Bemvu is praying for you

Below is an email from Sydney in Bemvu, who requested that it be passed on to the Netherlorn parishioners:

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Christians  of Bemvu are sorry for the globe lock down due to the pandemic of corona virus more especialy you our friends in Scotland Nertherlon churches. Although far away, we are together in spirit and we ask God to heal the world.

On 28th March we are going to have a special administration session where we will be deciding on the future of S4L. We ask you to help us in prayer so that the resolutions of the session should be guided by the wisdom from God.

I am sure some of you might have heard that we have a new pastor. Any time from now, he will be coming to Bemvu with his family to stay.

We will give him your contacts so that he may introduce himself that we may reclaim the lost glory of our partnership activities.

 So far he has managed to restore the broken relationship between Dikirani and l. He lead us in a discussion and prayer to reconcile our differences so that together we can serve God according to his will for the benefit of Bemvu community. For the first time although l had already forgiven them, it has been proven that l did not do anything wrong in 2016.

 May the good Lord Lead. Fear not for His help is timely.

 Yours Sydney????

Prof. Leitch shares advice for church goers during the Coronavirus lockdown

In this 3 minute video, Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy for the Scottish Government, shares advice for church goers in wake of the lockdown instigated by the Coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro0NG1zW9d0&feature=youtu.be

Rev Fiona Morrison leads a United Service attended by friends from all Parishes

On Sunday 24th November, Rev. Fiona Morrison led a wonderful united service at Kilmelford Parish Church.  Attended by friends from Kilchattan and Kilbrandon and Kilninver and Craignish. Lovely to see Fiona who was made an OLM this year and was previously a member of Kilbrandon and Kilchattan.

Reverend Ken’s Commissioning Service

A lovely Service was held at Oban Parish Church on Monday night when Rev Prof Kenneth Ross was Commissioned for his new role in Africa. Lots of folk attended here are some photos of just a few of us.

 

Harris Nicholson, baptised on 17th March

Harris with his parents Craig and Sarah and two year old brother Struan.

 

(photo credit Oban Times)

 

 

Good luck and bon voyage

We said a fond farewell to Hester and Ken on Sunday with a very enjoyable bring & share lunch and speeches from Martin Waddell, Chris Thornhill and Georgina Dalton on behalf of each congregation.  As a token of our thanks and as a goodbye gift we presented them with a Colin Prior Photo, a generous cheque from the Netherlorn congregation and a card signed by everybody who was there.  It was a great day!  We will miss them but wish them all the very best on this new exciting venture.

Alison Hay will be the Interim Moderator for Netherlorn Churches until a new minister is appointed.  Will will keep you updated on progress.  In the meantime here are some photos of the day.

Thanks to Hazel for the photos.

 

Xplorer’s report, 2nd December

A lively group of 6 children met at the Church at 4pm to listen to the story of the Angel appearing to Mary.  The first Sunday of Advent candle was lit and the tree decorated.  The main focus of the gathering was making the Christingles and some extra ones were made to take home to brothers.
Turning off the bright top lights and switching on the Christmas tree lights at the beginning of the Prayz time led to the lighting of the Christingle candles and so created a soft warm light of hope and the expectations of the joy of Christmas.
Becky helped Ken lead the Prayz time.  Sadly we bid her a fond farewell as she is moving to Hexham where her husband Ally has a new job.  She leaves with the exciting news that she is expecting their first baby and we all wished her good health and happiness and many thanks for her support and ideas for Xplorers.

Ken Ross to move to new post

Netherlorn Minister Ken Ross has been offered, and has accepted, a new post with the Church of Scotland, working on theological education and leadership development in Africa, starting in Spring 2019. Ken said, “This has not been an easy decision and I am grateful for much support and encouragement. It is exciting to have a fresh challenge ahead but after nine wonderful years we know we will greatly miss the Netherlorn parishes. I look forward to sharing more about these plans in 2019.”