Forthcoming Events 

See the Church Calendar for information about services and events.  Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 

SUNDAY 1st AUGUST 2021
8am Holy Communion, in Church
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It's available here.
10am Service of the Word, in Church and via Zoom
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It will be available here.

SUNDAY 8th AUGUST 2021
10am Service of the Word, in Church and via Zoom
Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It will be available here.

Godly Play session for children and young people in the Lady Chapel during the 10am service.
We’re delighted to offer refreshments in the WCC after the 10am service.

Zoom
When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (See newsletter for ID and Passcode).
Alternatively you can phone in (
Call 0131 460 1196 then follow instructions, entering Meeting ID and Meeting Passcode, followed by hash (#), as instructed).

Whether or not you might like to do this, let’s be aware of the prayerful communion in God’s Spirit that we all share, wherever we are, whether or not we are able to talk, video-conference or communicate with one another.
I mention you always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will, I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1.9-11.
This comes with my prayers and blessing, Derwyn
 
 
Individual personal prayer, early morning to late afternoon each day
Piano music is played on Fridays 12-12.30pm (not in August)
The church is generally open from early morning to late afternoon every day.  Please do publicise this amongst those you know: there must be many people who would value an opportunity to spend some comforting time in prayer, peace and reflection in these times.  May our church’s light shine in the darkness. 
 
Prayers for our Community, 9:30am, every Saturday, in church
We meet each Saturday for a half hour session of informal prayer for those within our community and issues which affect our town and community.  All welcome. 
 
Zoom prayer with June on Mondays
June is holding a support chat and prayer room each week.  If you’re interested in joining, please call the Parish Office for more details.  Everything shared in the session is totally confidential, naturally.
 
Tiny Tots relaunch
Wednesday Holy Communion service, 10am, 28th July
Derwyn will be presiding at Holy Communion in church on Wednesday 28th July, and the service will also be broadcast by Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Meeting ID 846 662 9590, Passcode 834900.  Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It's available here.

‘All new’ Tiny Tots, Wednesday 28th July, 11 for 11:15am
Following the success of our recent launch we’re delighted to be meeting once again - offering a new style of worship for babies/toddlers and their parents / carers.  We are delighted to be able to offer refreshments before and after the service. Please note Tiny Tots will take place on July 28, and August 25 and September 1.



 
Wednesday Holy Communion service, 10am, 4th, 11th, 18th August
Derek will be presiding at Holy Communion in church on Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th August, and the service will also be broadcast by Derek's Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Meeting ID 927 480 8728, Passcode 889123.  Please note that you will need to print your own order of service if you are coming to Church.  It's available here.

Bridge Youth Church
Virtual Bridge Wednesdays - every Wednesday during term time - 6:30-7:30pm
Due to social distancing policies our Thirst Café meetings are suspended and we'll meet via the Zoom app until further notice.  Meeting ID: 833-7505-2782.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com
 
Godly Play posterWe’re delighted to introduce a short session for children and young people during our Sunday 10am service, EVERY WEEK!
We invite them, with their adults, to come into the Lady Chapel during the sermon and prayers, and share in a short Godly Play (a visual storytelling of scriptures, with wondering questions to share together).

Sunday Services for August
Please note that there will be no 8am service of Holy Communion on 8th, 15th or 22nd August.  The 10am service on 22nd August will be a Service of Holy Communion with Music.

HBW logo
 
Holiday Bible Week 2021 ‘Eyewitness’, 2nd-6th August
Holiday Bible Week 2021 ‘Eyewitness’, 2nd-6th August – HBW will have a new format this year!  The morning sessions (approx 10-11:30am) will be online on YouTube and Facebook, with all the things we all love about HBW: a mixture of live teaching, songs, puppets and games.  
If you didn’t receive an afternoon place, watch the morning sessions online and collect a free craft pack from the Baptist Church or St James, Thorley on Sunday 1st August.
Hotline will be at these centres too so your children will be able to have a chat and pray with them if they wish.
We hope to have these centres available for dropping off children's work through the week, so that Emily and Eddie can have a look - a bit like our usual post box on site!
 
The Marriage Course online
‘The lockdown has put relationships under great strain’.  If this is you, help is at hand. The Marriage Course is available online to guide you through these times together.  Why not give it a try at htb.org/marriage? For further details contact Derek on derekhinge@gmail.com

Bridge Worship Sunday 5th September, 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom
Bridge Youth meets via Zoom for Bridge Worship on Sunday 5th September, 5:30-6:30pm.  Meeting ID: 884 4536 8888.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

Connect Discussion Group, 2nd and 4th Sundays in term time, 7:30-9pm
Bridge Youth meets for Connect Discussion Group after the summer holidays.  Meeting ID: 869 9900 8274.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com