Welcome to this Service of Worship from Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church 

Third Sunday of Easter                  Sunday 1 May at 10.45am

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Third Sunday of Easter
‘We are called to represent

Christ spontaneously, and with
incalculable consequences, in
the pedestrian obscurity of everyday life’.

Hans Jürgen Schulz (1928-2012)



This congregation is part of the Church of Scotland:
we are Reformed in our understanding of Christian faith,
Presbyterian in how we form our community, and a
member of the worldwide family of the Christian Church.

Whether you are in regular attendance at worship or this
is one of your first visits, you are very welcome as part of
this community and today’s service of worship. God bless
you. If you would like to keep in touch, please complete
the Connection Card on the back page of the printed
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Organ Voluntary
Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV682 JS Bach (1685-1750)



Welcome & Church News



The Grace



Preparatory Silence for Worship



Introit - He that shall endure to the end
Words: Matthew 24: 13
Music: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

He that shall endure to the end shall be saved


Call to Worship
From Psalm 30 and John 21

One: If you’re casting your nets and they are empty, Gather here!
All: We’ll cast them out again and catch Christ’s abundance.

One: If all your toil feels without any purpose, Gather here!
All: We’ll seek true meaning in Jesus Christ

One: If your eyes are open but you do not recognise Jesus, Gather here!
All: We’ll find the Risen Christ among us.

One: If your life is in shadows and in sadness, Gather here!
All: We’ll join the dance of joy that Jesus leads.

One: Gather here, sisters and brothers!
All: To bring worship and praise to God!



Hymn 130   Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
(t. Laudate Dominum)

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious, and rules over all.

God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
and still he is nigh, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our king.

'Salvation to God who sits on the throne!'
let all cry aloud, and honour the Son:
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.

Then let us adore, and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might,
all honour and blessing, with angels above,
and thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love. (Amen, amen.)

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Prayer of Approach, Confession
and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the
power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.



Hymn 359   He came down that we may have love
(t. He came down)

He came down that we may have love;
he came down that we may have love;
he came down that we may have love,
hallelujah for evermore.

Cantor: (Why did he come?)

(repeat verse)

He came down that we may have peace;
he came down that we may have peace;
he came down that we may have peace,
hallelujah for evermore.

Cantor: (Why did he come?)

He came down that we may have joy;
he came down that we may have joy;
he came down that we may have joy;
hallelujah for evermore.

Cantor: (Why did he come?)

Traditional, from Cameroon


Reading Psalm 30:1 - 7, 10 - 12
Read by Honey Ballantine

1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment;
his favour is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
‘I shall never be moved.’
7 By your favour, O Lord,
you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face; I was dismayed…
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
O Lord, be my helper!’
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.


Anthem - O for a closer walk with God
Words: W Cowper (1731 – 1800)
Music: Arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)

O for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that made Thee mourn
And drove Thee from my breast.
So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the lamb.


Reading John 21: 1 - 19
Read by Honey Ballantine

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
21 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea
of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together
were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin,[a] Nathanael of Cana in Galilee,
the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter said to
them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They
went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not
know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish,
have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ 6 He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the
right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they
were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7 That disciple
whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard
that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped
into the lake. 8 But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net
full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

9 When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it,
and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just
caught.’ 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of
large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so
many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have
breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’
because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and
gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third
time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus and Peter
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son
of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you
know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ 16 A second time
he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes,
Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ 17 He
said to him the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt
hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said
to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to
him, ‘Feed my sheep.

18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your
own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will
stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and
take you where you do not wish to go.’ 19 (He said this to indicate the kind
of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’



Hymn 213   Every new morning
(t. Bunessan)

Every new morning
God gives us freely
hearts that are thankful,
strength for the task,
people who love us,
joy in our service,
all we have need of
if we but ask.

God will be with us
in all our thinking,
in all our speaking,
in all we do;
and as we praise him
by all our actions,
he will be with us,
seeing us through.

God in the morning,
God in the noontide,
God in the evening,
all through the day;
God is within us,
and all around us,
God goes before us,
all of the way.

Carol Dixon (b.1947)



Sermon – Bringing It Home
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth



Hymn 509   Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
(t. St Andrew)

Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
of our life's wild restless sea,
day by day his voice is sounding,
saying, 'Christian, follow me'.

