Online Worship Archive

Welcome to this online service of worship from Mayfield Salibury Parish Church

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MORNING WORSHIP
& HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 20 June 2021

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

  

Call to Worship - Psalm 107: 29 - 31

Leader: They cried out to the Lord in their trouble,

All: And he brought them out of their distress.

Leader: He stilled the storm to a whisper.

All: The waves of the sea were hushed.

Leader: They were glad when it grew calm,

All: And he guided them to a safe harbour.

Leader: Let us give thanks to God for his unfailing love,

All: And his wonderful deeds for all people.

 

Hymn 189         Be Still, for the presence         Sung by Milda Zinkus

  

Bible Reading      Mark 4:35 - 41 (NIV)     Read by Gillian Beeston

Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’

41 They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!’

 

 

Reflection with Hillary Leslie

 

Young People Leave for Sunday School

 

Reflection with Sandy Forsyth

 

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

 

 

Young People return from Sunday School

 

 

Song     Find Your Place Around God’s Table    Sung by Milda Zinkus

David MacGregor © 2004 Willow Publishing

 

 

Invitation to the Table

 

Thanksgiving

 

Leader: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Leader: Lift up your hearts

All: We lift them to the Lord

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

All: It is right to give our thanks and praise

 

Sacrament of Communion

 

The Peace

 

Song        Be Bold, Be Strong      Sung by Milda Zinkus

 

Closing Responses

Leader: Loving God, bless all who have gathered round our

table today, whether here or virtually

All: God bless each of us

Leader: And in our times of need, may we find a table laid before us

All: And peace and calm along the way.

Leader: May we always know Your presence beside us

All: At every meal and in all our sharing.

 

Blessing and Amen

 

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NEWS AND INTIMATIONS

 

 ZOOM COFFEE TODAY AT 12NOON

Everyone welcome after the service for Zoom Coffee and Chat! The details are:  Meeting ID: 916 2088 9282         Passcode: 335845

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.

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FORTHCOMING SERVICES   The service next week (27 June) the service will take place at 10.45am. Throughout July and August the service will be held at 10:15am. In July there will be no Sunday School provision. For further information, please contact the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0780 801 1234) or check the website: www.mayfieldsalisbury.org  

 

ART INSTALLATION & DISCUSSION We are delighted that the artists Peter and Heidi Gardner have created an installation called ‘Hope Glimmers’ on the grass on the West Mayfield side. More details at www.mayfieldsalisbury/art 

You are invited to a Zoom event to ‘Meet the Artists’  THIS SUNDAY (20 June) at 7.00pm. All welcome: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-installation-meet-the-artists-tickets-156776736439

 

MIDWEEK PEACE AND PRAYERS    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 to 10:30am, with the sanctuary remaining open 10:30 to 11:00 am. All are welcome to participate in either or both.

 

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..

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WELCOME STUDENTS NEW TO EDINBURGH?    Mayfield Salisbury Church has many links with the University of Edinburgh, and these have been strengthened by the arrival of the Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth as our minister, with his on-going links to the School of Divinity at New College.

Postgraduate Students arriving in Edinburgh to study at the School of Divinity from overseas often have few if any contacts with locals in general and with places of worship specifically. We would like to offer these students (whatever their faith) a warm Scottish welcome, and are well placed to do so both via Sandy himself and also via Emma Wild-Wood, a member of our congregation, who is the director of postgraduate research studies at New College.

Our proposal, with Emma’s support, is that we would initially hold a welcome event at Mayfield Salisbury (which would be ecumenical and multifaith) during Welcome Week (the week beginning 13 September), to which all new postgraduate students at New College would be invited. Thereafter, if any students wished to be connected with ‘welcome hosts’ of individuals or families from the congregation, we would make that happen. The hosting might take the form of inviting them for a meal, showing them the local sights, joining them at church on a Sunday morning etc.

Obviously the Covid pandemic has had a major impact on overseas student numbers, and we do not yet know how many might be involved. It would be helpful to gauge interest and support from members of the congregation who might like to support this initiative. If you would like to (1) be involved in the welcome event and/or (2) potentially become a ‘welcome host’, please contact Alastair MacGilchrist  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07931 730 805 or in person), preferably by Monday 19th July. This is simply be a ‘note of interest’ rather than a definite commitment at this stage.

 

PASTORAL CARE   Would you now like to be allocated a visitor or someone to phone you regularly? Are you going into hospital or know of someone who is ill?  Please contact Sandy on 0131 667 1286.

 

ANNUAL LEAVE  Kay is on holiday from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 June inclusive.

 

CHRISTIAN AID: GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR VACCINATION    As more of our family, friends, and neighbours receive their COVID vaccinations, we rejoice and are glad that our loved ones are protected. We give thanks for all the NHS staff and key workers who continue to save lives across the UK.

For the poorest and most vulnerable communities across the world, there is little hope of a vaccine rollout. These people already face a lack of water, food, and healthcare.

Some are homeless. Some are living with underlying health issues such as HIV. 

Christian Aid is already on the ground, helping keep people safe from coronavirus with practical support – but with your gift of thanks we can do more.

Have you or your loved ones had your vaccine?  

Please give thanks with a donation to help protect our global neighbours while the vaccine is out of reach.

The new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Lord Wallace, is supporting the Give Thanks Appeal: ‘This is an opportunity to give thanks in a very tangible way. In a quest for global justice, here is a practical opportunity to give real expression in 2021 to loving our global neighbours.’ 

Donations can be made via the Christian Aid website at www.christianaid.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7523 2269.

 

YOUTH GROUP NEWS  

Youth Group (S2-S6 in-person) 20 June: The S2 - S6 group will meet from 7.00pm to 8.30pm for an end-of-the-year party in the church garden! There will be s'mores, discussion and games. 

  • 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!

Youth Worship - 27 June at 7.00pm: We will have a Youth Worship service on Zoom at 7.00pm - for the young and the young at heart. Please contact Hillary for Zoom log-in details.

 

GOP26 - FOOD AND AGRICULTURE      Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, is holding a series of public Zoom meetings in preparation for COP26 in November.   The second of these is on 1 July at 6pm and concerns food and agriculture.   If you wish to register in advance for this meeting, the website is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-qprTMiHtyoYZKhv9YhmPS9R1hL_TBw   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

KILOMBERO RICE  available again £3 per 1kg bag white or brown. Every bag bought helps Malawian smallholder farmers pay for secondary education for their children.
Contact Jean 0131 477 6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SESSION CLERK   Charles Garland has stood down as Session Clerk after three very busy years and we both thank him sincerely for all he has done and wish him well. The Kirk Session has appointed Boyd McAdam to succeed him, and we are delighted to welcome Boyd to this new role. Boyd may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0777 358 7579.

 

BUSINESS COMMITTEE - NEW EMAIL ADDRESS    Please note the contact email for Steve Holehouse, Convenor of the Business Committee, is now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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!   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.

 

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was.

Have faith in what will be.

Sonia Ricotte

 

 

 

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 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

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Youth Instagram: the.msyg

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Scottish Charity Number SC000785

Contact Information

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

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Scottish Charity Number: SC000785

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