Minister’s Message 26 September 2021

27 Sep 2021

Dear Friends,

A reminder that our special Harvest Offering for Tearfund's Recover Together appeal to support the global roll-out of Covid vaccines will close this Sunday at church for cash donations and at the end of the month for online donations.

We come to an end today of a series of services focussed on our Christian calling to be good stewards of God's creation. I hope that it will give some helpful background to what will be in the news over the next month or so as the COP26 conference approaches and I hope that some of you will have been motivated to take action of some kind – perhaps getting involved with aspects of what the Eco-Congregation team are promoting. As with every area of Christian teaching we are called to be not only hearers of God's Word but doers of it also. Today at church there is an opportunity for those who wish to sign a declaration supported by a wide coalition encouraging the UK government to commit our country to meaningful steps towards addressing the climate emergency or there is a link here if you would find it easier to do online.

There has been a generally warm response to the mixed style of our Sunday morning services over the last couple of weeks and so we will continue to work in a broadly similar way in the coming weeks. In order to sustain this format we will be looking for teams of people to take responsibility on a rota basis for the children's and young people's part in the services and I'd be glad to hear from those who would like to help in any way – with such things as music, crafts, teaching, drama and supervision of group work.

Finally for this week, please join with me in sending good wishes to Angus and Marion Morrison on their retirement this week from a ten-year ministry in Orwell & Portmoak, and please keep our sister congregation in your prayers during what is likely to be a lengthy period of vacancy.

Blessings!
Alan 

Rev. A.D. Reid