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.

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Holy Saturday

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 “Wait for the Lord” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission

Reflections for Holy Week: Holy Saturday 3rd April 2021

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway continues her Holy Week reflections.

The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” Ezekiel 37,1-3

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway has prepared a series of reflections for Holy Week. We thank our friends at Wellington for sharing them with us.

Celebrating Easter Sunday

We are delighted that after a break of over three months, we are able to open our doors again on Easter Sunday, 4th April, at 11.30am for a service of music and readings led by Rev Marian Cowie.

We hope to record the service for those unable to attend.

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 will be 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’ll also be resuming our open times on Tuesdays and Saturdays for private prayer and contemplation:

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

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Good Friday

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, remember me” from the album ‘Jubilate’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

Reflections for Holy Week: Good Friday 2nd April 2021

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway continues her Holy Week reflections.

One of the slaves of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” Again Peter denied it, and at that moment the cock crowed. John 18,26-27

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway has prepared a series of reflections for Holy Week. We thank our friends at Wellington for sharing them with us.