Sunday 12 February 2023

We meet for worship on Sunday at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk, 11.00am in Melrose Church. The services in Melrose are livestreamed and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A worship podcast based on the service is posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can listen on 01896 808551

The minister will be on holiday 18-25 February. Worship on Sunday 19 February will be led by Rev Sara Embleton.

Coffee Morning

Many thanks to those who supported last week’s Coffee Morning in Bowden Village Hall. £427.90 was raised for the Special Projects Fund, with more coming in – a grand total to be confirmed in next week’s Intimation.

Flower Sales

Thank you to Yvonne and Alan and all who purchased their lovely plants – a grand total of £242 was raised.

Open Door

Come along to our weekly Open Door every Thursday, 10.00am-12noon, when the hall will be open for tea, coffee, company and chat. If you would like to join the rota of helpers there’s a sign-up sheet in the church kitchen. Thank you!

Bowden Community Café

This continues to meet on the third Wednesday of each month. In Bowden Village Hall at 11am on 15th February 2023. All welcome.

Lent Study Group

This year our Lent Study Group will be exploring the topic ‘God Has No Favourites’. We’ll be meeting on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm in Melrose Church Hall. Each sessions stands alone so you don’t need to attend all of them. There will be a time to listen, a time to talk and a time to pray. All welcome.

Monday 6 March – The Best Picture of God

Monday 13 March – Neither Jew Nor Gentile

Monday 20 March – Neither Male Nor Female

Monday 27 March – Neither Slave Nor Free

Church Magazine

We will be publishing the Spring Church Magazine at the beginning of March. Any contributions will be gratefully received! Please send to the minister and the Church Office by Friday 24th March 2023. Thank you.

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

We will be Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in both Bowden and Melrose on Sunday 26 February.

World Day of Prayer

Each year all the churches in the parish come together to mark the World Day of Prayer. This year’s service will be held in St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Church at 2.30pm on Friday 3 March. A warm welcome is extended to all.

Eco congregation Reminder!

Recycling glass can be made at recycling points and Community Recycling Centres in Scottish Borders.

Household waste disposal | Community recycling centres | Scottish Borders Council

Galashiels Foodbank

With the cost of living crisis many are seeking help from the local Foodbank. Donations of food can be left at the pickup points in Galashiels at ASDA, M&S, Poundland, and Iceland, as well as Co-op stores in Melrose and Earlston. Money to buy perishable items can be donated at Thank you!

Church Choir

The choir rehearses on Sundays at 09.45am. Any additional members will be made very welcome. Thank you.

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.