Sunday Worship, 7th November 2021. Order Of Service

Order of Service
Sunday November 7th, 2021

Communion Sunday
Following All Saints

Conducted by
Revd John Stevenson

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

Call to Worship

CH4 740
For all the saints, who from their labours rest;
who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
your name, O Jesus, be for ever blessed:
Alleluia, alleluia!

You were their rock, their fortress, and their might;
you, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight,
and in the darkness their unfailing light.
Alleluia, alleluia!

So may your soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old
and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine
yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine
Alleluia, alleluia!

And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph-song;
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer of Approach

Re-Dedication of The Guild

CH4 251
I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save
I who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Refrain-Here I am Lord,
Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go Lord,
If you lead me,
I will hold your people in my heart

I, the Lord of snow and rain
I have borne my people’s pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone
Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my words to them
Whom shall I send? – Refrain

I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide
‘Til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them – Refrain

Readings: I Corinthians 1: 1 -9 Bruce Archibald
Luke 6: 20 – 36 Revd. John Stevenson

CH4 742
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer,
their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share.

Some march with events, to turn them God’s way;
some need to withdraw, the better to pray;
some carry the gospel through fire and through flood:
our world is their parish: their purpose is God.

Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown,
who bear someone’s cross, or shoulder their own:
they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares:
what patience in caring, what courage is theirs!

Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
in loving, in living, they prove it is true:
The way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you.

Sermon .. “Saints”

Offering and Prayer of dedication

CH4 662
Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to Thee again.

Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good,
To them that find Thee, all in all!

We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread,
And long to feast upon Thee still;
We drink of Thee, the Fountain-head,
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill!

Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Where’er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when Thy gracious smile we see,
Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.

O Jesus, ever with us and stay!
Make all our moments calm and bright,
Chase all dark thoughts of sin away,
Shed o’er us here Thy holy light.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Declaration of the faith:
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sin the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

CH4 744 (tune: Desert (Lyngham)
Hark how the adoring hosts above
With songs surround the throne!
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues;
But all their hearts are one.

Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry
To be exalted thus;
Worthy the Lamb, let us reply;
For He was slain for us.

Thou hast redeemed us with Thy blood,
And set the prisoner free;
Thou mad’st us kings and priests to God,
And we shall reign with Thee.

From every kindred, every tongue.
Thou brought’st Thy chosen race;
And distant lands and isles have shared
The riches of Thy grace.

To Him who sits upon the throne,
The God whom we adore,
And to the Lamb that once was slain,
Be glory evermore
Threefold Amen

Intimations Sunday 7th November (Communion)

A warm welcome is extended to all joining us for worship this morning.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service which will be conducted by Rev John Stevenson who we warmly welcome back to Dalserf.
Our Guild will also be rededicated today.

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 Shoe box appeal was again a great success. A total number of 28 boxes were received and also a number of monetary gifts. Grateful thanks to all who contributed.
After our Shoe box appeal we move on to our Children’s Christmas Gifts. If you wish to contribute to this please place your gift in a gift bag with a label stating what age group it is for and whether for a boy or girl. The gifts should either be in the Church by Sunday 5th December or at Rorison car park for Monday 6th December at 11am where the Social Work Dept will pick them up. One stipulation that the Social Work Dept make is that no money is to be given as a gift.

Our Guild will meet this Wednesday 10th November in Rorison at 7.15pm
The speaker will be from the Fire and Rescue Service.

Next Sunday 14th November is Remembrance Sunday. There will be a service at the Cenotaph in Netherburn at 10.30am and then at Rorison at 11am followed by the service here in Dalserf at 11.30am. All three services will be conducted by Rev Cameron McPherson. You are reminded of the retiring offering today and next Sunday for Poppy Scotland.

Our Congratulations go to Kay Blair who has become a Great Grandmother for the first time to a beautiful baby girl. Welcome baby Sophia.

Our Congratulations go to Emma Gilchrist who celebrated becoming sweet sixteen yesterday and also to Thomas Scotland who celebrates the big 60 on Tuesday.

The flowers this week were gifted by Mrs Senga Donegan
The flowers next week will be gifted by Mrs Linda Marshall

Any items for the December Newsletter must be in the hands of the Editor no later than next Sunday 14th November.
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 who had hip surgery on Friday.

Covid guidelines as intimated in previous weeks still apply