Welcome to this Service of Worship from Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church 

Second Sunday after Trinity - 26 June 2022 at 10.30am

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Second Sunday After Trinity


When young-leafed June is summoned by the sun,
And new-mown grass breathes fragrance through the air,
When work is over, holidays begun,
May peace and pleasure in themselves be prayer.
And in your leisure may you hear the one
Who is your blessing and by whom you’re blest
Still calling you: Come unto me and rest.

Malcolm Guite, From After Prayer Canterbury Press 2019



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
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Organ Voluntary


Welcome & Church News


The Grace


Preparatory Silence for Worship


Introit - Tu es Petrus
Words: St Matthew 16: 18 - 19a
Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594)

Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam
meam, Et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversus eam:
Et tibi dabo claves Regni coelorum.

[You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church,
And the gates of hell will not prevail against it: And I
will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.]

Call to Worship
From Psalm 16

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices.
You show me the path of life, O Lord.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
In your right hand are pleasures for evermore.


Hymn 127 O worship the King, all glorious above
(t. Hanover)


Prayer of Approach, 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.


First Reflection
Here Comes Summer!


Hymn 181 For the beauty of the Earth
(t. Lucerna Laudoniae)


Young people leave for Age Appropriate Activities
0 - 3s and 4 - 6s Lower Hall
7 - 8s Newington Room
9 - 11s Fountainhall Room
12 - 16+ Youth Room


Reading Galatians 5: 1, 13 - 25
(NT p. 187)


Anthem O Thou the Central Orb
Words: H R Bramley (1833 to 1917)
Music: Charles Wood (1866 to 1926)

O Thou, the central orb of righteous love,
Pure beam of the most High, eternal Light
Of this our wintry world, Thy radiance bright
Awakes new joy in faith, hope soars above.

Come, quickly come, and let thy glory shine,
Gilding our darksome heaven with rays Divine.

Thy saints with holy lustre round Thee move,
As stars about thy throne, set in the height
Of God's ordaining counsel, as Thy sight
Gives measured grace to each, Thy power to prove.

Let Thy bright beams disperse the gloom of sin,
Our nature all shall feel eternal day
In fellowship with thee, transforming day
To souls erewhile unclean, now pure within. Amen.

Reading St Luke 9: 51 - 62
(NT p. 67)


Hymn 96  You are before me, God, you are behind
(t. Sursum Corda)


Revd Helen Alexander


Hymn 500 Lord of creation, to you be all praise
(t. Slane)


Prayers For Others


Hymn 468 Son of God eternal Saviour
(t. Blaenwern)


Closing Responses
From Isaiah 55

You shall go out with joy and be led back in peace
The mountains and the hills shall burst into song.
The trees of the field shall clap their hands
And we shall go out with joy.




Threefold Amen


Organ Voluntary


THIS MORNING’S CHOIR MUSIC Palestrina was the leading composer of
the Roman School of musical composition of the Italian Renaissance. The
motet, which is regarded by many as his finest, is part of the Liturgy for the
Feast of St Peter and St Paul (29 June). In this masterly and joyful motet
Palestrina employs antiphonal and polyphonic devices with occasional full
chordal sections to emphasise the critical words of text, notably claves
regni coelorum ‘the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven’.

Wood’s stately anthem, a masterly reflection of the optimism in Bramley’s
hymn, is justly a favourite among church choirs. Forthright outer sections
are contrasted by a middle part, lead in by the basses, which explores
various harmonic shifts before returning to the home key for the
concluding part.fourth with increased tempo and dynamic, bringing us to
vigorous ‘alleluias’ to finish.




1. WELCOME! We very much welcome Revd Helen Alexander who will lead
us in worship this morning.


2. 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.


3. 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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4. COFFEE AND BLETHERS Coffee and Blethers has resumed and will run
over the Summer on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June, July, August and
September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.


5. OFFERINGS 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  Or 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.


