Jesus as our Friend was the theme for Xplorers on Sunday 27th February to follow on from the Christingle making in December.
The candle’s light representing Jesus as the Light of the World shows that through dark as well as happy times he is with us as our friend.
The joyful singing of “This Little Light of Mine” was accompanied by much stamping of feet and clapping of hands as sixteen children’s voices along with the grown ups made a merry song.
On the screen the descriptive story of Jesus being always with us held everyone’s attention.
The friendship game of a blindfolded partner being led by a friend round the obstacle course proved good fun and no-one got lost or fell into a trap.
In all the excitement the organisers failed to have someone with camera ready, so sadly no photos of this gathering.
Many thanks to Esther and Antoinette for all their preparation and input.
Cartons of juice and cereal bars were distributed and welcomed to give voices a boost for all to say the grace with its actions to close this happy event.
Next Xplorers: Sunday 27th March 2:30 pm at Kilmelford Church – an Easter theme.
This Sunday we will be watching a talk in church entitled “It’s Time to Rebuild” given by Nicky Gumbel of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) Church.
To watch from home, the link is the following and will go live at 10am: https://youtu.be/0hQD_FycsTE. Alternatively, the service starts in Kilbrandon at 10 am and Kilchattan at 11.30 am – please feel free to bring along refreshments and enjoy fellowship after the service.
On Seil there will be an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, with the parade at 10.45am and 2 minutes silence at 11 am, followed by the Service of Remembrance in Kilbrandon Church at 11.45am.
On Luing meet at the church at 10.45 am, and process up to the War Memorial for the Act of Remembrance, including 2 minutes silence at 11 am. This will be followed by a Church Service in Kilchattan, led by Jean Alexander which will be recorded and available for viewing online later in the day.
In Kilmelford Church there will be a Remembrabce service at 10.45am for 11am.
This Sunday we will be streaming a national service to mark the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow – see more on this below.The video will be played in Kilbrandon at 10 am and Kilchattan at 11.30 am on Sunday, and will also be live on YouTube from 10am: https://youtu.be/-46DJYOWBGk
Here’s the link for our online worship tomorrow at 10am, continuing our series on Growing Young from Gorebridge Church: https://youtu.be/khGvAF4WR6k
This Sunday, when our worship will be led by Martin Waddell, is the Church of Scotland’s National Giving Day (see Facebook post for more details). The video will be played in Kilbrandon at 10 am and Kilchattan at 11.30 am on Sunday, and will also be live on YouTube from 10am via this link: https://youtu.be/w91KEtDnE98