Discusses the respective roles of extempore prayer and prayers that are read, and the pitfalls present in both.
Volume 03 Winter 1982
The Secretary acknowledges the offer of Sir Ronald Johnson to proof read the typescript of the Record before publication.
The service as used at St Paul’s Parish Church, Leith.
The well-known passage in Mark 12 is erroneously interpreted to mean a dichotomy between the spiritual and the temporal. The role of the church over against the state is prophetic. The relationship between church and state as reflected in worship is examined in respect of the national anthem, the display of national flags, the observance of Remembrance Day, and the conduct of national or civic services.
There’s a time and a place, Jamie Wallace (Collins Liturgical) reviewed by Charles Robertson.
The author reflects on poorly prepared worship, the lack of silence, conversational language, background noise during organ voluntaries, and the need to know what hymns are to be sung at the upcoming service in time to prepare them. In particular, a plea is made, when contemporary songs and choruses are used, to pay more attention to the quality of both words and music. We often insult the intelligence of young people by our choices.
The founding principles of both societies and the circumstances of their founding are outlined. It is suggested that the differences between the two societies are not as obvious today as at the time of the latter breaking away from the former.
The minister of a rural parish in Ross-shire where there are two morning services each Sunday ‘talks us through’ the preparations he makes for each.
This is an outline for a sermon on the theme of ‘remembering’.