Welcome to this Service of Worship 

 

Remembrance
Sunday

 

 

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Sunday 13 November 2022 at 10.45am

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AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH GATHERS
TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD

‘"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for
their tomorrow we gave our today." Rudyard Kipling

 

Organ Prelude

Welcome and Church News

The Peace

Preparatory Silence for Worship

Introit - So they gave their bodies
Words: Periclese Funeral Oration (Athens 431BC)
Translation: Alfred Zimmern
Music: Peter Aston (1938 to 2013)

So they gave their bodies to the commonwealth, and received praise that
will never die, and a home in the minds of men. Their story lives on without
visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men’s lives

 

 

PeterandAlex2 

Peter Yorston and Alex Young, members of Mayfield Church
and the Boys Brigade, killed in World War One

 

 

 

Call to Worship
Leader: From the darkness of suffering,
All: God calls us towards a glorious light.
Leader: From the tumult of war,
All: God call us towards the beauty of peace.
Leader: In light and in peace,
All: God calls us today to remembrance.
Leader: To the end, to the end, they remain.
All: We will remember them.

 

 

Hymn 715   Behold! the Mountain of the Lord
(t. Glasgow)    Paraphrase 18

 

Poem ‘Mametz Wood’, by Owen Sheers (2005)
Read by Christine De Luca

 

Call to Remembrance

 

The Tryst: ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’
From ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon

 

The Last Post

 

Two Minutes Silence

 

The Rouse

 

The Kohima Epitaph

 

 

Prayer of Approach, Praise, 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 528   Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
(t. O Waly Waly)

 

 

Reading Isaiah 65:17 - 25
Read by Michael Simpson (OT p706)

The Glorious New Creation
17 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former
things shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18 But be glad and
rejoice for ever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as
a joy, and its people as a delight. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight
in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry
of distress.

20 No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old
person who does not live out a lifetime; for one who dies at a hundred
years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will
be considered accursed. 21 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they
shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 They shall not build and another
inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall
the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of
their hands.

23 They shall not labour in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall
be offspring blessed by the Lord - and their descendants as well. 24 Before
they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf
and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the
serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my
holy mountain, says the Lord.

 

 



Anthem    Greater Love
Music: John Ireland ( 1879 to 1962)
Text: Canticles: 8, St John: 15, 1 Peter: 2,
1 Corinthians: 6 and Romans: 15

Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,
ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.

 

 

 

 

Reading Revelation 21:1 - 4
Read by Michael Simpson (NT p257)

The New Heaven and the New Earth
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the
first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy
city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as
a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the
throne saying:

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

 

Hymn 275    Come Now, O Prince of Peace
(t. O So So) Sung twice through

 

 

 

 

 

Mametz Wood now, Somme Battlefield

 

 

Sermon
‘A New Heaven and a New Earth’
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth

 

 

Hymn 473   Thy Kingdom Come - On Bended Knee
(t. Irish)

 

Poem ‘Let us Be Different’, by Kathy Galloway (2004)
Read by Kay McIntosh DCS

Prayer of Dedication and for Others

Hymn 419 Thine Be the Glory Heaven
(t. Maccabaeus)

 

 

 

Closing Responses
Leader: Let us go from this place
All: with minds that never forget,
Leader: with hearts that grow in hope,
All: with lives that shine Christ’s light.
Leader: Let us go to heal the wounds of conflict,
All: to bring people together,
Leader: to look for a just future for all humanity
All: to seek peace in our lives and our world.

 

 

Benediction

Threefold Amen

Organ Postlude

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THIS MORNING’S CHOIR MUSIC   Benjamin Britten appointed Aston as the
founding conductor of The Aldeburgh Singers. The poignant remembrance
anthem “So they gave their bodies” (1976) was commissioned by the Royal
School of Church Music for one of its Service Books. The text is taken from
Pericles’ famous Funeral Oration of 431 BC, as appears in Thucydides’
History of the Peloponnesian War. Over a rocking organ accompaniment, it
explores dissonant but attractive harmonies. It shows great sympathy with
the text, with a later repetition of the first phrase. John Ireland’s powerful
and much-loved Remembrance anthem “Greater Love” is an extensive
setting of various Biblical texts. It has beautifully melodic passages for
single voices interspersed with choral passages with dynamic and tempo
variations, at one time forceful and resolute and at others quiet and
contemplative.

