Time for Reflection – October 2020

Our next ‘Time for Reflection’ in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be on Sunday 18th October at 11am.
The Time for Reflection will provide an opportunity for people to come and reflect and pray for half an hour in the church building.

In order to ensure as safe an environment as possible, and to comply with Government guidelines, we need to limit the number of people who can attend and so we invite those who wish to attend to let us know in advance.

A letter with details of how our Sunday gatherings will work in practice, including how to ‘book’ your place to attend, has been sent to our members.

We will still have an online worship service on those Sundays when there is a Time for Reflection and details of these will be posted here on our blog and also on the church website.

Praying Together

Around 11.45am on most Sunday mornings we’d be saying the Lord’s Prayer together in church, at the end of our Prayer of Thanks and our Prayers for Others. While it may not now be possible to be together in church for a while, we can still be church together. In fact, we still are church together, wherever we are.

So here’s a wee suggestion. Let’s come together, wherever we are, at 11.45 this and every Sunday morning (or even any other morning if you wish) to say, as one, the prayer that Jesus taught his followers to pray. A communal act of worship in which we can all share. Together.

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, for ever.
Amen

Take a moment to pray

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is taking part in ‘Take A Moment To Pray‘, an initiative by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland. The Parish Church will be open for quiet prayer and reflection on Saturday 9th December between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, with readings on the hour and half-hour. Feel free to drop in for as long or short a time as you wish.