Sunday, 1 August - Service Sheet

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all

PSALM 51 : 1 - 12                               (to be read responsively)

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.

Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.

You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.


Almighty God,

your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life and the word from his Kingdom. 

Renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness sustain us

by the true and living bread,

Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.




How excellent in all the earth,

Lord, our Lord, is thy name!

who hast thy glory far advanced

above the starry frame.


When I look up unto the heavens,

which thine own fingers framed,

unto the moon, and to the stars,

which were by thee ordained;


Then say I, What is man, that he

remembered is by thee?

Or what the son of man, that thou

so kind to him should'st be?


For thou a little lower hast

him than the angels made;

with glory and with dignity

thou crowned hast his head.


READING              John 6 : 1 – 15                Claire Chapman

ADDRESS                                             Reverend Ian Gilmour




HYMN 685

For everyone born, a place at the table,

for everyone born, clean water and bread,

a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,

for everyone born, a star overhead.

And God will delight

when we are creators of justice and joy,

yes, God will delight

when we are creators of justice,

justice and joy!


For woman and man, a place at the table,

revising the roles, deciding the share,

with wisdom and grace, dividing the power,

for woman and man, a system that's fair.


For young and for old, a place at the table,

a voice to be heard, a part in the song,

the hands of a child in hands kind and wrinkled,

for young and for old, the right to belong.


For just and unjust a place at the table,

abuser, abused, with need to forgive,

in anger, in hurt, a mind-set of mercy,

for just and unjust, a new way to live.


For everyone born, a place at the table,

to live without fear, and simply to be,

to work, to speak out, to witness and worship,

for everyone born, the right to be free.



The Lord be with you

And also with you

Go now in the peace of Christ our Lord

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ

the love of God

and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with us all