Traditional Breaking of Bread Service
This service is a traditional, contemplative communion service. It is an hour devoted to remembering Jesus’ death and all that it means for us. The service starts with someone sharing a thought from the Bible which is then followed by open worship, in which people in the congregation contribute Bible readings, hymns and prayers. During this service someone will give thanks for the bread and wine which will then be distributed.
Between the Breaking of Bread service and the All Age Service there is tea and coffee served along with biscuits and cake. This offers a great time of informal, relaxed fellowship where new people can be greeted and friendships can be deepened.
Contemporary All Age Service
This is our main morning service that sees everyone gather together to sing God’s praise, seek God’s face in prayer and listen to God’s Word preached. It is fairly informal. The service will be led by one of our church members who will guide the congregation through the various parts of the service. The music is helped by a great band of gifted musicians who play a nice mix of both old and new hymns. The sermon is usually about 30 minutes long, usually part of a series, where we seek to understand what God is saying to us through His Word and what it means for our lives today. After the service there is no need to rush away as there is further opportunity to chat, share and pray together.
Young Person's Lunch
After the morning service during term time there is usually lunch for students and young people. This lunch is prepared by different members of the congregation and offers the students and young people a hearty meal and further opportunity to eat and share together.
The evening service is a slightly more relaxed service than the morning. It offers a chance for more reflective worship and more in depth Bible teaching. The service is led by a member of the worship team or congregation and the sermon works through a different book of the Bible usually as part of a different series.
What to expect at a typical Sunday Service...
Bruntsfield Evangelical Church is an eclectic mix of all sorts of people. Looking around on a Sunday you can see people from every age and stage of life. You can see those that are born and bred Scots and an increasing number of internationals as well. It is a beautiful mix of diversity brought together to share life, worship and serve together.
Bruntsfield is also very relaxed. There is no dress code at all, some people choose to wear a suit, others jeans and a hoodie. There is also no mystery, we try to explain everything that is happening in a service so even if you have never been to church before it is hopefully very straight forward and accessible.
The service is normally led by an individual from the church who leads everyone through the different elements of the service, prayers, songs, notices, children’s talk etc.
Our music is led by a group of talented musicians who serve us very well and our songs are a mixture of old and new, upbeat and contemplative, rousing and reflective.
During the service someone will give a talk from the Bible in a relevant way, opening up a passage of Scripture and applying it to life in the 21st Century.
Our whole ethos at Bruntsfield is to glorify God the Father through God the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit.