The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Introduction from Elcho Castle

Order of Service

The Call to Worship

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.


Hy 192 vv 1, 3 and 5 : Michael : All my hope on God is founded


Prayer of Approach: said together

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 of Adoration and Confession


Assurance of Forgiveness


The Lord’s Prayer

The Old Testament Lesson : Isaiah Chapter 55 vv 1 – 11

Read by Sandra Waite


Hymn 120 : Ode to Joy : verses 1 and 2

The Gospel : St Matthew Chapter 14 vv 13 – 27

Read by Wilf Bainbridge


Poetry from our Judaeo-Christian traditions

Firstly, from the Festival of Tabernacles

Secondly, from William Cowper : 1731- 1800


Hymn 550 As the deer pants for the water

The Sermon




Hymn 565 My life flows on in endless song


The Benediction


St John's Kirk of Perth (Church of Scotland) is a charity registered in Scotland, no. SC017132.


Rev John A H Murdoch BA BD

St John's Kirk of Perth 


St John's Place 



PH1 5SZ 

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