WORSHIP 9th MAY

This week we enter into Paul’s letter to the Galatians, and find out what’s got him so worked up…

Let’s worship God

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WORSHIP 2nd MAY

Debates and arguments in the church are as old as the church – this week we see people falling out over what demands should be placed on the Gentile (non-Jewish) believers in Jesus.

Turns out that God makes no distinction between people, and God’s love is for everyone

Let’s worship God

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WORSHIP 25th APRIL

Foreigners; strangers; seekers. The encounter between Philip and the Ethiopian is a story of the God’s followers reaching out. The story of how for God there are no barriers; no outcasts; no strangers. For us in our church, in our community this is often a challenge and can test us to the limits.

Can we, like Philip, be bold enough to speak to the stranger in our midst; can we welcome, affirm and share God’s love with those we meet, thus enabling them to experience the joy and fellowship of Christ?

Let’s worship together.

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WORSHIP 18th APRIL

If we ever thought the first group of Jesus followers had it easier than we do, we can think again.

Today Stephen’s story – a tale of conflicting communties, false accusations, bribes and murder. And among it all, some pretty searching questions for us today…

Let’s worship together.

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WORSHIP 11th APRIL

This week we walk the way of 2 of Jesus’ followers as they trudge grief-stricken away from Jerusalem and the site of Jesus’ execution.

They’re joined on the way by a stranger with a lot to say, and when they realise who it is….

Let’s worship the risen Christ, our God and companion.

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EASTER SUNDAY – COMMUNION SERVICE

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WORSHIP 2nd APRIL – GOOD FRIDAY

As we continue through Holy Week, join us for this short act of worship for Good Friday

This evening we witness to God’s love poured out, even to the death of Christ on a cross. In an often bleak world, Christ chooses to suffer with the suffering. And in a situation with no cause for optimism, how do we find hope?

Let’s worship God…

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WORSHIP 1st APRIL – MAUNDY THURSDAY

As we continue through Holy Week, join us for this short act of worship for Maundy Thursday.

We hear Jesus share in his last supper with the disciples – even the one who will betray him – and we stop to ponder on the mystery of this meal of life, shared even in the shadow of death.

Let’s worship God…

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WORSHIP 28th MARCH – PALM SUNDAY

*Important* – buildings will be open for in-person worship from Easter Sunday onwards. We celebrate a ‘bring your own bread&wine’ communion on Easter Sunday in both places of worship – deatils for booking at the beginning of the video.

This week we follow Jesus in his ‘triumphal entry’ into Jerusalem. We often call this ‘Palm Sunday’ and yet in the gospel of Luke there are no palm branches: we ask why, and find that it says something important about who Jesus really is.

Let’s worship God…

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WORSHIP 21st MARCH

Reminder that you can join us for a catch up over Zoom between 10-11 Sundays, 1030-1130 Wednesdays at www.aberlour.video/coffee

This week we take the next stage of the journey with Jesus on his way to Jerusalem. We see a lack of vision from the disciples, while a blind man receives his vision. And then there’s wee Zaccheus, who climbs the sycamore tree to see what’s going on, and whose lives is turned around.

Let’s worship God.

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WORSHIP 14th MARCH

This week we tackle a difficult story told by Jesus – as we witness the fates of both the RIch Man and Lazarus. It is also Mothering Sunday – a joyful time for some, and a difficult time for many. This weekend marks 25 years since the atrocity of the Dunblane Primary shootings, and we mark it in sorrow and prayer with a hymn written to commemorate that tragedy. In all the complexities, joys, and griefs of life – we turn to God in worship.

