Photo of autumn leaves in front of lake

August prayer calendar

Photo of a statue of praying hands at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa.

Brothers and sisters, please find attached our August 2016 prayer calendar.  A member of our fellowship passed me the attached poem which I would like to share. With love, Dermot.

“Abou Ben Adhem”
by Leigh Hunt

 

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
“What writest thou?”-The vision raised its head,
and with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, “The names of those of who love the Lord.”
“And is mine one?” said Abou. “Nay, not so,”
Replied the angel.  Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still; and said, “I pray thee then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.”
The angel wrote and vanished.  The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem’s name led all the rest.

Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673. Creative Commons licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

28/03/2016 Easter Sunday service: Resurrection

Christ is Risen!

Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673. Creative Commons licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Roll away the stone by Thomas & Dianne Jones. Taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/freewine/447136673

In our Easter Sunday service, our Minister Peter considered the theme of Resurrection, and as part of this the two following verses about resurrection: Mark 16:1-8 and John 12:20.

Please click on the player below to hear the sermon, or right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

Help needed for Inflatables Day

We are having another fun packed inflatables day for ask the church and wider community on Saturday 19th March. But we need your help:

  • Volunteers – We will need volunteers for 1.5 hour slots during the day to supervise children on the activities.
  • Parents – tickets will be available from mid-February.

Please contact Christine Hodge or Cassie Abousamak if you can help.

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07/02/2016 sermon – God’s promise to David (2 Samuel 7)

In our all age service, following a re-enactment of the events surrounding God’s promise to David in 2 Samuel 7, our Minister Peter considered King David in the context of his time.

To read the passage online, please follow this link to 2 Samuel 7 on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

 

Photo of our Christmas Choir - 2013

Dates and times of our Christmas services

3 candles lit on the third Sunday in Advent

Please feel free to join any of our services!

Sunday 20th December:
10:30-11.30am – Christmas Sunday Carol Service

Christmas Eve:
4:00pm – All Age Service
11.15pm – Mincepies and Watchnight Service

Christmas Day:
10.30am – Short Family Service (All welcome)

Sunday 27th December:
10.30am Sunday Worship

All the best over Christmas and into the New Year

Photo of our Christmas Choir - 2013

Caring Christmas Trees – help someone in need this Christmas

 

Caring Christmas trees

Caring Christmas Trees slide - 16-9 format - Edinburgh December 2015

All profits from Caring Christmas Trees will go towards the Winter Care Shelter 2015-16 which provides food and overnight shelter for homeless men and women sleeping rough in Edinburgh in the winter months, and since it opened in October this year we have seen an average of 48 people using the Shelter every night.

The deadlines for ordering these beautifully fresh Nordman firs are as follows:

  1. ORDER BY NOON MONDAY 7THDECEMBER FOR PICK-UP ON FRIDAY 11TH OR SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER
  2. ORDER BY NOON ON MONDAY 14THDECEMBER FOR PICK-UP ON SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER

Your help in promoting Caring Christmas Trees in aid of the Care Shelter this winter will be much appreciated, and thank you for your support