Letter 26

Hi folks, I hope you are all well and coping with current restrictions. Fortunately we are still able to gather in the Church for Private Prayer on Fridays between 11 am and 12 noon. Also on Fridays, between 12 noon and 12.30 we collect food for those in need and distribute it between 12.30 and 1pm. 

The Bible Study group has completed reading the book of James. We had some very interesting discussions and also had a good laugh. That particular bible study is now finished but most of the group wish to continue for the month of November. I don’t mind if anyone wants to join in for a particular topic or area of interest. Feel free to suit yourself. I have had a request to look at the book of The Acts of the Apostles. That should be interesting! If you wish to join us by Zoom on a Wednesday night from 7-8pm, please send me an email or phone me and I will give you the logon details. 

I now have a great favour to ask you. There are about 50 black bin bags full of leaves sitting in the manse driveway. Several have already been removed to the dump but there are just too many of them. Normally, they are removed in dribs and drabs, but that hasn’t been possible this year. The council will only lift 20 bags and charge £30 each time, so I wonder if you would consider taking one or two bags to dispose of them at the dump or even to put in your own brown bin? Thank you in advance!

One more request, this time from Willie Crawford. On seeing our church gates open someone has been closing them, no doubt thinking they are being helpful, but there are occasions when they need to be left open. If this is being done by someone in our congregation, would you mind checking with Willie first of all? The gates sometimes need to be open for workmen and definitely on Fridays. I have also asked Maureen Mitchell to work on a display for Remembrance, and the gates will need to be left open for this. 

Meanwhile, I hope you are managing to join in with our worship service online. I record the services on a Friday so that Greig has time to include the hymns and get everything uploaded onto the Church Website and FaceBook, ready for viewing on Sunday mornings or whenever you get a chance. Despite covid, life goes on, and we all do what we can. 

God bless, 


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