Welcome to our joint service of worship this morning in the Kirk by the Sea. It’s great to see everyone from Kinghorn, Burntisland and Erskine Churches worshiping together again. We especially welcome our guest preacher Rev Peter Neilson.
In our offering today all church FWO envelopes will go to each of the 3 Churches, any “open plate” money will be gifted to the Compassion Water Project.
This Week in Kinghorn
Tues 17th: ‘Drift in’ for a cuppa, cake and chat on St Patrick’s Day! 2-4 pm in the small hall of the Church in the High Street, everyone welcome. Wed 18th: Wednesday morning Bible study. We are currently following the “Journey to the Cross” Lent study book. New members are always welcome to come along and join us – 9.30 am for coffee and chat, starting the study at 10 am.
Thurs 19th: Alpha, 7-9 pm in the small hall. Everyone welcome.
Sun 22nd: Parish Worship in the Church in the High Street at 10.30 am. There will be a short Kirk Session meeting after the service.
Events and News in Kinghorn and Burntisland
Thanks to all who helped organise, supported and attended the Bruce Davies Concert on Friday night, it was a most enjoyable evening.
Pastoral Care meeting on Monday 30th March in the Balmuto Lounge of the Kirk by the Sea at 2.30 pm.
The Burntisland Kirk Session will meet on Monday 16th March at 7 pm, for urgent business only.
The 11 am Sunday service at Burntisland Parish Church next Sunday, 22 March, will include a service of infant baptism for Sofia Michele Jane Anthony and also a feature on Messy Church.
Macedonian Ministry: There will be a Macedonian Ministry Evening on Wed 25th March at Oswald House Hotel, Kirkcaldy. The topic is: Mission: “So send I you” 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Coffee morning: Coffee & pancakes morning in Erskine halls on Sat 28th March from 10am, everyone very welcome.
Coffee morning: Burntisland Parish Church Guild are holding a coffee morning on Sat 4th April 2020 from 10 am till 12 noon and all will be welcome. We will also be having a raffle, cake & candy table as well as tombola. Any donations would be more than welcome.
Chapter and Verse: Easter cards, books and gifts are now available at Chapter and Verse, Burntisland’s shop on the High Street. Please come and have a look.
Precis of the Progress Group meeting
The representatives of the three churches (Burntisland Parish Church, Burntisland Erskine UF Church and Kinghorn Parish Church) met on Wednesday 4 March at Kinghorn Manse.
Amongst topics discussed were:
1. Joint Events: there has been a lot of positive feedback about the ceilidh held on 8 February, with a great deal of credit due to Karis and Chloe for organising it.
2. Joint Youth Working Group: a Mission & Discipleship worker who is very experienced in both identifying the need for specific types of workers and then securing funding is to meet with the group on Monday 16 March.
3. Kirkcaldy Presbytery Plan: the Presbytery Planning Task Group has approved the three churches working together to explore and develop an ecumenical partnership.
4. Pulpit Rotation and Pew Exchange: On Palm Sunday, 5 April, a few members of each congregation will be invited to accompany their minister to morning service in a different church. There will be a Palm Sunday walk around Burntisland churches in the afternoon as part of the Churches Together movement, starting at St. Joseph’s at 2pm & finishing at St. Serfs/All Souls with a short service followed by tea and hot cross buns. Members of Kinghorn Church will be very welcome.
5. Guest speaker: the Rev. Dr. John McPake, Ecumenical Officer for the Church of Scotland came to speak with the group in more depth about mission communities and the covenant partnership model used in Cumbria. He was engaging and informative, giving a good grounding to enable the group to continue consideration and discussion of this model among the options for our area.
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