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KAY PARK PARISH CHURCH WORSHIP

KAY PARK PARISH CHURCH. – WORSHIP

Our Minister, Rev Fiona Maxwell is currently on extended compassionate leave. The Business Committee has taken the necessary steps to cease meeting for Sunday worship and has cancelled all lets. Some additional cleaning has been undertaken ensuring that the building is safe when we are able to return.

With the church being closed due to the Coronavirus situation, the Business Committee thought it might be helpful to provide a number of sources which you may wish to use to allow you some element of worship on a Sunday, or whenever you wish.

Some of the suggestions are “online“ and require the use of a computer, but we have also provided information which does not require any modern technology. We hope you find some/all of this helpful.

Live Streaming : A number of churches currently stream their Sunday worship live. The following are three which you might like to try. A full list of churches which stream is available from

churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/services-online.

Sanctuary First; Fullarton Connexions; Stewarton: John Knox.

The following is a programme of readings and hymns which can be used without any modern technology, only a bible and hymn book are required.

5th April Matthew 27 v11-54 Jesus and Pilate, and the Crucifixion Hymn 364 All glory laud and honour; Hymn 404 Lord of the dance

12th April John 20 v 1-18 The empty tomb and Mary Magdalene Hymn 410 Jesus Christ is risen today; Hymn 419 Thine be the glory

19th April Acts 2 v 22-32 Peter addressing the crowd; John 20 v 19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples Hymn 459 Crown Him with many crowns; Hymn 449 Rejoice the Lord is King

26th April Luke 24 v 13-35 On the road to Emmaus Hymn 562 Through the love of God our Saviour; Hymn 14 The Lord’s my shepherd

3rd May John 10 v1-10 Jesus as shepherd and gate Hymn 644 O Jesus, I have promised; Hymn 551 In heavenly love abiding

10th May John 14 v 1-14 Jesus is the way Hymn 543 Longing for light; Hymn 154 How great Thou art

17th May Psalm 66 v8-20 Praise the Lord who is always with us Hymn 132 Immortal, invisible, God only wise; Hymn 174 God of great and God of small

24th May John 17 v 1-11 Life is difficult ………..but… Hymn 436 Christ triumphant, ever reigning; Hymn 449 Rejoice, the Lord is king

31st May John 20 v 24-31 Jesus appears to Thomas Hymn 448 Lord, the light of your love is shining; Hymn 582 O day of joy and wonder

7th June Matthew 9 v 9-13 Calling of Matthew; Matthew 9 v 18-26 Jesus healing Hymn 500 Lord of creation to you be all praise; Hymn 502 Take my life, Lord, let it be

14th June Matthew 9 v35 – chapter 10 v8, and Matthew 10 v 9-23 Jesus sends out the disciples; Hymn 528 Make me a channel of your peace; Hymn 533 Will you come and follow me

21st June Psalm 86 v1-10, 16-17 A prayer of David Hymn 110 Glory be to God the Father; Hymn 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

28th June Genesis 22 v 1-4 Being tested Hymn 600 Spirit of God, unseen as the wind; Hymn 626 Holy Spirit, truth divine

May God’s Holy Spirit be with you and yours over the coming weeks and months and we look forward to being back in the church, worshipping together when it is safe to do so.

Blessings

Janet Grant

Session Clerk

Daily Readings from God’s Word

The following Daily Readings from God’s Word are furnished courtesy of the Revd Mary Jepp ( Holy Trinity, Kilmarnock)   

Daily Bible Readings 18 March- Easter Sunday

Wednesday 18 March- Psalm 147. 13-end, Deuteronomy 4.1, 5-9; Matthew 5. 17-19

Thursday 19 March Joseph of Nazareth – Psalm 89. 26-36, 2 Samuel 7. 4-16, Romans 4. 13-18 Matthew 1.18-end

