Church of Scotland St Andrews-Lhanbryd & Urquhart Parish Church www.salucofs.wordpress.com Rev.

Andrew Robertson, tel 01343 843765 Evening Service 30th March 2014

Welcome

130 Ye servants of God 1 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim, and publish abroad his wonderful name ; the name all-victorious of Jesus extol ; his kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. God ruleth on high, almighty to save ; and still he is nigh, his presence we have ; the great congregation his triumph shall sing, ascribing salvation to Jesus our king.

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‘Salvation to God who sits on the throne ! ’ let all cry aloud, and honour the Son : the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb. 4 Then let us adore, and give him his right : all glory and power, all wisdom and might, all honour and blessing, with angels above, and thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love. (Amen, amen.) Charles Wesley (1707–1788) 3

Prayer The King of Love my shepherd is… The King of Love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never ; I nothing lack if I am his and he is mine for ever. Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul he leadeth, and where the verdant pastures grow with food celestial feedeth. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed ; but yet in love he sought me, and on his shoulder gently laid, and home rejoicing brought me. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill, with thee, dear Lord, beside me ; thy rod and staff my comfort still, thy cross before to guide me.

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Thou spread’st a table in my sight ; thy unction grace bestoweth ; and oh, what wonder and delight from thy pure chalice floweth ! 6 And so through all the length of days thy goodness faileth never ; Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise within thy house for ever ! Henry Williams Baker (1821–1877)(alt.) from Psalm 23 5 Reading Luke 22 39-46

543 Longing for Light 1 Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for truth, we turn to you. Make us your own, your holy people, light for the world to see. Christ, be our light ! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light ! Shine in your Church gathered today. 2 Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone has power to save us. Make us your living voice. 3 Longing for food, many are hungry. Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. 4 Longing for shelter, many are homeless. Longing for warmth, many are cold. Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. 5 Many the gifts, many the people, many the hearts that yearn to belong. Let us be servants to one another, making your kingdom come. Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)

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Offering

Prayers for ourselves and other

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O send thy light forth PSALM 43 O send thy light forth and thy truth ; let them be guides to me, and bring me to thine holy hill, even where thy dwellings be. Then will I to God’s altar go, to God my chiefest joy : yea, God, my God, thy name to praise * my harp I will employ. Why art thou then cast down, my soul ? what should discourage thee ? And why with vexing thoughts art thou disquieted in me ? Still trust in God ; for him to praise good cause I yet shall have : he of my countenance is the health, my God that doth me save.

* The last line of each verse is repeated. Psalm 43, verses 3-5 The Scottish Psalter, 1929 Benediction CCL Licence No 6258

Activities Tuesday 1st Thursday 3rd Friday 4th Next Sunday 6th : Thrift shop opens 10.00a.m. to 11.30a.m. : Thrift shop opens 1.30p.m. to 3.00p.m. : TOFM- CHANGE OF VENUE (see notice) : Morning Worship – 11.00a.m.

Notices TOFM - Cairngorms Christian Centre - Ladies, we're booked to stay at the Cairngorms Christian Centre, Kincraig once again - from Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th October. If you'd like to join us, please contact Carol Eccleston on 842314. (You don't have to be a regular at TOFM to come.) The Messy church team would like to thank everyone for their help and support at the recent coffee morning and Table top sale. A magnificent total of £402.80 was raised. A very big thankyou to all who donated to Souper Sunday on the 16th March. The great total of £335 was realised and John Third has sent it off to The HIV programme in Edinburgh. Over £200 of that was gift aided so they will be able to claim money back on that to add to the total. Well done everyone and we hope you all enjoyed a nice chat in the hall while enjoying your soup.

TOFM Friday 4th April Please note a CHANGE OF VENUE from the printed programme. We are going on safari to Buckie! Our coffee/tea will be at Bijou by the Sea at 10.15a.m. Please contact Sheila Silvestri 842640 if you don’t have a lift. Please try to fill up cars and give your driver a small donation for fuel. URGENT REQUEST. The crèche on Thursday mornings while Sara’s craft group meets is in urgent need of more helpers. The numbers fluctuate week by week but 2 helpers are the minimum needed. The hours are only 10 till 11.30 and the mums are nearby. PLEASE consider helping out and speak to anyone else you think might be able to help. Sara Boyne and Sheila Silvestri are waiting to hear from you even if you can only occasionally make it! "Elgin Street Pastors recognising that all they do is initiated, up-held and covered in prayer hold a prayer meeting each month in Elgin Free Church at 7.30pm. Please do come along to share in prayer for the street pastors, the people they meet and for the city of Elgin. Next meeting Tuesday 1st April. Further information from Sarah Johnson, Coordinator, Elgin Street Pastors, SCIO charity number SC043649, Mob: +44 7818 841074, elgin@streetpastors.org.uk, www.elgin.streetpastors.org.uk STAMPS : Money made from stamps in 2013 was £4,000.32. The money went to Moravian Highlands in Horni Krupa in the mountains of Czech. Money from stamps in 2014 is going to Refuge House in Milotopos in North Greece – it is for abused women. PLEASE leave ¼” paper round stamps – Thank you.

COFFEE, CAKE & CHAT FOR CHICKENS

SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 10-12 and 2-4 4 Murrayfield, Fochabers Fundraiser, for Eilish Barnes EGP project in Malawi: building a chicken hatchery for vulnerable female led families.

Scottish Charity No. SC008850