WORSHIP 29th MAY

At the table of the last supper, Jesus says something a bit strange to the disciples: his words sound almost like a riddle. Then he tells the disciples that after a time of sadness they will be glad. We reflect on what it means to be glad in God.

Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 15th MAY – Christian Aid Week

We consider some of Jesus’ words to the disciples at the last supper alongside the work of Christian Aid – in both, we find something of the theme of ‘Building Bridges’

Let us worship God
(video will be available from 6am 15th May)

WORSHIP 1st MAY

As we hear of Jesus calling out from the beach at Galilee to his disciples who have fished all night to catch nothing, we join Andrew at the beach at Craigellachie and reflect on the news of the God who changes everything, transforming frustration into abundant blessing.

Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 17th and 24th APRIL

Happy Easter!

Christ is risen, he is risen indeed! Alelulia! Alleluia!

If you can’t make it in person to church this Easter, then join us for worship virtually – Let’s worship God…

WORSHIP 10th APRIL

As we approach the drama of Holy Week, we find Jesus with his disciples, knowing what is coming and leaving them with the command: love one another.

Let us worship.

WORSHIP 3rd APRIL

While it’s a cafe-style family service for in-person worship this week, our online worship takes a more meditative reflection on the passage this week. In John 13 we find Jesus spending the hours before his death, in full knowledge of what is coming, washing his disciples’ feet. This is the God who in human humility sets the example of service.

Let us worship.

WORSHIP 27th March

Our worship this week takes us to a bit of a mismatch with the calendar – Palm Sunday seems like it’s come early. In our next stop through the gospel of John we come to Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem on a donkey, and think about what sort of king it is that the crowds (and we) want. Our prayers remember all those for whom Mothering Sunday is a difficult day.

Let us worship

For more information, or any enquiries please get in touch by contacting Rev Andrew Kimmitt at akimmitt@churchofscotland.org.uk or 07752306462

WORSHIP 20th March

This week’s reading sees a disagreement between Judas and Jesus on the best use for some very expensive perfume. In the middle of the scene, a woman whose fiath marks out the presence of Jesus among us as the most importnat thing.

Let us worship God.

WORSHIP 6th March

This week our worship is a little different – rather than a reflection from Andrew, we meditate on the passage telling the riasing of Lazarus alongside depictions of the story in Art.

Let us worship God

WORSHIP 27th February

This week’s reading is a difficult reading, at a difficult time. We wrestle with holding onto the light in dark times, and bring our prayers for peace in the world.

Let’s worship God

WORSHIP 20th February

In this week’s reading Jesus invites his listeners to recieve ‘living water’ – join Andrew by the banks of the Spey, which provides life and livelihood to so many, as we ask what Jesus is talking about, and why it was so controversial that people wanted to arrest Jesus?
Let us worship God

WORSHIP 13th February

This week’s reading see Jesus break down barriers and reach out to a woman that others Our reading this week sees Jesus making some mportant claims about himself, but the folk he’s speaking to ‘kent his faither’ and think he’s getting above his station.
We ponder on the question of what Jesus means when he says ‘I am the bread of life’
Let us worship God

WORSHIP 30th January

This week’s reading see Jesus break down barriers and reach out to a woman that others would have imagined he should have nothing to do with. In a transformative encounter we find that we learn much about the love of God that goes above and beyond to reach out to us.
Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 23rd January

In our reading this week Jesus is visited under cover of darkness by Nicodemus the Pharisee. What does Nicodemus see in Jesus? Does he see the Light? And what do we see of God’s light for our own lives?

Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 16th January

In our reading this week we find Jesus angered – and we stop to think about the place of anger in our lives and faith. Let’s worship God.

Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 2nd January
We’re back with the option for prerecorded services for those unable to join us in-person.
While the season of Christmas continues, we celebrate too the new year – Happy New Year to you!

WORSHIP 26th December
We’re back with the option for prerecorded services for those unable to join us in-person.
And now that we’re in the short season of Christmas – we light the final advent Christ Candle.

WORSHIP 19th September

This is the last video worship from Aberlour Parish Church for now – thank you for worshipping with us this way.

