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13th February 2022

Minister: Rev. Peter Bluett
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Opening Voluntary – Andantino con moto.   Stephen Heller (1813-1888)

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship
(from Iona Abbey Worship Book)
The God of heaven has made a home on earth
Christ dwells among us and is one with us
The highest in all creation lives among the least
Christ journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary
Come now all who thirst
And drink the water of life
Come now all who hunger
And be filled with good things
Come now all who seek
And be warmed by the fire of love

Hymn 147 All creatures of our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia!
Bright brother sun with golden beam,
clear sister moon with softer gleam:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Swift rushing wind, so wild and strong,
high clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia!
New-breaking dawn, in praise rejoice,
and lights of evening, find a voice:

3 Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, with your flames so fierce and bright,
giving to all both warmth and light:

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God’s blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
let them his glory also show:

5 And all who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise him, alleluia!
All who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and cast on him your care:

6 And you, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our fading breath,
O praise him, alleluia!
You homeward lead the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way has trod:

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise, the spirit, Three in One:

Prayer of Approach, ending with Lord’s Prayer

First Thought

Hymn 555 Amazing Grace

1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind but now I see.

2 ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace, my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!

3 Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
’tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

4 The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

Scripture Readings:  Psalm 23 and John 8: 1-11 – Stewart Lowe

Sermon

Hymn 528 Make me a channel of your peace

1 Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred let me bring your love;
where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;
and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

2 Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
where there is darkness, only light;
ad where there’s sadness, ever joy.

3 Make me a channel of your peace.
It is pardoning that we are pardoned,
in giving of ourselves that we receive;
and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

Doxology spoken together

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 of Dedication for the Offering

Prayers for the World

Hymn 465 Be thou my vision, O Lord, of my heart

1 Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought in the day or the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

2 Be thou my Wisdom, be thou my true Word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father: thine own I would be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.

3 Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower;
raise thou me heavenward,
O Power of my power.

4 Riches I heed not, nor earth’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always;
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.

5 High King of Heaven, after victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary – Communion.  Louis Niedermeyer. (1802-1861)

Intimations

Sunday Services – We welcome Rev Peter Bluett, minister at Newhaven church, to lead our worship today.

Next Sunday, 20 February, there will be a joint service of Newhaven, North Leith and South Leith congregations at South Leith church at 11:00am. This will be the first joint service of the three congregations and will mark the beginning of ‘old’ and new friendships and closer working together.

In the afternoon, after the service, starting at 12:30, there will be a joint Sessions’ conference at Newhaven Church.

Daily Prayer group – if you would like to join a local churches WhatsApp mobile phone group to receive a short daily prayer please speak to Annie or Anne.

A prayer for racial justice and diversity
from the Church of Scotland website
.

Lord Jesus Christ,
who crossed boundaries and borders,
help us to love our neighbours and break down barriers in our communities.
Wounded Healer,
who made blind eyes see and deaf ears hear,
enable us to perceive the reality of racism,
bigotry and racial injustice in ourselves and our society.
Prince of Peace,
Inspire us to celebrate difference and reconcile division
and help re-imagine this world as a place where justice and peace kiss
and freedom abounds.

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