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

28th March 2021

Palm Sunday

Green Palm Leaves

Welcome, Call to Worship and Prayer of Approach

Hymn 367 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Scripture Readings

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.


Mark Cooper

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.


Closing Voluntary


Sunday Services

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 ( 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 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

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  
or phone Rev Rob Mackenzie on 0131 553 2122

Thursday 1st April at 7pm – South Leith Parish Church
Live streamed service with Communion

Friday 2nd April at 7pm – Pilrig St Paul’s
Stations of the Cross

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.

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