Sunday Worship, 20th March 2022. Order of Service.

Order of Service
3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday 20th March 2022

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Dr D. Cameron McPherson

A warm welcome is extended to all.
Please join us for a time of
fellowship and refreshment
in Hamilton Hall after the service

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

MP 496
Oh for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise
The glories of my God and King
The triumphs of His grace

Jesus! the name that charms our fears
That bids our sorrows cease
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears
’Tis life and health and peace

He breaks the power of cancelled sin
He sets the prisoner free
His blood can make the foulest clean
His blood availed for me

He speaks, and listening to His voice
New life the dead receive
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice
The humble poor believe

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb
Your loosened tongues employ
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come
And leap, ye lame, for joy

My gracious Master, and my God
assist me to proclaim
to spread through all the world abroad
the honours of Thy name.

Prayer of Approach & Confession

John 4: 43-54 Rosemay Clarkson

CH4 533
Will you come and follow me
if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know
and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare,
will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see
if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free
and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean
and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean
in you and you in me?

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found
to reshape the world around
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer of Intercession

MP 251
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
Dear Name! the Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding Place,
My never-failing treasury filled
With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death

The Growing Faith of a VIP

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 –

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



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

A very warm welcome to Revd Cameron McPherson who is conducting our service today. Also to Audrey McKirdy who has again stepped in to play for us.

It is with sorrow and regret that we have to intimate the death of one of our Elders Andrew Gilmour. Andrew died on Wednesday afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Prim and their family at this very sad time.

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

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

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Joan Harvey
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Janet Goldie

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 Alistair, Norval Toryusen, Helen Hamilton, Janette McPhee
Sommerville Fairley has been admitted again to hospital.He is having trouble with his breathing and is receiving intravenous drugs for the swelling in his leg.
Also remembering those in our congregation who have Covid.

Our service next Sunday will be conducted by Revd Alastair Lusk

The collection of clothes and food for the Ukraine took place in Hamilton Hall from Monday to Friday last week and has been a great success.
Thank you very much to everyone who helped with this.