Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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John 7:1-31 Jesus goes to the Festival of Tabernacles 7 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not wantto go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since

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New church Prayer Meeting: This Sunday at 9.45am
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For anyone who wants to pray for our church, our community and the wider world there will be an opportunity at an open prayer meeting to be held on the second and fourth Sundays  of each month.  It will be held downstairs in the Lighthouse, from 09:45 to 10:15. The first meeting will be on Sunday 10th February.

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Unforgettable Jesus
Bread of life

A summary of Donald Macquarrie's sermon this morning. ‘Once you have met me, you’ll never forget me.’ At the start of his sermon on John 6, Donald recalled an advert from the early days of Scottish Television back in the 1950s. ‘Once you have met me, you’ll never forget me, while rich Abernethy remains.’ It was a biscuit commercial.  But Donald reminded us that we can imagine Jesus saying the same words to us. ‘Once you have met me,

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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John 6:26-71 26 Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.’ 28 Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ 29 Jesus answered,

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New from Foodbank
Foodbank Feb 19

We have received the following from Lorna: "We would like to thank the members and friends of Hilton Church for their very kind donations to Foodbank during 2018. Christmas was a difficult time of year for many people in our communities, particularly for those who were really struggling financially, to the point that they didn’t even have the resources to buy food. All of our Foodbanks in Highland were busy in the lead up to Christmas, and our

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Rhymes Recollected
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We had a lovely time yesterday afternoon at the Light House coffee shop at the first meeting of Rhymes Recollected. This group, led by Audrey Whyte assisted by John Dempster, gives those of us who are older a chance to get together regularly to share poems which have, over the years, been meaningful to us. Yesterday’s theme was ‘Love.’  Audrey and John read some classic love poems, and a number of those present read poems which were meaningful

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Saying ‘Yes!’ to God – different ways of worshipping
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I loved Stephen’s wee talk this morning, when he showed us a video of three dancers expressing worship through dance, accompanying the song What a Beautiful Name. Stephen told us about the first time he and Ingrid came across dance in a worship context. Quite some time ago, they were at St Michael le Belfrey, the church adjacent to York  Minster. During the singing of the final verse of ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation’

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Prayer: reflection from John
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I loved Barry’s sermon this morning about prayer, which was just packed with wisdom. I loved his honesty in speaking about the prayers which do not seem to be answered, and the difficulty of squaring the truth about God as a loving Father with the desolation so many people endure. And you might say ‘In the light of all that, isn’t this talk about prayer delusional wish-fulfilment.’  Are we deluding ourselves when we talk about prayer. Are

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Prayer: life with our loving Father
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I am delighted to publish the full text of Barry Dennis's very helpful sermon this morning on prayer, based on Luke 11:1-13 I want to try this morning to ask a question to start with that has often bothered me and to also go on to try and give some tips that I hope might help with our prayer lives because we know prayer can change things. A difficult question Our text today is on the surface cosily reassuring. Ask and it will be given. But we cannot

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
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Luke 11:5-13 5 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.” 7 And suppose the one inside answers, “Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.” 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and

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