Welcome to this Service of Worship 

Third Sunday in Lent

12 March 2023 at 10.45am




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Organ Voluntary
Christ Be Our Light, Phillip A. Cooke (b. 1980)
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, Dale Wood (1934-2003)



Welcome & Church News



Minute for Mission:
Eco-tips for Lent



The Grace



Preparatory Silence for Worship



Introit: Christ, O blessed Lord
Words: T Kingo translated by A J Mason
Music Richard Wagner (1813 -1883)

O Christ, O blessed Lord, to thee My heartfelt thanks for ever be, Who
lovingly hast here bestowed On me thy Body and thy Blood. Break forth,
my soul, for joy and say `What wealth is come to me today!' My Saviour
dwells within me now; How blest am I! How good art thou!



Call to Worship

Leader: All you works of God
All: All you mighty heavens
Leader: Mountains and hills and streams
All: Sun and moon and stars -


Leader: People, younger and older
All: Children, women, men
Leader: All who follow Christ
All: All who love the Lord –




Hymn 202 Stand Up and Bless the Lord
(t. Carlise)


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   Love Will Be Our Lenten Calling
(t. Rhuddlan)



Reading John 11: 1 - 7, 11 - 27 Read by Anne Sharp (NT p. 101)

The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the
village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Mary was the one who anointed
the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus
was ill. 3 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, ‘Lord, he whom you love is
ill.’ 4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, ‘This illness does not lead to death;
rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through
it.’ 5 Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, 6
after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the
place where he was.7 Then after this he said to the disciples, ‘Let us go to
Judea again.’…

11 After saying this, he told them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but
I am going there to awaken him.’ 12 The disciples said to him, ‘Lord, if he
has fallen asleep, he will be all right.’ 13 Jesus, however, had been speaking
about his death, but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep. 14
Then Jesus told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead. 15 For your sake I am glad I
was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’ 16 Thomas,
who was called the Twin, said to his fellow-disciples, ‘Let us also go, that we
may die with him.’

Jesus the Resurrection and the Life 17 When Jesus arrived, he found that
Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Now Bethany was
near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19 and many of the Jews had come
to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. 20 When Martha
heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at
home. 21 Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother
would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you
whatever you ask of him.’ 23 Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’
24 Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on
the last day.’ 25 Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those
who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26 and everyone who
lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ 27 She said to
him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one
coming into the world.’




Anthem Lord I trust thee
Words: Barthold Brockes (1680 to 1747)
Translated by Denys Darlow
Music: G F Handel (1685 to 1759)

Lord, I trust thee, I adore thee.
Ah! thou friend of man, restore me!
On thy loving grace relying,
For the bread of life I'm sighing.
Quench my thirst and let my hunger cease,
Fill my heart with joy and endless peace.
When the breath of life has left me,
May my soul be blended with thee.





Reading John 11: 34 - 48 Read by Anne Sharp (NT p. 102)

Jesus Weeps 34 Jesus said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him,
‘Lord, come and see.’ 35 Jesus began to weep. 36 So the Jews said, ‘See
how he loved him!’ 37 But some of them said, ‘Could not he who opened
the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?’

Jesus Raises Lazarus to Life 38 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came
to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39 Jesus said,
‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him,
‘Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days.’ 40
Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the
glory of God?’ 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upwards
and said, ‘Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42 I knew that you
always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing
here, so that they may believe that you sent me.’ 43 When he had said this,
he cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ 44 The dead man came out,
his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a
cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’

The Plot to Kill Jesus 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with
Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46 But some of them
went to the Pharisees and told them what he had done. 47 So the chief
priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, ‘What
are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on
like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and
destroy both our holy place and our nation.’

Reader: For the Word of God revealed through Scripture.
ALL: Thanks be to God



Hymn 600 Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind
(t. Skye Boat Song)



Sermon ‘Rise Up, and Live Again’
Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth



Prayer Of Dedication and for Others

Invitation to the Table




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






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 425 The Saviour Died but Rose Again
(t. St Andrew, Tans’ur)


Closing Responses

Leader: Nourished by the Lord’s Supper
All: Let us be renewed by his healing
Leader: Fed by his Word revealed to us
All: Let us go in his strength
Leader: Rooted in his resurrection life
All: Let us live always in his presence






Threefold Amen



Organ Voluntary
The King’s Majesty, Matthew H. Corl (b. 1965)







The introit is an adaptation of the great Chorale heard after the entrance of
the Guilds in Act 3 of Wagner’s music drama The Mastersingers. It has been
used here as a revised setting of text from “Hymns Ancient and Modern.”
The anthem is a chorale from Handel’s setting of the 1716 Passion oratorio
with libretto by Barthold Brockes. The hymn like chordal chorale overlays a
flowing organ obligato.






1. OPEN TO ALL Coffee and tea will be served in the Bill McDonald Hall
at the close of the Sunday services. Everyone is very welcome.