Friday 20 March – Psalm 81. 6-10, 13, 16, Hosea 14, Mark 12.28-34

Saturday 21 March – Psalm 51. 1-2, 17-end Hosea 5.15-6.6, Luke 18. 9-14

Sunday 22 March Mothering Sunday

Collect – Almighty God, grant that we, who are weighed down by our sins, may be relieved and encouraged by your grace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 23, 1 Samuel 16. 1-13, Ephesians 5. 8-14, John 9

Monday 23 March – Psalm 30. 1-5, 8, 11-end Isaiah 65. 17-21, Psalm 30. 1-5, 8, 11-end, John 4. 43-end

Tuesday 24 March – Psalm 46. 1-8,Ezekiel 47. 1-9, 12, John 5. 1-3, 5-16

Wednesday 25 March The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Psalm 40, 5-11, Isaiah 7. 10-14, Hebrews 10. 4-10, Luke 1. 26-38

Thursday 26 March – Psalm 106. 19-23, Exodus 32. 7-14, John 5. 31-end

Friday 27 March – Psalm 34. 15-end Jeremiah 26. 8-11, John 7. 1-2, 10, 25-30

Saturday 28 March – Psalm 7. 1-2, 8-10 Jeremiah 11.18-20, John7. 40-52

Sunday 29 March Passiontide Begins – Psalm 130, Ezekiel 37. 1-14, Romans 8. 6-11, John 11. 1-45

Collect – Merciful God, look upon your family as we travel to the foot of the cross: and, by your great goodness, guide us in body; that, by your protection, we may also be preserved in heart and mind; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 130, Ezekiel 37. 1-14, Romans 8. 6-11, John 11. 1-45

Monday 30 March – Psalm 23, Joshua 2.1-14, John 8. 1-11

Tuesday 31 March – Psalm 102. 1Numbers 21. 4-9. -3, 16-23, John 8. 21-30

Wednesday 1 April – Psalm 5 Daniel 3.14-20, 24-25, 28 5, John 8. 31-42

Thursday 2 April – Psalm 105. 4-9, Genesis 17. 3-9, John 8. 51-end

Friday 3 April Jeremiah 20. 10-13, Psalm 18. 1-6, John 10. 31-end

Saturday 4 April – Psalm 12Ezekiel 37. 21-end, 1 John 11. 45-end

 

HOLY WEEK

Sunday 5 April Palm Sunday

Collect – Almighty God, who, in your tender love for the human race sent your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his passion, and also, be made partakers of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 31. 9-16 Isaiah 50.4-9 Matthew 26. 14-Matthew 27 end

Monday 6 April

Collect – Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain,

and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant, that we, walking in the way of his cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 36. 5-11, Isaiah 42. 1-9, Hebrews 9. 11-15 John 12. 1-11

Tuesday 7 April

Collect – O God, who, by the passion of your blessed Son, made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer pain and loss; for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 71 1-14, Isaiah 49. 1-7, 1 Corinthians 1. 18-31, John 12. 20-36

Wednesday 8 April

Collect – O Lord God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters,

and did not hide his face from shame: give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time, and confidence in the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 70, Isaiah 50. 4-9a, Hebrews 12. 1-3, John 13. 21-32

Thursday 9 April Maundy Thursday

Collect – O God our Father, as you invite us to share in the supper that your Son gave to his Church to proclaim his death until he comes: inspire us by his service, and unite us in his love; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 116. 1, 10-end Exodus 12. 1-14, Psalm 116. 1, 10-end, John 13. 1-17, 31b-35

Friday 10 April Good Friday

Collect – Almighty Father, look with mercy on this your family: for which our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, world without end.

