Sunday 29th November

Our First Sunday of Advent

"Share The Light"

Our worship service is in the church building at 10am each Sunday. Here you can sing along to the songs of worship, and take in some of the other content from our service including how to make the most of our Bibles. Download an Order of Service here. This Sunday we're reading from Mark  13 v24-37. Click here to read it for yourself or here to listen to the whole chapter. 

Our Bible Study Group meets at 8pm on Tuesdays on this Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 995 6932 6307; Passcode: 141288

Here's the first session of The Bible Course that may well help to see how it fits together. We also like The Bible Project who have dozens of videos on biblical books and themes. Here's their first in the series on "What is the Bible?"
If you prefer to read at your own pace try this page on the Bible from the website of Good News for everyone (formerly known as Gideons UK.) Their classic collection of where to find help when" can still be found here.
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Click on the black arrow to be led in the Lord's Prayer by Mairi.

Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.​

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland leads us in prayer for our nation plus Olympic and world title holding boxer Katie Taylor speak of her faith. 

How to read the Bible:

With a pattern: You may well find it interesting and relevant to just dip in at random but we can see the context of what we're reading more easily if we read consecutive sections each day. Our new church Bibles tend to suggest a new section every 10-15 verses that might well give us enough to think about but what about a chapter a day?

  • There are 28 days until the start of Advent when we prepare for the return of Christ as much as for celebrating his coming to Bethlehem. There are 28 chapters in Matthew's Gospel; how about a chapter a day?

  • There are 24 days in December leading up to Christmas; how about a chapter of Luke each day?

  • Some people read a chapter of Proverbs each day of a 31 day month.

  • Have a look at The Link newsletter and each week there's a reading from the Psalms, the Gospels plus one other Old Testament and one other New Testament reading. Spread them across the week?

Look for some help: Various organisations publish printed notes and/or email content that talk and pray through a short passage each day.

We'll have copies of The Word For Today from United Christian Broadcasters or you can view it online here.

Scripture Union produces a range of notes including Daily Bread and Encounter with God. A daily email from SU called Wordlive, gives both styles of comment; sign up here