Pews News – 25 June 2017

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and may the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee after worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers arranged by Susan Kinnaird (Stenton) and Brenda Lenaghan (Prestonkirk). Readers are Bill Stevenson (Stenton) and Heather Fleming (Prestonkirk).
  4. Butterfly Cakes and Elderflower Cordial available for everyone in the kirk after the Sunday School and 4U Prize-giving at Prestonkirk.
  5. ‘Midsummer Songs of Praise’ tonight at Whittingehame Kirk at 6-30pm. Retiring Offering for Christian Aid.
  6. Tickets for the BBQ on 4 July at 6-30pm at Ruchlaw Mains and the Ceilidh on 8 July at Stenton Village Hall at 7pm for our American visitors are available from Gill, Rosetta and Joe. They are both free events!
  7. On Sunday 9 July, there will be a congregational lunch in the Stables in the company of our American visitors. If you can help provide food for this event, please contact Alastair MacConnachie t: 860939.
  8. The Americans are looking for eleven blankets/duvets to help with their bedding at Alison Cargill. If you have one to spare, label it and bring it along to the manse. Leave it in the front porch if we’re not at home.
  9. At Prestonkirk, we are organising an ‘Adventure Day with Friends and Heroes’ for children in the Stables, the kirk and the glebe field on Tuesday 15 August 10am-2pm including lunch. Three of our volunteers have broken limbs so we need help urgently! If you are free, please contact the minister.
  10. Lothian Broadband has put some equipment on top of the Bell Tower at Stenton to simulate what it would look like if they were to connect to their network. Look up and let us know what you think. Can you see it?
  11. East Lothian Welcomes Refugees is looking for volunteers with childcare experience to look after two toddlers on a rota basis – Monday-Thursday 10-12 to allow their mums to attend English classes in Haddington. Contact Janette Middlemass at East Lothian Council jmiddlemass@eastlothian.gov.uk
  12. Smartie Tubes with twenty pences should be returned to the kirk by the end of June. Please hand them over to Yvonne Aitken or a duty elder.
  13. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, the Post Office and Votadini. Items for next week’s issue should be sent to the Revd. David D. Scott t: 860227 or e: revdd.scott@gmail.com

Pews News – 28 May 2017

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and may the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee served after morning worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers arranged by Anne Masson (Stenton) and Beth Tallach (Prestonkirk). Readers Joe/Jenny Harper (Stenton) and Heather Fleming (Prestonkirk).
  4. Children are always welcome to worship with us. At Stenton, there is an activity for the children after the children’s address. At Prestonkirk, children are invited to enjoy the whole service. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. On Sundays 4, 11 and 18 June, the services in Stenton will be in the recently refurbished Village Hall. These will be acts of All Age Worship too. The theme will be ‘The Great I Am’.
  6. On Friday at 7pm, a concert in Garvald Church given by students from the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music for ‘East Lothian Welcomes Refugees’.
  7. On Saturday 10 June, the kirk is organising the Bottle Stall at the East Linton Gala Day (1-3pm). If you can help with this, please tell the minister.
  8. On Saturday 17 June, Mary-Catherine and David are hosting a Coffee Morning in the manse and grounds to raise funds for the work of Christian Aid. There will be a plant stall and the chance to play croquet on the lawn. Instead of charging a fixed sum, people are invited to make a donation for Christian Aid. Come anytime between 10am and 12 noon to this ‘At Home for Christian Aid’.
  9. Christian Aid envelopes should be returned to a duty elder or the offering plate or hand in to Anne Masson or the manse. Many thanks to Anne, Yvonne and Pat for standing outside the butcher’s and the co-op last Saturday with Christian Aid buckets. Amazingly, £117-48 was collected.
  10. Last week, we had a retiring offering to provide a budget for hosting the American visitors from First Presbyterian, Holt. It came to £316-20. If anyone missed this opportunity and would like to contribute, put your donation in an envelope entitled, ‘American Visitors’ and put it in the offering plate or hand it into the manse.
  11. Tickets for the BBQ on 4 July at 6-30pm at Ruchlaw Mains and the Ceilidh on 8 July at Stenton Village Hall at 7pm for our American visitors are available from Gill, Rosetta and Joe. They are both free events!
  12. Articles, contributions and reports for the next issue of Contact should be handed into Tom Middlemass as soon as possible.
  13. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, the Post Office and Votadini. Items for next week’s issue should be sent to the Revd. David D. Scott t: 860227 or e: revdd.scott@gmail.com