Jared’s Blog

26 February 2017

Good morning everyone, and a warm welcome to Priestfield Church. It’s good to have you with us today joining in our worship and prayers.

Re-ordering of Sanctuary – a day of disruption

‘Forgive our appearance while we improve for tomorrow.’ So said the poster in an airport I was passing through. Disruption and inconvenience are often part of the price we must pay for improvements/developments to take place. We have experienced that for ourselves several times here in Priestfield. But who would now say that the disruption we had when the Lounge was being developed was not worth it?

Today (we hope!) will be the day of greatest disruption for us as the re-ordering of the sanctuary takes place. Over the next few days the carpet will be laid, and then we await the delivery of the chairs. By next Sunday, things will look very different, even if they may not be finished. The organ and piano should be in their new position, and the space will feel quite strange. But before long, as we use it and experiment with layouts, it will feel like home again, and worth the disruption.

We owe a great deal to a few people who have put in a huge amount of work to make these changes go as smoothly as they have. Thank you – you know who you are!

Amos – Preaching as Sole Nominee today

Today, Amos is conducting worship in Newport-on-Tay as Sole Nominee for their ministerial vacancy. Let’s remember the family in our prayers at this exciting time. Assuming things go well, and he is elected, his induction will be in May. More details will be made available nearer the time. He is also finishing the writing of his PhD thesis, which is scheduled to be submitted very soon, before he goes to Cameroon to bring Larry to Scotland. Life is hectic!

Taizé – tonight 8pm

Hard to believe that this is already the last Sunday in February! But it is, and that means we have our monthly Taizé-style service at 8pm in the lounge, followed by hot choc and chat.

Ash Wednesday Service – 1 March 7.30pm

Lent begins slightly later than usual this year, on Wednesday 1st March. There will be a short service at 7.30pm that evening to help us begin our Lenten journey, reflecting on Jesus’ journey towards the suffering of the cross and the victory of the resurrection. The venue will be somewhere on the church campus (maybe the garden J).

Have a good week!


This week’s day off: Thursday.

For thinking about last week’s message:

What does God need to prune from our lives so that we can bear more fruit?

How are we staying connected to Jesus so that we can bear more fruit?

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