Intimations - Weekly Window
Keith North, Newmill, Boharm and Rothiemay
Sunday 26th March, 2017, Mother’s Day
9.30 a.m. Rothiemay, and 11 a.m. Keith North.
Before the service begins: a visual reflection on Scottish places and events of this past week (‘Daily Light’ on the website).
Welcome - and Happy Mother’s Day
Hymn 165 ‘Praise to the Lord for the joys of the earth’
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sunday’s Cool Story.
Messy Church song: 764 ’God has made laughter for me’
Readings: 1Samuel 1:20-28, (p.225 in pew Bibles, Old Testament), and Mark 3:31-35, (p.32, New Testament), Ephesians 5:25 to 6:4 (p.173)
Hymn 134 ‘Bring many names, beautiful and good’
Sermon: ‘Inspirational women of the Bible’ (see the Story/Sermon notes on the website)
Offering, doxology (807) and Prayer of dedication
Hymn 528 ‘Make me a channel of your peace’
Prayers for others
Hymn 181 ‘For the Beauty of the earth’
Benediction and Three-fold Amen.
Tea/Coffee in the hall after the service.
Let us know if you wish a large print version of the Weekly Window and the hymns. Extra copies of the Weekly Window are available at the Kirk Shop during the week.
Church Flowers –
We are grateful each week for the flowers which grace our sanctuary and then go out to bless folk in our prayers.
We thank Frances McHardy for the church flowers today.
Dates for your diary
Today – 2.30 p.m. Glenisla Home .
Monday 27th March 1 p.m. The Walking Group resumes its local rambles. Join us to leave from the Kirk Shop, now that spring is here.
Monday 27th 7.30 p.m. Kirk Session
Monday 27th 7 p.m. Revving up on Monday on Keith Community Radio (107.7 FM) - Rev Donald Prentice, minister at Forres St Leonard’s, Dallas and Rafford.
Tuesday 28th 11.30 a.m. - 1.30 pm. Tuesday Table – soup, sweet lunches.
Wednesday 29th 2-4 p.m. Coffee & company, and comedy film clip selection.
Wednesday 29th , 7.30 p.m. Joint churches’ choir rehearsal in the North Church this week.
Friday 31st The school end of term services are held at the schools. Keith Primary at 1.30 p.m. and Keith Grammar at 2.30 p.m.
Saturday 1st April Coffee morning in the church hall for the Phoenix Ladies.
Sunday 2nd April 9.30 a.m. Boharm service
Monday 3rd 7.30 p.m. April The Guild - business meeting, quiz, and entertainment.
Saturday 8th April – 11 a.m.- 12.45 p.m. Next Messy Church.
Sunday 9th 11 a.m. Palm Sunday at Keith North
Monday 10th – Friday 14th Holy Week evening services, hosted at St Rufus this year.
Saturday 15th 10 a.m.-12 noon Coffee morning for church funds.
Sunday 16th Easter Day
Sunday 23rd 2 p.m. Daffodil Teas at Boharm Village Hall.
Monday 17th 2 p.m. The Guild Afternoon Tea.
Sunday 23rd 11 a.m. Keith North Communion Sunday.
Sunday 30th Baptisms at North Church and at Rothiemay.
Kirk Shop Corner:
During March, bring your copy of Scribe to the shop and get a 10% reduction on a range of items.
Our contact details:
Kirk Shop – 01542 886390
Manse – 01542 886840
Kirk Office email-
Minister’s email– email@example.com
We can review the Sunday services in written and visual forms on the church website www.keithnorthchurches.org, and on Keith North Church on facebook.
Charity no. SC033804
CCL Licence 70682
‘We’ll work for our Lord in the Harvest’
Good news! Mr Eckhardt Bosch has been appointed as the joint parish assistant for Keith North Churches and Keith St Rufus’ Churches. He and his wife, Rev Rozelle Bosch, will be arriving during April. The plan is that they will reside in the St Rufus Manse.
We still need to appoint a church officer (7 hours a week) to make the team complete. Please see the Session Clerk (Krista Brown) or the minister for further details.
To help Claire Webster, our new church secretary and Kirk Shop manager who starts tomorrow, we need to recruit more volunteers to staff the shop when the secretary/manager is not there.
For the Sunday services, we also need more folk to be part of the welcome team rotas.
Tuesday Table would also welcome more volunteers for this growing part of our congregation’s work.
Daily Bible readings:
March – God’s faithful word of prayer
Fourth Sunday in Lent
26 Psalm 25
27 Psalm 26
28 Psalm 27
29 Psalm 28
30 Psalm 30
31 Psalm 31
April- God’s faithful word of hope
1 Psalm 5
An echo from last Sunday service:
In the Amargosa Desert, USA, there is a water pump. Attached to it is this letter:
This pump is ready as of June 1932. I put the new leather sucker washer into it, and it ought to last several years. But this leather washer dries out and the pump has got to be primed.
Under the white rock, I buried a bottle of water. There’s enough water in it to prime the pump, but not if you drink some first. Pour in about one quarter and let her soak to wet the leather. Then pour in the rest, medium fast and pump like crazy. You’ll get water. The well has never run dry. Have faith. When you get watered up, fill the bottle and put it back like you found it for the next feller.
(signed) Desert Pete
P.S. Don’t go drinking up the water first. Prime the pump with it first and you’ll get all the water you can hold.
Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
If I had a pound for every girl that found me unattractive, they would
eventually find me attractive.
PRESBYTERY PRAYER (Continued from last week)
Dear heavenly Father,
We look out on the problems of church and community, of our nation and the world beyond
and we do not know what to do.
But we know you and we put our hope and trust in you.
Guide our minds and direct our steps in our present darkness and
work all things together for your glory and the good of those who love you.
We refuse to be anxious about anything, and instead
present our requests to you through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives to intercede for us.
Now by faith, we receive your peace
which passes all human understanding and
guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
And by faith,
we praise and thank you for hearing and answering prayer,
presented in Jesus’ Name
Holy Week services (all in St Rufus Church at 7 p.m.):
Monday 10th – Rev Alastair Gray; Tuesday 11th – Rev Michael Last; Wednesday 12th – Father Max; Thursday 13th Rev David Whyte (Communion for Maundy Thursday) ; Friday 14th – team effort, and joint churches’ choir for Good Friday.