Worship at South on 21st October

Today, our service nestled in the inspired words of Ian Wilson as preacher and talented hands of Gordon Cooper, our guest organist. The congregation enjoyed a fair old mix of ‘weel kent’ and quite new hymns today which really complemented Ian’s message.

‘Let’s pretend we’re Christians’ from Wild Goose Publications had a salutary message for us all, as our linked congregations explore the possibilities of union, demonstrating that we should be wholehearted in our relationship with God and with those around us. The readings from Isaiah53 and St Mark 10 led effectively into Ian’s sermon.

We were reminded of Ian’s last sermon at the South, when he spoke of the challenges of having a new boss. Today, he looked from the perspective of a new boss and the support which may or may not be forthcoming for them. It remains particularly significant to the church and to each of us that Jesus came to serve this world, rather than to be served. Indeed, his disciple Peter, who didn’t really ‘get with the programme’ when he was with Jesus in his ministry, became a mentor to Mark who ensured that the gospels were actually recorded for future generations. It remains valid today that we are here to serve others, not to be served. As true believers our role is to promote our shared Faith and to avoid the denigration of others to suit secular ends.

Thursday 25th will see the regular friendship coffee morning at St Bridget’s and the Craft Group in the South Conservatory from 2-4. Everyone welcome at these events.

Thursday also sees the Guild Roadshow in Fetteresso Church. Several events have been organised within the day, including soup and sandwiches to satisfy our physical hunger! All welcome.

Knitted poppies need to be handed to Hazel Hunter ASAP to allow for the decoration of the church for Remembrance.

Saturday 3rd November, South Church coffee morning will be in the church hall from 10-12. Tickets £3 and £1 for under 12s. Cake and Candy, crafts and raffle stalls. Donations for all stalls most welcome.

Early notification of the 9 Lessons and Carols which will be held on Sunday 9th December. Rehearsals begin on Saturday 3rd November at 5pm and continue weekly up to and including 8th December. All rehearsals take place at St Bridget’s hall.


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