Sadly, this church is now closed for worship. From Easter Sunday please join us at North and South Leith Parish Church in the Kirkgate for Sunday worship at 11am
Online Worship worship

12th February 2023

Minister: Rev. Ron Smith

Organist: Iain Mackinnon


Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship

God loved the world so much that he gave his only and beloved son
Everyone who believes and follows him shall not perish but live the life eternal

This is the day the Lord has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it

Hymn  378  Praise to the Holiest in the height

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

First Thoughts

Hymn  76  How can I ever thank the Lord

Scripture Readings: Reader: Jenny Martin
Old Testament: Exodus 34: 29-35
New Testament: Matthew 17: 1-9


Hymn  557  O Love that wilt not let me go

Spoken Doxology (all remain standing)

Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth,
whom angels serve and saints adore,
the Father, Son, and Spirit blest
to whom be praise for evermore.

Prayer of Dedication for the offering

Prayers for the World

Hymn  97  O God, you search me and you know me

Benediction and Threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary – Pilgrims chorus from Tannhäuser.    Richard Wagner  (1813-1883)

PICTURE: JESUS MAFA. Transfiguration, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved February 8, 2023]. Original source: (contact page:


Sunday Services: We are pleased to welcome Rev Ron Smith to lead our worship today.

Next Sunday, 19 February, will be our next joint service at South Leith church at 11.00am. (NO service in North Leith church that day.)

On Sunday 26 February we will welcome Rev John Tait as our new Locum Minister to lead us in worship.

Church Roll: We are sad to report the death at Victoria Manor Care Home on 8th February of Margaret Borthwick of Laverockbank Road.
The funeral will take place on Friday 24 February at 11am in the Lorimer chapel at Warriston Crematorium.
Our thoughts and prayers are with George and their family.

We are also sad to report that Sophia Robertson of Prince Regent Street, and lately resident at Marian House nursing home, died on 7th February. Sophia was 103. Funeral arrangements are not yet available.

The funeral of Ian Low of Dudley Gardens who died at the end of January has been arranged for 10.30 am at Warriston Crematorium on Thursday 23 February.

Christmas Appeal: The total raised for the Red Cross Afghanistan Crisis Appeal was £953 (including income tax recovery).
Thank you to all who donated.

Turkey & Syria Earthquake: The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has set up an appeal to bring help to Turkey and Syria. It is very easy to give to the appeal which is widely advertised. If you prefer to make a donation via the church, there will be a retiring offering today and on Sunday 26 February.

Children and families: Sandy Edwards, Youth Worker at Newhaven church, has sent us a list of activities coming up there. If anyone would like to attend, be part of the events or find out more please speak to the Session Clerk or contact Sandy on

Please pass on this information to any families with children who may be interested.

  • Friday 17 February – Preschool Messy Church 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday 11 March – Inflatables
  • Friday 17 March – Messy Church 4pm-6pm
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday Messy Church 3pm-5pm
  • Friday 19 May – Games afternoon 4pm-6pm
  • Friday 16 June – Preschool Messy Church 3:30pm-5:00pm

Lenten Bible Study: Rev Rob Mackenzie is planning to hold another Zoom Bible Study during Lent this year. 

There would be five sessions and it would begin on the week beginning 27th February and end on the week beginning 27th March.  It could be on Mondays or Wednesdays.
The material is based round the film West Side Story.
If you are interested in attending please speak to the Session Clerk.

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