“A Church at the Heart of the Community”

Greetings from the Manse, 

 
Welcome to our service of worship. We hope and pray that better times are ahead. 
 
It’s always good to see so many joining us for worship, both in church and online. 
 
May you each know Gods presence and comfort at this time.  
 
Our Notices for this week:
 
We have to advise of the following changes to worship and other events: 
 
Sunday Worship: Worship is very much open to all, however we are having to take some extra precautions as we continue to try to restrict the spread of the Omicron variant: 
  • Everyone is encouraged to regularly test (lateral flow), before mixing with other households, this should include before attending church. 
  • Track & Trace would continue as before 
  • The one way system both In & Out is re-instated
  • Masks to be worn throughout service
  • Encourage social distancing of at least 1m between different household; 2m if exempt from wearing a mask.
Bear with us as we try to interpret what the latest relaxation of COVID regulation may mean for our services or worship, church groups and organisations. 
 
Services of Worship : 
 Sunday 31st January 2022 : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club – Rev Louise Purden 
Sunday 6th February 2022 : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
Sunday 13th February 2022: 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
Sunday 20th February 2022  : 10:00am Sunday Worship & DJ Club  - Rev Louise Purden
           
Readings: It has been wonderful to have different voices sharing the lesson each Sunday, a readers list is available in the display area; please don’t be shy about putting your name down. 
 
Teas & Coffees after Worship: With the latest relaxation of the restrictions, we are hopefully that  tea & coffee after the service can resume in February 2022. We remain grateful to everyone who made this possible last year and will support it in 2022.  
 
Pitcairn Centre: I’m delighted to advise the Pitcairn Café will Re-OPEN in Monday 24th Jan (tomorrow). We look forward to welcoming you all back in for a cuppa and chat.   
 
Private Prayer: Private Prayer Time continues on Wednesdays, between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Even if you do not feel ready to return to Sunday Worship you may find comfort in some quiet time within the Church. 
 
Bonnyrigg Church Together presents Alpha: Alpha is an 11 week course with refreshments, video talks and group discussions looking at key aspects of the christian faith and some big questions of life. Tuesday 1st February 2022 Pitcairn Centre  7pm - 9pm, All Welcome. Booking required. Contact : Rev Louise Purden to find out more or to sign up.
 
Bonnyrigg Churches presents A Narnia themed Holiday Club  - Pitcairn Centre Feb 2022 – Monday 14th Feb – Wed 16th Feb, 9:30am – 12noon. Holiday Club for ages 4-12. (P1-P7). Registration is required as numbers are limited. For more info or for a registration form contact: BonnyriggChurchesHolidayClub@gmal.com    
 
Meeting
 
Finance committee: Will meet on Monday 31st January 2022 in Pitcairn at 7:45pm
Congregational Board Will meet in person on Wednesday 2nd Jan. , in the Church at 7:30pm. 
 
Organisations: 
 
The Guild : Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 2nd Feb 2022 will be held in person in the Church starting at 7:30pm  The scheduled Guild meeting for Tuesday 1st February 2022 will be held in the Church, all future meeting for next 8 – 10 weeks will be in person and in the church.  
 
Men’s Fellowship : Following latest relaxation of restrictions meetings are expected to resume in February, more details to follow. 
 
Halls: Church Groups and External group may continue/resume, as long as they can satisfy themselves that they can follow the latest guidelines. 
 
Hill Walking Group: Hill Walking schedules are available from the display area. For further information on walks in 2022 contact: Christine Sinclair - 663 7712;  Tom Thompson 663 5916, or Sheila Symon - 07889 009472
 
Ramblers: Saturday 29th Jan. 2022, Tyninghame Links, St Baldred's Cradle & Ravensheugh Sands : 
(Car park fee £2). Depart George V park at 8:30am. All are welcome. For further details contact : A Dudgeon 663 8359, A Hickman 663 7444 or May Wilkins  660 4473
 
 Bon:   Bonnie Buds : Thursday : 10:00am to 12:00pm Baby & Bairns Group in Halls this group will has now restarted.
 
Milk Bottle Tops: the Guild is participating in a scheme to collect plastic milk bottle tops in all colours, which will be sold in aid of palliative care. Containers are available for these in the Church and Pitcairn Centre.  
 
Bonnyrigg Parish Church Tote Bags for Sale: BPC Tote bags are available for purchase in the display area of the Church and Pitcairn Centre at a cost of £4.50. All proceeds goes to further the work of our Church.
 
As we continue to connect digitally, the links for Sunday’s Service are below. We pray you know God’s presence as we worship together.  
 
Sunday 23rd Jan  https://youtu.be/4pURoGIKgZw
 
 OR follow the direct route via: 
  
 
 
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. My email address is LPurden@churchofscotland.org.uk
 
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
 
 
Rev. Louise Purden
 
 
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Virtual Prayer Box

Private Prayer Time on Wednesdays, between 10:00am and 12:00pm.  Even if you do not feel ready to return to Sunday Worship you may find comfort in some quiet time within the Church or if you cant make it 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.

Bonnyrigg Parish Church

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
our Giving Page.

Blessings

Louise

Online Service

Sunday Service 16th January 2022

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