We continue to pray for our partner communities in Malawi which are struggling to come to terms with the horrific rainfall and flooding which has struck the country in recent days and weeks. Hundreds have lost their lives – including some in the villages which we directly support – and thousands have been left homeless. Indeed whole villages have been swept away. You’ll be delighted to know that there is opportunity to start doing something practical. As well as upcoming fund-raising events, a Retiring Offering will again be uplifted following worship this Sunday.To those to whom much has been given, much is expected.
John Chalmers, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is in Nigeria to recognise the centenary of the death of Mary Slessor, the ‘Mother of all the People.’ Mary went from Dundee to Nigeria and became one of the best-known missionaries ever to leave from these shores. Our Moderator preached in the church in Calibar and here is seen laying a wreath at Mary Slessor’s grave.
Most of you will know that we’ve been working hard to launch our new Media service – live streaming of Sunday morning worship and playback options for watching at a later date. After some initial teething problems, we’re delighted to announce that we are now going out live on Sundays! Of course this is still new to us and we’ll make some mistakes along as the way as we perfect what we’re doing. Be patient – but enjoy!! as you share with us in worship! (more…)