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


Trinity Sunday 2021

Sunday 30 May 2021


Led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth and the congregation in church and online









Organ Voluntary – Praeludium in Eb, BWV 552, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Welcome & Intimations

Introit      Holy, Holy, Holy 
From the German Mass translated by Christina C Cairns, Music: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The Grace

Preparatory Silence for Worship

Call to Worship (from 2 Corinthians 13)

Leader: God the Creator is in this place.
All: The love of God is with us.
Leader: Jesus our Redeemer is in this place.
All: The grace of the risen Christ is with us.
Leader: The Holy Spirit is in this place.
All: The communion of the Spirit is with us.
Leader: We welcome the fullness of the Triune God's presence.
All: God the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer be with us now and forever.


Hymn 110   Glory be to God the Father (sung by the Chamber Group)

Prayer of Approach, Praise and Confession & 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


The Collect for Trinity Sunday – said by all

Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever.

Old Testament Isaiah 6:1-8 read by Sheena McDonald

A Vision of God in the Temple

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 And one called to another and said:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’

4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5 And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’

6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.’ 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’


Anthem        Hymn to the Trinity    Sung by the Chamber Group

Words: Reginald Heber (1783 to 1826)

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 to 1893)

New Testament Romans 8:12-17 read by Sheena McDonald

12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Sermon ‘Perfect Harmony’
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth

Hymn 113   God the Father of Creation Chamber Group

Prayer of Dedication and Intercession
Adapted from a prayer by John van de Laar –

Hymn 251   I, The Lord of Sea and Sky

Closing Responses (from Isaiah 6:1-8)

Leader: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts;
All: The whole earth is full of his glory
Leader: We were lost and distant from God;
All: But the Lord has forgiven us
Leader: Whom shall God now send?
All: Here are we, Lord, let us hear your voice calling us


Organ Voluntary - Fugue in Eb, BWV 552, J. S. Bach

The introit is the “Zum Sanctus” or “Heilig” movement from the second German Mass by Schubert. Quietly reflective, it is deceptively simple and four square. The calm opening section has the same text for both verses, the harmonies of the second section each time being a shade more unsettled.

The Cherubic Hymn, “Izhe Heruvimi,” is a central part of the Orthodox Liturgy for Eucharist being sung during the Great Entrance. Tchaikovsky was the first composer to create choral compositions from parts of the Liturgy, beginning with his setting of the “Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.” He later produced a set of nine sacred pieces with no less than three further settings of the Cherubic Hymn of which today’s anthem in F major, is the first. The text is not a translation of the Orthodox Russian but uses Reginald Heber’s fine hymn. The first three verses start very quietly and increase in intensity. There are straight repeats until the second half of the third verse which then leads into a fourth with increased tempo and dynamic, bringing us to vigorous “alleluias” to finish.



Everyone welcome after the service for Zoom Coffee and Chat!
The link is: 215dz09

Meeting ID: 916 2088 9282 Passcode: 335845

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 (6 June) will be at 9.30am. Thereafter, the services will alternate week by week between 9.30am and 10.45am, including communion on 13 June and 20 June. 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: Forthcoming dates and times are:

• Sunday 30 May 10.45am Traditional Service
• Sunday 6 June 9.30am All Age Worship
• Sunday 13 June 10.45am Communion
• Sunday 20 June 9.30am Communion
• Sunday 27 June 10.45am Traditional Service

YOUTH GROUP (P6-S1 IN-PERSON) TONIGHT!    (Please note that there will not be a Youth Worship service on Zoom tonight) Instead, the P6-S1 Youth Group will meet tonight 30 May from 7:00-8:30pm for some discussion and a night of painting with Bob Ross!
Youth Group (S2-S6 in-person) 6 June: The S2-S6 group will meet from 7:00-8:30pm for a night of video discussion and games in the garden.Important covid-related details about the sessions, and information about how to book, can be accessed on the church website on the 'young people' page. Contact Hillary if you have any other questions!

MIDWEEK PEACE AND PRAYERS RETURNS! Midweek Peace and Prayers has resumed. Morning prayers returns to its original Tuesday morning and again we are combining this with the opportunity for silent reflection in our beautiful sanctuary. The timetable every Tuesday is led prayers 10:00-10:30am, with the sanctuary remaining open 10:30-11:00 am. All are welcome to participate in either or both.

ART INSTALLATION 7TH - 28TH JUNE   We are delighted that the artists Peter and Heidi Gardner will be creating an installation on the grass beside the church path on the West Mayfield side, to be in place for three weeks in June. For their work, see It is called ‘Hope Glimmers’, and will be created with themes in mind of renewal and hope, uniting the congregation and community as we begin to emerge from COVID-19. You are invited to a Zoom event to ‘Meet the Artists’ on Sunday 20 June at 7pm – register at - link on our website too.

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..

PASTORAL CARE   If you would now like to have a pastoral visitor or would like someone to phone you regularly, please contact me so that I can arrange that for you. Please notify us if you are going into hospital. Kay 07903 266307.

SUPPORT MAYFIELD SALISBURY CHURCH Regular and one-off donations, now possible through:

OUR E-MAIL PRAYER CHAIN IS UP AND RUNNING!  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.



Books for the Journey
Steve Aisthorpe, Re-Wilding the Church (2020)
Bruce Stanley, Forest Church (2020)
Walter Brueggemann, Virus as a Summons to Faith (2020)

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 Quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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.


Copyright Notices


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,

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Scottish Charity Number: SC000785


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