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15th May 2022

Christian Aid Week

Leader:  Jimmy Hudson

Organist: Graeme Brownlee

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

‘On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.’ (Revelation 22:2)

Let us come to the river
and be like trees planted by streams of water,
putting our roots down deep into God’s word,
bearing good fruit that will last
not withering from fatigue,
stretching out to receive
and be a source of healing.
Amen.

Hymn 124  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

Opening prayer

First thought

Hymn 685  For everyone born, a place at the table

Scripture Readings:     Reader:  Shirley Hopkins

Exodus 16: 1-5, 27-32
Matthew 7:  7-12
John 6:  25-39

Reflection

Hymn 543  Longing for light, we wait in darkness

Spoken Doxology  

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 and
Prayers for the World             
(Tim Bell)

Hymn 167  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Benediction and Threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services: We are pleased to have Jimmy Hudson leading our worship today.
The service marks the beginning of Christian Aid week and is followed by a bread & cheese lunch in the hall in aid of Christian Aid.
All are welcome to stay for the lunch.
We are also pleased to welcome back Graeme Brownlee at the organ.

Next week, Sunday 22 May, will be the next joint service with Newhaven and South Leith congregations and will take place at Newhaven church at 10:30.


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.  

Leith Festival:- We are pleased to note that the Leith Festival returns this year and Leith Churches Together is holding the joint ecumenical service on Sunday 12 June at 11:30am in St Mary’s Star of the Sea church.

The possibility of organising the tea-tent at the Gala Day the day before, Saturday 11 June, is being considered. This will depend on whether there are enough volunteers. If you are able to help, please speak to Michelle Doig. 

In Zimbabwe, the climate crisis is causing aching hunger for families like Jessica’s. She shares her heartbreak: ‘My children crave a decent meal, but I can’t provide. It pains me to send them to bed hungry’. Drought has robbed Jessica of the power to provide for her children.
Please help families like Jessica’s by donating to Christian Aid this week.

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8th May 2022

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

First thoughts

HYMN 336  Christ be our Light  (Highland Cathedral)

Scripture Readings: Psalm 23 and John 10: 22-30     Reader: Jenny Martin 

Message

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)

INTIMATIONS

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.
hudsonz@blueyonder.co.uk

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.  

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1st May 2022

Third Sunday of Easter


Leaders: Rev. Jennifer Booth and Tim Linford

Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Jesus appears on Lake Tiberias

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship (from Psalm 30 – see over)

Sing praise to the LORD, O you, his faithful ones,
AND GIVE THANKS TO HIS HOLY NAME
For his anger is but for a moment,
HIS FAVOUR IS FOR A LIFETIME.
Weeping may linger for the night,
BUT JOY COMES WITH THE MORNING.
Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me.
O LORD, BE MY HELPER.
My soul will praise you and not be silent
O LORD, MY GOD, I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU FOR EVER!

HYMN 172 Sing for God’s glorydon’t have copyright for this hymn

Prayer of Approach and the Lord’s Prayer

First thoughts

HYMN 550 As the deer pants for the water

Readings: Psalm 30 and St John’s Gospel Ch. 21: v1-19  – Annie Addison

Sermon

HYMN 532 Lord, you have come to the seashoredon’t have copyright for this hymn

Spoken Doxology  

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, and is,
and shall be evermore.

Dedication of the Offering

Prayers for the World
    Kyrie Eleison (x3)

HYMN 458 At the name of Jesus

Benediction and Threefold Amen


Closing Voluntary
: Worthy is the Lamb.  The Messiah.  GF Handel (1685-1759)

Picture: Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319? Jesus Appears on Lake Tiberias, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

INTIMATIONS

Services: We welcome Jennifer Booth and Tim Linford from South Leith church to lead our worship today.
Next Sunday, 8 May, John Hodge will lead our worship.

The following week, on Sunday 15 May, we will have a service to mark the beginning of Christian Aid week followed by a bread & cheese lunch in the hall in aid of Christian Aid.
Please speak to Jimmy Hudson if you can deliver CA donation (delivery only) envelopes in a part of our parish.
It would be helpful to know in advance approximately how many people are coming for the lunch. You can let Margot Hudson know at church or by email. However, if you make a last minute decision on the 15th May, please come along. We will be very happy to see you.
hudsonz@blueyonder.co.uk

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 at https://towardsournewparish.com
(It can also be accessed from our North Leith website https://northleithparishchurch.co.uk )

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 at Pilrig St Paul’s church. All welcome. Remember to bring your own food for lunch.

