28/04/13 sermon – Looking at renewal rather than restoration (Revelation 21:1-6)

On Sunday 28th April 2013, in our Communion service, the Rev Dr George Whyte (Clerk of the Edinburgh Presbytery) considered Revelation 21:1-6, and how John in Revelation asks us to orientate our living, and what we do around anticipation rather than nostalgia, looking at renewal rather than restoration.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Revelation 21:1-6 on the BibleGateway website.

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

21/04/13 sermon – Being faced by the confines of life (John 10:22-30)

Today (Sunday 21st April 2013), in Peter’s absence we welcomed Rev Dr George Whyte (Clerk of the Edinburgh Presbytery).  In Rev Whyte’s sermon, he considered “John 10:22-30 (NRSV), and how we can learn from Jesus when faced by the confines of life.” To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to John 10:22-30 (NRSV) on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the children’s address – following our Good Shepherd, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the children’s address to your computer.

A preview of our reading and hymns for the Sunday 21 April 2013 service

Sunday 21 April 2013 service

In our service this Sunday morning (10.30-11.30am), the Rev Dr George Whyte, Clerk of the Edinburgh Presbytery will be leading the service and considering John 10:22-30.  You can read this passage online by following this link to John 10:22-30 on the BibleGateway website.

Our hymns for this Sunday morning’s service will be:

  • MP No: 454. Majesty. Words and music Jack Hayford
  • MP No: 225. He’s got the whole wide world. Words and music D J Crawshaw, Music arranged Phil Burt
  • MP No: 660. The Lord’s my shepherd. Words Francis Rous, Music melody by Jessie Seymour
    Irvine
  • MP No: 249. How lovely on the mountains (our God reigns). Words and music Leonard E Smith, Music arranged David Peacock
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Conference for those who work with children, young people and/or families within the Presbytery of Edinburgh

Church of Scotland emblemMurrayfield Church Centre, May 11th 2013, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Practical and inspiring workshops led by Claire Benton-Evans, author of All-Sorts Prayer and All-Sorts Worship, comprising:

Children’s Spirituality training

  • Explains the key features of children’s spirituality
  • Shares tried-and-tested ideas for encouraging children’s spirituality
  • Explores how to make an inviting all-age Prayer Space in your church

All-Age Worship workshop

  • Shows you fresh ways of bringing the Bible to life with dramatic   storytelling
  • Shares lots of bright ideas for praying creatively with children and adults
  • Equips you for exciting, innovative all-age worship in your church

To register a place, contact Yvonne McCorkindale, e-mail yvonne.edinpresbytery@hotmail.co.uk