We meet for worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church when we will be focusing on the work of Christian Aid. Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can join us on our church website or Facebook page or watch the recording thereafter. www.bowdenandmelrosechurch.org The order of service is attached. A worship podcast will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and our website on Saturday evening.You can listen on 01896 808551.
Christian Aid Week 2022
Today sees the start of Christian Aid Week 2022. We are asked to donate and help turn hunger into hope. You can give to the Christian Aid Week appeal by using one of the donation envelopes available in both churches or online at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week
Melrose Music Festival 2022
With heart felt relief it’s goodbye to two years of covid restriction. Spring is in the air, and we are back, dedicating this year’s Festival to The Healing Powers of Music. As always, the program is varied and fun. You can hear the unforgettable sounds of Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie as well as works of the masters such as Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Holst and Elgar alongside the outrageous songs Tom Lehrer and the serenity of Noel Coward. “A wonderful way to spend an evening’ – Weekends from 14th-29th May. For more details see www.melrosemusicfestival.co.uk
The Church of Scotland meets in General Assembly from Saturday 21 May through to Thursday 26 May. You can read the reports and watch the proceedings at https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about-us/general-assembly/general-assembly-2022 Rosie will be presenting the report of the Faith Nurture Forum on Tuesday 24 May.
Sunday 22 May
Worship will be conducted by Rev Sara Embleton.
Afternoon Tea with Musical Entertainment
Melrose Festival Supporters’ Group are hosting an Afternoon Tea with Musical Entertainment at Melrose Parish Church Hall on Saturday 28th May at 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Tickets £8. Contact Lorna on 07810 384660, Catharine on 07790 036664, or Karen on 07968 223159.
Sunday 29 May – Visitors… and a Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
We will be joined in both Bowden and Melrose by Tim and Carol Derbyshire from the Australian-based charity Hope From Above (HFA). They are staying with Ken and Anna Swinton in Bowden. HFA helps bring the gospel to unreached and inaccessible people groups, who cannot access the good news by their own initiative today. They do this by providing aviation and technical support to pioneering ministries. There will be a retiring offering in support of HFA.
We are having a Messy Church picnic and treasure hunt on Sunday 29 May, meeting in Melrose Church Hall at 3.00pm. You are asked to bring your own picnic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All welcome.
Coffee After Church
Teas and coffees are available after the Melrose service in the Church Hall. All are welcome and if you would like to join the rota of helpers, please send a message to the office.
Choir rehearsals have resumed in the Church Hall on Sunday mornings at 10.00 a.m. New members will be made very welcome.
Our minister can be contacted on 01896 822217 or RFrew@churchofscotland.org.uk
The Church office contact details are 01896 823339 or email@example.com – Tracey is there on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning between 9.00a.m. and 12 noon but the office is still closed to the public.