Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

23rd July 2017 at 10.30am


Welcome to our Service of Worship which will be led by the Rev. Mary Haddow


Our reader is
Mary Ballantine
 Our organist is
Douglas Fergus






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

There will be no meeting of Tryst for Prayer on Wednesdays 26th July, as The Tryst will be CLOSED. However, please contact the Minister, Rev Mary Haddow with any prayer requests.
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.
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.





Welcome & church News

Call to Worship

L: In the midst of strife, God is with us!
P: Come, O Lord, and pour your word into our hearts.

L: In the busyness and demands of everyday living, God is with us!
P: Hear our cries, O Lord, and quiet our spirits!

L: Come, let us open our hearts and spirits to the Lord.
P: We come, with confidence and hope in the presence of God.


Hymn: CH4 181    For the beauty of the earth


Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father,

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


All Age Talk


Hymn: CH4 493    It’s me, it’s me, O Lord


Bible Readings:   :        
                Jonah 1:17-2:10            (Page  928 in the pew Bible)

                2 Corinthians 5:16-21   (Page 1162)


Hymn:  CH4 547   What a Friend we have in Jesus



Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Hymn: CH4 540      I heard the voice of Jesus say


Sermon  A whale of a tale


Hymn: CH4 286     Tell out my soul


Charge and Benediction


Sung response: 

CMP 1205 v 5

Daily on our pilgrim journey

Praise Him for his matchless grace,

Live for His immortal glory

Till in heaven we see His face.





Intimations for Today


The Torch Magazine & Kirk Directory 2018

Please ensure that all editorial for The Torch magazine is with the Editor by 26 July.  Please can all contributors to the Kirk Directory let Brian know of any changes to be made for the 2017/18 edition.
Contact: Brian Morrison 01796 472597 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Other Intimations

Wednesday 19th July


Please note there will be no meeting for Prayer, or Coffee & Chat, on Wednesdays  26th July.. The Tryst building will be closed


Monday 31 July
Church Garden
Come & join the gardening group at the church at 2.00pm.  For information, contact:  Roger West 474255.

Monday 12th June – Friday 15th September

Summer Church Opening
The Church is open to visitors & locals on weekdays (Mon – Fri 10.00am – 12 noon).  All are welcome to view and wander round our historic church building or just sit and enjoy a time of quiet. 

If you would like to volunteer to greet & welcome visitors, please take this opportunity to sign up to our Volunteer rota. Please add your name & telephone number to the rota in the church porch today.  Thank you.  

Rhubarb Please!

Crossreach Daycare at The Tryst would gratefully receive any surplus rhubarb please.



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 Gill Frame

   Mr Hugh Mackintosh



Scottish Charity Number: SC 008361





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