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24th April 2022

Joint Communion – Newhaven, North Leith and South Leith held in South Leith Parish Church

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17th April 2022

Joint Easter Morning Worship in Starbank Park

Newhaven, North Leith and South Leith

A lovely morning with old friends and new. Unfortunately there is no recording for this worship.

Intimations

Sunday Services – 24th April – North Leith will be closed because we are having a joint communion service at South Leith, 11am.

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10th April 2022

Unfortunately there is no recording for this weeks Worship

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3rd April 2022

Passion Sunday

Leaders: Rev. Jennifer Booth and Tim Linford

Organist: Graeme Brownlee

Anointed

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

The world belongs to God
THE EARTH AND ALL IT’S PEOPLE
How good and lovely it is
TO LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY
Love and faith come together
JUSTICE AND PEACE JOIN HANDS
If the Lord’s disciples keep silent
THESE STONES WOULD SHOUT ALOUD
God, open our lips
AND OUR MOUTHS SHALL PROCLAIM YOUR PRAISE

Hymn 512 To God be the glory

1 To God be the glory, great things he has done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory!  Great things he has done!

2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
for every offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

3 Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son:
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our joy and our wonder, when Jesus we see.

Prayer of Approach ending with the Lord’s Prayer

First Thought                           Tim Linford

Hymn 380 There is a green hill far away

1 There is a green hill far away,
outside a city wall,
where the dear Lord was crucified,
who died to save us all.

2 We may not know, we cannot tell
what pains he had to bear;
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.

3 He died that we might be forgiven,
he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

4 There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin;
he only could unlock the gate
of heaven, and let us in.

5 Oh, dearly, dearly has he loved,
and we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.

Scripture Readings: Psalm 126 and John 12: 1-8 Diane Ratcliffe

Sermon                                     Tim Linford

Hymn 392 When I survey the wondrous cross

1 When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

3 See! from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down;
did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

Doxology spoken together
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise God all creatures here below;
praise God, the Trinity of love,
before, beneath, around, above.

Prayer of Dedication for the Offering

Prayers for the World

Christ of the cross, we come to you

For you alone can make us whole

Hymn 159 Lord for the years

1 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided,
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

2 Lord, for that word, the Word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive your people’s praise.

3 Lord, for our land, in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care;
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

4 Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt him,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain;
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

5 Lord, for ourselves;  in living power remake us,
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;
past put behind us, for the future take us,
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Closing Voluntary

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‘Anointed’, Pittman, Lauren Wright
from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services – We welcome the Rev. Jennifer Booth and Tim Linford from South Leith who are leading our service today. We also welcome Graeme Brownlee who is at the organ today.

Next Sunday, 10 April, our worship will be led by Alastair Sutherland from Newhaven.
The service on Easter Sunday, 17 April, will be a joint one and take place in Starbank Park at 10:30.

Annual Congregational Meeting – Please stay for tea/coffee and the annual meeting today after the service. Copies of the Annual Report & Accounts and the minutes of last year’s Annual Meeting are available in the church.

Church Magazine – Copies of the latest magazine are available today for distributors and others who do not get it electronically.

Sharing with other churches:
Daily Prayer group
: If you would like to join a local churches WhatsApp mobile phone group, organised by Rev John Tait, to receive a short daily prayer, please speak to Annie or Anne.
Monthly Prayer Diary: If you would like to receive a monthly prayer list, compiled by Newhaven Church, please speak to Annie or Anne.
Weekly Bible Study: If you are interested in joining a Bible Study meeting organised by Newhaven and held on Wednesday evenings by Zoom please speak to Anne or Jimmy.

A prayer for Passion Sunday 3 April
from Christian Aid’s Prayers for Ukraine

God of all peoples and nations,
Who created all things alive and breathing,
United and whole,
Show us the way of peace that is Your overwhelming presence.
We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia,
Every child and every adult.
We long for the time
When weapons of war are beaten into ploughshares
When nations no longer lift up sword against nation.
We cry out to you for peace;
Protect those who only desire and deserve to live in security and safety
Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones
Be with those who are bereaved.
Change the hearts of those set on violence and aggression
And fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace.
Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour,
And a passion for justice to prevail and a renewed recognition that we all play a part in peace.
Creator of all hear our prayer
And bring us peace. Make us whole.
Amen

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27th March 2022

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Minister: Rev. John Tait
Organist: Iain Mackinnon

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn 110 Glory be to God the Father

1 Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to God the Son,
glory be to God the Spirit, –
great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory, glory, glory
while eternal ages run!

