Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep

Three panel window in memory of Katharine Thoyts in St Andrew’s Tain

 “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;
Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.
Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly;
do not claim to be wiser than you are.
” (Romans 12:9-16)

As we get used to doing things differently and struggle to discern our future calling as the Body of Christ. we look to God’s Spirit to guide, strengthen and protect us and help us to do His work in our communities and our families.

Spirit of Light, let the fire of your wisdom burn brightly within us.
Spirit of Silence, in the still moment may we be open to God’s presence.
Spirit of Courage, dispel the fear that lingers in our hearts.
Spirit of Fire, engulf us with the passion of Christ’s love.
Spirit of Peace, help us to be attentive to God’s word in the world.
Spirit of Joy, enthuse us to proclaim aloud the Good News.
Spirit of Love, compel us to open ourselves to the needs of others.
Spirit of Power, bestow the gifts of your strength upon us.
Spirit of Truth, guide us to walk in the way of Christ.   Amen.

We are now have regular services in Dornoch, Tain and Brora following the Covid-19 lockdown, also our Church in Dornoch (St Finnbarr’s) is open on a Wednesday from 10-12 for Individual Prayer.

We will also continue to post Sermons each week and News Updates of things that are happening in other ways.  Visit our Service Updates for news and information about online and broadcast services in our and other Church Communities, including a regular Province-wide Eucharist each week at 11am.

As the situation develops we look forward to welcoming more of you to our gatherings and services.  Meantime, keep safe and our prayers are with you and those you love.

Priest-in-Charge – Revd James Currall Tel: 01862 881737