Opening Words


Ps 90 v 1-6    Paraphrased by Robert Burns

CH4; 132      Immortal Invisible God only wise

Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

Reading        St Matthew ch 18 v 1-7, & 10-14

CH3; 90         Loving Shepherd of thy sheep


CH4; 555   Amazing Grace how sweet the sound

During which Offering will be uplifted

Offering Prayer

Prayer of Intercession

CH4; 461    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

Benediction    Phil ch 2 v 14-`16a

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be innocent and pure as God’s perfect children, who live in a world of corrupt and sinful people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky as you offer them the message of life. And the Blessings of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit be with you and all whom you love this day and forevermore.

3-fold Amen

Then CH4; 786

Robert Burns Psalm 90 Paraphrase first six verses


O Thou, the first, the greatest friend

Of all the human race!

Whose strong right hand has ever been

Their stay and dwelling place!

Before the mountains heav’d their heads

Beneath Thy forming hand,

Before this ponderous globe itself

Arose at Thy command;


That Pow’r which rais’d and still upholds

This universal frame,

From countless, unbeginning time

Was ever still the same.

Those mighty periods of years

Which seem to us so vast,

Appear no more before Thy sight

Than yesterday that’s past.


Thou giv’st the word: Thy creature, man,

Is to existence brought;

Again Thou say’st, “Ye sons of men,

Return ye into nought!”


Thou layest them, with all their cares,

In everlasting sleep;

As with a flood Thou tak’st them off

With overwhelming sweep.


They flourish like the morning flow’r,

In beauty’s pride array’d;

But long ere night cut down it lies

All wither’d and decay’d.

Psalm 90 Good News Bible v 1-6

1  O  Lord, you have always been our home.

2 Before you created the hills or brought the world into being, you were eternally God, and will be God for ever.

3 You tell us to return to what we were; you change us back to dust.

4 A thousand years to you are like one day; they are like yesterday, already gone, like a short hour in the night.

5 You carry us away like a flood; we last no longer than a dream. We are like weeds that sprout in the morning,

6 that grow and burst into bloom, then dry up and die in the evening.