A message from Neil on Friday 29 May 2020
Some information to keep you up to date with life in St Andrew Blackadder
This Sunday you have a choice of services.
- Our own service will be available on our website, YouTube and Facebook as usual from 9 am on Sunday morning. Remember it’s communion. Have some bread (or a biscuit), some wine, blackcurrant juice or some other liquid ready before the service.
- There is also a Pentecost Service for the Church of Scotland, led by the Moderator. It will be available on www.churchofscotland.org.uk
from 10.30 am on Sunday.
2. Parent Space
3. Last week’s question
On Survey monkey I asked you:
How aware are you of God answering your prayers since the lockdown began?
49 people responded. Thanks very much. The results are:
- Much more than usual: 4
- More than usual 23
- The same as usual 20
- Less than usual 2
- Much less than usual 0
Your comments included things like this:
'I think I am praying more so that means there are more prayers for Him to answer. I am also living more slowly so I notice the answers more. So that kind of evens it out.’
‘Why would it be any different now? Yes, we want it to be over, yes, we don't want untimely deaths but I can't see any God related changes in the passing of the pandemic.’
'When out exercising feel very blessed and grateful for our surroundings Also thankful for the health of family’.
4. This week’s question
I’d love to know your reaction to virtual communion, so that’s what this week’s question is about. I’m afraid that means you have to wait till Sunday before answering it. Sorry! Please could you try and remember to come back to this email after the service. This is the link; https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5HJXGW3
5. Prayer Gathering
As we celebrate God’s gift to us of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost Sunday we are reminded
’The Spirit that God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline’ (2 Timothy 1:7 )
Rev Dr Neil Dougall
St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland, North Berwick
St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
Scottish Charity SC006421