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Visit of the Moderator Right Rev. Dr. Frank Sellar.

 

The Right Rev Dr Frank Sellar, Moderator of the General Assembly, visited Mr Walter Scott during the week 6th February 2017, presenting him with a Bible to mark over 50 years as an Elder in Markethill Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Visit of the Moderator Right Rev. Dr. Frank & Mrs. Sellar

on Sunday 12th February 2017.

 

 

 

     
     

 

     
     

 
     
     

 

     
     

 

     
     

 

     

 


 

Olde Tyme Communion Service

 

On Good Friday 2010, the members of First and Second Markethill met and as has been the tradition observed the Lord’s Supper. However, this year it was different; as part of their year “Celebrating 400 Years of Witness with Thanksgiving”, they observed the Lord’s Supper as it would have been in the 17th Century.

 

The service was held in the Small Memorial to facilitate having the Tables in the aisle; also, the Order of Service was conducted according to the Liturgy of John Knox, received by the Church of Scotland in 1564. Scripture readings were taken from the Geneva Bible and Scottish Metrical Psalms as authorized by the Church of Scotland in 1650, mostly unaccompanied were sung.

 

The opening part of the service was conducted according to Knox’s Liturgy of the Word. The Rev David Irvine (Minister) welcomed everyone and led the service. After Prayer, the Rev Cyril Scott (Minister Emeritus of Cremore and Tyrone’s Ditches) read the Scripture from Psalm 51 (Geneva Bible) after which the congregation sang Psalm 122 – I joy’d when to the house of God. The Rev David Irvine read the Scripture from John 19 (Geneva Bible) and led in the Prayer for Confession of sins, and petitions. This was followed with the singing of Psalm 63 – Lord, thee my God, I’ll early seek. The preaching of the Word (Sermon) was given by the Rev D. Irvine, followed by Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Word, the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Confession of Faith (Apostles Creed).

 

The order of service was now conducted according to Knox’s Liturgy of the Upper Room. During the singing of Psalm 130 – Lord, from the depths to thee I cry’d” was the Collection of Alms (Offering). The Words of Institution were given by the Rev C. Scott and Knox’s Exhortation was read by Rev D. Irvine. During the singing of Psalm 116 – I’ll of salvation take the cup, the tokens were received. (The Tokens were a card replica of the congregations Lead Tokens used during the period 1819 – 1882). After the Consecration Prayer, the Elders lead those present to and from the Table. The congregation sang Psalm 72 – His name for ever shall endure, and the Rev D. Irvine pronounced the Benediction.

 

John Knox’s Liturgy, but more officially termed the Book of Order, printed in part before 1564, and formally adopted by the Assembly of the Church of Scotland in that year. It was in more or less general use down to the time of the Solemn League and Covenant, when they were superseded by the Confession, Catechism and directions, prepared by the Westminster Assembly in 1642. Numerous editions of Knox’s liturgy continued to be printed, chiefly at Edinburgh and Aberdeen, until 1643.

 

 

 

L to R; Edwin McWilliams (Clerk of Session), Jackie Hamilton (Elder) and Philip Johnston (Elder)

 

Elders L to R; Ken Toal, Robert Donaghy, Dr Pamela Marshall and Walter Scott.

 

 


 

Moderator’s visit to Markethill.

 

On Sunday 17th January 2010, First and Second Markethill Presbyterian Church received a special visit from the Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Dr Stafford Carson. The Thanksgiving Service was to mark their anniversary “Celebrating 400 Years of Presbyterian Witness with Thanksgiving”. Special prizes were presented to the young people of the Sunday schools and Bible Class.


 

Installation of Rev David J. Irvine, B.Sc(Hons), M.Div, Dip.Min.

 

First Markethill Presbyterian Church was filled to capacity last Friday evening (8th January 2010) with congregation and family and friends of the Rev David Irvine who was installed by Newry Presbytery as minister of the congregation. The Rev Irvine, had been minister of Albany, Brigh and 1st Stewartstown congregations in the Presbytery of Tyrone.

 

The Irvine Family.

Naomi, James, Lois, Rev David Irvine, Mrs Pauline Irvine, Philip and Matthew.

 

 

 

Seated L to R;. Rev Stuart Finlay (Clerk of Presbytery), Rev David Irvine, Rev Stephen Johnston (Moderator of Presbytery) and Edwin McWilliams (Clerk of Session).

Standing L to R; Rev Nigel Reid (Convenor), Rev Brian Wilson, Rev Michael Barry, and Rev David Temple.

Rev Nigel Reid (Convenor), Rev David Irvine

and Edwin McWilliams (Clerk of Session).

 

 

Prescribed Questions to the Minister Elect.

Prescribed Questions to the Minister Elect.

 

 

Subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Rev Irvine's family.

 

 

Rev Stephen Johnston (Moderator) welcomes Rev David Irvine.

Dr Pamela Marshall making presentation to Mrs Irvine.

 

 

Dr Pamela Marshall making presentation to Mrs Reid.

Kenny Maclean making presentation to Rev Nigel Reid.

 

 

Rev Neville Hughes (Rector of Mullabrack & Kilcluney),

The man himself,

More photos of Installation of Rev David Irvine

 


      

 

Mrs Madge Smyth celebrating her 100th birthday on 22nd January 2011, with Rt Rev Dr Norman Hamilton, Moderator of General Assembly. Mrs Smyth died on 27th December 2012, in her 102nd year.

 

 

 

Mrs Madge Smyth celebrating her 100th birthday with Rev David Irvine. Mrs Smyth died on 27th December 2012, in her 102nd year.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Emma Wallace celebrating her 100th birthday on 26th August 2004, with Rt Rev Dr Ken Newell, Moderator, (right) and Rev Daniel Rankin, Minister, (left). Mrs Wallace died on 29th October 2006, in her 103rd year.

 

 

 

Miss Sally Clarke celebrating her 100th birthday on 24th August 2007, with Rev Dr John Finlay, Moderator, (right) and Rev Daniel Rankin, Minister, (centre). Miss Clarke died on 26th April 2011, in her 104th year.

 

     

 

Rev Dr Donald Patton, Moderator, (centre), Mrs Patton and author Jim Reaney (left), at the Launch of "The Planters: Roots and Branches" on 30th January 2009.

     

 

 

 

        

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