Welcome to this Service of Worship
4 June 2023 at 10.45am
Led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth
with the congregation in the sanctuary and online
• PDF Order of Service Download HERE
WELCOME! 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
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AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH
GATHERS TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD
Welcome and Church News
Preparatory Silence for Worship
Introit: Holy, Holy, Holy
From the German Mass
Translated by Christina C Cairns
Music: Franz Schubert (1797 to 1828)
Holy, holy, holy, God almighty, Lord!
Holy, holy, holy, everywhere adored!
He without beginning, He the eternal One
reigns and rules forever all thing ‘neath the sun.
Holy, holy, holy, God almighty, Lord!
Holy, holy, holy, everywhere adored!
Power and love and wonder circling round His throne,
praise Him, holy, holy, Lord of Life alone.
Call to Worship
May the love of God our Maker fill our hearts;
The light of Jesus Christ shine in our lives;
And the flame of the Holy Spirit touch our souls;
As we worship together this day.
Hymn 111- Holy, Holy, Holy
Prayer of Approach
& 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.
Hymn Praise with Joy the World’s
(t. Praise, My Soul)
1. Praise with joy the world's Creator,
God of justice, love, and peace,
source and end of human knowledge,
Force of greatness without cease.
Celebrate the Maker's glory,
power to rescue and release.
2. Praise to Christ who feeds the hungry,
frees the captive, finds the lost,
heals the sick, up-sets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost.
Celebrate Christ's constant presence:
friend and stranger, guest and host.
3. Praise the Spirit sent among us,
liberating truth from pride,
forging bonds where race or gender,
age or nation dare divide.
Celebrate the Spirit's treasure:
foolishness none dare deride.
4. Praise the Maker, Christ, and Spirit,
one God in community,
calling Christians to embody
oneness and diversity.
Thus the world shall yet believe, when
Shown Christ’s vibrant unity.
Reading 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Read by Kate O’Brien (NT p.183)
Final Greetings and Benediction 11
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell.
Put things in order, listen to my
appeal, agree with one another, live
in peace; and the God of love and
peace will be with you. 12 Greet
one another with a holy kiss. All the
saints greet you. 13 The grace of
the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of
God, and the communion of the
Holy Spirit be with all of you.
Anthem O Trinity most Blessed Light
Words: by St. Ambrose, (340-397AD)
Translated by John M. Neale (1818-1866)
Music: C Kenneth Turner
O Trinity, most blessed Light,
O Unity of sovereign might,
As now the fiery sun departs,
Shed Thou Thy beams within our hearts.
To Thee our morning songs of praise,
To Thee our evening prayer we raise;
Thee may our glory evermore
In lowly reverence adore.
All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
Reading Matthew 28:16-20
Read by Kate O’Brien (NT p.32)
The Commissioning of the Disciples
16 Now the eleven disciples went
to Galilee, to the mountain to which
Jesus had directed them. 17 When
they saw him, they worshipped him;
but some doubted. 18 And Jesus
came and said to them, ‘All authority
in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. 19 Go therefore and make
disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20
and teaching them to obey everything
that I have commanded you. And
remember, I am with you always,
to the end of the age.
Reader: For the Word of God
revealed through Scripture.
ALL: Thanks be to God
Hymn 251 - I, The Lord of Sea and Sky
(t. Here I am, Lord)
The Trinity as Community in Mission
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth
Pause for Reflection
Hymn 133 - Source and Sovereign,
(t. Aberystwyth) Sung Seated
Collect and Affirmation
for Trinity Sunday (said by all)
With the whole church,
That we are all made in
the Creator God’s image,
Befriended by Christ and
empowered by the Spirit
With people everywhere,
God’s goodness at the
heart of humanity
Planted more deeply
than all that is wrong
With all creation,
The miracle and wonder of life,
and the unfolding purposes of God
Forever at work in ourselves and
the world. Amen
(from the Daily Act of Prayer
of the Iona Community, Iona
Abbey Worship Book, 2001,
Brian Woodcock and Neil Paynter)
Prayer of Dedication and for Others
Hymn 682 - Go in Grace and Make Disciples
(t. Abbot’s Leigh)
Closing Responses & Benediction
‘The Grace’ – from 2 Corinthians 13:13
Leader: May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
All: The love of God
Leader: And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
All: Be with us all, now and for evermore
THIS MORNING’S CHOIR MUSIC
The introit is the “Sanctus” or
“Heilig” movement from the
second German Mass by Schubert.
