Dear friends, welcome to another Zoom service . I am delighted to welcome also our friends from Merrylee both on Zoom and with others reading the Reflections in their own time.
This Sunday, our prayers touch once more the USA and the riots on Capitol Hill and the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Many of us not only have friends in America (in the Manse we have Mary and Rachel who stayed with us to deliver talks on Dementia around Scotland) but many church friends too: Marie for one, in her congregation in Washington.
Also we should remember in our prayers the sudden death of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia last week at the age of 70.
Locally we have two member’s deaths to intimate: that of Alex Hutcheon who died on the 4th January and whose funeral will take place on Monday the 8th of February at Clydebank, and Joey MacDonald, formerly of Churchill Drive who died on the 12th.
Please also remember the Queen boys, Iain and David, for their mother who died on the 8th January and whose funeral will take place on the 21st January at Glasgow: Maryhill. As is the case during lockdown, the same rules apply of a maximum of 20 people.
Covid-wise it has been a hard week but please remember that all our hope on God is founded and that an end to this will come. The darkened days are getting shorter, the light shines, and the darkness will never put it out.
So, reflect in prayer and in Scripture. I hope you take something from this worship time.
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