Dalserf Parish Church of Scotland

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Order of Service, Sunday 12th September 2021

Order of Service
Sunday September 12th, 2021

SERVICE OF BAPTISM
Of Claire Park, Logan and Molly

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld

Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship

CH4 63
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with love, his praise forth tell,
Come we before him, and rejoice.

Know that the Lord is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise;
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

Prayer of Approach & Confession

CH4 631
A little Child the Saviour came,
The Mighty God was still His Name;
And angels worshiped as He lay
The seeming Infant of a day.

He Who, a little Child, began
To show the world God’s loving plan.
Proclaims from Heaven the message free;
“Let little children come to Me.”

We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of sprinkled water name them Thine;
Their souls with saving grace endow;
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.

O give Thine angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in Thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon Thy hand.

O Thou, Who by an infant’s tongue
Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

READING
Matthew 3:13-17 Liz Lawson

CH4 688
By cool Siloam’s shady rill
how sweet the lily grows!
How sweet the breath beneath the hill
of Sharon’s dewy rose!

Lo! such the child whose early feet
the paths of peace have trod,
whose secret heart with influence sweet
is upward drawn to God.

O thou, whose infant feet were found
within thy Father’s shrine,
whose years, with changeless virtue crowned,
were all alike divine;

Dependent on thy bounteous breath
we seek thy grace alone,
through every stage of life, and death,
to keep us still thine own.

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

CH4 30

WAITED for the Lord my God,
And patiently did bear;
At length to me He did incline,
My voice and cry to hear.

He took me from a fearful pit
And from the miry clay,
And on a rock He set my feet,
Establishing my way.
He put a new song in my mouth,
Our God to magnify;
Many shall see it, and shall fear,
And on the Lord rely.

O blessèd are all they whose trust
Upon the Lord relies,
Respecting not the proud, nor such
As turn aside to lies.

SERMON

CH4 555
Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

BENEDICTION

INTIMATIONS

Warm welcome to everyone worshiping with us today.

We welcome Revd Gauld back to our pulpit today.

The Baptism of Claire Park, her son Logan and daughter Molly will take place at our service today. We welcome Claire, Logan, Molly, family and friends to our Service

There will be no tea and coffee in Hamilton Hall till further notice.

New guidelines from Scottish Government and Church of Scotland concerning Worship have been released this week.
These can be found on both the Government Web Site and the Church of Scotland Covid advice site.

Main points for us are
• Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• Face coverings may be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.
• Congregations are strongly advised to take care in mingling and close proximity to others and as such should try to maintain a degree of distancing whilst in the buildings.
• Guidelines exist for notifying authorities of positive tests following a church meeting.

Let’s do all we can to protect each other by respecting the virus, being vigilant and holding each other in prayer.

We are still looking for volunteers to operate the new recording system which will hopefully be installed during the incoming week. Full training will be given. Please speak to myself if you are interested

The funeral of the late Roberta Meikle’s will take place in South Lanarkshire Crematorium on Wednesday 15th September at 3.00pm. The Service will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson.

Letters of thanks have been received from Revd John Stevenson and family. These will be pinned on Church Notice Board

Flowers this week were gifted by Prim Gilmour

Flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Elizabeth King

Due to unforeseen circumstance we are looking for a volunteer to read next week’s lesson

Order of Service, Sunday 5th September 2021

Order of Service
Sunday September 5th, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld

A warm welcome is extended to all.
Please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshment in Hamilton Hall after the service

Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

CH4 181
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies
For the love
Which from our birth
Over and around us lies

Refrain Christ our Lord to thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise

For the beauty of the hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale
And tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light
Refrain

For the joy of ear and eye
For the heart and mind delight
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and light
Refrain
For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth
And friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Refrain
For each perfect gift and sign
of your love so freely given
Graces human and divine
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven

Prayer of Approach & Confession

CH4 127

O WORSHIP the King, All glorious above;
O gratefully sing His power and his love:
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days,
Pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise.

O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
Whose chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form;
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

The earth with its store Of wonders untold,
Almighty! thy power hath founded of old;
Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distils In the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, Aand feeble as frail,
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, defender, redeemer, and friend!

O measureless Might! Ineffable Love!
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

READINGS
Psalm 23 Anne McHolm
Luke 22:39-46 Revd Gauld

CH4 536

May the mind of Christ, my Saviour,
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His power.

May the peace of God my Father
In my heart forever reign
That I may be calm to comfort
Those in grief, or pain

May the love of Jesus fill me,
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self denying,
This is victory.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

SERMON

CH4 399

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, That for my sake
My Lord should take frail flesh, and die?
He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But people scorned, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But oh, my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.
Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death They thirst and cry.
They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they save, the Prince of life they slay.
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.
In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death, no friendly tomb but what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.
Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King,
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, In whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

CH4 528

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood, as to understand
To be loved, as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there’s sadness, ever joy
Refrain

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And giving of ourselves that we receive
And in dying that we’re born eternal life

Benediction
Intimations
A warm welcome is extended to all worshiping with us today.
Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service and you are invited to join us for a short time of fellowship together.
Our service today is being conducted by Revd Bev Gauld and we extend a very warm Dalserf welcome to him.
The Kirk Session have agreed to the installation of a recording system in Dalserf Church. This is to enable those people who are unable to attend the Church to view the service on the Website. We are looking for four people to undergo training on the system. Training will be given by George Price. If you are interested please contact the Session Clerk Joan Pollok or the Deputy Session Clerk Kay Blair.
Our service next week will be conducted by Rev Bev Gauld. The Sacrament of Baptism will take place at this service.
The flowers this week were gifted by Janette McPhee.
The flowers next week will be gifted by Prim Gilmour
The reader next week will be Liz Lawson