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Bible passages for Sunday
Unfailing

I love this Psalm! I love the poet's honesty with God when things are going wrong, and God is silent, and there's no obvious way out of the crisis.  But then he reminds himself of what he knows from experience to be true: God's love does not fail. God has been good to him. Therefore he trusts God, he 'rejoices' in what he has experienced, and will experience again of God's 'salvation' (God's rescue, God's healing, God's gift of wholeness), he 'sings

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Songs we sang this morning
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Praise is rising Praise the Lord all you servants of the Lord Bless the Lord oh my soul All people that on earth do dwell I will offer up my life Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord

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Hilton Support Groups for Parents
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Simeon Ewing, the Children and Family Support Worker spoke this morning about the two support groups which meet in the church through the week for people who are finding their lives in general, and parenting in particular, challenging. A number of folk in the church – notably Doda and Barry Dennis – have been involved in this work for a number of years. The second group began recently after further funding was obtained recently. Simeon is involved

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Rory cooks his way to Peru
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Rory was telling us this morning that he’s taking part in a new Vine Trust Project. The Trust is commissioning a new medical ship, Forth Hope, which is currently being completed in Rosyth. It’s 35m long – well equipped with medical and dental surgeries – and is destined for Peru. Rory has joined the crew who will be sailing it across the Atlantic via the Canary Islands, and up the Amazon River. This is a joint project between the Vine Trust

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Duncan’s golfing triumphs
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Duncan was in  action on the golf course last week, with spectacular success! On Friday he fulfilled a 13-year ambition and won the annual Hilton Church Golf Tournament. Earlier in the week, he took part in the annual golf match between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England which took place at The Woll Golf course near Selkirk. Pictured are John Murray and Duncan, the two Highland representatives in the Scottish team. John is a minister

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Some thoughts from John about Jonathan’s sermon
John at Scone

I loved Jonathan’s sermon this morning. His theme of choosing to worship even when our hearts feel far from God reminds me of my own ‘Choose joy’ days, which I’ve described like this: Over the years, ‘Choose joy’ has been my mantra on days when I have been feeling low and sad, days which I sometimes describe in my journal as ‘choose joy days’. For me, to choose joy is to recognise that how the business of the day goes depends on my

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A life of praise: report of Jonathan’s sermon on Psalm 100
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Today, Jonathan told us, we were beginning a series focussing on some of the Psalms from the Bible, beginning with Psalm 100: 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2     Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Worship the Lord

Psalm 100 A psalm. For giving grateful praise. 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2     Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness

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Housegroup questions on Acts 2: Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
Fruits

Housegroup questions on Acts 2 (Pentecost and the Holy Spirit) What words would you use if a friend asked you to help them understand what Christians mean by the ‘Holy Spirit’? Would some folk in the group like to share any experiences they have had of the Holy Spirit? What difference does being open to God’s Holy Spirit make in our lives? Is there a difference between on the one hand trying hard to produce the ‘fruits of the Spirit’ (Galatians

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Songs we sang this morning
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He is Lord Spirit of the living God O day of joy and wonder Breathe on me breath of God Christ triumphant

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