Congregational Open Conference – Sturday 20th July – 10:00am to 3:00pm – All Welcome

Open invitation to a conference on a local response to the Church of Scotland General Assembly’s ‘Radical Plan’.

The Old Kirk Session meeting in June agreed to hold an initial open conference on July 20th in the Kidston Hall between 10-3pm. The purpose of the event is to begin the development of a local strategy to implement the Radical Plan in the Old Kirk and to do so by hearing the views of congregation members and anyone else who is interested in some of the key issues outlined in the Plan.

The event will kick off after a welcoming coffee with a slide presentation on the key points of the plan, and then audience discussion on their ideas and thoughts of what might be the direction we go on in relation to the key issues.

We would ask participants to bring their own lunch because we simply have no idea how many people may turn up due to holidays etc and as such providing a catered lunch is not manageable. Details for the day are on Facebook, and Instagram.

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Stations of the Cross

First Station – Murray Chapel – The Last Supper

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Prayer – May Christ guard and keep us till we drink wine anew I his kingdom.

Second Station – Foot of Stairs – Judas betrays Jesus

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Prayer – May Christ keep us faithful In his way against all temptation and disbelief.

 Third Station – Session Room – Praying in the Garden

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Prayer – May we keep alert and watchful in faith and may Christ bring us safely through our times of trial.

Fourth Station – Vestibule – Peter denies knowing Jesus

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Prayer – May we have the courage always to confess our faith in Christ

Fifth Station – Front of Church Left – Pilate washes his hands

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Prayer – May we remain faithful to the waters in which we were baptised into Christ and to practice our faith with integrity and truth.

Sixth Station – Clark (Blue) Stained Glass Window – Jesus is flogged

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Prayer – May we acknowledge Christ as true Lord and King of our lives, our hearts and our minds. And may we remain ever grateful for his suffering on our behalf.

Seventh Station – Front right of chancel – Jesus is crucified

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Prayer – For surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced by our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Blessed be our Lord, our saviour and our God.

Eighth Station – Foot of Lectern – Jesus dies and the curtain is split in two

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Prayer – May we ever be thankful that ‘we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, Praise to God.

Ninth Station – Rear Vestibule Hallway – Jesus is laid in the tomb

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Prayer – May God be now  with us and at the hour of our death and because his mercy will not fail us then may we die not, but rise to life eternal in his name.

‘NIGHT KIRK’

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This is a Monthly reflective service for those who are unable to attend on a Sunday morning or who simply wish another diet style of worship. The service is  usually on the first Sunday of each Month and lasts for around 40 minutes starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome.

FoodBank

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Kilmacolm Old Kirk is supporting one of the Inverclyde Foodbanks because there are still many people in Iverclyde who find it difficult to put adequate food on their table. You can become involved by placing donations in the container situated in the Church Vestibule. Your donations of tins and dry goods will help in making up emergency food parcels which are distributed throughout Inverclyde by the United Reformed Church in Port Glasgow through their project “CHURCH ANGELS”