Order of Service, 17th September 2017.
Commemoration of the Ordination of Constance Coltman
100 years ago in 1917.
Celebrating Women of Faith through History.
Welcome. (Sally Speight)
Call to Worship. Words from Julian of Norwich.(Sally Speight)
Julian of Norwich (c. 8 November 1342 – c. 1416) was an English Anchoress; someone, who, for religious reasons, withdraws from secular society in order to lead an intensely prayer-oriented life. She was an important Christian mystic and theologian. Her Revelations of Divine Love, written around 1395, is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman. Julian was also known as a spiritual authority within her community in Norwich, where she also served as a counsellor and advisor.
Introduction. (Sally Speight)
Hymn: Tell out my soul. R&S. 740
Prayers of Approach. Audrey Evans
Reading: The Good Samaritan. MillieCarter
Children’s Talk. Super Women. Carol Marsh
Children’s Hymn: Let there be Love. Mission Praise: 137.
Collection:In aid of The Kirklees Women‘s Refuge. (SPACE Ladies’ choir to sing during the collection)
Dedication: (Carol Marsh.)
Constance Coltman: Part one. Rev Dr Janet Lees.
Hymn: God of the Women.( Tune: Slane)
Reading: John 11. Vv 17-27. Ruth Catton.
Constance Coltman: Part two. Rev Dr Janet Lees.
Hymn: I Dream of a Church. (Tune: Bard of Armagh)
The Gibson sisters: Rev Janine Atkinson.
Intercession prayers: Susan Lord
Children return to Show and Tell.
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness. R&S 96.
Blessing: Rev Janine Atkinson