Welcome to the website for Ballantrae Parish Church linked with St Colmon Parish Church, a charge of the Church of Scotland.
Ballantrae Parish Church meets at 11:30am every Sunday.
Sunday Services have started again with social distancing and mandatory wearing of masks to minimize the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
Services are also held on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm in Glenapp Church. This a liturgical and ecumenical service led by a dedicated group from the congregation of Ballantrae.
All the services are times of fellowship, prayer, worship and reflection on God’s word, as we get to know the living God more.
It will be great to see you at any of our services and if you want more information about either of the churches, please contact us
Sunday 17th October 2021
Call to worship
160 Praise my soul
Ballantrae Psalm 91: 9-16
St Colmon Baptism (Clark)
St Colmon 636 Baptised in water (Bunessan)
Ballantrae 489 Come down O love
Isaiah 53: 4-12
Mark 10: 35-45
542 Lord speak to me
MP 367 Jesus is Lord
For our morning services we looked at the request that James and John brought to Jesus that they might sit at his right and left in his glory. These men can be commended for recognising Jesus to be the Messiah. However, they needed to be re-educated in terms of the notions they attached to this. They saw it to be one of glory and ruling over the people, but Jesus came to serve the world and win its allegiance through love.
Jesus said that he could not grant their request and asked them if they could share in the cup he would take and were willing to be baptised into his sufferings. Following in his way would result in difficulties like those our Lord would face. We need to accept the cup God gives to us and be willing to be immersed in sufferings for him.
Jesus came to this world to show us Gods love. He went to the cross that through faith our sins might be forgiven. If we desire to serve God, we need to know that this will not involve our own importance, but living lives in a costly way to serve others. Jesus came into this world to serve, may we seek to do likewise, though this might be costly. It`s the way to know joy and peace deep down in our hearts.
Rev`d Theo Corney
This afternoon we are delighted to announce that our Barrhill services restart, and we will be considering the theme “I am the bread of life” from the gospel of John:
Call to worship
197 As we are gathered
485 Dear Lord and father
Psalm 34: 1-8
John 6: 35, 41-51
MP 64 Break thou the bread
167 Guide me O
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