Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Maundy Thursday

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 “Stay With Me (Bleibet Hier)” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

Reflections for Holy Week: Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021

REMINDER: Our Interim Moderator Rev Karen Hendry will be hosting a short time of reflection via Zoom, tonight at 7pm (contact Karen for the link to join).   If you wish to take part, please come with something from your kitchen cupboard to be the communion elements, you are allowed to be creative – a cuppa and a choccy biscuit will also suffice.

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway continues her Holy Week reflections.

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  John 13,14

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

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

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 “Agnus Dei – Dona nobis pacem (Grant Us Peace, Lord)” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

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

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

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

Join the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair as he embarks on a journey with 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 “We Adore You, Lord Jesus Christ (Adoramus te o Christe)” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

Online worship for Palm Sunday, 28th March 2021

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday (Lebanon, 19thC

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 doing well.  We certainly have had another week of mixed emotions and corresponding news. Some of our community are not feeling their best at present so we remember them. The journey towards Easter is full of all the ups and downs of emotion as is true of our living also. 

Easter is coming, thank God, right where we need it today. Right into the heart of that it is we are experiencing.”

As well as the usual chat and quiz times (2pm Wed), Karen plans to hold short times of reflection on Maundy Thursday at 7pm and Good Friday at 3pm (contact Karen for the link to join).   

If you wish to take part, please come on Thursday with something from your kitchen cupboard to be the communion elements, you are allowed to be creative – a cuppa and a choccy biscuit will also suffice.

Online worship 21st March 2021

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

Karen says “I hope that the sun has brightened your world in more ways than one. 

Spring is here and creation is once again responding. There is constancy to be found there.

The human race may be struggling with the scale of challenges we have known before, yet the birds of the field and garden (and the squirrels too – I have an abundance of them lining up on the fence every morning waiting to be fed) are showing us that life continues in all its abundance and calls out to us to open our eyes and take it all in.

I hope the sight of the recent sun and the beauty of the natural world renewing itself again around us brings healing to you.”

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.