This week’s service is a video recording of our Service At Church last Sunday on the 30th August 2020.Many thanks to James Dickinson for leading us through this Service, and to
Dr. Don Wood for preaching. Thanks also to Ian Gillis our Choirmaster and Organist for the Musical interludes. Due to the current guidelines there was no singing at the service,
so, any music praise items in this Online Service have been added in from our extensive Digital Sound Archives.
This is a picture we have in our summerhouse – a favourite of mine. It reminds me of the swallows that appear in late spring and are a joy to watch as they fly about skies and dive over the fields in summer. They are for me a sign of hope, for you that might be the first snowdrops or daffodils that herald the changing year. Or there is of course the appearance of a rainbow, perhaps the ultimate sign of hope. Perhaps you have seen many in windows in the town, used as a reminder of those who in so many different ways are helping us get through this Covid-19 crisis. Well we really do need that sign of hope.
I noticed last Saturday afternoon some young swallows on our stable roof and you might just want to keep a look out for them in our children’s song for this week. I woke on Sunday to leaden skies, but they were full of House martins and Swallows. Possibly not the easiest of things to capture even with a high-resolution camcorder. However, as I was filming a rainbow appeared – right over old Fetteresso Church. Now that was a surprise – again you can see that in the Children’s song May the God of Hope. We really do need to hold on to that hope and however dark things may seem at present we can trust in God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young –
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Psalm 84 v 3 -5.
Keep Safe Keep Singing