Welcome to this Service of Worship 

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sacrament of Holy Communion

11 September 2022 at 10.45am

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Organ Prelude
Le Banquet Céleste
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)


Welcome and Words in Honour of
HM Queen Elizabeth II


Tribute by Revd Dr George Whyte
Chaplain-in-Ordinary to the late Queen


Prayer for the late Queen and for King Charles III



A Minute’s Silence


The National Anthem (Organ Solo)


The Grace


Preparatory Silence for Worship


Introit: O taste and see
Words: Psalm 34, v 8
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

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


Call to Worship
Leader: Comfort your people, O Lord
All: In sorrow and gratitude we come
Leader: Remembering all your faithful servants now departed
All: And especially today Queen Elizabeth II
Leader: Grant her peace and eternal rest
All: In the joy of your presence

Leader: Call to us now, Lord
All: That we may hear your voice
Leader: Meet with us now, Lord
All: That we might praise your name


Hymn 740  For All the Saints Who From Their Labours Rest
(t. Sine Nomine)     Verses 1-3, 6-8


Prayer of Approach, Praise, Confession 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 425 The Saviour Died but Rose Again
(t. St Andrews)




Reading Psalm 107: 1 - 9
Read by Revd Ralph Smith (OT p570)

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
those he redeemed from trouble
3 and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to an inhabited town;
5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress;
7 he led them by a straight way,
until they reached an inhabited town.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to humankind.
9 For he satisfies the thirsty,
and the hungry he fills with good things.



Anthem Panis Angelicus
Words: St Thomas Aquinas (1225 to 1274)
Music César Franck (1822 to 1890)

Panis Angelicus fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum
O res mirabilis! Manducat Dominum
Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis
Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis

[The angel's bread becomes the bread of men
The heavenly bread ends all symbols
Oh, miraculous thing! The body of the Lord will nourish
The poor and humble servant
The poor and humble servant]



Reading St John 6:25 - 35, 47 - 51
Read by Revd Ralph Smith (NT p94)

25 When [the disciples] found him on the other side of the lake, they said
to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ 26 Jesus answered them, ‘Very
truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but
because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that
perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of
Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’

28 Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’
29 Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him
whom he has sent.’ 30 So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to
give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you
performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is
written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’’ 32 Then Jesus said to
them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from
heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life
to the world.’ 34 They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’

35 Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will
never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty… 47 Very
truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is
the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not
die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of
this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the
world is my flesh.’



Hymn 519  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
(t. Hyfrydol)



Sermon ‘The Bread of Life’
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth






Church News



Prayer of Dedication and for Others




Hymn 19 Ye Gates, Lift Up Your Heads on High
(t. St George) Psalm 24



Invitation to the Table





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

Breaking of Bread

Leader: Jesus, Lamb of God,
All: have mercy on us
Leader: Jesus, bearer of our sins,
All: have mercy on us
Leader: Jesus, redeemer of the world,
All: grant us your peace



Sacrament of Holy Communion




The Peace



Hymn 167 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
(t. Cwm Rhondda)



Closing Responses

Leader: Lord Jesus, your blameless life was given for us
All: Let your life be lived in ours
Leader: A life of justice, lived in truth
All: Let justice be in our hearts
Leader: A life of wondrous love, gifted to us
All: Let your love be seen in us everyday






Threefold Amen



Organ Postlude
Lift High the Cross
arr. Rebecca Groom te Velde (b. 1956)




This Morning’s Choir Music The introit ‘O taste and see’ was composed for
the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is by Ralph
Vaughan Williams whose 150th anniversary we celebrate this year. The two
mellifluous phrases of text are first sung by soprano solo and then echoed
by the choir. The short extract from St Thomas Aquinas’ hymn Sacris
solemniis for Corpus Christi has been frequently set by composers through
the ages, but this version by César Franck is the best known, heard today in
a choral arrangement by John Rutter. After the first statement of the tune
it is repeated in canon.


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 send an email to:
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1. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the McDonald Hall at
the close of the Sunday morning services. Everyone is most welcome.

2. HEARING LOOP The whole of the church is served by a hearing loop.
Users should turn their hearing aid to the setting marked T.

3. FOODBANK DONATIONS With the great concern about the cost of
living over the winter, we are re-starting collections of tinned and dried
food (not fresh food) to give to those who will be in need. Most of the food
will be donated to the foodbank which is open on Wednesday afternoons
by our friends at Priestfield Parish Church, run via the Edinburgh Food
Project. Some will be retained here, in case anyone comes to the church
looking for food. If you would like to donate, there will be marked buckets
at the side door for bags of food to be placed in. Thank you!

4. MIDWEEK PRAYERS You are most welcome to attend a time of
peace, prayer and reflection in the church sanctuary, this Tuesday at 10.00am.

5. COFFEE AND BLETHERS will next take place on Thursdays 8 and then
22 September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. All are very welcome!

6. YOUTH UPDATE Sunday 11 September: Who am I?' Discussion Night
(P6-S1 from 6:15pm-7:15pm; S2-S6 from 7:15-8:30pm). We will be meeting
in the youth room as we explore our identities, and imagine what it looks
like to be made in the image of God. There will be games and snacks!

Sunday 18 September: Arthur's Seat hill walk! All ages (P6-S6) are invited
from 6-8:00pm as we walk up Arthur's Seat together. We will meet at the
church at 5:55pm. Information sheets and activity consent forms are
available by contacting Hillary. Consent forms are required and will be due
on Sunday 18 September..

7. JOIN THE CHOIR! It is lovely to have the choir and Chamber Group
back for this Sunday. The numbers of volunteers are dwindling and it would
be great to have some new voices joining us. You would be made very
welcome. We practice for about an hour on Thursday evenings and have a
run through before the 10.45 service on Sunday. While some musical
literacy is useful it is not essential and the expert members of the Chamber
Group provide support and help in learning the music. We rehearse music
for a week two ahead so if you can't manage every rehearsal and Sunday
we would still be glad to see you for what you could manage. If you are
interested or want to find out more speak to our choir leader Walter
Thomson. 0131 662 0405 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8. JEAN’S KILTWALK I will be walking 14 miles on September 18 and
fundraising for Edinburgh Street Pastors. You may like to donate at
www.justgiving.com/EdinburghKiltwalk2022-JeanLeitch Cash or cheques
also gratefully received. Thank You! Jean MacGilchrist

9. The next AFTERNOON SERVICE celebrating Holy Communion will take
place on Tuesday 13 September at 2.30pm led by Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth.
The service will take place in the Bill McDonald Hall via West Mayfield level
access and followed by light refreshments. Proceedings usually finish at
3.45pm at the latest

Everyone is always made most welcome. You might find this less formal
worship style a good way to re-join us and to renew friendships after the
upset and isolation over recent times. If you haven’t been before please
come this time and if you would like to bring someone with you for
company, please do! To make things easy we all remain seated at our
tables for 4 – 6 people for the Service and the refreshments that follow. If
you would appreciate further information please speak with Kay McIntosh
or your Pastoral Visitor (PV) - or Anne Sturrock. Kay would appreciate
having your name in advance if you intend to be present to enable us to
plan seating and catering. Her number is 07587 043 191.

have some places available to welcome new postgraduate divinity students
at New College at our Curry and Conversation evening on Wednesday 14
September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Bill McDonald Hall.

WELCOME HOSTS FOR STUDENTS We are grateful to those individuals and
families from Mayfield Salisbury who have volunteered as ‘welcome hosts’
to these students, but we would really like some more. Examples of hosting
activities include inviting the students for a meal, showing them the local
sights or joining them at church on a Sunday morning. Please consider this
opportunity to offer a warm Scots welcome to these students which is
much appreciated and very rewarding.

If you would (1) like to attend the meal on September 14 and/or (2)
volunteer as a student host (or learn more about what’s involved) please
contact Alastair MacGilchrist on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07931730805.

11. PASTORAL CARE If you would like to have a regular home visit or
telephone call from one of our pastoral care team, please contact me and I
will arrange that for you. If you would like to be held in prayer, or would
like us to pray for someone you know, please make your request to Kay. If
you would like to participate in our confidential prayer chain praying for
these requests, please get in touch; prayer chain emails are sent out once a
week. You can email Kay on 07587 043 191 or
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12. GIVING – QR CODE Today you will see we have added a QR code to
this Order of Service and larger versions near the exit doors. 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
all the usual protocols and safeguards are still operative.

The Kirk Session wishes to express its continuing gratitude to those who
support the Church's work through their offerings. Covid restrictions have
prevented circulation of the ‘plate’ during services but those who would
have wished to use it may make use of the bowls marked ‘Plate Collection’
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
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