Worship on 12th August

  • Last Sunday, worship at Dunnottar Church was led by Ian Wilson. In his first reflection, Ian used a story by Tom Gordon from “Gathered and Scattered-meditations from the Iona Community” to illustrate the first reading from Ephesians in which Paul asks us to be kind to each other and not to let the sun go down on our anger.

The story Ian read was of a troubled young man nicknamed ‘sauce bottle” because he always added ketchup to his food. He reacted badly if anyone used his nickname so he was known as SB. The writer told how, while SB was taking part in a weeklong residential course run by the Iona Community , his attitude to vulnerable and disabled people changed from dismissive and threatening and their views of him changed as they got to know each other and positive friendships developed.

In his second reflection based on the reading from John ‘s gospel,, Ian spoke of bread and water as the basic requirements for life and talked of his experiences as a nurse in supporting patients and their relatives towards healthy lifestyles. In the reading, the Jewish neighbours who had known Jesus and his parents all their lives could not accept it when he said that he had come down from heaven. Jesus was an ordinary man who ate bread and drank water but he said extraordinary things-that he was the Bread of Life who had come from Heaven and that those who believe in Him have eternal life. His neighbours could not understand because they only saw the ordinary man. We can only understand through faith and with God’s help.

 

  • The Friendship Coffee meets every Thursday morning at St Bridget's from 10-11.30am.All are welcome to go along for a coffee and homebake and a friendly chat!

 

  • This Saturday (18th August) Dunnottar Church is holding its annual summer sale and coffee morning in St Bridget’s Hall from 10am-12noon. There will be a Baking Stall with tasty home baking to buy, a Match the Numbers stall, a Books, CD’s DVD’S Stall and a £1 stall (no need to ask the price-everything costs £1 !!) There will also be a Silent Auction and of course there is coffee/tea with homebakes at the very reasonable cost of £3 for adults and £1 for children. All proceeds go to Church funds. So do make a point of coming along to St Bridget’s on Saturday morning.

 


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