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


PRIESTFIELD CHURCHES In July we will be holding some joint services
with Craigmillar Park and Priestfield congregations. On the 10 July they will
join us at Mayfield Salisbury. On the 17 July we go to Craigmillar Park and
on 24 July to Priestfield. On those days there will be no morning service at
Mayfield Salisbury. There will be fliers and posters in church to remind you
and I will keep you informed by email. I have set out the dates in the diary section.


8. ANNUAL LEAVE Sandy Forsyth will be on a study tour of the Holy Land
from Monday 20 to Tuesday 28 inclusive. For pastoral matters please
contact Kay by phone: 07587 043 191 or by email:
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9. AFTERNOON SERVICE - TUESDAY, 12 JULY at 2.30PM If you haven’t yet
found the confidence to attend Sunday morning worship in recent months
we hope you will consider joining us for the short Summer Afternoon
Service to be led by our Minister, Revd Dr Sandy Forsyth, on Tuesday 12
July at 2.30pm.

We meet in the Bill McDonald Hall via West Mayfield level access.
Proceedings usually finish around 3.45pm. You might find this less formal
worship style a good way to return to the fold and to renew friendships.
We all remain seated at our tables for 4 to 6 people throughout the
afternoon and share light refreshments together.

For further information please speak with Kay or your Pastoral Visitor (PV) -
or Anne Sturrock. However, Kay would appreciate having your name in
advance if you intend to be present so that we can plan seating and
catering. Kay’s number is 07587 043 191. Everyone always made most welcome


10. YOUTH UPDATES BBQ Fundraiser Thank You! - A big thank you to
everyone who supported and came along to the BBQ Fundraiser on 19
June, which brought in £486 in donations. £243 will be going toward the
Youth Budget, and £243 toward the DEC appeal for Ukraine. Thank you for
your generosity and a fun afternoon!

Youth Worship Sunday 26 June 7.00pm: We will be meeting in the Bill
McDonald Hall for a night of praise, prayer and reflection. All ages invited!

Youth Group - Youth Group will be taking a summer break until August.
Hillary will be in touch with families to conduct a survey of the past year, as
well as with some late summer plans before the next school term begins!

Youth Group volunteers for the 2022-23 school year wanted!: Are you
interested in helping young people grow in their faith? Do you like to lead
discussions, prepare food, play games or get crafty? Do you have 1-2 hours
to spare each month? Mayfield Salisbury runs a Youth Group on Sunday
evenings for ages P6-S1 and S2-S6. We are looking for volunteers who
would be interested in becoming a part of the team and helping to nurture
the faith of our young people! Volunteers would be helping our youth
leader run each session with a variety of activities, including sport, games,
craft, discussion, etc. To find out more about this opportunity and to ask
any questions, Hillary will be holding an informal meeting over coffee
following the 1030am service on 26 June. Please contact our Youth Worker,
Hillary Leslie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions
or are unable to make the meeting but want to put your name forward.
Volunteers must be 18 or older; PVG recruitment and training required, and
will be undertaken over the summer holidays.


11. GRAPEVINE DEADLINE CHANGE Please note the deadline for
submission of articles for the next edition our Grapevine parish magazine
has been pushed back one week to Friday 1 July at 6.00pm. Article
submissions are very welcome – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


12. UKRAINE It is difficult to remind ourselves as we enjoy time outside
(albeit recently under grey skies) in the eastern part of Ukraine there is no
peace as shells rain down indiscriminately on people, buildings and fields.
The current avenues by which help can be given to support Ukraine, from
hosting a refugee family to prayer, can be found on our website:
www.mayfieldsalisbury.org/index.php/gallery/ukraine Please also
remember those in other parts of the world who face conflict and suffering.


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

Forthcoming Deadlines
Order of service for next week: Thursday at 6.00pm.
Next Grapevine: Friday 1 July at 6.00pm.

ECO TIP – Recycle your Medicine packaging
Hoping to be more green this year and recycle more? There are now
collection boxes in a participating Superdrug Pharmacies where you can
recycle your empty plastic medicine blister packets. More information:

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church holds a CCLI Streaming License: #88916
Some images from Pixabay under licence.






We are glad to see you worship with us today
and hope to see you again soon.

We would love to get to know you better!

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