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Evening Services 2017

As of 19th February, there is going to be a new focus for the evening services.

1st Sunday of the month.  This service will include the sharing of stories about what God has done or is doing in people’s life’s. This will normally be in the form of an informal interview. The service will also include some sung praise, videos, prayer and a message from the Bible.

2nd Sunday of the month. The main focus of this service will be  communion where we remember the death of Jesus. Communion will be central and the service will often include prayer, reflection, video, a short message  and some sung praise

3rd Sunday of the month. This service will be a more contemporary service aimed particularly at the millennial generation. It will include a more contemporary worship style and message. The service will at times be interactive and use video, reflective images and drama.

4th Sunday of the month. As part of this service we will engage with a culturally relevant topic or follow a sermon series as we consider how the Bible speaks today. This service will also include some sung praise, videos and prayer.

 

New Techies?

IMG_0677Our preoccupation up on the balcony, as you will realise if you have been listening to the notices recently, is people, or lack of them. 

We first published this post in May 2015 and since then things have got worse not better ….!

The Need

We need 3…. Having three individuals on for each service allows us to do some training, keeps the stress levels down, and ensures we are prepared and ready to switch on when Rae stands up.  Continue reading New Techies?

Operation Christmas Child

 

Fabulous News – 105 have already been taken!  Our aim this year is to ill 200 so w ar over half way there.  If you haven’t picked up a box yet why not take one next time you’re in the church.occ-logo

So how do i get involved?  Easy.  Just follow the steps below…

  • Please take a box and a leaflet
  • Read teh leaflet. this explains how to pack a box and suggestions of what goodies to include.
  • A drop off point will be set up in the crush hall from the 24th October onwards. Drop the completed box on the table by the 11th November.
  • JOB DONE…

For more information on this amazing ministry, follow the link…

www.samaritans-purse.org.uk and if you have any questions contact Kate Wakeford

Kids’ Church Ch******* Crafts

With Ch******* around the corner (12 weeks at time of writing) we are already planning a craft night at Kids church for November.  If you have any spare buttons, bits of fabric, or odd socks (pref. clean) aboot the hoose we would gladly take them off your hands and create something amazing with them!  Please leave any donations in the box marked Kids Church Ch******* Crafts in the crush hall.

Many thanks from the Kids Church Crew

The Meaning of Life

Author Robert Fulghum tells this story of one of his professors, a wise man whose name was Alexander Papaderos.Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 17.38.20

At the last session on the last morning of a two-week seminar on Greek culture, Dr. Papaderos turned and made the ritual gesture: “Are there any questions?”

Quiet quilted the room. These two weeks had generated enough questions for a lifetime, but for now, there was only silence.

“No questions?” Papaderos swept the room with his eyes.

So, I asked. “Dr. Papaderos, what is the meaning of life?”

The usual laughter followed, and people stirred to go.

Papaderos held up his hand and stilled the room and looked at me for a long time, asking with his eyes if I was serious and seeing from my eyes that I was.

“I will answer your question.”

Taking his wallet out of his hip pocket, he fished into a leather billfold and brought out a very small round mirror, about the size of a quarter. And he went something like this.

“When I was a small child, during the war, we were very poor and we lived in a remote village. One day, on the road, I found the broken pieces of a mirror. A German motorcycle had been wrecked in that place.

“I tried to find all the pieces and put them together, but it was not possible, so I kept only the largest piece. This one. And by scratching it on a stone, I made it round. I began to play with it as a toy and became fascinated by the fact that I could reflect light into dark places where the sun would never shine-in deep holes and crevices and dark closets. It became a game for me to get light into the most inaccessible places I could find.

“I kept the little mirror, and as I went about my growing up, I would take it out in idle moments and continue the challenge of the game. As I became a man, I grew to understand that this was not just a child’s game but a metaphor for what I might do with my life. I came to understand that I am not the light or the source of the light. But light—truth, understanding, knowledge—is there, and it will only shine in many dark places if I reflect it.

“I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know. Nevertheless, with what I have I can reflect light into the dark places of this world into the black places in the hearts of men and change some things in some people. Perhaps others may see and do likewise. This is what I am about. This is the meaning of life.”

And then he took his small mirror and, holding it carefully, caught the bright rays of daylight streaming through the window and reflected them on my face and onto my hands folded on the desk.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 9:5) and as his followers, we are to be like that little mirror, reflecting the light of Christ into the dark corners of the world. That is the meaning of the Christian life. “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).

I trust that Lossiemouth Baptist Church will be always be a people who reflect the light of Christ in this community to the glory of God.

My message to you today is keep reflecting the light of Christ.

Blessings,

Rae

Charity Shop

Once again, LBC is taking on the charity shop in September.

September 5-16th 2016

If you have any items for sale, these can be taken direct to the shop from the 3rd September onwards or you can bring items to the church from the 22nd onwards. Please label your bags “Charity Shop”

If you are able to help, or are looking for more information – contact Georgeanne on 01343-812773.

All monies raised will go to the building fund.

John Wilson ~ “aLive Ministry Tour”

As part of his “aLive Ministry Tour” John will be with us for a concert on the evening of 28th August.

Raised in the highlands, local singer and songwriter, John Wilson, is looking forward to returning to the area this summer and bringing his music ministry with him.

28th August ~ 6pm

John who has been based in Edinburgh for the last four years, along with his brother-in-law, David Maclean (of Inverness) have formed aLive Ministry over the past 18 months – and it’s certainly been an eventful time!
Despite only being able to commit part time whilst working towards his degree in Classical Music, these last 18 months have seen John record his debut Album “AGAPE”, minister to over 30 churches across the UK and also perform at Youth events, Outreach events and Christian Conferences and he has just recently received recognition for his music through the New Christian Music Awards.

http://aliveministry.co.uk/