Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

28 May 2017 at 10.30am


Welcome to our Service of Worship which will be led by The Worship Group


Our reader is

Anne-Lise Robertson

and our organist is

Gordon Mackenzie




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.

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:  CMP 1213

O Church, Arise O church arise, and put your armour on;hear the call of Christ our captain.

For now the weak can say that they are strong in the strength that God has given.

With shield of faith and belt of truth, we'll stand against the devil's lies,

an army bold, whose battle cry is love, reaching out to those in darkness.


Welcome & Church News


Call to Worship


Praise:  CMP 575   Rejoice, the Lord is king!


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


Praise: CH4 438   The head that once was crowned with thorns


Bible Readings:  Genesis 28: 10 - 17 and Acts 1: 6 – 11




Praise: CH4 459  Crown Him with many crowns   






Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Praise: CH4 380  There is a green hill far away


Sermon: Knocking on heaven's door


Praise:  CMP 13 (ii)  All hail the power of Jesus’ name




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.






Tryst for Prayer will not meet during May, but will resume Wednesday 7 June, in The Tryst Lounge.


The Pitlochry & Moulin Heritage Centre in Moulin kirk has reopened for its 2017 season, which will last until Friday 6 October.  It is open 7 days a week, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.  Entry is FREE TODAY


Subscribers to the Life & Work Magazine, can collect their may edition from the church vestibule.


For the month of May, Pastoral cover will be provided by the Rev Fraser Penny (01350727249).


‘Alive and Active’

The latest edition of the Scottish Bible Society’s publication is now available, and can be uplifted from the tables in the Church vestibule or from the Publications rack in The Tryst entrance hall.  Please uplift a copy and read some fascinating articles about the work of the Bible Society throughout the world.


Family of 3 looking for min 2-bed unfurnished accommodation.  Medium to long term.  Excellent references.  Please call: Alastair Gilchrist on 07809240746.





Wednesday 31 May

10.30 am  Coffee & Chat 

2.00 pm Table Tennis

6.25 pm    Choir


Fri 28 April – Thurs 25 May

Zero Waste ChallengeThe Zero Waste Challenge display stand, will be in The Tryst Entrance for 1 month.  Come along to learn more of what we can do to protect our World.


Sunday 4 June


The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Sunday Service.  Please can Elders collect their Communion duty sheet, from the front of the church.


Saturday 10th June

There will be a Coffee Morning in aid of Christian Aid.  Contact David Frame for a ticket.


Gilbert Smith will be doing a sponsored walk from Kirkmichael to Nethybridge to support Christian Aid.   This is a 3-day walk over the Eastern Cairngorms.   Contact Gilbert or David to support this huge undertaking.



The Guild would like to thank everyone who so generously supported our coffee morning on 22 April, raising £409 for the Appeal.  Thank you.


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)


A Fantastic Week in Malta and Gozo

Mon 23 to Mon 30 October 2017.

Father Edward Vella is organising a full itinerary trip to Malta and Gozo. There will be opportunity to see St Paul’s Islands, where traditionally it is believed St Paul was shipwrecked, take in a full day tour of Valletta the Capital City, a visit to ‘the silent city’ and its beautiful Cathedral, and much more.  The week will close with a visit to Ggantija, which is the oldest free standing temple in the World, and a private mass at Ta Pinu National Shrine.

Please take an information sheet from the church vestibule if you would like to arrange a place on the trip.  Contact Father Edward Vella on: 01796 472174 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CAP (Christians Against Poverty Highland Perthshire

CAP Highland Perthshire is hosting Coffee, Chat & Information sessions in May to update churches on the ongoing story of the Highland Perthshire Debt Centre. Now in our fourth year of operation, the CAP Centre brings free, professional debt services to local people struggling with unmanageable levels of personal debt.

We’d love to have more individuals and churches partner with us in our ministry. So come and hear how you or your church can make a difference.

Please join us for coffee and cake on Tuesday 16th May: 10.30 – 12 noon latest: Pitlochry Episcopal Church, Perth Road

Katie Allstaff: Contact details:

Tel: 01887 820632

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Pastoral Care


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

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


   Web address:




   Rev Mary Haddow 


   Joint Session Clerks:

   Mrs Gill Frame


   Mr Hugh Mackintosh



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.


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.



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