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MAUNDAY THURSDAY THOUGHT

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.”[Matthew ch 26 v 26-27]

This Thursday we would have sung Hymn 376 which is based on these words and then we would have shared Communion, the bread and wine passed from one another in fellowship. A continuous devotion marking the Last Supper of Jesus and His disciples. A meal of fellowship where they shared time with each other. It had been a tense time now that they had entered Jerusalem, Jesus cleansing the Temple, the authorities upset. They had evaded trouble up to now and life was getting a bit more difficult, ever watchful. 

In the Upper Room though, there was a meal, a traditional meal, a time-honoured meal which had its roots in the past when the Jewish people had been saved by God. The Disciples gathered round in good company, enjoying the time, with no real idea of the significance of this time together. They were living through it, not knowing what next just surprised and upset at the sombre words of Jesus. Then they went our and it was like falling of a cliff for everyone. Within hours they witnessed the arrest, the trial, the crowd, the Crucifixion. Everything happened so quickly, too quickly to take it all in. Yet when the time came to remember, they had every detail so clearly in their mind, that last time of fellowship and that meal when the God broke through and saved the world.

In the last few weeks, it has felt as if we have all fallen off a cliff, the Restrictions, the Church closed, the Lock Down all too much to take in fully. What we will remember is the fellowship we have found in phone calls and neighbourliness, in the compassion shown to those in need. What we have also found is the comfort of prayers and the Worship Services on the television and on-line. In watching these at the same time we are sharing a fellowship of believers and sharing a fellowship with those who may have never entered a church but have found faith and support in the Love of God.

LET US PRAY

LOVING LORD,

At this time when we remember the Upper Room and the fellowship of Jesus and His friends, we thank You for the example of that humble meal. We thank You for the example that the Lord has given of service to others, of sharing. We pray for those have volunteered to help in the community. For those who work to maintain our fabric of life and supply us with food and essentials. We pray for all those who work in the Health Service who work with courage and commitment. We pray this day for the Prime Minister and his family that they might find strength. We pray for all those who mourn may You draw near that they might find comfort. We ask in name of Jesus our Saviour,

AMEN

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I to the hills will lift mine eyes, from whence doth come thine aid? My safety cometh from the Lord who heaven and earth hath made.”

Hi Everyone,

I am at the moment in Kirriemiur and thinking about you all wherever you are. I hope and pray that you are all well and keeping safe. Though we are divided by distance and the fact that we can not gather together, we are joined in our faith and in our care for the church. I hope that you are managing to watch the TV on Sunday, I thought that last week’s worship programmes very supportive and thoughtful.

It reminds us that no matter where we are, even if on our own that God is with us in all situations and circumstances. Therefore when we continue to pray or read a word from the Bible or listen to a service we can be assured that we shall experience the love and support which God can give. He is not confined to the sanctuary here in Condorrat, lovely as it is, where we always have such a sense of His Presence.

It also reminds us to place our trust and confidence fully in Him and to pray regularly for our loved ones whom we cannot meet just now and for the community. This time will pass and with God’s good grace we will meet with such a sense of joy. Even more interesting at this time is what God is doing in the world. There has been a story recently by an Italian Doctor [an aetheist] who found himself turning to God. Through this discovery he has found courage and strength in his work and in his life.

One more thing to say, I went out on Thursday night at 8pm to clap for the NHS as well as some of my neighbours and it was all very lovely. However, along came a man walking his three collie dogs and they thought I was clapping to call them to me. So they all surrounded me and were just about into the house. Hey Ho nothing seems to be simple, it was a bit of fun though.

NOW LET US PRAY TOGETHER,

ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD,

We gather now in spirit, aware of distance, yet aware of closeness,

the closeness of Your Loving Care.

You are as steadfast as the hills,

You are as loving and caring as always and in this time of fear and anxiety,

 give us Your strength and Your comfort.

We pray for our family and friends,

For those in our neighbourhood especially those on their own.

For the people affected by the Virus, and their families and friends.

For the workers who care for the sick, support the isolated at home,

For all those who work in our community.

We ask these in Jesus name,

AMEN

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for your information

All organisations are still on summer break but will be starting back in September.

Sunday School starts on September 8th for all children aged 3-11

The Guild restarts on September 11th and meets every alternate Wednesday.
Further information will follow nearer the time

Boys Brigade registration dates are as follows:

Anchor Section (p1-p3) Monday September 2nd at 6.30pm
Junior Section (p4-p6 and Company Section (p7-S6)
Thursday September 5th at 7.15pm

Girls brigade enrolment night is on Tuesday September 3rd
6.30pm – 8pm

The Ladies Lunch and Fashion show (by Colours) is on Saturday
October 19th at 12pm – 12.30pm in the Westerwood Hotel.
Tickets are priced at £25 and must be ordered and paid for
in advance.
All are welcome to come along and tables hold 10 so bring friends and family too.

Please contact Margaret McCallum to order tickets for more information

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Ladies lunch and fashion show

Saturday 19th October, 2019

Tickets are now available for the above and are priced at £25 each and can be bought by contacting Margaret McCallum
on 07799 281 876.
Anyone can come along and see fashion by Colours and a clothes sale at the end with 50% or more off compared to high street prices.

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Social Events 2019

Events scheduled for 2019:

 

Fish Supper Night

Wednesday February 20th at 6.45pm

Craft Fair and Coffee Morning

Saturday March 30th 11am-1pm

Summer Fayre

Saturday May 18th 12md- 2pm

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Saturday September 7th 19am- 12md

Craft Fair and Coffee Morning

Saturday October 12th 11am- 1pm

Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show at
Westerwood Hotel

Saturday October 19th 12md – 5pm

 ChristmasFayre

Saturday November 23rd 12md-2pm

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Christmas Events

Events scheduled for the Christmas period:

 

Sunday 16th December – 7pm

Carols by Candlelight

 

 

Monday 24th December

Carol Singing at 11pm followed by the
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

 

Tuesday 25th December

Family Service 10.30am

 

 

 

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