After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church. Please stay behind for as long or short a time as you can manage and enjoy a time of fellowship with other members of the congregation and with visitors to our church.
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
Sunday School & Youth Fellowship resume today after the Easter holiday break. They meet every Sunday during the school term, initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening All are welcome to attend.
Pastoral Visits : The Minister asks that he would be kept informed of any member of the congregation who is ill, in hospital or would
welcome a visit from him.
New Communicant Members : Any Adherent who would wish to become a full communicant member of the church should speak to the Minister at the end of the service or contact him by telephone. We would dearly love to see more Adherents take up full communicant membership of the church and take Communion on 15 May.
Kirk Session & Congregational Board Meetings : Please note the changes to the dates for these meetings. The Congregational Board will now meet on Thursday 28 April and the Kirk Session on Thursday 5 May. Each meeting will be held in the Manse and commence at 7.30 pm
Church & Society Newsletter : Anyone wishing a copy of the latest edition should see Mary Rankine.
Church Officer – Evening Services : We are seeking further volunteers (male or female) to join the rota for opening and closing the church. If you can help in this way please see Bill Marshall or Lachie Gillies.
Church Coin Boxes : Anyone wishing one of these boxes should see Bill Marshall. All monies raised through this scheme go to the Fabric Fund.
- For the healing of the nations,
Lord, we pray with one accord;
for a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action
help us rise and pledge our word.
- Lead us forward into freedom,
from despair your world release,
that, redeemed from war and hatred,
all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness
fear will die and hope increase.
- All that kills abundant living,
let it from the earth be banned;
pride of status, race, or schooling,
dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice
may we hallow life’s brief span.
- You, Creator-God, have written
your great name on humankind;
for our growing in your likeness
bring the life of Christ to mind;
that by our response and service
earth its destiny may find.
Fred Kaan (1929 – 2009)
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 417 God is always near me
Reading Psalm 133 (Pew Bible Page 625)
Hymn CH 388 The King of Love my Shepherd is
Reading Matthew 15 : 21 – 28 (Pew Bible Page982)
Hymn Back Page For the healing of the nations
Hymn CH 89 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Isaiah 6 (Pew Bible Page 690)