If you’d like to talk to Andrew about how best you could still access worship outside of Sunday mornign services, contact him on 07752306462 or akimmitt@churchofscotland.org.uk

This week we see Abraham tested with a demand fro the impossible, and we wrestle with what that means for us. Let us worship God.

Let us worship God

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WORSHIP 29th AUGUST

We look at Jesus calming the storm and ask what we can do to calm the storm of climate change

Andrew mentions links to several resources, listed here:

Article By Dr Katie Cross (referenced in reflection): www.aberlour.video/KatieCross

Links to Climate Change Actions:
1) David Attenborough on 7 actions we can take to save the world: www.aberlour.video/7things
2) Nine Things you can do (from Imperial College London): www.aberlour.video/9things
3) Physics article on 148 different actions ranked according to impact: www.aberlour.video/everything-ranked

Let us worship God

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WORSHIP 22nd AUGUST

We continue to think about God’s care for creation in the gospels as we hear Jesus’ words of reassurance from the Sermon onthe Mount: ‘Do not worry’

Let us worship God

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WORSHIP 15th AUGUST

This week’s service a little later and sifferent in format than usual – technical issues! – this is the service from Aberlour Parish Church on Sunday 15th August.

We think about care for creation in the gospels, and the significance of even the stones crying out when Jesus enters Jerusalem.

Let us worship God.

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WORSHIP 8th AUGUST

As Ezra’s Judeans are allowed to finish rebuilding the Temple, we ask what sort of a community and people it is that we want to build.

Let us worship God.

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WORSHIP 1st AUGUST

We continue through the book of Ezra and find the Judeans who are rebuilding the Temple hitting a snag – not everyone is happy about what they are doing.

But how much of the conflict was inevitable and how was of the Judeans’ own making? And what stories do we tell about the folk we just don’t get on with?

Let us worship God.

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WORSHIP 25th July

As we continue journey through Ezra with the Judeans returning from exile, we witness their happiness as they lay the foundation for the Temple.

But it’s not cheering and joy for everyone…

No matter how we feel, God is there for us.

Let’s worship God.

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WORSHIP 18th July

As we delve into a lesser-known part of the bible, we come across Ezra who help God’s people work out how to rebuild their lives after a time of exile and upheaval. Might we have lessons to learn from their experience?

Let’s worship God.

WORSHIP 11th July

As we finish our mini-series thinking about the things we do in worship and why, we ask the ‘So what?’ question – what do we do having encountered God?

And the answer will always be: Love.

Let’s worship God…

(with apologies for the Manse hens clucking in the background!)

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WORSHIP 4th July

As we continue in a mini-series on the things we do in worship and why we do them, we think about the Word of God proclaimed.

Let’s Worship God.

WORSHIP 27th June 2021

As we continue in a mini-series on the things we do in worship and why we do them, we think about prayer, and the prayer Jesus taught his disciples

Let’s Worship God.

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WORSHIP 20th June 2021

As we begin a mini-series on the things we do in worship and why we do them, we think about songs and music with the help of Psalms 137 and 150.

Let’s Worship God.

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WORSHIP 30th MAY

This week we finish the letter Paul wrote to the Church in Galatia and find within a vision for a world which isn’t just fixed, but part of a new creation.

Andrew will be on holiday from now until June 14th – if you require the services of a minister please contact the Rev Eddie Enslin of Mortlach and Cabrach church – eenslin@churchofscotland.org.uk

Let’s Worship God.

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WORSHIP 23rd MAY – Pentecost

Today is Pentecost, when God gives the disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit.

We think about the significance of that gift for us today.

Let’s Worship God.

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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

TO JOIN US ONLINE FOR OUR LIVESTREAMED EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE PLEASE CLICK THE LINK OR IMAGE BELOW
(This will take to a facebook page – you do not require a facebook account to watch though!)

NB The video will not start until 11.15am – before that it will show an ‘event’ page. You will see the video as soon as we go ‘live’ in the church building

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There are responses for the congregation to day during the service. They will be projected in the video, but you can also see them here:

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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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