“A Church at the Heart of the Community”

Welcome to Bonnyrigg Parish Church

We are a Church of Scotland congregation based in the centre of Bonnyrigg. Our aim as a congregation is to provide a warm welcome to all who join us. To offer an inclusive, open and affirming ministry, to demonstrate a strong concern for social issues, both in our local community and further afield. We aim to work positively with other church and fait communities. We strive to be a friendly and welcoming church for all.

We would love to welcome you as part of the family of Bonnyrigg Parish Church, remember you do not have to be a member to come along to any of our activities or services of worship. If you want to know more about church membership then please contact the minister who will be only to happy to help!



Greetings from the manse,

In today's service we have the hymn In Christ Alone, the first verse describes Jesus as the solid ground which is "firm through the fiercest drought and storm". Nothing in life at the moment feels very firm,  it is almost impossible to make any plans and we are often on tenterhooks waiting for whatever the next announcement is. 
 
We will all have experienced more than our share of disappointment in these last few months but I pray that it has not been without moments of joy and of beauty. the hymn in Christ alone reminds us that our hope is in Jesus and we truly can live each day in his love and strength. 
 
We are excited to be able to open our doors for Sunday Worship again, we know that for some that will bring out a cheer as you are eager to be able to back in the building and for others it will bring a sigh as you feel a sense of dread at being in a place where people are gathered.
 
It is very important that you do not feel any pressure to attend church just because we are open, we will be keeping our services online, they may be published a little bit after the church service, we are still learning new technology every day, so please bear with us. We are also working hard to get regular DVD copies of the service available to those who need them. 
 
Details of how we are opening and how you can book a place can be found on the website, follow the link from the home page.
 
 
Other notices: 
 
Private Prayer: The church is open for private prayer this Monday 26th October, between 10 and 12. Please note that from November this will change to a Thursday morning, at the same time. Our first Thursday opening will be 5thNovember, 10:00 to 12:00.  If you are passing on either day please drop in for some quiet time.
 
Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal: We continue to support the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal again this year; copies of the leaflet can be picked up at the church door any Monday morning, and filled shoe boxes can also be returned there. As always time is of the essence with this campaign, last collection day for filled Shoe Boxes will be Thursday 5th November. More details on this are available on the website.  
 
Christmas Card Labels: A reminder that Keith Leslie is offering to do this year’s Christmas card labels, uplift and delivery of listings or labels will be from Keith's house at 15 Maryfield Place. New customers are welcome just pass on your list of addresses. This facility is available to anyone, not just church members. Any queries Keith can be contacted on 07549 024624. 
 
Here are the links to our services and we pray that God will speak to you as we digitally unite in worship. 
 
 
 
 
Or 
 
The Church Website:  https://www.bonnyriggchurch.co.uk/
 
 
Please share all these links with non Internet or Facebook users who may have access to YouTube via their Smart TV. 
 
I absolutely love when people get in touch and I am very grateful for those who have, please do share your news, your opinions and your suggestions. 
 
If you are aware of any members or friends who do not receive this email and would like to receive future ones, please ask them to send their email contact details to Iain Thomson at sessionclerk@bonnyriggchurch.co.uk
 
  
Every Blessing
 
Louise
  

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Open for Prayer

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Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2020

Please help with our annual appeal to fill a shoe box for the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal

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Virtual Prayer Box

During this coronavirus crisis and having no access to our church,
please use this Virtual Prayer Box for any of your requests for prayer.

This prayer box is secure and will go directly to the minister.

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Giving & COVID-19

A number of members have asked how they may continue to give to the church at this time.

Some additional advise on this is available on
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Blessings

Louise

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