Pews News – 3 February 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and this celebration of the Sacrament. May the peace of God go with you!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship in Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers have been arranged by Jo Gray (Stenton) and  Mary Watson (Prestonkirk). Readers are Angie Simpson (Stenton) and Elizabeth0 Cowan  (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 over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. The 4U Group meets at 12-15pm in the Stables today. £341 raised for the Winter Night Shelter at Bethany Christian Trust. Many thanks!
  6. The Guild meets on Tuesday  at 2-15pm in the Stables – ‘Talk on the Wild Side’ with Ms Sam Ranscombe.
  7. The J-Team continues on Wednesday  in the Village Hall, Stenton at 4pm – ‘Telling Tales 14 –  Captain of the Storm ’.
  8. Athelstaneford Church is organising a Quiz Night on Friday at 7 for 7-30 in aid of church funds. Come along and join a team or bring a foursome with you! More details on the noticeboard in the Stables.
  9. The Community Bible Experience begins this month and runs for eight weeks. The minister is gathering together a group of people who would be interested in reading  and meeting  on  Thursdays   5-6pm in the Stables. If you would like to join him, please come to the Stables on Thursday  at 5pm for your copy of the Old Testament.
  10. Date for your Diary – Saturday 23 March an evening with ‘Traprain’s Got Talent’ in the Community Hall, East Linton. Why not volunteer to perform on your own, with your family, as a group … Contact Gill Watson e: gillian.watson@cgi.com and t: 860438.
  11. 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 – 13 January 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and a special welcome to Mairi Leach who is playing the organ at Stenton. Today we celebrate the baptism of Christ. May the peace of God go with you!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in the Stables, Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers have been arranged by Angie Simpson  (Stenton) and Jane Curran (Prestonkirk). Our readers are James/Barbara Wyllie (Stenton) and Joyce Patrick  (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 over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn.  Crèche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated after morning worship  at  Stenton and Prestonkirk.
  6. The 4U Group meets in the Stables at 12-15pm today.
  7. The J-Team continues on Wednesday  in the Village Hall, Stenton at 4pm – ‘Telling Tales 11 – The Baptism of Jesus’.
  8. Next Sunday, the 4U Group is organising a Bake  Stall in the Stables after morning worship at Prestonkirk to raise much needed funds for the Winter Night Shelter at Bethany Christian Trust. It costs £21 per bed space or £260,000 per winter!
  9. The Guild meets on Tuesday 22 January at 2-15pm  in the Stables. Chita Campbell will be talking about ‘The Butterfly Foundation’.
  10. The Community Bible Experience begins in February and runs for eight weeks. To date, we have four reading  groups. The minister is gathering together a group of people who would be interested in reading the first portion of the Old Testament and meeting every Thursday in February and March  5-6pm in the Stables. If you would like to join him, please come to the Stables on Thursday  7 February at 5pm for your copy of the Old Testament.
  11. Copies of Pews News are available in 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 – 6 January 2019

  1. A Happy New Year! Welcome to Stenton Kirk on the first Sunday of the year for this joint act of worship.  A special welcome to Mairi Leach who is playing the organ and to members of the parish who usually worship at Prestonkirk! May the peace of God go with you!
  2. If you are visiting, please introduce yourself to a member of the kirk. Coffee and bacon rolls (a real New Year treat!) will be  served after morning worship today. Flowers have been arranged by  Angie Simpson. Our readers are John/Christian Lindsay and Tom Middlemass.
  3. Children are especially welcome to worship with us. Following the children’s address, there will be a craft activity for the children in the kirk around the red horseshoe table.
  4. The Guild resumes its programme of events on Tuesday 8 January at 2-15pm with a discussion led by the minister on a topic chosen by the Church of Scotland Guild on ‘The Unexpected Journeys’.
  5. The Sunday School at Prestonkirk and the 4U Group resumes next  Sunday.
  6. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated after morning worship in both kirks next Sunday.
