Worship Sunday 10/5/2020

“On those who serve me, men and women both, I’ll pour out my Spirit” Acts 2: 18

Introductory music


Welcome to our time of worship. Thank you for joining us. Most of our videos have subtitles, which you can switch on / off. On a computer you may have a option “CC” to choose subtitles in English. On phone or tablet, you may need to choose subtitles from a settings menu.

This week is Christian Aid week. Please watch this short message from our Christian Aid co-ordinator, Bill Mclean, and read the text from Rev Anita Kerr below it. You will find a link to make Christian Aid donations in the church notices, at the end of the time of worship.

In February I was present at the Christian Aid Gathering in the Steeple Church, where we were brought up to date with Christian Aid Scotland’s work through its vision of life before death. The main conversation that morning was via Zoom, with a Pastor in Kenya who shared with us their experiences as huge locust swarms laid waste the farms and crops in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia eating everything in sight. This week the news is that a second much bigger wave of locusts is causing destruction on a vast scale across East Africa. A salutary reminder that all the problems we had before this pandemic have not gone away but seem somehow more remote. Please support Christian Aid to fulfil their vision of Life before death for vulnerable people facing the severe implications of this devastation and the Coronavirus pandemic.

Rev Anita Kerr

Let us pray,

Merciful God,
You have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass all understanding.
Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Our opening hymn is “There is a Redeemer”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.

Psalm 67

God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.

That your way may be known upon the earth, your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

O let nations rejoice and be glad, for you will judge the peoples righteously and govern the nations upon the earth. 

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase, and God, our own God, will bless us.

God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Amen

Bible Readings

Please listen to our Bible readings, which include subtitles.

Joel chapter 2 verses 13 & 14

Acts chapter 2 verses 14-21


by Rev Anita Kerr, which has subtitles.


Let us respond to the time of reflection, by singing together, “Here I am, Lord”, the words will appear on the screen as the video plays.


Siobhan Kerr leads us in prayer, with subtitles.

Let us say together …

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,


Our final hymn is “Father, hear the prayer we offer”, from BBC Songs of Praise, recorded at The Church of St Cross, Winchester.


We normally say the words of the Grace to each other. We say them now to whoever is with us, and to everyone we have thought about during this time of worship.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Final music

“Love Divine”, tune Blaenwern, played on our church organ


If you are interested in joining our online Discipleship Explored course, (which starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th May), please contact Help is available to set up Zoom and there is a practice session at 11.30am on Sunday 10th May.

If you are interested in using Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat” with other members of the church family, in future weeks, please contact

With thanks to Rev Anita Kerr, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean, Roisin-Elizabeth & Siobhan Kerr. The painting is by John Constable of Salisbury Cathedral (1831).