Dirleton Kirk’s Service and News for Sunday 25.4.21

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Sunday, 25th April 2021
Today’s Service Theme:
The Good Shepherd
9.30 Morning Worship, Dirleton Kirk
10.30 Morning Worship, Abbey Church

A printed outline of the service is available by email. A recorded service from Abbey Church will be available online on Sunday afternoon.
Welcome to all visitors today
To use the loop system, set hearing aids at ‘T’
Dirleton Kirk is step-free. Step-free access to Abbey is to the left of the front door, via the glass entrance on Church Road
Abbey Church Office (serving Abbey and Dirleton) is open
10am – 1pm Tuesday to Friday (currently working remotely)
Church Office (892800 Website: abbeychurch.org.uk
email: abbeychurch@abbeychurch.co.uk
Church Administrator: Paola Burrows
Abbey Church of Scotland, North Berwick Scottish Charity – No SC004761
Dirleton Parish Church Scottish Charity – No SC004533
Morning Worship, Dirleton Kirk
9.30am (to 10.20am)
Organist – Jim Dickson
Scripture: John 10:1-18 read by Neil Walkingshaw
CH4 456 Christ is the world’s true light
CH4 462 The King of love
CH4 465 Be thou my vision
Morning Worship, Abbey Church
10.30am (to 11.30am)
Organist – Robert Burgon
Scripture: John 10:1-18 read by Sally Penman
Introit: The King is Among Us (Graham Kendrick)
CH4 456 Christ is the world’s true light
Offering:  Hymnus (John E West)
CH4 462 The king of love
CH4 465 Be thou my vision
Church Diary
Sunday 25th April
9.30am Sunday Service Dirleton Kirk
10.30am Sunday Service Abbey Church
11.30am Sunday Morning Zoom Fellowship chat
6.30pm Prayer Zoom Meeting
10.00am onwards booking is open for services
10am (until 10.30), Dirleton Prayer Service in Dirleton Kirk
Sunday 2nd May Service Theme – The True Vine
9.30am Sunday Service at Dirleton Kirk 
10.30am Sunday Service at Abbey Church
These web pages give links to the recordings of services, children’s talks, weekly intimations, newsletters, and lots of other church information.
Sunday services are uploaded on our YouTube channel, to which our website and Facebook page have links.
Website abbeychurch.org.uk
Facebook Page facebook.com/abbeyanddirleton
YouTube Channel youtube.com/channel/UCVFrDWPjncNroN1Hzjmg5Hg
Little Nippers
The Abbey Church Little Nippers group (for pre-school children and their parents/grandparents/carers) plans to recommence on Thursday mornings on 6 May 2021. The Little Nippers Coordinator, Kathryn Robertson, would appreciate assistance from a team of volunteers who (on a rota basis) could welcome and register the families as they arrive and assist with refreshments. If you are able to help, please either let Robert Burgon know after church or contact the office.
Projectionist Duties at Abbey Church
The projectionist team at Abbey are looking for help with the Sunday projection of services.  If you think you could get involved in a Sunday rota please speak to Andrew Cobb.  Full training will be given.
North Berwick Community Connections are still here to help during this pandemic.  They can offer you phone calls or perhaps 1:1 buddy walks.  Please contact Lisa Brownlie, the befriending coordinator, on 07862 694842 for more information.
Scottish Older People’s Assembly are holding an Outreach event on the 25th May via zoom.  For further information on this ‘Connecting our Communities’ event please email caroline@scotopa.org.uk or visit www.scotopa.org.uk.
Booking for all services
To comply with Scottish Government regulations and Church of Scotland guidance, we have to adopt the following procedures:

  • All people attending our service must observe a minimum of 2 metres social distancing at all times when in church and on their way in and out of the building. Worshippers will be guided to seats (which have been laid out to maintain social distancing) and should stay in those seats throughout the service. Provision will be made for those from the same household to sit together.
  • All worshippers must wear face coverings (unless they have an exemption from doing so) and hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • There will be no singing.
  • Offerings can be made either on entry or on leaving the church (but will not be uplifted during the service).
  • Contact details of all worshippers will be collected and stored for 28 days after the service in accordance with our privacy policy, a copy of which will be on display in church.
  • There will be no printed intimations and hymn books and bibles have been removed from the church.
  • Toilets will be open, but their use will be restricted to one person at a time.
  • Tea and coffee will not be available after the service.
  • Please be aware that our services will be recorded and recordings of that morning’s service will be made available later on the website for those who are unable to attend our services including those for whom attendance at this stage is probably not appropriate due to underlying health conditions.

As numbers attending church services have been limited by the Scottish Government and are also dependant on the layout of the church, we will operate a booking system each week. 
Bookings can be made by phone or email during church office hours (1000-1300) on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week prior to the service. To make a booking for that week’s service, please either phone during these hours (01620 892800) or email your request to abbeychurch@abbeychurch.co.uk giving details of the names of the people from your household who wish to attend and one contact telephone number. Please do not leave phone messages and any emails received before Tuesday at 10.00am cannot be accepted. Bookings will only be taken for that week’s service and the process for the following Sunday will commence on the Tuesday of that week.
If after booking, you feel unwell on the Sunday, we would respectfully request that you do not attend that service.
Rev Dr David Graham is emailing the Sunday service to many of our members and friends.  If you are not receiving an email and would like to be included in the list please contact Abbey Church office with your details. abbeychurch@abbeychurch.co.uk   If you know someone who cannot access the Sunday service on line or by email and would like a printed copy of the service please contact Abbey Church office. 
Super Sunday Club is online. We’ll continue to explore the Bible with games, stories, songs, crafts and prayer. Aimed at primary ages, but open to all. Come and join us this Sunday at 10.00am on the Abbey Church Facebook page www.facebook.com/abbeyanddirleton/ Also available on Abbey Church Website.

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