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NEWS AND INTIMATIONS

1. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the McDonald Hall at
the close of the Sunday morning services. Everyone is most welcome.

 

 

2. GRAPEVINE DEADLINE This Friday Please note the deadline for the
next magazine (December, January) is this Friday, 18 November at 6.00pm
one week earlier than usual.

 

 

3. CROSSREACH PERINATAL SERVICES Many thanks for all the support
for our collection for CrossReach perinatal services last Sunday. If you have
brought an envelope this week then please could you put it in the
collection plate at the main entrance to the church or pass to one of the
Committee members.

Or you can give online by visiting the crossreach.org.uk page and clicking
the purple “Donate” button at the top right of the page. This takes you to
a Just Giving page which is for general CrossReach donations but there is a
box in which you can “Add a message of support” and please would you
type in there that the donation is for Perinatal Services (or PNS) which will
ensure funds are routed to PNS. Please note that Just Giving automatically
adds a platform fee but this can be changed to zero if preferred (with no
reduction in the amount that is then routed to PNS). There is also the
opportunity to gift aid your donation.

 

 

4. YOUTH GROUP Sunday 13 November: ALL AGES have been invited
to our escape room outing at LockEdinburgh at Summerhall from 6:00-
7:00pm (arriving at Summerhall for 5:50pm). Consent forms must be
completed. Sign-ups have now closed due to limited spaces.

Sunday 20 November: ALL AGES are invited to our annual Thanksgiving
Dinner in the Bill McDonald Hall from 6:15-8:00pm. We will also be
collecting donations for the food bank that evening. If you plan on
attending, please let Hillary know by the end of the day on 13 November,
and share any dietary requirements.

 

 

5. BOOKS We've all got too much stuff! A house should have no more
than 30 books. Decluttering is good for the soul. Taking these quotations
from last Sunday's sermon to heart, the ecogroup has planned a Paperback
Exchange. So, please leave paperbacks, in good condition and with which
you have finished, in the Entrance Hall (under the coat pegs) and come
along on November 20th to find replacements or, better still, a few
Christmas presents.

 

 

6. THURSDAY CLUB continues on Thursday at 2.00pm. This week, Kozo
Hoshine and John Ferguson will give a talk titled ‘Our Holiday in Italy’.
The talk will be followed by tea and fellowship. All are very welcome!

 

7. POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE Poppy Scotland lapel poppies with tins
for donations are available today.

 

 

8. OUR SHORTER AFTERNOON SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be on
Tuesday 15 NOVEMBER at 2.30 pm and will be led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth.
This Service is held in the Bill McDonald Hall via West Mayfield level access.
Proceedings usually finish at 3.45pm at the latest.

Everyone always made most welcome. You might find this less-formal
worship style a good opportunity to renew friendships after the isolation in
recent times and as winter approaches. If you haven’t joined us before
why not come this time and if you would like to bring someone with you
for company or assistance, please do ! To make things comfortable for all
we remain seated around our tables for 4 – 6 people for the Service and
enjoy light refreshments together afterwards. If you would appreciate
further information please speak with Kay McIntosh or your Pastoral Visitor
(PV) - or Anne Sturrock. Kay would appreciate having your name in
advance if you intend to be present to enable us to plan a safe seating
arrangement and to judge catering. Her number is 07587 043 191.

The 2023 dates are listed in the Oct/November current issue of Grapevine.

 

 

9. THE WILDLIFE AND ENVIRO-NMENTAL SOCIETY OF MALAWI
Celebrating 75 years supporting schools and community conservation in
Malawi. Buy our 2023 calendar and support us! Price £11.50 (or £14.00 incl
p+p) Top quality design and print Superb photos Special offer on note
cards. Pack of 5 stunning A6 notecards with envelopes £3.50 if purchased
with calendar £15 for Calendar + 1 pack notecards. Sold by the Friends of
WESM Blantyre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please Contact: Hilary
Watkinson 0131 667 6360 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

10. GIFT SERVICES - SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2022 The congregation
donates to six major recipients and an idea of the needs of another two
more are listed below.

