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
Poetry : In May, written in Glasgow by Janet Bouch at the age of 19
Greeting : Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
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.
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 – 19Mrs 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 3Miss Lucy Pringle of St John’s Kirk
The Gospel : St Matthew Chapter 6 verses 19 – 34The Minister