Worship for Sunday 12/7/2020

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you
believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8

Introductory music

Gabriel’s oboe written by Ennio Morricone, who died this week.


Welcome to our time of worship, which is led by Rev James Wilson.

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.


Our opening hymn is “O Worship the King”, recorded from BBC Songs of Praise.

Bible Reading

Matthew chapter 13 verses 1-9 read by Fiona Low


Our next hymn is “This is the Day that the Lord has made”, the words will appear on the screen as the hymn plays.


The first part of our reflection from Rev James Wilson.

Bible Reading

Genesis chapter 25 verses 19-34 read by Rev James Wilson


“Come down O love divine”, recorded by Grimsby Minster’s Virtual Choir.


The second part of our reflection by Rev James Wilson.


Let us pray

O God of grace and glory,
We give you thank for the rhythm of the seasons
and the constant provision for our needs in life.
We are grateful for the commitment of those who look after our quality of life,
through food production, health care and civic security.
We are aware of the injustices and ill division of wealth in our world,
and are mindful of the message of those who challenge our life style
and comfortable way of living.
We know we do not deserve the mercy and love You have shown to us all,
day by day, in countless ways.
May we treasure your Word and its message
and be more and more aware of our responsibility as disciples
in gratitude to You for Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 “Sing Aloud”, recorded from BBC Songs of Praise


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

St Denio (Joanna) played on our church organ.


We are starting a new Bible Study series on what Mark’s Gospel tells us about Jesus. This will be online, starting on Tuesday 14th July 7.30 pm, please contact if you wish to join in.

If you are interested in joining around 20 of us, on Zoom to have an “after church coffee & chat”, please contact

Prayers from the Church of Scotland.

With thanks to Rev James Wilson, Fiona Low, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean and Hazel Bengough.