Pitlochry Church of Scotland
26 March 2017 at 10.30am
Welcome to our Service of Worship which will be led by the Rev. Mary Haddow
Our reader is
and our organist is
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
Every Wednesday 10.00am in The Tryst Lounge. Open to all.
Prayers are offered for 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.
Choir Introit: CMP 656 (ii) The Lord is King
Welcome & Church News
Call to Worship
Praise: CH4 181 For the Beauty of the earth
Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever ... Amen
Praise: CMP 454 Majesty, worship His Majesty
Bible Readings: Matthew 6:1-4 and Mark 12:38-44
Praise: CH4 551 In heavenly love abiding
Prayers for others
Praise: CMP 1019 You are my strength when I am weak
Sermon: The Final Week - Appearances can be deceiving
Praise: CH4 113 God the Father of creation
Sung response: CH4 721(v6)
Come Spirit, on us breathe,
with life and strength anew;
find in us love, and hope, and trust,
and lift us up to you.
Stated Annual Meeting will take place at 12.00 midday in The Tryst Hall.
Copies of the Minutes of last year’s Stated Annual Meeting together with the Summary Accounts for the year end 31/12/16, are available today, in the church porch or from the Tryst office. If any member would like a full set of Accounts, please see the Treasurer, David Walters.
Monday 27 March at 7.30 pm
Moulin & Pitlochry History Circle
‘Lifting the Lid: a History of Scottish Cooking’. An illustrated talk by Olive Geddes, in The Tryst.
Wednesday 29 March
10.00 am Tryst for Prayer
10.30 am Coffee & Chat
2.00 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis
6:25pm Choir Practice
Lent – ‘The Journey to the Cross’
As has been the custom in recent years, the ‘Churches Working Together in Atholl’ Group are arranging a series of meetings round the theme of ‘The Journey to the Cross’.
Wednesday 29 March 2.30pm,
At St Andrews Episcopal Church Strathtay.
Wednesday 5 April 2.30pm
At Pitlochry Church of Scotland.
Thursday 6th April
Pastoral Care Team Daffodil Tea
The Pastoral Care Team will be hosting another Daffodil Tea in Pitlochry Festival Theatre at 3pm. The cost is £7.00 which includes a tip and tickets are available from Margaret Walker, Anne Brown, Betty Condie, Margaret Storry or myself. If anyone would like a lift to and from the Theatre, please let me know as this can be arranged. This event has been well supported in the past and was very enjoyable so I do hope many of you will be able to attend. Contact: Maureen Holmes
Members of the Pastoral Care Group take a few people home from Sunday Coffee – an important part of church fellowship for those using the community bus to come to church. We urgently need more drivers, so if other members of the congregation feel they could offer to take people home from time to time, please speak to Margaret Walker for more information. There is a list of dates pinned up on The Tryst noticeboard where drivers can indicate when they might be available, rather than having a fixed rota.
The Episcopal Highland Perthshire Linked Charge are taking a group to Iona for the Weekend of 25 – 27 March. The cost for the weekend, which includes full board at Bishop’s House and coach from Pitlochry to Fionnphort is £158.00. Subject to final confirmation there will be an extra £10.00 needed, for the ferry crossings.
Crossreach Easter cards
Are on sale in The Tryst.
Gardening around the church –
A thank you and a request.
There is no doubt about it, spring is almost upon us. Trees and bushes are starting to bud, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils are either in full bloom or are most certainly heading that way.
At this time I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all those who, over the years, have kept the grounds around the church neat and tidy; giving of their time and their talent, and also of their wisdom and their labour. Sometimes we take things like well-presented surroundings a little for granted, yet there is no doubting that that they bring us pleasure and a sense of peace. I would also like to acknowledge Susan Seaton’s contribution in co-ordinating the efforts of the volunteers and say ‘Thank you … from us all’. Susan is stepping down at this time and so we are looking for someone to co-ordinate the volunteers, and indeed we are looking for additional volunteers to help.
So two questions: Do you enjoy gardening or a bit of outdoor exercise? Would you be willing to give some time to help tidy the church garden whenever you can? (The good news is that we don’t cut the grass). Occasional weeding and cutting back of shrubs is the bulk of the work, and whatever time you can give will certainly make a difference.
Remember to say a personal thank you to Susan. Speak to Susan for more information and insights, and get her to point out all those who help, so you can thank them too. (Revd Mary Haddow)
If anyone would like a visit from the Pastoral Care and Fellowship Group, please contact Romilly Carter
Church Office - The Tryst:
Telephone: 01796 474 010
Rev Mary Haddow
Joint Session Clerks:
Mrs Gill Frame
Mr Hugh Mackintosh
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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.
This Order of Service can be downloaded below as a pdf file
L: They shall not grow old
P: As we who are left grow old.
L: Age shall not weary them,
P: Nor the years condemn.
L: At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.
P: We will remember them.