Pastoral Visit - If you want a regular church visitor or know someone who would benefit from a visit, please fill out a card at the back of the Church, or speak to Rena Jardine or Margaret Neilson.
Service Usb - If you want a copy of the service on usb stick or know someone else who does then please let Margaret Hunter know the details. For online audio sunday services please visit the About / Worship page
We are sharing our Sunday morning worship at 11am LIVE, on Zoom ( see below for details)
Ways to pray and worship during this pandemic’
This link leads to Pray for Scotland’s latest newsletter
lOur Moderator is putting a video on Facebook every day at 10am. Just look for “Moderator of the general Assembly of the Church of Scotland” and then ‘videos’
And most exciting of all, we will be sharing our Sunday morning worship LIVE, on Zoom.
Enormous gratitude to my good friends of Meditation chapel, they are giving us a one hour slot, 11-12 each Sunday, to hold our worship service. This means that it can be interactive, but I ask that everyone keep their microphones muted (or switched off) unless they wish to speak, and of course switch mics on for singing hymns!! My plan is for a fairly short service, followed by time for chat
This is the link
The address is http://meditationchapel.org/peace-chapel/
When you click on the link, you will be offered the chance to download Zoom, and clear instructions on how to do this. So probably worth starting maybe 10 mins or so before the meeting is due to begin. I find that each step takes a few minutes, so don’t panic, say the Lord’s Prayer between each stage and we all should be fine.
For those who do not have internet and wish to use a phone
Please call 020 3695 0088
When asked, key in the Zoom account: 533405080
Rev Elspeth MacLean
It is with a heavy heart that we have had to take the decision to stop holding our worship services on Sunday mornings. We must prioritise the health and safety of all our members and the wider community during this pandemic however long it may last.
All church meetings are also cancelled until further notice.
We know that God is a God of love, and in ways we can not yet see or imagine I am confident that He will bring good out of this. Already more people are spending more time at home, and less time travelling. We are seeing an outflowing of generosity as many people in our community are offering assistance to their neighbours, friends and strangers alike.
Let us all try and use our time positively, keeping in touch with family and friends, writing letters and cards, enjoying our gardens, books, radio and TV, and of course setting aside time for God. Time to pray, time to sit still and silent, and bathe in God’s love. I read recently that just as flowers open when the sun shines on them, so our hearts open when Jesus, the Light of the world, shines on them.
God is love.
We are all God’s beloved children.
We can only love one another because God first loved us.
And His love is a perfect love which drives out fear.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
With love and prayers from your minister
Rev Elspeth MacLean
This event raised the grand sum of £266.10p, A big thanks to all involved
David Nimmo has faithfully served as Church Officer for 22 years is retiring on Sunday 29th December
As a token of appreciation he was presented with some gifts by Christine Fraser, and a special buffet tea took place in the small hall.
Award for Church Organist, Audrey
6th Oct 2019, After 51 years as Church organist Audrey Murphy was presented with a certificate, flowers and a lovely poem was read by Jean Thomson.
Church of Scotland Magazine
Life & Work is available from Janet Robertson, priced £2.80 Monthly
We are delighted that BCM Steeplejacks have now repairing our church steeple
We are very Grateful to Levenseat Trust who are funding this work
Stained Glass Panel Dedication Service
This took place on Sun 17th March
The panel is dedicated to the life and work of Robert Carruthers, Faithful Churchgoer and a quiet Christian Man
His life is reflected in the panel, from Electrician, Miner to Photographer and Gardener
Rev. Elspeth MacLean is the minister at Forth St. Paul’s Church
Forth St Paul`s Parish Church, 66 Main Street, Forth, Lanark, ML11 8AA
Forth St Paul`s Parish Church ( Church of Scotland ) Charity No. SCO03080 Congregation No. 130713
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