Sunday morning worship returns to KH!

Dear Friends

It seems a very long time since we have been able to worship in church on a regular basis but we are pleased to announce that Sunday Services in KH will resume this Sunday, 9th May, at 11am. This will be a communion service led by Rev Dr Roger Sturrock.

We have a full preaching programme arranged  for the summer months and beyond and we do hope you can manage to join us. 

Please note that due to ongoing Covid restrictions we are limited in numbers and that all preventative measures will continue to be in place until reduced restrictions are hopefully announced on the 17 May. For these reasons we suggest you come to church in good time as registration details are required to be logged

We hope to see you then.

With warmest good wishes,

Eileen Bishop, Session Clerk

Scottish Parliament election hustings: Friday 30th April via Zoom

On behalf of WEACTs, a forum of churches in Glasgow’s West End, we would like to invite you to a political hustings this Friday evening 30th April at 7pm.

In previous years we have hosted this in one of the churches in the West End – sadly this year it will be by Zoom and the link is below. Simply click on this a few minutes before the start at 7pm.

The evening will be chaired by Sir John Curtice who probably needs no introduction! Sir John is Professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde and he has kindly chaired previous hustings which we have initiated.

Candidates from the five main political parties will be present and they are:

  • Grahame Cannell – Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Patrick Harvie – Scottish Greens
  • Kaukab Stewart – Scottish National Party
  • Pam Duncan-Glancy – Scottish Labour
  • David McKenzie – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Each candidate will be given 3 minutes to make an opening statement and one minute at the end to sum up.

We welcome questions which should be e-mailed to brett@bnassociates.co.uk before Thursday 29 April at 5pm. There will also be a means of asking questions using the zoom chat facility on the night.

You are warmly welcome and you do not need to live in the West End! There is no registration process – simply turn up via the link below.

Time: Apr 30, 2021 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86221450347?pwd=UG5meXdEeWkxUVdrUTk0ODVubVZ1QT09

Meeting ID: 862 2145 0347
Passcode: 729707

Open Church, Saturday 17th April

Out of respect for the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, we have taken the decision not to open the church on the afternoon of Saturday 17 April 2021.

The church will be open as usual from 12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 20th April for private prayer and contemplation.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Lunchtime service Tuesday 13th April 2021

As part of Open Church tomorrow, Rev Dr Roger Sturrock will deliver a half hour service of prayers, music, readings and reflection from 12.45 – 1.15pm.

The Church will additionally be open as usual for 15 minutes beforehand for private prayer and reflection, and for 15 minutes afterwards.

While sadly we are still unable to join our voices in praise within the building, Alan will play two hymns on the organ. If you have your own Church Hymnary 4 and wish to bring it with you to follow along, they will be:

  • Hymn 154 O Lord my God!
  • Hymn 237 Look forward in faith

Rev Dr Sturrock will also hold a service on Tuesday 27th April at the same time.

Online worship 11th April 2021

Our Interim Moderator Karen Hendry’s opening reflection for this week is recorded and available to view below.

Karen says “The sun is shining today and there’s no hailstones falling from the sky, unlike yesterday. Our weather just now seems so odd, doesn’t it? It makes me look out and wonder at the sight.

We join the disciples wondering also this morning as they look on the resurrected Jesus. Did they wonder at the sight of him? Did it seem so odd as it does to us, like having hailstones and sun on a spring day?

We, along with those first disciples come to realise that Easter isn’t a one-off event that happened one day and is gone the next but is a way of being present to the signs of wonder in the world around us and taking notice and smiling at the sight to behold.

May your day be full of Easter surprise.I hope that the sun has brightened your world in more ways than one.”

As always, if you would like to join in the service, which includes breaking out into rooms for coffee/tea and chat afterwards, please contact Karen who sends out the link on a weekly basis. All are welcome.

Open Church returns

We opened our doors again today for the first Open Church of 2021.

We’re delighted to be able to resume these hours of private prayer and contemplation, and to provide the community with a place to enjoy peaceful time out.

The Church is open:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 13th April 2021)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 10th April 2021)

As was the case before Christmas, we ask that you enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

There are limits on numbers able to be in the building at one time, 2 metre social distancing at all times, hand sanitiser, designated seating in the pews and a one way system for moving about the building – don’t worry, our friendly stewards will keep you right!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Hallelujah! He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter to All

It was wonderful to be back in Church this morning to celebrate Easter Sunday. For some of us to be able to be together after so long apart, and particularly to welcome back Rev Marian Cowie after so long.

We can’t “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” quite yet, and not everyone was able to join us (although many more were there in spirit, and in our prayers) but this was a happy step forward in our hopeful journey back to resuming face to face worship.

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Easter Sunday

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!

We continue our journey with the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair, following the words of John’s Gospel throughout Holy Week 2021. The Moderator invites friends to read scripture and pray as he offers a thought for the journey and space for reflection and contemplation with music to help you prayerfully pause and ponder your own journey.

Music includes “Bless the Lord” from the album ’Laudate omnes gentes’ and “Jesus the Lord Is Risen (Surrexit Dominus Vere)” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.