Welcome to another service.
It is hard to believe that this Sunday finds us in August.
Whilst lockdown seemed to drag, everyday a Groundhog Day, suddenly we
find ourselves in a new month and wonder where the time and the summer have gone.
Regarding the opening of our Naseby building in some form, the process is
closer. At the time of writing (the end of July), if the Kirk Session approve
the recommendations from the Risk Management Team, these document
will be sent for approval by the Presbytery. An acceptance of what we have
done by the Presbytery will mean that we will be allowed to open Naseby in some form but please remember the important information given in the last newsletter.
I still hope that someone in the National Church is pushing the Scottish
Government to relax this blanket number of 50 people for worship. It
seems such a random number considering the opening of other venues and by the fact that following the work of our team we could manage more. I wait with bated breath.
The Presbytery also contacted me to sadly announce the death of the Rev
Bill Alston who died, aged 91, on Wednesday 22 July. Some of you may remember Bill who was the minister in St David’s Knightswood. We remember all at St David’s in our prayers.
Can I once again thank all of you for continuing to share the Reflections
and the prayers far and wide. I have received phone calls, emails from down south and even had a lovely chocolate cake delivered to the manse! Interestingly, this Sunday’s service fits in perfectly! If you are inclined to respond that way – God bless you!
Click to download weekly reflection for Sunday 2 August 2020 (PDF):-
Rev Mackay’s weekly reflection is also accompanied by a piece from our musical director, Razvan Luculescu. This week, Razvan has chosen Thornbury.