Welcome, Call to Worship and Prayer of Approach
Hymn 367 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Psalm 118: v1-2, 19-29 and Mark 11:1-11 – Reader Tim Bell
Reflection – Entering the Story – Katherine Taylor
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
God of wonder, we thank you for bringing us together as your people to be part of the crowd saying, “Hosanna in the highest, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Thank you for enabling people to administer the vaccines and those to set up our church in a way that we can safely worship you. We pray for those joining online knowing that where ever we are we can worship you. We offer our thanks for all those who work in the emergency services saving lives and keeping us safe.
Thank you for your enduring love even when our action displeases you. We pray for our world where there is conflict. Bring peace where there is natural disaster. Bring healing and hope. In particular we pray for people in Myanmar and Yemen. Closer to home we pray for our community in Leith, that you continue to bless us and make yourself known to us, our neighbours and friends.
God the comforter, we pray for those who are ill, or have recently died, and for their families. May they know your presence with them now and always.
Finally, in a few moments of quiet, we bring what is on our own heart before you.
All these things we pray in your name.
Hymn 364 All glory, laud and honour
May the Blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us and with all those we love, now and for evermore.
Services continue at 11am each Sunday. You are very welcome. Please note that currently we are limited to 50 people. If you are going to attend it would be helpful if you contact the church office, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (553 7378), by the Friday before to help us to manage the numbers, and please arrive by 10:55 at the latest.
The online version of the service is available on our website https://northleithparishchurch.co.uk/online worship
Holy Week Services
Tuesday 30th March at 2pm – North Leith Parish Church
All are welcome, especially those without internet access and – if you have internet access – pre-recorded worship at 7pm at https://northleithparishchurch.co.uk/
Wednesday 31st March at 7pm – Leith St Andrew’s Parish Church
Zoom Worship Service using the usual invitation link. If you need the link please email email@example.com
or phone Rev Rob Mackenzie on 0131 553 2122
Thursday 1st April at 7pm – South Leith Parish Church
Live streamed service with Communion www.slpc.co.uk.
Thank you to Tim Bell for reading, to Mark Cooper for his prayer and our organist Iain Mackinnon for his choice of voluntary.
Morgner, Wilhelm, 1891-1917. Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.