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Order of Service
The Third Sunday after Easter
Sunday 3rd May 2020

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony ‘Pastoral’ with Perthshire pastoral scenes

Hymn 63 : Psalm 100   All people that on earth do dwell
The Collect for today

Prayer of Approach

Almighty God, to Whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers and Poetry : The Lamb by William Blake

Hymn : The Twenty-Third Psalm to the tune ‘Brother James’s  Air’ as we see Lambing by Loch Tay last Saturday 25th April, courtesy of Mrs Deirdre Yellowlees, Reader of the Church of Scotland, Chaplain to HM Prison Perth and a member of St John’s Kirk, on her father’s farm.

The Old Testament Lesson : Psalm 23 : Deirdre Yellowlees

The Music of Hymn 598 : Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire

The New Testament Lesson : Acts Chapter 2 vv 42 – 47 : Rosemary Combe

The Gospel : St John Chapter 10 vv 1 – 11 : Margaret Steele

The Apostles’ Creed

Hymn 540   I heard the voice of Jesus to the tune Kingsfold 

The Sermon

Prayers and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 562   Through the love of God, our Saviour, all will be well

The Benediction

The Gaelic Blessing sung by Pavlina Ivanova

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