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.
Bridge Youth Church

CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING - Bridge at Thirst takes over Thirst Café, Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm/8:15pm (term time)
This is an excellent venue and provides an opportunity for young people (Year 7+) to meet up with friends and make new ones in a fun, safe environment.  It’s run through Bridge Church.  There's an optional 'Bitesize Bible' study from 8-8:15pm.  Do speak to Al or Emma Evans if you’d like to know more.  For other Bridge Events, don't forget to look at their website here
 
ZOOM WORSHIP ON SUNDAY 7th MARCH 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 broadcast by 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.
 
When you are signed in you can ‘Join a Meeting’ (Meeting ID 846 662 9590, Passcode 834900).
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, 11am-1pm every day
Piano music is played on Tuesdays 11-11:30am and on Fridays 12-12.30pm
The church is open from 11am to 1pm every day.  We are extremely grateful to all our steward volunteers for enabling these sessions.  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.  In this time of Lockdown and during these shorter days our sessions might be an extra opportunity for our church’s light to shine in the darkness.  Please contact the Office if you’re interested in stewarding.
 
New series of online cookery courses, from 10th March - 2nd April
One of the charities that we support, Freedom From Torture, are running 2 hour courses with Parveneh, Srwa and BJ, Iranian, Kurdish and Nigerian chefs and survivors of torture, to help raise funds and awareness.  Tickets cost £26.46 available through Eventbrite.  Hurry though!  They're going fast!
 
Prayers for our Community, 9:30am, every Saturday 
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.  On Saturday 27th February we'll meet via Zoom on 458 034 0358 (435609).

Lent services and resources
More details for Lent and all the resources are available on our Lent & Easter Page
• The Vicar has prepared a private prayer leaflet which enables individual act of penitence, at home or in church, throughout Lent.  Alternatively, you might like to use it online as a small group.
• We also offer the opportunity to share in a ten minute Zoom prayer from church, at 12noon on Tuesdays 23rd February - 30th March (ID 846 662 9590, Passcode 834900). The order, ‘Prayer During the Day’, is on the Lent page. 
• The Charities Support Group is having a Lent Red Bucket Appeal – We will split the money between Mary’s Meals, who we always support through our Lent Lunches, and The Church Army.  To find out more about the charities and how to donate, click here.  A Red Bucket will also be in church at our services.
 
Bridge Youth Worship, Sunday 7th March, 5:30pm
If you'd like to join in via Zoom, please contact Al Evans at - bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

Wednesday Holy Communion service, 10am, 10th March
Derwyn will be presiding at Holy Communion in church on Wednesday 3rd March, 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.
 
Youth Alpha via Zoom, Sunday 14th March, 7:30-9pm
If the last year has been a struggle for you with your faith or if you’d just like to reconnect with Jesus, then we’ll be running a new Youth Alpha course fortnightly in term time.  Our next session is this Sunday 14th March.
For more information click here.
If you'd like to join, please contact Al Evans at bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

Riding Lights Theatre Company presents a Lockdown Passion Play, 19th March-15th April
Daybreak on Good Friday.  The Governor’s grip on authority is slipping, his wife plagued by dreams, and their servant clearly knows more than she should.  Torn between the Capitol, the Sanhedrin and the mob, the lines between personal & political begin to blur.  The teacher at the centre of it all remains silent.
Filmed remotely in lockdown, Breaking Day by Les Ellison is an innovative passion play for Easter 2021, immersing us with stark intimacy in decisions that led to crucifixion.  Available to stream 19th March-15th April.  Tickets £10 per household and can be purchased from the Riding Lights website
 
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 her for more details (771756).  Everything shared in the session is totally confidential, naturally.

Prayer Rainbow
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit in John 14:26, who would be the Helper for his people:Pentecost prayer rainbow"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended onto those scared disciples after Jesus' death and gave them the courage to tell people about Jesus.  Today we celebrate and ask the Holy Spirit that we too have the courage to share the Gospel with others.
 To celebrate Pentecost, a painted prayer rainbow is displayed in the North porch of the church.  We invite you to bring along and attach a paper dove with a safety pin.  You might like to use this template and the dove could be either white or painted in one of the colours of the rainbow.  Perhaps you might like to write a prayer on the dove?  


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