Quietly reflective, it is deceptively
simple and four square. The calm
opening section has the same
text for both verses, the harmonies
of the second section each time
being a shade more unsettled.
The anthem is a setting of very
ancient text, translated by the
Victorian hymn writer, J M Neale
and composed in the twentieth
century by C Kenneth Turner.
The irregular, fluid rhythm and
the mellifluous harmonies ideally
suit the movement of the words.
NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
0. EVENING COMMUNION
SERVICE - TONIGHT AT 7.00PM
You are most welcome to be
part of our monthly quiet,
contemplative evening communion
service, tonight at 7.00pm in the
south transept of the church,
where we'll focus on the Holy
Spirit at work in our lives and
in our world.
1. OPEN TO ALL Coffee
and tea will be served in the
Bill McDonald Hall at the close
of the Sunday services.
Everyone is very welcome.
2. COFFEE AND BLETHERS
RESTARTS this Thursday,
8 June from 2.00pm until
3.30pm in the Bill McDonald
Hall. Bring along friends and
neighbours. All welcome.
3. PASTORAL CARE - MATTERS
Anne Mulligan is the principal
contact point for pastoral
matters. The contact details
remain the same as before
(phone 07587 043 191).
Please contact Anne if you have
any pastoral issues or concerns
and/or if you wish anyone to be
remembered in the confidential
prayer chain or wish to be added
to the email circulation list.
4. SOUND DESK The volunteers
on the sound desk have managed
very well so far this year, but we
have no one to cover October.
Is there anyone out there who
perhaps has retired from this task,
who could offer to do even one
Sunday? The dates are 1st, 8th,
15th, 22nd and 29th October
(there WOULD be 5). We would
be most grateful. Rosemary
Currie 667 6494 or 0781 048
3035 sound desk admin.
5. CHILDREN AND YOUNG
ADULT WORKER We welcome
Bettina Hather who has been
appointed to the post of Children
and Young Adult Worker meantime
until the end of 2023. Her
contact details are as follows -
Phone number: 0778 319 0114
6. 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
7. UPCOMING CONGREGATIONAL
PILGRIMAGE WALK – Spaces are
still available. All are welcome for
the final walk on the Forth to
Farne Way. Saturday 10 June Beal
Farm Cafe to Lindisfarne
(approx 5 miles across the sands)
Please sign up for this walk by
emailing Pennie McIntyre at
We will be going by coach to
Lindisfarne. Please let me know
ASAP if you wish to join the
coach as I have to decide that
week whether to hire one or
two coaches. If you do not wish
to walk across the sands you
are welcome to walk across the
causeway , or to stay on the coach
and drive across the causeway.
We can then all meet up in
Lindisfarne and particularly for
the service of communion which
we are hoping to hold on the island.
If you wish to travel by car and
not walk across the sands please
let me know so that I can give
you our time of arrival and the
safe time to cross the causeway.’
8. Christian Aid Week Appeal
Thank you to everyone who
contributed so generously
to this year’s Christian Aid
Week appeal. We have
achieved a magnificent total
of over £3,000, not including
donations made online.
In a recent message,
Christian Aid tells us:
“Driven by your desire to stand
with the poorest and most
around the world, you have
come together to help bring
transformation to the lives of
our global neighbours and we
are so grateful for your support.
Christian Aid week happens
because of you. Your support
has helped people like Esther in
Malawi plant better seeds,
secure a fairer price for their
crops, and build happier
futures for their children.”
A huge Thank You from
the Christian Aid team.
Order of service for next week:
Thursday at 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine:
Friday 7 July at 6.00pm
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