Celebrate Easter – the day that changes everything

So whatBrian's Easter painting’s Easter all about?

Eggs, bunnies, a good Sunday roast and a spring break? All good things, but what if there’s more? What if the Easter story that the Bible tells, that Jesus was executed on a cross, that he was buried and that he rose again on the third day, what if this story is true? What a difference it makes. It means that death is not the end, that for all who turn to Jesus there is the promise of new and eternal life. It also means that there is forgiveness  for those times when we mess up, when we do something that we know is wrong or that hurts others, and that we wish we could undo. If God can bring Jesus back from the dead, then He can certainly bring new  hope to our situations that seem hopeless. That’s the good     news of Easter, and that’s why we celebrate. If you want to know more, and hear about  the meaning of Jesus’ death and the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection, you’re welcome to join us at any of our Easter events.

 Good Friday – March 30th – 7.30 pm                                                                                 A service of readings, prayers and Holy Communion

Easter Sunday morning – April 1st

Lochside service – 9.00 am                                                                                                   An open air service near the carpark at Hogganfield Loch, with other local churches

Easter Sunday celebration –“Easter: Fake news or true?” –11.00 am            Jesus has risen and sin and death are defeated, so we gather to celebrate this amazing truth

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Messy Church launches

This Sunday, March 25th, at 4.00 pm we are having our first Messy Church.

Messy Church is a church expMessy Church logoerience where families come together to think about some of life’s big questions, and to have fun while we do so. We join in crafts, play, songs and a story, all on the same theme. Finally we have a simple meal together. The whole event will run till about 5.30. This is our first Messy Church, so we’ve chosen the theme of Beginning, and we’re going to think about the Bible story of how God made the world and what that means for us today.

Messy Church is an event for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come with parents, grandparents or carers. It’s running at a time which we hope will suit families well – after a day chilling or a trip out somewhere perhaps – and in a form that involves doing things together. And we’ll finish in time to get all ready for nursery or school the next day

Everyone is welcome to come and join us, whether you go to church somewhere or whether you never go at all. If you’d like to know any more details about it, please get in touch. My email is david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com and my mobile number is 07975531585.

We hope to see you there if you can make it.

 

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Messy Church begins

Messy Church logo 

We  invite you to                                                                                  Messy Church                                                             Sunday  25th March, 4.00 pm

 Messy Church is a church experience for all ages, with lots of crafts, play, worship and food, and we think about some of the big question of life and how God makes sense of them. This is our very first Messy Church, and we’d love you to join us, whether you go to church regularly or whether you’ve never been before. We start at 4.00 pm and spend time doing crafts and games and then have a short worship time. The whole event will run till about 5.30. This is our first Messy Church, so we’ve chosen the theme of Beginning, and we’re going to think about the Bible story of how God made the world and what that means for us today.

Messy Church is for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come with parents, grandparents or carers. We realise that lots of people can’t come to church on a Sunday morning, and lots of people find the formal style of church a bit dull or difficult. So Messy Church is at a time which we hope will suit families better – after a day chilling or a trip out somewhere perhaps, and finishing in time to get all ready for school the next day – and in a form that involves doing things together.

Everyone is welcome to come and join us, whether you go to church somewhere or whether you never go at all.

If you’d like to know more, please contact the minister, David Miller, on 07975531585 or by email at david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com.

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Coffee and Quiet – Towards Easter

Coffee and quiet - candleThis Saturday, March 17th, between 10.30 and 12.00 our church sanctuary will be open for anyone who wants to drop in and spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer. There will be some prayer stations set up to help guide your thoughts towards the Easter Story, so you can use these or simply sit quietly for as long or as short a time as you like. There will also be tea and coffee in the vestibule if you would like. You are welcome to come.

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Communion Sunday

This Sunday, March 11th, we celebrate communion at 11.00 am. We will be thinking about the theme of servanthood and sacrifice in the life of Jesus, and how if we want to be followers of Jesus these should be the characteristics of our lives as well.

We welcome everyone who knows and loves the Lord Jesus, and who wants to know and love Him more, to join us.

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So much for spring – but we’re on on Sunday

Church with snow and sunshineIt looks like the worst of the weather brought courtesy of “The Beast From The East” has left us behind, but many roads are still thick with fallen snow. However, the paths to the church are clear and the road beside has space for some parking, so we will have our regular morning service tomorrow, March 4th at 11.00 am. We will, however, be meeting in the small hall on the right hand side of the church. Everybody is welcome to join us.

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Happy New Year

We want to wish you a very happy New Year as we enter 2018. May it be a year in which you sense God drawing you to Himself, and a year in which you come to know Jesus better, or perhaps even meet Him for the first time.

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Our Christmas services

Coffee and quiet - candleSunday is Christmas Eve. In the midst of the last minute preparations and rush, we invite you to come and worship with us, as we focus on the coming of Jesus. Though it’s easy to think of Christmas as just a time of eating, drinking, presents and parties, at its heart Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth. So why not come and join us at one of our services, and take time to hear again the beginning of the greatest story ever told – and even better because it’s true.

Readings and carols for Christmas – 11.00 am

We gather to sing some familiar carols and some newer ones, to read again the story of the coming of Jesus, the Light of the World, and to reflect on what this means for us today.

Christmas Eve Watchnight Service – 11.30 pm

Our traditional Watchnight service with carols, Bible readings, and a reflection on the birth of Jesus. It’s a chance to enter Christmas Day with a focus on the Christ child at the heart of Christmas.

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Coffee and Quiet at Christmas

 Saturday 16th December, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

A Candlelight Service of Memories - Millerston ChurchIn the middle of all the rush, pressure and busy-ness of Christmas, it’s easy to lose sight of the the heart of the Christmas message – Jesus, God with us. So why not take a few minutes thisCoffee and quiet - candle Saturday to come and sit in the quiet of the church. Take the chance to listen to some Christmas music, to reflect on the heart of the Christmas story, and to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. You are welcome to come and stay for as short or as long a time as you like.

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Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, the day when the nation pauses to remember those who have fallen in two world wars, and in many smaller conflicts since. In our church service we will also be remembering, and observing two minutes silence at 11.00 am. As well as this act of remembrance we will also spend time praying for peace in a world still torn apart by conflict. Our service begins at 10.50 am, and you are welcome to join us if you want to mark the day.

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