Jared’s Blog

13 August 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 refreshing for body, mind and spirit.

This morning, while I’m on Annual Leave, Rev Chris Martin will lead worship and give the second reflection of our series on The Apostles’ Creed.

Troubled Times

I’m sure that we’ve all been aware of the seemingly endless rounds of plots and attacks by those seeking to bring terror to our communities. But now there is an added factor with the increasing tension between North Korea and the United States, involving threats of the use of nuclear weapons. Our hope and prayer is that this is all empty threats to bring discomfort to others, but I’m sure that our sisters and brothers of the Korean Church who worship in Priestfield will be concerned about their homeland and fellow citizens. Let us pray for a de-escalation of the rhetoric and action, and commit to the grace and mercy of God the families and friends of the Korean Church.

Vacancy business

During this week, there was a first meeting of the Kirk Session (chaired by our Interim Moderator, Rev Mike Taylor) with the Presbytery’s Vacancy Advisory Committee. The job of this team of three is to help Priestfield think about what kind of minister would be appropriate for the next stage of its life. During that meeting, three members of Session were given the task of drawing up a first draft of the Parish Profile, the document that lays out Priestfield’s plans and hopes that will help interested ministers to discern a call to come here. Please pray for those undertaking this work, that they will be able to create an inviting profile of what is a great opportunity for ministry.

Open Church in August

Priestfield will be open to the public every weekday afternoon during August. Let’s pray that people will drop in as they pass, and that while here, they will sense something of the presence of the God we worship in this place. And do encourage local friends to pop in, remembering that Thursday is our Soup Lunch day.

Have a good week, and hope to see you next Sunday!


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Rev Dr Jared Hay
13 Lady Road
EH16 5PA
0131 468 1254


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