Pews News – 6 October 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk and this celebration of the Sacrament. A special welcome to members of the kirk who usually worship at Stenton. 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 Kirstine McKenzie.  Readers are  Jo Gray (Stenton) and   Sally Waterhouse (Prestonkirk). 
  4. Children are always welcome to worship with us.  Children over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn and return for the Sacrament later on. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. After worship, there will be a reception for the congregation in the kirk to mark the minister’s retirement. Everyone is welcome to attend this. The minister will be at the kirk door to greet all those who are unable to stay.
  6. The Guild meets on Tuesday at 2-15pm in the Stables. There will be a celebration of the Sacrament and an Act of Dedication for the start of the new session.
  7. On Friday, Stenton Primary School are celebrating their Harvest Festival in Stenton Kirk at 9-30am. Members of kirk and community are invited to attend.
  8. The minister will be on Study Leave from 12 October-2 November. Morning worship next Sunday will be conducted by Eddie Yeoman. Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact  the Revd. Neil Watson  t: 01368 863098.
  9. Many thanks to Alastair McConnachie and his team for organising the Harvest Lunch. As a consequence, £303-85 was raised for church funds. The Smartie Challenge has exceeded its target and raised £1,020. Marvellous!
  10. In addition, £321  was collected for Christian Aid at the Harvest Songs of Praise at Whittingehame. Many thanks indeed.
  11. The McMillan Coffee Morning organised by Pat Carmichael raised £335-50. Well done!
  12. 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: