Our Church is Open for Worship!
Worship 11:00am on Sundays – at church – All Welcome!
General Information about worship at SSCB
St. Stephen’s Comely Bank is a relaxed and lively church, we don’t mind what you wear or when you stand up or sit down. We want you to feel very welcome here.
Services start at 11:00 and finish around 12:20. There is plenty of access for prams and wheelchairs, and a hearing loop is also installed in the building.
- Welcome (by minister/elder)
- Notices (by minister/elder)
- Prayer of Approach, Confession and Lord’s Prayer (by minister)
- All Age Address (AAA) (by Youth Pastor, mostly)
- Scripture Reading (by member of congregation)
- Message (by minister)
- Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession (by member of congregation)
- Benediction (saying the ‘Grace’ [2 Corinthians 13:14] together)
After service we share fellowship and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Families with preschool age children are welcome. we have got space for families in the west transept, and during service a crèche is also available.
Primary School age children have their Sunday Club activities, while teenagers have ‘Inspire’ Youth Fellowship in the halls.
All children are welcome to join. Our Youth Fellowship, Inspire, also meet in the halls.
Our services normally include:
• Praises, which are mostly contemporary songs of worship, accompanied by a full band with guitars and drums, or an organ. If the band is not available we stream the praises. The words are projected onto a large screen and are easy to sing along.
• Prayers are led from the front of the church at various points in the service. You are encouraged to engage in private prayer at any time.
• The All Age Address is towards the beginning of the service, followed by a praise item, after which children go into the halls for their activities. Babies are welcome to stay throughout the service, but there is a crèche available too.
• Bible reading. We the New International Version (1984 edition) and there are copies in the pews for you to follow.
• The Sermon is led by our minister George, or a visitor pastor. They will talk about a Bible passage, helping to understand what God is telling us through this passage, and how to apply it to our lives today.
After the service there is tea, coffee and an opportunity to chat to people. There is also an opportunity to speak and pray privately with a member of our prayer ministry team.
On the third Sunday of most months, there is a soup lunch after the service with everyone welcome.
Communion, the taking of bread and wine is celebrated on the last Sunday of every other month, namely January, March, May, July, September and November.
You don’t have to be a Christian to come along to SSCB, you are welcome just as you are.