Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Christian Unity Octave - 6

Today we are visiting St Mary in the Fields, Culloden. This building belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican).

The congregation began in 1973, worshipping in various locations over the years. A site for a new church was purchased at the beginning of 1989, near the Culloden Centre, and building on the first phase - the hall/church, kitchen and vestry - began in September 1992. The work was completed ahead of schedule and regular services began the following year.

Eucharist Sun 9.45am.

Revds Alan and Carol Price

you have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts,
and called us to the glorious liberty of your children:
Give us grace to use our freedom in your service,
and in our lives to follow in the footsteps
of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and ever. Amen.

Let us sing a hymn!

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

I have requested that this hymn be sung at my Funeral (no date available, yet!) - but to the Tune Wolvercote, not Hatherop Castle as used in this recording.

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