Sunday 1 May 2022

We meet for worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church. This Sunday our journey around key places in the life of Jesus comes to an end – back at the Sea of Galilee. Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can join us on our church website or Facebook page or watch the recording thereafter. A worship podcast will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and our website on Saturday evening. You can listen on 01896 808551.

Whilst face coverings are no longer be a legal requirement in places of worship the Scottish Government continues to strongly encourage the use of protective measures to reduce risk, including wearing face coverings where appropriate, to help keep each other safe. We continue to encourage 1 metre distancing.

Farewell Helen, welcome Tracey

We will be thanking Helen for her time as our Church Secretary on Sunday. Whilst we are sorry to see Helen go, the good news is that we have appointed Tracey Glover from Bowden as her replacement. Tracey has spent time with Helen this past couple of weeks and I’m sure she will settle in very quickly.

Annual Stated Meeting

Sunday 1 May, 12noon The Annual Stated Meeting of the congregation will take place after worship in Melrose. The Treasurer and Fabric Convener will present their annual reports. Copies of the full accounts are available on request from the church office.

Kirk Session

We have a Kirk Session meeting at 7.00pm on Thursday 5 May in Melrose Church Hall.

Family Service

We have a Family Service next Sunday at 10.00am in Melrose Church Hall. The theme is the Good Shepherd. Worship is very informal and lasts for 30 minutes. Rev Sara Embleton will be conducting the services in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and Melrose Church at 11.00am.

Coffee After Church

Teas and coffees are available after the Melrose service, in the Church Hall.

Choir Rehearsals

Choir rehearsals have resumed on Sunday mornings at 10.00am. New members would be made very welcome.

St Cuthbert’s Way

The St Cuthbert’s Way Churches Together have produced a resource for those walking St Cuthbert’s Way – A Border Pilgrimage. Copies are available in both churches. Please take some for any friends or visitors who are coming to walk.