Worship and Reflection for Sunday 29th March.
LISTEN – Christians stand together and recite the Lord’s Prayer | The Church of Scotland
— Read on www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/christians-stand-together-and-recite-the-lords-prayer
In the light of the decision to cancel all gatherings for worship, there will be an online time for reflection and worship each Sunday at 10am. This will also be able to be watched later in the day – details at the ONLINE page
Know that God’s blessing, from Father, Son and Spirit is with you…
Living Lent, the cross-denominational Lent initiative from the Joint Public Issues Team, is back for another year. Running throughout Lent, from Wednesday 26 February, Living Lent will once again invite all Christians to commit to changing their lifestyles for the climate by signing up for one of the six challenges. Find out more…
Statement from Church Leaders ahead of 31st January 2020
The full statement ends:
“We will only be able to move towards having a sense of common purpose, despite our differences, when we choose to act with kindness, humility and respect towards those with whom we disagree. We call on our political leaders to set an example over the next weeks and months as we move towards negotiations which will require further decisions about priorities for the nations of the UK.
For our part, our Churches will be working and praying for:
- a society where the poorest and most marginalised are at the centre
- a society that welcomes the stranger
- a just economy that enables the flourishing of all life
- a planet where the environment is renewed
- a world which actively works for peace
- a politics characterised by listening, kindness and truthfulness.
We pray for the people of the UK, for our leaders, and for the whole of Europe, as we mark this significant moment together.”
Read Luke Chapter 19 (you can use a Bible you have, or follow the link)
Do you remember back in chapter 3 John the Baptist had something to say to the tax collectors? Here Jesus meets one of them… little Zacchaeus who climbed the sycamore tree so that he could see Jesus. He got more than the glimpse he hoped for… Jesus invited himself round to tea and Zac’s house… and Zac’s life was transformed. He had encountered Jesus and life would never be the same again…
O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel
May the Christ enter into your experience this Christmas time.
With love, truth and light… this Advent-tide