Notices
HOLY WEEK

  • Daily mediation led by Moderator, Martin Fair and others – available from 8am- Palm Sunday through to Easter Day on Church of Scotland social media, via www.churchofscotland.org.uk or by phone 0333 340 9200 calls charged at local rates.

  • An Easter Sunday service will be streamed via the Church of Scotland website www.churchofscotland.org.uk in addition to locally produced material and in person worship at OSA.

  • Drama Kirk have recorded “With Arms Wide Open” – Easter story from Luke’s perspective – available on CoS website from 2pm on Saturday 3rd April.

  • Some locally produced thoughts for Good Friday available – primarily for those without internet access

  • Messy Easter bags being produced.


Do pass on our church website address and the phone number for locally produced worship materials.


 To assist those unable to access material via the internet we have established a phone line where people can phone in to hear the mini service or sermon.  

01674 902624. 

To hear the mini service people just need to dial in and wait. To hear the sermon, after dialling you need to press 1 then #. In either case there is a few seconds delay while the message loads so tell folk not to hang up! If folk press 1 for the sermon before the intro finishes the system doesn’t pick up on it and it defaults to the mini service. The message now says wait until after the tone before pressing 1 but give it a few seconds after that and do press # after pressing 1.

Sermon, prayers and news (or links to them) will be uploaded to our website 
www.oldandstandrews.com and the Old and St Andrew’s Facebook page.  Feel free to copy this and pass it on to Church members or friends who might not use the web or social media.  
 
We are reopening the Church for services from Easter Sunday at 11am. We are required by law to adhere to all the covid safe procedures – inc no singing, 2m distancing, hand sanitising, face coverings, strict cleaning regime, taking names for track and trace and an upper limit of 50 in the Church including those on duty. Anyone displaying any symptoms (or knowing themselves to have been in close contact with someone who has) must not attend worship but stay at home.

It may be that the numbers wishing to attend at Easter will exceed the spaces available but we are legally obliged to keep to the maximum limit so regretfully we may need to say that we are full. If you are thinking of coming please phone Thelma Robb 672263 or Willie Sinclair on 675671 so that we have an idea of numbers (and can signal if there are too many). Please leave it until Monday this week before phoning to allow people to get the message – we want to be as fair as we can. So far, we haven’t had to say “Sorry, we’ve reached our limit” but if that happens, I hope you will understand and be able to make use of worship materials that have been produced. 

All congregations have also been asked by the Principal Clerk to strongly encourage people who attend worship not to gather to speak t
o one another after the service but to return home. There is little point us going to all the bother of seeking to be covid safe if this happens – and it can give people the wrong impression.


Please continue to pray for one another and support where you can and remember that the congregation is united in love wherever we are and however we are worshipping.  

Stay safe! May the Lord bless you!
Ian