As, of old, Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, 'Christian, love me more'.

In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
'Christian, love me more than these'.

Jesus calls us! By your mercy,
Saviour, make us hear your call,
give our hearts to your obedience,

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)

Prayer for Others



Hymn 682  Go in grace and make disciples
(t. To God be the glory)

Go in grace and make disciples,
baptize in God's holy name;
tell of death and resurrection,
Easter's victory now proclaim.
Christ's commission sends us forth
to the nations of the earth.
Go in grace and make disciples,
midwives for the world's rebirth.

Go and follow Christ's example,
not to vanquish, but to heal;
mend the wounds of sin's divisions,
servant love to all reveal.
Roles and ranks shall be reversed,
justice flow for all who thirst.
Go and follow Christ's example,
forge a world of last made first.

Go in Pentecostal spirit,
many tongues and many gifts;
feed the hearts of hungry people,
spread the gospel that uplifts.
As disciples, teach and learn,
till the day of Christ's return.
Go in Pentecostal spirit,
let God's flame of witness burn.

Mary Louise Bringle (b.1953)


Closing Responses
One: Love overcame
All: Out of the darkness of the tomb
One: Love overcame
All: And Jesus was resurrected to life
One: Love overcame
All: It transformed broken hearts
One: Love overcame
All: With the promise of hope
One: Love overcame
All: And a new heaven and earth has begun
One: Love overcame
All: Let us go in the love of the risen Christ






Threefold Amen



Organ Voluntary

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV625 JS Bach




The introit is from the second part of Mendelssohn’s great oratorio “Elijah.”
In the midst of the drama of much of the work, this is a calming and
contemplative piece starting with a gentle hymn-like statement which then
intensifies and develops both harmonically and fugally through the parts.
Stanford’s anthem is based on ta tune from the Scottish Psalter of 1633.
After a lilting introduction, and which reappears throughout the piece, the
sopranos sing the principal tune. The second verse is a variation of it set
first for the lower voices but with the whole choir joining later. The final
verse is a more elaborate version of the main theme rising to a climax
before a calm conclusion.


THIS MORNING’S ORGAN MUSIC BWV682 is an extended setting of the
melody for the Lutheran metrical version of the Lord's Prayer. The melody
can be heard - if you listen very carefully! - in canon, when it expands what
begins as a 3-part txture into 5 parts. BWV625 is a short setting of a
Lutheran Easter hymn. The translation of the first verse of the hymn is:
Christ lay in death's bonds handed over for our sins; he is risen again and
has brought us life. For this we should be joyful; praise God and be thankful
to him and sing allelluia. Alleluia





1. OFFERINGS The Kirk Session wishes to express its continuing gratitude
to those who support the Church's work through their offerings. Covid
restrictions have prevented circulation of the ‘plate’ during services but
those who would have wished to use it may make use of the bowls marked
‘Plate Collection’ situated in the vestibule and halls entrance, at the close of
the service . Regular and one-off donations are possible online at
www.give.net/20311853 Or please contact our Freewill Offerings Treasurer,
Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



2. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the Bill McDonald Hall at the
close of this service. Everyone is very welcome. Single use bio-
compostable cups will be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own cup!



We would love all Sunday school families to join a catch up from 2-4pm in
the Bill McDonald Hall (formerly the Upper Hall). We hope to be in the
church garden if the weather is allows. There will be baked potatoes to
enjoy so you don’t need to worry about rushing home to cook dinner! It
will be a relaxed chance to catch up with each other/race about the garden!
A rough idea of numbers would be helpful for our planning RSVP Alexis
07784 705 322 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (But no one will be turned away at the door!)



4. MIDWEEK PRAYERS You are most welcome to attend a time of
peace, prayer and reflection in the church sanctuary, this Tuesday at 10.00am.



5. ANNUAL LEAVE Our Pastoral Assistant, Kay McIntosh DCS, will be on
annual leave from 1 to 7 of May inclusive.



6. YOUTH UPDATE Youth Group will be taking a break over the Easter
holidays and will return on Sunday 8 May!. Please get in touch with Hillary if
iyou have any questions. NOTE: Hillary Leslie will be on holiday from 24 April - 3 May.



