Sunday Worship – 22nd November 2020 “Christ the King” by Rev Gayle Taylor

Sitting in different chairs, joining in at different times throughout the day, God’s people still gather for worship on this, the Lord’s day. Welcome, to Sunday worship.

Call to Worship

Based on Psalm 100 with parts in bold to read aloud.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord,

all the earth!

We worship the Lord with gladness,

we come into his presence with joy.

Know that the Lord is God,

and it is God that made us.

We are God’s people

the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise.

We give thanks to God

and bless God’s name.

Let us worship the Lord our God.

HYMN – Majesty

All-Age Prayer

What does Jesus look like?

Like the homeless woman who sits outside Tesco.

What does Jesus look like?

Like the beggar who sits on the bridge.

What does Jesus look like?

Like the geeky guys we leave out of our games.

What does Jesus look like?

Like that nosy neighbour who never misses a trick.

What does Jesus look like?

Like everyone we meet throughout our day…

Those are the ones Jesus asks us to love.

Lord help us,

in loving,

to see each other differently,

knowing you are in all.


Reading: Matthew 25 v 31 – 46 read by Mabel Currie

Dramatised reading:


HYMN – Make Way, Make Way

Prayers for Others and Ourselves

Lord we see you,

kneeling at our feet,

showing us how to serve

and be served.

Lord we see you,

touching the unclean,

showing us how to heal

and be healed.

Lord we see you,

hanging out with outcasts,

showing us how to be in community.

So may we follow your example,

seeing the need in our world

and being first in line

to step up and make a difference.

May we also recognise

our own limitations

and make room for those

who are differently abled and differently gifted,

knowing that in the economy of your kingdom,

no gift is wasted,

no talent rejected.

Lord, when we despair

at the state of our world,

may our despair compel us

to join you in the work

of peace and justice for all,

beginning wherever we are,

following your lead.

Lord may we know your healing,

in our lives,

in the life of our community,

in the life of the world.

May we live so conscious

of your presence in all

that we cannot turn our back

or withhold your love from another

but know fulfilment

only when we have given our all

to serve you by serving our neighbour.

So God,

one radical act of kindness at a time,

may your kingdom come,

on earth as in heaven.


HYMN – King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Offering – if you would like to make your offering online you can safety do so using the button below:

Prayer of Dedication


make us willing to share what we have,

for without you we have nothing.

And help us to see the wealth of others

as they share their gifts with us.

And so, together, may we work

to build your kingdom now.


HYMN – The King of Love my Shepherd is


When, Lord, did we see you hungry,

naked and thirsty,

sick and imprisoned?

When Lord, did we care for the stranger

with food and water,

care and love?

At the turn of the Christian year

let us commit ourselves

to being Christ in the world.

As we step into Advent,

and once more prepare

to welcome the infant Jesus

go purposefully,

loved by God,

guided by Jesus

and inspired by the Spirit. Amen

NEXT SUNDAY, 29th November – for the 1st SUNDAY in ADVENT we will join together both in the church building at Mayfield and Easthouses and on-line via livestream at 11am. If you would like to come to the service in the church building, due to the Covid -19 restrictions, you need to book a place by phoning the church office on 0131 663 3245.