Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

30 April 2017 at 10.30am


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


Our reader is

Ray Wilson

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 See What a morning!


Welcome & Church News


Call to Worship


Praise: CH4 363   We have a gospel to proclaim


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 404   I danced in the morning


Bible Readings:  Philippians 1: 12 - 18  (Page 1178 in the pew Bible)


Praise: CH4 425  The Saviour died, but rose again




Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Solo Voice, Choir and Congregational Praise:  It is well with my soul


Solo verse 1

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul


Solo chorus


It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul


Solo verse 2

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul


Solo and Choir Chorus

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul


Solo verse 3

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to a cross and I bare it no more

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul!


Solo and Choir and Congregation chorus (sung twice)

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul


Sermon: Open Prison Doors


Praise: CH4 396 (2)    And can it be (Sagina)




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.







There will be a brief Session Meeting after the service in The Tryst Hall.


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 3 May

10.00 am  Tryst for Prayer

10.30 am  Coffee & Chat 

2.00 pm Table Tennis

6.25 pm    Choir


Fri 28 April – Thurs 25 May

Zero Waste Challenge

The 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.


Friday 12 May

Messy Church

The Story of Martha & Mary

Come along to The Tryst 4.00 – 6.00pm, for another chance to play games, run around, watch a video, sing, chat, make a mess and enjoy some food.

Contact:  Church Office 01796 474010.


14 – 20  May - Christian Aid Week

.Donation envelopes were sent out with The Torch, and can be returned to the church over the next few Sundays, or to The Tryst any weekday. More envelopes will be available at the church if you have mislaid yours.


Friday 19 May

Christian Aid Quiz Night

In The Tryst Lounge, at 7.00pm.

Please come along as a team of 4, or individual, to join a team.  Tickets £5.00  Prizes & Refreshments.  Contact: Sandy Charleson on

01796 473025, or David Frame on 01796 474234.


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.


Saturday 13 May – Friday 19 May

Book Sale with Art & Collectables

At St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, raising funds for Christian Aid. Undercroft Café open all day.  Prayers in the Undercroft Chapel daily at 1.00pm.


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.


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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Scottish Charities No. SC008361

CCL Number: 2762281