Sunday Blog

1 October 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. Today, we celebrate Communion, remembering all that Jesus has done for us by his death and resurrection. All who love the Lord are welcome to share in it, including children. We use gluten free bread and non-alcoholic wine, and we wait until all have been served so that we can eat and drink together. During the serving of the elements we sing a chant from the Taizé Community, the words of which will appear on the screen.

Harvest Celebration

Today, we depart from our usual celebration of Harvest. In the past, we have gathered and distributed gifts of food, flowers and money. This year, however, we have been asked by the Kirk Session to bring gifts of money and put them in an envelope (marked ‘Harvest’) to be placed in the offering bag. It is our hope that this will be of greater help to the agencies that give help to those who are homeless and in great need. Thank you for supporting this project.

Nominating Committee

After the service today, the Interim Moderator will conduct a Congregational Meeting to elect a Nominating Committee, which will be charged with presenting a Sole Nominee to the congregation as my recommended successor – of course, the congregation will then have the final say. But a lot of trust is placed in Nominating Committees, and I know that you will choose wisely and prayerfully, that those who are given this task will be able to go about their work with diligence and discretion, until their task is completed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you choose your Committee.

Trip to London

Jane and I will be taking a trip to London just after today’s service, chiefly to visit my sister in Northampton, but also to have an early birthday celebration with Catriona. We heard this week that my sister’s condition has deteriorated, and that she does not have long to live. Thank you for all your prayers for her and her family at this time of distress and sorrow. I know that they have benefitted from them and appreciated them, and I’m sure that you will continue to do so.

Thanks for Birthday, New Home and Retirement wishes

The last ten days of September 2017 will not be forgotten by us – moving to our own home, my 65th birthday and my retirement, all in a very short space of time. We are just coping, and our thanks to everyone who has passed on their good wishes in whatever shape or form. Our house in Netherbank is already feeling like a home to enjoy and relax in, and my little study feels like a haven of peace. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to visit in the not-too-distant future.

Have a good week!


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