This weeks service

Morning Service                   22 May 2022

The congregation are asked to stand as the Bible is placed into the pulpit

Welcome & Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn: CH4 382 O Sacred Head! Sore Wounded

1.       O sacred Head! sore wounded,

with grief and shame bowed down!

O Kingly Head, surrounded

with thorns, thine only crown!

How pale art thou with anguish,

with sore abuse and scorn!

How does that face now languish,

which once was bright as morn!

2.       O Lord of life and glory,

what bliss till now was thine!

I read the wondrous story;

I joy to call thee mine.

Thy grief and bitter Passion

were all for sinners’ gain;

mine, mine was the transgression,

but thine the deadly pain.

3.       What language shall I borrow

to praise thee, heavenly Friend,

for this, thy dying sorrow,

thy pity without end?

O make me thine for ever,

and, should I fainting be,

Lord, let me never, never

outlive my love to thee.

4.       Be near me, Lord, when dyin;

O show thy cross to me;

and, my last need supplying,

come, Lord, and set me free;

these eyes, new faith receiving,

from thee shall never move;

for they who die believing

die safely through thy love.

Time for the Children

Children’s Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come, Your 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 Yours is the kingdom

The power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Hymn:  CH3 488 Jesus Bids Us Shine

1.       Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light,

Like a little candle burning in the night;

In this world of darkness; so let us shine,

You in your small corner, and I in mine.

2.       Jesus bids us shine, first of all for Him;

Well He sees and knows it if our light is dim;

He looks down from heaven, to see us shine,

You in your small corner, and I in mine.

3.       Jesus bids us shine, then, for all around

Many kinds of darkness in this world abound;

Sin, and want, and sorrow; so we must shine,

You in your small corner, and I in mine.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Readings:   John 21:1-19

Read by Irene Thom

21 Afterwards Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. ‘I’m going out to fish,’ Simon Peter told them, and they said, ‘We’ll go with you.’ So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’

‘No,’ they answered.

He said, ‘Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, ‘It is the Lord,’ he wrapped his outer garment round him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred metres. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

10 Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples dared ask him, ‘Who are you?’ They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’

‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’

Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.’

16 Again Jesus said, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’

He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’

Jesus said, ‘Take care of my sheep.’

17 The third time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.’

Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.’ 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, ‘Follow me!’

Hymn:  CH4 509 Jesus Calls Us! O’er the Tumult

1.       Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult

of our life’s wild restless sea,

day by day his voice is sounding

saying, ‘Christian, follow me’.

2.       As, of old Saint Andrew heard it

by the Galilean lake,

turned from home and toil and kindred,

leaving all for his dear sake.

3.       Jesus calls us from the worship

of the vain world’s golden store,

from each idol that would keep us,

saying, ‘Christian, love me more’.

4.       In our joys and in our sorrows,

days of toil and hours of ease,

still he calls, in cares and pleasures,

‘Christian, love me more than these’.

5.       Jesus calls us! By your mercy.

Saviour, make us hear your call,

give our hearts to your obedience,

serve and love you best of all.


“Breakfast By The Sea”

Hymn:  CH4 559 There is a Redeemer

1.       There is a redeemer

Jesus, God’s own son

precious lamb of God, Messiah

Holy one.

Thank you oh my father

for giving us your son

and leaving your spirit

till your work on earth is done.

2.       Jesus my redeemer

name above all names

precious lamb of God, Messiah

once, for sinners slain:

Thank you oh my father

for giving us your son

and leaving your spirit

till your work on earth is done.

3.       When I stand in glory

I will see his face

And there I’ll serve my King forever

in that holy place.

Thank you oh my Father

for giving us your son

and leaving your spirit

till your work on earth is done.

Offering Brought Forward

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn:  CH4 644 O Jesus I Have Promised

1.       O Jesus, I have promised

to serve you to the end;

be now and always near me,

my Master and my friend.

I shall not fear the battle

if you are by my side,

nor wander from the pathway

if you will be my guide.

2.       Oh let me feel you near me:

the world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle,

the tempting sounds I hear;

my foes are ever near me,

around me and within;

but, Jesus, draw still nearer,

and shield my soul from sin.

3.       Oh let me hear you speaking

in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion,

the murmurs of self-will.

Oh, speak to reassure me,

to hasten or control;

O speak, and make me listen,

thou guardian of my soul.

4.       O Jesus, you have promised

to all who follow you

that where you are in glory

your servant shall be too;

and Jesus, I have promised

to serve you to the end;

now give me grace to follow,

my master and my friend.


Threefold Amen

May the God of peace go with us

As we travel from this place.

May the love of Jesus keep us

Firm in hope and full of grace.

The congregation are asked to stand as the Bible is removed from the pulpit

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