Order of Service
Sunday 27th February, 2022
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
The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home rejoicing brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy Cross before to guide me.
Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.
Prayer of Approach & Confession
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heav’n, 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 ev’ry trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into ev’ry troubled breast.
Let us all in thee inherit,
let us find the promised rest.
Take away the love of 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,
never more they 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;
true and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee.
Changed from glory into glory,
till in heav’n we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love and praise
Ephesians 5: 8-14 Sheena Archibald
John 9: 1-41 Bruce Archibald
Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.
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, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, 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,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Offering and Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
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 or 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 or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed 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, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.- Refrain
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll 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
Three fold Amen
INTIMATIONS SUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship today.
A very warm welcome to Revd Bev Gauld who is conducting our service.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated here in Dalserf next Sunday 6th March at 11.30am. The Plaque inside the main gate of the Church will be dedicated after the Communion Service. The Plaque is in memory of those people who have died during the Pandemic.
World Day of Prayer will take place in St Machan’s Church Larkhall this coming Friday 4th March at 2pm.
The service this morning will be recorded for the Church Website and the Church 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 Mr Bert Gold
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Joan Pollok
The March Newsletter will be posted on the Website within the next few days.
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.
Our Communion Service next Sunday will be conducted by Revd John Stevenson.
Our Guild will meet on Wednesday 9th March in Rorison at 7.15pm. It will be our AGM and the speaker will be Karen Gillon our National Guild Secretary
GUIDELINES 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.
As we come out of this 2 year period of regulations and restrictions let’s give God all the praise for our safety, give thanks to all who have worked tirelessly to bring our nation to where it is now and remember all who have suffered illness and loss.
May we continue to have the safety of others in mind and do all we can to respect each other and keep each other safe.