Service Changes – Online Prayer and Tain midweek

Morning and Evening Prayer on Zoom

We have some services of Morning and Evening Prayer on Zoom, from this week these are as follows:  

Morning Prayer – Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00am

Evening Prayer – Thursdays and Fridays at 5:00pm (previously these were at 5:30pm)

All are welcome to join in these services, which will be led by a number of different (mostly lay) people. If you wish to follow them and join in with the responses, etc. then you would find it helpful to have a copy of the Scottish Prayer book.

Outside the Church

Midweek in Tain

The MIdweek Service in St Andrew’s, Tain changes from Wednesday at 6pm to Thursday at 6pm from this week. These services are generally in the hall at the back of the church and all are welcome.

World Day of Prayer in Dornoch – 5th October

The Guild of the Church of Scotland in Dornoch are holding

a delayed World Day of Prayer service

in the West Church Hall

on Tuesday October 5th at 2.30pm,

to which people from other churches are invited.

This will be the shorter form of the service prepared by the women of Vanuatu.

There may also be a cup of tea afterwards.

Vanuatu is in the South Pacific

Church Services on Radio, TV and on-line

Radio and TV Worship Services

Sunday

BBC Radio Scotland at 7:30 – New Every Sunday: a service of worship

BBC Radio 4 at 8:10 – Sunday Worship

BBC One at 13:15 – Songs of Praise

BBC Radio 3 at 15:00 – Evensong (a repeat of the Wednesday afternoon broadcast)

Monday – Saturday

BBC Radio 4 at 5:43 – Prayer for the Day

Monday – Friday

BBC Radio 4 (LW only) at 9:45 – Daily Service

Wednesday

BBC Radio 3 at 15:00 – Evensong

On-line Worship

An SEC Eucharist Service will be broadcast at 11.00am on each Sunday at: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/
The service will subsequently be available to download at the above address in video and audio formats.

Our own participative ‘Active Worship‘ service is available for you to join in with.

There are services daily from Inverness Cathedral, available via the Cathedral’s:

for both ‘live’ watching and for later playback.

Thursday Service at the Crask

The service at the Crask on the Third Thursday of the month is to start again from this month (September 16th).

As previously, the service will be at 12 noon and will be followed by a light lunch.

As space at the Crask is limited, as a result of Covid19 precautions, attendance will require booking in advance via James or Anna (01862 881737).

The worship space in the shed now has windows …

and a view …

Study Group for Season of Creation

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
you established the earth, and it endures.
Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.

(Ps 119: 89-91)

This year the Scottish Episcopal Church is to join other denominations in marking a Season of Creation.

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.

To align with ecumenical custom, the Season runs from the Sunday on or after 1st September for four weeks (five Sundays) until the Commemoration of St Francis on 4th October. The last Sunday of which (3rd September) is an appropriate time to celebrate Thanksgiving for Harvest.

The Liturgy Committee has prepared material for use during this Season, including:

  • In addition there is provision for Morning and Evening Prayer which we will use in our Zoom celebrations on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Thursday and Friday Evenings.

Study Group

During September I am planning to lead a study group on Creation, where we can discuss various theological and ethics aspects of the world in which we live, God’s Creation and the Climate Crisis.  

Can anyone who would like to take part (one meeting a week for four weeks) please get in touch with me, so that I can figure out what day/time would be best and whether people would prefer an in person gathering or an online one.

A Collect for the Season of Creation

O God,
in whose wisdom all things have been established in order:
enlighten the people you have saved,
that they may consider
the greater wonder of your new creation,
brought forth in the fullness of time,
through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen

St Columba’s, Brora Services

The Church

From the beginning of August (this coming Sunday), there will be a service in St Columba’s, Brora each Sunday.

The services will be as follows:

1st Sunday – Meditative Service

2nd Sunday – Service of Eucharist

3rd Sunday – Service of Prayer and Healing

4th Sunday – Service of Eucharist

5th Sunday – Service of the Word

All services start at 4pm and everyone is welcome.

Web site Liturgical Resources

There are three sets of Liturgical Resources at the right hand side of each page on our web site :

Sunday Eucharist Readings

This links to a web site that provides a list of the readings for the next important Feast Day (which is usually the following Sunday). Clicking on it will take you to the readings themselves. The site providing this is a US university and so occasionally the next Feast Day is one that we don’t celebrate, but it is usually accurate. If there are two OT readings and two Psalms, we use the second of each.

Weekday Eucharist Readings

This links to a web site that provides a list of the readings for the Daily Eucharist today. Clicking on it will take you to the readings themselves. One caveat is that since the site is a Roman Catholic one, the Sunday readings do not always align with the ones that we use, but it’s fine for other days.

Daily Prayer

This links to the services published on the Scottish Episcopal Church Daily Prayer web pages and is updated three time a day with Morning, Evening and Night Prayer, at 5am, 12pm and 6pm respectively.

Ascension Day Service

The Ascension by Tissot

Today (13th May) is the Feast of the Ascension. We will celebrate this Feast with a Service in St Andrew’s, Tain at 7pm. All are very welcome as we mark this final event in Jesus’ life with His Disciples.

N.B. there will be no Wednesday midweek service in St Andrew’s this week.