Fourth Sunday of Easter
Leader: John Hodge
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
The world belongs to God
The earth and all its people
How good it is, how wonderful
To live together in unity
Love and faith come together
Justice and peace join hands
If Christ’s disciples keep silent
These stones would shout aloud
Open our lips O God
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.
HYMN 15 (Psalm 23) The Lord’s my Shepherd (Orlington)
Prayer of Approach to God
HYMN 336 Christ be our Light (Highland Cathedral)
Scripture Readings: Psalm 23 and John 10: 22-30 Reader: Jenny Martin
HYMN 356 Meekness and majesty
Spoken Doxology (all stand)
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, and is,
and shall be evermore.
Prayer of Dedication of Offering
Prayers of Intercession (all sit)
HYMN 167 Guide me O thou great Jehovah
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Closing Voluntary – Prelude in A minor. JS Bach (1685-1750)
Sunday Services: We welcome John Hodge, Session Clerk at Newhaven church, to lead our worship today.
Next Sunday, 15 May, Jimmy Hudson will lead worship.
The service will mark the beginning of Christian Aid week and be followed by a bread & cheese lunch in the hall in aid of Christian Aid.
It would be helpful to know in advance approximately how many people are coming for the lunch. You can add your name to the sheet on the table on the way out or you can let Margot Hudson know by email. If you make a last minute decision on the 15th May, please come along. We will be very happy to see you.
Sunday 22 May will be the next joint service, and will be at Newhaven church.
Towards Our New Parish: We have a new website which contains information about the plans for our new proposed parish of Newhaven, North Leith and South Leith. Regular Steering Group updates will be found there. Please visit it https://towardsournewparish.com
(It can also be accessed from our North Leith website https://northleithparishchurch.co.uk )
If you do not have internet access, a paper copy of the April update is available.
Session meeting: The Session will meet on Wednesday 11 May at 7:30pm in the Session House.
Leith Churches Together lunch time service: The next service will be on Thursday 12 May at 1pm in Pilrig St Paul’s church. All welcome. Remember to bring your own food for lunch.
Coffee Morning: Saturday 28 May, 10am to 12noon in the Hall. Cost £2.50 per person. There will also be a One World stall – the first for a while so remember your shopping bag!
All welcome – please come and enjoy a relaxed chat with old and new friends; members from the Newhaven and South Leith churches will also be invited.