Parishes of Upper Tweed
4 congregations working as one
 
Sunday Service
Here is the second service produced by the Worship Workshop specifically to get us through the next few weeks or months while gatherings are being discouraged and social distancing encouraged. This one was filmed entirely at the participants homes and brought together through the wonder that is the Internet.

Please feel free to send us feedback and suggestions by e-mailing isobel@skirlinghouse.com
Music in the Sunday Service
The full versions of the music included in the Sunday Service are all available through YouTube. They are listed here. Click on the title to listen to them on YouTube.
You can also buy all three albums through Amazon and the first and third pieces through Apple iTunes.
    by Brian Doerksen featuring Loralee Thiessen
    from the album Grateful
    by the Boston Byzantine Choir
    from the album Thy Passion: Byzantine Chant of Holy Week
3. Love is the Touch
    by Lori True
    from the album Let This be the Time: Songs of Transformation and Peace

 
 
New Kirk Matters Published
Kirk Matters Easter 2020
The Easter 2020 edition of the Church Magazine, Kirk Matters, has been published and in normal circumstances would be dropping onto the doormats of  households in the parish. Sadly these are not normal times so we are postponing deliveries until we are all able to venture out again.
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How much do you know about St Paul?

For a little light (hopefully) relief, why not have a go at our quiz. It's all multiple choice. You have as long as you like for each question and at the end you can repeat the quiz but only your first attempt in a session will be recorded in the stats. Don't worry. No names are recorded, just numbers.

Start by reading the question below and clicking on your chosen answer from the four choices.

Quiz Number 1 How much do you know about St Paul?
25 March 2020
 
 
Springfield Prayer Point (a message from Barrie Cash)
This is a message from Barrie Cash, a good friend to Upper Tweeddale and a frequent preacher in our churches:
"I am distancing and isolating at home as many of us are. Over 70 and having underlying health conditions we find it frustrating that we are not able to help and support other people as we would naturally do. For most of my adult life I have been a  Methodist minister and so believe that the one thing I can do is pray for other people and try and answer need in that way.
Some of us find it hard to pray, others find they don’t know how but there is nothing complicated. All we need to say is: “God help me” and we have begun.
If you want prayers said for you or any help with them then just get in touch. I live in the Terrace so know what its like round here and the great mix of people who live here.
You can email me with requests at: springfieldprayerpoint@gmail.com
The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you and give you peace"
 
Carlops, Newlands and Kirkurd, and West Linton Church Newsletters
Carlops
The current presbytery plan proposes that three churches in Upper Tweeddale (Skirling, Broughton and Tweedsmuir), will be linked in the fullness of time with the three churches in the West Linton group (West Linton, Carlops, and Newlands and Kirkurd).

There are still a few hurdles to be cleared before that comes into effect. However in anticipation of new relationships with our neighbours, and to help to find out more about the three churches in the West Linton area we have decided to publish the latest editions of the Carlops Church newsletter, the Newlands and Kirkurd newsletter and the West Linton newsletter here and churches in the West Linton area will make our own Kirk Matters available to their community.
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Services During the Coronavirus Outbreak
With the coronavirus outbreak at the forefront of all our minds and out of concern for the health and welfare of the whole community the Church of Scotland has strongly advised that services in all churches are cancelled for the time being.

The churches in Upper Tweeddale (Broughton, Skirling, Tweedsmuir and Stobo) will remain open to all visitors at any time.
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World Day of Prayer 2020

World Day of Prayer - March 2020 in Broughton Kirk
A joyful, colourful service was held on Friday 6th March as part of the 2020 World Day of Prayer. This year the focus was on Zimbabwe, the service containing contributions from Zimbabwe and a Zimbabwean hymn. A collection raised over £100 to go towards projects in Zimbabwe.
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women calling for prayer and action for peace and justice.
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Am I Really Welcome at this Table?
On Tuesday 3rd September the first monthly meeting of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery was held at Broughton Church. It is tradition that this first meeting is held at the home church of the moderator and it is always preceded by a service provided by the local church. This service was organised by the Worship Workshop and included two dramatic presentations highlighting the role of the committee in the history of the church and the importance of being a church that is inclusive and open to change.

The video shown here is of a feature titled "Am I Really Welcome at this Table?" written and presented by the members of the Worship Workshop. You can see more of the service here:

1. Welcome
2. Hymn: All People that on Earth do Dwell
3. Prayer of Approach
4. Reading: Acts 6 v1-6
5. Some Committee Meetings Down the Ages
6. Prayer of Confession
7. Hymn: All are Welcome in this Place
8. Reading: Luke 14: v15-24
9. Am I Really Welcome at this Table?
10. Pause for Reflection
11. Holy Communion
12. Prayers of Intercession
13. Hymn: Christ's is the World in Which we Move
14. Blessing
Parish Profile
STOP PRESS! We're now looking for a new Minister. For more information and our parish profile click More
 
  Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
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