Hard pressed, but not crushed

Unfortunately the rate of COVID-19 infection in Scotland has risen rapidly in recent weeks, and as a result, the government has introduced another lockdown to contain the virus.  This means that all in-person worship and church activities (apart from the Basics Bank) are suspended until further notice.

In the meantime, we will continue to present services online via your phone, tablet, or computer, and we will also be hosting our usual Wednesday cuppa and chat Zoom calls.

This weeks service

  • Light a candle – to remember that Christ is the light of the world, and overcomes every darkness.
  • Scripture reading – 2 Corinthians: 4
  • Video Sermon “Hard pressed, but not crushed” – View Rev Mike here

  • Closing prayer – Dear Father, powerful sustainer, thank You for putting Your treasure in a cracked and flawed pot like me so that others might know that any good that lies with me, comes not from me, but from You.  Thank You for upholding all who serve You.  When I’m afflicted in every way, I’m not crushed; when I’m confused and frustrated, I’m not driven to despair; when overwhelmed, I’m not forgotten; when struck down, I’m not destroyed.  I come to you as Your humble servant, in the name of Jesus our Saviour and Lord.   Amen
  • Extinguish the candle

What else is happening at Wilson Memorial this week?

basics bank imageWe have created a program of on-line events that you can join in from the comfort of your favourite armchair. Details of these events can be found on our “What’s on – Lockdown special” web page.  Go and check it out, NOW!

In addition to video sermons, we also now have podcast sermons available to download and listen to on your mobile device wherever you are.  We also have a “dial a sermon” service available, where you can listen to sermons by telephone.  To phone a service, simply call us on 0131 297 6174, you will hear an automated greeting, and then after a short pause the latest sermon will play.

Private prayerSundays restricted – Under the Scottish Government emergency Covid-18 containment restrictions, we are unable to open the church for worship or other activities (apart from the Basics Bank).  Currently we do not know how long this situation will last, but we do not expect anything to change before the end of January 2021.  Please check back here for any updates.

Our Basics Bank, Food Bank, continues to operate as normal every Tuesday providing a critical service to individuals and families suffering hardship in our local community.  Follow the link to find out how we are preparing for Christmas at the Basics Bank.

Read more about the United Free Church of Scotland

The October/November 2020 edition of STEDFAST, our denominations magazine, is now available from Wilson Memorial Church.

We have hard copy coffee-table editions and soft copy tablet/PC editions available.

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