Minister: Rev. Ron Smith
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
( please join in the lines in Bold print)
The souls of the righteous
Are in the hand of God
In the eyes of the foolish, they seem to have died,
But they are at peace
What causes wars and conflicts?
Folk want things they cannot have, and are ready to kill for them
Peace is a harvest of justice
Peace is created by those who love justice
Hymn 63 All people that on earth do dwell
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
In Flanders Fields by John Macrae – Guides, Lucy
Act of Remembrance
For the Fallen – Guides, Basia
Laying of Wreath – Michelle Doig
We will remember them!
We will work, in our time, to make a world where peace and justice is real for all God’s people,
A world where war and all its evil, will be no more.
Hymn 260 Eternal Father strong to save
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 2: 3-5 and Mark 5: 35-41 – Brownies
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke – Guides, Sophie & Izzy
The Mound by Private Thomas Colligan – Guides, Grace
Reflection – Rev. Ron Smith
Hymn 528 Make me a channel of your peace (no copyright)
Doxology – spoken together
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise God all creatures here below;
praise God, the Trinity of love,
before, beneath, around, above.
Prayer of Dedication for the Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Intercession
Hymn 715 Behold the mountain of the Lord (verses 1-5)
Closing Voluntary: Land of Hope and Glory – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sunday Services: We are pleased to welcome Rev Ron Smith to lead our Remembrance service today. We also warmly welcome all visitors and especially the girls from our Guiding units who are joining us and taking part in the service. We hope you will join us in the hall after the service for refreshments.
Next Sunday, 20 November, is the annual Seafarers’ service at South Leith church which we are all invited to attend as our November joint service. (No service at North Leith)
Harvest Appeal: The final amount raised for the Harvest appeal for Christian Aid’s East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal was £275.
Leith Remembrance Service: The Leith Remembrance Service will be held in Leith Treatment Centre (Junction Place) this afternoon at 3 pm. All welcome especially as this is the first Leith Remembrance Service to be held since 2019. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.
Refugees clothing appeal: Men’s anoraks etc are desperately needed for refugees in Leith and in particular those on the Ship in Leith Docks. Warm clothes for any age also gratefully accepted.
Please contact Pauline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07713476799 to arrange to get them collected/delivered, or bring them to the church and we will pass on to Pauline.
Leith Rotary Club’s forthcoming charity concert: This will be held on Thursday evening 17 November at 7pm in South Leith Parish Church.
The concert will showcase the musical talents of the pupils at both Leith and Trinity Academies and will be in aid of Kids Operating Room (KidsOR), which gives access to word class, state-of-the-art paediatric surgeries for life saving operations on children in Africa and South America and ensures there are qualified staff to run them.
Donations on entry will be welcome.
Christmas Church Magazine: The next issue of the church magazine will be at the beginning of December. Please send items for inclusion to the church office by Tuesday 22 November at latest.
New Scots Christmas Hampers: Volunteers to deliver the Christmas Hampers should give their names to Margot Hudson and note that hampers will be available for pick up on Saturday 26 November for delivery from then at times to suit the individual volunteer.