Welcome to this Service of Worship
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
14 August 2022 at 10.30am
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 touch, please complete
the Connection Card on the back page of the printed
AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH GATHERS
TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD
Welcome & Church News
Preparatory Silence for Worship
Call to Worship
From Genesis 1 and John 1
In the beginning God said: “let there be light,”
and there was light.
And God saw that the light was good; and He
separated the light from the darkness.
In the beginning was life, and that life was the
light of the world.
And the darkness has never overcome the light.
The true light, that gives light and life to everyone,
has come into the world.
God the Creator, God the Son, and God the Holy
Spirit are with us here and now, as we worship.
Hymn 4 How Excellent in All the Earth
(t. Winchester Old) Psalm 8
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.
All-Age Reflection Hillary Leslie
Hymn 145 God Made Me as I Am
(t. God Made Me) Sung three times
CHILDREN LEAVE FOR AGE-APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES
Psalm 8 (OT p.503)
Genesis 1:24 - 31a (OT p.1)
Hymn 694 Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You
(t. Servant Song)
Sermon Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth
To Be Made in the Image and Likeness of God
Hymn 700 As Man and Woman We Were Made
Prayers For Others
Hymn 154 O Lord, My God! When I in Awesome Wonder
(t. How Great Thou Art)
Lord: God our Creator, Your voice called out over
the deep and darkness and brought light.
Your voice called out over the waters and brought life.
Your voice called out and made us in your image and l likeness.
Your voice continues to call out and bring new hope,
new light and new life for everyone.
NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
1. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the LOWER HALL at
the close of the Sunday services. Everyone is very welcome.
2. HEARING LOOP The whole of the church is served by a hearing loop.
Users should turn their hearing aid to the setting marked T.
3. YOUTH UPDATES Youth Group will have its 'kick-off' session in the
garden (weather permitting!) for all ages (P6-S6) from 6.15-8.00pm. There
will be pizza and lots of games as we discuss the year before us as a
community. Bring a friend! If you have any questions, contact Hillary.
4. ANNUAL LEAVE Hillary Leslie, Youth Worker, will be on annual leave
from 19 - 28 August inclusive.
5. GIVING – QR CODE Today you will see we have added a QR code to
this Order of Service and larger versions near the exit doors
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 all the usual protocols and safeguards are still operative.
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 (scan the QR code) Or please contact our Freewill
Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville on 0131 466 2446 or
6. JEAN’S KILTWALK I will be walking 14 miles on September 18 and
fundraising for Edinburgh Street Pastors. You may like to donate at
www.justgiving.com/EdinburghKiltwalk2022-JeanLeitch Cash or cheques
also gratefully received. Thank You! Jean MacGilchrist
7. EDINBURGH PEOPLE’S THEATRE (EPT) are delighted to be back in
action after a two year absence due to the pandemic. Our Fringe offering
this year is the Scots comedy The Deil’s Awa by Alan Cochrane, a roistering
tale of smugglers and excisemen in 18th century Pittenweem. EPT are
proud to be the only theatre group remaining from the original eight that
‘gatecrashed’ the very first Edinburgh International Festival in 1947.
So, if you want to take part in the REAL EDINBURGH FRINGE do not miss
this August production In Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall (Venue 11).
Tickets are now on sale, priced at £12 (£10 concession) and are available
online at www.ept.org.uk/boxoffice or by phone on 0333 666 3366
(booking fee applies.)
All performances commence at 7.30pm from Friday 5 August to Friday 19
August except Saturdays 6, 13 and 20 August which commence at 2.30pm.
(No shows Saturday evenings or Sundays.) More information is contained
on the leaflets now available in the Church Hall.
8. 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
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. STUDENT WELCOME: ‘CURRY AND CONVERSATION’ EVENING AT
MAYFIELD SALISBURY CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER. Mayfield
Salisbury Church has many links with the University of Edinburgh, not least
via our minister Sandy Forsyth’s on-going responsibilities at the School of
Divinity at New College. Postgraduate Students arriving in Edinburgh to
study at the School of Divinity from overseas often have few if any contacts
with locals in general and with places of worship specifically. Last year
Mayfield Salisbury Church offered these students (whatever their faith) a
warm Scottish welcome by hosting a “Curry and Conversation’ welcome
event which was well attended and much appreciated by the students.
Several took up the opportunity to link with a host family for continued
friendship and support.
This year we will repeat the welcome event with a Curry and Conversation
evening on Wednesday 14 September from 6.30 to 8.30 pm in the Bill
We will also facilitate connecting students, should they so wish, to
‘welcome hosts’ of individuals or families from the congregation. Examples
of hosting activities might include inviting them for a meal, showing them
the local sights and joining them at church on a Sunday morning
If you would like to (1) attend the welcome event and/or (2) become a
‘welcome host’, please contact Alastair MacGilchrist
Monday 22 August.
11. THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF THE SACRED ARTS IN THE FRINGE
offers a wide range of events including worship, visual art, dance, music,
drama and poetry. Tickets available via the Fringe
https://tickets.edfringe.com You can pick up a leaflet in the vestibule or
12. ECO BOOKS A reminder that the books in the Entrance Hall include a
shelf on those relating to environmental issues. All of these are available
for borrowing. Of the varied selection, Marjory Grant would recommend
‘We Are the Weather.’ It has an interesting slant on the ways in which we
ignore issues, from famines and conflicts to climate change, when we
consider them to be ‘over there.’ Please borrow and if you have any books
you would like to share in this way, do drop them off.
13. COFFEE AND BLETHERS Coffee and Blethers has resumed and will run
over the Summer on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of July, August and
September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church
holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916
Order of service for next week:
Thursday – 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine:
Friday 26 August at 6.00pm
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916
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