Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

22 April 2018 at 10.30am


Welcome to our Service of Worship

which will be led by Mr Peter Reilly, Reader in Training and our sermon will be given by the Rev. Mary Haddow


Our organist is
Douglas Fergus

Our reader is

Chris Low







A warm welcome is extended to all, especially those who are worshipping at Pitlochry as a visitor or returning after an absence. We thank you for choosing to join us today and trust you will be comfortable in our midst.   If you are joining us as a visitor, please make yourself known to the Minister or one of the Duty Elders.  It would also be great if you signed our visitors’ book which can be found in the Porch area of the church.

The Church is fitted with a loop system.  If you use a hearing aid, please change it to the “T” setting.

Both Words only and Large Print copies of CH4 are available in the Porch.  Please ask someone on welcome duty if you require one.

Tea, Coffee and Juice are served in The Tryst (the church halls) - after the service.  An invitation is extended to all as we gather to meet and mingle.  Please do join us if you are visitors for this time of friendship and fellowship.

Tryst for Prayer


Tryst for Prayer meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10.00am in The Tryst Lounge.Open to all.

Prayers are offered for personal, local, national & international situations.  If you would like someone to pray for you and your situation just let us know – every personal situation is held in confidence.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop a note through the letter box of the church marked – For Prayer, or speak to the minister after the service on Sundays.



Choir Introit:  CMP 765  Who can cheer the heart like Jesus?


Welcome & church News


Call to Worship

from Psalm 98:4-6


Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn,
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.


Praise:  CH4 173    Sing to God new songs of worship                            


Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father,

who art in heaven

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our debts

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil,

for thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

forever ... Amen


All Age Talk


Praise:  CH4 211    Today I awake                                                                  


Bible Readings:   Psalm 23 (page 555 in the pew Bibles) and John 10:11-18 (page 1076)



Praise:  CMP 1008   The Lord’s my shepherd                                               




Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Praise:   CH4 417    Now the green blade riseth   




Praise:   CH4 193    God is love, His the care                                               




Sung Response: CMP 695 v5  Thou art the way, the truth, the life











Pastoral Cover:

For various days over the next two weeks 16-29 April Pastoral cover will be undertaken by Rev Fraser Penny of Dunkeld, Tel:  01350 727249, with back-up cover from Rev Anne Brennan of Kenmore,  Tel: 01887 830218 and Rev Grace Steel, Ordained Local Minister at Blair Atholl and Rannoch, Tel: 01887  820025. 


Wednesday 25 April

Tryst for Prayer 10.00am

Coffee & Chat 10.30am in the Tryst Hall

Choir Rehearsal  6:25pm


Thursday 26 April

Table Tennis 2 – 4.00pm in the Tryst Hall.



The Pastoral Care and Fellowship Group is arranging another trip to The Birks Cinema. No need to book in advance. If anyone would like transport or further information, please contact Romilly on 470065 or Margaret on 473989. Friday 20th April, film starts at 3pm, Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. More films coming.


Monday 23 April

Church Gardening Group

Come along and help with the Kirk garden at 1.00pm.  During the rest of the Summer , we will meet on the last Monday of each month at 1.00pm as usual.  Contact: Roger West 474255


Monday 23 April

Memorial Service for Shirley Anne Hardy at 12noon.



Tuesday 24 April

Funeral Service for Elizabeth (Betty) Cameron at 12noon.


Thursday 26 April

Christian Aid

7 p.m. in The Tryst Lounge.

A team from Christian Aid will be coming to tell us about the work of Christian Aid and to allow you to ask any questions that you may have about their work.   Please come along and support the work of Christian Aid.


Friday 27 April

Messy Church - Activities for children of all ages takes place in The Tryst from 4 – 6.00pm.  Come along & join in the fun.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Crafts, games & story time at ‘The Messy Giveaway’.  Contact The Tryst office for further details.


Saturday 28 April

Tryst Walking Group

Glenogil Estate

Glenogil is an estate operating over 22,000 acres as a shooting estate for grouse, pheasant and partridge.  It is located north east of Kirriemuir between Glens Clova and Esk.  The walk over the hills in Glengil will last about 5 hours,  incorporating a guided tour by, Estate personnel, giving information on how the estate is managed.  Meet at 0930hrs at the church. OS map 44. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Contact: Edward Elworthy 07770842502


Christian Aid Week is

13 – 19 May.  

The activities we have planned are:

  • Quiz Night on Friday 4 May
  • A (limited) door-to-door collection during Christian Aid Week


  • A street collection in Atholl Road during Christian Aid Week
  • Coffee Morning on Saturday 9 June

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Door-to-Door Collection and the Street Collection.  

If you think you can help, please contact David Frame (474 234).


Christian Aid Quiz Night – 4 May, 2018 at 7.00pm

We need volunteers to provide baking for the event, and people to help out on the night with setting up, serving, helping in the kitchen & clearing up.  If you would like to be part of the team, please sign up to the sheets today, in the church porch.

For further details please contact:

David Frame 474234.


Pastoral Care


If anyone would like a visit from the Pastoral Care and Fellowship Group, please contact Romilly Carter


Listen again to the sermons on line by clicking on the icon on the home page.

Service for the Housebound:

Recorded copies of the Sunday morning service are available on CD for those unable to get to

church.  Please enquire at The Tryst Office for further details.

   Church Office - The Tryst:

Telephone:   01796 474 010

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  This Order of Service can be downloaded below as a pdf file

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   Rev Mary Haddow 


   Joint Session Clerks:

   Mrs Ginnie Wilkie

   Mr Hugh Mackintosh


Scottish Charity Number: SC 008361







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