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Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone who is in hospital or would appreciate a card or a visit, please let a member of our Pastoral Care Team know. (Judy Taylor, Val Ramshaw, Mary Taylor, Maureen McLellan - 01224 582491)

 

Reflections/Newsletter

If you have a story, a poem, a thought, or have seen or read something that you wish to share with the congregation, please send to :- roger.ramshaw@btinternet.com

 

Messy Church

The next Messy Church is on Wednesday 4th of December.

 

Forget-me-not Club Party, Thursday 5th December
We will be hosting the Forget-me-not Party in the church on Thursday 5th December at 2pm. If you can help on the day and/or provide sausage rolls, mincemeat pies or cakes please add your name to the list in the hallway or see Sheena Littlejohn. Your support is very much appreciated.

 

Handel’s Messiah

There will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Music Hall in Aberdeen on Sunday 15th December at 7pm with the combined Choirs of Aberdeen Choral Society and Aberdeen Bach Choir and Aberdeen Sinfonietta Orchestra. Tickets from Aberdeen Performing Arts.

 

This week’s prayer is written by Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Christian Aid Scotland and former convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council

 

Sticking with us

walking alongside us

taking the time to teach us well,

leaving space to let the listening settle in –

God with us.

 

Living the questions

respecting the plurality of perspectives,

wrestling with wonder and wisdom

and what the world needs from our small corner,

leaving space to let the listening settle in –

God with us.

 

God with us,

God in us,

God through us –

called to be Christ’s body

in a fragile, yet fiercely beautiful shared world.

 

As we consider how to govern ourselves

and share leadership with each other,

inspire us with Your ways –

God with us,

God in us,

God through us.

Amen

 

Lectionary for the Week

Monday, November 25, 2019: Psalm 117; Jeremiah 30:1-17; Revelation 21:5-27

Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Psalm 117; Jeremiah 30:18-24; Revelation 22:8-21

Wednesday, November 27, 2019: Psalm 117; Jeremiah 31:1-6; Luke 1:1-4

(end of Year C of the lectionary, preparing for first Sunday of Advent on the 1st of December)

Thursday, November 28, 2019: Psalm 122; Daniel 9:15-19; James 4:1-10

Friday, November 29, 2019: Psalm 122; Genesis 6:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-7

Saturday, November 30, 2019: Psalm 122; Genesis 6:11-22; Matthew 24:1-22

 

FIRESIDE REFLECTION

A poem written by Louise Counsel:-

 

A New Tree

                                                                                                     

Different leaves,

scattered

by autumn breezes

through sunlit branches.

 

Different buds,

hidden,

till earth’s riches rise

in spring.

 

Different trunk,

grey knotted,

elegant,

The forest floor,

peat brown,

scuffed by squirrels

and children,

winter’s treasures.