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Pastoral Reflection for Thursday, April 9th

Part 1 of a two part series reflecting on the Lord's Prayer.

“Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as is it is heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” Matthew Chap 6v 9-13

Prayer is at the very centre of our Christian lives, and along with the reading of His Word, is the most wonderful privilege God has given to us. Jesus has a lot to say to us regarding prayer; both by example and exhortation. In Matthew Chapter 6, before He gives us a great example of prayer, in what has become known as the ‘Lord’s prayer’, He emphasises the importance of getting alone with God. Secret prayer should be part of our lives. Of course we should pray with others, but being alone with God in prayer is essential for our own spiritual health, and the good of the church and society at large. Private secret prayer is at the heart of what we become as Christians. Our spiritual growth is largely determined by the amount of time you spend alone with the Lord. All the great giants of faith in the Bible were men and women who spent a lot of time in the presence of the Lord. The expression, “You get like those you live with,” can equally be applied to our quiet times in the presence of the Lord. The more time we spend with Him the more like Him we become. When Moses spent a long period on top of the mountain alone with the Lord, His face shone so brightly when he returned that he had to cover his face with a veil when speaking to the Israelites.

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Sunday Services: Details for Sunday 5th April

Morning Service is available now here -

We plan to livestream two services on the Lord's Day, God willing, at the usual times of 11am and 6.30pm. Like last week, these will be around 30 minutes long, with prayer, Bible reading, short sermon and one item of praise.

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Update on The Record, Giving and Foodbank Donation

Click here to view the latest update.

 The Record: As those who subscribe to the Record are not able to collect their copy at church services, it's been decided not to issue paper copies to congregations while the current restrictions are in place. As an alternative to paper copies, the Record is being made freely available online and the April edition can be viewed on the Free Church website It featured on the home page until Friday but it can still be accessed under the News tab. A PDF copy is available and can be accessed and downloaded using the following link:


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The Global Mission Prayer Notes for April 2020 are now available.  Please email Mairianne at if you would like a copy.

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Midweek Meeting on Zoom

Our midweek meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Wednesday 1st April at 7.30pm, D.V. Rev Kenneth I Macleod will give the sermon.

Please contact Mairianne at if you would like to be sent the link for the prayer meeting

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Pastoral Reflection from Rev KI Macleod

Reflection for the Week of 29th March

“Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord, from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.” 2 Chronicles Chapter 20v3-4

We want our journey through life to be as smooth and trouble free as possible. Unfortunately a life without its share of worries, troubles, problems and fears is virtually impossible to find. Jesus,before He left this world said to the disciples, “In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” God uses the troubles that come into our lives to achieve different things. Some people who have had no thought of God whatsoever, have found that troubles brought them to come to know personally the God of heaven and earth. God’s people down through the generations have, through their personal troubles, found that God is working in them. God uses hard providences to test us; to draw us closer to Himself; to wean us away from certain sins; to strengthen our faith: to be a means of help and encouragement to others-indeed there are many reasons.

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Sunday Service Livestream

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and keeping to safe practice to avoid getting this virus. We are going to run two livestreamed church services on the Lord's Day, God willing, at the usual times of services 11am and 6.30pm. Like last week, these will be around 30 minutes long, with prayer, Bible reading, short sermon and one item of praise. I thought it would help if you knew some details in advance, so here they are:

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Pastoral Reflection from Rev Kenneth I Macleod

Reflection for the Week of 22nd March 2020 from Rev Kenneth I Macleod

“The Lord sits enthroned forever: He has established His throne for justice, and He judges the world with righteousness; He judges the peoples with uprightness. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. ” Psalm 9:7-9

One of the themes of this Psalm is God’s rule over everything and everyone. We see that it’s a kingly rule because the Lord sits on a throne - v4 “You have sat on the throne giving righteous judgement.” V7 “The Lord sits enthroned.” “He has established His throne for justice.” What a comfort that is to us, in our ever changing, fragile, threatening world, where fear and uncertainty lay hold upon us; where an unseen enemy threatens our very life, to know that God sits upon His throne, not as a disinterested observer, but Someone who is actively involved in all that is happening. We also see that this throne is like the Lord Himself-eternal. We cannot separate the Lord from His throne as it’s an everlasting throne. The Lord’s rule is forever.

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On Sunday 22nd March we will run our first livestream service at 11am on Facebook live, God willing. We encourage you to join with us for a short time of worship and devotion lasting around 30 minutes.

Connect to the livestream by visiting If you have any issues, please email

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This Sunday we are encouraging Christians to join together in a National Day of Prayer.

We want to seek the help of God and pray for His mercy upon our country, for His strength for the vulnerable and His wisdom for decision makers and those on the front lines of health care.

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