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4th July 2021

Minister: Katherine Taylor
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Welcome, Call to Worship and Prayer of Approach

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 123)
We lift up our eyes to the Lord,
The Lord is enthroned in the heavens,
The Lord rules the world with mercy,
We live in the service of the Lord,
The Lord’s hands protect and care for us,
We look up to the Lord, our God.

Hymn 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Scriptures: Ezekiel 2: 1-5 and Mark 6: 1-13
Reflection – Keeping Faith
Hymn 469 Restore, O Lord, the honour of your name!
Prayers for the World
Hymn 166 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
Blessing

May the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us all, now and for evermore.  Amen.

Picture

Hall, Sarah. Living Cross, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville,

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services – Services continue at 11 am. You are very welcome. Please remember that restrictions are still in place; please arrive by 10:55 at the latest.

Opening the Church – The church building and garden is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon. Please add your name to the rota in the church vestibule if you are available to help.

One Church for Leith Bible Study Group – Christianity and Climate Change
Continues on Monday Evenings by Zoom 7.30 to 8.30 pm
New members are very welcome.

Leith Churches Summer Holiday Club – Jungle Adventure
Thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the Holiday Club this past week.

Church Magazine – We plan to have a magazine in July. Please send contributions to the church officenlpc-office@btconnect.com as soon as possible.

Prayer for this Sunday evening –
Visit the Church of Scotland website to hear the prayer
Kirk Moderator encourages Christians to continue joining in Sunday prayer | The Church of Scotland

“At certain times in our experience we are especially conscious of our strengths and, at other times, of our weaknesses.
“In our times of perceived strength, we are confident of our capacities and abilities. In our times of perceived weakness, it is often otherwise. We might easily imagine that it is in the former situation that God is especially close to us. However, the experience of faith and of the grace of God suggests otherwise.

“The Apostle Paul discovered this in the course of his own spiritual experience and came to realise the sufficiency of the grace of God in his life. This discovery is made in the times when he senses that he is at his weakest and not in his times of perceived strength. (2 Corinthians 12: 9)
“In the spiritual journey that each one of us makes, the sufficiency of God is often known when we come to the end of our own strength and discover the ever-renewed grace of God.”

We pray:

God, whose grace is revealed,
In the One who embraces the Cross,
May we know the sufficiency of Your grace
In the times of our deepest need.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God, whose grace is revealed,
In the One who embraces the Cross,
May we walk in the company of those who suffer
And so share in the grace that You provide.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God, whose grace is revealed,
In the One who embraces the Cross,
May we experience the strength You provide
In the times of our greatest weakness.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God, whose grace is revealed,
In the One who embraces the Cross,
May our lives be renewed as we live out our response to Your grace
And so share in the community of grace.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

God, whose grace is revealed,
In the One who embraces the Cross,
May Your grace, sufficient in days past,
Be sufficient in all the days that are to come.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

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