Sunday Worship, 24th October 2021. Order of Service

Order of Service
Sunday October 24th, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
Revd Alastair Lusk

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, with 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 shining 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

John Ch7:37-46 Kay Blair
Proverbs Ch12:18 Revd Alistair Lusk

CH4 598
Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Let us Thine influence prove:
Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of life and love.
Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee
The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the truth, Thyself the key,
Unseal the sacred book.
Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,
Brood o’er our nature’s night;
On our disordered spirits move,
And let there now be light.
God, through Himself, we then shall know
If Thou within us shine,
And sound with all Thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

Revd Alastair Lusk

CH4 540
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me, and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary, and worn, and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water: thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of life I’ll walk
Till travelling days are done.

Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Prayer for Others

CH4 562
Through the love of God our Saviour,
All will be well;
Free and changeless is His favour;
All, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us;
Perfect is the grace that sealed us;
Strong the hand stretched out to shield us;
All must be well.
Though we pass through tribulation,
All will be well;
Ours is such a full salvation;
All, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
Fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
Holy through the Spirit’s guiding,
All must be well.
We expect a bright tomorrow;
All will be well;
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
All, all is well.
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
Or in living, or in dying,
All must be well.


A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for Worship this morning.

Our service this morning will be brought to us by Rev Alastair Lusk. We extend a warm welcome back to Dalserf.

The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and Church Facebook page. This will mainly be the Chancel and Pulpit area. However there is a slight chance a few pews to the right and left of the pulpit may be picked up. Should you not want to be seen on camera please avoid sitting in these areas.

Tea and coffee will be served in Hamilton Hall after the service. Please remain seated and tea and coffee will be served. Everyone attending is asked to strictly abide by Covid Church Guidelines.

Shoe Box Appeal…Information leaflets are available this morning. Shoe boxes should be here in Dalserf by Sunday 31st October or Rorison on the morning of 3rd November between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm Anyone who cannot source a shoe box should speak to Nancy Rundell who is making the recommended draw string bags.

Bible reading notes annual subscription for 2022 now due.

Encounter with God £19
Daily Bread. £19
Every Day With Jesus £20
New Daylight. £18

Should anyone wish to cancel or renew their order please keep me informed as payment is due now. If anyone would like to get Bible reading notes please speak to either Mrs Kay Blair or myself for details. Thank you.
Ann Carson

There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Tuesday in Rorison at 7.30pm.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Janet Tennant
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Rosemay Clarkson.

Please continue to pray for those people mentioned on the prayer list Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, John Grove
John’s daughter Kay, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent

Happy Birthday to John Grove who turns 94 on Tuesday 26th October.

The service next week will be conducted by
George Thomson. Reader with Baptist Lay Ministry.

Hamilton Presbytery have sent mail to all churches outlining the result of a meeting with Scottish Government Officials, Professor Jason Leitch and the Church of Scotland Covid Coordinating Team.
Mask wearing in church was discussed in relation to Government guide lines and legal requirement.
Prof Leitch outlined wearing face coverings in church was no different from the legislation regarding bingo halls, theatres, cinemas, and all public indoor places except where eating , drinking, dance and exercise are involved, when an exemption is given.
Quoting from the report it states, “As face coverings reduce transmission of the virus it is a small price to pay without other legal restrictions.” Church of Scotland therefore require face coverings to be worn in church unless an individual is exempt for medical reasons.
We are being asked to be patient and in the meantime stay safe.

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.