Jared’s Blog

16 July 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. If you are visiting the city, we hope that your time in Edinburgh will be enjoyable and relaxing. Welcome back, to those who have been away. I hope that your time was enjoyable and refreshing.

Annual Leave: 19 July – 2 August

I will be on Annual Leave from 19 July until 2 August, and Rev Drausio Goncalves, of Bristo Craigmillar Church (0131-657-3266) will be giving emergency pastoral cover during that period. However, I will be conducting the service next Sunday, taking 13 August in lieu.

Summer Bible Challenge – can you read the whole NT by 30 September?

Last week we were looking at the place of the Bible in the life of those who are disciples of Jesus. One of my Facebook colleagues has organised a ‘Bible Challenge’ to the congregation, and I thought this may be a good thing for us too. Can you discipline yourself to read the whole of the New Testament over the next three months or so between now and the middle of September? If you need a contemporary version of the Bible, I have some free copies of the one we use in church and would be glad to let you have one. Just ask. If you need help in working out how much to read per day, there’s a reading plan available today, copies of which are in the Lounge.

The purpose of this is for us to hear again the Story to which we belong, to listen to God’s instruction and advice, and to help us respond more fully to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Take up the challenge!

Belleville Lodge – 6 August 3.30 – 5.30pm

We have strong links with Belleville Lodge. Some of our members sing there regularly; some of our members have been cared for there; some of the residents come to join us at Priestfield on Sunday mornings. We are warmly invited to join with the staff and residents at the home’s Garden Party on Sunday 6 August. You can visit anytime between 3.30pm and 5.30pm – drop in for short while, or stay for longer, whatever suits.

Have a good week!


For thinking about last week’s message:

The Bible is a library of books, telling our Story, giving instruction and advice. In what ways do you explore its pages? Can you set yourself a reading challenge? Make some notes of things you don’t understand, and see if you can find an answer.

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