Pews News – 21 April 2019

  1. Happy Easter! Welcome to the kirk and this celebration of the Sacrament where everyone is welcome to share the bread and the wine. May the peace of God be with you around this hospitable Table where the risen Christ is made known in the breaking of the bread!
  2. Coffee is served after morning worship at Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers arranged by Jenny Harper (Stenton) and   Jane Hall (Prestonkirk). Readers are Brian Fowler (Stenton) and Mary-Catherine Scott  (Prestonkirk).
  4. Children are always welcome to worship with us especially on Easter Day. There is a Family Communion at both churches and crèche facilities available  in the Smeaton Room for under threes if required.
  5. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Manse Garden after morning worship at Prestonkirk and during morning worship at Stenton
  6. The minister will be on holiday from 26 April until 3 May. Morning worship next Sunday will be conducted by the Revd. Maureen  Duncan. Anyone requiring the services of a minister should contact the Revd. Neil Watson t: 01368 860672.
  7. The Stenton Singers have a concert  next Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Prestonkirk.  Tickets cost £10 for LORD  from Moya Ramsay t: 01368 850283.
  8.  ‘The Rugged Pathway’ – An East Lothian Pilgrimage on Saturday 4 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. For more information contact Wendy Wilson e:  wendywilson64@googlemail.com
  9. Naxalbari/Scottish Evening on 17 May at 7pm in the Community Hall, East Linton with Indian and Scottish food, country dancers, Scottish songs and bagpipes. Tickets available from Libby (Stenton) and Elizabeth (Prestonkirk)  – £10 for adults but accompanied children are free.
  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 – 7 April 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk –  and  may the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee after morning worship in Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers have been arranged by Jenny Harper (Stenton) and  Patricia Brown (Prestonkirk). Readers are Denise Russell (Stenton) and  Joyce Patrick  (Prestonkirk).  Lenten Prayers led by Jemma (Stenton) and Sophie and Ollie (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 manse kitchen after the second hymn. Creche in the Smeaton Room.
  5. The Sacrament of Holy Communion  will be celebrated in both kirks immediately  after morning worship.
  6. Pre-Easter Lunch in the Stables after morning worship at Prestonkirk. There will be an Easter Basket and tickets are available from Anne (Stenton) and Yvonne (Prestonkirk).
  7.  ‘Smartie Challenge 2019’ – Over £900 was raised by the last Smartie Challenge so we’re doing it again. Smartie tubes will be handed out today  to those wishing to take part. Enjoy the contents and fill the tube with 20p pieces and return it to the fundraising team when finished!
  8. Palm Sunday Procession at  Prestonkirk next Sunday morning.  Meet at the manse at 10-45am.
  9. Date for your Diary – Easter Day is on Sunday 21 April and begins with a short act of worship on top of Traprain. Meet in the car park at Traprain at 6-30am. Come for bacon/sausage rolls etc at Alison Cargill House thereafter. Bring an egg to roll  if you like!
  10. On 14 May, our Twinning Group is organising  an Indian Scottish Evening to welcome Miku Foning and the Revd. Nirwan Subba to our parish. Indian and Scottish food, country dancers, Scottish songs and bagpipes. Tickets are available from Libby (Stenton) and Elizabeth (Prestonkirk)  – £10 for adults but accompanied children are free.
  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 – 31 March 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk –  and a special welcome to all the children on the Cradle Roll who have come to worship with us on this Mothering Sunday. May the peace of God be with you!
  2. Coffee after morning worship in Stenton and from 10-15am in Prestonkirk.
  3. Flowers have been arranged by Lynda Jeffrey (Stenton) and  Kathleen McKinney (Prestonkirk). Readers are Jane Steven (Stenton) and  Tom Middlemass  (Prestonkirk).
  4. Lenten Prayers led by Lottie (Stenton) and Reuben (Prestonkirk). Intercessions are led by Denise Russell (Stenton) and Helen Hamilton (Prestonkirk).
  5. Children are invited to participate in the whole service this morning.
  6. The Guild AGM is on Tuesday at 2-15pm in the Stables.
  7.  ‘Bothwell and Mary’ – a lecture by David Affleck at the John Gray Centre on  at 10-30am. Free but booking is essential because of the demand. Contact www.johngraycentre.org or 01620 820690.
  8. Pre-Easter Lunch in the Stables next Sunday at 12noon. If you can help with sandwiches or tray bakes, please contact Anne, Eleanor, Pat, Yvonne or Alastair.  There will be an Easter Basket and tickets will be available from Anne (Stenton) and Yvonne (Prestonkirk).
  9.  ‘Smartie Challenge 2019’ – Over £900 was raised by the last Smartie Challenge so we’re doing it again. Smartie tubes will be handed out in April to those wishing to take part. Enjoy the contents and fill the tube with 20p pieces and return it to the fundraising team when finished!
  10. Date for your Diary – Easter Day is on Sunday 21 April and begins with a short act of worship on top of Traprain. Meet in the car park at Traprain at 6-30am. Come for bacon/sausage rolls etc at Alison Cargill House thereafter. Bring an egg to roll  if you like!
  11. ‘Traprain’s Got Talent’ raised £310 for kirk funds. Congratulations to everyone who  was  involved especially Aimee who came up with the idea and Moray who won!
  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 – 17 March 2019

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and 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 Lynda Jeffrey (Stenton) and Margaret Hunter (Prestonkirk). Readers are Mary-Catherine Scott (Stenton) and Marco Horn (Prestonkirk). Lenten Prayers read by Isla  (Stenton) and Molly (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 today at 12-15pm in the Stables.
  6. The Guildmeets on Tuesday at 2-15pm in the Stables. Will Colin is going to talk about ‘John Muir’.
  7. The J-Team meets on Wednesday at 4pm. Telling Tales 19 – A Dark Night in the Garden.
  8. ‘Trapain’s Got Talent’ is on  Saturday at 7-30pm. Tickets are available from Gill Watson or Barney’s Coffee Shop and cost £5 (adult), £3 (child) or £15 (family) including light supper, raffle, licensed bar with prosecco, wine, beer, soft drinks. Contact Gill Watson e: Gillian.watson@cgi.com or t: 07803559475.
  9. The Annual Stated Meeting of the congregation is on Sunday 24 March at 12noon in Prestonkirk. There will be a joint service at Prestonkirk at 11am.
  10. In Monday 25 March, the East Linton Melting Pot is organizing a ‘Meet Your Community – My Green Audit’ event at the Crown and Kitchen from 8-10pm. Contact Jo at  johuband@hotmail.com  for more details.
  11. Electric East Lothian on the benefits of electric vehicles on 6 April at 2pm in Bleachingfield, Dunbar. Book www.eastlothian.gov.uk/electriceastlothian.
  12. Pre-Easter Lunch in the Stables on Sunday 7 April at 12noon. If you can help with sandwiches or tray bakes, please contact Anne, Eleanor, Pat, Yvonne or Alastair by 24 March. There will be an Easter Basket and tickets will be available from Anne (Stenton) and Yvonne (Prestonkirk).
  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