Saturday, January 22, 2022

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for 16th January 2022

January 15, 2022 by  
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A Final Reflection. I am told that if we add all the various times I have served Markinch and Thornton as your Locum Minister that it amounts to nearly 10 years. Today, as I sit down to write this Reflection it gives me great happiness to know that the church has found a minister to […]

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for 9th January 2022

January 9, 2022 by  
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Second Sunday after Epiphany.Scripture:  John Chapter 2 verses 1 to 11 Jesus performs his first miracle in this gospel; the transformation of water to wine. The evangelist writes that there are seven signs (or miracles) that include healings, feeding, raising Lazarus from the dead and walking on water. This first sign takes place at a […]

Rev Douglas Galbraith’s Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Advent – 19th December 2021.

December 19, 2021 by  
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This is the Sunday we traditionally remember Mary the mother of Jesus. What follows is not prose – like a short sermon or address – but a kind of meditation which we read through slowly and thoughtfully, allowing ourselves to slip into prayer. We can probably think of one or two stories in the gospels […]

Rev Douglas Galbraith’s Reflection for the Third Sunday in Advent – 12th December 2021.

December 12, 2021 by  
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Luke 3:7-18. In our day we are surrounded by the weird and the wonderful. There are horror films on television, human interest stories in the press, rumours round villages, and conspiracy theories from abroad. First century Galilee had John the Baptist and they made the most of him. So long in the wilderness that he […]

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for 5th December 2021

December 4, 2021 by  
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The Second Sunday in Advent. Did you find the readings for last week a little disconcerting; No one will pass away until I come again in glory? Well so did the Thessalonians. Paul’s response to the Thessalonians is a pastoral one, and I should offer the same with you. And it has to do with […]

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for 28th November 2021

November 27, 2021 by  
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The First Sunday in Advent. Jeremiah 33.14-16 and I Thessalonians 3.9-13 and Luke 21.25-36 We are into the season of Advent again. It’s that season where we think about how the Christmas dinner will be, whether I over boil the sprouts or forget to add the crispy bacon and double cream; it is also the […]

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for 21st November 2021

November 20, 2021 by  
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The theme for this week’s Reflection is:  God – King of Kings Scripture Readings: Revelation Chapter 1 verses 4b to 8 and St John Chapter 18 verses 33 to 37 When Princess Elizabeth arrived at Westminster Abbey for her coronation there was never any doubt in the waiting crowd’s minds or, indeed anyone else’s mind, […]

Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for Sunday 31st October 2021.

November 6, 2021 by  
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Scripture: St Mark’s gospel. During the past few weeks, we have been looking at Mark’s Gospel and finding out a little about the interaction between Mark and Jesus. Firstly, Mark wasn’t a disciple; that is, he wasn’t part of the ‘Jesus team’ who wandered the countryside for three years. Mark’s real name was John Mark […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 24th October 2021.

October 25, 2021 by  
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Scripture: St Mark chapter 10 verses 46 ff. This is the story about a blind man called Bartimaeus.  He lived in a very wealthy and well-developed city called Jericho.  If there had been buses the destination would have read Jerusalem via Jericho.  Everyone wanting to journey to Jerusalem had to go through Jericho, so Jericho […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 17th October 2021.

October 18, 2021 by  
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Scripture reading;  Mark 10:35-45 I always want to find some way to redeem the enormous blunder made by James and John in this passage. Surely, they couldn’t mean what they seem to mean, couldn’t be asking what they seem to be asking. According to Mark’s chronology, Jesus has made it abundantly clear that his mission […]

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