Sunday Worship, 21st November 2021. Order of Service.

Dalserf Parish Church

Order of Service
Sunday 21st November, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Bev Gauld

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

CH4 189
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy one is here
Come bow before him now
In 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 shinning 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

CH4 396

And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died he for me, who caused his pain;
for me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
that you, my God, should die for me?

What mystery here! the Immortal dies;
who can explore his strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
to sound the depths of love divine.
Such mercy this! let earth adore;
let angel minds enquire no more.

He left his Father’s throne above
so free, so infinite his grace
emptied himself in all his love,
and bled for Adam’s helpless race.
What mercy this, immense and free,
for, O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
fast bound in sin and nature’s night:
your sunrise turned that night to day;
I woke the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was new;
I rose, went out and followed you!

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in him, my living head,
and clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne
and claim the crown through Christ me

PSALM 40 : 1-5 Kay Blair
MARK 6 : 1-6 Claire Walker

CH4 465

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father and I, Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my dignity, thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower;
Raise Thou me heavenward, O power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart;
O King of glory, my treasure Thou art.

O King of glory, my victory won;
Rule and reign in me ’til Thy will be done;
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall;
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.


CH4 616

There’s a spirit in the air,
Telling Christians everywhere;
“Praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

Lose your shyness, find your tongue,
Tell the world what God has done ;
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

When believers break the bread,
When the hungry child is fed,
Praise the love that Chris revealed,
Living working in our world.

Still the Spirit give us light,
Seeing wrong and seeing right;
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

When the stranger’s not alone,
Where the homeless find a home,
Praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

May the Spirit fill our praise,
Guide our thoughts and change our wys .
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today.

There’s a spirit in the air,
Calling Christians everywhere;
praise the love that Christ revealed,
Living, working in our world.

Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others

CH4 616

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain;
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of his train:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
God appears, on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, Deeply wailing, Deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see.

Those deep wounds of cross and passion
Still His glorious body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
See! The day of God appears.

Yea, Amen! Let all adore thee,
High on your eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory:
Claim the kingdom for your own:
O come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly!
Alleluia! Come, Lord, come!

Three fold Amen

Intimations for Sunday 21st November
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.
A warm welcome is also extended to Revd Gauld who returns to lead us in worship.

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.
Gifts should be placed in a gift bag and labelled age, boy/girl. Gift must not contain money. Gifts should be in Church on Sunday 5th December or Rorison car park Monday 6th at 11.00am for collection by Social Work

Our retiring offering for Poppy Scotland was £280.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Carol Prentice

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. The Sacrament of Baptism will take place at this service. The Baptismal party will be seated in the pews to the left of the pulpit, behind the organ.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Newsletters will no longer be available on 28th November for circulation by Elders. Newsletters will be available for download on Church web site from 28th November.


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.