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
Greetings to the newly formed Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland from the Presbytery of Lochaber.
Back in 2011 at the Roll away the Stone (precursor to Heart & Soul) event in Princess Street Gardens, stones from around the church were formed into a Cairn and at the end people were encouraged to take a stone away. The stone from Shetland came back to Lochaber to Strontian Church where it has been all these years and has prompted many a prayer for you. Every blessing at this exciting time of new beginnings for the Presbytery of Shetland and Aberdeen.
Presbytery will meet on Tuesday 9th at 2pm on Zoom. Login Details, Agenda and other documents will be circulated by 2nd, a week prior to the meeting.
May you all know God’s blessing and the Holy Spirit‘s prompting and encouragement this Pentecost weekend.
www.churchofscotland.org.uk from 10am Sunday for the service led by the Moderator and others as ‘we gather together’ for worship.
This will go live on Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 8:00am
This event is supported by the following organisations:
National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland
Pray for Scotland
Scotland United in Prayer for Parliament
Parliamentary Prayer Scotland
Put it in your diary now… Wed 10th June 8am
For more detail see… www.npbscotland.org.uk/live