Our Church is Open for Worship in spite of the pandemic!

Worship 11:00am on Sundays – at church – All Welcome!

Recent Worship Information

Our worship is on Sundays starting at 11:00 and we follow all the relevant regulations regarding the COVID pandemic.

At present we are following a sermon series about WORSHIP, entitled: ‘Let Us Worship’.

16/01/2022 – The Case for Worship (Mark 12:28-34) – preacher: Kenny McCartney (Youth Pastor)
23/01/2022 – Worship with All Your Strength (Mark 12:28-34) – preacher: George Vidits
30/01/2022 – Worship with All Your Mind (Mark 12:28-34; Romans 12:1-2) – preacher: George Vidits – Thanksgiving and Dedication Service (following the completion of the building work at the church), also Communion Sunday [all who love the LORD are welcome to join]
06/02/2022 – Worship with All Your Soul (Mark 12:28-34) – preacher: George Vidits
13/02/2022 – Worship with All Your Heart (Mark 12:28-34; Ephesians 5:19) – preacher: George Vidits

COVID related information about worship

  • Lateral Flow Tests – Before coming to worship please complete a Lateral Flow Test if you can.
  • Face Coverings – When coming to worship, please wear your face covering while you are in the building.
  • Hand Sanitising – When entering the church building, please saints your hands at the sanitising station.
  • Track and Trace – At the entrance please check in using the QR code displayed, or give your name and phone number to the welcome team to be recorded for track and tracing purposes.
  • Singing – We can sing at the service, which is just great, but you need to wear your face covering while praising the Lord – don’t worry He will still hear it!
  • Children in church – We have crèche facility for small children. Older ones can join the Sunday Club and young people have their Inspire sessions in the halls.
  • Hospitality – After the service we have hospitality complying with the present regulations.

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 normally start at 11:00 and finish around 12:00. There is access for prams and wheelchairs, and a hearing loop is also installed in the building.

  • Welcome (by minister)
  • Notices (by minister)
  • Praises
  • Prayer of Approach, Confession and Lord’s Prayer (by minister)
  • All Age Address (AAA) (by Youth Pastor, mostly)
  • Praise
  • Scripture Reading (by member of congregation)
  • Message (by minister)
  • Praise
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession (by member of congregation)
  • Benediction (saying the ‘Grace’ 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 at the back of the church and also in the west transept. during service a crèche is also available.

During worship school age children have their Sunday Club activities in the halls. All children are welcome to join. Our Youth Fellowship, Inspire, also meet in the halls.

Our services normally include:
Hymns, but mostly modern praises and 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 Sunday Club. 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. 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, cake 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.

Once a month 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.