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STOP! Report of Fiona Waite’s Sermon on Psalm 46
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This morning, Fiona Waite was the preacher, speaking on Psalm 46. She began reflecting on this Psalm a couple of weeks ago while on a family holiday in Harris. The week before she’d been part of the Hilton team working with people with Down Syndrome at the Casa Haralui in Romania – spiritually speaking, that had been a ‘mountaintop experience,’ she said. The time in Harris gave her a chance to slow down, and hear from God. God is God, she

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Be still and know – Bible passages for Sunday
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Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 6 Nations

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Time Out and Afternoon Tea for Over 60s – programmes for 2017-18 now out!
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Here are the songs we sang on Sunday
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The Splendour of the King By your side I would stay You are my refuge, my fortress, my tower (This is Stephen Hutchison’s lovely hymn – I couldn’t find it on Youtube) I love you Lord, and I lift my voice Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord I will bless the Lord forever, I will trust Him at all times

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Wonderful song….
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Please listen to this wonderful video which we listened to yesterday at church. John writes: I think this song, and this video is absolutely wonderful, and I was greatly blessed in hearing it yesterday morning. It got to me right from the start, with that wonderful image ‘you unravel me with a melody.’ Here we are mixed up like fankled wool and God heals and restores not with rough fingers but a melody, a sweetness, a loveliness which heals.

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Light and darkness – personal thought from John
John at Scone

I want to say firstly how helpful this picture of the ‘armour of God’ can be, and secondly that it can helpfully be combined with another way of looking at our struggles as Christians. Ephesians 6:10-20 emphasises that the struggle we face with doubt, temptation, fear, anxiety, defeatism is part of a universal conflict between light and darkness. We are called to remember this, and to take our stand on what God, through Jesus has done to help

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Donald Macquarrie preaches on the Armour of God
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A report on Donald's sermon Knowing that he was going to be preaching on Ephesians 6:10-20 last Sunday, Donald Macquarrie had re-read the whole book of Ephesians over the last few weeks. Once again he was, he told us, ‘blown away’ by the wonders it contains. As he wrote it, St Paul’s heart was bubbling over at God’s great plan to send Jesus to show how much God loves us, and to die on our behalf so that our sins can be forgiven. It is God’s

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Be strong in the Lord: Bible passages for Sunday
Lion 4

Ephesians 6:10-20 The armour of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that

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Songs we sang this morning
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As we are gathered Take us to the river Be still for the presence of the Lord Be strong and courageous Blessed be your name Jesus let your kingdom come here O Church arise and put your armour on  

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Personal thoughts from John on Ephesians 4:1-16
John at Scone

What struck me particularly in Ephesians 4 was the comment in verse 10 that Jesus will fill ‘the whole universe.’ This relates to 1:9, 10, which speaks of ‘the mystery of [God’s] will’,  ‘to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.’ There a big vision here – a vision of Christ, being present in, and uniting the whole of the cosmos. This is the

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