In the Reflection, Andrew references a sermon by Martin Luther King: you can read it at http://www.aberlour.video/MLK_Sermon

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WORSHIP 7th MARCH

This week Jesus shuts down those who criticise him for eating with society’s ‘undesirables’ with three stories that tell us God is first and foremost the God for those of us who are lost, stumbling and broken folk. Let’s worship God. Intimations: Join us for coffee Sunday 10-11am; Wednesday 10.30-11.30am at http://www.aberlour.video/coffee Sign up for the digital vigial for Syria at https://vigilforsyria.eventbrite.co.uk/

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WORSHIP 28th FEBRUARY

A reminder that you can join us for coffee Sunday 10-11am, and Wednesday 1030-1130am at http://www.aberlour.video/coffee
A video of two halves: 1) This week Jesus is asked ‘Why do bad things to good people?’ – and we explore the answer for signs of hope for us all
2) As Jesus laments for the people of Jerusalem, we hear the realities of life today in Holy Land through the Church of Scotland minister of Jerusalem.
In struggles, in hope, in all life – let’s draw close to God, and worship.

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WORSHIP 21st FEBRUARY

A reminder that you can join us for coffee 10-11am at http://www.aberlour.video/coffee This week we delve into three well-known passages in the gospel of Luke, and ask what it means to love God and love our neighbour through the lenses of the Good Samaritan and the story of Mary and Martha. Let’s worship God.

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WORSHIP 14th FEBRUARY

A reminder you can join us for coffee over Zoom on Sunday between 10-11am at http://www.aberlour.video/coffee This week we go with three of the disciple to a mountaintop to witness a great revelation about Jesus, yet return to the bottom only to be faced with challenge. Blessings to you today.

WORSHIP 7th FEBRUARY

Welcome to worship at Aberlour Parish Church Sunday 7th February

This week there are several new opporunities to announce – see our intimations at the beginning.
Our reading sees Jesus perform two healing miracles – one for a powerful man of status, the other for a woman who has nothing. Jesus is clear – God’s love is for everyone.

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WORSHIP 31st JANUARY

WORSHIP 24th JANUARY

Welcome to worship at Aberlour Parish Church Sunday 24th January

Jesus calls Simon to give up the day job and follow him. But what if he’s still calling us? Are we brave enough to hear him? Are we brave enough to heed him? Join us for worship from sunny Strathspey. From the warmth of your own home, know the warmth of God’s love as we worship together this week. Everyone is welcome.

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WORSHIP 17th JANUARY

Welcome to worship at Aberlour Parish Church Sunday 17th January This week we delve further into the gospel of Luke and hear how Jesus starts out his ministry – with the folk who know him best ready to throw him off a cliff!

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WORSHIP 10th JANUARY

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WORSHIP ONLINE 3rd JANUARY

This week we enter the new year by witnessing the 12 year old boy Jesus in the Temple, and are invited to reaffirm our faith in commitment as we go forward into 2021

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WORSHIP ONLINE 27th DECEMBER

This week we join with folks from around Scotland to celebrate Christmas as one united people of God as we join Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for Worship.

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WORSHIP ONLINE 20th DECEMBER 2020

WORSHIP ONLINE 13th DECEMBER 2020

Welcome to worship for the 13th December

WORSHIP ONLINE 6th DECEMBER 2020

Welcome to worship for the 6th December

This week Andrew tells the Godly Play story for Advent 2; we light the second advent candle for ‘peace’; we read about Joel the prophet looking for God amidst a plague of locusts; and hear about Christian Aid’s work dealing with the devastation caused by locusts in Ethiopia from a chat with Moderator Rt Rev Martin Fair and Head of Christian Aid Scotland Rev Sally Foster-Fulton.

See more about Christian Aid’s work at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved-locally/scotland

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WORSHIP ONLINE 29th NOVEMBER 2020

This week sees us begin our journey through advent, towards the mystery of Christmas. Andrew tells the Godly play story of the first week of advent – how the prophets point the way; we light the first of our advent candles; we join Daniel in the lion’s den; and through it all we look for hope.
Hymn: v1 of ‘Hope is a candle’, words reproduced under license, recording used with permission.

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WORSHIP ONLINE – 22nd NOVEMBER 2020

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WORSHIP ONLINE – 15th NOVEMBER 2020

This week’s service focuses on ‘Hope’

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WORSHIP ONLINE – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2020

With special thanks to the President of Poppy Scotland, Lt Gen Sir Alastair Irwin for his interview in the second half of the service.

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WORSHIP ONLINE – 1st NOVEMBER 2020

Worship on Sunday 1st November – Rev Andrew Kimmitt

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