Sunday Services

Our Sunday morning service is at 10:45 am. Visitors are most welcome and we hope that you will feel at ease in our Church. Please note that on special occasions - Easter and Christmas - our service times usually change to 10:00am so please check the service times on our weekly notice sheet - reproduced on the Weekly Notices page in the Calendar section of this website.


Church Family Service

Each week, we gather together as a church family to praise God through songs (a mix of traditional and contemporary), prayers, a bible reading and to hear David, our Minister, preach on a particular bible passage. Part of the service is designed especially for young children, before they leave for Sunday Club in the Carriage House, next door. Increasingly, members of the congregation participate in services, taking the children's addresses, reading and leading prayers. Several of our young people regularly lead worship at both the morning and evening services. Afterwards, we gather together for tea and coffee in the Carriage House.

Prayer Requests

We're delighted to pray for anyone who wishes it. Confidentiality is assured if that's what you prefer. Just let us know a few details about what the issue is so that we know how to pray into the situation. Prayer request slips are available on the pews in Church and, once completed, can be left in the prayer box at the back of the Church. Please do let us know if we can support you prayerfully. We also pray for people, in person, after our Sunday service - sometimes informally in the Carriage House while we're having tea and coffee. This is particularly appreciated by people who have illnesses of one kind or another who are seeking healing. In this case, it's helpful to pray in person as the laying on of hands adds another dimension to the prayer. Praying together also helps to strengthen the fellowship between us. If you'd like to be prayed for after the service, you can ask anybody you feel drawn to ask - but if it helps to have a named person please speak to Shona Yule, one of our Prayer Co-ordinators. Shona, pictured, can be contacted via the 'Contact Us' page of this website.


Holy Communion "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him" [Psalm 34:8]

Four times a year, we celebrate Holy Communion together. The bread and wine represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ - his body broken and his blood shed for us. It's a reminder of the enormous sacrifice that Jesus made for us, in order that we might have eternal life. At the Last Supper in Jerusalem, before Jesus was betrayed by Judas and crucified, he passed bread and wine to his twelve disciples and asked them to eat and drink in remembrance of him. Because it's so important to Christians to continue doing this, the Elders of our Church give a personal invitation to all our members to attend Holy Communion although everyone is very welcome - please check the Calendar page to see the date of our next Holy Communion. (Note: We use a non-alcoholic wine.)


Joint Service with Ormiston Church, led by our Worship Band - first Sunday of every month at 6:30pm

On the first Sunday of every month we have a joint service with our sister Church in Ormiston - held there at 6:30pm. The singing is led by the worship band and includes a mixture of old hymns and new worship songs. Our vision and prayer is that the building would soon be packed with people praising God in Spirit and Truth. We seek to be encouraged and challenged by worshipping the Living God together.


Transport to Church

The local bus service for Pencaitland and Ormiston is the green bus (East Lothian Buses) - service number 113. A timetable can be viewed here. Scroll down to see the pink section for the Sunday service timetable. For those unable to travel to Church independently, we run a car pick-up service so if you'd like a lift to Church, please do get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page.


Flowers

If you'd like to donate flowers for display in Church on a particular Sunday - perhaps in memory of a loved one - please click on the download at the foot of the page.
 

Recommended Reading

Listen Up! A practical guide to listening to sermons - Christopher Ash