Holiday Club – August 2020
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come — Joint Praise and Prayer between Kirkliston and S.Queensferry Parish Churches over 12 days from 20th-31st May
Easter Bell Ringing
On Easter Sunday Kirkliston’s Church bell rang during the lockdown, not to call people to worship in the Church, but to remind everyone within earshot of the sacrifice made for us by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and of His resurrection.
Rejoice Meetings – January and February
January and February’s meetings were slightly fewer in number due to a combination of two of our ladies being in hospital, and the adverse weather conditions we’ve encountered of late. However, for those who were able to attend, it was, as always, a very special time of fellowship, and those absent were remembered in prayer. The Reverend Stan Brook led us in worship in January with his usual heartfelt and thought provoking message, delivered, as always, with humour! His rendition of ‘Oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sin away’ will stay with us forever.
John McPhee led us in worship in February with his accordion, and included one of Rabbie Burns finest songs, ‘My love is like a red red rose’, which brought a wee tear to many an eye.
His message, given the proximity to Valentine’s Day, was one of love; the amazing love of God which is above and beyond our human understanding.
This month we gave thanks for Jean Hall who brings such joy to our meetings, and it was a delight to celebrate her 90th birthday. Every day is a gift from God, and we are so grateful to Him for each of these dear ones who attend Rejoice.
‘Rejoice Service’ Christmas Celebration
What a fun day we had! Every Rejoice meeting is a celebration of getting together for all who cannot attend church for one reason or another, but our amazing team went that extra mile to make this one extra special.
Gina’s table decorations were outstanding and the goodie bag each one received as they left included a beautifully crafted Christmas card, and a chocolate orange, adorned with a hand knitted Santa hat, all a testimony to Pam’s amazing creative skills.
The Rev Stan Brook gave a very thought provoking message about the joy of Christ being at the centre of our celebrations, and contrasted that to the emptiness of Christmas without Christ.
We thanked God for the gift of His son, Jesus Christ, as we raised our voices in praise and adoration to a few old favourite carols.
Tearfund Big Quiz Night
The evening was a great success on Sunday 17th November – 80 people, great fun, raising £500 for Tearfund…
After the hard hitting and, at times, emotional presentation of the facts behind the setting up of Seema’s Project at our first October meeting, at the following meeting we were treated to a light hearted look back at the life of Scottish servants.
Our next meeting is on 13th November, when Karen Burns will give us an insight into the work carried out by First Responders. The final meeting before our Christmas meal is on 27th November when we welcome a speaker from the Woodland Trust.
Click here to see the Guild Calendar into 2020.