Located right in the heart of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, St. Andrew's Scots Kirk has come to be known as an oasis to its many passing visitors. Within the walls of this beautiful early 20th Century building one finds that moment of solitude, away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city outside, for a quiet word with our Lord. We welcome you to our Website and hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to browse through all the links we have provided and if there is any information that you require that you are not able to find on here then please get in touch via our contact page.
WHO WE ARE
St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk is an International and Interdenominational Church, a member congregation of the Church of Scotland and its Presbytery of Europe. It is administered by the local membership in a board of Elders appointed from the congregation known as the Kirk Session. While English is the chosen language of communication, many non-native English speakers worship with us.
The Vision Statement of the Church of Scotland
to be a church which inspires people with the Good News of Jesus Christ through an enthusiastic, worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving community.
Hymn: Come, Thou long expected Jesus, by Charles Wesley
Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever, Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit, Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
- Prayer & Lord's Prayer
- Old Testament Reading:Isaiah 64. 1-9
- Gospel Reading: Gospel Mark 13:24-27
Hymn: Hark, the glad sound! the Saviour comes, by Philip Doddridge
Hark, the glad sound! the Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long;
Let every heart prepare a throne, And every voice a song.
He comes the prisoners to release, In Satan’s bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst, The iron fetters yield.
He comes the broken heart to bind, The bleeding soul to cure;
And with the treasures of His grace To enrich the humble poor.
Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And Heav’n’s eternal arches ring With Thy belovèd Name.
- Offering and Dedication
•Thank you: The congregation of St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk wishes to thank the Rev. Reggie Ebenezer for taking today’s service.
•Bible Study: The next Bible Study will take place on Friday 8 December at 6.pm in the Manse. The study will be on the Book of the Acts of the Apostles and will be led by the Venerable Lokendra Abeyratne.
•The Thrift Shop: This will be opened on Friday 8st December 2017, between 11 am – 1pm.
•The Christmas Carol Service will be held on Friday 15th of December 2017, at 6.30pm.
•Confirmation classes - will be held over a ten week period (one class a week) starting in mid-January 2018. If any adults would like to be Confirmed, please inform the Session Clerk.
- Sharing of Peace
Hymn: Christ is coming! Let creation, by John Macduff
Christ is coming! Let creation From her groans and travail cease;
Let the glorious proclamation Hope restore and faith increase;
Christ is coming! Christ is coming! Come, Thou blessèd Prince of
Earth can now but tell the story Of Thy bitter cross and pain;
She shall yet behold Thy glory, When Thou comest back to reign;
Christ is coming! Christ is coming! Let each heart repeat the strain.
Long Thine exiles have been pining,Far from rest, and home, and
Thee; But, in heav’nly vestures shining, They their loving Lord shall
see; Christ is coming! Christ is coming! Haste the joyous jubilee.
With that blessèd hope before us, Let no harp remain unstrung;
Let the mighty advent chorus Onward roll from tongue to tongue:
“Christ is coming! Christ is coming!Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come!”
- Prayers of Thanksgiving & Intercession
Hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending, by John Cennick
Lo! He comes with clouds descending, Once for favoured sinners
slain; Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
God appears on earth to reign.
Every eye shall now behold Him Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him, Pierced and nailed Him to the
tree, Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing, Shall the true
The dear tokens of His passion Still His dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation To His ransomed worshippers;
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!
Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee, High on Thine eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory, Claim the kingdom for Thine own;
come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly! Alleluia! Come,
Minister: The Rev. Reggie Ebenezer
Church Officer: Kanapathy Sandrakumaran
Duty Elder: Chandan De Silva
Reader: Anna Brochard
Director of Music: Denham Pereira LTCL
Door Elder: Anna Brochard