The walk will consist of Eight stops, with a variable amount of walking between them. There is room for at least a few cars at each stops and so it will be possible for those who cannot or do not wish to walk the whole route to participate by adjusting the amount of walking required to suit their needs.
The walk will start in the car park adjacent to Kincardine Church in Ardgay and will end at Creich Church in Bonar Bridge, where there will be Hot Cross buns and tea/coffee available. The walk itself will commence at 10:15am and we should arrive at Creich Church by about 11:50am.
At each stop, there will be a Reading from Scripture, a short Reflection and a Prayer As we leave heading towards the next stop, we’ll sing a hymn. We will carry a large rough wooden cross throughout the walk.
The stops are as follows (time are rather approximate):
Kincardine Church car park (@10:15)
Ardgay Hall car park (@10:35)
Drover’s stone near Ardgay Station (@10:45)
‘Stonehenge’ just the Ardgay side of the Bridge(@11:10)
Garden adjacent to the Caley Cafe(@11:20)
Car Park behind the Bonar Health Centre(@11:30)
Grassy area just beyond the Bradbury Centre(@11:40)
“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power”
May God give us the wisdom and courage to tell the stories of faith that transform lives.
One of the World Day of Prayer Guiding Principles is that ‘Prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another‘.
The theme of the worship service “I Have Heard About Your Faith,” based on the letter to the Ephesians, is an invitation to active listening, which is the ground of our prayers. Following the example of the letter (1:15-19), where the author praises the church for their faith in Jesus and love toward all the saints, the service this year makes this personal through the witness of the saints with stories from the lives of women in Taiwan.
The service shares the letters of encouragement sent to women who faced suffering and injustice. Their stories of faith concern issues that are shared by women and girls around the world and that continue to challenge us to prayerful action. They remind us of the urgency to protect the environment and have a nuclear-free homeland; to be aware of the gender stereotypes women face when challenging the traditional role in the workplace or in the family, and to care for the healing of the victims of verbal and sexual abuse.
It also encourages us to think about the hidden struggle of the essential workers, who during the pandemic, had to balance work and family in a vulnerable economic situation both in Taiwan and elsewhere. The sisters, who prepared the service, thank God for the natural resources of their island and pray for wisdom in face of the political isolation of Taiwan in the international community. They ask for our prayers.
St Columba’s Episcopal Church, Victoria Road, Brora
Oversteps Care Home, Earls Cross Road, Dornoch
West Church Hall, Sutherland Road, Dornoch
Kilmuir & Logie Easter Church Of Scotland, on the B817 at Kilmuir
Lairg Church of Scotland, Church Hill, Lairg
All are Welcome at any of these services
“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.“
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. It is also customary to have at least one service to which Christians from all Churches and Fellowships are invited.
Accordingly there will be a service in St Andrew’s Church in Tain at 3pm on Wednesday 25th January.
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Manse Road, Tain
Wednesday 25th January at 3pm
All welcome to join together in Unity
For this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity we are guided by the churches of Minneapolis as we seek to explore how the work of Christian unity can contribute to the promotion of racial justice across all levels of society. Through this resource, the CTBI writers’ group has also focussed our attention on the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, which falls this year. The work of restoring hope through justice undertaken in Stephen’s memory continues to inspire and change lives for the better.
As we join with other Christians around the world for the Week of Prayer we pray that our hearts will be open to see and hear the many ways in which racism continues to destroy lives, and to discern the steps we can take as individuals and communities to heal the hurts and build a better future for everyone.
I name you now, from whom all names derive Who uttered forth the name of everything, And in that naming made the world alive, Sprung from the breath and essence of your being. The very Word that gave us words to speak, You drank in language with your mother’s milk And learned through touch before you learned to talk, You wove our week-day world, and still one week Within that world, you took your saving name, A given name, the gift of that good angel, Whose Gospel breathes in good news for us all. We call your name that we might hear a call That carries from your cradle to our graves Yeshua, Living Jesus, Yahweh Saves.