Sunday Worship, 31st October 2021. Order of Service

Order of Service
Sunday October 31st, 2021

This morning Service will be led by
George Thomson
Baptist Lay Preacher

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

Call to Worship

MP 1072
In Christ alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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 – Refrai
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

Prayer of intercession

John CH1:1-18 Mike Taylor

CH4 543
Longing for light, we wait in darkness
Longing for truth, we turn to You.
Make us Your own, Your holy people
Light for the world to see.
Refrain – Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in Your church gathered today.
Longing for peace, our world is troubled
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.- Refrain

Longing for food, many are hungry
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us Your bread, broken for others
Shared until all are fed.- Refrain

Longing for shelter, many are homeless
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us Your building, sheltering others
Walls made of living stone. – Refrain
Many the gift, many the people
Many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another
Making Your kingdom come.- Refrain

MP 1003
My Jesus, my Saviour
Lord there is none like you
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of your mighty love
My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name
I sing for joy at the work of your hands
Forever I’ll love you, forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have In YOU

My Jesus, my Saviour
Lord there is none like You
All of my days, I want to praise
The wonders of your mighty love
My Comfort, my Shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing …

John CH8:12-30 George Thomson


MP 445
Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us
Shine on me, Shine on me.

Refrain -Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, Shine ion me – Refrain

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, Shine on me.– Refrain

Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 31st October

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

Our service this morning will be brought to us by George Thomson. George is a Baptist Lay Preacher and we extend a very warm welcome 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.

If you have filled a shoe box and have not brought it to Church today, can you please bring it to Rorison Car Park on Wednesday between 12noon and 12.30. The boxes will then be taken to Morrison’s car park in East Kilbride for further distribution.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated here in Dalserf next Sunday 7th November. The Guild will also be rededicated at this Service.

A fortnight today 14th November is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a retiring offering next Sunday 7th and the following Sunday 14th for Poppy Scotland.
Bible reading notes annual subscription for 2022 is now due
Encounter with God £19
Daily Bread £19
Every Day with Jesus £20
New Daylight £18
The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Rosemay Clarkson
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Senga Donegan

Any items for the December newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor no later than Sunday 14th November.

Please continue to pray for those people mentioned on the prayer list Rita and Sommerville, Willie Miller, Colin and Marion McAllister, Mary Grove, Fiona Gauld, Margaret Kent, Patricia Sister of Philip Fox our Organist and Isobel McLean who will have hip surgery on Friday

Our Communion service next week will be conducted by Rev John Stevenson.


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.