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Month: September 2017

Order of Service for Harvest Thanksgiving, Sunday 1 October 2017

Download the Harvest Thanksgiving Orders of service for both St Stephen’s and the Old High here.

Around the Table: a Communion sermon. Sunday 24 September 2017

Scripture Readings: Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 16:13-20

Around the Table

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In many ways, these last few weeks have been a time of new beginnings for me- and the weeks ahead are also going to be full of new beginnings. Today is another first- the first time I’ve led a Communion service here at St Stephen’s (I led the Communion at Old High last month).
After I had been off for a few months, I realised how much I was missing the Sacrament. So I was grateful to our Pastoral Assistant, Rev Arthur Sinclair, came to the Manse and led a Communion service there with me, my wife, Katharina, and our elder, Andy Pyott. Our living room coffee table became, for us, the Table of the Lord, and I was reminded that even if I couldn’t get to the building, I was still part of the Church. 

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Orders of Service Sunday 24 September 2017

You can download our Orders of Service for this Sunday from here (PDF format)
St Stephen’s Order of Service
Old High Order of Service

Month of Sundays October 2017

‘A Month of Sundays’ is the name we give to our list of worship times each month.
Download A Month of Sundays for October 2017.
There is more information about forthcoming services in our Sunday Bulletin.
Services for this coming Sunday are on our homepage of this website.
For more information, please contact us.
You can see our Orders of Service on this webpage as well!

Barnabas at St Stephen's

The combined choirs of Old High St Stephen’s, Ness Bank, Crown and St John’s Churches along with the main cast of the musical Barnabas, by Roger Jones, director of Birmingham-based Christian Music Ministries, pictured in St Stephen’s Church before the performance on 17 September. The cast members are, rear, from left: Roger Jones (director and keyboard), Bill Carpenter (Barnabas), Alan Walker (John Mark), Devon Brown (Saul), Marilyn Ellis (musician); front, from left: Ann Steer (Rhoda), Sarah Harley (Miriam and violinist), Rachel Haddon (musician)

Order of Service 17 September 2017

Download the Order of Service for the Congregational Service at St Stephen’s here

Cherish the light! Sermon for The Kirking of the Council, 10 September 2017

Order of service

Scripture Readings: Philippians 4.4-9
Matthew 5.1-16
Cherish the light
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

On the 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin approached the surface of the moon in their fragile Lunar Module, the Eagle. It was a fraught descent. Aldrin was calling out computer data to Armstrong as they approached, but the computer played up- and only cool heads meant that the landing was not abandoned. And as he approached the surface, Armstrong spotted that their landing site was strewn with boulders the size of small cars. In his attempt to find a clear site to land, Armstrong almost used up all his fuel reserves, which would have meant that they could not return home, or crashed among the boulders.

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Order of Service 10 September 2017

You can download the Order of Service for the Kirking of the Council here.
You can read the sermon here.

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