2 Glory be to him who loved us,
washed us from each spot and stain!
Glory be to him who bought us,
made us kings with him to reign!
Glory, glory, glory, glory
to the Lamb that once was slain!

3 Glory to the King of angels,
glory to the Church’s King,
glory to the King of nations!
Heaven and earth, your praises bring;
glory, glory, glory, glory
to the King of Glory bring!

4 ‘Glory, blessing, praise eternal!’
Thus the choir of angels sings;
‘Honour, riches, power, dominion!’
Thus its praise creation brings;
glory, glory, glory, glory,
glory to the King of kings!

Prayer of Approach, ending with Lord’s PrayerFirst Thought

Hymn 182 Now thank we all our God

1 Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 Oh, may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
and keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
who reigns in highest heaven –
the Father and the Son
and Spirit – now be given:
the one, eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore

Readings:  Joshua 5: 9-12 and 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 Beryl Curlett

Sermon

Hymn 489 Come down O Love Divine

1 Come down, O Love Divine
seek out this soul of mine,
and visit it with your own ardour glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes, in its heat consuming;
and let your glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

3 Let holy charity
my outward vesture be,
and lowliness become my inner clothing;
true lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
and o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

4 And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
we cannot guess its grace,
till we become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

Doxology – spoken together
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Prayer of Dedication for the Offering

Prayers for the World

Hymn 551 In heavenly love abiding

1 In heavenly love abiding,
no change my heart shall fear:
and safe is such confiding,
for nothing changes here:
the storm may roar without me,
my heart may low be laid;
but God is round about me,
and can I be dismayed?

2 Wherever he may guide me,
no want shall turn me back;
my Shepherd is beside me,
and nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waketh,
his sight is never dim:
he knows the way he taketh,
and I will walk with him.

3 Green pastures are before me,
which yet I have not seen;
bright skies will soon be o’er me,
where darkening clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure:
my path to life is free:
my Saviour has my treasure,
and he will walk with me.

Benediction

Closing Voluntary – Prelude in C major.     JS Bach (1685-1750)

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services – We welcome the Rev. John Tait who is leading our service today.
Next Sunday, 3 April, our worship will be led by Rev Jennifer Booth and Tim Linford from South Leith.

Annual Congregational Meeting – This will take place next Sunday in the church after the morning service; copies of the Annual Report & Accounts and the minutes of last year’s Annual Meeting are available today.

Sharing with other churches

Thursday afternoon meeting at South Leith Halls – the next meeting will be on Thursday, 7 April, at 2:00pm.
Daily Prayer group
: If you would like to join a local churches WhatsApp mobile phone group, organised by Rev John Tait, to receive a short daily prayer, please speak to Annie or Anne.

Monthly Prayer Diary: If you would like to receive a monthly prayer list, compiled by Newhaven Church, please speak to Annie or Anne.

Weekly Bible Study: If you are interested in joining a Bible Study meeting organised by Newhaven and held on Wednesday evenings by Zoom please speak to Anne or Jimmy.

On the second anniversary of the announcement of the first lockdown, Lord Wallace, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland released this prayer.

Through your Son who, even now, prays for us.
Hear us, as we cast our memory back
And remember the first announcement of Lockdown.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, we call to you
Through your Son who, even now, prays for us.
Hear us, as we recall all we have endured as a Nation
In the years that have passed since then.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, we call to you
Through your Son who, even now, prays for us.
Hear us, as we stand in the dark shadows
With all who have suffered the deepest loss.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, we call to you
Through your Son who, even now, prays for us.
Hear us, as we give thanks for all who have sustained us by their service:
Nurses and carers; doctors and researchers; delivery drivers and vaccinators.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, we call to you
Through your Son who, even now, prays for us.
Hear us and grant to us light, that we may journey into the days that lie ahead
In the sure knowledge that, come what may, you are always with us.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

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20th March 2022

Newhaven, North Leith, and South Leith Parish Churches
Joint Service
Third Sunday in Lent

Leader: Rev Peter Bluett
Organist: Iain Mackinnon
South Leith Music Group

Welcome and Intimations Anne Lamont, North Leith Session Clerk

Introit – ‘In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful’South Leith Choir

Call to Worship

Hymn 510 Jesus calls us here to meet him

1 Jesus calls us here to meet him
as, through word and song and prayer,
we affirm God’s promised presence
where his people live and care. Praise the God who keeps his promise;
praise the Son who calls us friends;
praise the Spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.

