He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. And there he lets the hungry live…they sow fields, and plant vineyards, and get a fruitful yield. Psalm 107: 35-37
In the days to come the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Isaiah 2: 2
The trees in the woods will shout for joy when the Lord comes to rule the earth. He will rule the peoples of the world with justice and fairness. Psalm 96: 12b-13
The LORD makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for humanity to cultivate – bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart, oil to make the face to shine, and bread to sustain the heart. Psalm 104: 14-15
Welcome to our service today. For the next few weeks, looking ahead to the Cop26 conference in Glasgow later in the year, we’ll be looking at aspects of the natural world, and what they can tell us about God, his care, and his will for his world.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him?” Mark 4: 40-41
Usually towards the end of the school year we are involved in end-of-year celebrations with the local schools with which we have chaplaincy links – Aitkenbar, Braehead, Dalreoch, Knoxland and Dumbarton Academy.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions we are again unable to be directly involved this year, though during the year we have tried to maintain our links with the schools, sometimes providing them with material, sometimes reassuring Head Teachers and staff that they remain in our thoughts and prayers.
In our service today we’ll focus on young people in schools, the staff, and families and other carers at home.
Blessed be the LORD whose unfailing love for me was wonderful. Psalm 31: 21
Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name; you are mine
Isaiah 43: 1
Dumbarton Churches Together celebrate St Columba Day
Following on from the main service this morning, join us for Communion:
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then the God who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give new life to you through his indwelling Spirit. Romans 8: 11