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

2nd April 2023

Palm Sunday

Minister:  Rev. John Tait
Organist:  Iain Mackinnon

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

God’s love is eternal and touches every situation
Unruffled by danger or opposition Jesus offers new life to all
Come O Lord into the midst of our confusion
Fill us with your love and your peace.
Let us worship God

Hymn  123  God is love: let heaven adore him

Prayers of Adoration, confession, supplication & the Lord’s Prayer

First Thoughts

Hymn  367  Hosanna, loud hosanna

Scripture readings:                Reader:  Shirley Hopkins

Old Testament:  Psalm 118:  1-2 & 19-29

Hymn 279  Make way, make way for Christ the King

New Testament:  Matthew  21:  1-11


Hymn  365  Ride on! ride on in majesty!

Spoken Doxology 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Prayer dedicating offering

Prayer of thanksgiving and intercession

Hymn  359  He came down that we may have love

Benediction and threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary – Praise his awful name.   Louis Spohr   (1784-1859)


Sunday Services: Next Sunday, 9 April, the Easter Day service will be a joint service held in Starbank Park at 10.30.   If the weather is bad the service will be in Newhaven church.
The following Sunday, 16 April, will be our normal joint service at Newhaven church at 10.30.

Holy Week Services: North Leith will be hosting a Maundy Thursday service in the church at 7pm on 6 April.   Please join us.
South Leith will have a service on Wednesday evening at 7pm and the church will be open on Good Friday between noon and 3pm.
Newhaven will have a Good Friday evening service at 7pm and a Messy church that day between 3 and 5pm.
Please see the church magazine for more details on all the various Holy Week services

Easter Sunday evening: There will be an informal Easter Songs of Praise at 7pm in the Session House led by Jen Robertson of Newhaven church. This is sure to be a joyous and uplifting occasion.   All welcome.

Care Home Services: After Easter we plan to start a short monthly service at Trinity House Care Home in Craighall Road.  The first one will be on Tuesday, 11 April at 2.30pm. If you are able to help with this, even on an occasional basis, please speak to John Tait or the Session Clerk.

Church Family: For those who missed last week’s intimation, we are sad to report the death on 13 March of Edith Carnie of Admiralty Street. There will not be a funeral service.

Church Magazine: Copies of the latest magazine are available today for anyone who has not yet seen it.

Leith Festival Tea Tent: We are looking for volunteers to help on Saturday 10th June at the Leith Festival tea tent which is run by the Church of Scotland Leith Churches.

We require people for the following duties:-

  • Transport tables and chairs before 8.30am and after 4pm
  • Help set up from 8.30am and clear up after 4pm
  • Be on the stall from 9.30am until 4pm
  • Supply home baking
  • Help make the filled rolls

If you can help in any way please contact Michelle Doig

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