Welcome to Cromarty Church of Scotland website.
Cromarty West Church is currently closed.
A "Traditional" Service will be led by our Minister, Rev T Burns, each Sunday in Culbokie Church Centre at 10:30 am. This Service will be live streamed at www.cruparish.online.church
There will be a "Cafe' Church" Service in Cromarty each Sunday at 11 am, led by Rev Carol Rattenbury, usually in The Old Brewery, Church Sreet, Cromarty but this Sunday we are in the EAST CHURCH, Tea, Coffee and Cromarty Bakery cakes will be freely available during this gathering. All are welcome. Children are welcome too but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Streamed Culbokie Service.
Cromarty, Resolis, and Urquhart Parish
Order of Service
31 July 2022
*Done as a congregation
** Please stand or remain standing
Welcome & Announcements*
Prayer of Approach & Preparatory Silence*
Almighty God, although you are real, and the creator and sustainer of
the world we see, by ourselves we could not know you; no human
wisdom can discover you, no argument lead to you, no enterprise
reveal you. In the wealth of its knowledge the world fails to find you.
But in the frail and human person of Jesus Christ, you came to search
for us, and you trusted the truth of the Gospel to the fragile faith of
wavering disciples. We praise you that in our very weakness we can
know you, and that the stumbling blocks the world puts before us,
have become stepping-stones that lead us to the foot of the cross.
Use our silence to set the truth of that within our hearts, and to take
away our doubts. Then fill us with the Holy Spirit so that what we do
here this day would bring you great joy. We ask all this in the
precious name of Christ or Saviour, amen.
Call to Worship: Psalm 99:1-5
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn: CH4-110 Glory Be to God the Father**
All Age Talk
Hymn: CH4-404 Lord of the Dance**
Profession of Faith*
As the second Adam, Jesus chose the path we had rejected. In his
baptism and temptations, teaching and miracles, battles with demons
and friendships with sinners, Jesus lived a full and righteous human
life before us. As God’s true Son, he lovingly obeyed the Father and
made present in deed and word the coming rule of God.
Standing in our place, Jesus suffered during his years on earth,
especially in the tortures of the cross. He carried God's judgment on
our sin—his sacrifice removed our guilt. God raised him from the
dead: he walked out of the grave, conqueror of sin and death— Lord
of Life! We are set right with God, given new life, and called to walk
with him in freedom from sin's dominion.
(Section 24 & 25, Our World Belongs to God; CRC, 1986)
Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness
Confession: Romans 5:6-8
Assurance of Forgiveness: Romans 5:9-11
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 2:9-3:10
New Testament Reading: Revelation 5
Hymn of Illumination: CH4-603 For Your Gift of God the Spirit**
Hymn: CH4-500 Lord of Creation**
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn: CH-741 Glory to You O God**
Minister: The Peace of the Lord be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Benediction: Ephesians 1:18-21
Postlude: CH4-803 We Will Walk With God My Brothers**