Order of Service
Sunday May 15th, 2022
5th Sunday of Easter
Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Baptism
We welcome into the Community of Faith
Morven Blackwood Pollock
This morning Service will be led by
Revd John Stevenson
The Entry of God’s Word
(Please stand if you are able)
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
424 Blest be the everlasting God
Blest be the everlasting God
the Father of our Lord!
Be his abounding mercy praised,
his majesty adored!
When from the dead he raised his Son,
and called him to the sky,
he gave our souls a lively hope
that they should never die.
There’s an inheritance divine
reserved against that day;
’tis uncorrupted, undefiled,
and cannot fade away.
Saints by the power of God are kept,
till the salvation come:
we walk by faith as strangers here,
till Christ shall call us home.
(1674-1748), alt. William Cameron (1751-1811)
Prayer of Approach
631 A little child the Saviour came (vs 1-3)
A little child the Saviour came,
the mighty God was still his name,
and angels worshipped as he lay
the seeming infant of a day.
He who, a little child, began
to show the world God’s loving plan,
proclaims from heaven the message free
‘Let little children come to me.’
We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
of sprinkled water name them thine:
their souls with saving grace endow;
baptize them with thy Spirit now.
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
631 A little child the Saviour came (vs 4-5)
O give thine angels charge, good Lord,
them safely in thy way to guard;
thy blessing on their lives command,
and write their names upon thy hand.
O thou, who by an infant’s tongue
dost hear thy perfect glory sung,
may these, with all the heavenly host,
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
628 The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and 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 sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm 24: 1- 6 Betty Collins
John 13: 31 – 35 Revd. John Stevenson
478 Behold the amazing gift of love
(Tune: St. Stephen (Newington)
Behold the amazing gift of love
the Father has bestowed
on us, the sinful sons of men,
to call us sons of God!
Concealed as yet this honour lies,
by this dark world unknown,
a world that knew not, when he came,
ev’n God’s eternal Son.
High is the rank we now possess;
but higher we shall rise;
though what we shall hereafter be
is hid from mortal eyes:
Our lives, we know, when he appears,
shall bear his image bright;
for all his glory, full disclosed,
shall open to our sight.
A hope so great and so divine
may trials well endure;
and purify us all from sin,
as Christ himself is pure.
“As I Have Loved You”
519 Love divine all loves excelling
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.
Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.
Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
622 We sing a love that sets all people free
We sing a love that sets all people free,
that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,
enfolds the earth, springs up like water clear:
come, living love, live in our hearts today.
We sing a love that seeks another’s good,
that longs to serve and not to count the cost,
a love that, yielding, finds itself made new:
come, caring love, live in our hearts today.
We sing a love, unflinching, unafraid
to be itself, despite another’s wrath,
a love that stands alone and undismayed:
come, strengthening love, live in our hearts today.
We sing a love that, wandering, will not rest
until it finds its way, its home, its source,
through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed:
come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.
We sing the Holy Spirit, full of love,
who seeks out scars of ancient bitterness,
brings to our wounds the healing grace of Christ:
come, radiant love, live in our hearts today.
June Boyce-Tillman (b. 1943)
INTIMATIONS SUNDAY 15TH MAY
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship today.
A special warm welcome to Revd John Stevenson
The Baptism will take place today of Morven, daughter of Stuart and Kirsty Pollock. We welcome them and their family and friends.
The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and YouTube.
Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service.
Our Guild visited Hamilton Museum on Thursday. We had a lovely visit round the Museum followed by very welcome tea and scones. Our grateful thanks to Mike Taylor for arranging this for us.
Congratulations to Lewis Scotland who passed his driving test on Thursday. Well done Lewis and safe driving.
This Wednesday 18th May our Guild will be hosting a visit from Shanti and Lily Raju from Southern India. Please come along as this is open to everyone
Not just Guild members. It would be lovely if we could give them a hearty
Dalserf welcome. Tea and home baking will be served.
As we begin to move back to a more normal way of life Church Fellowship will begin again. Church of Scotland recommend those involved with food should undertake training in food handling. There are several ways to do this with different levels of attainment. Please speak to Kay at present as she has all the details.
Any items for the June Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor today
The flowers this week were gifted by Willie Miller
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Sadie Newlands
Please continue to pray for those people on the prayer list
Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister,
Margaret Kent, John Grove, Mary Grove, Forbes Gillespie in hospital
at the moment. Anne Brown, Norval Toryusen, Janette McPhee,
Our young people who are sitting their higher exams.
Our service next week will be conducted by Revd Bev Gauld.