When people are cruel
Two Planes Crash into World Trade Center

John writes:  This morning at the service we sang Stephen Fischbacher's song When people are cruel.  Thought you might be interested in the following memory the song recalled: One Tuesday afternoon in September 2001 I was in the hall of Holm Primary School  beneath the big bow window overlooking the slopes of Craig Dunain, listening to Stephen Fischbacher and his Fischy Music colleague Suzanne Adams. I had arranged this gifted Christian musician’s

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Getting real with ourselves and with God
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John writes: Just thinking about what Duncan was saying this morning about getting real with yourselves and with God when we’re struggling and God seems far away. I think it’s only when we are real with ourselves, and acknowledge what we’re thinking and feeling that we are enabled to open ourselves up to God’s love.  If we’re burying and hiding things in our lives, pretending they are not there, then we will not be praying as our whole

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Terry Waite: faith when God seems distant
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Duncan told us this morning that when he and Shona were in New Zealand, they had a chance to spend several hours with Terry Waite. Waite was involved in negotiating the release of  people held captive by an Islamic Jihad organisation in Beirut in the 1980s, before himself being seized and  held hostage for over five years, four of them in solitary confinement. He was released in November 1991, and has now devoted his life to helping people unjustly

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When God seems far away: Duncan’s sermon on Psalm 13
How long o lord

A powerful and very helpful sermon from Duncan this morning on the theme of ‘lament’.  He defined a ‘lament’ as an ‘expression of sorrow, grief, or even despair,’ and told us that of the Psalms in the Bible, one third are ‘laments.’ Much in life moves us to lamentation – both personally, and in everyday experience.  Today we could, Duncan suggested Lament the current lack of political leadership, and the fact that our nation is

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Bible passages for tomorrow’s service
LAMENT AND HOPE

Psalm 69:1-16 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. 3 I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. 4 Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.

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Northumbria Cummunity Daily Prayers
Celtic Prayer

Here's the link to the Northumbria Community which Duncan mentioned this morning  

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Thoughts from John on Psalm 113
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Lots of thoughts about Duncan’s sermon this morning on ‘praising God.’  I’m not very good at looking at nature and being prompted to praise God. Just as I can see why people would see a particular view as ‘beautiful’ while not actually feeling the beauty myself, so I can see why nature could move people to praise God without myself being filled with praise. And this is not necessarily a bad thing – it’s just me as I often am. What

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Psalm 113: Praise the Lord
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A note from John of Duncan's sermon this morning: This morning, Duncan was preaching on Psalm 113: 1 Praise the Lord Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord. 2 Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like the Lord our God,

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Job Vacancy at Hilton Church
Job Vacancy

Position: Christian Youth Worker employed by the Leira Trust, to partner with Hilton Youth Project and Hilton Church. Salary £24k with annual review Length of Contract: 2 years in the first instance Location: Inverness, Scotland Closing Date:  30th August 2019 Description: Hilton Church is a vibrant parish church in the city of Inverness, committed to discipling its children & young people and reaching out to the youth in the community through

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Gardening Day
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Message from Duncan: Thank you to everyone who came out tyesterday afternoon and evening to tidy up the grounds around Hilton Church. In a matter of a few hours we achieved so much. One day next week, we may spend a couple of hours in the afternoon doing a little work around the Lighthouse garden. Watch this space.

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