18th Sunday after Pentecost
Minister: Rev. Dr. Jessie Fubara-Manuel
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship (Psalm 66: 1-5 )
Psalm 66. For the director of music. A song. A psalm.
1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing the praises of your name.’
5 Come and see what God has done,
his awesome deeds for mankind!
Hymn 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Prayer of Approach ending with Lord’s Prayer (said by all)
Rev. Atim Utuk
First thoughts Sharing our Stories – Jimmy Hudson & Margaret Course
Hymn 352 O for a thousand tongues to sing
Scripture Readings: Reader: Gerry O’Neil
Old Testament: Psalm 111
New Testament: Luke 17: 11-17
Hymn 549 How deep the Father’s love for us
Spoken Doxology (all stand) followed by prayer of dedication for the offering
Praise the God who reigns above;
praise the Son who lived below;
praise the Spirit, three in one,
God we love and know.
Prayers for the World (congregation resume seats for this)
Hymn 360 Jesus Christ is waiting
Benediction and Threefold Amen
Closing Voluntary – Prelude in F JS Bach (1685-1750)
Sunday Services: We are pleased to welcome back Rev Dr Jessie Fubara-Manuel to lead our worship today.
Thanks to all who are taking part in today’s service.
Next Sunday, 16 October, will be a joint service which will be at Newhaven church at 10.30 am.
It will be followed by a joint congregational meeting.
Harvest Appeal: The appeal for Christian Aid’s East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal stands at £100 after last Sunday. The appeal will remain open until the end of this month.
Congregational Meeting: There will be a short congregational meeting today in the church after worship.
Leith Churches Together Lunchtime Service: The next midweek service will take place on Thursday this week, 13 October, at Duke Street URC at 1pm.
Bring your own food for lunch after the service and share fellowship with friends from the other churches.
Growth Group: Rev Peter Bluett is planning to host a new small group to study the Bible and discuss various topics around faith, mission and growth. It will take place fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at Newhaven church. If you might be interested to find out more please speak to the Session Clerk who can provide contact details for Peter.
Newhaven also runs a weekly bible study on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Please ask for the link if you would like to join.