Worship on 16th September

It was a very welcome return for us today of Mr Gordon Cooper our organist, who supported Mr Ian Wilson as le led the congregation in a very reflective and uplifting service.

Centring on heroes, the children preferred Batman and Captain America but from Ian they heard of Albrecht Dürer and his brother. They were two children from a family of eighteen offspring who determined to aspire to being creative artists. With money scarce, Albrecht’s brother resolved to work in the mines which would generate sufficient money to fund Albrecht’s tuition. This magnanimous gesture ensured Albrecht fulfilled is creative talents at the cost of his brother’s unsung sacrifice.

The scripture readings were taken from Isaiah 50 and Mark 8. They depicted the personal suffering of a humble servant and how Jesus was to be identified. During his formative years, Christ desired that his true identity as the Messiah remained a secret which allowed him to appreciate the true nature of humanity. This enhances the Old Testament which describes him as the Son of Man. The key reason for Christ’s life on Earth? He came to serve humanity and sacrifice Himself for us. His suffering contrasts with the prospect of Eternity with God. A unique and ultimately uplifting example to help us to cope with life’s challenges!

Next 4 Sundays:

23rd Dunnottar 10.30– Harvest Thanksgiving with Blytheswood Appeal Launch. At 2.30pm Service for Housebound and Elderly at St Bridget’s.

30th St Bridget’s  5th Sunday service

7th October South Harvest Thanksgiving and 6th October will be South Church Gift Day from 10-12.

14th October Communion at Dunnottar

Over the next 3 Sundays, donations will be received to support the work of the Cyrenians in Aberdeen. Tinned and dried goods, supermarket gift cards and E-vouchers will be welcome at every service, fresh fruit and vegetables will be welcome on 7th October.

Thursday coffee mornings continue at St Bridget’s from 10-11.30am and MacMillan coffee morning will be on 27th September.

South Church coffee morning will be on 3rd November 10-12

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