Church News - Weekly Window
Keith North, Newmill, Boharm and Rothiemay
Sunday 23rd September, 2018, 11 a.m. Keith North Church.
Welcome to Church – with scenes of scripture and of Scottish life
Service Theme: "Travelling with Jesus"
Invitation and call to worship
Hymn 342 ‘Says Jesus, ‘come and gather round’ (tune The Rowan tree, 540)
Prayer, and The Lord’s Prayer (Hymn 652, second form (a))
Messy church song: I got peace in my fingers
Readings: Psalm 1 (p.454 in the Old Testament) and Mark 9.30-37
(p. 38 in the New Testament).
Offering, doxology 153 v.1 ‘Great is thy faithfulness’ and prayer of dedication
Hymn 627 ‘Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost’
Prayers for others
Hymn 694 ‘Brother sister, let me serve you’
Sermon: "Travelling with Jesus"
Hymn 527 ‘Make me a channel of your peace’ (sung with a Songs of Praise recording)
Benediction and sung Three-Fold Amen (819)
Tea / coffee is served in the hall after the service – all are welcome to enjoy this and the company that goes with it.
Church flowers today. Many thanks to Sandy and Alison Shand for the church flowers today. Our prayers and good wishes will go to those who receive them after the service.
There is a Harvest Banner for this autumn time of year, reminding us of Harvest Thanksgiving on 30th September at both Rothiemay and Keith North Kirk.
Dates to note over the next month:
Today, We welcome Eckhardt Bosch, our parish assistant to conduct the North Church service today, while our minister conducts the services at St Rufus and Grange.
Today, 6.30pm-8pm, the Badenoch Choir are performing a concert in Aberlour Parish Church. Refreshments will be served after the performance. All welcome to come along and enjoy the music. Entry by donation for Aberlour Parish Church funds.
Monday 24th 7 p.m. Revving up on Monday on Keith Community Radio (107.7 FM) – Rev David Whyte, retired Church of Scotland minister.
Tuesday 25th 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Tuesday Table soup and sweet lunch. Tuesday 25th 11.15 a.m.- 11.45 a.m.
The Joint churches’ Prayer Group in the Garrow Chapel. They will be publishing a monthly prayer bulletin, starting in next Sunday’s Weekly Window and St Rufus intimation sheet.
Wednesday 26th 2-4 p.m. Coffee and Company in the church hall.
Shop-ministry each week: Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.- Eckhardt’s Kirk shop chat.
Friday 28th 10-12 Macmillan Fund coffee morning in the Keith Scout hall
Saturday 29th 10-12 Rothiemay Church Coffee morning in village hall. £2 and £1 children. Any donations of raffles or bottles can be handed in to the Bee Fair Kirk Shop or the Rothiemay village shop during this week.
Saturday 29th 09.30 – 12.30 in the Williamson Halls, Duff Avenue, Elgin. ‘Managing change in the church – How do we get there from here? Is a morning conference with Richard Lloyd.
Saturday 29th 100-12 Coffee morning in the North Church hall by the Keith Playgroup
Saturday 29th 7 p.m., Buckie Methodist Church, North Pringle Street, A Festival of male Voice Praise.
Next Sunday 30th 9.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Harvest Thanksgiving at both Rothiemay and Keith North Kirk (also baptism of Drew James Thomson at Keith). Eilidh Simmers will be playing organ. There will be the monthly Glenisla service.
Monday 1st October 9.45 a.m. Fifty Plus group in the North Church hall- Fun with Carol.
Monday 1st October 7 p.m. Messy Church team meeting in the Garrow Chapel
Monday 1st October 7.30 p.m. The Guild with Steve Brown, a talk about trees
Saturday 6th – The North Kirk hall is now free if anyone wishes to book it for a Coffee morning
Sundays 7th, 14th and 21st no Sunday; Cool during the October holidays.
Saturday 20th October – next Messy Church, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please see Eckhardt if you can help in any way.
There is a new Messy Church poster on the theme of following Jesus from yesterday’s well attended event.
There is a new range of bamboo socks – ladies’ and mens’, traditional patterns and novelties. If you are like a recent fondly remembered former minister in Keith you will want to buy more than one pair and wear one of each.
We plan to reseal the North Kirk Hall floor with a hardglaze varnish on Sunday 21st October in the afternoon from 2 p.m.. Our cleaner, Sandra Gerrie, will prepare the surface on Saturday 20th after Messy Church. On the 21st, there is no Sunday’s Cool, and teas can be served in the church after the service rather than in the hall. It will take, say, six people an hour or two to do the job of brushing on the varnish on Sunday afternoon. Then it has till Tuesday morning to dry and harden before the keep fit session on Tuesday morning and Tuesday Table. I am reminded of my Coatbridge school motto ‘Laborare est orare’ (to work is to pray) Here is a job, like prayer, that can be done on our knees – or standing up if you can find a long handled varnish brush.
We involve more folk in our worship today. To provide for music-by-minister in North Church today, members of the St Rufus congregation will conclude the service there, and the Grange congregation will start their service. Our last hymn t North Kirk will be to the accompaniment of a Songs of Praise recording. The order of service is also altered to have the offering song and the fourth hymn earlier in the service.
Retired deacon Margaret King is conducting two Leading Worship courses: at Rathven Church Hall on Sundays 14th October - 18th November, 4-5.30 p.m.: and at Duffus Church Hall on Saturdays 6th October – 10th November. Contact her by today if you wish to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are leaflets in the Kirk Shop about the new Longmore Community Hall and how people can book it for events.
As we did over the last two years, any gifts for Harvest Thanksgiving can be brought to help the Tuesday Table team prepare soup and sweet lunches each week: basics like flour and sugar, stock cubes and broth ingredients. We don’t get as much from Tesco as we used to do, and the lunch numbers are increasing.
Daily Bible readings for the coming week.
Theme for the week: Wisdom
23rd Mark 9.30-50
24th James 5.7-20
25th Psalm 123.1–124.8
26th Numbers 11.21-35
27th Nehemiah 5.1-19
28th Revelation 12.1-18
29th Daniel 10.4–11.2a
See an introduction to them in the visual welcome sequence before the Sunday services begins; and on the church website under ‘Daily Light’. Click on ‘next’ to progress the sequence, or on Facebook, press play and pause.
Smile please with this A-Z of the Christian life. Let’s laugh at something beginning with U….
Unsaved - (1) not redeemed by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (2) any ball kicked into the net above and behind a beaten goalkeeper.
Ur – the home city of Abraham in south Babylonia, with a name that is a great help to modern crossword compilers.
Our contact details:
Charity no. SC033804. CCLI license no. 70682.
Kirk Shop - 01542 886390, email@example.com
Minister - 01542 886840 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish assistant – 01542 882799 EBosch@churchofscotland.org.uk
and Eckhardt’s sermon blog www.nadenking.com (‘Reflection’)
The North Churches website is www.keithnorthchurches.org
The St Rufus website is - www.strufus.org
The Facebook address is - Keith North Church.
For the Bee Fair at the Kirk Shop facebook page, the address is @keithnorthchurcheshop
The Messy Church facebook address is @messychurchkeith1
See the new Presbytery website at www.Moraypresbytery.org.uk