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: