Order Of Service

Pitlochry Church of Scotland

19 November 2017 at 11.20am


Welcome to our Service

which will be led by members of The Guild


Our reader is

Mary Ballantine

Our organist is
Maureen Holmes






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 379 v 5 Let every creature rise and bring


Welcome & church News

Call to Worship

The Lord is compassionate and gracious slow to anger, abounding in love.  (Psalm 108 v. 8)

Praise:  CH4 512  To God be the glory

“Love is ……..” 


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


Praise: CH4 198  Let us build a house


Drama:  Love Actually


Readings:  The Old Testament: Ruth 1:6-22 (Page 267 in pew Bible) and The New Testament: John 13: 34-35 (Page 1082)


Praise: CH4 557  O love that wilt not let me go




Offertory Prayer


Prayers for others


Praise: CH4 193  God is love, his the care


Reflection: Go in Love


Praise: CH4 694  Brother, sister, let me serve you


Charge and Benediction


Sung response: 

CH4 243 v 4 God of all living,

God of all loving,

God of the seedling,

the snow and the sun,

teach us, deflect us,

Christ re-connect us,

using us gently

and making us one.










There will be a Retiring Offering

For Malawi Banana Box Trust


Pastoral Cover

For the week commencing Monday 20th November pastoral cover will be given by Rev Fraser Penny of Dunkeld Cathedral, Tel: 01350 727249 and Rev Anne Brennan of Kenmore & Lawers with Fortingall & Glenlyon,

Tel: 01887  830218.


Sunday 3 December  we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our 10.30am Service of worship.


Communion Sheets

Elders please collect & sign for Communion Duty sheets, from the front of the church.


Messy Church Team after the morning Service today, in The Tryst.

Wednesday 22 November

10.00am   Tryst for Prayer

10.30am   Coffee & Chat

  6.25pm   Choir


Thursday 23 November

2pm – 4pm Table Tennis


Thursday 23 November

Christmas Hall Decoration

Join us in The Tryst Hall, at 7.30pm every Thursday.  Many thanks for supply of wallpaper & paint, we have plenty now.  Any queries to David Ewan: 01796 472403.


Saturday 25 November

Tryst Walking Group

Loch Ordie

Starting from Dowally this walk to Loch Ordie is on good tracks with great views.  Height climbed 250m.  Distance 5 miles.  OS map 52.  Contact: Romilly Carter 470065


5th Annual Christmas Tree Festival 2017

This year's dates are: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December.  Application forms are now available on the Church website.  In the Church we are looking forward to a magical & colourful display of decorated Christmas trees, all illustrating different themes captivating the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike.

In the Tryst and Lounge there will be a Festival Craft and Produce Market, Home-baking, Refreshments and visits from Santa Claus!

The Christmas Carol Concert on the evening of Sunday 3 December at 6:30pm will celebrate the end of the Festival and reveal the winner of the Best Tree Competition.  We will also be revealing how much we have raised for this year’s Charity Partners: ‘Feed the Minds’ and ‘El Sistema (Dundee).


Messy Church

Many thanks for supply of old small wooden spoons for Messy Church Crafts, we have plenty now.

Messy Church Team Sunday 19 November after the morning Service, in The Tryst.


Torch Magazine

Next issue is due out on Sunday 3 December.  Contributions should be given to the editor before Wednesday 22 November.


Every Friday W.A. Soup Lunch will be served in the Atholl Centre. 12pm

Cost   £3.00   All welcome


Flu Vaccinations (second week, if you missed your slot, make an appointment)

If you are eligible for a Flu Vaccination, please attend the Atholl Medical Centre at the following times:

Wednesday 25 October

13:30 – 15:15     All Mc, Mac – Q

15:30 – 17:00     R – Z.


‘Messy Trees’  

Come along & see what we are up to on Friday 24 November from 4pm til 6pm, as we get the Messy Tree ready for the Christmas Tree Festival.  We meet in The Tryst Hall & Lounge.  All children should be accompanied by an adult.  All adults don’t need to be accompanied by children


Christmas Tree Festival

Church Tree in aid of C.A.T.H.

This year, as a church, we are going to build a tree out of items associated with winter.  Please can you help with donations?  We are looking for hats, scarfs, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags – items can be knitted, crocheted or bought.   There will be boxes in the Church Porch and in The Tryst, for your donations. These will then be donated afterwards to Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) who work in the Perth & Kinross area.  Homelessness is a growing issue, and winter can be a cold and lonely time.


‘Mission Vision’ is a Christian organisation who provide optometry and opthalmic services in deprived countries, using mobile clinics to do sight testing and treating cataracts and glaucoma etc.  They also accept pairs of glasses, measure the prescription and try to match up glasses with people. Jill Barker will be able to send them a box of glasses, so please leave any old, no longer used pairs at The Tryst Office. Further information from Jill Barker: 01796 473432.



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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