Presbytery next meets on 7th September…. Venue and time to be confirmed (following Business Committee 26th August) but likely to be 7pm on Zoom.
Presbytery next meets on Tuesday 8th June. The time and venue is to be confirmed but is likely to be 7pm on Zoom.
Rev Anthony Jones will be installed as Moderator of the Presbytery. Congregational Members and friends wishing to attend the gathering should contact their Presbytery elder or minister for the login details.
Fuller details will be here nearer the time
General Assembly begins on Saturday 22nd May, and will be mainly online with a small core team of the top table, presenting conveners, technical and admin support. Commissioners and others participating in GA2021 will be reading reports, debating and voting, but all elders, members and friends are invited to share in General Assembly 2021.
Watch on the Live Stream
All proceedings will be live-streamed and you can watch from wherever you are. Details and the webcast link will be at 🔗 www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga
Reports & Speeches
All 🔗 the reports and other documents are available to download. If you are looking for a good overview of what’s coming to this Assembly, you could watch the Conveners’ speeches which this year have been recorded in advance. 🔗 Videos and text transcripts are available on the web; there are also 🔗 YouTube playlists where you can watch the speeches, including 🔗 an option with BSL interpretation.
Review of the year with Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair
Before the Assembly, on Wednesday 19th at 8pm, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair will be providing a review of the year past – this too will be 🔗 live streamed
Sunday 23rd May – Pentecost Sunday
🔗 BBC’s Reflections at the Quay will feature the Moderator, Jim Wallace, Baron of Tankerness along with sung praise items from past Assemblies.
Pray for the General Assembly
Lord of the Church, we pray for all who will engage in General Assembly as together we seek to discern your will, purposes and promises for the Church of Scotland.
Share news and views about GA2021
Feel free to share this information with others in your congregations and communities. The tag #GA2021 can be used on Twitter and Facebook to identify GA related posts
Video worship for Sunday 13th has been prepared by Ministers and Readers in the Presbytery and will be available to view from 8am on Sunday morning.
A text version of the Service is available to download – do share this with family, friends and neighbours who may not be able to access the internet.
Although limited ‘in person’ gatherings in the Church buildings this year, the Church is marking Advent and will be celebrating Christmas and invites everyone to share in worship, events and other online ‘gatherings’.
On Sunday 13th December, Third Sunday in Advent, the ministers and worship leaders around the Presbytery will share in Worship which can be viewed on the Presbytery YouTube Channel
The Great Glen churches:
Sunday 13th December at 3pm Tomdoun Church Reopening special ‘said’ Christmas service
Fort Augustus Parish Church – 12pm Christmas Family Crib Service. Come and hear the real Christmas story in words and music.
Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December)
Glengarry Parish Church at 4pm Christmas Crib Service in words and music.
Christmas Day (Friday 25th December)
Fort Augustus Parish Church at 11am Short Family Toy Service.
If there’s something happening in your congregation – please let Donald know and information can be shared here…
Advent and Christmas at Duror and St Munda’s
Video and Zoom Services every week
Children’s ‘Nativity Trail’ in the grounds of each church with QR codes for downloadable nativity crafts
24th Watchnight (virtual)
25th Zoom Christmas Morning Service
Back in March we had to make the decision to postpone the service of Union to form Ft William Kilmallie Church from Ft William Duncansburgh and Kilmallie Parishes, and link Kilmonivaig to the newly united congregation to form a new charge to which Rev Richard Baxter will be minister.
The service took place on 19th November
The service was live streamed and is available to view.
The internet dropped on several occasion during the live stream, but hopefully those watching live were able to catch sufficient that they felt a part of the proceedings.
An edited version – bringing back in the pre-recorded sections in full – and with a little audio dubbing – is available to watch at the link below:
Call to Worship
🎵 Hymn: Love Divine
EZEKIEL 47:1-12 read by Mabel Wallace, Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church
MATTHEW 14:22-33 read by Gordon Smith, Kilmonivaig Church
🎵 Music for reflection
HEBREWS 12: 1-2, 12-14, read by Margaret Antonios, Kilmallie Church
🎵 Song – O what a friend ( from ResoundWorship.com)
Sermon: Rev Tom Gordon
🎵 Music for reflection
The Narrative, Rev Donald McCorkindale, Presbytery Clerk
Prayers, led by Rev Sandy Stoddart
The Union & Linking Reaffirmation of Minister’s vow
Question to members of the congregations
Those at home may wish to respond where you are…We do.
Prayer, led by Rev Richard Baxter
🎵 Hymn: Praise my soul the King of heaven
The link below is the recording of the web stream – you may prefer to watch the edited version above.
Do remember the congregations of Duncansburgh MacIntosh, Kilmallie and Kilmonivaig in your prayers as they navigate this time of transition. Pray too for Rev Richard Baxter, Rev Morag Muirhead and Mr Bill Skene at this time.
Kilmallie Parish Church website address has changed: https://sites.google.com/view/kilmallie-parish-church/home
an update from the Convener, Very Rev Dr Susan Brown