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Minister: Rev. Douglas Paterson
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Adagio from first organ concerto. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1845)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Great is your love, O God
In you we put our trust
We are sustained by your love
We are nourished by the Bread of Heaven
We are refreshed with the Water of Life
Great is your Love O God
Receive our thanks and praise
Hymn 125 Lord of all being, throned afar
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Thought for the Day
Hymn 252 As a fire is meant for burning – we don’t have copyright for this hymn
Scripture Readings: Reader: Jimmy Hudson
Psalm 36: 5-9
5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast in the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
John 2: 1-11
Jesus changes water into wine
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’
4 ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’
5 His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres.
7 Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Hymn 336 Christ is our light!
Hymn 700 As man and woman we were made
Doxology –spoken together
All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son,
evermore your voices raising
to the eternal Three in One.
Prayers for the World
Hymn 622 We sing a love that sets all people free
May God keep us safe each and every day
May Jesus be our constant companion along life’s way
May the Spirit be our guide in all we do and say
So may we always know
the blessing of God the Three in One
Closing Voluntary – Fughetta in F. Georg P. Telemann (1681-1767)
Services – We are pleased to welcome Rev Douglas Paterson to lead our worship this morning.
Next Sunday, 23 January, we welcome back Rev Ron Smith to take the service.
Kirk Session – The Session will meet online this coming Wednesday evening, (19 January) at 7:30pm.
Church family: The congregation will be sad to hear that our former member Tom Wood died on 3 January at the age of 97. The funeral took place at Warriston Crematorium on Friday (14/01). Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the family.
A prayer of adoration from the Church of Scotland website
Our loving God,
like the Psalmist, we have entered your gates with thanksgiving and your courts with praise. This is the day that You have made; we rejoice and are glad in it.
For You O Lord, are a good God and Your love endures for ever,
Your faithfulness continues through all generations.
On this Baptism of the Lord’s Sunday,
we recognise our connectedness with You, and with one another.
We praise You, Almighty God, for You establish the times and seasons.
This is a new month, a new year; it is a new beginning,
and You are still God in charge of Your world.
Blessed be Your holy name for ever and ever
through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.