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6th June 2021

Minister: Katherine Taylor
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome & Intimations

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 138)

Hymn 184 Sing to the Lord a joyful song – Reader, Tim Bell

Prayer of Approach ending with the Lord’s Prayer
First Thought
Hymn 189 Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5:1
Mark 3: 20-35

Reader Stewart Lowe

Sermon
Choosing Family
Hymn 685 For everyone born a place at the table
Hymn 511 Your hand, O God, has guided
Reader, Tim Bell
Closing Voluntary
Praise his awful name Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
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 is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 10am and 12 noon to welcome anyone who would like a quiet space to be in. If you have an hour to spare on either morning (it doesn’t have to be regularly), and would be like to be involved, please add your name to the rota in the church vestibule. 

Leith Churches Together – Jungle Adventure Holiday Club – outdoor activities, songs and Bible stories 
Park Road Park Edinburgh from 28 June to 2 July for P1-P6 with morning and afternoon sessions. Please book at tinyurl.com/3cjmyh88 before 19 June.

One Church for Leith Bible Study Group
Christianity and Climate Change
Monday Evenings by Zoom 7.30 to 8.30 pm
We are starting a new study on Monday 14th June from the charity Tearfund. It is a series of nine short films, each lasting less than ten minutes, followed by discussion. We hope to discover more about what we can do as congregations to contribute to protecting the environment.
New members are very welcome. The Zoom link is available from Katherine KTaylor@churchofscotland.org.uk

Picture: Hands, all together
from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

Prayer for this Sunday evening

“Over the past months, we might perhaps have been tempted to succumb to the frustration of a journey’s end delayed and to rather lose heart.

“As one who had journeyed and who continued to journey, the Apostle Paul was not unfamiliar with the challenges of doing so. In response to those whom he sensed were ready to succumb to frustration, Paul affirms the basis on which we should continue to journey and concludes: ‘Therefore we do not lose heart.’
“What is that basis? It is the assurance that the One who ‘raised the Lord Jesus from the dead’ will also raise us with Him and bring us into God’s presence. We share in the life of the risen Lord Jesus and the challenges we face on the journey are to be set in the light of this. We might not be there yet but, as we share in the life of the risen Lord Jesus, we are those who ‘do not lose heart’. (2 Corinthians 4: 13-5: 1)”

We pray:

Living God,
Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead,
Be with us on the journey before us.
Be with us when the path is smooth
And the horizon is clear.
Lead us on to the place of Your presence.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead,
Be with us on the journey before us.
Be with us when the path is broken
And the way obscured.
Still lead us on to the place of Your presence.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead,
Be with us on the journey before us.
Be with us as we face the challenges seen
And those as yet unseen.
In all we face, may Your abiding presence remain.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead,
Be with us on the journey.
Be with those who grow frustrated
And who feel disheartened.
Renew us that we may discover Your presence once more.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God,
Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead,
Be with us on the journey.
Be with us that we might share
In the life of the Risen Lord
And the life everlasting in Your presence.
Lord, in Your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

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