Parishes of Upper Tweed
3 congregations working as one
 
Sunday Service - 22nd May
Welcome to our service for Sunday 22nd May. Today's service is led by Fiona Burnett.
The readings this week are from Acts Chapter 9 Verses 36-43 and John Chapter 10 Verses 22-30.
All previous services are still available through  the Weekly Services page.
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
Music in the Sunday Service - 22nd May
The full versions of all three pieces of music included in the Sunday Service for the 22nd May are available through YouTube. They are listed here and you can click on the titles to listen to them on YouTube.
You can also buy pieces 1 and 3 on Apple iTunes.
    by Saint Paulís Parish Choir, Washington D.C.
    from the album Praise to the Holiest
    by the Alleluia, Choristers, FP Youth Singers, Te Deum, and Plymouth Choirs
    from the YouTube channel First-Plymouth Church Lincoln Nebraska
    by the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
    from the album: Praise My Soul: Favourite Hymns from Jesus College Cambridge

 
 
Job Opportunity
The Church of Scotland in West Tweeddale is looking for a part time assistant for their new Minister partly based in a central office in West Linton and partly working from home.
The main purpose of the job is to act as a focal point for acquiring, reviewing, and disseminating information throughout the linking of six congregations based in Broughton, Carlops, Kirkurd and Newlands, Skirling, Tweedsmuir and West Linton.
The job holder will be the main point of contact with the National Offices in Edinburgh, other external bodies, and the 6 Kirk Sessions, and will be responsible for maintaining a common directory and central resource hub for the group.
IT and administrative experience, communication skills, and a driving licence with access to a car are essential skills. Experience of Church of Scotland structures would be useful.
This is a new post and it is currently envisaged that it will involve 12 hours a week at the rate of £11 an hour with 72 hours paid holiday per annum.  It will initially be a one year fixed term contract.
Please apply to the Rev Dr Tony Foley by the 30th May.  Please provide an up to date CV and briefly explain why you are interested in the post. TFoley@churchofscotland.org.uk

Skirling Green Car Boot Sale for Christian Aid

Skirling Green Car Boot Sale 2022
Sunday 15th May saw the Skirling Green Car Boot sale held on Skirling Green for the first time in three years. Despite a few spits and spots of rain at the start, the afternoon improved and we were even blessed with some sunshine. And thanks to the dry weather there were many visitors who contributed to the fantastic total of over £1200 (stil being counted!) which will all go to Christian Aid.
Many thanks go to the organisers who put the event together, to the many willing volunteers who gave up their afternoon to help to everyone who contributed to the amazing spread of refreshments served in Skirling Village Hall, and of course to all who came along and made the event such a successful afternoon.
If you missed out there is another opportunity to support Christian Aid this coming Saturday (21st May) when there will be a coffee morning at Carlops Church from 10.30 until 12 noon. Everyone is welcome once again.
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West Tweeddale Parish Churches Open YouTube Channel
There is now a YouTube channel for "West Tweeddale Parish Churches". At present there are just a couple of videos on it but we will post pre-recorded version of each of the Holy Week services on this channel each night at about 6:30 PM.
If you search for "West Tweeddale" then the first couple of titles should be ours. You can also use Filters to select Channel under Type but you can also click here to go straight to the channel. If you have a Google account then you can also subscribe to the channel and this should mean that you will be notified when new videos are posted.

New Kirk Matters Published
Kirk Matters Easter 2022
The Easter 2022 edition of the Church Magazine, Kirk Matters, is landing on doorsteps and in letter boxes around Upper Tweeddale right now.
If you haven't seen a copy then it is also published here for you to enjoy and it contains full details of the Easter programme of events around our parishes. Please note that there is a correction to page 12: the Easter Sunday service on 17th April at 9.30am is being held in Broughton Church but will still be followed by breakfast and egg-based entertainment.
For news from our linked churches in the northern half of West Tweeddale you can find their newsletters published monthly on the Carlops newsletter page on the Carlops Church web site, the Newlands and Kirkurd news page on the Newlands and Kirkurd web site, or the West Linton news page on the St. Andrews West Linton Church web site.

 
  Broughton Kirk at 11.00am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 9.30am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am

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