Service Sheet

St Martins, Tynecastle, Sunday 18th October 2020

We prepare

PRESIDER:  Stuart. Robertson


Grace and peace to you from God our Creator

and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Opening Hymn:  Be Thou my Guardian and Guide 


Be thou my guardian and my guide,
and hear me when I call;
let not my slippery footsteps slide,
and hold me lest I fall.

The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
around the path I tread;
O save me from the snares of hell,
thou quickener of the dead.

And if I tempted am to sin,
and outward things are strong,
do thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
and save my soul from wrong.

Still let me ever watch and pray,
and feel that I am frail;
that if the tempter cross my way,
yet he may not prevail.



Collect for Purity

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 your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


Gloria (HON 157 Taize, sung— mute apart from Ken.)

Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo,

Gloria, Gloria, Alleluia, Alleluia.


Collect of the Day a particular prayer for Proper 29

Almighty and merciful God: in your goodness keep from us all that is harmful; that, being ready both in body and soul, we may freely accomplish your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.


We listen for Gods Word

A Reading from the Old Testament : Exodus 33.13-23 (mute apart from Brian Kilbey)

12Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15And he said to him, “If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. 16For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.” 17The Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.” 19And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.” 21And the Lord continued, “See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; 22and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; 23then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”


Psalm 99

1The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

2The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.

3Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he!

4Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

5Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he!

6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They cried to the Lord, and he answered them.

7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept his decrees, and the statutes that he gave them.

8O Lord our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

9Extol the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.


Epistle:  1 Thessalonians 1.1-10 (for silent reflection)

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.

6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 9For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

Gospel Matthew 22.15-22 (mute apart from Bob Allen)

When it is announced: Glory to Christ our Saviour.

15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” 21They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

At the end: Give thanks to the Lord for his glorious Gospel.  Praise to Christ our Lord.


A Reflection for Sunday, 11th October 2020

Ken Webb 

Affirmation of faith from Colombia

We believe in a loving God,

whose Word sustains our lives

and the work of our hands in the universe.

God is life.

We believe in God’s son among us

who brought the seed of life’s renewal.

He lived with the poor to show the meaning of love.

Jesus Christ is Lord.

We believe in the Spirit of Life

who makes us one with God,

whose strength and energy renews our own.

The Spirit is love.


We pray

Intercessions (Led by Stuart Campbell)

Prayer is offered for the world and all its people,

particularly for those who suffer and those in need,

and for the Church and its calling.

Please pray for all who are losing their jobs and fearful of their futures.

Please prayer especially for Susan Mohr, Catherine’s mother who will have had an operation on 15th October.


Confession and Words of Forgiveness

God is love and we are God’s children.

There is no room for fear in love,

We love because God loved us first.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.

God our Father, we confess to you

and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ

that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,

and in what we have failed to do. We are truly sorry.

Forgive us our sins, and deliver us from the power of evil,

for the sake of your Son who died for us,

Jesus Christ, our Lord.

God, who is both power and love,

forgive us and free us from our sins,

heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.


We share the Peace of Christ


We meet in Christ’s name. Let us share his peace.

you are invited to share a sign of peace with your neighbours


Offertory Hymn: Father of Heaven whose Love Profound verses 1, 2 and 4 

Father of heaven, whose love profound
a ransom for our souls hath found,
before thy throne we sinners bend;
to us thy pardoning love extend.

Almighty Son, Incarnate Word,
our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,
before thy throne we sinners bend;
to us thy saving grace extend.

Jehovah – Father, Spirit, Son –
mysterious Godhead, Three in One,
before thy throne we sinners bend;
grace, pardon, life to us extend.



Let us present our offerings to the Lord.

Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory,

the splendour, and the majesty;

for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.

All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.


We Celebrate Communion

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Worship and praise belong to you, Father,

in every place and at all times.

All power is yours.

You created the heavens and established the earth;

you sustain in being all that is.

In Christ your Son our life and yours

are brought together in a wonderful exchange.

