Tuesday 11 May 2021


Christian Aid Week 2021 - Christian Aid

From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.. Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live.


Kilrenny Parish Church

Sunday 9th May 2021: Christian Aid Sunday

Rev Michael Allardice


Welcome and Church News  (please see intimations attached)


Call to Worship

Leader:       O sing to the Lord a new song

All:                       sing to the Lord, all the Earth.

Leader:       Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

All:                       tell of his salvation from day to day.

Leader:       Declare his glory among the nations

All:                       his marvellous works among all the peoples.

                             For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised



Christian Aid Week talk from Lesley McKane


Hymn CH 181               For the beauty of the Earth

Opening Prayer and “The Lord’s Prayer”


Readings:   Micah 6: 1 - 9   St John 15: 9 – 17


Hymn CH 724               Christ’s is the world in which we move


Reflection: “Caring for Creation and Loving God’s People”


Hymn CH 141               Oh, the life of the world is a joy and a treasure

Prayers of Dedication and Intercession


Hymn CH 127               O worship the King, all glorious above



Morning Worship is recorded and can be viewed online at

Hymn CH 181              


For the beauty of the Earth, for the beauty of the skies,

for the love which from our birth over and around us lies:

          Christ, our God, to you we raise,

          this our sacrifice of praise.


For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,

hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of light:


For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind's delight,

for the mystic harmony linking sense to sound and sight:


For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,

friends on earth, and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild:


For each perfect gift and sign of your love so freely given,

graces human and divine, flowers of earth and buds of heaven


Hymn CH 724              


Christ’s is the world in which we move:

Christ's are the folk we're summoned to love;

Christ's is the vo8ce which calls us to care,

and Christ is the one who meets us here.

          To the lost Christ shows his face,

          to the unlived he gives his embrace,

          to those who cry in pain or disgrace,

          Christ makes, with his friends, a touching place.


Feel for the people we most avoid -

strange or bereaved or never employed.

Feel for the women and feel for the men

who fear that their living is all in vain.


Feel for the parents who've lost their child,

feel for the women whom men have defiled,

feel for the baby for whom there's no breast,

and feel for the weary who find no rest.


Feel for the lives by life confused,

riddled with doubt, in loving abused;

feel for the lonely heart, conscious of sin,

which longs to be pure but fears to begin.



Hymn CH 141              


Oh, the life of the world is a joy and a treasure,

unfolding in beauty the green-growing tree,

the changing of seasons in mountain and valley,

the stars and the bright restless sea.


Oh, the life of the world is a fountain of goodness

overflowing in labour and passion and pain,

in the sound of the city and the silence of wisdom,

in the birth of a child once again.


Oh, the life of the world is the source of our healing,

It rises in laughter and wells up in song.

It springs from the care of the poor and the broken

and refreshes where justice is strong.


So give thanks for the life and give love to the Maker,

and rejoice in the gift of the bright risen son,

and walk in the peace and the power of the Spirit

till the days of our living are done.




Hymn CH 127                       


O worship the King, all glorious above;

O gratefully sing his power and his love;

our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,

pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.


O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,

whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;

his chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,

and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.


The earth with its store of wonders untold,

Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;

hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,

and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.


Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?

It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;

it streams from the hills; it descends to the plain,

and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.


Frail children of dust and feeble as frail,

in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;

thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,

our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.


O measureless might, ineffable love!

While angels delight to hymn thee above,

the humbler creation, in lowlier ways

with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.






Christian Aid Week

Our fundraising efforts are necessarily again curtailed due to the pandemic, but there is still great need in the world.  The fundraising focus this year is the climate emergency.  Those who do not, like us, live in a temperate climate, are suffering life-threatening water shortages and at other times severe flooding.                                              

People living in this sort of situation need every last drop of water to survive this climate crisis. Your gift will help ensure that dams and wells can be created to ensure a reliable source of water for communities. Please give what you can and help ensure people have the water they need to live.

Christian Aid envelopes will be available in Church, but any envelope can be used where Gift Aid isn’t relevant.  Cash is fine or a cheque.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Christian Aid’.  Envelopes can be returned at church, or put through my door at 10 Rennyhill Gardens, Kilrenny.                                                                                   Thank you, Lesley McKane

Used Stamp Appeal

As mentioned some time back, I am still collecting used stamps to send to the Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal.  If you do trim the stamps, please leave a small margin around each one, but I am happy to do this myself if you wish.  The stamps can be left in the church vestibule or put through my door at 10 Rennyhill Gardens, Kilrenny. Lesley McKane

Christian Aid Quiz

Thank you for supporting Christian Aid and please find attached the annual Christian Aid Quiz.

You have until the end of the month to complete the quiz and the answers will be attached to the Order of Service at the end of May.

Christian Aid Quiz 2021

Round 1: General knowledge


1. In a standard set of playing cards, which is the only king without a moustache?

2. SW1A 1AA is the postcode of which famous residence?

3. What is the full postcode of the Houses of Parliament?

4. How many sides does a 20p piece have?

5. Where is the smallest bone in the human body located?

6. How many valves does a human heart have?

7. How many hearts does an octopus have?

8. How many of Henry VIII's wives were called Catherine?

9. Gouda is a popular cheese originating from which country?

10. What is the largest country in the world?

Round 2: Sports

1. Liverpool finally won the Premier League title in 2020. How long had it been since their last league triumph?

2. Lewis Hamilton won a record-tying seventh F1 Drivers Championship last year, but with whom does he share the record?

3. Where were last year’s summer Olympics going to be held?

4. What honour was Marcus Rashford given in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his child poverty campaign?

5. Where did Anthony Joshua fight Kubrat Pulev on 12 December 2020?

6. ESPN and Netflix released a documentary series about Michael Jordan in 2020. What was his jersey number?

7. Which cancelled sporting tournament in 2020 had pandemic insurance?

8. Which country did F1 legend Ayrton Senna come from?

9. Who has won more Grand Slams:

          a. Roger Federer

          b. Serena Williams

10. What is Usain Bolt's 100m world record time?

Round 3: Arts and music

1. Who won 'The Voice UK' in November 2020?

2. Captain Sir Tom Moore became the oldest person to have a UK number after he featured on which song performed by Michael Ball?

3. In 2020, who became the youngest solo artist to win the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards?

4. Which American singer-songwriter earned her 5th number one album in 2020 with 'Folklore'?

5. Which former One Direction member released Watermelon Sugar and Adore You ?

6. Who was the youngest Beatle?

7. In a 2011 single, Maroon 5 claimed to have moves like which member of the Rolling Stones?

8. In 1994, the Elton John song Can You Feel the Love Tonight was released. Which Disney film from the same year featured this tune?

9. How old was Mozart when he wrote his first piece?

Round 4: 2020

1. Which was the first European country to go into lockdown in 2020?

2. Who became the nation’s PE teacher during lockdown?

3. Which country was due to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest?

4. Which comet was visible in UK skies in July?

5. Which two members of the Royal Family embarked on a train tour of the UK on 6 December?

6. Where did the Queen spend Christmas in 2020?

7. Which pharmaceutical companies jointly developed the first Covid-19 vaccine to be approved by the UK?

8. What is the first name of the first person to receive a coronavirus vaccine in the world?

9. We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.  Who said this and when?

10. Who said ‘Tis the season to be jolly careful’ ?