Featuring guest appearances by Vince Gill, Heather Headley, Ellie Holcomb, Sierra Hull, Deborah Klemme, Sandra McCracken and Skye Peterson!
To buy or listen to the album click the link Getty Music
Listen to Lily in The Valley below.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Herring Pond" puzzle!