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
  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: