Here is the latest guidance from the United Reformed Church
This week we thank folk from the congregation at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting in Aberdeen for contributing the elements of the service. This week the service is available in audio format. Music is from the Wild Goose Collective ‘We Walk His Way’ and Rob Leveridge ‘Dancing on the Mountain’. The audio file can be accessed here https://soundcloud.com/user-286655959
An article in the Helensburgh Advertiser this week reports on how local ministers are responding to the restrictions and opportunities of the pandemic situation. Bungie, as the local URC minister, is included in this article and has highlighted the recent URC publication Ready for the new ‘normal’ which has been produced by our Synod Moderators to help churches prepare for the future. He explains the way worship has moved to being an online experience for many and considers that in the future there will remain a place for such online gatherings even when we are able to resume meeting together in person.
Still from the Video Service uploaded for Easter
This Sunday we feature worship from St Ninian’s Church, Stonehouse in our South Link which will be led by the Revd Stewart Cutler. St Ninian’s is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) with the Church of Scotland. Stewart has offered the following background information about their ministry and mission,
“St Ninian’s is a church at the heart of the community of Stonehouse and so our primary response has been the care and wellbeing of our village. St Ninian’s hosts the local Coronavirus Support Group, assisting with shopping, prescriptions and grass cutting for people who are shielding and gathers weekly food bank collections.
We have tried to continue the regular life of the church, moving almost all of what we did in our building to online platforms. Our worship is shared across a range of platforms, and many of our groups have been using zoom, including Sunday school, Morning Prayers on Tuesday and Thursday, bible study, cafe church, family quizzes and committee meetings. We’ve been delighted to welcome new participants from around the community, the synod and even further afield. We keep in touch with all our members through a phone tree and encourage people to stop for a cuppa on Tuesday mornings when our coffee morning would have been on to make a brew and phone a friend.”
You can find out more about the church from their website https://www.st-ninians-stonehouse.org.uk
Sunday@Seven: Call to Prayer – 24th May 2020)
Sunday@Seven: Call to Prayer – 17th May 2020
This week we feature worship online at Duke Street United Reformed Church, Edinburgh from the congregations within the National Synod of Scotland. The service will be led by the Revd David Scott starting at 10:00am.
You can access the service via Facebook Live and the livestream will start around 09:56. The service can be accessed by clicking on the link; a Facebook account is not necessary to be able to access the livestream.
The Order of Service will be as follows
Reading — Psalm 115
Hymn — CH4 110 Glory be to God the Father
Prayers of Adoration & Confession with the Lord’s Prayer
Some initial thoughts……
Reading — John 14: 15 – 27
Hymn — CH4 599 Holy Spirit, hear us
Prayers of Thanksgiving & Intercession
Hymn — CH4 512 To God be the glory, great things he has done