Sadly, this church is now closed for worship. From Easter Sunday please join us at North and South Leith Parish Church in the Kirkgate for Sunday worship at 11am
Online Worship worship

23rd January 2022

Minister: Rev. Ron Smith
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Opening Voluntary – Air in B flat.  Eric H Thiman (1900-1975)

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship
Oh, Christ, carpenter of Galilee,
We come to be shaped into instruments of your peace.
As you once called disciples at the seashore,
may we dare to follow you into the various seas of our world.
Make us fishers of men and women.
Point out your footsteps today that we can follow the right ways.
Teach us patience and wisdom in love.
Remake us in a nearer image of your love.
Help the church mend her torn nets
that she can really bring peace on earth and goodwill to all people.
Plant in our hearts a vision of your kingdom.
Hasten the day when all the world can rejoice to breakfast by the seashore with you the risen Lord.

Hymn 63 All people that on earth do dwell

1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell,
come ye before him and rejoice.

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.

3 Oh, enter then his gates with praise,
approach with joy his courts unto:
praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.

4 For why? the Lord our God is good,
his mercy is for ever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.

Prayer of Approach, ending with Lord’s Prayer

First Thought

Hymn 532 Lord, you have come to the seashore – we don’t have copyright for this hymn

 Scriptures:  Psalm 107: 23-32 and Matthew 4: 18-25 – Beryl Curlett


Hymn 509 Jesus calls us!  O’er the tumult

1 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
of our life’s wild restless sea;
day by day his voice is sounding
saying, ‘Christian, follow me.’

2 As, of old, Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

3 Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, ‘Christian, love me more.’

4 In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
‘Christian, love me more than these.’

5 Jesus calls us!  By your mercy,
Saviour, make us hear your call,
give our hearts to your obedience,
serve and love you best of all.

Doxology – spoken together
Glory to God the Father,
the unbegotten One;
all honour be to Jesus,
his sole-begotten Son;
and to the Holy Spirit –
the perfect Trinity.
Let all the worlds give answer,
‘Amen, so let it be’

Prayer of Dedication for the Offering

Prayer of intercession

Hymn 543 Longing for light we wait in darkness – we don’t have copyright for this hymn

Threefold Amen

Hymn 786 May the God of peace go with us – we don’t have copyright for this hymn

Closing Voluntary – Prelude in D.   James Anderson.  (1853-1945)


Services – We are pleased to welcome back Rev Ron Smith to lead our worship this morning.
Next Sunday, 30 January, we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion with the service conducted by Rev Dr Martin Scott.
All welcome. We also look forward then to resuming refreshments after the service, at the back of the church.
From the Church of Scotland website:

Prayer for the week of 16 January 2022

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Creator of light,
illumine our path by the light of
Christ who moves before us and
leads us.
May he be a beacon for our
Enlighten us and dwell within us.
Guide us to discover a manger in our
hearts where a great light
still shines.

We thank you for the gift of that
unfading Star, Jesus Christ, our
Lord and Saviour.
Heal our divisions and draw us
closer to the Light that we may
find our unity in him.

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