From the Heart and Soul Team…
I am certain that by now you will have heard of the very special service to install Rev Dr Martin Fair as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday, 16th May at 11am. This will be a very special moment in the history of our Church, and will also be an event where we can be assured of hope and inspiration in these challenging times.
We’re delighted to announce, as part of that ‘Big Weekend’ for the Church of Scotland, a special ‘Heart and Soul 2020’ event will take place (online) on 17 May 2020. The current crisis has meant that the original event, scheduled to have taken place in Princes Street Gardens on that day, has had to be cancelled.
However, a number of features from the event in Princes Street Gardens can be transferred into an online format, and we’re going to screen an abridged ‘Heart and Soul’ at 2.00pm on 17 May – when the original event would have taken place. The programme will run until about 4.20pm. A recording of the event will be available soon afterwards. You will be able to watch the event live on the Church of Scotland website (www.churchofscotland.org.uk) and live on the Facebook page (fb.me/churchofscotland).
Hosted by our usual presenters, Rev Ken Froude, Seonaid Knox and Rev Justin Taylor, the event begins with a replay of the service of installation for the new Moderator, Rev Martin Fair. Without giving too much away, the event features a mix of worship, music, stories and some exciting ‘In Conversation’ guests.
Heart and Soul regulars ‘Fischy Music’ will lead a special segment for all ages, and we hope that you’ll join in all the actions from home! Spread throughout the afternoon will be some very special conversations: Hugh Pym will be in conversation with Prof Jason Leitch and Viv Dickenson from CrossReach, discussing how they have all been tackling Coronavirus and also how their own faith has helped them. Very Rev Susan Brown will be in conversation with Ross Greer MSP and Tara Shannon from COSY discussing climate justice. Prison Chaplain Anne Stewart will be in conversation with Hospital Chaplain Mark Evans talking about chaplaincy as a career and the impact of Coronavirus in their places of work.
No Heart and Soul would be complete without some hearty singing, and we’ve chosen some highlights from the archive over the last ten years of Heart and Soul, the Guild Big Sing and the General Assembly to round things off.More detail on CofS web
You obviously have internet access if you are looking at this post! Can you think of a neighbour, relative or friend who doesn’t have internet access and may appreciate being able to listen to the Sunday Worship from Ardgour & Kingairloch, Strontian and Morvern Churches? Do let them know about 01173 252 399. Callers can listen to the audio recording of the previous Sunday’s Worship. Each Sunday by 12noon (often earlier) it will be updated.
Would you be interested in this 8 week course? It’s the sort of thing we might otherwise have arranged over 8 weeks at one of the churches or village halls – but we could do it at home! Click the link below to see an overview of the 8 weeks – unpacking aspects of prayer in The Lord’s Prayer.
If a few folk are interest we can make this happen… watch the videos in our own time and gather together weekly on Zoom (or whatever app works best for those involved.)
Sunday Worship for 26th.
An interesting article by Professor N T Wright at time.com
Weekly Assemblies with family friendly faith filled fun music Monday’s at 11am.