Sunday Worship, 25 October 2020

CCL 125049              Charity No SC002937

The Boys’ Brigade


Main Logo
  • Welcome
  • Hymn             530 One more step Tune Southcote (Church Hymnary 4th Edition)
  • Prayer
  • Reading         Matthew 22: 34-40 (Good News Bible)
  • Prayer for others
  • Hymn             448 Lord the light of your love is shining Tune Shine Jesus shine (Church Hymnary 4th Edition)
  • Boys Brigade promises
  • Presentation of Queen’s Badge
  • Hymn              737 Will your anchor hold  Tune  Will your anchor hold (Church Hymnary 4th Edition)
  • Blessing
  • Hymn             703 God save the Queen v1

An edited version of today’s service is on YouTube:

some parts of this service have been edited out for safeguarding purposes


Welcome and let us worship God

A particular welcome to all members of the 1st and 2nd Dumbarton Boys’ Brigade Company, their families and friends. It will be very different from usual Boys’ Brigade Enrolment services because of the current restrictions, but we will include key elements – though the boys will make their promises at a different time.

‘If I pay attention to all your commands then I will not be put to shame’

Psalm 119: 6

Hymn 530

Opening Prayer

Loving God

It is good to be able to take a few moments

  to think about you

  to talk with you

  for even though you are a great God

  you are also a caring God

You know each one of us

  the things that make us feel good

  and the things that make us feel angry, worried or sad

You want everyone in your world to live in peace and justice

  to have a whole and full life

  in your Spirit you are always working to try and achieve that

  to put right the wrongs caused by people or nature

Help us to grow to be more and more like Jesus

 to show his qualities in the way we live and treat others

Through Christ our Lord we pray. Amen

Bible reading 

Matthew 22: 34-40

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they came together, and one of them, a teacher of the Law, tried to trap him with a question. “Teacher,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus answered, “ ‘Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend upon these two commandments.”

Prayers for others

Heavenly Father

We pray for all who are ill,

 those who look after them

 and those who worry about them

those waiting for or receiving treatment

 and those for whom there is no treatment

those who are lonely, feeling down, or grieving a friend or loved one

those who are worried about home, work or money

 a friend or a relative

those who are living with the after-effects of natural disasters

those who do not have enough to eat, or somewhere to call home

those who long to live in peace and safety

those who have fled from their homes seeking safety

We pray for the Queen, the Government

 all in positions of leadership in this and every land

We pray for your church

 our own congregation

 the wider church in Dumbarton

 the world-wide church

We bring to you our prayers for people and situations of special concern to us

And we sum up our prayers in the words of the prayer Jesus gave us

Our Father, who art in heaven,

 hallowed be thy name;

 thy kingdom come;

 thy will be done;

 on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

 as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation;

 but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

 the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen

Hymn 448

The Promises of the Officers of 1st/2nd Dumbarton Boys Brigade


Captain Elaine King, do you promise to be faithful to the task given you by the parents, congregation and Kirk Session of this Church, and to do all you can by word and example to help the boys fulfil the object of the Boys’ Brigade movement ?

Captain — I do

On behalf of the Kirk Sessions and congregations, I entrust the 1st/ 2nd Dumbarton in all its parts to your care and keeping throughout the coming year, and we commend you, and your officers, to the guidance and help of Almighty God in the fulfilment of your responsibilities.

Officers and Helpers

Officers and Helpers of the 1st / 2nd  Dumbarton Boys’ Brigade, by your commitment you have chosen to help lead and teach the boys of this company in the Christian ways of the Boys’ Brigade both by leadership and example.  Do you promise faithfully and caringly to teach and train the boys in the habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness and in doing so to promote Christ’s Kingdom among boys ?

Officers and helpers — We do


BB prayer by Elaine

God our Father

We are here because we want to be part of the Boys Brigade

 we enjoy being part of the Boys Brigade

 we are proud to be part of the Boys Brigade

 and we are proud to make our promises

We are also here because the Boys Brigade isn’t just about fun

 it’s also about following you and serving others

so we have made our promises

 in your presence

Thank you for all the good things that we have

 for all the good times that we have

Be with our officers and leaders as they work week by week

Be with our families and friends

Be with all who are not able to be here today

Be with us as we try to keep our promises

Presentation of Queen’s Badge         

Hymn 737


God the Father sends you out

 steadfast and sure

 to be his witnesses wherever you go

 to work to bring healing and wholeness in all you do

and the blessing of God Almighty

 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

 rest and remain with you,

 today, and every day, and for ever. Amen

Hymn 703

2 thoughts on “Sunday Worship, 25 October 2020”

  1. Margaret McL

    I hope you get this, because I could not get your service. It kept coming up saying it was private. Margaret McL

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