Dalserf Parish Church of Scotland

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Mission Statement: “Dalserf Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the preaching of the word and the witness of every member”.

Sunday Worship, 24th October 2021. Order of Service

Order of Service
Sunday October 24th, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Alastair Lusk

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

CH4 189
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here.
Come, bow before him now, with reverence and fear.
In Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place,
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him, in faith receive from Him;
be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place

Prayer of Approach & Confession

READING
John Ch7:37-46 Kay Blair
Proverbs Ch12:18 Revd Alistair Lusk

CH4 598
Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Let us Thine influence prove:
Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of life and love.
Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee
The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the truth, Thyself the key,
Unseal the sacred book.
Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,
Brood o’er our nature’s night;
On our disordered spirits move,
And let there now be light.
God, through Himself, we then shall know
If Thou within us shine,
And sound with all Thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

SERMON
Revd Alastair Lusk

CH4 540
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me, and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary, and worn, and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water: thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of life I’ll walk
Till travelling days are done.

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer for Others

CH4 562
Through the love of God our Saviour,
All will be well;
Free and changeless is His favour;
All, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us;
Perfect is the grace that sealed us;
Strong the hand stretched out to shield us;
All must be well.
Though we pass through tribulation,
All will be well;
Ours is such a full salvation;
All, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
Fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
Holy through the Spirit’s guiding,
All must be well.
We expect a bright tomorrow;
All will be well;
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
All, all is well.
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
Or in living, or in dying,
All must be well.

BENEDICTION – THREE FOLD AMEN
INTIMATIONS

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for Worship this morning.

Our service this morning will be brought to us by Rev Alastair Lusk. We extend a warm welcome back to Dalserf.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and Church Facebook page. This will mainly be the Chancel and Pulpit area. However there is a slight chance a few pews to the right and left of the pulpit may be picked up. Should you not want to be seen on camera please avoid sitting in these areas.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served. Everyone attending is asked to strictly abide by Covid Church Guidelines.

Shoe Box Appeal…Information leaflets are available this morning. Shoe boxes should be here in Dalserf by Sunday 31st October or Rorison on the morning of 3rd November between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm Anyone who cannot source a shoe box should speak to Nancy Rundell who is making the recommended draw string bags.

Bible reading notes annual subscription for 2022 now due.

Encounter with God £19
Daily Bread. £19
Every Day With Jesus £20
New Daylight. £18

Should anyone wish to cancel or renew their order please keep me informed as payment is due now. If anyone would like to get Bible reading notes please speak to either Mrs Kay Blair or myself for details. Thank you.
Ann Carson

There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Tuesday in Rorison at 7.30pm.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Janet Tennant
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Rosemay Clarkson.

Please continue to pray for those people mentioned on the prayer list Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, John Grove
John’s daughter Kay, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent

Happy Birthday to John Grove who turns 94 on Tuesday 26th October.

The service next week will be conducted by
George Thomson. Reader with Baptist Lay Ministry.

FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH
Hamilton Presbytery have sent mail to all churches outlining the result of a meeting with Scottish Government Officials, Professor Jason Leitch and the Church of Scotland Covid Coordinating Team.
Mask wearing in church was discussed in relation to Government guide lines and legal requirement.
Prof Leitch outlined wearing face coverings in church was no different from the legislation regarding bingo halls, theatres, cinemas, and all public indoor places except where eating , drinking, dance and exercise are involved, when an exemption is given.
Quoting from the report it states, “As face coverings reduce transmission of the virus it is a small price to pay without other legal restrictions.” Church of Scotland therefore require face coverings to be worn in church unless an individual is exempt for medical reasons.
We are being asked to be patient and in the meantime stay safe.

GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

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.

Sunday Worship, 10th October 2021. Order of Service

Order of Service
Sunday October 10th, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Dr D. Cameron McPherson

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

Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship

CH4 498
Angel voices ever singing
round your throne of light,
angels’ music ever ringing
rests not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless you
and confess you Lord of might.

Lord, we know your heart rejoices
in each work divine,
you did ears and hand and voices
for your praise design;
craftsman’s art and music’s measure
for your pleasure all combine.

In your house our gifts we offer
from your love so free
and for your acceptance proffer
all unworthily,
hearts and minds and hands and voices
in our choicest psalmody.

Humour, glory, might and merit
Yours shall ever be,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blesssed Trinity
Earth and heaven join in praises – Voices raising joyfully

Prayer of Approach & Confession

SCRIPTURE READING

Hebrews Ch 10 : 1-14 Prim Gilmour

CH4 738
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
formed Thee for His own abode;
on the Rock of Ages founded,
what can shake Thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayest smile at all Thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
springing from eternal love,
well supply Thy sons and daughters
and all fear of want remove.
Who can faint, when such a river
ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver,
never fails from age to age.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
all his boasted pomp and show;
solid joys and lasting treasure
none but Zion’s children know.

SCRIPTURE READING

John Ch 2 : 1-11 David McPherson

Prayer of Intercession

CH4 543

Longing for light, we wait in darkness
Longing for truth, we turn to You.
Make us Your own, Your holy people
Light for the world to see.

Refrain -Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in Your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice – Refrain

Longing for food, many are hungry
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us Your bread, broken for others
Shared until all are fed – Refrain

Longing for shelter, many are homeless
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us Your building, sheltering others
Walls made of living stone – Refrain

Many the gift, many the people
Many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another
Making Your kingdom come – Refrain

SERMON

A Wedding Disaster Averted

Offering and Prayer of Dedication

CH4 760
When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain -Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But his smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey. Refrain

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey – Refrain

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favour He shows, and the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey –
Refrain

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at his feet,
Or we will walk by his side in the way;
What he says we will do, where he sends we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey – Refrain

BENEDICTION

INTIMATIONS

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for Worship this morning.

Our Service this morning will be brought to us by Rev Cameron McPherson and it is wonderful to welcome you back to Dalserf.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and Church Facebook page. This will mainly be the Chancel and pulpit area. However there is a slight chance a few pews to the right and left of the pulpit may be picked up. Should you not want to be seen on camera please avoid sitting in these areas.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served. Everyone attending is asked to strictly abide by Covid Church Guidelines. Please pay particular attention to the signage in the hall and the toilets. If we respect the Church of Scotland Guidelines we should be able to safely enjoy each other’s fellowship.

The money raised at our Harvest Service last week was £245.00. This will be given to the Foodbank.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Ann Carson
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Isobel McLean

Our Guild will return on Wednesday at 7.15pm in Rorison and will take the form of an AGM with a chat and cuppa. If you are not already a member of the Guild and would be interested in joining, please come along. You will be made most welcome.

Please continue to pray for those people mentioned on the prayer list
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, John Grove,
John’s daughter Kay.

The service next week will be conducted by Rev Hazel Brooks. Hazel is an ordained Baptist Minister.

GUIDLEINES FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP
Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance for places of worship during the present Pandemic.

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.

Dalserf Harvest Service

A service of Harvest thanksgiving was held on Sunday 3rd October in the Church at Dalserf.
The Service was led by Philip Fox and Elders from the Kirk Session.
Due to Covid implications monetary gifts were requested and not produce.
The sum of £245.00 was gifted. This will be sent to the local Food Bank.
Thanks to everyone who made the Service a success and gifted to the Foodbank.
The Service has been recorded and can be found on the website (below) or Church Facebook page.