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This Week's News


This Week's Diary:


  • Prayer Group 6.30pm

  • Choir 7.15pm 


  • Quiz night 7.30pm


  • Zones - P1-3 6.30pm; P4 & 5 7.15pm; P6 & 7 7.45pm.

A Reminder of Recurring Meetings:

  • The Guild - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 2.30pm

  • Prayer Group - Wednesdays at 6.30pm 

  • Choir - Wednesdays at 7.15pm 

  • Chums - 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7.30pm (fortnightly from September 14th - May 24th 2019)

  • Men's Group - 3rd Thursday of the month in Johnstone Arms at 7.30pm

  • Craft Group - first and third Friday of the month at 2pm

  • Zones  - Friday from 6:30pm


  • The Gate:  Last week the Gate Food Bank had 47 referrals, representing 90 people. They are running low on individual packets of instant potato, small tins of beans, tins of rice pudding and jars of jam.  Thank you for all your generous donations.

  • Sunday Cafe Volunteers:   There is a new sheet for volunteers for the Sunday Cafe from the 18th March.

  • The Church Quiz:  The February Quiz, “Blooming Marvellous!!”, can be collected from the IT desk and the closing date is Friday 28th February 2020. Entry remains at £1.

  • Quiz For All! By popular demand, Ricky Cassidy is returning to tax our brains on Thursday 27th February at 7.30pm. £10 entry fee for teams of 4 – winning team chooses which charity donation goes to. Please let Kay Conn know asap about teams so that Chums can organise catering.

  • Board & Session:   The next meeting of the Board and Session will be on Tuesday 10th March starting at 7pm.

  • Alvanac:  The latest copies of the Alvanac are in the hall to be collected by the elders.

  • Communion:   Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 8th March at the 10.30am and 6.30pm diets of worship.




Reading: Psalm 119, v1-9

1 Happy are those whose way is blameless,
    who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Happy are those who keep his decrees,
    who seek him with their whole heart,
3 who also do no wrong,
    but walk in his ways.
4 You have commanded your precepts
    to be kept diligently.
5 O that my ways may be steadfast
    in keeping your statutes!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame,
    having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart,
    when I learn your righteous ordinances.
8 I will observe your statutes;
    do not utterly forsake me.

Fair and Square

No tapestry complete without a square
jaw somewhere, to remind tame images
that words do more than chatter,
show how torah draws a frame for life
to challenge slipshod needlework,
set out certain things that matter.

No book complete without some ordering
of chapters, sequences of numbers, letters
sailing A to Z, the blacks, the whites,
all shades of tighter petit point let loose
upon a canvas sea, like decorated buoys
which mark each passage with eight riding lights.

No symphony complete without a switch
from law to liberty, a swatch of tones,
an itch unwrapped so strings rehearse
its secret. Bless you, ancient makar, shrewd
composer, artist, stitcher: you have left
your needle prints so clear in every verse.

No life complete without God’s art and music
hidden in our sober prose, artless, silent,
waiting for the word to waken, say hello,
and introduce a new dimension, dancing
intimacy to the edge of long horizons,
splashing colour on a great allegro.     © Jock Stein 2019

by Jock Stein


Lord, set your art before my eyes, your music at my ears, your word within my walk, that my life today may be well ordered, and full free. And may the happiness of obedience and the joy of good purpose, add colour and melody to the life that will keep flowing around me, for your name’s sake, Amen.

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