Welcome to this Service of Worship from Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church

Third Sunday After Epiphany                    Sunday 23 January 10.45am

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Third Sunday
After Epiphany
 

In God’s family, there are no
outsiders, no enemies.

Desmond Tutu

 

 

WELCOME TO MAYFIELD SALISBURY PARISH CHURCH
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 of the printed
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AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH GATHERS
TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD

Organ Voluntary

 

 

 

Welcome & Church News

 

 

 

The Grace

 

 

 

Preparatory Silence for Worship

 

 

Introit - Teach me, O Lord
Words: Psalm 119: 33
Music: Thomas Attwood (1765 to 1838)

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
and I shall keep it unto the end.

 

Call to Worship
Leader: There is one Lord
All: One Spirit, one baptism
Leader: One faith, one hope, one love
All: Many parts, we are the one body of Christ

Hymn 277   Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
(t. Crediton)

Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long;
let every heart exult with joy,
and every voice with song!

He comes, the prisoners to relieve,
in Satan's bondage held;
the gates of brass before him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes the broken hearts to bind,
the bleeding souls to cure;
and with the treasures of his grace
to enrich the humble poor.

The sacred year has now revolved,
accepted of the Lord,
when heaven's high promise is fulfilled,
and Israel is restored.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven's exalted arches ring
with thy most honoured name.

Scottish Paraphrases (39),1781
St Luke 4: 18, 19

 

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, the power,
and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

Hymn 522   The Church is wherever God's people are praising
(t. The Bard of Armagh)

The Church is wherever God's people are praising,
knowing they're wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ's followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.

The Church is wherever God's people are loving,
where all are forgiven and start once again,
where all are accepted, whatever their background,
whatever their past and whatever their pain.

The Church is wherever God's people are seeking
to reach out and touch folk wherever they are --
conveying the Gospel, its joy and its comfort,
to challenge, refresh, and excite and inspire.

The Church is wherever God's people are praising,
knowing we're wanted and loved by our Lord.
The Church is where we as Christ's followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.

Carol Rose Ikeler (b.1920)

 

First Reading Luke 4:14-21
Read by Boyd McAdam

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit,
returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread
through all the surrounding country. 15 He began
to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been
brought up, he went to the synagogue on the
sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to
read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was
given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the
place where it was written:

18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the
attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the
synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to
say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled
in your hearing.’

 

Anthem - Be Thou My Vision
Text: Traditional Irish translated by Eleanor Hull
Music: Bob Chilcott (born 1955)

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Be all else but naught to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Both waking and sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
Be thou ever with me, and I with thee Lord;
Be thou my great Father, and I thy true son;
Be thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
Be thou and thou only the first in my heart;
O Sovereign of Heaven, be thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

 

Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 12:12 - 27
Read by Boyd McAdam

One Body with Many Members
12 For just as the body is one and has many members,
and all the members of the body, though many, are one
body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were
all baptised into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free
—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

14 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member
but of many. 15 If the foot were to say, ‘Because I am
not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, that would
not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the
ear were to say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not
belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a
part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye,
where would the hearing be? If the whole body were
hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But
as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each
one of them, as he chose.

19 If all were a single member, where would the body
be? 20 As it is, there are many members, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of
you’, nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of
you.’ 22 On the contrary, the members of the body that
seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and those
members of the body that we think less honourable
we clothe with greater honour, and our less respectable
members are treated with greater respect; 24 whereas
our more respectable members do not need this. But
God has so arranged the body, giving the greater
honour to the inferior member, 25 that there may be
no dissension within the body, but the members may
have the same care for one another. 26 If one member
suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is
honoured, all rejoice together with it.27 Now you are the
body of Christ and individually members of it.

 

Hymn 694  Brother, sister, let me serve you
(t. Servant Song)

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I'll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we've known together
of Christ's love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

Richard A. M. Gillard (b.1953)

 

Sermon – One for All and All for One
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth

Hymn 275  Come now, O Prince of peace
(t. O SO SO)

Come now, O Prince of peace,
make us one body;
come, O Lord Jesus,
reconcile your people.

