Pews News – 21 October 2018

  1. Welcome to the kirk – and a special welcome to the Revd. Ian Scott who is preaching whilst the minister is on Study Leave and to Mairi Leach who is playing the organ at Stenton whilst Lynda is in France with the Stenton Singers. 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   Audrey Affleck (Prestonkirk).  Our readers are Angie Simpson (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 craft activity.
  5. The Sunday School and 4U Group are on holiday until 28 October. The J-team meets again on 7 November.
  6. The minister is on Study Leave from 20 October until 3 November. Anyone requiring the services of a minister next week should contact the Revd. Neil Watson t: 01368 860672. Morning worship next Sunday will be conducted by the Revd. Ian Scott.
  7. Date for Your Diary – On Sunday 11 November, there will be a special service in Stenton Kirk to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The service begins at 6-45pm to facilitate the bell-ringing and includes pipes, bugle, song and a specially commissioned piece of music for the piano. Hospitality in the Village Hall afterwards.
  8. Leaflets concerning the Blythswood Care Christmas Shoebox Appeal are available. Boxes and gifts should be brought to the kirk next Sunday. 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 came to the film premiere on Vermeer last Sunday and contributed £160 for Christian Aid. Much appreciated.
  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 – 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

Pews News – 18 February 2018

  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 Jenny Harper (Stenton) and Anne Stewart (Prestonkirk). Our readers are Jo/Jenny Harper (Stenton) and Una Starkey (Prestonkirk).
  4. Intercessions are led by Margaret Jeffrey (Stenton) and Irene Heron (Prestonkirk). The Lenten Prayer is read by Annika Hastie (Stenton) and Eve Sutherland (Prestonkirk).
  5. 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.
  6. The 4U Group meets at 12-15pm this afternoon in the Stables.
  7. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at 3pm this afternoon in the Lynton Day Centre.
  8. The Guild ‘Snowdrop Tea’ is on Tuesday in the Stables at 2-30pm. Tickets cost £5 and the proceeds are going to the Guild Project, ‘Feed the Minds’.
  9. The J-Team begins again on Wednesday at 4pm in the Village Hall, Stenton.
  10. The Stenton Bowling Club is organising a Quiz Night on Friday 7pm for 7-30pm. Members of the congregation would be most welcome to participate. Contact James Wyllie for more details.
  11. The Lenten Bible Study begins on Thursday 1 March at 7-30pm in the Stables. The theme is ‘The Mystery of Everything’ and is based around the film, ‘The Theory of Everything’.
  12. The World Day of Prayer is on Friday 2 March at 2-30pm in Stenton Kirk. We will be joined by our neighbours from Athelstaneford and Whitekirk.
  13. ‘A Night of Bond Music’ presented by the East Linton Community Choir on 23 and 24 March in the Community Hall at 7-30pm. Tickets cost £7 (adult) and £3 (children under twelve).
  14. Articles, reports and announcements for the Spring issue of Contact should be sent to Tom Middlemass who is handing over the editorship to Jill Watson thereafter.
  15. 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