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 March 2023

Third Sunday in Lent

Minister:  Rev. John Tait

Organist:  Iain Mackinnon

Moses Striking the Rock

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn  59: Oh, come, and let us to the Lord

Prayer of Adoration, confession, supplication and the Lord’s Prayer

First Thoughts  – Update on WaterAid            Jimmy Hudson

Hymn  525:  Have you heard the raindrops?

Scripture Readings:               Reader:  Tim Bell

Old Testament:  Exodus 17:  1-7
New Testament:  John 4:  5-15, 20-21, 23-24

Hymn  550:  As the deer pants for the water


Hymn  719:  The one who longs to make us whole
(Tune:  Forest Green  No. 304)

Spoken Doxology

To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, three in one,
praise, honour, might and glory be
from age to age eternally.

Prayer dedicating offering

Prayer of thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn  622:  We sing a love that sets all people free

Benediction and Threefold Amen.

Closing Voluntary: March of the Israelites.    Michael Costa  (1810-1884)

Picture: Moses Striking the Rock, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 7, 2023]. Original source:


Sunday Services: We look forward to members of the congregations from Newhaven and South Leith joining us here next Sunday, 19 March, for our next joint service.
The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday 26 March after morning worship.

Church Family: We are sad to report the death on 8 March of William Greig of Downie Grove, Corstorphine. Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott and Nicola Mackenzie and family.

Church Magazine: Contributions for the next church magazine should be at the church office by this coming Tuesday morning, 14 March, at latest.

Friday March 17th   7.30pm– Quiz Night at Newhaven: To help our 3 congregations to get to know each other we are having a Quiz Night on Friday 17th March, 7.30pm at Newhaven Church.

Don’t worry about getting a team together as everyone will be put into teams.

We will be having ‘Pot Luck Puddings’ so donations of Desserts would be appreciated on the night, along with a couple of volunteers to organise and serve Tea and Coffee. 

Please email if you can help.

Churches’ Weekend away 1st to 3rd September: Newhaven members are returning to Barcaple near Castle Douglas, again this year in the first weekend in September.  This is an ideal opportunity for us to get to know each other better. Four from South Leith enjoyed their time there last year. There are energetic activities for those who want that. There are large grounds to explore and it is hoped that a trip to nearby Kirkcudbright will be possible. The weekend is relaxed and there are informal times of worship but generally the time is yours.  However we encourage all to get involved in the team building exercises on Sunday.  I should be most grateful if I could get a note of those interested in coming as soon as possible. We need 30 people to guarantee exclusive occupation of the centre. This is open to anyone from any of our three churches. The cost for over 14s is £110 with instructed activities extra (£46 for full day and £28 per half day).  For 7-13 year olds the cost is £78 and for 2-6 year olds it is £34.  We will need to hire a minibus and if anyone can help with that it would be appreciated. Full details will be available at the joint service. Please contact or call me on 07850 772223.

Image from WaterAid web-site

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