Welcome to the online Fetteresso Church Service - Church At Home for this week.
Just follow through the video clips for our digital service.
We live in such worrying, troubling and uncertain times, with so much information
often confusing and somewhat overwhelming. We see all too clearly the importance
of sticking to a simple but very important message
“Stay at Home; Protect the NHS; and Save lives”
Today’s reading from John Chapter 14 starts with these words
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God Trust also in me.”
Perhaps we need to hear these words, a clear message today for ourselves, for our own situation.
But let us also think of others particularly those that at this time and in this generation that
are doing extraordinary things. You might want to write them down on a list and
give thanks and prayers for them.
As I write this it is VE Day, marking the end of war in Europe in 7th May 1945 - another time, another place, another generation. You get a flavour of what it was like in the BBC Two programmes “Britain’s Greatest Generation.” What came across in these programmes was ordinary people doing extraordinary things
with quiet grit and determination. It is through their sacrifice that we have our freedom.
So let us also give thanks for the sacrificial giving of others from all generations.
The ultimate sacrifice of course was that of God sending his son Jesus to die on a cross.
That ultimate sacrifice means that we have the ultimate freedom of Life in all its fullness
both now and in eternity.
In the immortal words of Hughie Charles, put to the tune by Ross Parker, sung by Vera Lynn
“We'll meet again”
Keep Safe and Keep Singing.
Tell Out My Soul
All Through History
Across the Lands (Choral Version)
Bible Reading - John 14: 1-14 (read by John Chalmers)
Will you come and follow me
Sermon - Faith in troubled times (by Rev Bill Wallace)
Anthem - For such a time as this
Intercessory Prayers, and O Church Arise
Jesus, I my cross have taken (Reflective song)