Order of Service
The Fifth Sunday after Easter
Sunday 17th May 2020

The Glory of God is men and women fully alive: St Irenaeus

Introduction of minister

Poetry : Flower in the crannied wall : Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Hymn [ Beechwood ]

Poetry : Sweet is the breath of morn : John Milton

Hymn 137

Poetry : In May, written in Glasgow by Janet Bouch at the age of 19

Hymn 147

Greeting : Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Introduction

The Call to Worship from Psalm 25

Lord, teach me all your ways, reveal your paths to me; and lead me in your saving truth, show me what I should be.
Remember, Lord, your love, your care from ages past;
and in that love remember me, in kindness hold me fast. 

Hymn 181

Prayer of Approach : Prayer of Adoration

Prayer of Confession in unison
Our Father, forgive us for thinking small thoughts of you and for ignoring your immensity and greatness. Lord Jesus, forgive us when we forget that you rule the nations and our small lives. Holy Spirit, we offend you in minimizing your power and squandering your gifts. We confess that our blindness to your glory has resulted in shallow confession, tepid conviction, and only mild repentance. Have mercy upon us. Amen.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Assurance of Forgiveness

The Lord’s Prayer

The First Old Testament Lesson : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 1 – 19
Mrs Pat Giles of St Leonard’s in the Fields Church

Hymn 772 : from the Taizé Community, Burgundy, France
 
The Second Old Testament Lesson : Genesis Chapter 1 verse 20 – Chapter 2 verse 3
Miss Lucy Pringle of St John’s Kirk

Hymn 154

The Gospel : St Matthew Chapter 6 verses 19 – 34
The Minister

The Sermon

Prayers

Hymn 528

The Benediction