2 Jesus calls us to confess him
Word of life and Lord of all,
sharer of our flesh and frailness,
saving all who fail or fall.
Tell his holy human story;
tell his tales that all may hear;
tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.

3 Jesus calls us to each other, vastly different though we are;
creed and colour, class and gender
neither limit nor debar.
Join the hand of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;
join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for truth.

4 Jesus calls us to his table rooted firm in time and space,
where the Church in earth and heaven
finds a common meeting place.
Share the bread and wine, his body;
share the love of which we sing;
share the feast for saints and sinners
hosted by our Lord and King.

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer – Tim Linford, South Leith

First Thoughts –  ‘New Parish’ UpdateKaren McKay, Interim Moderator, North Leith and Chair, New Parish Steering Group

Hymn 549 How deep the Father’s love for us     (Music Group)

1 How deep the Father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure,
that he should give his only Son
to make a wretch his treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss;
the Father turns his face away,
as wounds which mar the chosen One
bring many souls to glory.

2 Behold the man upon a cross,
my sin upon his shoulders;
ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held him there,
my pardon he accomplished;
his dying breath has brought me life –
I know that ‘it is finished’.

3 I will not boast in anything,
no gifts, no power, no wisdom;
but I will boast in Jesus Christ,
his death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from all of this?
I cannot give an answer;
but this I know with all my heart,
his wounds have paid my ransom.

Readings: Old Testament:  Psalm 63: 1-8 John Hodge,  Newhaven

New Testament:  Luke 13: 1-9  – Margot Hudson, North Leith

Hymn 553 Just as I am without one plea

1 Just as I am without one plea,
but that your blood was shed for me,
and that you call us, ‘Come to me’,
O Lamb of God, I come.

2 Just as I am – though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

3 Just as I am you will receive,
will welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because your promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

4 Just as I am – your love unknown
has broken every barrier down–
now to be yours, and yours alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

5 Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
here for a season, then above –
O Lamb of God, I come.

Reflection – What does the New Parish mean to you?
Colin MacNeill (Newhaven), Stewart Lowe (North Leith),
and Gavin Booth (South Leith) will respond

Music for Reflection – South Leith Music Group

Doxology spoken together

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Prayers for Others and Dedication

Hymn 547 What a friend we have in Jesus

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
oh, what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

2 Have we trials and temptations,
is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness:
take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Are we weak and heavy-laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Jesus is our only refuge:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.

Blessing

Closing Voluntary – Trumpet Voluntary.  Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

INTIMATIONS

Sunday Services – North Leith welcomes all, and especially congregational members from Newhaven and South Leith, to today’s joint service led by Rev Peter Bluett. Please join us for tea/coffee in the hall after the service.
We send best wishes to Rev Iain May and Ann, who are currently self-isolating.
Next Sunday, 27 March, Rev John Tait will lead worship at North Leith.

North Leith Church Magazine – Contributions for an Easter magazine should be sent to the church office nlpc-office@btconnect.com by this Tuesday (22 March) morning.

Newhaven Annual Congregational Meeting – Newhaven’s Annual Meeting will take place in person in the church hall on Monday 28th March at 7.00pm.

North Leith Annual Congregational Meeting – This will take place on Sunday 3 April in the church after the morning service; copies of the Annual Report & Accounts will be available next Sunday and are available electronically at any time on request to the church office.

Sharing with other churches:
Lenten Bible Study: continues on Monday 21 March, 7:30 pm
led by Rev Rob Mackenzie, based round the film Mary Poppins Returns.  All welcome; speak to Anne to get more details andthe Zoom Link.
Thursday afternoon meeting at South Leith Halls – the next meeting will be this Thursday, 24 March, at 2:00pm.
Daily Prayer group
: If you would like to join a local churches WhatsApp mobile phone group, organised by Rev John Tait, to receive a short daily prayer, please speak to your Session Clerk.
Monthly Prayer Diary: If you would like to receive a monthly prayer list, compiled by Newhaven Church, with contributions from other churches, please speak to your Session Clerk.
Weekly Bible Study: If you are interested in joining a Bible Study meeting organised by Newhaven and held on Wednesday evenings by Zoom please speak to your Session Clerk.

Helping Ukraine
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent North Leith retiring offerings for The Church of Scotland Ukraine Appeal. The amount raised, including tax recovery, was £512.