  7. The J-Team begins again on Wednesday 16 January at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton – ‘Telling Tales 11 – The Baptism of Jesus’.
  8. On 20 January, the 4U Group is organising a Bake  Stall in the Stables after morning worship at Prestonkirk to raise much needed funds for the Winter Night Shelter at Bethany Christian Trust. It costs £21 per bed space or £260,000 per winter!
  9. Many thanks indeed to all those who contributed to the offering at the ‘Carols at Stenton’ with the Stenton Singers. Well over £800 was raised for LORD –   Late Onset of Retina Degeneration. The research will also help the macular eye deficiency as well.
  10. 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 – 30 December 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and a special welcome to Mairi Leach who is playing the organ at Stenton.  May the peace of God go with you.
  2. If you are visiting, please introduce yourself to a member of the kirk. Coffee is served after morning worship in Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers have been arranged by Judith Fowler (Stenton) and  Audrey Affleck  (Prestonkirk).
  4. Children are always welcome to worship with us at Stenton and Prestonkirk  not least in today’s act of worship for all ages. There is a crèche in the Smeaton Room if required.
  5. Next Sunday, there will be a joint act of worship at Stenton Kirk at 9-30am with a craft activity for the children after the children’s address.  Members at East Linton who would like a lift should let the minister know. Bacon rolls to follow! No service at Prestonkirk!
  6. The Guild resumes its programme of events on Tuesday 8 January at 2-15pm with a discussion led by the minister on a topic chosen by the Church of Scotland Guild on ‘TheUnexpected Journeys’.
  7. The Sunday School and 4U Group at Prestonkirk resumes on Sunday 13 January.
  8. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated after morning worship in both kirks on Sunday 13 January.
  9. The Christmas Offerings were given to Christian Aid – Watchnight and Christmas Day (£727-71). These, together with the offering from ‘Sing a Song for Christmas’, brings our total Christmas contribution to Christian Aid to £1,035-97. Many thanks indeed to kirk and community for their welcome generosity!
  10. 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 – 23 December 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and the last part of our journey along the little road to Bethlehem! May the peace of God go with you!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship in Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk. Flowers have been arranged by Judith Fowler  (Stenton) and Audrey Affleck  (Prestonkirk). Our readers are Denise Russell (Stenton) and Marco Horn (Prestonkirk).
  3. 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 participate in a craft activity down in the Stables.
  4. Tomorrow night, there will be a Christingle Service at 5-30pm in the Community Hall, East Linton followed by seasonal hospitality. Children who would like to make their own Christingle should come to the Hall from 5pm onwards. All the ingredients will be provided. 
  5. At 7pm, there will be the traditional ‘Carols Around the Fountain’ in East Linton.
  6. This year, the Watchnight Service is at Prestonkirk at 11-30pm with hospitality in the Stables from 10-45pm. There will be an offering for Christian Aid.
  7. On Christmas Day, there will be an act of worship for all ages in Prestonkirk at 10am.  Children are invited to bring along one of their gifts from Santa Claus if they like. There will be an offering for Christian Aid.
  8. Next Sunday, there will be an act of worship in both kirks – ‘A Christmas Tale’ with carols and readings, suitable for all ages.
  9. On Sunday 6 January, there will be a joint service at Stenton at 9-30am to mark the New Year and Epiphany. Bacon rolls to follow.
  10. Community Bible Experience 2019 – Interested in facilitating a reading group?  Please sign the sheet in the vestibule. Many thanks indeed!
  11. Many thanks to all those who participated in the Christmas Lunch. £390 was raised for church funds. A special word of thanks to Alastair McConnachie and the self-styled team of Ali’s Angels – Pat, Anne, Eleanor and Yvonne.
