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As a Kirk Session we are putting together a short time of worship to share with you for Sunday 29th March. There will be a reading and reflection with music and a hymn.
From the Church of Scotland website:
Speaking on the first Sunday that traditional church services have been suspended, the Moderator of the General Assembly said the future for many people is “very challenging” with no immediate prospect of a return “to business as usual”.
Mr Sinclair said: “Now is the time to stand up and show that our faith is more than words.
“It is the rock on which we stand and the driving force in our lives.
“We need to practice faith, hope and love and not just recite them as a creed.
“With God’s help we will get through this together and who knows perhaps the divisions in our communities and country that emerged over the last few years can now be healed as we work together.”
Join Christians around the country tomorrow (Sunday 22 March) at 7pm, in lighting a candle and place it in your window*.
Join in prayerful solidarity with this witness, a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life.
You may wish to say this prayer when lighting the candle:
For all that is good in life, thank you,
For the love of family and friends, thank you,
For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.
May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,
May those who are sick, know healing,May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.
Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom,
Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being,
Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.
And may the light shining from our windows,
across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,
be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
* Please take all necessary fire precautions when using a lit candle. Ensure you remain with the lit candle at all times, and do not leave it to burn if you leave the room. Ensure there are no fabrics or materials such as curtains near the candle.