Welcome to this Service of Worship
Twenty Second Sunday
Sunday 6 November 2022 at 10.45am
AS A DIVERSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH GATHERS
TO WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD
Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Welcome and Church News
‘Minute for Mission’
Wendy Mathison - Crossreach Perinatal Services
Preparatory Silence for Worship
Introit - All people that on Earth do dwell
Words: Metrical Psalm 100 by
William Kethe from ‘Day’s Psalter’ of 1560
Music: Thomas Tallis (1505 -1585)
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.
The Lord ye know is God indeed,
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his flock, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto:
Praise, laud, and bless his Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 67
Leader: God has been gracious to us, God has blessed us,
All: God has made his face to shine upon us.
Leader: God reveals his way to all peoples,
All: God guides all the nations on the earth.
Leader: God is just to everyone.
All: God shows his saving power everywhere.
Leader: Let all the nations praise you, Lord God,
All: Let us, your people, praise you.
Hymn 160 Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
(t. Praise My Soul)
Prayer 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 100 O Lord, Thou Art My God and King
(t. Duke Street) Psalm 145: 1-6
Reading Psalm 145: 1 - 13, 21 Read by Patricia McDonald (OT p591)
The Greatness and the Goodness of God. Praise of David. 1 I will extol you,
my God and King, and bless your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will
bless you, and praise your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and
greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.4 One generation shall
laud your works to another,and shall declare your mighty acts.5 On the
glorious splendour of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will
meditate. 6 The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I
will declare your greatness. 7 They shall celebrate the fame of your
abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. 8 The
LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast
love. 9 The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has
made. 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your
faithful shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and tell of your power, 12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all
generations. 21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and all flesh
will bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Anthem: How beauteous are their feet
Words: Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)
How beauteous are their feet who stand on Sion's hill,
who bring salvation on their tongues and words of peace instil!
How happy are our ears that hear this joyful sound,
which kings and prophets waited for, and sought, but never found!
How blessèd are our eyes that see this heavenly light,
prophets and kings desired it long, but died without the sight!
The Lord makes bare his arm through all the earth abroad
Let every nation now behold their Saviour and their God.
Reading Haggai 2: 1 - 9 Read by Patricia McDonald (OT p893)
The Future Glory of the Temple 2- 1 [In the second year of King Darius] in
the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the
Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: 2 Speak now to… [the] governor
of Judah, and to…the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and
say, 3 Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? How
does it look to you now? Is it not in your sight as nothing? 4 Yet now take
courage, [governor of Judah], says the Lord; take courage… high priest; take
courage, all you people of the land, says the Lord; work, for I am with you,
says the Lord of hosts, 5 according to the promise that I made you when
you came out of Egypt. My spirit abides among you; do not fear. 6 For thus
says the Lord of hosts: Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens
and the earth and the sea and the dry land; 7 and I will shake all the
nations, so that the treasure of all nations shall come, and I will fill this
house with splendour, says the Lord of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the
gold is mine, says the Lord of hosts. 9 The latter splendour of this house
shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I
will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
Hymn 522 The Church is Wherever God’s People and Praising
(t. The Bard of Armagh)
Sermon: Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth
‘An Enduring God, Our Church’s Future and the Five Marks of Mission’
Hymn 702 Lord, In Love and Perfect Wisdom
Prayers for Others
Hymn 252 As A Fire is Meant for Burning
(t. Abbot’s Leigh)
Based on the ‘Five Marks of Mission’
Leader: Help us Lord, to live as people who have good news to share
All: May Your Word be with us
Leader: Help us Lord, to live as people who learn and love and grow together
All: May Your Spirit be with us
