Dalserf Parish Church
Order of Service
Sunday November 14th, 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
ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:
Beneath the shadow of Your throne,
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our defence while life shall last,
And our eternal home!
Prayer of Approach & Confession
Psalm 107: 1-31 Joan Pollok
We’ll walk the land, with hearts on fire
And every step will be a prayer
Hope is rising, new day dawning
Sound of singing, fills the air
Two thousand years, and still the flame
is burning bright, across the land
Hearts are waiting, longing, aching
For awakening, once again
Rerain -Let the flame burn brighter
In the heart of the darkness
Turning night to glorious day
Let the song grow louder
As our love grows stronger
Let it shine, let it shine
We’ll walk for truth, speak out for love
In Jesus’ name, we shall be strong
To lift the fallen, to save the children
To fill the nation, with your song – Refrain
Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer of Intercession
Behold, the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise,
on mountain-tops, above the hills,
and draw the wondering eyes.
To this the joyful nations round,
all tribes and tongues, shall flow;
up to the hill of God, they’ll say,
and to his house, we’ll go.
The beam that shines from Zion’s hill
shall lighten every land;
the King who reigns in Salem’s towers
shall all the world command.
Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgments truth shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.
No strife rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb their peaceful years;
to ploughshares men shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.
No longer hosts, encountering hosts,
shall crowds of slain deplore;
they hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.
Come then, O house of Jacob! Come
to worship at his shrine;
and, walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine.
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.
Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
Speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
Teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.
Lord, for our land in this our generation,
Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
For young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.
Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt him,
Loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
Hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.
Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
Past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.
Intimations Sunday 14th Nov (Remembrance Sunday)
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for our Remembrance Service this morning.
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 Children’s Christmas Gift appeal is now underway. 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 a 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.
Following a visit to the Guild on Wednesday by a representative from Scottish Fire and Safety a leaflet explain the new Scottish smoke alarm legislation, coming into force in February 2022, can be picked up from the front pew.
Congratulations go to David McPherson who will be taking up a post with The Christian Institute in Newcastle. Every blessing on your new venture David.
The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Linda Marshall
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok
Any items for the December Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor today
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.
Our service next week will be conducted by Rev Bev Gauld.
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.