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9th May 2021

Christian Aid Sunday

Call to Worship

Call to Worship

O sing to the Lord a new song
Sing to the Lord, all the Earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations
His marvellous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.

Hymn 181 For the Beauty of the Earth

Prayer of Approach, Reading and Reflection

Scripture Reader – Tim Bell Reflection – Katherine Taylor

Prayer of Approach
Come and celebrate our common home
we gather with the family of humanity.
With the mountains, islands and deserts
we honour the glory of God in creation.
With the lakes, rivers and seas
we come to the source of living water.
With the land, its soil, seeds and sustenance
we give thanks for God’s generous provision.
With the forests of great trees, the lungs of the planet
we will sing with joy and clap our hands.
We join with the whole of creation, inspired by those who have gone before and the prophetic voices of today.

Hymn 798 The Peace of the Earth

The peace of the earth be with you,
the peace of the heavens too;
the peace of the rivers be with you,
the peace of the oceans too.
Deep peace falling over you;
God’s peace growing in you.

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

Hymn 188 Thou hidden Love of God

Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord and

may the Blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

be with us all, now and for evermore.

Amen

Closing Voluntary

If ye love me Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

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.

See our website (northleithparishchurch.co.uk) for online worship.

One Church for Leith Bible Study

The Bible study continues on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm by Zoom. You are very welcome. The link to join is the same as before, contact the church office if you need it.

Opening the Church

The church building will be open again 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 do add your name to the volunteer rota on the wall in the church vestibule.

Christian Aid Week, 10 – 16 May 2021

Last year the lockdown took us by surprise and we were unable to carry on fund raising as usual during Christian Aid Week.
This year Christian Aid has provided an option to make things easier. There will still be envelopes, but all we need to do is deliver them. If the person receiving an envelope wishes to make a donation they will be invited to return it to the church office or make a donation online, whichever they prefer.
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 let me know after church or email me at hudsonz@blueyonder.co.uk
Many thanks, Jimmy Hudson

Christian Aid Week Prayer

Great God,
Who makes the sun to rise, and opens the heavens,
Hear the cry of the people
Who sow in hope for rain, but reap only despair,
Hear the cry of the people
Seeking shelter from the storm, their hopes and homes submerged
Hear the cry of the people.
When creation is hitting back, with rage and resistance
Give us hope, grant us salvation,
Give us a new relationship with creation
With reverence to tend this gift from You
And say once again of the earth and all you created
It is GOOD.

(Rev. Bob Kikuyu, Christian Aid Global Theology Advisor, Nairobi, Kenya)

Photos

Kate Holt/Africa Practice, Water Ripples, Drinking Water

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