  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: revdd.scott@gmail.com

Pews News – 9 December 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and a special welcome to the female voices of the Stenton Singers who are worshipping with us at Stenton. May the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee and bacon rolls  are served after worship at Stenton and coffee is served from 10-15am in the Stables, Prestonkirk.  Flowers  arranged by Judith Fowler (Stenton) and Audrey Affleck  (Prestonkirk). Our reader at Prestonkirk is Donny Cuthbert.  Intercessions are led by Denise Russell (Stenton) and Helen Hamilton (Prestonkirk).
  3. Children are always welcome to worship with us. At Stenton, children are invited to participate in the whole service. At Prestonkirk, children over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  4.  ‘Sing a Song for Christmas’ is on this afternoon  at 3pm in Prestonkirk. East Linton Primary School Choir, students from Dunbar Grammar and East Linton Community Choir will be performing. Retiring offering for Christian Aid followed by seasonal hospitality in the Stables.
  5. There will be a Christmas Lunch next  Sunday in the Stables. Help with sandwiches, tray bakes etc required. See Anne, Eleanor, Pat, Yvonne or Alastair. Christmas Hamper raffle tickets available from Anne (Stenton) and Yvonne (Prestonkirk).
  6. ‘Carols at Stenton’ with the Stenton Singers is on next Sunday night  at 7-30pm in Stenton  Kirk. There will be a retiring offering for LORD –  Late Onset of Retina Degeneration. The research will also help the macular eye deficiency as well.
  7. Guild Christmas Tea is on Tuesday 18 December at 2-15pm in the Stables.
  8. The Stenton Primary School Nativity Play is in Stenton Kirk on Tuesday 18 December at 2pm.  East Linton Christmas Assembly is in Prestonkirk on Thursday 20 December at 2pm. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend.
  9. Community Bible Experience 2019 – We are going to read the first part of the Old Testament over eight weeks (February-April). If you are interested in facilitating a reading group, please sign the sheet in the vestibule. Many thanks indeed!
  10. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, the Post Office and Votadini.  Send items to the minister  t: 860227 or e: revdd.scott@gmail.com

Pews News – 7 October 2018

 

  1. Welcome to the kirk and this celebration of the Sacrament.  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 have been arranged by Barbara Wyllie  (Stenton) and  Kirstine McKenzie (Prestonkirk).  Our readers are 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 over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. This afternoon, we are having a Jamming Session in Prestonkirk from 2-30 until 3-30pm. This is being organised by Ruth and James Peck. It is open to all ages and all abilities. Bring along your musical instrument and try out some worship songs. Music will be available beforehand. Contact Ruth at rpeck@hotmail.co.uk
  6. The J-Team continues on Wednesday at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton – Telling Tales 5 – Daniel and the Lion’s Den.
  7. Film Premiere – ‘Things That Cannot Be Touched’ next Sunday  at 12-15pm in the Stables. Hospitality provided and donations for Christian Aid. This short film was made by David P Scott featuring the minister’s reflections on  Vermeer.
  8. Leaflets concerning the Blythswood Care Christmas Shoebox Appeal are available this morning. Members of the kirk may fill a shoe box with appropriate gifts, bring requisite items to be included in a shoebox or donate some money. Boxes and gifts should be brought to the kirk by Sunday 28 October. The boxes will be given to people in Eastern Europe this Christmas. Contact Audrey Affleck for more details t: 860694.
  9. Many thanks to all those who organised and participated in the Harvest Lunch last Sunday. Thanks especially to DJ Malcolm and the Co-op for their donations to the Hamper. Amazingly, £543 was raised for church funds.
  10. Copies of Pews News are available at DJ Malcolm’s, Votadini and the Post Office. 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 – 29 July 2018

  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 have been arranged by Fiona Dobson (Stenton) and Yvonne Aitken (Prestonkirk). Our readers are Jane Steven (Stenton) and Joyce Patrick (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. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be celebrated in both kirks next Sunday morning.
