Christian Aid Week
Leader: Jimmy Hudson
Organist: Graeme Brownlee
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
‘On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.’ (Revelation 22:2)
Let us come to the river
and be like trees planted by streams of water,
putting our roots down deep into God’s word,
bearing good fruit that will last
not withering from fatigue,
stretching out to receive
and be a source of healing.
Hymn 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Hymn 685 For everyone born, a place at the table
Scripture Readings: Reader: Shirley Hopkins
Exodus 16: 1-5, 27-32
Matthew 7: 7-12
John 6: 25-39
Hymn 543 Longing for light, we wait in darkness
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, and is,
and shall be evermore.
Prayer of Dedication of Offering and
Prayers for the World (Tim Bell)
Hymn 167 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Sunday Services: We are pleased to have Jimmy Hudson leading our worship today.
The service marks the beginning of Christian Aid week and is followed by a bread & cheese lunch in the hall in aid of Christian Aid.
All are welcome to stay for the lunch.
We are also pleased to welcome back Graeme Brownlee at the organ.
Next week, Sunday 22 May, will be the next joint service with Newhaven and South Leith congregations and will take place at Newhaven church at 10:30.
Coffee Morning: Saturday 28 May, 10am to 12noon in the Hall. Cost £2.50 per person. There will also be a One World stall – the first for a while so remember your shopping bag!
All welcome – please come and enjoy a relaxed chat with old and new friends; members from the Newhaven and South Leith churches will also be invited.
Leith Festival:- We are pleased to note that the Leith Festival returns this year and Leith Churches Together is holding the joint ecumenical service on Sunday 12 June at 11:30am in St Mary’s Star of the Sea church.
The possibility of organising the tea-tent at the Gala Day the day before, Saturday 11 June, is being considered. This will depend on whether there are enough volunteers. If you are able to help, please speak to Michelle Doig.
In Zimbabwe, the climate crisis is causing aching hunger for families like Jessica’s. She shares her heartbreak: ‘My children crave a decent meal, but I can’t provide. It pains me to send them to bed hungry’. Drought has robbed Jessica of the power to provide for her children.
Please help families like Jessica’s by donating to Christian Aid this week.