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

30th April 2023

Minister: Rev. John Tait

Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn 130  Ye servants of God

Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Readings:              Reader:  Beryl Curlett
Old Testament:  Psalm  100

Hymn 14  The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want   (Tune:  Crimond)

New Testament Reading:  John 10: 1-10

Hymn  355  You Lord, are both Lamb and Shepherd


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.

Dedication of Offering

Prayers for the World

Communion Hymn 19  Ye gates lift up your heads on high

Sacrament of Communion

During Thanksgiving Prayer:
All:    Holy, holy, holy Lord,
          God of power and might,
          heaven and earth are full of your glory. 
          Hosanna in the highest.
          Blessed is he who comes
          in the name of the Lord.
          Hosanna in the highest.

Hymn 419  Thine be the glory

Benediction and Threefold Amen

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


Sunday Services: Next Sunday, 7 May, we welcome Rev. Matthew Bicket to lead our worship again.  (Matthew was with us at the beginning of February and if you were there you will remember receiving a sachet of salt to take home after the service.)
Our Locum Minister, Rev. John Tait, will be back with us the following Sunday, 14 May.  The next joint service will be on 21st May at 11am in South Leith church.

Care Home Services: The next service at Trinity House Care Home in Craighall Road will be on Tuesday, 9 May at 2.30 pm.   If you are able to help with these short services, even on an occasional basis, please speak to John Tait or the Session Clerk.

Leith Churches Together: The May lunchtime service will be on Thursday 10th May at 1pm at South Leith church. Tea/coffee is available after worship but remember to bring your own lunch food.

Session Meeting: The next Kirk Session Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10th May at 7.30pm in the Session House.

CHRSTIAN AID WEEK – 14th to 20th May: As in the past two years we will be conducting a delivery only collection with households taking responsibility to return the envelope if they wish to make a donation.
To make things easier we will only deliver to homes that have an easily accessible letter box.
If you would be willing to deliver 100 or so to a street or two in the parish please speak to Margot or myself or email me at

Many thanks
Jimmy Hudson

Lost Property: A ring was found in the church earlier this month.   If you know anything about this please see the Session Clerk.

Message from Pauline Robertson (reprinted for those who were not able to attend last Sunday)

I´ve got an update regarding the future of the Sailors´ Society
and my appointment.
The society has made the difficult decision to cease `face to
face´ chaplaincy, globally. This is to concentrate on online digital
platforms for support for seafarers. Sadly the funding is just not
there anymore.
This means my appointment ends at the beginning of June, and so do the
wonderful ship visitor volunteers.

LCT and the society have a long history and been great contributors/
support to the chaplaincy over the years. I have personally
appreciated the Christmas appeals that have been so successful as
congregations have `been there´ for the seafarers and contributed
so much.
It´s been an honour to serve the seafarers and walk with them, even
for a short time.

I ask if this news can be intimated to the congregations, along
with a huge thank you for all the support they have provided over my
nearly eight years and before for Tim.

Blessings     Pauline Robertson DCS

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