He made his home among us

that we might for ever dwell in you.

Through your Holy Spirit

you call us to new birth

in a creation restored by love.

As children of your redeeming purpose,

we offer you our praise

with angels and archangels

and the whole company of heaven,

singing the hymn of your unending glory:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

God of power and might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.


Glory and thanksgiving be to you,

most loving Father,

for the gift of your Son born in human flesh.

He is the Word existing beyond time,

both source and final purpose,

bringing to wholeness all that is made.

Obedient to your will he died upon the Cross.

By your power you raised him from the dead.

He broke the bonds of evil

and set your people free to be his Body in the world.

On the night when he was given up to death,

knowing that his hour had come,

having loved his own, he loved them to the end.

At supper with his disciples

he took bread and offered you thanks.

He broke the bread, and gave it to them, saying:

‘Take, eat. This is my Body: it is broken for you.’

After supper, he took the cup,

he offered you thanks, and gave it to them saying:

‘Drink this, all of you.

This is my Blood of the new covenant;

it is poured out for you, and for all,

that sins may be forgiven.

Do this in remembrance of me.’

We now obey your Sons command.

We recall his blessed passion and death,

his glorious resurrection and ascension;

and we look for the coming of his Kingdom.

Made one with him, we offer you these gifts

and with them ourselves,

a single, holy, living sacrifice.

Hear us, most merciful Father,

and send your Holy Spirit upon us

and upon this bread and this wine,

that, overshadowed by his life-giving power,

they may be the Body and Blood of your Son,

and we may be kindled with the fire of your love

and renewed for the service of your Kingdom.


Help us, who are baptised into the fellowship of Christs Body,

to live and work to your praise and glory;

may we grow together in unity and love

until at last, in your new creation, we enter into our heritage,

in the company of the Virgin Mary,

the apostles and prophets, Martin

and of all our brothers and sisters living and departed.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, with whom, and in whom,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be to you,

Lord of all ages, world without end. Amen.


Breaking of the Bread

The living bread is broken for the life of the world.

Lord, unite us in this sign.


Lords Prayer

As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray:

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Do not bring us to the time of trial,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

now and for ever. Amen.


Agnus Dei

Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world,

grant us your peace.


Words of invitation

We are invited to partake of this sacrament, either in substance or symbolically at home.


We give thanks and are sent out

Give thanks to our gracious God,

whose mercy endures for ever.

Prayers after Communion

O God, as we are strengthened in these holy mysteries, may our lives be a continual offering, holy and acceptable in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Father of all, we give you thanks and praise

that when we were still far off

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace,

and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christs body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free,

and the whole earth live to praise your name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.



The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord:  and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.



Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.


 For Harvest due to restrictions of Covid instead of bringing gifts for the Food Bank maybe you might like to send money to the Food bank.

St Salvadors Food Cafe People who rely on food banks like this are particularly hard hit at the moment. Obviously we are not able to collect food contributions in church at the moment, and the food cafe itself is not able to operate as normal. However Andrew Bain, the Rector, is handing out food parcels. If you would like to contribute to help by a cash donation the bank details are:

Bank: CAF Bank Ltd Sort code:

83-91-46 A/c no.: 20400642

A/c name: St Salvador’s Scottish Episcopal Church

Vestry Meetings

A short meeting of the vestry will be held after the AGM on Sunday 25th October 2020 to confirm a secretary and a treasurer.

Full meeting on Tuesday 10th November at 7.30pm, venue to be confirmed.

Newsletter October November

The Newsletter should be up on the website now.

Message from Andrea

We are all fine at St Michael’s and doing our best to keep going. We have just installed some prayer stations in the garden around St Michael’s. Please let your folk know that they are very welcome to stop and enjoy them on their walk.

Looking forward to chatting soon.

God bless you



 Rev Andrea Price

Minister of St Michael’s Parish Church 

1 Slateford Road


EH11 1NX