Leader: Who listen to and serve our neighbours
All: May Your love be with us
Leader: Who work for justice and peace
All: May Your peace be with us
Leader: Who love and care for your creation
All: May Your hope be with us
Leader: Help us Lord, to share in your great mission of love
All: May You be with us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Praeludium in C, BuxWV 138, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
THIS MORNING’S CHOIR MUSIC The setting by Thomas Tallis of Psalm 100
is of about the same period as the well know “Old 100” from the Geneva
Psalter to which these words are usually sung. The setting alternates
between verse sections in three parts and full versions in four parts. The
first sections are chordal but polyphony is introduced from the words “for
why.” It concludes with a stately “Amen.” The anthem is a late work by C V
Stanford, a major and influential composer who made a huge contribution
to music for the Anglican tradition. A simple melodic start is developed
throughout the piece until the thoroughly worked final verse leading to a
NEWS AND INTIMATIONS
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. CROSSREACH PERINATAL SERVICES Today we are having a bucket
collection for CrossReach perinatal services at the end of the 9.30 and 10.45
services. CrossReach PNS provide vital support to families expecting a
baby and those with small children - this includes counselling, infant
massage, creche facilities and more. Gift aid envelopes are on the pews.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
If you would prefer to give online then please either scan the QR code
below or visit the crossreach.org.uk page and click the purple “Donate”
button at the top right of the page. These routes take you to a Just Giving
page which is for general CrossReach donations but there is a box in which
you can “Add a message of support” and please would you type in there
that the donation is for Perinatal Services (or PNS) which will ensure funds
are routed to PNS. Please note that Just Giving automatically adds a
platform fee but this can be changed to zero if preferred (with no reduction
in the amount that is then routed to PNS). There is also the opportunity to
gift aid your donation.
3. Peter Millar's latest book BEFRIENDING HOPE is available in church
today. The book is free and you are welcome to take one.
4. YOUTH GROUP Sunday 6 November: ALL AGES will meet from 6:15-
8:00pm in the Youth Room for our BYOI (Bring your own instrument) night
as we learn some worship songs and write prayers together. We will be
coming up with some material for our Advent-themed Youth Worship
service on 27 Nov.
Sunday 13 November: ALL AGES are invited to our escape room outing at
LockEdinburgh at Summerhall from 6:00-7:00pm (arriving at Summerhall
for 5:50pm). Cost is £15 per youth, and activity consent forms must be
completed. 6 November is the last day to sign-up, and consent forms and
money are due by or on 13 November. Sign-ups are required due to the
limited spaces. Please contact Hillary if you require more information.
5. The SCOUT ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING will take place at Mayfield
Salisbury Church on Saturday November 12 from 10:30am to 12:00noon.
Tickets available on the door priced at £3.00 per person (under 5s are free)
including light refreshments, tea/coffee & scones. Stalls include home
baking, tombola, lucky dip, games and fun! All welcome!
6. BOOKS We've all got too much stuff! A house should have no more
than 30 books. Decluttering is good for the soul. Taking these quotations
from last Sunday's sermon to heart, the ecogroup has planned a Paperback
Exchange. So, please leave paperbacks, in good condition and with which
you have finished, in the Entrance Hall (under the coat pegs) and come
along on November 20th to find replacements or, better still, a few
7. THURSDAY CLUB continues on Thursday at 2.00pm. This week, John
Graham will give a talk entitled ‘A week in south west France.’ The talk will
be followed by tea and fellowship. All are very welcome!
8. OUR SHORTER AFTERNOON SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be on
Tuesday 15 NOVEMBER at 2.30 pm and will be led by Rev Dr Sandy Forsyth.
This Service is held in the Bill McDonald Hall via West Mayfield level access.
Proceedings usually finish at 3.45pm at the latest.
Everyone always made most welcome. You might find this less-formal
worship style a good opportunity to renew friendships after the isolation in
recent times and as winter approaches. If you haven’t joined us before
why not come this time and if you would like to bring someone with you
for company or assistance, please do ! To make things comfortable for all
we remain seated around our tables for 4 – 6 people for the Service and
enjoy light refreshments together afterwards. 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 a safe seating
arrangement and to judge catering. Her number is 07587 043 191.
The 2023 dates are listed in the Oct/November current issue of Grapevine.
