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Book Group news from Shona
Book Group

Bookgroup went really well on Thursday night with  twelve of us gathered and plenty good chat. We did discuss the books too! What was rescued by Jane Bailey got 4/5. It was thought to be an excellent read but the ending was a bit rushed and a bit contrived. Flawed by Cecilia Aherne got an amazing 5/5. It was fast moving, unique and very vivid. We have decided to meet again on Thursday 14 th December for our Christmas dinner, hopefully at the Lighthouse.

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Hearing from God, ‘thin silence’, receiving the Holy Spirit: thoughts from John
John on Corran Ferry

I loved Jamie’s thoughtful and insightful sermon this morning about understanding times of despair and darkness in our lives as Christians, and helping those who are passing through difficult times. He mentioned some writers about the Bible who blame Elijah for loss of faith. I think some people today still show a lack of understanding about the mental and spiritual pain others suffer, and blame them for their condition, rather than accepting that

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News from Highland Foodbank
foodbank

We have received a letter from Lorna thanking Hilton church for the generous donations made during the Harvest Appeal. Lorna writes, “Recently Maureen visited one of our Foodbank Centres.  Maureen had her work uniform on, she had been allowed to leave work before her shift ended so that she could make it to Foodbank before we closed. Maureen is the single parent of two teenage children. The day before visiting Foodbank Maureen went to withdraw

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
Drop thy still dews

I cast my mind to Calvary How deep the father’s love for us Be still for the presence of the Lord Dear God and Father of Mankind Come and fill our hearts with your peace O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder    

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Despair and the believer: report on Jamie’s sermon on 1 Kings 19:1-18
Jamie

A great sermon on Sunday morning about the subject of ‘dealing with despair,’ based on the experiences of the prophet Elijah described in 1 Kings 19:1-18. The big picture This passage was the one assigned for today in the Narrative Lectionary, which we use at Hilton. Jonathan gave a brief overview of the material we’ve been looking at over the last few Sundays, and detected a theme in these passages – God’s work, and people either listening,

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Elijah

1 Kings 19:1-18 Elijah flees to Horeb 19 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, ‘May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.’ 3 Elijah was afraidand ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself

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Temples and Temple Builders: thoughts from John on this mornings Bible passages
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There were a couple of things I thought about when I read the Bible passages for today about Solomon building a temple in God’s honour, and Jesus’ comment that in fact he is the true temple, for it is in relationship with him that we find God present with us. (1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13  John 2:19-21) First of all, although the New Testament pictures both Jesus and his Church as a ‘temple’ indwelt by God, the same is also said to be true about

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Messy Church – photos from this afternoon

These photos give a flavour of what happened at Messy Church this afternoon - based on Jesus' story about the five women who brought enough oil to keep their lamps burning until the bridegroom arrived. There were about fifty mums, dads and kids present, and the event finished with a lovely meal.

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Songs we sang this morning
Here-I-am-To-Worship-Website

Come, now is the time to worship Majesty, worship his majesty Wide and long and high and deep Let the King of my heart be the mountain where I run How lovely is thy dwelling place Take us to the river

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Welcoming the presence of God: Duncan’s sermon on Solomon’s Temple
Temple

Great to see Duncan back with us this morning after his time on study leave. He was preaching on the Lectionary passages, 1 Kings 5:1-5 and 8:1-13, and John 2:19-21. He began by talking about the great interest in genealogy these days, seen in the fascination we find in Who do you think you are?  This interest is driven, Duncan thinks by the fact that we live in a very mobile society  - few of us in church this morning were actually brought up

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