Sunday Worship 13th February 2022. Order of Service.

Order of Service
Sunday February 13th, 2022
6th Sunday after Epiphany

This morning Service will be led by
Revd John Stevenson

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

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship

MP 192
God of grace and God of glory,
on your people pour your power;
crown your ancient Church’s story,
bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour,

Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn your Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us–
free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days.

Heal your children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to your control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss your kingdom’s goal.

Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the gift of your salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving you whom we adore.

Prayer of Approach

MP 611
Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness,
wind of the Lord, blowing strongly and free:
strength of our serving and joy of our worshipping
Spirit of God, bring your fulness to me!

You came to interpret and teach us effectively
all that the Saviour has spoken and done;
to glorify Jesus is all your activity
promise and gift of the Father and Son:
Spirit of holiness…

You came with your gifts to supply all our poverty,
pouring your love on the church in her need;
you came with your fruit for our growth to maturity,
richly refreshing the souls that you feed:
Spirit of holiness…

You came to the world in its pride and futility,
warning of dangers, directing us home;
now with us and in us, we welcome your company;
Spirit of Christ, in his name you have come:
Spirit of holiness…

Psalm 1 Eric Budgell
Luke 6: 17-28 Revd John Stevenson

MP 608
Speak, Lord, in the stillness,
speak your word to me;
help me now to listen
in expectancy.

Speak, O gracious Master,
in this quiet hour;
let me see your face, Lord,
feel your touch of power.

For the words you give me,
they are life indeed;
living Bread from heaven
now my spirit feed.

Speak, your servant listens
I await your word;
let me know your presence,
let your voice be heard!

Fill me with the knowledge
of your glorious will;
all your own good pleasure
in my life fulfil.

Blessings and Curses

CH4 549
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 sons to glory.

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
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

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 His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

CH4 561
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
Refrain -This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. – Refrain
Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. – Refrain


Three Fold Amen


A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship today.

A special warm welcome to Revd John Stevenson

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

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

Any items for the March Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor today.

There are a few spaces on the flower list, perhaps some of you who do not already gift the flowers might consider doing so. The dates available are 20th March, 19th June, and 31st July.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Joanna Gilchrist
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Margaret Paterson

Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Margaret Kent, John Grove, Forbes Gillespie, Anne Brown and her son Alister.

The service next Sunday will be conducted by Revd David Doyle


World Day of Prayer will take place in St Machan’s Church Larkhall on Friday 4th March at 2pm.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated here in Dalserf on Sunday 6th March at 11.30am. The service will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson.

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, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn at all times in the church buildings.
• A Lateral Flow Test is advised prior to attending services
• Face coverings may only be removed to read the Lesson, make announcements and deliver the Sermon. However they should be replaced to move from one area to another.

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