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  • 30 November St Andrew’s Day
    30 November St Andrew’s Day We know little about Andrew (though there are many later legends) but what we do know suggests that he was a quiet man, but one who engaged with people, introduced people, tried to ‘do the right thing.’ May there’s a lot we could learn from …

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  • St Andrew’s Day Worship
    Watch our St Andrew’s Day online service on YouTube. Happy St Andrew’s Day #WeAreScotland
  • Sunday Worship, 29th November 2020
    Welcome Hymn: O Come O come Emmanuel Lighting the Advent candle Prayer Hymn: Make way make way Reading Isaiah 64: 1-9 Reflection: preparing for Christmas Prayers for others and Lord’s Prayer Hymn: The race that long in darkness pined Blessing
  • Thought for the day 28 November
    28 November The sun is shining today – first time for a while. The dark days of November and December can pull us all down. Some of us may go out today to enjoy the sunshine, others may not be able to do so. Can we bring some ‘sunshine’ into …

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  • Televised services
    The following comes from a message sent out today by the Moderator of the General Assembly. You might like to share it with people who cannot access our online services: “Finally, and with further reference to BBC Scotland, we’ve been glad that they’ve recognised the value of televised worship services …

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  • Thought for the day 27 November
    27 November The English national lockdown ends next Wednesday, and yesterday local authorities and the public were told into which of the Tier areas (with tougher restrictions) they would be put. Obviously there are many very real issues about livelihoods, mental health, care for vulnerable people etc, and in no …

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  • Thought for the day 26 November
    26 November The Chancellor gave his one-year spending review yesterday, with updated forecasts on the state of the economy and employment. For many people the talk of borrowing as a percentage of GDP etc tends not to attract their interest. Most are probably more interested in matters like the level …

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  • Thought for the day 25 November
    25 November International Day for the elimination of violence against women Violence against women is understood by the UN to encompass a range of actions including psychological, physical and sexual violence. It can be carried out in the home, or in the wider culture, it can be by family members …

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  • Thought for the day 24 November
    24 November Never mind Christmas plans, what about today, the here and now? Infection rates are much lower than they were, and appear to be part of a general downward trend – presumably in response to the strict Tier regulations that are in place. At least that suggests there is …

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  • Accessing the online services from Advent to Epiphany
    All members of the Dumbarton congregations will this week be receiving a Christmas card with details of church services in the Dumbarton Linkage between Advent Sunday (29 November) and Epiphany (6 January). The details and times are correct. However the link to the YouTube channel takes you to the Remembrance …

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  • Thought for the day 23 November
    23 November There is much in the media today about Christmas being ‘saved’. We know what they mean – the ‘usual’ sort of midwinter festivities. It won’t be exactly the same as in previous years, as Christmas markets were cancelled some months ago; pantomimes, concerts, school events etc won’t be …

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  • Sunday Worship, 22nd November 2020
    Contents: Welcome; Hymn 459 Crown him with many crowns; All age time; Prayer; Reading Matthew 25: 31-46; Hymn 436 Christ triumphant ever reigning; Reflection; Prayer for others; Hymn 458 At the name of Jesus; Blessing

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