Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

17 March 2019 at 10.30am





Welcome to our Service of Worship

which will be led by the Rev. Mary Haddow


Our Organist is Gordon Mackenzie

Our Reader is Gill Frame





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: MP 518  Oh praise ye the Lord!


     Welcome and Church News


Call to Worship


Praise: CH4 200  Christ is made the sure foundation


Second Sunday in Lent



Bible Reading: John 13:2-5 (page 1081 in the pew Bibles)




Symbol – Basin and Towel




All: CH4 392 verse 1 only

When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of Glory died,

My riches gain I count but loss,

And pour contempt on all my pride.


Choir Anthem: Now glad of heart


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.




Praise:  CH4 505 All that I am, all that I do


Bible Reading::  Ephesians 5:21 - 6-9 (page 1176 - 1177)

Praise     MP 94 Come, let us sing of a wonderful love                                                                   




Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others

Praise: Your love, O God, has called us here (Tune: CH4 695 O waly waly)


Sermon: New Relationships


Praise:  CH4 694 Brother, sister, let me serve you (v3 men, v4 women)





Sung Response : MP 935

To You, Great Lord, the One-in-three

all praise for evermore ascend,

O grant us in our home to see

The heavenly life that knows no end.










Wednesday 20 March


Tryst for Prayer 10.00am

Coffee & Chat 10.30am

Talents Group Meeting 10:30am

Choir Rehearsal 6:25pm


Wednesday 20 March

Pitlochry Church of Scotland Guild will hold its AGM, after Coffee & Chat - at midday in the Tryst Lounge.  Please come along with ideas for next session's programme.


Wednesday 20 March

Pitlochry Church of Scotland Trustees meeting will be held in the Tryst Lounge at 4:00pm


Thursday 21 March

Tryst Table Tennis meet in the Hall from 2 – 4.00pm.


Friday 22 March

Messy Church in The Tryst, from 4 – 6.00pm.

From cheering crowds to Palm Sundaes.  Come along for Fun, Messy Crafts and Dinner for all the Family.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the office on: 01796 474 010.


Sunday 24 March Pitlochry Church of Scotland Annual Stated meeting, will be held in The Tryst Hall, at 12 noon.


Churches Working Together in Atholl


Community Lent Meetings


Wednesday 13 March, 2.30pm at St Brides RC Church

Wednesday 20 March, 2.00pm at Pitlochry Baptist Church

Wednesday 27 March, 2.30pm at St Andrews, Strathtay

Wednesday 3 April, 2.30pm at Pitlochry Church of Scotland

Tuesday 9 April, 2.30pm at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 19 April, 8am – Walk with the Cross (Meet at, and leave from, Pitlochry Church of Scotland)


Each meeting will follow the theme: ‘Eyewitnesses – What we saw and heard’ In the lead up to Easter, why not join us for a time of quiet reflection, discussion and prayer, as we engage with some of the men and women who were eyewitnesses to the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth.



Zip Wire – If you cast your mind back you might remember that our minister volunteered to take part in a Zip Wire Challenge to raise funds for CrossReach.  If you kindly sponsored her endeavour, this is to let you know that she completed the challenge and that sponsorship monies are now due.  Thank you to all who have contributed.


The Tryst Book Shelf is stocked with second hand books on the subject of Christianity, to raise funds to send around the World. Please visit The Tryst to take a look, there may be something just for you!


Looking for help/advice

Rev Sharon Colvin, retired minister of Airdrie: Jackson, has contacted us to ask for some help in securing a reasonably priced room for her son from March to October, while he is in Pitlochry for the Summer Season at the theatre.  If you have a room you would be willing to give him access to, as a place to lay his head and store his clothes, please contact the Rev Mary Haddow on 01796 472774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Equally, if you know of a place offering a room, that he could contact, please let Mary know.




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

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   Rev Mary Haddow 


   Joint Session Clerks:

   Mrs Ginnie Wilkie

   Mr Hugh Mackintosh


Scottish Charity Number: SC 008361







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