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Here are the songs we sang this morning
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Crown him with many crowns I will offer up my life Light of the world Be strong and courageous Lord I come My hope is built on nothing less In Christ alone  

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‘The ladder rolls down to meet you right where you are’: Report on Jonathan’s sermon this morning.
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This morning, Jonathan preached on Genesis 28:10-17 – the famous story of Jacob’s dream of a ladder stretching between heaven and earth. He began with a bit of context. The twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah had had a fraught relationship ever since Jacob emerged clutching the heel of his brother Esau. Jacob was Rebekah’s favourite son, and she plotted to win for Jacob the entitlements due to Esau as the first-born. First Jacob took advantage of

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Scottish Northern Convention
Scottish Northern Convention

Scottish Northern Convention: This year’s Convention runs from Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th of September in Castle Street Church of Scotland in Dingwall. The speakers this year will be the Rev. David Johnston, minister of Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Northern Ireland, who will be leading us in our morning Bible Readings @11am , and the Rev. Ian Hamilton, formerly minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church and now ‘retired’ in Inverness,

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Hilton Better Living Group
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LGOWIT ('Let's get on with it together') The Hilton Living Better Group will meet on Tuesday 26th September at 1.30pm in the small hall at Hilton Church.  All those living with a long term condition, carers and family members are welcome.  No need to book, just turn up on the day. To find out more contact Roy on 01667 455620 or 07454 946 957.

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Foodbank Harvest Appeal
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If you are able to donate during the Foodbank Harvest Appeal, the following items will be greatly appreciated:         Tins of mince                       Jars of Pasta Sauce Tins of Peas/Carrots                      Packets of Rice           UHT Milk           Toothpaste Donations of supermarket ‘Bags for Life’ are also extremely useful. Donations can be placed in the container

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Church Weekend Away
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Church Weekend Away At Abernethy in Nethybridge. All meals provided, swimming pool, lovely grounds, games room, sports hall, lounge with fire. Time to relax and spend time together as well as worship and encouragement. 20th-22nd April 2018, Friday evening till Sunday afternoon. All inclusive cost is £82 for adults, £56 for children 6-13, £24 age 2-5, free for under two. (If price prohibitive, please let us know) If you are interested please book

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Bible passages for Sunday
Jacob's ladder

Genesis 27:1-4 27 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.” “Here I am,” he answered. 2 Isaac said, “I am now an old man and don’t know the day of my death. 3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. 4 Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat,

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Songs we sang this morning
All for Jesus

When the music fades Ye servants of God Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day When I survey Jesus, all for Jesus

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One witness’s testimony
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John writes: I was just reading this last night, from the diaries of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch Jewish woman drawn to  Christianity and the New Testament. She's writing during World War 2 as restrictions on Jewish people in Amsterdam are forever being tightened by the Nazi occupiers, and she faces the likelihood of being deported to the concentration camps. I love this passage about her witness to God: I can imagine Jesus speaking very similar words.

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Surrender and witness – a very personal view from John
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A main strand in Stewart’s sermon this morning was about the need to ‘submit’ or ‘surrender’ to God. I found this a hard concept as a young man. We’d sing songs such as ‘in full and glad surrender I give myself to thee’; and read books like Roy Hession’s Calvary Road with its emphasis on being crucified with Christ.  It wasn’t that I didn’t want to submit to this God, but I didn’t know how. What did I need to do to surrender

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