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Message from the Manse

Dearest Friends in Christ,

I am as pretty much alarmed as you that the Kirk doors are closed. I revert to my chaplaincy background to want to put the best community procedures in place to take care of you and yours etc, but, I cannot see you in person and it feels strange now that our Kirk doors are inevitably closed for a while. If you are on facebook there will be regular posts of what is happening in our Community and ideas to keep children entertained. You can also check out the Kirk’s website

Those of you who are computer savvy will be able to receive emails from me, Gordon, the Guild and Kirk office. Others of you might not be on-line but we love you no less during this time of distancing.

Saint Paul was kept at a distance from many of the churches he created, so he wrote them letters to encourage them and to support them during their persecutions and their uncertain times. He wrote,

“I can do all things through God who strengthens me” ( Philippians 4:13)

This verse has always been a favourite because it reminds us that we have love and life and strength, not through our own efforts, but because God gives us these gifts. God can give us strength and patience, resilience and not least kindness in these days of uncertainty.

It is moving to know that the Kirk Office has received a lot of people willing to offer their services to help the community at this time of great need.

I pray that God will help us to do our part, to care for one another in the best way possible, even whilst we have to play by the government’s instituted requirements for our safety.

If you are stuck at home—I suggest you give yourself a break from watching the constant news. Consider shutting down the noise for a few hours, so you can clear your head and let your heart lead you into a silence, and a quiet time with God, because God loves you. So much more than any of us might grasp. Please check the Kirk website for updates if you can.



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