Online worship 7th March 2021

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

Karen says “Even across the constraints of Zoom gathering together still holds a special quality for us as members each of the Body of Christ.

We know that to be true each time we sense the nearness, even in these virtual occasions, of one another united through the common purpose of honouring God’s love and naming the signs of God’s presence around us.

I hope that you draw comfort from one another and the life you share in together.

Easter is coming, be sure of that.

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.

Online worship 28th February 2021

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

Karen says “The Lenten path is not an easy one and has many twists and turns of doubt and fear that beckon us to take a wrong turn off the road. 

In Jesus’ call to compassionate and empathic living we learn to carry not just our own but one another’s burdens too, taking it in turn to offer a helping hand when we are strong and trusting ourselves into such a living into the Body of Christ.

May you have a good week that is blessed by such an awareness of the companionship of love.”

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.

Online worship 21st February 2021

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

Karen says “I hope that you are continuing to bear up under these difficult circumstances.  On this first Sunday of Lent the readings for today, of the rainbow promise and Jesus’ journey in the wilderness, seem for me at least to have echoes with our present times.

As Jesus found sustenance in God’s Word in a wilderness place, I hope that you have found something that sustains you through these months that have turned into almost a year now since the beginning of lockdown way back in March 2020

May whatever it is that so encourages you be as a blessing that points you towards the enduring love and presence of God through all circumstance.”

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.

Sunday Evening Services for Lent 2021

Our joint evening services at 7pm take place at the moment via Zoom. Everyone is welcome – contact Helen to join the mailing list for the links.

During Lent, our evening worship will rely on the Lent course Still Standing by Rachel Mann. The study is based on the film Rocketman which depicts the life of Elton John. A controversial choice some may think. Rachel starts from Matthew 18:3 (“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.) and introduces her book as follows:

“Rocketman, the biopic about rock superstar Elton John, might strike some as, at best, a surprising and, at worst, an outrageous choice as the basis for a Lent course. There are no two ways about it, Sir Elton Hercules John has lived a life full of excess and naughtiness that few, even in the world of rock and roll music, can match. It is worth saying, at the outset, that the film on which this course is based is 15 rated, and contains language of the strongest, earthiest sort, and depicts scenes which some will find challenging. So why select this film for a Lent course, if it is likely to upset many people? We, perhaps, because underneath the drug-taking, the bad language, and the random sexual encounters, Rocketman arguably presents the story of a person seeking not only redemption, but what it means to become a little child.” (p. 7)

We hope that you will take up the challenge of this Lent course. There is no need to buy the book (unless you want to) and we will show relevant film excerpts during the evening worship so it does not matter if you know the movie or not.

Online worship 14th February 2021

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

Karen says “Today is Transfiguration Sunday, a day when we look deeper into the reality of our lives.  And among us there are signs a plenty of the love and grace that unites us with one another. May this be for you a blessing that lift your spirits during the days that can be difficult when we can sometimes be impatient for this time of lockdown to end.

Know that you are loved and precious in God’s sight and may that be something that is continually revealed among us as we hold with another in prayer and Christian love.

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.

Online worship 7th February 2021

During these times where we are unable to meet in person, our Interim Moderator, Rev Karen Hendry, hosts a short service of worship for the Yoker and Kelvinside-Hillhead congregations via Zoom on Sunday mornings.

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.

Karen’s opening reflection for this week is recorded and available to view here: