Services, sermons and news relevant for our small community
The congregation honoured and thanked Tom and Mary MacRae during a special moment in the worship service on Sunday, 15 May. Tom offered very dedicated and capable service as fabric convener for a number of years and Mary served for many years as clerk to the congregational board and as an elder on the session and presbytery elder. We are very grateful for their dedication to God and to our church. On behalf of the congregation the minister presented Tom with a set of golf balls and Mary with a scarf as tokens of our gratitude. God bless you Tom and Mary!
The minister’s friends from days at Aberdeen University, Suresh and his wife Roja along with daughter Sophie and mother Vigea, came and stayed at the manse for the first time since the covid outbreak. We enjoyed catching up on news of India Village Ministries and renewing our friendship. Many thanks to those who donated financially to their ministry and food for their visit. God bless the Vemulapalli family (including their son Swithin currently training in Canada as a pilot).
For our Easter morning communion service this year, Shona Duncan, assisted by Cecilia Miller, created this beautiful spring flower arrangement in the shape of a cross. We benefit greatly from the creativity with which God has blessed us through many in our church family. Picture shows the arrangement placed in St Andrews Church.
Our church doors may be closed but our work still continues. Here is John, our minister, with the 18 food bags which are about to be delivered to the housebound and the tables are set ready for others to come and collect what they are needing today. A typical Sunday for us in the present pandemic.
Sermon Preached by Rev John Sterrett