Our Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for your many blessings to us. We thank you for Jesus for the love and grace that he has shown by his death on the cross at Calvary. Be near to us at this time, as each of us seeks to live through the present difficulties in lockdown; and not being able to see our loved ones. Give us your assurance that these times will pass and that you are in complete control of all that is going on. Grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen (more prayers under worship section) If you would like a prayer said for you or would like private prayer time with one of our prayer team please leave your details on our contact page.
We are looking at John's gospel in the run-up to Easter. The passages range from miracles, teaching, opposition and heart break. We will see the tension which was caused by hatred, the depth of human love and the deep compassion of Jesus.
At the moment we need to reflect on these things; how do we show compassion, recognise the depth of human love and overcome the negativity which is all around us at the moment.
In John 9: 33 a man who was born blind says this about Jesus:
" If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." check out Kenneth's blog on the website
Midweek Message !!!!!!!!! : Wednesday 10th March - Luke 20 9 - 19 'Parable of the tenants in the vineyard' Live streamed at 7.30pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQqUYcq0Tr7xHAN3JpTlCg
Family Service Sunday 14th March 2021 at 10.30am : Live Streamed on Youtube only (no congregation allowed) at 10.25am. '' Bible reading John 11 .There will be no!!!!! at 12.00 noon. Click the link here and subscribe to the page and allow for notifications to see the services live - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQqUYcq0Tr7xHAN3JpTlCg
Every Sunday night at 6pm : Secondary School pupils S1 to S6 are you looking for something fun to do during lockdown come and join Freeland Youth Fellowship by Zoom if interested in joining please leave you contact details here on the contact page and we will be in touch.
It’s Competition Time!
Calling all budding photographers: To mark the start of Lent, on Wednesday 17 February - Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is launching a photo competition – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – with both children and adults alike invited to send in their photographs showing the Cross in our everyday surroundings. Closing date 17th March. The winner in each category will be awarded a gift to the charity of their
choice. How to take part here - Competition details
Check out the Bridge of Weir facebook Lent Calendar starting February 17th https://www.facebook.com/LentCalendar or if you would like the daily message straight to your email address here is the link https://mailchi.mp/stmacharsranfurlychurch/lent-calendar-2021-sign-up. For more information on meditation and the bible readings press here : St Machar's meditation and bible readings for Lent
Village Easter Trail
Come and explore our Easter trail starting Saturday 27th March until Sunday 11th April. Open to all, follow the map and find 8 stations around Bridge of Weir. Children’s activity trail with a bag full of interesting items to use along the way, we have a limited number. For adults and teens there is a prayer trail. Pick up bags and prayer sheets from St Machar’s church. Walk takes about 90 minutes but can be done in stages. For those who are not out and about we are happy to email or post a prayer sheet, map and photos so you can follow the trail in the comfort of your own home.
If interested please leave your details on the contact page of this website or contact Fiona Holbrook
This is a joint Outreach project with St Machar’s Ranfurly and St Mary’s.
Here is a list of important telephone numbers. If anyone would like a prayer said for them or a private prayer time with our minister or prayer team please leave your details on our website contact page. If you are isolating and like help with medicine delivery or if you need help with someone to do your food shopping and drop it off please leave your details on the website contact page and we will be in touch.
Freeland Church Coronavirus information by Session Clerk Graeme Harris :Coronavirus Procedures
Psalm 55: 22a Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.
Prayer : Lord it's me again, Once more, I hand my cares and fears over to you. Help me! I am in a dangerous situation. I cannot manage this problem on my own. Amen
If you would like our church prayer team to pray for you, please fill in the contact form on this website, your details are kept confidential. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3 : 5-6
The Sunday school children had been learning this song in preparation for their celebration service and it’s very relevant for the current situation. We would love to see any videos you take of you/your family singing along and doing the actions.