Services in Auchtertool Kirk 9.30am Sundays
18th-20th JULY – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE SCOTLAND @ ADAM SMITH THEATRE: A youthful, energetic and typically inspiring performance from YMTS. Tickets at Adam Smith Theatre.
Fri 16thAugust – Mon 19th August 2019: National Youth Assembly 2019 for 17-25 year olds with a connection to the Church of Scotland – topics: hate speech, missional bulidings, testimony and confirmation. A variety of workshops, worship, social events. www.churchofscotland.org.uk/nya
Sun. 8th Sept. 1:30 – 4pm “Open Doors Day” in the area, incl. Auchtertool Kirk – www.doorsopendays.org.uk
Wed 9th Sept., Kirk Café & Linktown Drop In,Delicious freshly-made-to-order soup & sandwich lunches served from 11:45-1:30. A warm welcome to everyone in the neighbourhood and beyond. In Linktown Church halls. People to chat with, also about mental health available. Also great workshops on offer hands-on crafts fun stuff … . This is the last one before our splendid volunteers have a well-deserved summer break. Starting again in September.
Sun. 15th Sept. 2pm Concert by the fine Buchanan Duo, more detail to follow. www.buchananduo.com and 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.)
23rd March 2019, 10am -12: 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 21st April 2019
5:53am SUNRISE: 5:45am resurrection service outside Auchtertool Kirk, followed by breakfast inside to warm up
9:30am Easter celebration service in Auchtertool Kirk,
SUMMER – concerts
September: 8th 1:30 – 4pm “Open Doors Day” in the area, incl. Auchtertool Kirk – www.doorsopendays.org.uk
Sun. 15th Sept. 2pm Concert by the fine Buchanan Duo, more detail to follow.
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 is a stained glass window inside the Kirk.
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