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18th July 2021

Minister:  Martin Scott
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Opening Voluntary

Prelude on Brother James’s Air. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

Welcome and Intimations

Opening Responses

The world belongs to God
The earth and all its people
How good and how lovely it is
To live together in unity
Love and faith come together
Justice and peace join hands
If God’s disciples keep silent
These stones would shout aloud
God, open our lips
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise

Hymn 201 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Prayer of Approach and Confession(concluding with)

God in heaven,
Your name is to be honoured.
May your new community of hope
be realised on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today the essentials of life,
release us from our wrongdoing
as we also release those who wrong us.
Do not test us beyond our means,
save us from all that is evil;
for you embrace justice, love and peace,
now and to the end of time.   Amen.

Scriptures: Amos 8: 11-14 and Luke 15: 1-10 – Annie Addison

Hymn 43 O God, you are my God alone

Sermon

Music for Reflection
– Lord remember David.  GF Handel (1685-1759)

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn 565 My life flows on in endless song

Benediction
Closing Voluntary –
Et Vitam Venturi.  Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Intimations

Sunday Services -Services continue at 11 am. Please remember that restrictions are still in place; please arrive by 10:55 at the latest.
We are pleased to welcome Rev Dr Martin Scott to lead our service today. Katherine will be leading worship next Sunday.

Opening the Church –The church building and garden is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Please add your name to the rota in the church vestibule if you are available to help.

 Our Trees Project –The Church of Scotland is inviting us to take part in a joint project with Citizen Science to survey trees on church land. If you are interested in joining in or know someone else who may, please get in touch with Katherine or the Church Office. The survey needs to be completed by the end of July.

Prayer for this Sunday evening –Visit the Church of Scotland website to hear the prayer
Kirk joins in prayer ahead of restrictions easing in Scotland | The Church of Scotland

“Where do we find ourselves today? Does the light of the day still shine and does the way ahead seem clear and certain? Or, does darkness fall and the way ahead seem uncertain and hidden in the shadows? In whatever situation we find ourselves, the Psalms speak to us and the Psalms speak for us. They speak to us, and for us, in every situation of life.
“Perhaps there is nowhere that this is more evident than in the 23rd Psalm. The resonance of the ancient, yet immediately present, words of the Psalmist can be sensed; such that even now we can hear those words speaking into the depths of who we are: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd… Even though I walk through the darkest valley… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me.’ (Psalm 23)
“To read and to hear the words evokes a response in the very depths of our being. We are addressed by God and the Psalm offers to us words of response: ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley… I fear no evil.’ ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me… and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord.’ Wherever we find ourselves today, the Lord speaks to us and graciously offers us words of response.”

We pray

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us to the place of Your presence
And speak to us Your word that brings life.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us to the place of still waters
And restore our troubled souls.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us on the paths of righteousness
And deliver us from evil.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us through the valley of shadows
And bring us to the place of safety.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us to the place where the table is renewed
And the cup overflows for all.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Gracious Lord
And faithful Shepherd,
Lead us to the place where goodness and mercy abide
And to the house of the Lord forever.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer



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