Monthly Archives: February 2017

I want to live simply, but I like stuff!
Dethroning mammon

On Sunday evening (5th March) from 6-7pm, we begin our 4 week series for Lent on the Possible World. Our first evening is called – Consumer culture: I want to live simply but I like stuff One significant contribution to thinking on consumerism has been a recent book by the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby called Dethroning Mammon . If you don’t feel up to reading the book (which is very good), there is an excellent Nomad podcast

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Jean Green
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We’ve been so sorry to hear the news this week of the death of Jean Green, who passed away on Wednesday evening at the Hospice, after a long illness. Jean had been coming to Hilton Church for over twenty years. We remember her warm kindness, and her commitment to helping people living in remoter parts of the world through fundraising for Mission Aviation fellowship – the climax of which was her Zip Slide challenge back in 2014! Our thoughts and

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Here are the songs we sang this morning at Hilton
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Crown him with many crowns (Chris Tomlin version) Open our eyes Lord Your love, shining like the sun The Lord bless you and keep you (Couldn’t find the right version on Youtube) The Lord’s my Shepherd (Stuart Townend version) I see the King of Glory Loved before the dawn of time Jesus let your kingdom come here Turn your eyes upon Jesus

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Orla’s dedication
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This morning Orla Ethel was dedicated, in the presence of her mum and dad, Stuart and Elna, and her wee sister Iona, and lots of family and friends. Duncan said that dedicating children had a solid biblical basis. Hannah dedicated young Samuel to God: ‘So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he shall be given over to the LORD.’ (1 Samuel 1:28) Mary and Joseph dedicated the young Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem, entrusting the child’s

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Liam Morrison leave for Romania

Liam Morrison told us this morning that he is about to leave for a six-month commitment to work at Casa Harului (House of Grace) in Romania. Teams from Hilton Church have been visiting the House of Grace over the last few summers, working with children with Downs, Autism and Cerebral Palsy who come to the Casa for week-long camps over the Spring and Summer period. Liam has been at Casa Harului in the past – he’s always had a sense that he’d

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Some thoughts from John on living hospitably
John Brogdar

I enjoyed Duncan’s sermon this morning about hospitality, and appreciated his emphasis that the call to hospitality will come in ways appropriate to us. Our challenge is to dream the God-given dreams Duncan mentioned and find our unique personal call to hospitality. We are all on a journey, and it’s taken me a very long time even to begin learning what hospitality means. But wherever we are at on the journey we can be utterly confident that God

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Living hospitably: report of Duncan’s sermon this morning

Over the next four Sunday evenings, during Lent, we’re to be working through The Possible World Course, which looks at how Jesus challenges us to live out the values of God’s kingdom in our everyday lives. As we do this, our lives will challenge some contemporary ways of thinking and living. We’ll be looking at Consumer Culture (5th March), The Environment (12th March), Human Suffering (19th March) and Injustice (26th March.) All these evening

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Bible reading for Sunday’s service: Luke 14:15-24
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The parable of the great banquet 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, ‘Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.’ 16 Jesus replied: ‘A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, “Come, for everything is now ready.” 18 ‘But they all alike began to make excuses. The

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Questions for Housegroups on Luke 7:36-50

As always, please just use the questions which seem relevant for the people in your group. What had happened to explain why the woman in the story showed such great love to Jesus? See verse 47 – what came first, d’you think the forgiveness, or the woman’s love? Would anyone in the group be willing to share an experience in which they realised how much they were loved by God? How would you respond to someone who said ‘I believe I’m loved

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Songs we sang at church today

Let us build a house where love can dwell I cast my mind to Calvary King of Kings, Majesty Do you not know, have you not heard (A lovely kids song, but I can’t find it on Youtube) O perfect love, o perfect sacrifice When I survey

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