Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
We meet for worship on Sunday 27 November, the first Sunday of Advent, at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church when we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper. The Melrose service will be livestreamed, and you can watch on our church website or Facebook page or catch the recording thereafter. The order of service is attached. A worship podcast based on the service will be posted on Saturday evening on our website, Facebook page and Instagram.
Come along to our weekly Open Door every Thursday, 10.00am-12noon, when the hall will be open for tea, coffee, company and chat.
Our next Family Service in on Sunday 4 December at 10.00am in the Melrose Church Hall. Our theme is The Christmas Poem. Family Services last 30 minutes and are very informal. All welcome.
Christmas Messy Church is on Sunday 11 December, 3.00-5.00pm in Melrose Church and Hall. Songs, stories, crafts, games and Christmas part food! Come along, wear a Christmas jumper. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Our planning meeting is on Friday 2 December at 4.00pm
Book Sale for The HALO Trust in Ukraine.
Seven Borders writers, including Melrose parishioners Revd. Haisley Moore and Oliver Eade, raised £451.96 for the HALO Trust in Ukraine (with gift aid added, £538.96) at a sale of their books in Melrose Parish Church Hall on Saturday 19th November. They wish to thank all who came to give their support.
Eco congregation news
Following on from the article in the Advent newsletter collecting boxes have been set up for some new items in the Melrose Building.
A new stamp container has been added in the Gattonside Porch and a box for batteries too. If you already take your batteries elsewhere please continue to do that.
Added next to the bag for milk bottle tops in the passageway near the toilets is a container for eggboxes. These are requested to help the local Foodbank distribute from the big trays of eggs that they get. Small steps on our recycling journey and thank you.
The choir rehearses each Sunday from 09.45 – 10.30am and would be delighted to have some additional singers join them on a regular basis, but to prepare for the Watchnight Services in the first instance. Might you be able to come along and offer vocal support, please? We are a friendly, welcoming group – rehearsals are very light-hearted (no requirement to read music), and are always rounded off with some light refreshments! There’s no need to let anyone know in advance – just turn up at 09.45 on any Sunday. It would be good to have you join us. Thank you. Jim Letham
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.
Our minister can be contacted on 01896 822217 or RFrew@churchofScotland.org.uk
The Church office contact details are 01896 823339 or firstname.lastname@example.org – Tracey is there on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 9.00am and 12 noon.