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, 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.

Sunday Worship, 3rd October 2021. Order of Service

Dalserf Parish Church

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Sunday October 3rd 2021

REFELECTION
Delivered by
Philip Fox

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

PS 24 : 1
“The earth is the Lord’s and eveything in it,
The world is the Lord’s and all who live in it,
The earth is the Lord’s and everyhing in it,
Praise the name of the Lord!”

CH4 233
All the world is God’s own field,
bearing fruit his praise to yield;
wheat and weeds together sown
are to joy or sorrow grown:
first the blade and then the ear,
then the full corn shall appear-
Lord of harvest, grant that we
wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come
and shall bring his harvest home;
From His field shall in that day,
all offences purge away,
give his angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast,
but the fruitful ears to store
in His care for evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come-
bring your final harvest home!
gather all your people in
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there for ever purified,
ever thankful at your side-
come, with all your angels, come,
bring that glorious harvest home!

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Confession
The Lord’s Prayer
Liz Lawson

CH4 229
He only is the maker
of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower,
he lights the evening star;
the wind and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us his children,
he gives our daily bread. – Refrain

We thank you, then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food:
accept the gifts we offer
for all your love imparts;
and that which you most welcome,
our humble, thankful hearts. – Refrain

READING

Psalm 8 Bruce Archibald
Matt 9 : 35-38 Kay Blair

CH4 230

Praise God for the harvest of orchard and field,
praise God for the people who gather their yield,
the long hours of labour, the skills of a team,
the patience of science, the power of machine.

Praise God for the harvest that comes from afar,
from market and harbour, the sea and the shore:
foods packed and transported, and gathered and grown
by God-given neighbours, unseen and unknown.

Praise God for the harvest that’s quarried and mined,
then sifted, and smelted, or shaped and refined;
for oil and for iron, for copper and coal,
praise God, who in love has provided them all.

Praise God for the harvest of science and skill,
the urge to discover, create and fulfil:
for dreams and inventions that promise to gain
a future more hopeful, a world more humane.

Praise God for the harvest of mercy and love
for leaders and peoples who struggle and serve
with patience and kindness, that all may be led
to freedom and justice, and all may be fed.

SERMON
Philip Fox
“What and Where is the Harvest”

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 God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.
For the beauty of each 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’s delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight: 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: Refrain
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Philip Fox

CH4 147
All creatures of our God and king,
lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia, alleluia!
Bright burning sun with golden beam,
soft shining moon with silver gleam,

Refrain -O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Swift rushing wind so wild and strong,
white clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia!
New breaking dawn, in praise rejoice,
and lights of evening find a voice; – Refrain

Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, with your flames so fierce and bright,
giving to us both warmth and light, – Refrain

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God’s blessing on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruit that in you grow,
let them His glory also show – Refrain

Let all things their creator bless
and worship him in humbleness,
O praised Him, alleluia
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three-in-One, – Refrain

BLESSING ( everyone)
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God
and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with each one of us,
this harvest time and all the days that lie ahead.

INTIMATIONS

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

The Service this morning will be brought by Philip Fox and members of the Kirk Session

Tea and coffee will resume in Hamilton Hall after the Service. However strict Covid Church Guidelines must be followed.

The Recording system is now installed and training has been given to the team, Margaret Baillie, Eric Budgell, Lewis and Karyn Scotland. We thank our volunteers. Anyone else interested in receiving training should speak to one of the team. The link to the service can be found on the Dalserf Church Web Site and Dalserf Church Facebook page.

Prayer List.
Please continue to pray for
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller and John Grove.
Netherburn Mary Grove has been taken into hospital on Thursday Please remember Mary in your prayers.
John’s daughter Kay has had an accident and we ask you to keep her in your prayers.
We also give thanks for those who have recovered or are well on the way to better health.
Keep in prayer our elderly and housebound and those who are still a bit anxious to join us.

The flowers this week have been gifted by Mrs Hazel Blair
Flowers will be gifted next week by Mrs Ann Carson

The Service next week will be conducted by Revd C. McPherson

HARVEST THANKSGIVING
The Thanksgiving gifts received today will be sent to the Foodbank

GUILD
The Guild will meet on Wednesday 13th October at 7.15pm. The meeting will take place in the small hall to allow social distancing and will take the form of an AGM and chat over a cuppa.
A report will be given on the National Guild Projects and Theme for the next 3 years.
Plans at present are to meet on the 2nd Wednesday of October through to December with the situation reviewed for the incoming year.

GUIDELINES 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.