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Sunday Worship, 7th November 2021. Order Of Service

Order of Service
Sunday November 7th, 2021

Communion Sunday
Following All Saints

Conducted by
Revd John Stevenson

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

Call to Worship

CH4 740
For all the saints, who from their labours rest;
who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
your name, O Jesus, be for ever blessed:
Alleluia, alleluia!

You were their rock, their fortress, and their might;
you, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight,
and in the darkness their unfailing light.
Alleluia, alleluia!

So may your soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old
and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine
yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine
Alleluia, alleluia!

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph-song;
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer of Approach

Re-Dedication of The Guild

CH4 251
I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save
I who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Refrain-Here I am Lord,
Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go Lord,
If you lead me,
I will hold your people in my heart

I, the Lord of snow and rain
I have borne my people’s pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone
Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my words to them
Whom shall I send? – Refrain

I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide
‘Til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them – Refrain

Readings: I Corinthians 1: 1 -9 Bruce Archibald
Luke 6: 20 – 36 Revd. John Stevenson

CH4 742
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer,
their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share.

Some march with events, to turn them God’s way;
some need to withdraw, the better to pray;
some carry the gospel through fire and through flood:
our world is their parish: their purpose is God.

Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown,
who bear someone’s cross, or shoulder their own:
they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares:
what patience in caring, what courage is theirs!

Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
in loving, in living, they prove it is true:
The way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you.

Sermon .. “Saints”

Offering and Prayer of dedication

CH4 662
Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to Thee again.

Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good,
To them that find Thee, all in all!

We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread,
And long to feast upon Thee still;
We drink of Thee, the Fountain-head,
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill!

Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Where’er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when Thy gracious smile we see,
Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.

O Jesus, ever with us and stay!
Make all our moments calm and bright,
Chase all dark thoughts of sin away,
Shed o’er us here Thy holy light.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Declaration of the faith:
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sin the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

CH4 744 (tune: Desert (Lyngham)
Hark how the adoring hosts above
With songs surround the throne!
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues;
But all their hearts are one.

Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry
To be exalted thus;
Worthy the Lamb, let us reply;
For He was slain for us.

Thou hast redeemed us with Thy blood,
And set the prisoner free;
Thou mad’st us kings and priests to God,
And we shall reign with Thee.

From every kindred, every tongue.
Thou brought’st Thy chosen race;
And distant lands and isles have shared
The riches of Thy grace.

To Him who sits upon the throne,
The God whom we adore,
And to the Lamb that once was slain,
Be glory evermore
Benediction
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 7th November (Communion)

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service which will be conducted by Rev John Stevenson who we warmly welcome back to Dalserf.
Our Guild will also be rededicated today.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and Church Facebook page.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served.

Our Shoe box appeal was again a great success. A total number of 28 boxes were received and also a number of monetary gifts. Grateful thanks to all who contributed.
After our Shoe box appeal we move on to our Children’s Christmas Gifts. If you wish to contribute to this please place your gift in a gift bag with a label stating what age group it is for and whether for a boy or girl. The gifts should either be in the Church by Sunday 5th December or at Rorison car park for Monday 6th December at 11am where the Social Work Dept will pick them up. One stipulation that the Social Work Dept make is that no money is to be given as a gift.

Our Guild will meet this Wednesday 10th November in Rorison at 7.15pm
The speaker will be from the Fire and Rescue Service.

Next Sunday 14th November is Remembrance Sunday. There will be a service at the Cenotaph in Netherburn at 10.30am and then at Rorison at 11am followed by the service here in Dalserf at 11.30am. All three services will be conducted by Rev Cameron McPherson. You are reminded of the retiring offering today and next Sunday for Poppy Scotland.

Our Congratulations go to Kay Blair who has become a Great Grandmother for the first time to a beautiful baby girl. Welcome baby Sophia.

Our Congratulations go to Emma Gilchrist who celebrated becoming sweet sixteen yesterday and also to Thomas Scotland who celebrates the big 60 on Tuesday.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Senga Donegan
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Linda Marshall

Any items for the December Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor no later than next Sunday 14th November.
Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list. Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent, Patricia sister of our Organist, Isobel McLean who had hip surgery on Friday.

Covid guidelines as intimated in previous weeks still apply

Sunday Worship, 31st October 2021. Order of Service

Order of Service
Sunday October 31st, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
George Thomson
Baptist Lay Preacher

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

Call to Worship

MP 1072
In Christ alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

Prayer of Thanksgiving

MP 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 – Refrai
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

Prayer of intercession

READING
John CH1:1-18 Mike Taylor

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

MP 1003
My Jesus, my Saviour
Lord there is none like you
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of your mighty love
My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name
I sing for joy at the work of your hands
Forever I’ll love you, forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have In YOU

My Jesus, my Saviour
Lord there is none like You
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of your mighty love
My Comfort, my Shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing …

READING
John CH8:12-30 George Thomson

SERMON

MP 445
Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, Shine on me.

Refrain -Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, Shine ion me – Refrain

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, Shine on me.– Refrain

Benediction
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 31st October

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

Our service this morning will be brought to us by George Thomson. George is a Baptist Lay Preacher and we extend a very warm welcome 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.

If you have filled a shoe box and have not brought it to Church today, can you please bring it to Rorison Car Park on Wednesday between 12noon and 12.30. The boxes will then be taken to Morrison’s car park in East Kilbride for further distribution.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated here in Dalserf next Sunday 7th November. The Guild will also be rededicated at this Service.

A fortnight today 14th November is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a retiring offering next Sunday 7th and the following Sunday 14th for Poppy Scotland.
Bible reading notes annual subscription for 2022 is now due
Encounter with God £19
Daily Bread £19
Every Day with Jesus £20
New Daylight £18
The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Rosemay Clarkson
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Senga Donegan

Any items for the December newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor no later than Sunday 14th November.

Please continue to pray for those people mentioned on the prayer list Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent, Patricia Sister of Philip Fox our Organist and Isobel McLean who will have hip surgery on Friday

Our Communion service next week will be conducted by Rev John Stevenson.

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.

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.

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.