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Songs we sang this morning
Speak Lord

Praise my soul the King of heaven I will offer up my life in spirit and truth Wonderful Lord, wonderful Lord, you are my shield and my protector Be still for the presence of the Lord From the breaking of the dawn to the setting of the sun Be thou my vision  

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A dream: John shares a personal story
John at Primary School

Just something I wanted to share with you about a dream I had last night. Barry mentioned that some dreams come from God: I don’t think this is one of those, though it could be. Our own psyches are very good at producing dreams as they process the events of our day, and sometimes if we reflect on these dreams that can reveal to us things about ourselves which we didn’t know we knew. It’s the way God has made us, and it can be helpful to listen

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Salt of the earth: Barry’s kids’ talk
Salt2

Barry had a lovely chat with the children this morning about Jesus comment in Matthew 5:13 – ‘You are the salt of the earth.’ He brought along a shopping bag with lots of different kinds of salt: table salt, garlic salt, rock salt, Epsom salts (good for constipation, he said – if you don’t know what that is, ask you mum or dad.) He talked about salt blocks for cows, which was a new one on me. To help us understand what Jesus meant by ‘You

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Listening to God – personal reflection from John on Barry’s sermon
John on Corran Ferry

I love this sermon from Barry – it touched on something very important – what does it feel like to be a Christian? Part of the answer to this is the openness to ‘hearing from God’ of which Barry spoke. Barry very helpfully outlined the different ways in which we ‘hear’ from God – some of them, like the words of the Bible or the loveliness of nature – are external to us, and yet for me at least God speaks when words read or beauty

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Listening to God: Barry’s sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-21
child-listening

Barry Dennis was preaching today: his subject was the story from 1 Samuel 3:1-21 of young Samuel hearing God speak to him for this first time, and being told by Eli the priest to respond ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’ Today’s theme, Barry told us, was ‘Listening to God.’ He began by saying that while a good number of us would possibly say that we are not aware of ‘hearing from God,’ nevertheless most of us would like to hear

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Bible passage for Sunday
Speak Lord

1 Samuel 3 The Lord calls Samuel 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, ‘Here

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Look at Luke at HTC
HTC

The next series of Public Classes starts on Wednesday 25th October t and runs for five weeks to Wednesday 22nd November. Rev Dr Alistair Wilson, New Testament lecturer, will be taking ‘A Look at Luke – Narrative Fulfilment and Witness’. Wednesday afternoons, 2-3pm, at HTC in Dingwall. All welcome, no need to book, just turn up. There’s no fee to attend but donations would be gratefully received.

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Songs we sang on Sunday
Bread from heaven

Here are links to Youtube versions of the songs we sang on Sunday: How great thou art! King of Kings, Majesty Take us to the river Our God reigns Guide me O thou great Jehovah  

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Where was God in LA? Some personal thoughts from John on Iain’s sermon
LA Shooting

A personal thought from John A lovely, thoughtful sermon from Iain, with lots of things to think about! This question, ‘Does God reign’ troubles us all as we face personal crises, and see disasters and tragedies like the mass-shooting at LA. If God is love, and God is all powerful, then why does God do nothing to prevent bad stuff happening? Jesus said ‘Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside

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Just come: a report of Iain Todd’s sermon
Iain Todd

Yesterday, the preacher was Iain Todd. He was speaking about Exodus 16:1-8 – the Israelites, having been liberated from Egypt, begin grumbling against Moses because of the shortage of food. God provides ‘bread’ and also the ‘meat’ (v8) of quails to sustain them – the rest of Exodus 16 contains more details about this. Iain also referred to the New Testament passage, John 6:51, where Jesus describes himself as ‘the living bread that

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