Pews News – 15 October 2017

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and may the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers arranged by Libby Jeffrey and Stella Finlay (Stenton) and Margaret Boyd (Prestonkirk). Readers are Joe Harper (Stenton) and Ewan Brown (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 go down to the Stables after the second hymn for a related craft activity. Crèche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. Jean Thomson’s funeral is on Monday at 12-30pm in the Pentland Chapel, Mortonhall. There will also be a Memorial Service in Prestonkirk on Friday 27 October at 2-30pm.
  6. The Guild meets on Tuesday at 2-15pm in the Stables. Iain Paterson will be giving an illustrated talk on Robert Noble RSA.
  7. Jennifer Hignell’s funeral will be at Binning Wood on Friday 20 October at 1-45pm with a service of thanksgiving in Prestonkirk at 2-30pm.
  8. The minister will be on Study Leave 15-29 October. Morning worship will be conducted by the Very Revd. Dr. John Cairns. Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact the Revd. Joanne Evans-Boiten t: 01620 880378.
  9. Please support the Blythswood Care’s Shoe Box Appeal 2017 by filling a shoe box, donating items towards a shared box or making a financial donation. Leaflets available in the vestibule. Deadline Sunday 5 November. More information from Audrey Affleck t: 01620 860694. Many thanks!
  10. On Thursday 2 November, there will be a special service in Whittingehame Kirk at 6-30pm to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, written by AJ Balfour in Whittingehame House. The Very Revd. Dr. John Miller, former Moderator of the General Assembly, will be the preacher. Hospitality follows in Alison Cargill House, gifted to the parish as a village hall by AJ Balfour.
  11. 4U Group begins again on Sunday 5 November at 12-15pm in the Stables.
  12. The J-Team begins again on Wednesday 8 November at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton.
  13. Following the conclusion of the Technology Pilot, there will be an opportunity to provide some feedback via the specially prepared sheets available in the vestibule. Please return them to the post box provided this morning.
  14. 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: