David Whillis’s ordination – 24th January
David Whilis

On Friday 24th January at 7pm, David Whillis will be ordained by the Presbytery at Hilton Church Everyone is warmly invited to come along! As Duncan said on Sunday, we as a church have journeyed with David over the last few years as he has tackled the adventurous challenge of entering this form of ministry. We wish him God's blessing in the months and years ahead.

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Generous giving towards the Defibrillator Project
Defibrillator

Great news from Duncan on Sunday. The special offerings at the Christmas services raised £725 towards the cost of the Defibrillator it's planned to install in the centre of Hilton. Many thanks to everyone for your generosity! Watch this space for further news of this, and of forthcoming CPR training sessions at the church

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Children of God, living in the ‘now’: reflection by John on yesterday’s sermon
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In his sermon yesterday, Duncan was talking about the immensity of Jesus: the Christ, the creator of all things, was present in Jesus, and Duncan challenged us to face the consequences of this:  to say ‘Yes!’ to Jesus, moment by moment; to communicate Jesus effectively in a changing culture; and to seek to express grace and truth in our daily lives. Perhaps some of us listen to this kind of sermon, and say ‘Yes!’  That’s what I want to

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Saying ‘Yes!’ to Jesus in a new decade: Duncan’s sermon on John 1:1-18
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‘It’s an amazing gospel passage,’ Duncan exclaimed at the start of his sermon on Sunday, a sermon for the start of a new year, and a new decade.  He was preaching on John 1:1-18. The passing of another year, and another decade reminds us that life is dynamic and changing in both positive and negative ways. Duncan asked us to reflect on the changes we have experienced personally – perhaps changes in in family and in friendships, in work and

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Epiphany! Evening gathering at the Light House this Sunday
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Don’t miss the Evening Gathering at the Light House at 6.30pm on Sunday! Duncan says ‘We’ll be celebrating EPIPHANY! Time to reflect on the visit of Wise men, share communion together and hopefully have some cake too!’ Don’t miss it!

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Reality check: Jesus the refugee
Flight into Egypt

A reflection from John on Phil's sermon this morning: Today’s Bible reading is a reality check, Phil told us. Matthew 2:13-23 describes how, so afraid of losing his position and status following what he’d heard from the Wise Men about the birth of a king, King Herod ordered the killing of all boys in Bethehem and its vicinity who were under two years of age, and this slaughter was carried out. Joseph, however, had been warned in a dream, and

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Bible passage for tomorrow’s service, when Phil will be preaching
Flight into Egypt

Matthew 2:13-23 The escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’ 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said

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Prayer points for Christmas Week
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Weekly Prayer Points Work Give thanks for all those who are working over Christmas to ensure that we remain safe, that we are looked after if we become ill Pray that as they work God will give them the courage they need to face the dangers that come their way and keep them safe whilst they work Pray also for those who long to have a job to go to, for the security, support and purpose it provides Poverty As we remember that Jesus was born into poverty,

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This morning’s all-age service
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A lovely nativity service this morning. It was ably co-ordinated by Phil, and the children and young people led us in prayer and in meditation on the opening lines of a number of carols; shared a dance routine to the Rend Collective song My Lighthouse interpreting in movement the song's meaning and message; and performed a nativity play with a difference. And we sang lots of familiar carols. Thanks to everyone involved, a happy Christmas to everyone

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Becoming poorer that others might be richer: personal thoughts from John
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Just thinking about this verse this afternoon.  ‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.’ (2 Corinthians 8:9)  The point is that the Christ gave up his glory to come to us in the person of Jesus to immeasurably enrich our lives in his teaching and his death and resurrection. But as followers of Jesus, seeking to model the Jesus

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