Mhairi’s Thought for the Day

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

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Remembrance Service – Sunday 14th November

Dear Friends

I hope you are all well. Our service today is is unfortunately cancelled due to the Minister being ill.  Next Sunday , the first Sunday in Advent (yes it’s that time of year again will be at Tinwald Church. We are still at one metre physical distancing in our buildings . Because of our Covid protocols our Churches are very safe spaces and we look forward to welcoming you back .

Andrea’s number is 01387263652.

I came across this poem again and it struck a chord with me because  there’s an old saying distance lends enchantment to the view. May we always remember the dark days when we were separated from friends and family and may we now not take those times for granted because we know not what lies ahead.


When this is over

When this is over,
may we never again
take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbours
A crowded theatre
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine check-up
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Thursday, Life itself

When this ends
may we find
that we have become
more like the people
we wanted to be
we were called to be
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way — better
for each other
because of the worst.”

Keep safe

Love & prayers