Welcome to the website of St. Madoes & Kinfauns Parish Church.
Our mission is to be a Christian church of people that:
glorifies God and fulfils His plan for our community and beyond,
acts as a focal point for the worship of God and Christian fellowship
spreads the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to all people.
We strive to achieve our mission through:
our worship of God;
the welfare of people in our community;
Christian education to people of all ages;
witness and outreach activity;
the communication of Christ’s love and welcoming all people into our Christian family.
We are part of a Parish Grouping, and in deferred linkage, with Errol linked with Kilspindie and Rait. Click on their name to open their web site.
‘For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.’ Matthew 18:20
It is wonderful to be back worshipping as one big church family!
One service each Sunday, at 10:30am - no need to book.
Helping keep us all safe:
- We’d still like to record your attendance for 'test and protect' purposes.
- If you have a smartphone, please check-in using the QR code displayed in our windows.
- There’s a paper and pen option too, so don’t worry!
- Stewards will show you to your seat – and we’ll leave an empty seat between households.
- Remember your mask to wear inside – this is the law in Scotland.
- Catch up for chats outside, there are many covered areas around the building to socialize outdoors.
N.B. If you are feeling unwell please do not attend the service.
What is here, on the website, is usually a recording of parts of the live service, together with versions of the praise sung at the service.
11th September 21
Our apologies for the delay in the appreance of this week`s service
The service is available below
or as a single video by clicking here
Bible reading - James 3 v18 to 4 v10
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
‘God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.’
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
The video recording of Sunday`s sermon had problems,
so here is the audio of the sermon and prayers for others.
To Our Church Family
It feels like we are all caught up in a whirlwind or some kind of alternative reality perhaps it feels like some kind of bad dream that we'd just love to wake up from.
As we enter the government's 'stay at home - stay safe' phase of response, we are going to need each other much more, and each of us needs to reflect on how we can be "church" where we are, even if we are not able to get along to services.
How might we be the fragrance of Jesus in our community, in our street, even in our home? It's often easy (well it is for me) to focus in on our own needs and forget that there are others in need too. But we can be beacons of hope and trust in our community. If we are able to make contact and keep up with those in our community. Whilst visiting someone is no longer permitted, certainly giving them a call would be, particularly those who live on their own and might like a chat with a 'real' person.
I have outlined, below, some other ways in which we can stay connected during this time.
As Moses prepares to handover to Joshua and the people of Israel look across the Jordan River he says to Israel: ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.' Deut. 31:6
To keep in touch, we recommend that...
....you join the Church What's App Group
(to do this you need to send your mobile number to Marc 07920805703)
....you regularly check this Church website and The Madoch Centre Facebook page for updates.
On the advice of the Church of Scotland COVID Task Group, all routine pastoral visiting has been suspended until further notice.
However, pastoral phone calls can be arranged, and you are encouraged to call the Church office on 01738 861023 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this when required. Please add any prayer requests to the WhatsApp page, the Prayer Request page of this website or email Marc - please let him know if the request is confidential.
We will also endeavour to keep in touch with the most vulnerable members of the Church through phone calls and cards. We have already had offers from folk willing to phone people or help stay in touch.
We are helping the wider community through the Community Larder and will advertise through Madoch Facebook Page as to what we are needing. The 'Community Larder' has been created in the container at the back right-hand-side of the Centre where non-perishable foods and some necessities can be accessed.
These goods have been donated by individuals or businesses and provide a way of local people getting things they may require. It obviously saves unnecessarily journeys in to town. The idea is you just help yourself.
If you or someone you know has a need of food or some other essentials to tide them over at this time, please give us a call.
You can still go for a walk (1 hour a day on your own or with a family member), but please follow government guidelines. This can be a great opportunity for prayer.
Worship and Nurture
As gathering in the building for worship is suspended, a Sunday reflection will be available on the WhatsApp page and the Church website (at the top of this page).
Finances & Giving
As there is no public gathering for worship naturally our church finances will be significantly affected. If you gave through open plate or FWO envelopes you can still put the money aside each week until it will be possible to deliver it to church. However, should you wish to, it would be helpful if you were able to set up a standing order during this time.
To set up a standing order you will require the appropriate information so please contact the Centre office and we will get this information to you.
Keep in Touch
Please keep in touch!
This season of uncertainty will pass and although there will be challenges there will be opportunities to give and receive love and care. We will grow as disciples as we pray, engage with the word and worship together although in a different way. If you are anxious, share it, if you have gifts, share them and let's spur one another to lift our eyes and hearts to God!
You are loved and valued, and we are grateful to have you as part of the church family.
With gratefulness and dependence on God,
2nd April 20
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