Online Worship Archive

Welcome to this online service of worship from Mayfield Salibury Parish Church. View the video below or alternatively directly on YouTube HERE

 
 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday 9 May 2021

 

Led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth & Hillary Leslie and Fiona Noble,
Louise Thomson, Joyce Jackson, and the congregation in church and online

 

 

 
  

 

 

 A downloadable PDF order of service is available here

 

A downloadable and printable PDF Prayer Activity is available here

 

 

 

AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD

  

 

Voluntary

 

Welcome & Intimations

 

The Grace

 

Preparatory Silence for Worship

 

Call to Worship   Psalm 100 (New International Version)

Leader
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Young people
Worship God with gladness.

Adults
Come before him with joyful songs.

Leader
Know that the Lord is God.

Young people
It is he who made us, and we are his.

Adults
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Leader
Enter his gates with thanksgiving.

Young People
And his church with praise.

Adults
Give thanks to him and praise his name.

All
For God is good and his love lasts for ever; let us worship God…

 


Hymn 198      Let Us Build a House Where Love Can Dwell
Sung by Louise Thomson

 

Bible Reading          John 15:9-17 (NIV translation)    Read by Joyce Jackson

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 

15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: love each other.

 

‘God’s Love Bearing Fruit’
Reflection with Hillary Leslie


Craft and Prayer Activity
Music - CH4 349   In Our Lives Plant Seeds of Hope


Hymn  180     Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart’
Pre-recorded by the Mayfield Salisbury Youth

‘God’s Love Bearing Fruit’
Reflection with Sandy Forsyth

 

‘Wide, Wide as the Ocean’
Sung by Louise Thomson
Three times, with actions!

Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the heaven above;
Deep, deep as the deepest sea is my Saviour’s love.
I, though so unworthy, still am a child of His care;
For His Word teaches me that His love reaches me everywhere.

 

Prayer with Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and forever.
Amen

 

 

Closing Responses

 Leader: Lord, take our hands and work with them
All: Take our mouths and speak with them
Leader: Take our skills and help others with them
All: Take our hearts and offer love with them

 

Blessing and Amen

 

Voluntary

INTIMATIONS

ZOOM COFFEE TODAY  AT 12 NOON
Everyone welcome after the service for Zoom Coffee and Chat! The link is:  https://zoom.us/j/91620889282 pwd=SWVlZmQzMk9YZ2lBaTRCVlUvZ215dz09
Bring your own coffee (or tea/juice!) If you prefer to phone in, the number to call is 0131 460 1196.

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES   The service next week (16 May) will be at 10.45am. Thereafter, the services will alternate week by week between 9.30am and 10.45am We understand that this may be confusing at times so please do call the church office (0780 801 1234) at any time or check the website for further information: www.mayfieldsalisbury.org Forthcoming dates and times are:

• Sunday 16 May 10.45am Traditional Service
• Sunday 23 May 9.30am All Age Worship
• Sunday 30 May 10.45am Traditional Service
• Sunday 6 June 9.30am All Age Worship

YOUTH GROUP THIS SUNDAY TONIGHT - Sunday (9 May) at Youth Group on Zoom, P6-S1 will be meeting from 6.30pm – 7.30pm to think about the question 'How do I see God?' and do a little bit of writing and poetry together. S2-S6 will meet from 7.30 pm – 8.30pm, spending some time with some various prayer and meditation practices (pre-assessment stress relief!). For Zoom log-in info, please contact Hillary.

IN-PERSON RETURN ON 16 MAY! In-person Youth Group sessions will be resuming from 16 May until 20 June. Age groups will alternate weeks, and sessions will be for 1.5 hours. Hillary will be in touch with parents with further important covid-related details about the sessions, and information about how to book (booking is essential as capacity is limited). The P6-S1 Youth Group will meet on Sunday 16 May from 700-830pm. Contact Hillary if you have any other questions!

PLEASE NOTE Due to current restrictions, Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth is regrettably unable to meet after the service today. Please feel free to be in contact by telephone 0131 667 1286 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10-16 MAY 2021    This year Christian Aid shifts its attention back to the climate crisis and our global neighbours in Kenya who continue to battle the effects of extreme weather. People like Rose Katanu Jonathan, who is caught in a cycle of climate chaos. From severe drought to flooding, extreme weather robs her of what she needs to survive: a reliable source of water. The coronavirus pandemic has only made this lack of water more critical for Rose’s family as handwashing with soap and water is vital to stay safe against the virus.

This Christian Aid Week, will you stand with people like Rose?
With your support, Christian Aid can help communities withstand climate chaos: from building better earth dams to harvest more water, to sowing drought-tolerant crops, to demanding climate justice at the highest level. Donations can be made via the Christian Aid website at www.christianaid.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7523 2269. Mayfield Salisbury’s Christian Aid Team is immensely grateful for all your generous support.

75th Anniversary This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of Christian Aid, and this evening at 6.30pm, they will host an online 75th Anniversary celebration. It’s an opportunity to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together, reflect on the issues we face today and recommit to creating a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. You can sign up to attend using the link above, or visit the website.

PASTORAL CARE    It is indeed good news that we are now allowed to visit friends outside in the garden. If you are a pastoral visitor, please abide by the official guidelines and remember to record where and when you visited, just in case. If you know of anyone who is ill or going into hospital, please notify Sandy, our Minister. Kay McIntosh - Pastoral Assistant

SUPPORT MAYFIELD SALISBURY CHURCH    Regular and one-off donations, now possible through: www.give.net/20311853

OUR E-MAIL PRAYER CHAIN IS UP AND RUNNING!    If you or anyone that you know would like prayers to be offered to God for a particular person or situation, there is a group of members waiting to do so. Prayer requests for named others should be with their permission, but the prayers can be anonymous e.g. 'for a woman who...'.

Our Pastoral Assistant, Kay McIntosh, has kindly agreed to be the initial co-ordinator, and all prayer requests should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or handwritten and placed in the prayer box at the church door. An email will go out from Kay once a week with the prayer requests set out. If you would like to receive the weekly email and to pray for those situations, please also get in touch with Kay.

ANNUAL LEAVE   The Church Manager, William Mearns, is on leave from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 May Inclusive

CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP   If you are looking for a book to help you on your inward journey, expand your knowledge of Christian history, doctrine or the Bible, then please support our local bookshop Cornerstone Books for all your book buying needs. St John's Terrace, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ. www.cornerstonebooks.org.uk Telephone: 0131 229 3776. Opening Hours: 11.00 – 17.00 Monday to Saturday

Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.
Next Grapevine: Friday 25 June at 6.00pm.
Please send submissions to the Church Manager, William Mearns.
Phone: 0780 801 1234 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copyright Notices
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.The "NIV" and "New International Version" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Biblica.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916

 

 

 

Forthcoming Deadlines

Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.

Next Grapevine: Friday 25 June at 6.00pm.

Please send submissions to the Church Manager, William Mearns.

Phone: 0780 801 1234 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Copyright Notices

 

SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS     

Scripture quotations marked (TLB) are taken from The Living Bible copyright © 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916

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Contact Information

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church,
18 West Mayfield,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1TQ

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Quotations

  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the question.'
    Herbert McCabe