Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

18 March 2018 at 10.30am


Welcome to our Service

which will be led by the Rev. Mary Haddow and Anne-Lise Robertson


Our organist is
Maureen Holmes

Our reader is

David Wilkie







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:  CH4 396 v1  And can it be, that I should gain


Welcome & church News

Call to Worship  


Praise:  CH4 62 Sing a new song to the Lord

Verse 1 Choir,

Verses 2-4 +Congregation


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


Praise: CH4 577  Christ be beside me


Sacrament of Baptism


Freya Jane Condie-Rose, Daughter of Shona and Andy


Praise: CH4 796  The Lord bless you and keep you


Commitment of the congregation who answer:

“We do.  We will nurture one another in faith, uphold on another in prayer, and encourage one another in service.”


New Hymn:  Man of sorrows! What a name

Verse 1 Solo voice,

Verse 2 +choir,

Verse 3 +congregation


Choir:  Man of sorrows! What a name

For the Son of God who came, to show me love.

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

In my place condemned He stood, and showed me love.


And we sing

Jesus, Lamb of God

Worthy to be praised!


Guilty, vile and helpless we,

Spotless lamb of God was He, who showed me love.

Lifted up was He to die,

It is finished was his cry, He who showed me love.


And we sing

Jesus, Lamb of God

Worthy to be praised!


When He comes, our glorious King

All his ransomed souls to bring, then we’ll see love.

Then anew this song we’ll sing

Peace and joy will be within, then we’ll dwell in love.


And we sing

Jesus, Lamb of God

Worthy to be praised!

© R. Wood


Bible Readings:  Matthew 8:1-4 (Page 972 in the pew Bible) and Matthew 9:35-38 (Page 974)




Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Praise: CH4 336 Christ is our light!




Praise: CH4 533 Will you come and follow me


Charge and Benediction


Sung Response: CH4 784  Come light, light of God.










Financial Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017.

Copies are available from the Church Porch for all Elders to collect.


Sunday 18 March

Communication & Outreach group will meet in The Tryst Hall after the Church Service.


Tuesday 20 March 

Funeral of Margaret Pirnie at 11.00am.


CWTA Lent meetings


Churches Working Together in

Atholl  link congregations for  this

year’s Lent meetings. The theme of

each meeting: The Christ we Share.

At this season of Lent, Jesus says, ‘Follow me!’


Tues 20 March   Meeting held at Holy Trinity Church, at 2.30pm


Wednesday 21 March

Tryst for Prayer 10.00am

Coffee & Chat 10.30am

Talents 10.30am

Choir 6.25pm.

Guild AGM 12 noon.


Wednesday 21 March

The next issue of The Torch magazine, is due out on Sunday 1 April 2018.  Contributions should be given to the editor before Wed. 21 March. 

Contact: Brian Morrison 472597. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thursday 22 March

Table Tennis 2 – 4.00pm in Tryst Hall.


Friday 23 March

Pitlochry High School will be holding a Fairtrade Community Café, in the Assembly Hall, from 10.00am til noon.


Sunday 25 March

Annual Stated Meeting to be held on in The Tryst Hall at 12 noon.



Easter Services

Friday 30 March Good Friday

Walk with the Cross 8.00am (Meet outside the church at 7.50am)

Good Friday Evening Service 7.00pm

Sunday 1 April Easter Day

Open-air, Communion Service  at Pitlochry Festival Theatre Explorer’s Garden 7.00am.

Easter Morning All Age Worship 10.30am. During this Service we shall be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion.




World Mission Stamp Appeal

The situation in South Sudan is dire.   It is in the middle of a civil war, which began in December 2013 and has continued since, with serious abuses against civilians by both government forces and opposition fighters - despite a peace agreement.   Many thousands have been forced out of the country.   The Giffen Institute of Theology (GIT) of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan needs books.    It has had to relocate to Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya, and needs books for students. The Institute not only provides valuable education for students, but supports those who have fled from war through providing training and activities encouraging reconciliation between students from different tribes.  This year’s stamp appeal will help do just that, by selling your used stamps to make money for much needed resources.


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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