Welcome to another Sunday service.
This year, with Junior Church meeting by Zoom for most of the time, we decided our usual fundraiser would have be very different: coffee after the church service will not work on Zoom!
We have teamed up with Tearfund’s 21 for 21 challenge, where the children (and leaders) will exercise every day for 21 days.
We start this Sunday, so we should be finished in time for Easter.
We have a team page on the justgiving website, so people can support us by making donations online. Tearfund have provided the exercise schedule and videos for the different exercises, so we have no excuses. (well perhaps we can come up with some).
Some of the leaders will have a slightly more sedate exercise programme, but we all intend to exercise every day. So sweatbands ready, off we go. We will keep you up to date with progress.
If anyone wants to support us, donations can be made on the team site:
https://www.justgiving.com/team/BroomhillHyndlandJuniorChurch or cash or cheques can be sent or delivered to our treasurer: Lillian Murray 102 Randolph Road, Broomhill G11 7EE.
There is also a challenge for the youngsters in our congregation from the Moderator of the General Assembly. It is a photography competition, encouraging the youngsters to look for the cross shape around the world we live in – for example, on a window pane. The competition is called ‘The Cross: Hidden in Plain Sight’. If you want more information, contact the Minister or check the Church of Scotland webpage under ‘News and Events.’ https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/moderators-photo-competition. The Moderator is also making available a series of daily reflec-tions, running from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. These will be available through the Church of Scotland social media channels and will be released each morning at 8am. They will also be available to download and place on your own digital platforms. Further, text versions will be available for local printing if desired and non-digital folk will be able to access them via phone: 0333 340 9200.
To be approved by the Kirk Session our Holy Week services, based on the current situation, will probably be on Zoom, Monday to Friday at 7pm but will also be sent out like last year. The theme for this year is, ‘Game of Thrones.’
Last Monday, and on every Monday now, I will post the following Sunday’s readings on our Facebook page. The readings are there for your contempla-tion but it is hoped, if you have an opportunity to look at the passages, you might want to share on the Facebook page what comes to mind when you read them, thus developing a little worship discussion page.
It is with sadness I have to intimate two more deaths – Catherine Cuthbertson of Fifth Avenue and Elizabeth MacDonald. Please remember the families in your prayers.
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day but today is our Communion Sunday. Whenever you sit down to read and reflect, have some bread and wine at the ready and join the company in heaven and on earth in the breaking of bread and the sipping of wine, doing these things in remembrance of our Lord.
Every Blessing, George
Click to download weekly reflection for Sunday 7 March (PDF):-