Monthly Archives: November 2016

Housegroup questions on Daniel 6
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Here are some questions on Daniel 6. As always, please select the ones which you feel are right for your group. On Sunday we had a communion service – you may wish to begin with a discussion of communion: what significance does it have for the members of your group?  how meaningful an experience do they find taking communion? do any of them have memories of particular communion services in which they found particular blessing and encouragement?   

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God’s love endures forever
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I loved Jonathan’s emphasis at the start of the service on the promise that ‘God’s love endures for ever.’ 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever. 2 Let Israel say: ‘His love endures for ever.’ 3 Let the house of Aaron say: ‘His love endures for ever.’ 4 Let those who fear the Lord say: ‘His love endures for ever.’  (Psalm 118:20-4) It is a word for us today and in the coming days. God’s love

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Worship songs we sang this morning
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Light of the world you stepped down into darkness Your grace is enough How deep the Father’s love for us Be still for the presence of the Lord O breath of God come fill this place Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord

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Living for God in challenging times: Jonathan’s sermon on Daniel 6
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Jonathan’s sermon this morning was on one of the most familiar Bible stories, that of Daniel in the den of lions. (Daniel Chapter 6) He began by telling us about relocating to Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey to study for his Master’s degree. Thought his time there was deeply significant, he found the first three days rather a trial. He was one of a group of new students from countries around the world, and the group had to complete

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Christmas dance class for kids with Fiona and Mairi
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Fiona Waite and Mairi Keen will be holding a dance class for children in P3 and over between now and Christmas.  The class will be held in the large hall on a Wednesday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm.  The class will begin on Wed 23th Nov and run for 4 weeks.  During the class they will spend some time thinking about what really happened at Christmas.  The group will share a piece at the Christmas service on Sunday 18th December. For more information

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Listening to God – a retreat
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Listening to God: Want to refresh or deepen your spiritual life? Why not join a day's retreat? A retreat on the theme of Listening to God offers an opportunity to refocus and deepen your devotional life. The day will include insights from Scripture, times of guided meditation, reflection on our own experiences, prayer and worship. 3 December, 10am to 3.30pm: The King's Factory, Smithton. The day will be led by Steve Aisthorpe (Mission Development

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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Daniel 6:6-27 6 So these chief ministers and satraps went as a group to the king and said: ‘May King Darius live for ever! 7 The royal ministers, prefects, satraps, advisors and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den. 8 Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree

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News from Brian Irvine
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News from Brian Irvine, who has been on a course at the Tulliallan Police College since September: ‘This is my class, one of 6 classes at the college intake in September. I'm back row, right. Can't thank you enough for prayer as it is the reason I go into last week before exam on Friday 2 December trusting the Lord for help and guidance to get pass needed to carry on police work. I have found the learning very tough and at times overwhelming. Thank

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Music for Joy! Charity Concert – December 3rd
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Julie Keen is organising a charity concert in the church on Saturday, 3rd Dec at 7.30pm.  Various talented musicians will take part including, Accordion Too, Four on Sax, Rod and the Crimsons, Peter MacPherson, Peter Donald, Roger Niven, Julie Keen.  Tickets and info contact 01463 250891.  All proceeds to charitable projects in Kolkata, India.  

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Candle Light Service to Remember Someone Special
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There will be a short service to remember and give thanks for those who have died and whose absence is especially felt at this time of year. Candles will be lit in memory of our loved ones and there will be time for quiet reflection along with some songs and prayers. Sunday 11th December at 5pm at Hilton Church. All are most welcome.

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