Psalm 22, Isaiah 52.13- 53.end, Hebrews 10. 16-25, John 18. 1-19.end

Saturday 11 April Easter Eve

Collect – O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord’s resurrection: stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption given to us in baptism; that, being renewed both in body and mind, we may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Psalm 31. 1-4, 15-16, Job 14. 1-14, 1 Peter 4. 1-8, Matthew 27. 57-end

Sunday 12 April Easter

Collect – Almighty God, who, through your Son, Jesus Christ, have overcome death and opened the gates of eternal life: grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of his resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end

Psalm 118. 14-24, Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3. 1-4, John 20.1-18

 

Kay Park Parish Church : Suspension of Services

Kay Park Parish Church : Suspension of Services

Following updated advice from the Church of Scotland this afternoon, Sunday worship is cancelled until further notice.  All lets have also been cancelled until further notice.  Can you all help us by please calling as many members as possible with this information?  .

The minister is now on compassionate leave and any questions/queries should in the first instance be directed to the Session Clerk Janet Grant.

As you can imagine there are a multitude of issues that have to be addressed and the Business Committee will be working hard over the coming days to clarify and pass on any further advice and news.

May God be with you all.

Order of Service 15th March 2020

15 March OOS 20

A warm welcome is extended to everyone this morning and especially to any visitors worshipping with us today.

Young Church will leave after the second hymn to enjoy their activities in the hall downstairs, whilst the crèche for under 3’s meets in the crèche room.

Tea and coffee will be available downstairs at the close of the service and we hope as many people as possible will stay and enjoy the chat.

Please take a few minutes to read the screens as there may be information, which was received too late for the printed intimations.

Our minister, the Rev. Fiona Maxwell, can be contacted by telephone on 01563 521762, by mobile on 07507312123 or by email, FMaxwell@churchofscotland.org.uk

The email address for the Church Administrator is chrchdmnstr@outlook.com.  Vanessa can be found in the office on Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 until 12.00 and on Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

Friendship Club meets on Thursday, March 19 at 2pm for an afternoon of music with Ayrshire Ukes led by Isabel Aitken.  All Welcome

The Friendship Club committee has decided to cancel their annual outing in May due to a poor uptake in numbers and also with the current situation regarding the corona virus. We regret having to do this but we think it is the proper course of action to take.

Members who have already paid will be reimbursed at our final meeting of the session on Thursday.

The Guild Concert by Loudoun Musical Society is on Friday 27th March at 7.30 in the Church, tickets £5 from Guild Members.  All proceeds to the Guild Project

Lent Café

Doors open on the following days so why not pop into the café area of the church with your neighbour, friend or family and enjoy a cuppa and a good chat.

Friday 20th March          10 – 12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Friday 27th March          10 -12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Messy Church is Saturday, March 28 from 2pm – 4pm this is for anyone up to and including P4.  It is an afternoon of looking at the Armour of God through crafts, songs, worship and food.

Heart Start refresher course on Thursday, April 2 from 7pm – 9pm in the Sanctuary.  Please add your name to the sign in sheet at the back of the church or downstairs if you are interested in attending this.

Organ Recitals
On Friday, March 20, at 7.30 p.m. St Joseph’s Church will present the first in a series of free Organ Recitals, played on their 1903 Harrison & Harrison Organ. The guest organist will be Steven McIntyre of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow.

Festival of Praise for Christian Aid
Come and join in our Festival of Praise for Christian Aid at St Joseph’s Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29.
Ms Charlie Meiklejohn from Christian Aid will speak about the charity’s vital work around the world. A feast of music will be provided by Kilmarnock Concert Brass and St Joseph’s Church Choir. There will be an opportunity to give voluntary donations to support Christian Aid.

Holy Week
This year’s town centre Holy Week services will be held from April 6 to 10 at 7 p.m. in St Andrew’s and St Marnock’s Church. Everyone is welcome to join in a Good Friday Walk of Witness around the town centre. This will begin at the Salvation Army in Sturrock Street at 10.45 a.m. and will arrive at New Laigh Kirk in time for the Good Friday Vigil there from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Come when you can and go when you must.

As part of looking at the young people in the church, we urgently need new volunteers to share in the leadership of Young Church to allow the current leaders to have the occasional Sunday off to be part of morning worship.  We are planning to have a cinema Sunday on the 1st Sunday of the month and would ask for volunteers to take a turn at supervising this event.  If you would be interested in volunteering, please speak to one of the Young Church Leaders for more information about what is required.

