Worship for Harvest Sunday 27/9/2020

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22


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.

Introductory music


Our time of worship for Harvest is led by Rev David Mcleod, and the photos throughout the web page are from congregation members.


Our opening hymn is “Come, ye thankful people, come”.

Bible reading

John 6 1-15 read by Ramanee Bengough

Reflection, part one

by Rev David Mcleod, which has subtitles.

Bible reading

John 21 1-19 read by Ramanee Bengough

Reflection part two

by Rev David Mcleod, which has subtitles.


Let us reflect on these words, by singing My Jesus, My Saviour, recorded for BBC Songs of Praise at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor.


Let us pray.

God, the beginning and end of all things,
in your providence and care
you watch unceasingly over all creation;
we offer our prayers
that in us and in all your people your will may be done,
according to your wise and loving purpose in Christ our Lord.
Lord of all life: hear our prayer.

We pray for all through whom we receive sustenance and life;
for farmers and agricultural workers,
for packers, distributors and those who work in our food shops;
as you have so ordered our life that we depend upon each other,
enable us by your grace to seek the well-being of others before
our own.
Lord of all creation: hear our prayer

We pray for all engaged in research to safeguard crops against disease,
and to produce abundant life among those who hunger
and whose lives are at risk.
Prosper the work of their hands
and the searching of their minds,
that their labour may be for the welfare of all.
Lord of all wisdom: hear our prayer.

We pray for governments and aid agencies,
and those areas of the world where there is disaster, drought
and starvation.
By the grace of your Spirit,
touch our hearts
and the hearts of all who live in comfortable plenty,
and make us wise stewards of your gifts.
Lord of all justice: hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are ill,
remembering those in hospital and nursing homes
and all who are known to us.
We pray for all who care for them.
Give skill and understanding
to all who work for their well-being.
Lord of all compassion: hear our prayer.

We remember those who have died,
whom we entrust to your eternal love
in the hope of resurrection to new life.
Lord of all peace: hear our prayer.

We offer ourselves to your service,
asking that by the Spirit at work in us
others may receive a rich harvest of love and joy and peace.
Lord of all faithfulness: hear our prayer.

God of grace,
as you are ever at work in your creation,
so fulfil your wise and loving purpose in us
and in all for whom we pray,
that with them and in all that you have made,
your glory may be revealed
and the whole earth give praise to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And this week we pray especially for the students and staff of our universities especially those here in Dundee.

Lord, be with our students, who strive to further their knowledge, who may have travelled to a new city or country, and are now affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep them safe, protect them, in particular if they are in isolation. Help them to remain positive, make them good friends to each other, and let them see that this is only short term. If they need help, give them the people to help them, show them the services and agencies available, and encourage them to ask.

Be with all staff at our universities who are trying to support our students, and to teach them at this very difficult time.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.


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 “We plough the fields and scatter”, from Web Ministries TV.


by Rev David Mcleod

Final music

“Praise my soul the King of Heaven”, recorded in our church.


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Next Sunday (4th October) our service will take place in church at 11am. Please review the latest Scottish Government guidance and our information before attending.

Prayers adapted from the Church of England.

With thanks to Rev David Mcleod, Ramanee Bengough, Ed Muirhead, Bill Mclean, and Hazel Bengough.