Welcome to this Service of Worship 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 7 May 2023 at 10.45am

   Led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth
with the congregation in the sanctuary and online



  • PDF Order of Service Download HERE

• Direct YouTube Link HERE

• Past Service Archive HERE

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WELCOME! This congregation is part of the Church of Scotland: we are
Reformed in our understanding of Christian faith, Presbyterian in how we
form our community, and a member of the worldwide family of the
Christian Church. Whether you are in regular attendance at worship or this
is one of your first visits, you are very welcome as part of this community
and today’s service of worship. God bless you. If you would like to keep in
touch, please complete the Connection Card on the back page or email
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Organ Voluntary
Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in G Major
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)



Church News



Welcome to Bettina Hather
Our new Children and Young Adult Worker



The Peace



Preparatory Silence for Worship


Introit: O taste and see
Words: Psalm 34, v8
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 to 1958)

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is;
blest id the man that trusteth in him.


Call to Worship
Based on 1 Peter 2:4 - 5

Leader: We gather to worship in the name of Jesus Christ,
All: our living cornerstone.
Leader: Rejected by the world,
All: but chosen and precious in God’s sight.

Leader: And like living stones,
All: let us be built up into a spiritual house for God.
Leader: A royal priesthood, God’s own people,
All: bringing Him our worship and praise.




Hymn 200 - Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
(t. Westminster Abbey)



Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is
in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive
us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine
is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.



Hymn 642 - Ye that Know the Lord is Gracious
(t. Abbot’s Leigh)



Reading Psalm 31:1 - 5, 15 - 16
Read by Mike Sharp (OT p517)



Anthem - I waited for the Lord
Words and music from “The Hymn of Praise”
by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 to 1847)

I waited for the Lord,
and He inclined unto me, and heard my voice.
Blessed are they whose hope is in the Lord!
Blessed are they whose hope is in Him!


Reading 1 Peter 2:2 - 10
Read by Mike Sharp (NT p.230)


Hymn 192 - All My Hope in God is Founded
(t. Micheal)


Sermon: ‘Cornerstone of A Royal Priesthood’
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth



Pause for Reflection



Hymn - Christ Be My Leader
(t. Slane)



A Coronation Prayer for
King Charles III



The National Anthem:
‘God Save our Gracious King’

God save our gracious King!
Long live our noble King!
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King.



Prayer of Dedication and for Others


Hymn 739 - The Church’s One Foundation
(t. Aurelia)

Closing Responses
Leader: May we honour your name
All: Love in your name
Leader: Speak in your name
All: Care in your name
Leader: That we might proclaim your name, our cornerstone
All: Who called us out of darkness into light






Threefold Amen



Organ Voluntary
Festival Voluntary
Flor Peeters (1903-86)




1. OPEN GARDEN DAY:  (7 May) Those of you who
visited Alison Glen’s garden last year will have another
opportunity to visit to see how it has flourished on
TODAY from 10am-5pm. We can’t promise the
sunshine as last year but the warmth of welcome will
be the same. Alison’s garden is “Greentree” in Church
Hill (EH10 4DW) and any donations or plant purchase
will go in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. A warm welcome



WALK All are welcome for the final walk on the Forth
to Farne Way. Saturday 10 June Beal Farm Cafe to
Lindisfarne (approx 5 miles across the sands) Please
sign up for this walk by emailing Pennie McIntyre at
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coach to Lindisfarne. Please let me know by Sunday
21 May if you wish to join the coach as I have to
decide that week whether to hire one or two coaches.




3. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served
in the Bill McDonald Hall at the close of the Sunday
services. Everyone is very welcome.



HOLY COMMUNION will be held on Tuesday, 16th
May at 2.30pm followed by refreshments and chat
until around 3.45pm. The Service will be conducted
by our Minister, Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth and is during
Christian Aid Week. Please join us in the Bill McDonald
Hall via West Mayfield entrance – all are very welcome!
Names would be appreciated in advance (nearer the
time) so that we can set up tables allowing plenty of
space, and to allow us to cater for all. Please ring
0793 215 9964 if you are coming or for further information.
Christian Aid envelopes will be available for donations.



