Reflections for a time of crisis

Reflections for a time of crisis

On this page, you will find reflections for your support during the time of the coronavirus crisis. Please use these in any way you find helpful for yourself, or for sharing with friends, family and neighbours.

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 31st January 2021

Today’s online service (link to video) Jehovah Rapha – The God who heals
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 24th January 2021

Today’s online service (link to video) Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord, the Righteous Saviour
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 17th January 2021

Today’s online service (link to video) Jehovah Shalom – The Lord is peace
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 10th January 2021

Today’s online service (link to video) Jehovah Jireh – the God who provides
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 3rd January 2021

Today’s online service (link to video)
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 27th December 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) – Joy to the world!
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Christmas Day


Today’s online service (link to video) available from 6am!
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Christingle Service for Thursday 24th December 2020: Christmas Eve

Christingle service (link to video)

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Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 20th December 2020: 4th Sunday in Advent


Today’s online service (link to video) 4th Sunday in advent – The Angel and Joseph
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 13th December 2020: 3rd Sunday in Advent


Today’s online service (link to video) 3rd Sunday in advent – Mary and the angel
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 6th December 2020: 2nd Sunday in Advent


Today’s online service (link to video) 2nd Sunday in advent – Zechariah and the angel
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 29th November 2020: 1st Sunday in Advent


Today’s online service (link to video) 1st Sunday in advent – hope
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 22nd November 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) Acts 27 He is with us through the storms
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 15th November 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) Acts 21-26 The truth will set you free
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Remembrance Day 11th November 2020

The Valleys Remember (link to video of wreath-laying ceremonies in Ettrick and Yarrow) available from 10am on 11th November

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 8th November 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Remembrance Sunday”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 1st November 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 20: Paul – a man with a mission”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 25th October 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 16: Paul’s 2nd missionary journey”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 18th October 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 13-14: Paul’s first missionary journey”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 11th October 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 12: I don’t believe it!”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
Notices for this week (downloadable pdf text file)
Bible verses on prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 4th October 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 10: Peter’s shock”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 27th September 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Acts 9: Life-changing encounters”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 20th September 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Creation in our care”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 13th September 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Daniel 11,12: The End”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 6th September 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Daniel’s Prayer”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 30th August 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Daniel the visionary”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 23rd August 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “Daniel 6: jealousy gets you nowhere”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 16th August 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) “The writing on the wall”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 9th August 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) “back with God”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 2nd August 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) from the Moderator 
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
link to “after church cuppa and chat” on zoom, 11.30-12.30

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 26th July 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) from the Moderator 
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Link to video of “the Blanket Preaching” (available from 12 noon on 26th July)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 19th July 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Daniel ch.3 
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 12th July 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Daniel ch.2 
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 5th July 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Daniel ch.1 
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 28th June 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

!!  An online quiz for you to try before the service !!
Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 9:1-20
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 21st June 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 6 and 7
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 14th June 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 6:1-7
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 7th June 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 4:36 to 5:16 “Holy living, living wholly”
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Our services for Pentecost Sunday 31st May 2020

This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

This Sunday morning we are joining with congregations all round the country as we worship God in the Pentecost service led by the Moderator of the General Assembly the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair.  Use the links below.

This morning’s Church of Scotland Pentecost service (link to video)
This morning’s Church of Scotland Pentecost service (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s evening communion service (link to video)
Today’s evening communion service (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 24th May 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)

Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 1 vv6-11
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Thy Kingdom Come prayer journal (downloadable pdf file).
You are encouraged to use this each day from Thursday 21st May until Pentecost Sunday 31st May.

Christian Aid prayer for this week (downloadable pdf file).

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 17th May 2020

Today’s online service (link to video) based on verses from Acts 4
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 10th May 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)
Today’s online service (link to video) based on Acts 3 vv 1-16
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayer for VE Day

A prayer for VE Day (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 3rd May 2020

Today’s joint churches call to prayer (downloadable pdf text file)
Today’s online service (link to video)
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable pdf text file)
This week’s Notice Sheet (downloadable pdf text file)

Prayers, readings and reflections for Sunday 26th April 2020

Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (link to video)
Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (downloadable text file)

Prayers and reflections for Sunday 19th April 2020

Today’s hymns, prayers, reading and reflections (link to video)
Reading and reflection on Luke 24 (the road to Emmaus) (text only)

Reflections from Holy Week
reflection for Monday (text only)
reflection for Monday (audio)
reflection for Tuesday (text only)
reflection for Tuesday (audio)
reflection for Wednesday (text only)
reflection for Wednesday (audio)
reflection for Thursday (text only)
reflection for Thursday (audio)
reflection for Good Friday (text only)
reflection for Good Friday (audio)
reflection for Good Friday (link to video)

Reflection on Matthew 21 Palm Sunday April 5th(text only)
Reflection on Matthew 21 Palm Sunday April 5th (audio file)
Reflection on Philippians 2 Palm Sunday April 5th (text only)
Reflection on Philippians 2 Palm Sunday April 5th (audio file)

Reflection on Psalm 130 March 29th
Reflection on Psalm 130 March 29th (audio file)
Reflection on John 11 March 29th
Reflection on John 11 March 29th (audio file)

Moderator’s sermon March 22nd 2020

Reflection on Psalm 23 March 22nd 2020
Reflection on John 9 March 22nd 2020

short service from CofS website
Kirk services online