Lord God our heavenly Father, we thank you that in these times of uncertainty and disruption you are a God who never changes. Lord, we have been living with the threat of the virus now for a year, we pray for everyone who has had their lives affected by the virus. We remember those who have contracted the virus and we pray that their recovery from it will be complete. We also remember the many families who have lost loved one because pf the virus and we pray that you will minister to them and surround them with your ever-loving arms. Father God, we also remember folk who have lost their livelihoods because of the virus, or had their income severely reduced. Lord we also pray for so many people who have contracted other diseases and have had their diagnosis or treatment delayed because of the virus, be with them in a special way.Lord, we also want to praise you and thank you for the thousands of people who have given sacrificial service through the pandemic, for health care staff and ancillary workers, for police, fire service and so many other public servants. We also pray for folk who have kept essential services going at great cost to themselves. We praise and thank you for them all.Father, thank you for the various vaccines that are now available and for the tremendous work which has made their availability possible. Thank you for all the scientific and medical staff who have made them possible. Help us to be patient and allow the vaccination programme to be completed so that some kind of normality can be achieved as soon as possible.Father we also thank you for the assurance that you are with each and every one of us, you demonstrated your amazing love for us and our world by sending Jesus into the world to be our Lord and Saviour, Father we know that your love is as strong and sure today as it was all those years ago. Thank you 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.
For the last year people have been asking me how I am managing with speaking to an empty church. The answer is that I have got used to it- even if I don't like it!
I then say " what I don't know is how I will manage when people come back!"
The good news is that we are about to find out!
Hopefully people won't then be saying " we actually like the livestreamed services better!"
We have had to get used to all kinds of new experiences and many of us have gone for very long periods with no visitors in our homes. That has been compounded for many of us by our inability to see family and friends.
I think that we need to make sure that we make every effort to restart the things we did and to re-engage with those whom we love and cherish most. We need to embrace the opportunities which are opened up to us. Our fundamental belief is that we are free people and we need to make sure that as soon as it is possible we begin to live like free people again!! Kenneth check out Kenneth's blog on the website
Midweek Message - 21st April at 7.30pm - Bible reading - Psalm 16 . Live streamed on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQqUYcq0Tr7xHAN3JpTlCg
Family Service Sunday 25th April at 10.30am - Bible reading - Romans 1 : 18 - 32 'Faith brings freedom'. Live streamed on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQqUYcq0Tr7xHAN3JpTlCgThis service is open for people to attend. Covid restrictions mean limited places if interested in attending please leave your details on the contact page of this website
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.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair - Lent Competition winners. Pictures of crosses 18+, Secondary School and Primary School winners.
If you’ve got questions, you’re not alone. Alpha is a space where you get together with others, online, to watch a series of short videos covering some of the big questions around the Christian faith such as Who is Jesus?, How and why do people pray? and What’s the meaning of life? – and then have a chat about it.
You’re invited to come along for the first session and see what you think. What have you got to lose?
Simply inviting someone to Alpha could transform their life forever. Let’s make a difference.
When: Tuesday nights at 7pm from 18th May 2021 for 11 sessions.
A little insight into alpha watch these short videos https://player.vimeo.com/video/417956226 https://run.alpha.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/10/What-is-Alpha-Online-Full-Size-.mp4 If you are interested in joining the Alpha course please leave your details on this website contact page and we will be in touch.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is inviting everyone to join him in taking part in this year's Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative. Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement which will run from Ascension Day on the 13th of May until Pentecost Sunday on the 23rd of May. If you would like more information here is the link : https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
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.