MAY 7.00PM Mayfield Salisbury is hosting this event for Edinburgh and the
Lothians – all are welcome. More details on Eventbrite here (cost £3 each) -
272673472697 Jonny Baker is Director of Mission Education at the
Church Mission Society in Oxford, and a renowned writer and inspirer on
‘pioneering’ forms of mission and ministry. He is touring Scotland with
musician and artist Gav Mart – and working with local pioneers – to explore
key themes of ‘Pioneer Practice’, the name of his recent book. Do we just
need to do the old things better or are we being challenged to embrace
the new: creative, innovative expressions of faith, rooted in their context, in
partnership with traditional forms?



be completing the Fife Pilgrim Way to St Andrews in April and May, having
walked the first leg as a congregation from North Queensferry to
Dunfermline Abbey last September. There will be another congregational
pilgrimage day on Saturday 7 May for the final leg from Ceres to St
Andrews, a pleasant walk with a full distance of 9.5 miles. There will be free
coach travel to and from St Andrews, kindly paid for from the Ian McCallum
Fund, and so a shorter walk of a couple of miles, or a trip directly to St
Andrews for a day out before we gather later, will also be possible. To sign
up, please contact David Booth by email or phone
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (0131 667 0582), indicating whether you intend
to walk in whole or in part, or go straight to St Andrews, and whether you
would like a seat on the coach or to make your own way by train to Cupar
and back from Leuchars).

In the meantime, Sandy has walked the three middle sections in recent
weeks. You can find a short reflection and photos on our website here:



9. EVENING MUSICIANS – Next Sunday! Dust off your violin, re - string
your guitar. After the success of the youth group ensemble, we are looking
for a group from the congregation to play simple tunes (no rehearsal
needed) for the evening service on Sunday 8th May at 7pm. Contact
Reuben for more information and to get a copy of the music emailed out in
advance. (The plan is for Iona and Taizè style songs interspersed with
readings and prayers)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 0786 791 5022.



OUT FOR VOLUNTEER BAKERS. The CrossReach committee will be holding
a bake sale after the morning services on Sunday 8 May to raise funds for
CrossReach’s perinatal services (PNS). We hope to see you there. We
would be most grateful for any offers of help from keen bakers to help
stock the bake stall. If you think you might be able to help please contact
Ailsa Garland on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07793 197858. Thank you.



11. MARMALADE SALE The Christian Aid group will be holding its popular
marmalade sale on 15 May. Tangy and delicious, every jar helps to raise
much-needed funds for Christian Aid. If you have marmalade to contribute,
please bring it to church on Saturday 14 May, between 10.00am and
11.00am. And on Sunday 15, please don’t forget to bring cash, as well as
bags to carry away your purchases. Thank you!



12. PASTORAL CARE If you now would like to have a regular visit or
phone call, please do contact me and I shall arrange that for you. If you
would like to be held in prayer or be one of the people on our confidential
prayer chain. Please do contact me with your prayer request. Please contact
Kay on 07587 043 191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Note: see
intimation 5 for Kays holiday dates)



Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, in George Street, will be holding a
Book Sale with Collectables on Saturday 14 May 10.00am – 4.00pm; and
Monday 16 – Friday 20 May 10.00am – 3.30pm; late opening until 7.00pm
Thursday 19.

Donations of the following are welcome: books of every kind, paintings,
antiques, printed ephemera, stamps and postcards, toys, sheet music,
records, CDs and DVDs. Items may be brought to the church from Mon 2
May to Wednesday 11 May (excluding Sunday 8 May), 9.00am – 9.00pm,
(9.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 7 May). Help is needed to sort and sell the
goods – and of course, do come along and BUY! If you have any queries,
please phone St A’s and St G’s office on 225 3847.



14. AFTERNOON SERVICE We look forward to welcoming you at the
Afternoon Service on Tuesday 10 May at 2.30pm (end around 3.45 pm) in
the level access Bill McDonald Hall [via West Mayfield entrance].
Refreshments and chat will follow. Service will be led by Kay McIntosh DCS

If you would appreciate further information please ask Kay, your Pastoral
Visitor (PV), or Anne Sturrock. Those who are coming are invited to phone Kay
McIntosh (new number: 07587 043 191) so that we can plan seating and catering.




Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916
Some images from Pixabay under licence.



Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.
Next Grapevine: Friday 24 June at 6.00pm.





We are glad to see you worship with us today
and hope to see you again soon.

We would love to get to know you better!

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