  6. On Sunday 12 August, there will be a ‘Welcome to the Lord’s Table’ Ceremony at Prestonkirk followed by a congregational lunch.
  7. At Prestonkirk, we are organising an Adventure Day entitled ‘Seascape’ for children in the Stables, the kirk and the glebe field on Tuesday 14 August 10am-2pm. This includes lunch and registration is from 9-30am onwards.
  8. The Guild Strawberry Tea is on Tuesday 21 August at 2-30pm in the Stables.
  9. There will be a Silent Auction for church funds on Friday 31 August from 7pm onwards in the Community Hall, East Linton. Tickets cost £5 and include the right to bid plus an arrival drink and nibbles. These are available fropm Yvonne Aitken, Pat Carmichael, Alastair McConnachie, Anne Mason and Eleanor Miller.
  10. The success of this event will be largely down to the support and generosity of members of the congregation. Therefore, we are looking for ‘quality items or promises’ which can be auctioned on the night! Please contact someone from the Fundraising Committee (above) if you are able to donate or help in any way.
  11. ‘The Last of the Hepburns of Smeaton Hepburn’ is an exhibiton curated by David Affleck in the John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington. It explores the history of the family and their links to local and national affairs. It’s available until September. For more information phone 01620 820690.
  12. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, Votadini and the Post Office. 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 – 17 June 2018

  1. Welcome to the Church in the Hall and breakfast at Stenton and to Prestonkirk – 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 Lynda Jeffrey (Stenton) and Margaret Hunter (Prestonkirk). Readers are John/Christian Lindsay (Stenton) and Irene Heron (Prestonkirk).
  4. Children are invited to enjoy the whole service today.
  5. The class for new members is on Thursday at 7pm in the Stables.
  6. A ‘Strawberry Fayre’ and Table Top Sale will take place in the Community Hall, East Linton on Saturday.  Afternoon Tea (with a glass of fizz) will be served between 1.30pm and 4.30pm  alongside some musical entertainment!  Tickets cost £6 (adult) and £3 (children) from Yvonne Aitken (07809684900) and Anne Mason (07719368420).
  7. Gifford Art Group are organising an exhibition in the Village Hall on Friday (6-8pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm). Proceeds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
  8. Next Sunday, there will be the Sunday School/4U Prize-giving at Prestonkirk. Children are invited to come early to make some biscuits happy!
  9. The second workshop       for ‘Welcome to the Lord’s Table’ is next Sunday afternoon   at 2-30pm in the Stables.
  10. Next Sunday night, there will be a ‘Midsummer Songs of Praise’ at Whittingehame Kirk at 6-30pm. There will be an offering for Christian Aid.
  11. At Prestonkirk, we are organising an Adventure Day entitled ‘Seascape’ for children in the Stables, the kirk and the glebe field on Tuesday 14 August 10am-2pm including lunch. If you can help with this, please contact the minister.
  12. Many thanks indeed to all those who participated in the recent ‘Open Gardens’ at Stenton. £1,812 was raised for Parkinsons UK.
  13. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, Votadini and the Post Office. 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 – 29 April 2018

  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 have been arranged by Susan Kinnaird (Stenton) and Yvonne Aitken (Prestonkirk). Our readers are Doreen Thomson (Stenton) and Tom Middlemass (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 over three are invited to attend the Sunday School in the Stables after the second hymn. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. The 4U Group meets in the Stables at 12-15pm.
  6. The J-Team meets on Wednesday at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton. We will be thinking about Daniel and the Space Academy.
  7. ‘The Rugged Pathway’ – An East Lothian Pilgrimage on Saturday beginning at St. Mary’s, Haddington at 9-45am and finishing at St. Mary’s, Whitekirk at 4-30pm, passing through Prestonkirk at 2-00pm. There will be tea/coffee available at the Stables. If you can help with this, please let the minister know. For more information contact Wendy Wilson e: wendywilson64@googlemail.com
  8. The NK Ramblers are visiting our parish on Saturday 19 May and going on a walk organised by Iain MacKenzie. Meet at the Stables at 10am. Even if you’re not able to walk, come and say, ‘Hello!’