9. THE WILDLIFE AND ENVIRO-NMENTAL SOCIETY OF MALAWI
Celebrating 75 years supporting schools and community conservation in
Malawi. Buy our 2023 calendar and support us! Price £11.50 (or £14.00 incl
p+p) Top quality design and print Superb photos Special offer on note
cards. Pack of 5 stunning A6 notecards with envelopes £3.50 if purchased
with calendar £15 for Calendar + 1 pack notecards. Sold by the Friends of
10. PUBLIC TALK: POVERTY and INEQUALITY Speaker: Ian Murray MP For
South Edinburgh. Saturday 3rd December 2022 at 10.30am St Columba’s
Main Hall, Upper Gray Street, EH9 1SN. Coffee available from 10.00am. All
11. YOUNG ADULT (20s-40s) GROUP – SLAINTE Monday 7 November
7.00pm to 9.00pm in the upstairs of the Old Bell Inn on Ratcliffe Terrace.
Join us each month as we gather for community, fellowship and faith
exploration. Our final meeting before the Christmas break will be on
Wednesday 7 December.
12. GIFT SERVICES - SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2022 The congregation
donates to six major recipients and an idea of the needs of two of them are
Salvation Army in North Edinburgh Toys and gifts suitable for children
from babyhood to teens are most welcome. Headphones, footballs, football
accessories, toiletries, age-appropriate tee-shirts or other clothing,
stationery items, 10+ lego and graphic novels make suitable presents for
the older children.
HMP Edinburgh for the children of prisoners Items as above are also
suitable for this recipient. Cash is useful to this recipient enabling the
officer in charge to buy items to fill gaps that become evident during
Gifts should be unwrapped, please, although wrapping paper, Sellotape
and gift cards are appreciated by the recipients. With thanks, but alcohol,
second-hand items or second-hand clothing cannot be placed.
Anne Graham 0131 667 6331
13. POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE Poppy Scotland lapel poppies with tins
for donations are available today. They will again be in the front entrance
area next week - Remembrance Sunday - and also at the Afternoon
Remembrance Service on Tuesday 15th November.
14. MIDWEEK PRAYERS You are most welcome to attend a time of
peace, prayer and reflection in the church sanctuary, this Tuesday at 10.00am.
15. FOREST CHURCH WALK - ROSLIN TO ST CATHERINE’S WELL Saturday
12 November. 10.30am departure from Roslin. 5+ miles including Straiton
Pond and Burdiehouse Burn Nature Reserves. Bring a picnic lunch and
dress for all weathers We will pause to reflect at points on the way and
conclude with healing prayers at the Balm Well. Afterwards we may be able
to buy hot drinks at the Toby Carvery.
The 37 Bus serves Mortonhall in Edinburgh, Roslin and Penicuik every 20
mins. Meet at Roslin War Memorial w3w.co/storm.potential.natural More
info on www.facebook.com/penicuikforestchurch/ All are very welcome!
16. ‘LIVING THE QUESTIONS’ – NEW COURSE TO EXPLORE CHRISTIAN
FAITH A new course is about to start to explore Christian faith, led by the
three ministers at Mayfield Salisbury, Priestfield and Craigmillar Park and
hosted by each of the churches. It is based on the ‘Living the Questions’
material, which is produced by some well-known progressive theologians
from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Brian MacLaren and John Bell. The
material encourages growing in faith by discussion of big questions
relating to faith and the world, rather than the teaching of doctrine. The
course will run for six Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.30pm,
starting on 9 November and ending on 14 December. You would be very
welcome! To register or to find out more, speak to one of the three
ministers or email them. For Mayfield Salisbury –
17. MUSICAL CONCERT FOR ADVENT ON 11 DECEMBER Our choir and
Chamber Group will present an evening of Advent and Christmas music on
11 December. We would be delighted if we were joined by other singers
from Mayfield Salisbury and indeed from Priestfield and Craigmillar Park, to
make an extra special joint musical event. While you would not need to be
brilliant sight readers, and there will be a chance to learn the music, a
degree of musical literacy would be required. A number of singers have
volunteered, mostly ladies, so it would be good if some singing men joined us.
