On Sunday 28th September at 8.000 pm, there will be a Praise Event at Barclay Viewforth Church. The event will recall the 1859 Revival which led to the quickening of the church in Edinburgh and the emergence of new churches such as the Barclay Church which is 150 years old this year.
Homing in on the theme “Revival: Then & Now”, Paul James-Griffiths of the Christian Heritage Centre will look back at that Revival and remind us of what God can do in the midst of the most despairing of situations. The Origin Band, Choir and Orchestra will lead the worship. This event promises to be a real word of challenge in an atmosphere of genuine encouragement.
Although this is a church service, it is a ticketed event. Free tickets can be reserved by phoning 0131 208 0095 or on the web at www.originscotland.org.
The Referendum will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014. We would like to invite you to join the many who are praying about the Referendum and Scotland’s future. To ask for God’s help in considering what kind of nation we wish Scotland to be. History shows us over and over again that prayer changes things and that God responds to the prayers of His people. Prayer is already taking place: in home groups, in prayer gatherings and in homes and churches. We would like to invite folks to a special prayer service on Sunday 14th September at 6.30pm in the church and also to participate in a national day of fasting and prayer on Wednesday 17th September when the church will be open between 8.00 am and 9.00 pm for people to come in and pray, culminating in a closing time of worship. Those that wish to can fast for some or all of the day as we pray.
At our service on Sunday 14th September, we will observe a minute’s silence just before 12.00 noon which will be followed by the ringing of the church bells for a minute in partnership with churches up and down the land who are intending doing this.
You are warmly invited to join us at any of the services:
Sunday 14th September – 10.30 am in the church and 6.30 pm in the church centre
Wednesday 17th September – church open between 8.00 am and 9.00 pm
We will celebrate the sacrament of Communion on Sunday 7th September 2014 at 10.30 am. Communion will also be celebrated in the afternoon at the Kirklands Sheltered Housing Complex at 3.00 pm and at Café Church in the Church Centre at 6.30 pm. Please feel free to join us for any of these services.