Welcome to this Service of Worship from Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church 

Christian Aid Week                Sunday 15 May at 10.30am

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Christian Aid Week

➼ We stand with the resilient women who are determined
to lift their families out of hunger.
➼ We raise our voices to call for climate justice.
➼ We pray that families will stay strong during times of drought.

With every gift, every action, every prayer, every one of us can change lives.



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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Preparatory Silence for Worship


Introit - We are marching in the light of God
Music: South African traditional melody
arranged Anders Nyberg (b. 1955)
Words: Xhosa Traditional hymn

Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenhos’ (repeated)
O-o siyahamba ekukhanyen’ kwenhos’

We are marching in the light of God (repeated)
O-o we are marching in the light of God

Gathering Prayer
Led by Grace Dunsmore and Eilidh Robertson

Hymn 181 For the beauty of the earth
(t. Lucerna Laudoniae)

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies:

Christ our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon and stars of light:

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight:

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild:

For each perfect gift and sign
of your love so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven:

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917)

Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer Led by Catriona Spratt
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.

Reading - Psalm 1
Read by Hillary Leslie

The Two Ways
1 Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3 They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.



Children’s Talk
Deirdre Eustace



Hymn 804 - You shall go out with joy
(t. You shall go out with joy)

Sung three times
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace,
and the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you.
There'll be shouts of joy, and the trees of the field
shall clap, shall clap their hands.

And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
and the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
and the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
and you'll go out with joy.


Young people leave for age-appropriate activities


Anthem - Humbly in your sight
Words: Tumbuka hymn by J Chirwa
Music: trad northern Malawian tune

Humbly in your sight we come together,
Lord. Grant us now the blessing of your presence here.

These, our hearts, are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, purify our love to make it like your own.

These, our eyes, are yours. We give them to you,
Lord, may we always see your world as with your sight.

These, our hands, are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, ,give them strength and skill to do all work for you.

These, our feet, are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, may we always walk the path of life with you.

These , our tongues, are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, may we speak your healing words of life and truth.

These, our ears, are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, open them to hear the Gospel as from you.

Our whole selves are yours, we give them to you,
Lord, take us now and keep us yours for evermore

Reading - Revelation 21:1 - 4 and 22:1 - 5
Read by Anne Mulligan

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.’

The River of Life
22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of
the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its
twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the
tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 Nothing accursed will be found
there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his
servants will worship him; 4 they will see his face, and his name will be on
their foreheads. 5 And there will be no more night; they need no light of
lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever
and ever.


Hymn 141 - Oh, the life of the world is a joy and a treasure
(t. Life of the world)

Oh, the life of the world is a joy and a treasure,
unfolding in beauty the green-growing tree,
the changing of seasons in mountain and valley,
the stars and the bright restless sea.

Oh, the life of the world is a fountain of goodness
overflowing in labour and passion and pain,
in the sound of the city and the silence of wisdom,
in the birth of a child once again.

Oh, the life of the world is the source of our healing.
It rises in laughter and wells up in song;
it springs from the care of the poor and the broken
and refreshes where justice is strong.

So give thanks for the life and give love to the Maker,
and rejoice in the gift of the bright risen Son,
and walk in the peace and the power of the Spirit
till the days of our living are done.

Kathryn Galloway (b.1952)


Sermon – Christian Aid
Fionnuala Shakespeare


Hymn 771 - If you believe and I believe
(t. If you believe and I believe)  Sung three times

If you believe and I believe
and we together pray,
the Holy Spirit shall come down
and set God's people free,
and set God's people free,
and set God's people free,
the Holy Spirit shall come down
and set God's people free.

Zimbabwean traditional song
based on Matthew 18: 19

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Led by Neil Newton


Hymn 543 - Longing for light, we wait in darkness
(t. Christ, be our light)

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your Church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us.
Make us your living voice.

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.

Bernadette Farrell (b.1957)




Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!



morning are based on traditional African hymns. The introit now appears in
CH4.. We will use both the Xhosa and the English words in this lively piece
which uses much repetition to increase tension. The anthem is a simple
hymn using a melody from Northern Malawi, arranged by John Bell. The
words are a Tumbuka hymn by J Chirwa, translated and adapted by T
Colvin. For some verses we have changed the harmonies and provided a
descant to add variety.



1. SERVICES NEXT WEEK – return to their usual format at 9.30am (All Age
Worship) and 10.45am (Traditional Service.)


2. 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.


3. OPEN TO ALL Coffee 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!


4. ANNUAL LEAVE The Minister, Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth, will be on
annual leave from 9 to 16 of May inclusive.


5. YOUTH UPDATE Youth Group 15 May: ALL AGES (P6-S1 and S2-S6)
from 6.15-8.30pm in the Youth Room for a film night and discussion. We
will be watching the superhero film ‘Black Panther’ (rated 12A). Movie
snacks provided!


6. READINGS OF FAITH - next meeting Wednesday 18 May at 7.30pm in
the Youth Room. New members welcome! At each meeting you can expect
chat over tea and coffee to begin, followed by discussion about short
readings developing our faith and spirituality, and ending with a prayer
practice. If you wish to know more details, please contact Hillary at
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7. MARMALADE SALE The Christian Aid group will be holding its popular
marmalade sale after the service TODAY in the Lower Hall. Tangy and
delicious, every jar helps to raise much-needed funds for Christian Aid!


8. 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.


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


10. CHRISTIAN AID DONATIONS Envelopes for donations will be available
in the pews this morning, and can be dropped into our familiar red buckets
as you leave church on both the 15 and 22 May. Alternatively, you can
donate online at www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week

If you're a UK taxpayer, please don’t forget to fill in the gift aid form to
enable Christian Aid to reclaim the tax, giving them an extra 25 pence for
every pound you donate. It won’t cost you a penny more!

With every action, every prayer, every one of us can change lives. Thank
you for all your support!


Christian Aid Week 2022 this charity walk is being organised to get
everyone out into the fresh air to enjoy exercise and the beauty of
Edinburgh, and this year to raise funds for vulnerable families in Zimbabwe,
struggling to grow crops to feed their children. You do not have to be
super fit and can use any means that you wish between the hills, be it by
foot, bus, car, scooter or bicycle. Come for the challenge whether you walk
up 1,2,3 or more, or perhaps all seven hills!

When? Saturday 21 May Start? Wherever & whenever you wish. It’s up
to you. Some of us will be gathering at Priestfield Church at 10.00am.
where Christian Aid T-shirts will be available for walkers. (This will coincide
with Priestfield’s Café Time for Christian Aid. Come and join us!)

Contact Robert Abel with any queries:
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07570 434410

Scottish folk songs, traditional and modern , songs of Edinburgh , Lothians
and beyond. St Giles Cathedral, Sunday 15 May at 6.00pm Entry is free ,
with an optional donation. To book, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-giles-at-six-tickets-321224229317


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. Do come along and BUY!

Copyright Notices Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard
Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council
of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by
permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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


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.





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