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The Link – pastoral letter, meeting times, and updates.

The Link St Catharine’s, Bo’ness   St Mary’s, Grangemouth Dear all, I’m finding this time quite trying. Many of the things I find give me energy have been taken away – visiting people, doing schools work, speaking directly to people from God’s word, just being with people as someone called by God to be with them […] - Read More...

Isabel’s Poem for Ascension

You are not only risen and alive, you are Lord. This is your ascension, your ascendancy over the whole universe. You stand over and above all that is best in life as it’s source. You stand above all that is worst as it’s ultimate victor. You stand above all powers and authorities as judge. You […] - Read More...

Ponder Long the Glorious Mystery – a poem from Isabel

Ponder long the glorious mystery, Breathe, in awe, that God draws near; hear again the angels’ message, See the Lamb of God appear. God’s own Word assumes our nature: Son of God in swaddling bands; Light of Light, and God eternal Held in Mary’s gentle hands.   Ponder long the glorious mystery Of the Lamb […] - Read More...

Serenity Prayer – Reinhold Niebuhr (passed on by Isabel)

God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus […] - Read More...

A Prayer of St Boniface – passed on by Isabel

Isabel writes: I love this prayer of St Boniface (672 - 745) especially as having been in the NHS myself for 40+ years O God the eternal The refuge and help of all your children In our weakness you are our strength In our darkness you are our light In our sorrow you are our […] - Read More...

Provincial Service

Sarah and I are taking Sunday ‘off’ this week so we won’t be posting a service tonight. So we’d encourage you to join with the service posted on the SEC’s website this Sunday: Provincial Service for Second Sunday of Easter - Read More...

Easter Sunday by Joy Crowley – a poem via Isabel

Isabel passed this poem on to me to share with you: Easter Sunday (by Joy Crowley) This is the day of festival and we thank you, O God of celebration, with hymns of praise rising like balloons and banners of love waving from our hearts. Today we dance with the angels round all the empty […] - Read More...

Christ is Risen!

Please go to the Services & Sermons page to find links to the Holy Week and Easter services. Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! - Read More...

Prayer for the week from Isabel

Written by Charles Henry Brent (1862 - 1929) Lord Jesus Christ, You stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross That everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace. So clothe us with your spirit that we, Reaching forth our hands in love, May bring those who do […] - Read More...

New service and new technology!

Please go over to the ‘Services & Sermons’ page to see a new service for Passion Sunday, 29th March 2020.  Let me know how you get on with it! - Read More...