Friday, October 22, 2021

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 10th October 2021.

October 11, 2021 by  
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Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for Sunday 10th October 2021 It is a coincidence that the compilers of the Lectionary have chosen this week to include Mark Chapter 10 vv 17 – 31 as the Gospel lesson. In this passage of scripture, we meet a very wealthy young man who is looking eventually to find his […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 3rd October 2021.

October 3, 2021 by  
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Scripture – Job 1:1 and 2:1-10  These last two years have been somewhat fraught and even frightening for many people.  There have been difficulties to bear and the burden of uncertainty to carry; Will I be able to go back to my job once the pandemic is over? How will I feed the children? I […]

A Reflection by Rev Douglas Galbraith for Harvest Sunday 26th September 2021.

September 26, 2021 by  
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ROOTS, SHOOTS AND FRUITS. A Reflection for Harvest Sunday – 26th September 2021 Our house is in upheaval. Not just having new front windows put in looking on to Balbirnie Street, but my wife, Daphne, and I, are swopping offices / studies. She is taking the large one, I the smaller: How are the mighty […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 19th September.

September 19, 2021 by  
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Scripture reading, St Mark Chapter 9 verses 30 to 37. In Mark’s Gospel this comes after the narrative when Jesus tells the disciples again that He will have to leave them, but the disciples can’t begin to understand the concept of the Resurrection, they are flummoxed and too afraid to ask, “Why?” Well, no one […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 12th September.

September 11, 2021 by  
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The theme of our worship this week is following the King, it means following Jesus Christ, or Christ Jesus; Christ means ‘King’. What does it mean to follow Jesus?  I sometimes think it’s like following Bear Grylls into a jungle that is infested with animals that will hurt us. The parallel, if that is too […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 5th September 2021

September 9, 2021 by  
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Mark 7:24-37 Do we always treat everybody with the same respect or acceptance, are there some people we treat differently, perhaps treating generously those we know as friends and much less so, even dismissively, those we do not consider to be our friends? The Bible tells us that such discrimination is unworthy and we are […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 29th August 2021

September 9, 2021 by  
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Scripture:  Mark Chapter 7: 1, 8, 14, 15, 21 to 23 We have learned during the last eighteen months or so that in this age of Covid 19, we can be very much defiled by not washing our hands regularly.  In those early days we are even warned not to touch our faces.  So, what […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 22nd August 2021

August 22, 2021 by  
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Rev Alistair McLeod’s Reflection for Sunday 22nd August 2021.  Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you…., and…, love your neighbour as you love yourself”.  Right now, we are all witnessing the re-emergence of the Taliban, and for most of us this means a time of uncertainty, instability and in some places fear.  […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 15th August 2021

August 15, 2021 by  
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Scripture Reading:  St Matthew Chapter 15 verses 10 to 20 and 21 to 28. In today’s Gospel reading Matthew speaks of two powerful episodes in the life of Jesus.  How do these verses along with the beginning of the chapter change our understanding about how Jesus might have to speak with the Pharisees and the […]

A Reflection by Rev Alistair McLeod for Sunday 8th August 2021

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Scripture: St John Chapter 6 verses 1 to 21. I suppose that I was about 16 or 17 years old before I went to receive Communion in the church; it was a pre-arranged visit, one of those random ideas that comes sometimes when speaking with friends. We had been to a BB meeting when it […]

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