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Sunday 18th February 2018    First Sunday of Lent

The Readings were :

Genesis 9         v 8 – 17

1st Peter 3         v 18 – 22

Gospel  Mark 1  v 9 – 15


Collect was :

Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are but did not sin, give us grace to discipline ourselves in submission to your spirit, that as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



Please hold in your prayers our members in trying circumstances,

all our housebound members, the faithful departed and

and those we remember in our Year’s Mind


NOTICES        Mon 19th – 24th Feb

Rev’d Ann will take the Thursday service and provide pastoral cover.

Wed 21st Feb

Knitting Group at Margaret Aitken’s house.  Tel 623648

Thur 22nd Feb 

Rev Ann will take today’s service

Sun 25th Feb at 10.30am

Guest Preacher – Rev’d Audrey Couper

Sun 25th Feb at 7.30pm

Rehearsal for “I Knew A Man” at St Catharine’s


Wed 28th Feb at 7.30pm

Lent Study Group begins for four weeks

(also 2.30pm at St Catharine’s)


Fri 2nd March

World Day of Prayer services at

2.00pm Trinity Church

7.00pm Christ Church


Sun 4th Mar at 2.15pm

“I Knew A man” rehearsal at St Mary’s


Sun 4th Mar at 6.30pm

Sung Evensong for Lent at St Catharine’s. The ABI singers


Next Week 25th February 2018

Second Sunday in Lent  The Rev’d Sarah Shaw

Readings :

Genesis 17  v 1- 7 & 15 – 16

Romans 4  v 13 – 25

Mark 8  v 31 – 38


9.00am  Rev’d Sarah

Reader  : Peter

Prayers  : Tom Ogilvie


Items for the March edition of THE BELL should be sent by 25th February

to Ronnie Peebles

at  ronniepeebles@hotmail.com  or by text to 07740 502083.


Your Growing Pots full of money should be looked out and brought to

the church during April.


Fedora – Bowler – Boater – Fascinator – Panama – Trilby – Bunnet! 

It may be seventy-three years since Easter Day was on April 1st but that’s no reason to be fooled into ignoring to this year’s Easter Bunnet Spectacular. At the close of our Easter Eucharist exhibit your 2018 creation – bespoke, off-the shelf or home-made. Open to all whether young or old, male or female, gentle-natured or crabbit. Easter eggs are up for grabs! And whether you participate or not there will be a big Easter Bunnet at the back of the church to receive donations towards the roof fund!!

Rev Sarah can be contacted by E-mail at   revsarahshaw@gmail.com  or   07943 405156

 Wed 28th Feb   Jill McMillan’s funeral  – 11.15am at  Christ Church then 12.15 at Falkirk Crematorium