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30th January 2022

Minister: Rev. Dr Martin Scott
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Opening Voluntary – Ave verum.  Wolfgang A Mozart (1756-1791)

Welcome and Intimations

Opening Responses

The world belongs to God THE EARTH AND ALL ITS PEOPLE

How good and how lovely it is TO LIVE TOGETHER IN UNITY.

Love and faith come together JUSTICE AND PEACE JOIN HANDS.

If God’s disciples keep silent THESE STONES WOULD SHOUT ALOUD.

God, open our lips AND OUR MOUTHS SHALL PROCLAIM YOUR PRAISE.

Hymn 111 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

1 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
God ever living through eternity.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!
all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

Prayer of Approach and Confession

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 1: 4-10  (Reader, Jenny Martin)

Hymn 609 Come, living God, when least expected

1 Come, living God, when least expected,
when minds are dull and hearts are cold,
through sharpening word and warm affection
revealing truths as yet untold.

2 Break from the tomb in which we hide you
to speak again in startling ways;
break through the words in which we bind you
to resurrect our lifeless praise.

3 Come now, as once you came to Moses
within the bush alive with flame;
or to Elijah on the mountain,
by silence pressing home your claim.

4 So, let our minds be sharp to read you
in sight or sound or printed page,
and let us greet you in our neighbours,
in ardent youth or mellow age.

5 Then, through our gloom, your Son will meet us
as vivid truth and living Lord,
exploding doubt and disillusion
to scatter hope and joy abroad.

6 Then we will share his radiant brightness
and, blazing through the dread of night,
illuminate by love and reason,
for those in darkness, faith’s delight.


Gospel Reading:  Luke 4: 21-30

Sermon

Hymn 710 ‘I have a dream’, a man once said – don’t have copyright for this hymn

The Communion

Words of Invitation

In the beginning, God made the world; made it and mothered it; shaped it and fathered it; filled it with seed and with signs of fertility; filled it with love and its people with ability.
THE WORLD BELONGS TO GOD, THE EARTH AND ALL ITS PEOPLE ARE GOD’S!
. . . . And when the time was right, God sent the Son.
THE WORD WHO BECAME FLESH WAS ONE OF US: FLESH OF OUR FLESH.
. . . He sets before us bread and wine and invites us to this table.
THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE ALL WILL BE MADE WELL AGAIN.
. . . The peace of God be always with you
AND ALSO WITH YOU

Hymn 19   Ye gates, lift up your heads on high 

1 Ye gates, lift up your heads on high;
ye doors that last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King of glory enter may.
But who of glory is the King? The mighty Lord is this:
even that same Lord that great in might and strong in battle is;
even that same Lord that great in might and strong in battle is.

2 Ye gates, lift up your heads; ye doors, doors that do last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King of glory enter may.
But who is he that is the King, the King of glory? who is this?
The Lord of hosts, and none but he, the King of glory is.
The Lord of hosts, and none but he, the King of glory is.

Allelujah, allelujah,
allelujah, allelujah, allelujah,
Amen, amen, amen.

Now we pray in words which Jesus himself taught us, saying:

GOD IN HEAVEN,
YOUR NAME IS TO BE HONOURED.
MAY YOUR NEW COMMUNITY OF HOPE

BE REALISED ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
GIVE US TODAY THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFE,
RELEASE US FROM OUR WRONGDOING
AS WE ALSO RELEASE THOSE WHO WRONG US.
DO NOT TEST US BEYOND OUR MEANS,
SAVE US FROM ALL THAT IS EVIL;
FOR YOU EMBRACE JUSTICE, LOVE AND PEACE,
NOW AND TO THE END OF TIME, AMEN.

We come to this meal at your invitation, God, bringing nothing, expecting everything.  We are united with all your followers, women and men, down through the ages as with them we declare:

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE,
HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF YOUR GLORY.
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!
BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF GOD. HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

 . . . On the night when he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said:

‘THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS FOR YOU: DO THIS AND LIVE OUT MY MEMORY’. 

In the same way he took the cup after supper, saying:

‘THIS CUP IS THE NEW COVENANT OF PEACE IN MY BLOOD: DO THIS AS OFTEN AS YOU DRINK IT IN MEMORY OF ME’.

(We Share the Bread and Wine)

Hymn 530 One more step along the world I go

1 One more step along the world I go,
one more step along the world I go;
from the old things to the new
keep me travelling along with you:
and it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

2. Round the corners of the world I turn,
more and more about the world I learn;
all the new things that I see
you’ll be looking at along with me:

3 As I travel through the bad and good,
keep me travelling the way I should;
where I see no way to go
you’ll be telling me the way, I know:

4 Give me courage when the world is rough,
keep me loving though the world is tough;
leap and sing in all I do,
keep me travelling along with you:

5 You are older than the world can be,
you are younger than the life in me;
ever old and ever new,
keep me travelling along with you:

Blessing
Threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary.       Credo.        Wolfgang A Mozart (1756-1791)

Intimations

Services: We are pleased to welcome Martin Scott to lead our worship this morning.
Next Sunday, 6 February, our service will be led by Iain May, minister at South Leith Church.

Church Magazine: Copies of the latest magazine are available today for distributors and anyone who would like a paper copy.
This is an important magazine which introduces our new Interim Moderator, Karen McKay, an elder at Kirkliston Church, and provides an update on the Presbytery Plan consultation document, especially as it affects us at North Leith. Please read it carefully and prayerfully.

Lord, help us to pray about everything, big and small.
We are in a time of change in our churches. Give us the wisdom to speak to You first and listen for the answers.
Guide us and keep us talking to each other to find the right path for us all.
Help us to keep You at the centre of everything. Amen

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