up to date(s)

Services in the kirk cancelled: We love being together as a church, but we are called to love the world more. We are not holding services/gatherings as a way of loving the world that God loves   the very best way we can,   by not putting more people at risk. Covid-19 virus:  Stay safe, act responsibly, follow official advice -click  here. ( Health Protection Scotland)

Sundays – a 20-minute ‘thought for the week‘ by Auchtertool Kirk (and Linktown) ministers: here.

Sunday 29th 11.15am on TV – BBC 1: televised ecumenical Scottish service. Please spread the word of that if people do not know. It is fully accessible for those who do not have the internet.

In your own time, outdoors: Outside the kirk car park there’s a prayer space – at the cross (‘tree of life’),  you can bring your own stone or pick from the bucket a stone as a prayer and lay it at the foot of the cross. And if anyone else is there, do keep proper distance.

Monday – Fridays: On Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches page we are sharing information and also taking it in turns to post a ‘thought for the day’, accessible even if you’re not on facebook.

Wednesdays 11am:  Join Christians around the world in the Lord’s Prayer The Church of Scotland is encouraging Kirk members to join Christians around the world in saying the Lord’s Prayer at 11am* on. (link here)

Anytime: prayers – share or ask for prayer and be inspired by others on Pray 4 Kirkcaldy .  We’re involved with it, anyone can join this group .

Advice is: Churches should not open for private prayer. Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy for the Scottish Government , shares advice for church goers in wake of the lockdown instigated by the Coronavirus outbreak. https://youtu.be/Ro0NG1zW9d0

 

Delayed to another date : the famous “Daffodil Tea”coffee morning, changing into a “Rose or Chrysanthemum Tea”: will be announced when …: it’s a produce & plant sale in aid of Auchtertool Kirk funds in Auchtertool Village Hall. Please support this vital fundraiser as strong as you can with donations and coming (bring friends). date to be confirmed.

Events in the wider community

Bridgehead Healing (formerly Healing Rooms Kirkcaldy) please check availability / times directly with Bridgehead Healing. Drop-ins are Fridays 1- 2.30pm weekly at Kirkcaldy venue at St Bryce Kirk Centre, and also monthly (first Wed. of the month) in our venue at Rosyth Baptist Church, 7-8.30pm. Also continuing to offer Deeper Healing monthly by appointment in Erskine Church, Burntisland (usually last Thursday of the month 7.30-9.30pm). Diane, Andy and volunteers serve to reach our area of Fife with God’s love and healing power. see also on facebook

The Kirk’s yearly seasonal cycle:

Living through the seasons, finding deep meaning in life. Nature’s rhythm and God’s inspiration join hands. Gifts you perspective, firm hold, sense. Our lives within the Creators timescale. 

A significant blessing to celebrate through the seasons, quite different from the same-y  24/7!

(Baptisms, Blessings, Funerals, Weddings = any time.)

SPRING

Delayed to another date – to be confirmed: the famous “Daffodil Tea” 

coffee morning, produce & plant sale in aid of Auchtertool Kirk funds in Auchtertool Village Hall. Please support this vital fundraiser as strong as you can with donations and coming (bring friends).

Lent” = the time leading up to Easter;  in Lent we tend to reflect “what is really important in life? What is worth waiting for? What is essential? Now.

Easter” = the greatest Christian festival of the year celebrating victory over all that makes for death, by Christ’s rising from the grave, the victory of God’s forgiveness and love: resurrection.  Easter is a flexible date: 1st Sunday after 1st full moon in Spring (= from 21st March)

  Easter 12th April 2020 

SUNRISE:  6 am resurrection service outside Auchtertool Kirk, followed by breakfast inside to warm up

9:30am Easter celebration service in Auchtertool Kirk, 

LENT – EASTER theme ‘Jerusalem, stirred up by Jesus’ @ AUCHTERTOOL KIRK (and others):

Sunday 1st March 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk  – “The Jerusalem story

Sunday 8th March 9.30am Auchtertool Village Hall  – cafe church – “Guests round the table

Sunday 15th March 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk – “At the side of the pool

cancelled Sunday 22nd March 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk – “In the temple courtyard

cancelled Sunday 29th March 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk  – “Ready in God’s time

cancelled Palm Sunday 5th April 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk – “Through the streets, into the city

cancelled Monday 6th April 7pm Abbotshall Church

cancelled Tuesday 7th April 7pm Linktown Church

cancelled Wednesday 8th April 7pm Congregational Church Kdy High St.

cancelled Maundy Thursday 9th April 7pm Auchtertool Kirk

cancelled Good Friday 10th April 10am-4pm Linktown Church open for prayer and meditation,  with short service at the cross in the church garden at 4pm

cancelled Good Friday 10th April 7pm St Bryce Kirk

? Easter Sunday 12th April 6am Auchtertool Kirk garden sunrise service, followed by breakfast inside 

? Easter Sunday 12th April 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk – “It happened in a garden

? Sunday 19th April 9.30am Auchtertool Kirk – “The story continues

SUMMERconcerts 

September: xth 1:30 – 4pm “Open Doors Day” in the area, incl. Auchtertool Kirk – www.doorsopendays.org.uk

AUTUMN

September/October: service of Harvest Thanksgiving 

 Remembrance: Sunday closest to 11th November: 9:30 am service remembering all from Auchtertool Parish who fell in the wars, laying wreaths at the local war memorial which unusually, here is a stained glass window inside the Kirk. 8th Nov. 2020 9:30 start

WINTER

Advent: the four weeks before Christmas have the four “Advent Sundays”, preparing for the joy and deep meaning of Christmas itself – a time of waiting and reflecting.

Watch-night every year in Auchtertool Kirk, 24th/25th December: from 11pm of the 24th all are welcome for hot mince pies and hot drinks, then from 11:30 we celebrate the candle-lit “watch night service” into the actual Christmas Day, a great community celebration, with the peace Christ brought very tangible.

“The 12 days of Christmas” go from 25th Dec to 6th January

Visit christianity.org.uk to find out more about Jesus Christ and the Christian faith