Round the Churches

Dunnottar linked with South

On Sunday, Reverend Rosslyn Duncan welcomed all to worship. Reflecting on the reading from Matthew 16.21-28 where Jesus speaks on His suffering and death our focus was drawn to the conversation between Simon Peter and Jesus. Peter was insisting that ‘such suffering and death’ must not happen to his Master. Jesus reply was ‘Get, behind me Satan’ .....a somewhat surprising reply when earlier in the same chapter Jesus had commended Peter’s confession of faith with the words ‘You are Peter, on this Rock I build my Church.’

However, Rosslyn explained our Lord was not directly addressing Peter but rather addressing those ‘internal demons’ which had been tempting Him to follow selfish human desires and neglect the Will of The Heavenly Father.

In the second reading the Apostle Paul spells out the true cost of sacrificial love to the Church in Rome, a message which Rosslyn encouraged us to feel was equally significant to disciples in the 21st century. The love which will extend even to those who hate us is a love which can overcome evil with good. Worship was concluded with the congregation singing John Bunyan’s famous hymn ‘He who would valiant be’.

Worship this Sunday September 7 at 10.30am at South Church will be Re-dedication Service led by Reverend Rosslyn Duncan. All Welcome.

St David’s Episcopal Church

St David’s episcopal Church Inverbervie along with St Mary & St Peter Montrose are looking forward to the Induction, today (Thursday) in Montrose of Rev. Samantha Ferguson. Sam’s first service In Bervie will be the 9.30am Eucharist on Sunday September 7.

All will be welcome at our service with our new fulltime minister.