On Sunday mornings we will have books in the large hall. All we ask is if you take a book you leave a donation. All money raised will go to our project in Romania, in helping the elderly. We hope to refresh the books every now and then, so please bring some books/CDs/DVDs any Sunday. We will start up again on 21 August.
To help you think about reading Scripture in worship and to prepare for this, we’ve produced this handout. Best read on a tablet device or computer it gives you a good background to what’s involved. Let us know what you think!
Sundays are special.
Our present Sunday morning services mix traditional and contemporary worship with a range of musical styles, an orderly but relaxed approach to worship and a welcome for everyone.
We like to think our worship is relaxed but reverent, flexible but organised, and designed to promote worship through adoration and careful thinking. Although familiar, it’s also intended to be unsettling and challenging. We follow the historic Reformed pattern of focusing on preaching though we are also aware of the importance of sung praise and of praying. We generally don’t dress up much, though we admire those who do! Worship starts at 11 am, lasts an hour and there’s the opportunity for coffee and conversation right afterwards.
As well as worship, we use Sundays as times to get together, to think about faith, to pray and to consider how we might help one another better serve Christ’s kingdom. From time to time we welcome others from our community and other churches to shared services.
We also hold praise evenings or join with other congregations for worship from time to time. Have a look at our Services page for more details
Here are key areas where we can grow in our faith in Christ and in serving others because of our faith. We can do this better together than on our own. What would you like to take forward? Complete the form below as the first step:
Exploring what it means to pray in greater depth. There are historic, traditional spiritual practices for Christians which we do not all find easy, but which have invigorated the spiritual lives of millions. Would you like to find out more?
Discovering more about some person or group doing something to advance the kingdom somewhere in the world. We might then be able to support them, even if only through our concern and interest. It has never been easier to find out what people are doing, but we do need to try. We might even find something that excites us as a congregation so we can put our collective weight behind it.
Sensing where and in what way God is calling us each to serve him. There has never, in the past hundred years, been both a greater need nor a greater recognition of the importance of the ministry of all God’s people in the Church of Scotland. Full-time paid service is fast disappearing; if any widespread ministry will remain, it will be carried out by people like you. What is God calling you to do?
Taking early steps towards commitment. Jesus expects people will say they are his followers. What does that mean, what will it involve and how can we do what he asks us in today’s world? This foundational thinking supports all the rest and may lead to church membership or a renewed commitment to vows taken before.
Developing what we are doing together as God’s people to serve our community. Let’s not downplay our role – we are here, and we provide worship and activities for people of all ages, we give a bit to all our local schools and we share our premises with others. However, are struggling to keep doing all we do, and it may be we need to check that we are doing the right things, and encourage others to join in.
Where will you begin to explore your part in this?
Sometimes it’s all a bit disorganised, but life’s like that.
In the main, though, a week at St Kentigern’s looks like this:
Morning Prayers at 10.30 am.
The Morning Service at 11 am
Small groups meet for further chat or to consider an issue from 12 noon until about 1 pm from time to time.
Woman’s Hour – friendship for ladies at 7.30. Meets between October and March.
Church Hub open 10.00 – 12.00
First Tuesday- midweek service on first Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2.00
Messy Church for parents, carers and preschool children with crafts, worship and friendship at 1.00
Golden Age Group meets on Tuesdays once a month at 1.00
Administration: Kirk Session, Congregational Board, Presbytery, team meetings at 7.15
Coffee and Company from 2.00 for anyone who’s around
Church Hub open 10.00 – 12.00
Job Club 10.00 – 12.00
Girls’ Brigade from 6.00
Bible Study and prayer in members’ homes from 7.30
Pathfinders and Pathfinders+ from 7.00
Seminars, training and other events organised here, or by Presbytery, or other agencies.
We are an active, growing community of people who are learning to trust and follow Jesus Christ and we would love you to be involved with us directly in our meetings and activities or on-line.
Explore our website to find out more about us, find out how we can serve, and to get in touch.