Monthly Archives: April 2017

Prayer request from Brian Irvine
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Here’s a wee note and request for prayer from our dear friend Brian Irvine. Brian is a late entrant to the police force after his first career on the football field. Please pray for Brian that he will master the new skills he needs, and that both he and his senior officers will realise the wisdom, experience, and grace which Brian brings to life on the beat. Nearly two years on from Korea I felt led to update you on where I am and what I’m doing

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
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I cast my mind to Calvary Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder The Lord’s my shepherd When I survey Nearer my God to thee, nearer to thee Man of sorrows, lamb of God

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Lessons from Stephen, the first martyr: a report of Duncan’s sermon this morning
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Duncan was preaching this morning on the passage for today: Acts 6:1-15; 7:55-59.  Over the last five months, he reminded us, we’ve been working through the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. Last Sunday we reflected on the story of two of his followers realising with joy and amazement that he was very much alive. And so Luke’s Gospel ended. What happened next? Well, said Duncan, the same scriptwriter wrote a second series of the

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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Acts 6: 1 – 7:2a The choosing of the seven 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose

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House Group Questions on Luke 24:13-35
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Here are some questions on the points raised in Iain Todd's sermon on Sunday Iain mentioned the recent Scottish Church’s Census, which reported that the numbers of people attending churches of any denominations in Scotland is at a record low. (7% of the population) What reasons can you think of why fewer people are attending church? Iain told a story about a river changing course, leaving the aboriginal people living by the banks of its old course

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
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Light of the world Christ’s is the world in which we move I am the church, you are the church, we are the church God sent his son All my hope on God is founded      

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Healing at the well of tears
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Iain used the phrase ‘Well of tears’ in leading the service. I thought it a very moving phrase – I think it refers to the power that weeping can have to contribute to the healing of our pain.  Iain was quoting this prayer: Oh God, give us a well of tears To wash away the hurts of our lives O God, give us a well of tears to cleanse the wounds to bathe the battered face of our world O God, give us a well of tears or we are left, like arid earth,

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Road to Emmaus: a thought from John
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Thinking this morning about the disciples on the road to Emmaus, three things struck me: Jesus travels with them, even though they do not know who he is. The wonderful thing is that Jesus travels with each of us, with each community, each nation, each human being – even when we do not know who he is. Jesus reveals truth to them even though they do not know who is speaking.  The wonderful thing is that Jesus speaks to each of us, to our society

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Together we fly: Iain speaks to the children about geese
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I liked the children’s address the morning. Iain invited the kids to come to the front. He told them he’d been wakened in recent mornings by the sounds of birds, and asked the children if they could tell him what kind of birds these might be.  The children mention lots of different kinds of birds – and there was also a diversion when one young lady announced to Iain that she had a bicycle. Iain kindly discussed bicycles for a while, and then

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Jesus travels with us on our Emmaus Road: report of Iain’s sermon this morning
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Iain Todd led the service today, and spoke on Luke 24:13-35 where Jesus, resurrected, travels with two of his followers to the village Emmaus. He teaches them many things, showing them that it had been prophesied that the Messiah must die, and return to life. But they only recognise who the man traveling with them is when they invite him into their home in Emmaus and he breaks bread, and gives thanks for it.  A key theme of Iain’s sermon was that

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