Sunday reflection 27 June 2021

Dear Friends,

Welcome to another Sunday and a time of worship.

If you recall last Sunday’s message, we reflected on the story of David and Goliath. On Tuesday I had a meeting, as Interim Moderator for Ruchill Kelvinside, and decided to hold it at 6pm because the Biblical drama was about to take place again, after Wembley, at Hampden Park.

Alas the underdogs did not win! To compound the misery, some kind person sent me a message with the scene from the M and M’s sweet advert. The M and M sweet steps out of the bedroom cupboard and announces instead of ‘Scott’s home early’ – ‘The Scots are home early!!’

How cruel! I’ll never be able to watch that advert again, or eat M and M’s for that matter.

As always, I thank you for your support of both the Watson and Proudfoot families for the funerals that took place last week. Strangely, because Dumbarton is now in Level 1, at Sheila Proudfoot’s service we were able to sing, yes sing, for the first time in 18 months. The Lord is my Shepherd never sounded so good.

Daniel will be baptised near the end of the service today. I have a picture of Daniel and other Junior Church members in the Vestry. The picture is years old: even my children look young. From Junior Church, Daniel joined the Crack Merchants in 2017 and used to sit up in the gallery and then meet in the Upper Room to have discussions and tea with Kathleen Hamilton. He is a fine lad who has just completed his highers at Hyndland Secondary and is about to study Law.

Today, as a young adult, he professes his faith in baptism and reminds us all of the dying and rising of Christ and the new life he offers.

We wish Daniel every blessing in this new step in his faith journey.

Have a super Sunday.

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