Communion service on 27th October

On Sunday as the gathered congregation of Stonehaven Carronside met for worship they were warmly welcomed by our Interim Moderator Mr. David Galbraith. A special welcome was given to Reverend Dr. Alan Murray who had been invited to preach and  celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Mr. Galbraith reminded us how the day was special on several accounts - not least in being the day when churches in the land celebrate "Bible Sunday". Worship commenced with Eleanor Farjeon's beautiful hymn "Morning has broken like the first morning".

 

In his message to the congregation Mr Galbraith spoke of the work of the Bible Society throughout the world and mentioned his awareness of an interesting piece of research which showed how enthusiastic young people in fact were about reading the Bible. As the congregation's thoughts and feelings moved from awe and wonder on the Written Word our hearts overflowed with joy in the knowledge of the presence of the Living Word amongst us as we sang "What a friend we have in Jesus"

 

The scripture reading was taken from St Mark's gospel which spoke of Peter's confession of Jesus as the Christ. In his address to the congregation Dr Murray elaborated and expanded on the message from the gospel. We were encouraged to think of the story from three perspectives. From the perspective of the reader to whom the essential point of the story is already known - the gospel having commenced with the words "The good news of Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God", from the perspective of the disciples who had spent much time in the company of the Lord, seeing His wonderous works and coming to that conclusion as Peter did "You are the Messiah", and from the perspective of our Lord who knew that His mission as Messiah was to fulfil the sacred scripture of suffering for the sins of the world, of dying and rising on the 3rd day. The message of Jesus caused great difficulty for Peter who fully aware of Jesus' Lordship tried to steer Him away from the path of God's appointing.

 

Following the preaching of the Word Dr Murray then celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Communion inviting all to participate in the holy feast and mystery. Worship was concluded in the singing of the communion hymn "Now let us from the table rise".

 

Vacancy

The congregation has appointed a Nominating Committee of 13 members with the purpose of Calling a Minister of Word and Sacrament to the Parish of Carronside.

 

Next Sunday 3rd November Morning Worship South Church Dr Ibidun Daramola

Next Saturday 2nd November, our Christmas Fayre will be held in South Church Hall from 10-12 noon. Come and have coffee and a fine piece and stock up on some Christmas Craft. Why not have a go at some of the challenges too!

 

Thursday 31st October 1000-1130 Friendship Coffee St Bridget's Hall

                                      1400-1600 Craft Group South Church Conservatory

                                      1930-2130 Badminton St Bridget's Hall

 

Friday 1st November 1230 Monthly Lunch Club St Bridget's


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