Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

23 September 2018 at 10.30am


Welcome to our Service of Worship

which will be led by Mrs Rosemary Patterson


Our Organist is Maureen Holmes






A warm welcome is extended to all, especially those who are worshipping at Pitlochry as a visitor or returning after an absence. We thank you for choosing to join us today and trust you will be comfortable in our midst.   If you are joining us as a visitor, please make yourself known to the Minister or one of the Duty Elders.  It would also be great if you signed our visitors’ book which can be found in the Porch area of the church.

The Church is fitted with a loop system.  If you use a hearing aid, please change it to the “T” setting.

Both Words only and Large Print copies of CH4 are available in the Porch.  Please ask someone on welcome duty if you require one.

Tea, Coffee and Juice are served in The Tryst (the church halls) - after the service.  An invitation is extended to all as we gather to meet and mingle.  Please do join us if you are visitors for this time of friendship and fellowship.

Tryst for Prayer


Tryst for Prayer meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10.00am in The Tryst Lounge.Open to all.

Prayers are offered for personal, local, national & international situations.  If you would like someone to pray for you and your situation just let us know – every personal situation is held in confidence.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop a note through the letter box of the church marked – For Prayer, or speak to the minister after the service on Sundays.



Choir Introit:  CMP278(i) verse 4:

He lives, all glory to His name;

He lives, my Saviour, still the same;

With joy the blest assurance gives!

I know that my Redeemer lives!


Welcome & church News


Call to Worship: from Psalm 95


     Praise:  CH4-59 (i) -Oh come and let us to the Lord




The Lord’s Prayer


All Age Talk


     Praise:   CH4 125  Lord of all being


Old Testament Bible Reading::  Ezekiel 33:23-32


New Testament Reading:  Matthew 7:21-29


     Praise: CH4 554  Rock of ages




      Praise: CH4 547 What a friend we have in Jesus




Offertory Prayer (Gift Aid envelopes available in the vestibule)


     Prayers for Others


      Praise: CH4 737  Will your anchor hold




Sung Response: 

CH4 627 verse 6

Faith and hope and love we see,

joining hand in hand, agree;

but the greatest of the three,

and the best, is love.









Pastoral cover will be provided by  Rev Fraser Penny of Dunkeld

(01350 727102) until the beginning of October.


The World Mission Council has just produced a 'popular version' of its General Assembly report called Interfaith Engagement - Living Together in a World of Religions. You can get a copy from David Frame at the end of the service.


Monday 24 September

Church Gardening group will meet at the church at 1.00pm.  Any extra helpers welcome.


Monday 24 September

Painting sessions for Christmas Decorations, will be happening during September, October & November.  Our next meeting will be on Monday 24 September at 2.00pm, in The Tryst Hall. Please come along if you would like to take part.  Thank you for supplies of wallpaper & paint, we now have enough.

Contact: David Ewan 472403.

Wednesday 26 September

Tryst for Prayer 10.00am

Coffee & Chat 10.30am

Choir Practice  6.25 p.m.


Wednesday 26 September

The Tryst Office will be closed.


Torch Magazine

Contributions for the Oct/Nov Torch magazine, should be given to the editor, Brian Morrison (472597) by Wednesday 26 September.


Friday 28 September                                                                                                                                                                    

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning..Macmillan Cancer Support

At Pitlochry High School, Assembly Hall, from 10.00am til noon.  Let’s change lives together. Every penny raised helps us make a difference to people affected by cancer.


Summer Church Opening

This year we have welcomed 468 visitors, from 32 countries, through the church doors, to learn of the history of the building and to enjoy a place of peace & rest. Many have commented on the warm welcome they have received from Stewards. Thank you to all our volunteers who gave of their time for Summer Church Open at Pitlochry Church of Scotland.


Saturday 29 September

Tryst Walking Group

Kingussie & Newtonmore via Loch Gynack

Contact: Dave & Olwen Fairweather 473163.

All daytime walks leave from The Tryst car park at 9.30am.


Sunday 30 September

Harvest Thanksgiving Service

If anybody has any fruit, vegetables or flowers to donate, the church will be open & decorated from 2 – 3.00pm on Friday 28 September. Items will be distributed to Pitlochry Food Bank and amongst the community, following the service.

Contact: Anne Hartley 472939 or Anne Brown 473616.

There will be a Retiring offering for Christian Aid, at the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.



As you may know, CAP Highland Perthshire have been supporting individuals and families in the community so they can be released from the chains of debt!   As part of their journey to becoming debt-free, CAP aim to provide a Christian Befriender/Supporter who will get alongside the individuals while they work with CAP to find the best solution for them.  We have had a number of enquiries recently from new clients in the Pitlochry area and therefore we need to recruit more Befrienders in order to support these people.  If you think this is something that you might be interested in, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Wednesday 17 October

13.30 – 15.15  A – F

15.30 – 17.00  G – M (not Mc)



Wednesday 31 October

13.30 – 15.15  All Mc, Mac – Q Mac 15.30 – 17.00  R – Z




Pastoral Care

If anyone would like a visit from the Pastoral Care and Fellowship Group, please contact Romilly Carter



Listen again to the sermons on line by clicking on the icon on the home page.

Service for the Housebound:

Recorded copies of the Sunday morning service are available on CD for those unable to get to

church.  Please enquire at The Tryst Office for further details.

   Church Office - The Tryst:

Telephone:   01796 474 010

   e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  This Order of Service can be downloaded below as a pdf file

   Web address:



   Rev Mary Haddow 


   Joint Session Clerks:

   Mrs Ginnie Wilkie

   Mr Hugh Mackintosh


Scottish Charity Number: SC 008361







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