Last Sunday is a new venture that we are going to try to encourage families to do church in a different way.  It will take the format of an early family gathering on the Last Sunday of the month.  It will start at 9.30 for about 45 minutes and will involve a simple breakfast with a Bible Story and prayer. On those Sundays there will be no Young Church during morning worship and this will enable the Young Church Leaders to attend morning worship.

Organist and Director of Music; Applications

Organist and Director of Music

Kay Park Parish Church

Kilmarnock

Applications are invited for the position of Organist and Director of Music, which is vacant.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented musician interested in developing a wide-ranging church music programme.

The Organist and Director of Music we hope to attract should be a highly qualified, proficient organist and musician. We are seeking to find someone who is approachable and able to work with a wide range of people. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to participate in church life and engage with the local community.

Further information about this post is at this link
2. Organist and Director of Music- Person Specification
3. Revised Organist and Director of Music Info Sheet Master

or from,

Mrs Janet Grant,
Session Clerk,
Kay Park Parish Church,
London Road,
KA3 7AA
Tel: 01294 213236
E:  kayparkparishchurch@gmail.com

to whom applications for appointment, accompanied by a CV and the names of two referees, should be addressed. The closing date for applications is 29th February 2020.

Intimations for Sunday 8 March 2020

8 March OOS 20

(edited Sunday evening 8 march) The Recordings of this Service are now available at Recorded Services

Our minister, the Rev. Fiona Maxwell, can be contacted by telephone on 01563 521762, by mobile on 07507312123 or by email, FMaxwell@churchofscotland.org.uk

The email address for the Church Administrator is chrchdmnstr@outlook.com.  Vanessa can be found in the office on Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 until 12.00 and on Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

The Guild meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 2pm to hear about Whitleys Children’s Retreat.  The meeting will be led by Jean Herbert and all are welcome.

The Striders meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 9am for a walk and chat.

Kirk Session meets on Wednesday, March 11 at 7.30 in the Church Hall. Can all Elders please collect the end of year accounts from their pigeon holes before Kirk Session on Wednesday.

Lunch Break meet on Thursday, March 12 from 12.15pm, come along for homemade soup, dessert and tea/coffee all for £3. 

Friendship Club meets on Thursday, March 19 at 2pm for an afternoon of music with Ayrshire Ukes led by Isabel Aitken.  All Welcome

Lent Café

Doors open on the following days so why not pop into the café area of the church with your neighbour, friend or family and enjoy a cuppa and a good chat.

Friday 13th March          10 – 12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Friday 20th March          10 – 12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Friday 27th March          10 -12 or 2.30 – 4.30

There is no charge but a donation is welcome and all money collected will be donated to Christian Aid.  This is a really good opportunity to invite folks who would not usually come into the church building to enjoy the welcome and friendship of others.

Messy Church is Saturday, March 28 from 2pm – 4pm this is for anyone up to and including P4.  It is an afternoon of looking at the Armour of God through crafts, songs, worship and food.

Heart Start refresher course on Thursday, April 2 from 7pm – 9pm in the Sanctuary.  Please add your name to the sign in sheet at the back of the church or downstairs if you are interested in attending this.

As part of looking at the young people in the church, we urgently need new volunteers to share in the leadership of Young Church to allow the current leaders to have the occasional Sunday off to be part of morning worship.  We are planning to have a cinema Sunday on the 1st Sunday of the month and would ask for volunteers to take a turn at supervising this event.  If you would be interested in volunteering, please speak to one of the Young Church Leaders for more information about what is required.

Last Sunday is a new venture that we are going to try to encourage families to do church in a different way.  It will take the format of an early family gathering on the Last Sunday of the month.  It will start at 9.30 for about 45 minutes and will involve a simple breakfast with a Bible Story and prayer. On those Sundays there will be no Young Church during morning worship and this will enable the Young Church Leaders to attend morning worship.