are, in your house, on your day,
With festive colors, flying
flags, organ and pipes playing.
We come before you today
to remember our Scottish
not for the pomp and circumstance,
but to pay homage to You,
our God Almighty.
honor our Scottish forefathers
who cleared the land,
fought for freedom,
roads for more of us to follow.
salute our forefathers who
brought to this great country
their faith in God,
their faith in their fellow man,
their faith in their own destiny.
hearts, let us sing a song of joy,
and rejoice as we recall
The true grit of Robert de Brus,
The courage of William Wallace,
The brilliance of Sir Walter Scott,
The genius of Robert Burns,
The intellect of David Hume,
The theology of John Knox,
The political economy of Adam Smith, and
The wisdom of the
writers of the Arbroath Declaration.
it is Dear Lord,
that we ask this morning,
to hold your hand,
not merely shake it.
desire more than a “hello” to and from you, God,
Because in the very depths of
want to be held by you.
not a photo opt we seek with you, O Lord,
but a lifelong, vibrant,
seek Thee in today’s world
where so many pass you by
like a shunned homeless
person on the street,
to know that
even on the darkest of nights,
the stars still shine behind
the cover of clouds,
and that morning will come again,
giving us a new day.
even in the hardest winter,
spring will soon burst forth,
giving us new hope,
a new beginning,
a new life.
own wee cradle of faith,
help us to learn that the more we need you,
the more you are
there for us.
Give us a sensible mind,
a grateful heart, and
the joy of knowing
nothing can separate us from you.
Teach us there is a place
broken things are mended,
where lost things are
questions are answered,
problems are solved.
to remember our forefather’s biblical based faith
yet, help us not to focus just on their past,
but to look forward to our future,
praying that our children and their
will be strong in the Lord
and lovers of Christ.
Strong Name, we pray, Amen.
-Frank R. Shaw
February 3, 2008
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church
February 10, 2008
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
*I am grateful to William Barclay’s
concept of prayer found in his book Prayers and Help and Healing.
The highlighted words are those of Barclay, one of my heroes for nearly
The above two pictures are taken at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church,
Pictures taken from St. Luke's Presbyterian
Church, Dunwoody, GA. are below
An interior shot during the service showing some
of the clan banners.
Frank Shaw and David Grant, President of the St.
of Atlanta, following the service.
Frank Shaw in the Lobby
Chris with Frank
Alan as Beadle
Picture on the right is of Frank Shaw's Family