Come now, O God of love,
make us one body;
come, O Lord Jesus,
reconcile your people.

Come now and set us free,
O God, our Saviour;
come, O Lord Jesus,
reconcile all nations.

Come, Hope of unity,
make us one body;
come, O Lord Jesus,
reconcile all nations.

 

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Others
Reuben Addis

 

Hymn 103  Fill your hearts with joy and gladness
(t. Rhuddlan)   PSALM 147

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
sing and praise your God and mine!
Great the Lord in love and wisdom,
might and majesty divine!
He who framed the starry heavens
knows and names them as they shine.

Praise the Lord, his people, praise him!
Wounded souls his comfort know;
those who fear him find his mercies,
peace for pain and joy for woe;
humble hearts are high exalted,
human pride and power laid low.

Praise the Lord for times and seasons,
cloud and sunshine, wind and rain;
spring to melt the snows of winter
till the waters flow again;
grass upon the mountain pastures,
golden valleys thick with grain.

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
peace and plenty crown your days;
love his laws, declare his judgements,
walk in all his words and ways;
he the Lord and we his children --
praise the Lord, all people, praise!

Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)

 

Closing Responses
One: Let us go now, and live as one body in Christ.
All: Be at peace, and care for one another.
One: Be joyful for all our different gifts,
All: and live the good news of freedom for all.

 

 

Blessing

 

 

Threefold Amen

 

 

Organ Voluntary

 

THIS MORNING’S CHAMBER GROUP MUSIC Thomas Attwood, organist of
St Paul’s Cathedral, was a pupil of Mozart and a friend of Mendelssohn.
The oft repeated text in this simple but elegant introit enjoys different
treatment as the piece progresses.

Bob Chilcott is a popular contemporary composer mostly of choral music.
He was at one time a member of the King Singers and is now Principal
Guest conductor of the BBC singers. This setting of parts of the well know
Irish hymn ‘Be thou my vision’ starts with an attractive melody in the
soprano solo which is taken up and elaborated upon by the choir in later
verses.

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NEWS AND INTIMATIONS

YOUTH UPDATE

Youth Group 23 January: ALL AGES will be meeting from 6:00-8:00pm for a
movie discussion night as we watch Disney's 'Encanto'! Location to be
confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

Youth Worship 30 January: Youth Worship will be meeting in the Bill
McDonald Hall at 7pm. All ages are invited to join together in prayer
activities, reflection and song!

Youth Weekend Away: P6-S6 youth are invited to the Youth Weekend away
from 3-5 June 2022 at the Whitaugh Park Rock UK Centre - a weekend of
outdoor adventure activities! Registration deadline is 15 March. Flyers are
available: please speak with Hillary if you have any questions.

 

 

PASTORAL CARE As winter approaches perhaps you would now like to
have a visitor assigned to you or receive regular phone calls. Do you know
of anyone who is ill or going into hospital and would benefit from a visit
from our pastoral care team? Please contact the Minister on 0131 667
1286 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

GRAPEVINE PARISH MAGAZINE The deadline for the next edition of the
Grapevine parish magazine has been extended to this Friday, 28 January,
at 6.00pm. The magazine will be published and available for collection
from Sunday 6 February.

 

OFFERINGS During this time when Church attendance is restricted, you
may continue to give offerings to support the work of the Church. 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. We are now inviting those who
would have put offerings in the plate during the service to do so at the
close of the service. In the halls entrance and in the vestibule, you will find
a bowl or plate marked ‘Plate Collection’. Regular and one-off donations,
are still possible online through: www.give.net/20311853

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN Unity Edinburgh Churches Together
invite you to the annual Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Worship to
mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year the service is being
held at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicholas Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9BX on Monday 24th of January 2022 at 7.00pm. Fr.
Jock Dalrymple will be the guest preacher.