5. DEATH OF MR BRUCE SCOTT It is with sadness
that we let the congregation know of the death of our
member, Bruce Scott, on 26 April at the age of 93.
Bruce's funeral service will be on Tuesday 16 May at
11.30am at Mortonhall Crematorium, Pentland Chapel,
followed by a burial at Mortonhall Cemetery. All those
in the congregation who knew Bruce are very welcome.
The service will be led by Anne Mulligan DCS, who has
a longstanding connection to the family. Please keep
Bruce's daughter Helen and the broader family in your




6. CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 14 – 20 MAY Next Sunday,
14th May, we will celebrate Christian Aid Week with a
special service followed by a bucket collection. If you’d
like to donate, please bring cash, and if you’re able to
gift aid please make use of the special envelopes you
will find in the pews. Alternatively, you can donate online
at www.christianaid.org.uk  The impact of the recent
Cyclone Freddy in Malawi has been devastating. Floods
have washed away crops, over 500,000 people have
been displaced and hundreds have lost their lives.

Christian Aid Week is at its most powerful when a
disaster happens. Through you, they will be there long
after the flood waters recede, helping families build
back. Your gifts this May will continue to support this
and other vital work around the world.
Thank you! The Christian Aid Team




WORKER Today we welcome Bettina Hather who has
been appointed to the post of Children and Young
Families Worker meantime until the end of 2023.
We look forwarding to welcoming her to the congregation
today and going forward. Her contact details are
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9. CHRISTIAN AID BOOK SALE 2023 We are glad to
publicise and support the annual book sale in aid of
Christian Aid which will take place at St Andrew’s &
St George’s West Church from Saturday 13th May to
Friday 19th May 2023 (not the 14th). Flyers available
in the hall vestibule with full information.



10. GIVING – QR CODE Our Quick Response code
is a handy way of using your smart ‘phone or tablet’s
QR app to link you to our Giving Page. Once you have
joined the Giving Page safeguards are still operative.
PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may
make use of the offering plates situated in the vestibule
and halls entrance, at the close of the service. Regular
and one-off donations are possible online at
www.give.net/20311853 (scan the QR code) or please
contact our Freewill Offerings Treasurer, Hugh Somerville
on 0131 466 2446 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Blethers was a new venture started a few years ago to
cover the summer period when the Thursday Club is
on holiday. It is a friendship group open to the whole
community, especially those who might feel lonely or
isolated and in need of companionship. We meet in the
Bill McDonald Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays during
the months of June, July and August from 2.00pm to
3.30pm starting on 8 June. You don’t have to stay all the
time, just pop in when you feel like it, stay as long as
you wish and enjoy tea or juice and of course a blether.
We do hope to see you there. If you would like more
details please contact Christina Somerville, Deirdre
Eustace or the church office (0131 667 1522).




looking for volunteers to help run the Coffee and
Blethers group over the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the
month from 2.00pm to 3.30pm (June, July and August.)
We will make up a rota so that support is available for
welcome etc. Please contact Christina Somerville,
Deirdre Eustace or the church office (0131 667 1522)
if you are able to help.




all those who supported CrossReach perinatal services
at last Sunday’s services. If anyone has a gift aid
envelope that they would still like to hand over, please
could you put it in the collection plate at the main
entrance to the church this Sunday. Giving online is
possible by visiting the crossreach.org.uk page and
clicking the purple “Donate” button at the top right of
the page. This takes you to a Just Giving page which is
for general CrossReach donations but there is a box in
which you can “Add a message of support” and please
would you type in there that the donation is for Perinatal
Services (or PNS) which will ensure funds are routed to
PNS. There is also the opportunity to gift aid your
donation. Many thanks: Ailsa Garland, CrossReach
Committee Co-ordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).




Saturday 13 May - 10.00am to 12.00pm at
Priestfield Church, Dalkeith Road

Kherson Help is focussed on helping the most
vulnerable people in Kherson and the surrounding
area. Family orphanages, families with small kids,
invalids, pensioners, displaced people and other
vulnerable individuals are not able to feed themselves.
Little aid reached the city in the past 9 months as it
was between the frontline of fighting in southern
Ukraine and the Dnieper. Now Kherson is liberated,
the humanitarian conditions left behind by the
occupation are awful, so we are continuing to support
the people who have been receiving our help until
the situation is improved enough that they no longer
need us. More information: www.khersonhelp.org



Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine: Friday 7 July at 6.00pm


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