  9. Following the success of last year’s initiatives, we are organising a series of fundraisers for Christian Aid. If you would like to organise a Coffee Morning, Afternoon Tea or other event with your friends and raise some money for Christian Aid, please contact Anne Masson t: 01368 850317.
  10. Dates for your Diary – Strawberry Fayre on 23 June at 2pm and Silent Auction on 31 August at 7pm.
  11. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s, Votadini and the Post Office. 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 – 15 April 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk and a special welcome to the Revd. Ian Scott who is preaching whilst he minister is on holiday this weekend. May the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in the Stables, Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers arranged by Susan Kinnaird (Stenton) and Margaret Morrison (Prestonkirk). Readers are Rodger/Emma Maguire (Stenton) and Marco Horn (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. The Sunday School at Prestonkirk and the 4U Group resume next Sunday at the usual times.
  6. The J-Team meets on Wednesday 25 April at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton. We will be thinking about Daniel and the Space Academy.
  7. Following the success of last year’s initiatives, we are organising a series of fundraisers for Christian Aid. If you would like to organise a Coffee Morning, Afternoon Tea or other event with your friends and raise some money for Christian Aid, please contact Anne Masson t: 01368 850317.
  8. The Stenton Singers have a concert with wine and savouries on 28 April at 7-30pm and a concert with Daffodil Tea on 29 April at 3pm both in the Village Hall, Stenton. Tickets cost £10 for Homestart, Dunbar and Dunbar Twinning. Available from Moya Ramsay t: 01368 850283.
  9. ‘The Rugged Pathway’ – An East Lothian Pilgrimage on Saturday 5 May beginning at St. Mary’s, Haddington at 9-45am and finishing at St. Mary’s, Whitekirk at 4-30pm, passing through Prestonkirk at 2-00pm. There will be tea/coffee available at the Stables. If you can help with this, please let the minister know. For more information contact Wendy Wilson e: wendywilson64@googlemail.com
  10. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s 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 – 8 April 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk and a special welcome to Joanne Elizabeth Gray and Denise Russell who have come to Stenton to be ordained a selders and Maisie James May Buchanan who has come to Prestoinkirk to be baptised. 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 Susan Kinnaird (Stenton) and Patricia Brown (Prestonkirk). Readers are Bill Stevenson (Stenton) and Ewan Brown (Prestonkirk). Intercessions led by Margaret Jeffrey (Stenton) and Irene Heron (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. Donations for the Foodbank at Tranent will be picked up from Prestonkirk this morning.
  6. Next Sunday, the minister will be on holiday. Morning worship will be conducted by the Revd. Ian Scott, formerly minister at Greenbank, Edinburgh.
  7. Following the success of last year’s initiatives, we are organising a series of fundraisers fro Christian Aid. If you would like to organise a Coffee Morning, Afternoon Tea or other event with your friends and raise some money for Christian Aid, please contact Anne Masson t: 01368 850317.
  8. The Stenton Singers have a concert with wine and savouries on 28 April at 7-30pm and a concert with Daffodil Tea on 29 April at 3pm both in the Village Hall, Stenton. Tickets cost £10 for Homestart, Dunbar and Dunbar Twinning. Available from Moya Ramsay t: 01368 850283.
  9. ‘The Rugged Pathway’ – An East Lothian Pilgrimage on Saturday 5 May beginning at St. Mary’s, Haddington at 9-45am and finishing at St. Mary’s, Whitekirk at 4-30pm, passing through Prestonkirk at 2-00pm. There will be tea/coffee available at the Stables. If you can help with this, please let the minister know. For more information contact Wendy Wilson e: wendywilson64@googlemail.com
  10. Copies of Pews News are available in DJ Malcolm’s 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