Worship at South on 18th August which was omitted in error last week

Our leader in worship this week was Ian Wilson who coped admirably with the technical gremlins which accompanied the start of our service. Mr David Sell as organist and choirmaster again uplifted us with an introit with the choir ‘Take my life, Lord, let it be consecrated to You’.

 Today’s readings came from Luke 12 and Hebrews 11 and 12 and in his first reflection Ian invited us to listen to the words of a golden classic hit by the New Seekers from way back when vinyl was the best way of listening to music; ‘Put your hand in the hand of the one who stilled the water’. Thus giving us an illustration of the meaning of faith.

Based on Hebrews 12, Ian’s second reflection looked further into the meaning of faith. When we walk with the Lord as the well-known hymn says, we must ‘trust and obey’ A far from easy task for human beings because it means we must trust in what we cannot physically see and then we must  confront whatever the future holds.

Our hope is built on faith, and faith is built on trust, not on doctrine.

So, consider, who do you think you are?

We are part of the Crowd of Witnesses just as the prophets and kings in biblical times were.  Not only are we energised and sustained by our community of faith. As Christ sustained our forebears, he continues to sustain us. An appropriate analogy would that of a fellow runner - He runs with us on our journey and is our constant companion.

The air of excitement at this week’s service was palpable as we waited to hear the results of our very first Carronside Coffee Morning and Sale. The total currently stands at a staggering £1300. Well done everyone! Looking forward to the next one!

This week’s dates for the diary:

Thursday 22nd Friendship Coffee at St Bridget’s from 10-11.30am

Sunday 25th Service will be at Dunnottar at the usual time of 10.30.


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