“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,

 
I always thought Psalm 137 was an unusual Psalm for Boney M to turn into a pop song. It is a tragic piece of literature found in the Bible where the Jews are in exile lamenting the loss of their old lives.
 
The line "How can we sing the Lords song in a strange land?" comes to mind as I thought about Church.  How can we sing, how can we worship, how can we express love and be the church in this strange land that we find ourselves?  
 
The Jews united in a communal lament in Psalm 137 and for many of us this is a season for that, but we are not without hope. 
 
Our service today is on Baptism, about renewing and empowering, yes there is much to mourn but we also have faith to strengthen us. 
 
May we each know Gods strength as we face the challenges of each day.
  
Other notices: 
 
In Church Sunday Services and Private Prayer : Whilst we remain in these heightened restrictions our Church building must remain closed for Sunday Worship and Private Prayer. We will keep you advised of any changes to this as soon as we are able. 
 
Meanwhile we will continue with online worship, here are the links for this morning’s Service and we pray that God will speak to as we digitally unite in worship. 
 
 
OR follow usual route direct 
  
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
 
Blessings for 2021
 
Louise
 
Rev Louise Purden
  
 

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Blessings

Louise

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Sunday Worship 10/01/2021

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