2. 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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MARCH You will recall the two congregational pilgrimages in Autumn 2021
and Easter 2022, when we had very enjoyable days walking the first and
last legs of the Fife Pilgrim Way. This year, we will be walking on the Forth
to Farne Way. We will be doing so alongside the congregations of the
Parish of Traprain in East Lothian. Everyone is very welcome, including
friends and family beyond Mayfield Salisbury. The first two walks are on
weekdays for those who can make it, and the final one to Lindisfarne is on
a Saturday, as a full ‘congregational pilgrimage’.

The first walk will take place on Friday 24 March from East Linton to North
Berwick, via Whitekirk (approx. 9 miles). We will travel to East Linton and
return from North Berwick by public bus. On the way out, the X7 bus is
from Waterloo Place at 9.38am, due East Linton 10.32am. The bus home
back to Edinburgh (X5 or 124) will be at about 5.00pm. Please sign up for
the first walk, and indeed the latter two, by emailing Pamela Molyneaux -
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For your diary, the other two walks are:

• Monday 8 May 2023 – Circular walk from Coldingham Priory
via St Abbs’ Lighthouse (approx. 7 miles)

• Saturday 10 June 2023 Beal Farm Cafe to Lindisfarne (approx. 5 miles)




important stage in developing the new union is to agree the mission/vision
of the new congregation. This will be worked on over the coming months
by the Union Teams but we also wish to provide an opportunity for the
congregations to feed into that process. It may also be helpful for those in
the congregations to gain further understanding of what ‘mission’ and
‘pioneer ministry’ might mean in the context of the union.

Consequently, there will be a meeting of the three congregations on
Saturday 25 March at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 Pleasance,
Edinburgh EH8 9RR. Coffee and tea will be available from 10.00am with
the meeting ending at 1.00pm. Please keep the time free if possible so you
can take part. The meeting will be in person only as there will be further
opportunities to reflect on the future mission. However, this is a key stage
in framing the discussion and young people and families will be very
welcome. More details about the event will follow in the next week or so.



5. YOUTH GROUP Sunday 12 March ALL AGES (6.15pm – 8.00pm) in the
youth room - We will be having a game night (and hope to use the garden
for the first 30 minutes if weather is nice). We will meet in the youth room
to start the night. Bring some warm layers!



6. YOUTH OBSERVATORY OUTING Tuesday 14 March - Our young
people will be going to the Royal Observatory Edinburgh for an astronomy
talk from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. If you haven't yet signed up but are keen to
go, get in touch with Hillary to enquire about ticket availability.



GLASS CEILING Inspiring women explore the topic of how women can
overcome the barriers to senior positions of authority within faith

Trishna Singh OBE, the Founder/ Director of Sikh Sanjog, speaks with Revd
Fiona Smith, the first permanent woman Principal Clerk of the General
Assembly of the Church of Scotland, about how women can overcome the
barriers to senior positions of authority within faith communities.

When and where: Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, 18 West Mayfield
Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ on Thursday 16 March 2023, 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

How to take part: The event is free, but please reserve your ticket in
advance via Eventbrite. This event will also be live-streamed on the
Edinburgh Interfaith YouTube page. More information at





1.Go Green (er) for Lent - Eco Church

2. Compassion in World Farming | Compassion in World Farming

3. Good Fish Guide

4. Indonesian Coffee Farmers Help Conserve Biodiversity in Iconic National Park | Rainforest Alliance

5. Are meat substitutes as green as we think?




9. THURSDAY CLUB takes place every Thursday at 2.00pm in the Bill
McDonald Hall. This week, Yvonne Morland will give a talk titled ‘KEEPING
GOOD MENTAL HEALTH,’ followed by tea and fellowship. All are very



10. MARMALADE SALE Christian Aid’s marmalade sale will be held in the
Newington Room after the joint service next Sunday,19 March. Please don’t
forget to bring cash, as well as bags to carry away your purchases. Every jar
you buy will help Christian Aid pursue its aim: to create a world where
everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

If you have marmalade to contribute, we’d be very grateful! You can hand it
in to the Newington Room between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, on Saturday 18
March, but if you’re unable to do so, please bring it directly to the stall on
the day of the sale. Alternatively, contact Kate O’Brien on 0131 667 4362 or
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Please label your jars on the lid. THANK YOU! The Christian Aid Team




11. COLLECTIONS I am very grateful to those who so far have donated
online to me or to William in cash to mark Hillary’s departure and Kay’s
retirement. These donations are very much appreciated.

In either case, if you indicate H&K - or there is no specific reference - I will
divide the amount equally between the two. With Hillary’s last service on
19 March and Kay’s on the 26 it would be very helpful if any contributions
could be with William or myself by Monday 13 March.



12. 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
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Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916

Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm
Next parish magazine Grapevine: Friday 28 April at 6.00pm


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