Sunday Service: 28th November 2021
First Sunday in Advent
A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 28th November in the church building.
The service was simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. There were some internet problems this morning, so the service is available for catch-up in two parts, here and here. Or follow the links below.
It’s the first Sunday in Advent, a time when we reflect on the coming of Light into Darkness – both at the birth of Jesus, and at his future re-intervention in human history. Duncan was reflecting on Jesus some of comments in Luke 21:25-36 about the state of the world prior to his promised return: ‘On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world.’ How descriptive this is, Duncan said, of the world we live in, with anxieties over COVID, international tension and climate change.
We are promised, Duncan said, that this world, despite its darkness is not out-with God’s control. The Christian story has a beginning, and it will have an ending when Christ returns – whatever that return looks like – and brings with him justice and peace. And so we can have confidence and hope as we trust in Jesus Christ. We can say, in the familiar words of Psalm 23 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The readings for Sunday were:
At the service, Eilidh Macpherson lit the first candle in our Advent Wreath. See picture below!