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Easter Online Worship worship

18th April 2021

Third Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship

(Based on Psalm 40, v 1-4)


Hymn 352 O, for a thousand tongues to sing

Prayer, Readings and Reflection

Scripture Acts 2, V12-19 and Luke 24, V 36-48Shirley Hopkins

ReflectionSeeing ResurrectionKatherine Taylor

Hymn 253 Inspired by love and anger

Prayers for Others

Lord of Life,
Hear our prayer

Hymn 604 Holy wisdom, lamp of learning

1Holy Wisdom, lamp of learning,
bless the light that reason lends.
Teach us judgment as we kindle
sparks of thought your Spirit sends.
Sanctify our search for knowledge
and the truth that sets us free.
Come, illumine mind and spirit
joined in deepest unity.

2 Vine of truth, in you we flourish;
by your grace we learn and grow.
May the word of Christ among us
shape our life, our search to know.
Joined to Christ in living, dying,
may we help the church convey
witness to the saving gospel,
bearing fruit of faith today.

Benediction

May the blessing of God almighty,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
rest upon us
and upon all our work and worship
done in his name.
May he give us light to guide us,
courage to support us,
and love to unite us,
now and for evermore.
Amen

Closing Voluntary

Fugue in B flat major JP Kirnberger (1721-1783)

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services

Please note that we are still limited to 50 people. If you are going to attend it would be helpful if you contact the church office, by email (nlpc-office@btconnect.com) or by phone (553 7378), by noon on the Friday before and please arrive by 10:55 at the latest.

(The online version of the service is available on our website.)

Next Sunday, 25th April, the service will be led by Rev Dr Martin Scot and Mrs Katherine Taylor, and will include celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Please remember to contact the office if you mean to attend.

Flowers for the Railings

Knitted and crocheted flowers for the railings are still very welcome. If you would like a new pattern, please contact the church office.

One Church for Leith Bible Study

Bible study starts again on Monday 19th April from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm by Zoom. You are very welcome. The link to join is the same as before, contact the church office if you need it.
The study, from the Scottish Bible Society, can be found here. https://scottishbiblesociety.org/resources/new-kingdom-coming-study-luke-18

Election Hustings for those in the constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith

We are invited by Leith Churches Together to meet the candidates.

The virtual Hustings is on Zoom on Monday 26th April for one hour at 7pm. All five candidates will take part.

They will offer short presentations of their reasons for standing, and their positions on the climate crisis. After that there will be questions from those present. Two members of LCT will moderate discussion.

You are welcome to join using this Zoom link on the night:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82929940250?pwd=L2tFMFJMRW9VUGU1a3FUNVI3ODFNZz09

Meeting ID: 829 2994 0250     Passcode: 029792

Prayer for this Sunday Evening at 7 pm

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
Amidst the disturbance of the times,
May we hear your word and embrace the peace you offer.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
When the foundations are shaken and the certainties no longer sure,
May you speak to us in the still small voice of calm.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
When we are fearful and troubled,
May you speak to the depths of our fears and still our troubled hearts.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
As we hear his voice,
May we reach out to the One whose presence is renewed and revealed before us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Your word to us through the Risen Lord is:
Peace be with you.
As we experience the renewal of life within our family and community,
May we bear witness to your abiding presence among us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Amen

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