Rehearsals will on Thursday evenings starting on 17 November. If you
would like to take part or to ask any questions about it, please let Walter
know as soon as possible so he can know the numbers of copies of music
and 07517 050140
18. 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
19. MEDICINE BLISTER PACKS RECYCLING The Eco group have long been
pursuing the issue of recycling the blister packs which contain medication -
anything from prescribed medication to Paracetamol. Some previous
information retaking blister packs to Superdrug turned out to be inaccurate
(it's only Superdrug Pharmacies which do this.) We now have a link which
can send blister packs to Haddington for forwarding to a firm which
recycles. Blister packs can be collected in a box (labelled) in the Entrance Hall.
20. GIVING – QR CODE 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 safeguards are still operative.
PLATES: Those who would have wished to use it may make use of the
offering plates 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
CrossReach Perinatal Service- Jacqueline's Story
Jacqueline has been brave enough to share her experience in support of
our Bluebell Perinatal service and raising awareness that there is support
"My name is Jacqueline, I have two kids: a boy aged 5 and a girl aged 2. I
am sharing my story as I am lucky enough to have one. I mean lucky in the
sense that my life has changed immeasurably since becoming a mum (and
not all of it was positive).
When I had my son almost 6 years ago, I knew after a few months that I
wasn’t feeling 100%. I didn’t feel sad, but I felt very misplaced from my own
self, and I couldn’t put my finger on what or why. My husband and I moved
in with my parents for 6 months and I believe that time added to/ kicked
off some of what was happening for me; it was so stressful and didn’t have
a good relationship with my mum.
I think at that point I felt like I had to speak to someone like a GP, so I was
assessed at Leverndale Hospital and the doctor there pointed me in the
direction of CrossReach Bluebell Perinatal Counselling Service. The
donation service waiting list was quite long so I opted to pay for their fixed
fee service. I had around 6 sessions which were so useful and got me back
When my son was 2 and a half years old, I was giving him a bath after a
long day having been to see Toy Story the movie. He wasn’t sleeping well
then, neither was I, and he was playing up which got worse and worse. I
remember thinking I wanted to hit him. I didn’t but I wanted to which I felt
ashamed and embarrassed about. As my husband was out with friends I sat
with my own thoughts telling myself over and over I wasn’t a good mum
and he’d be better off if I just killed myself. It would be better if I just died.
I knew then I needed to speak to Bluebell again so reached out and as I
was 5 months pregnant with my daughter, I was a priority. I had 8 sessions
with an amazing counsellor which made me feel in a much better place and
was happy in life again. Then at 13 days old, my daughter was seriously ill
with Bronchiolitis and we spent a week in hospital. I barely slept as I was
expressing milk for her and there were a lot of interruptions. During this
time, I experienced suicidal thoughts again and I spiralled a little. I knew I
didn’t hear voices, but I knew that those thoughts didn’t belong in my head
and weren’t mine. I told my husband straight away about this and he was a
Again I reached out to Bluebell. I was so lost, so desperate for someone to
look at me and help and she said to me three words that I will never forget.
“I see you” and that was all it took. I knew she meant it. I got more from
our conversation in that moment than I had ever had with anyone since
becoming a mum. With this Bluebell counsellor, we did some great work
together and I left those sessions better equipped and with the tools to use
to navigate myself.
Now, I am doing good, I think! I feel lighter, I feel like I have shed
something heavier than another skin but lighter than a demon. I can’t quite
find the words to describe it, but I no longer carry it and that’s thanks to my
counselling sessions for getting me here. Sometimes, when I am really
sleep deprived (that daughter of mine just loves a cuddle off me through
the night…1 or 17 times) I do struggle. But that is normal, and I am at peace
There was a long time when I didn’t want to be here, but I also didn’t want
to die. That limbo is a scary place. No one deserves that.I am grateful to
CrossReach for helping me when I needed that most. I’m not sure where I’d
be without it.
Please consider making a donation today and help us support even more
mums and dads in desperate need of our expert support.
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