Mhairi’s Thought for the Day

Dedicated to the Church of Scotland congregation of Kirkmichael, Tinwald and Torthorwald

Sunday 12th July 2020

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Dear Friends

I hope you are all well.

You may be wondering following the First Minister’s announcement this week when we will be opening on a Sunday for worship. The short answer is ‘not yet’. Before we can have, what I call ‘in person’, worship we have to make sure we do everything we can to ensure it is safe. The Church of Scotland have issued guidelines for us to follow. At the moment we await further guidance from both Edinburgh and Presbytery.

We will have to have a health and safety inspection and our buildings will have to meet the standards of the Corona virus committee, recently set up by Prsbytery, as you will appreciate this will all take time.  None of us wants to be out of our buildings any longer than necessary but safety must come first . In the meantime I ask for patience and prayers as we progress through the next phase of lockdown.

Brother, sister let me serve you.
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

 

We are pilgrims on a journey,
And companions on the road;
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

 

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
Speak the peace you long to hear.

 

I will weep when you are weeping;
When you laugh I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow till we’ve seen this journey through.

 

When we sing to God in heaven
We shall find such harmony,
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

 

Brother, sister let me serve you.
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

 

Keep safe, Keep strong

And till we meet again may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.