All are welcome in person – a prior lateral flow test should be taken, and
the current safeguards for worship (masks etc) will be in place. If you
cannot attend in person. The service will be live-streamed on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofEdinburghMethodistChurchOnlineWorship

and you can also access the service using Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83612285074?pwd=SXlRQTc0RCtCRmRyb3l1aVVKa0lpUT09
Meeting ID: 836 1228 5074 Passcode: 712240

 

 

CHRISTIAN AID – MARMALADE! It’s that time of year again so if you’re
making marmalade, please consider putting a little aside for Christian Aid.
We hope to be able to hold our popular sale again sometime soon, and
judging by the speed with which the marmalade vanished from our stall in
the Autumn, it’s in high demand! Don’t worry if you’re short of empty jars
– we have a plentiful supply to give away. If you would like any please
contact Kate O’Brien on 1031 667 4362, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you! The Christian Aid Team

 

 

Peggys cross

Message from the Ministers and Session Clerks of Craigmillar Park,
Mayfield Salisbury and Priestfield congregations

As you know, Presbytery have issued proposals for consultation on a
draft Presbytery Mission Plan based on a focus for mission and the
better expression of the Gospel in Edinburgh and recognising the reality
of the challenges in resources which the Church of Scotland now faces.
The proposals for Edinburgh involve creating new Mission Districts
from the merging of parishes into new unions, and the potential
formation of team ministries within a reduced number of paid ministry
posts, as instructed by the 2021 General Assembly.

As congregations we will have an opportunity to discuss these proposals
and consider whether we wish to take them forward as they relate to us,
or to propose alternative solutions to the challenges the Church faces,
including how to reduce the number of ministries as required. The
proposal at a local level is that the congregations of Craigmillar Park,
Mayfield Salisbury and Priestfield form a union to support a new wider
parish, served by two full-time ministers that are centrally funded.


Our ministers and session clerks met recently for an informal discussion
ahead of talks within and across our congregations. Without seeking to
influence the direction of these congregational conversations in any way,
we felt it important to meet and share with you our initial thoughts.

Overall, our meeting was friendly, enthusiastic and positive. We recognised
the challenges faced by the Church and Edinburgh Presbytery in drawing
up the plan for consultation, and the considerable amount of work that
has gone into it. Whilst questions were raised about the nature and
priorities of the plan as a whole, the suggested union at a local level
resonated with previous thinking to a significant extent.

We saw potential for the new union to bring together different social
groups, as well as all of our gifts, skills, experiences, age groups,
resources and activities, in ways that might enhance God’s mission in
the community. There are potential opportunities as well to deploy
the ministry posts and physical resources in creative and dynamic ways.

There would, of course, need to be many areas for discussion over how
the union - and any buildings - might be sustained into the future. There
would be issues to address over the structure of the new parish and the
role of the two nationally funded ministerial posts. How might we best
use the buildings that would be retained? What might the worship
arrangements be? How would the Kirk Session, finances and business
aspects be run? How do we knit together the new congregation
harmoniously, recognising the different histories and backgrounds we
each have?

These are all issues for the coming months. However, our initial
meeting agreed that:

• change was required and had to be undertaken.
• any discussions should proceed in a spirit of openness and as
equal partners
• a shared vision and future mission was important: indeed,
central to how we embed the Church in our local communities.

Over the coming weeks, we will each be reflecting on the proposals and
the detailed issues. We will have discussions within our respective
congregations and with the relevant Presbytery committee, and as the
proposals firm up, we will look to work across the congregations as
appropriate in a collaborative way.

Whatever the final structure of the new Mission Districts and parishes
ends up being, we are all agreed that we need to seize the opportunities
this restructuring presents and look forward to engaging with each other
positively in the weeks and months ahead. May God bless us all as we
look forward in love and in hope.

 

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Books for the Journey
Steve Aisthorpe, Re-Wilding the Church (2020)
John Bell, Living with the Psalms (2020)
Alistair McIntosh, Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis
and the Survival of Being (2nd Ed., 2021)

 

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
Some images from Pixabay / MotionWorship under licence.

Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.
Next Grapevine: Friday 28 January at 6.00pm.

Ecotip
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