Parishes of Upper Tweed
4 congregations working as one
 
Clydesdale and Peeblesshire Foodbanks

Peeblesshire Foodbank
This year, for our harvest festival thanksgiving, we are asking people to donate to one (or both) of the two local foodbanks. The main hub for Clydesdale Foodbank is in Carluke and there are satellite sites in Lanark, Biggar, Douglas and Kirkmuirhill. Peebleshire, as the name implies, covers what was once the county of Peebleshire (now Tweeddale).
Referrals to foodbanks have increased throughout the country due to coronavirus and both foodbanks are heavily dependent on local donations. Please give generously.
To donate to Clydesdale Foodbank go to:  www.clydesdalefoodbank.org.uk/Give-Help/
To donate to Peebleshire Foodbank go to: peeblesshire.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/
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Zoom Holy Communion Service (27th September)
On Sunday 27th August at 6pm there will be a Zoom service broadcast live from Skirling Church which will include the sacrament of Holy Communion. Everyone is invited and if you would like to participate from the safety of your own homes please contact Isobel Hunter on isobel@skirlinghouse.com to request an electronic invitation. Also have some bread and wine (or alternative) ready when you are watching the service. The lead celebrant will be Rev Pamela Strachan.
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Sunday Service - 20th September
Order of Service
1 The Church is Wherever God s People Are Praising (played and sung by Anne Dawson)
2 Welcome and Call (Linda Hill)
3 Prayer (Linda Hill and Lesley Craise)
4 Psalm 103 v.8-13 (Linda Hill and Lesley Craise)
5 Reading: Matthew ch.18 v.21-35 (Lesley Craise)
6 Reflection (Linda Hill)
7 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (played and sung by Anne Dawson)
8 Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession (Rev Pamela Strachan)
9 Blessing (Linda Hill)
Welcome to our service for Sunday 20th September. Today's service is led by Linda Hill.

The readings today are from Psalm 103 and Matthew ch.18 v.21-35.

We would like to involve the community as much as possible in these services so if you have any suggestions or feedback, or would like to participate in or offer pictures for future services please e-mail isobel@skirlinghouse.com
From the Ashes We Shall Rise Again - Film from Beirut
Following on from our service of the 23rd August which was dedicated to the people of Lebanon, Rev. Pamela Strachan's fellow students at NEST (North East School of Theology) told her about this powerful film produced by Jhony Azeir. Please continue to include the people of Lebanon in your thoughts and prayers.
Christian Aid has an appeal running to raise money for the Lebanon crisis. Click here to visit their appeal site
Our service for Lebanon of the 23rd can be viewed in the Weekly Services page.

 
 
Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Stobo Kirk

On 25th October at 11:30 Stobo Kirk will be hosting a harvest thanksgiving service.

This will include the participation of Neil Cummings, Member Support Manager of the Horticultural Trades Association.who is the newly appointed Eco-Congregation coordinator for Peebles Old & Eddleston, and who has started a "health and healing plants" project in those congregations.
Here is his description of the project:
Returning to Church ... Slowly
Skirling Pews
Over the last few weeks we have been taking small steps back into worship in church.  Each week Skirling and Stobo churches are holding short socially distanced service, often with music but sadly without singing sadly. The services in Skirling and Stobo churches are held at the usual time of 11.30am.
For now Broughton Church has decided not to reopen. Tweedsmuir Church is currently investigating how to reopen safely.
The need to rope off pews means that there will are very small congregations of regular worshippers and no coffee! This is all that the regulations allow us to do at present. As regulations change and as we become more confident in coming together we hope that we can extend our offering. However at present we need to know ahead of time who wishes to attend the service so that we can allocate the few spaces we have.
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Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief!
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
For many, there’s still something of a taboo about death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.  We have to face it when someone close to us dies and we’re grateful for funeral directors and clergy who steer us through the process.

However, I’ve been struck by how many people confide that they wish they’d given these matters much more thought in advance and had considered some end-of-life preparation  well ahead of a loved one’s death - or even had some of these important conversations with family members beforehand.   
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Donate to the Church
While church buildings are closed, the work of our churches continues. Services continue online, pastoral care and support is still provided and buildings and facilities still need to be serviced and maintained.
The Church of Scotland has set up a web page which allows you to contribute specifically to the local funds required for this work. If you would like to help out please go to the Donate to the Church page, click on Donate to a Congregation, type in the name of the congregation and proceed from there.
Thank you.

 
  Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
Coming Soon...
Zoom Holy Communion Service (27th September)
Sunday  27 September 2020

 

Coming Soon...
Zoom Holy Communion Service (27th September)
Sunday 27 September 2020