July 2022

Sunday Worship – The minister is on holiday until Tuesday 19 July. Worship on Sunday at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church will be conducted by Rev Sara Embleton.

Recordings – 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 for Sunday is attached. No worship podcast will be posted while the minister is away.

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.

Church Choir – Rehearsals have now stopped, but will resume at 10.00 on Sunday, 28thAugust when anyone who enjoys singing will be made very welcome.

Bowden Community Café – The next Community Café is on Wednesday 20th July at 11am in Bowden Village Hall. All are very welcome.

Bowden Flower Rota – Volunteers needed to add their names to the Bowden Flower Rota

Treasurer – Gordon Chisholm, our Church Treasurer, has indicated that he wishes to stand down after many years in the role. We are most grateful to him for his commitment to the church. So, we are looking for a new Treasurer. The day-to-day bookkeeping is done by the Church Secretary. The Treasurer keeps a watching eye on the financial position, reports quarterly to the Finance Committee, and prepares the annual accounts. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please speak to the minister or William Windram, the Session Clerk.

Contact Details – Our minister can be contacted on 01896 822217 or RFrew@churchofScotland.org.uk

The Church office contact details are 01896 823339 or bowden.melrosepc@btinternet.com – Tracey is there on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 9.00am and 12 noon.