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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update
Tarbert, Harris Church of Scotland
A Statement from the Kirk Session

The announcement last week by the Scottish Government that church buildings could now open, with certain conditions, was a welcome indication of continued improvement in the situation relating to Covid-19 in Scotland. Along with other churches, our Kirk session met to consider the next steps and how we would proceed. Continue reading

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Chan eil dìteadh sam bith

‘Air an adhbhar sin chan eil a‑nis dìteadh sam bith don dream sin a tha ann an Iosa Crìosd, a tha a’ gluasad chan ann a rèir na feòla, ach a rèir an Spioraid.

Ans an ochdamh caibdeil dhan a litir a-chum na Romanach tha an abstol Pòl a sealtainn gu soillear an eadar dhealachadh a tha Criosd a deanabh dha shluagh fhein. Continue reading

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Congregational Letter June 2020

Dear Friends, 

I hope that this letter finds you and yours well during these strange days in which we find ourselves. This year is one that no-one living through it will forget, and will most likely be spoken of and taught in future history classes. These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us.   Continue reading

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‘ The Still Small Voice ‘

This moring’s sermon from 1 Kings 19:12 “and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” Continue reading

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For Such a Time as this (day 19)

The motto of the University of Aberdeen is in Latin Initium, Sapientiae Timor Domini literally meaning Wisdom’s beginning is God’s fear.  Words found in Psalm 111:12 and at Proverbs 1:7 & 9:10. The motto itself demonstrates the Christian principles that were enshrined in the founding ethos of the University of Aberdeen since its founding in 1495. Continue reading

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For such a time as this Day 18

In all the passages we have looked at and indeed in all of the story of Elijah thus far, this is undoubtedly the most difficult if not even troubling passage. Many Christians over the years have had difficulty accepting some of what we read in 1 Kings 22:13 and following. Could it possibly be the case that God would send forth a lying spirit as verse 22 seems to suggest? Could God approve of such lies? Continue reading

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For such a time as this Day 16

‘The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. (1 Kings 19:15 NIV)

It is a great comfort to know that God is in complete control even when we are not! The latter part of 1 Kings 19 shows us that God had a purpose and a plan in everything that had happened and that He was working His purposes out using Elijah to do so. Continue reading

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS (day 13)

Rain is not something we go looking for in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We seem to get more than our fair share of it, and this summer has been no exception! However in the time of Elijah and especially after three years of drought, the rain was more than welcome, it was needed for life itself. Continue reading

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Psalm 27 The Lord is My Salvation

In such challenging days as these, we look for direction and help in God’s word. This morning we look at Psalm 27 where the Psalmist affirms his confidence and trust in God. This wonderful psalm is a song of great assurance and comfort. It is also a war song, a song of celebration and a song of final and certain victory.

For David the Psalmist, The Lord is His focus in all His trials. The Lord is the one in whom he trusts. The Lord is His Confidence and assurance.  Continue reading

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ( DAY 3)

Character in a time of crisis 
Day Three 1 Kings 8- 15 Faith in a place of testing.’ The first thing Elijah is recorded as doing in the Bible is to declare the word of the Lord to King Ahab and proclaim a drought, which will only come to an end when God decrees ( 1 Kings 17:1). Elijah in complete obedience to the word of God goes first to hide at a brook where he is fed by ravens. He is then sent to Zarephath on the Mediterranean coast in what is Lebanon today. Continue reading

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