CrossReach - Sunflower Garden Project The CrossReach unit based in
Simpson House helps many children whose parents are struggling to
overcome addictions. They hope to have gifts for around 20 children and in
addition welcome art materials for use in their sessions with the children.
Acceptable gifts include kinetic sand (Argos, The Entertainer) and lego.
While individual children are not named by the unit, they have told me that
there are 3 x 13 year olds and 1 x 16.

Women's Aid The request from Women's Aid is again for supermarket
vouchers which enables their service users to buy the gifts their children
would most appreciate. Morrison's and Sainsbury's are most useful to them.

Anne Graham 0131 667 6331

 

 

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

 

 

12. KILOMBERO RICE Buy Kilombero Rice, £3 per bag, and help Malawian
farmers send their children to secondary school. Happy to deliver! Contact
Jean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 077102 13754 Thanks!

 

 

13. ‘LIVING THE QUESTIONS’ – NEW COURSE TO EXPLORE CHRISTIAN FAITH
A new course is about to start to explore Christian faith, led by the three
ministers at Mayfield Salisbury, Priestfield and Craigmillar Park and hosted
by each of the churches. It is based on the ‘Living the Questions’ material,
which is produced by some well-known progressive theologians from both
sides of the Atlantic, such as Brian MacLaren and John Bell. The material
encourages growing in faith by discussion of big questions relating to faith
and the world, rather than the teaching of doctrine. The course will run for
six Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, starting on 9 November
and ending on 14 December. You would be very welcome! To register or to
find out more, speak to one of the three ministers or email them. For
Mayfield Salisbury – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

14. MUSICAL CONCERT FOR ADVENT ON 11 DECEMBER Our choir and
Chamber Group will present an evening of Advent and Christmas music on
11 December. We would be delighted if we were joined by other singers
from Mayfield Salisbury and indeed from Priestfield and Craigmillar Park, to
make an extra special joint musical event. While you would not need to be
brilliant sight readers, and there will be a chance to learn the music, a
degree of musical literacy would be required. A number of singers have
volunteered, mostly ladies, so it would be good if some singing men joined us.

Rehearsals will on Thursday evenings starting on 17 November. If you
would like to take part or to ask any questions about it, please let Walter
know as soon as possible so he can know the numbers of copies of music
required. Walter Thomson, Choirmaster. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and 07517 050140

 

 

15. PASTORAL CARE If you would like to have a regular home visit or
telephone call from one of our pastoral care team, please contact me and I
will arrange that for you. If you would like to be held in prayer, or would
like us to pray for someone you know, please make your request to Kay. If
you would like to participate in our confidential prayer chain praying for
these requests, please get in touch; prayer chain emails are sent out once a
week. You can email Kay on 07587 043 191 or
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16. A CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA Why not give yourself or someone else a
subscription to Life and Work, for a year of news, features and opinions
within the church and beyond. A special offer of 12 issues for the price of
10 is currently available,delivered directly to your address. To subscribe,
phone 4607487 or visit www.lifeandwork.org, quoting the promotion code XMAS22

 

 

17. MEDICINE BLISTER PACKS RECYCLING The Eco group have long been
pursuing the issue of recycling the blister packs which contain medication -
anything from prescribed medication to Paracetamol. Some previous
information retaking blister packs to Superdrug turned out to be inaccurate
(it's only Superdrug Pharmacies which do this.) We now have a link which
can send blister packs to Haddington for forwarding to a firm which
recycles. Blister packs can be collected in a box (labelled) in the Entrance Hall.

 

 18. GIVING – QR CODE Our Quick Response code is a handy way of using
your smart ‘phone or tablet’s QR app to link you to our Giving Page.
Once you have joined the Giving Page safeguards are still operative.
PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may make use of the
offering plates 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 (scan the QR code) or please contact our Freewill
Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or
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Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday – 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine: Friday 18 November at 6.00pm

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916


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