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New Bible Study Group

On Tuesday 14th July we have a new online bible study starting looking at Mark’s Gospel.

If you’d like to join this group, please get in touch with us and we will send you the details.

Email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Summer Songs of Praise

Our time of worship on Sunday 19th July will be a Summer Songs of Praise, featuring favourite hymns and worship songs chosen by our church family.

If you’d like to suggest a piece of music, please get in touch with your choice and tell us why.

Email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

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Is the building open?

This week we enter Phase 2 of leaving lockdown and with that there is news that places of worship can begin to plan to reopen, in the first instance as a place for private prayer and to allow funerals to take place.

So, the answer to the question is we can’t go back yet but we will keep you informed of what will happen at Logie & St. John’s (Cross) in the weeks to come.

The Church of Scotland has produced very useful guidance for Kirk Sessions to consider before making any decisions and we intend to pay close attention to that.

However, some of you may have read in the national press a view that that accused the Church of issuing guidance that is cruel to people in vulnerable groups. The opinion piece attacked the Church for its guidance to congregations on reopening buildings, which have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. What follows is an extract of the response to the article from the Church of Scotland:
“The guidance in fact suggests that those over the age of 70 should consider carefully whether they should be attending church, and that anyone who is in the extremely vulnerable category, who has been advised by the NHS to shield at home, would be best advised not to come to church for the time being. This follows the clear and unequivocal advice which has been consistently given by the Scottish Government, the NHS and the Chief Medical Officer to the effect that anyone who is in the clinically extremely vulnerable group should stay at home.
We would not ask you to do this if it was not necessary. We believe that it is needed to save lives and protect the NHS.
Our published guidance is also explicit in expecting congregations to take steps to ensure that those people who are in the vulnerable category must be appropriately supported in their choice to participate in church life in a way that meets their own individual needs and preferences whilst safeguarding their own health, safety and welfare and those of the wider congregation.
In the days that followed the lockdown announcement, we have seen creativity across our congregations on a level that has not been replicated in living memory. Congregations have come together, in absence, to support each other and those around them. Along with creativity has come a real sense of loss as, for the first time in generations, church doors were ordered to be closed on government authority. But the church is its people, not its buildings, and we are confident that relationships that have been forged, or deepened, over the past months will serve to allow us to continue to serve our communities in the months and years ahead, regardless of how our public worship may require to be configured.”

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Moving to Secondary School?

If you know someone moving to Secondary School, please feel free to take one of the Scripture Union “It’s Your Move” booklets for them. You can find these in the dispensers at the Blackness Avenue side of the church.

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Online giving

You can donate to the work of this church, or the wider Church of Scotland at https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/

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Online coffee time

If you’d like to join our online coffee time on Sunday mornings, please email administrator@logies.org or leave a message on 01382 668514.

You don’t need a computer, you can join using a normal phone if you prefer.

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Christian Aid Week

Each year, Christian Aid Week brings together tens of thousands of committed volunteers across Britain and Ireland to raise millions of pounds in support of people living in poverty, injustice and inequality across the world.

Now, more so than ever, Christian Aid Week provides an important opportunity to celebrate and share the life-saving work that brings hope to people the world over.

In 2019 Christian Aid Week raised over £7.5m through a combination of church collections, house-to-house, delivery-only fundraising and events such as Big Brekkies.

This year, many Christian Aid supporters will have already dedicated a significant amount of their time and energy planning these initiatives.

Not surprisingly, the coronavirus situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week 2020 (10-16 May).

If you can afford it, please make your Christian Aid donation online this year – https://www.christianaid.org.uk/give-money/make-donation

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Music

If you are enjoying the music in our Sunday times of worship, you can find all the tracks we’ve used here:

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Discipleship Explored

We had to stop ‘Discipleship Explored’ after only one session when the lockdown started. We are now planning to restart the course by using online videos and a Zoom Meeting.

Participants will watch a 15 minute video and then join a Zoom meeting for 45minutes to discuss questions and points raised.

Discipleship Explored helps followers of Jesus turn up the gospel
soundtrack to their lives.

It goes beyond simply teaching the right moves – go to church, pray, read the Bible, share the gospel and focuses on the music which drives discipleship: the love of Christ. The greatest love anyone can ever know. It’s an eight-session journey through Paul’s letter to the Philippians and is ideal for believers at any stage of the Christian life.

Interested? Then please contact administrator@logies.org to register your interest.

Find out more about Discipleship Explored.

This first session will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th May 2020. Help is available to set up Zoom and there’ll be a practice session a few days before the first meeting.

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Time of worship

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.

Welcome to our online worship