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Grantully, Logierait and Strathtay Parish Churches

Please Note: a Message from our minister

New Church Openings

Dear fellow members of GLS,

I hope this finds you well.

I wanted to update you on the decision of the Kirk Session and Board this week to recommence physically gathered worship in our buildings from Sunday 20th June at 10:30am in Strathtay Church.

We will be operating the usual monthly rota between Strathtay and Logierait, which means we will be in Strathtay for the month of June, before moving to Logierait for July (meaning worship will begin at Logierait on the Sunday 4th July, once again at 10:30am).

Numbers are limited in order to meet the regulations relating to social distancing.  If you could like to attend, please could you let Andrew know at andrewcalder17@icloud.com.

Also, you may recall a few months ago I had asked for donations to support a hardship fund.  The response to this was quite remarkable.  If you, or someone you know of in our communities, might benefit from this, please please could you let me know.

Yours with the great privilege of being your minister,

Neil

Neil Glover

Minister – Aberfeldy (SC007899), Dull & Weem (SC001465) and Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay (SC004275) Parish Churches.

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Gathered worship 

Under the current guidelines for Level 1 restrictions 

 

  • Church Hymn books and Bibles cannot be used at the present time. Please take your own or a copy of the weekly service sheet if your Church is planning to follow this.
  • No ‘lifts to church ‘should be in operation unless you are in a ‘bubble’

Congregational singing can resume with a mask

PLEASE NOTE

  • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND ANY CHURCH IF YOU HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS
  • Please bring your own Bible and hymn book
  • Your details will be taken for the NHS ‘Test and Trace’ programme
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering inside the church building
  • Please observe 2m safe distance at all times inside the church building
  • The service will last between 30-40 minutes
  • Children are welcome but there are no crèche or Sunday school programmes running just now. We are working to provide for younger people over the coming weeks and months
  • Refreshments will not be served at this time
  • Access to the kitchen area is restricted to minimise our post-service cleaning regime (APC)

Judy Ewer
PA to Neil Glover

Minister – Aberfeldy (SC007899), Dull and Weem (SC001465) and Grantully, Logierait &  Strathtay (SC004275) Churches of Scotland

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Future Online Services

18th July – Rev. Richard Campbell

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Sunday bells at Logierait,

 27th June 2021 at 10.00am

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Live service from Logierait – RoseMary Patterson

Recorded Service Rev. Geoff Davies

recorded service

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpA-Ianua69JOCtTV2zBDxw

Dial in 01887 440446

Zoom Service

from 10:30

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9205989200?pwd=V0FTeVF4UmJtNDJFTWFXMlN6NWk5UT09

Meeting ID: 920 598 9200
Passcode: 316316

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Sunday 18th July 2021

Telestack Summer Holiday Closure

Our Sunday Club are on holiday just now

but see our

Sunday Club Page

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Service Script

18th July 2021

Currently we are having technical difficultie in bringing you this link.

Please see Facebook Page

 Rev. Richard Campbell Logierait

Rev.  James Simpson recorded

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpA-Ianua69JOCtTV2zBDxw

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See the Guild page for a letter from the convener

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Poems from the Parish Bookgift from and to the Parish….

“Poems from the Parish” is a Poetry Book put together by members of GLS Church as an exercise in corporate engagement with our church family and is designed to be a fundraiser for the work of our congregation.

If you are interested in owning your own copy, please contact us via the website email address here or contact a Church elder.

The cost of the book is by donation and entirely voluntary.  Each book contains guidance on how this can be done.

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Information from Church of Scotland

Website:  https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/advice-for-churches-covid-19-coronavirus

Advice for Churches: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated 17 March 2020            Worship – Cancellation of Services

The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings.

The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Tuesday 17 March 2020. Other Scottish Churches are taking similar actions. This obviously includes Easter services. Some Presbyteries have already instructed this action. This will include, but not be restricted to: house groups, meetings for youth work, and church cafes. It will still be possible for an individual to offer a live stream of a sermon and prayers. Further information on live streaming, including information on copyright, can be found in this circular on the Law Department’s webpages here. Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on Radio 4, and also on Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available. Several churches currently offer live streams or recorded services; a list can be found on our website.

Online worship

Several churches live stream or post their services online. You can find a list of these on our Kirk services online page

Prayer

The Moderator, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and other church leaders, has issued a call for a National Day of Prayer; more details can be found in the news section of our website.

Hygiene recommendations

Best hygiene practice should continue to be observed in all pastoral contacts.

Updated advice is available from NHS Scotland.

Public Health Scotland and the UK Government recommend that you should take usual infection prevention precautions including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Churches can underline the importance of hand washing by ensuring that hand sanitisers are not available in toilets where soap and water can be used
  • It is particularly important after taking public transport to use sanitiser on your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Carry tissues to catch coughs and sneezes and bin the tissue
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in church buildings

For information relating to Weddings or Funerals, please the Church of Scotland Website

Website:  https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/advice-for-churches-covid-19-coronavirus

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Message from John Russell

Clerk to the Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle

Scottish Charity No SC036630:

Please note that because of the present health situation Sunday Services at Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem and Grantully, Logierait and Strathtay, Caputh and Clunie and Kinclaven, and Tenandry have been suspended till further notice. These are local decisions and are in order.

 Kind  Regards

John Russell

Clerk to the Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle

Scottish Charity No SC036630

The Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle  is a component element of The Church of Scotland,

Scottish Charity No SC011353

Message from J Russell 14 March 2020

Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay Church(GLS)

Suspension of Church Services

Please note that there will be no weekly Church Services at Grantully, Logierait and Strathtay Church until further notice.

Coronavirus epidemic is evolving very rapidly and it has now been considered necessary to suspend church services with immediate effect. In addition, any related gatherings such as coffee mornings and so on will also be discontinued.

Please continue to pray for our parish, our communities, our Nation, and our neighbours around the world as we face this challenging situation.

Please check our Facebook Page or Website Page for any up-dates and if you require to contact our Church for any reason please do so through either:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Grandtully-Logierait-and-Strathtay-Church-323294337687442/

https://glschurchofscotland.org/about/

Information from A Calder, Clerk to the Session, GLS Church.   14/03/2020

Minister:  GLS, Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem Rev. N Glover

Contact Details: Minister-NGlover@churchofscotland.org.uk

PA to NGlover- Judy Ewer,  contact:

judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk or 07836 565 528

   Session Clerk GLS Andrew Calder, 01887 840209

Access to Logierait Church- Stewart Sherriffs, 07730848820

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 Important Dates for the diaries:  please see events page.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved- you and your family”. Acts 16 v31

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Join us each Sunday and you will find a warm welcome.

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Neil’s Annual Leave – Monday 5th  – Monday 12th April

for any assistance please contact Judy Ewer

Minister: Rev Neil Glover
The Manse
Taybridge Terrace
Aberfeldy
PH15 2BS

email:  nglover@churchofscotland.org.uk

Church email:- gls.churchofscotland@gmail.com

Judy Ewer,  PA to Neil Glover,  judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk     Mobile 07836 565 528

For urgent pastoral matters please contact:- the above

Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay Parish Church of Scotland Charity Number SC 004275

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Please Note that although the dates and times featured on this website are correct at the time of publication, they may be subject to change.

Dear Friends,

Sunday’s worship

This first link provides worship service details for the Communion Service on Sunday 27th September 2020.  The live service is due to start at 10.30am.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5sqivx4uayqbjrm/WorshipSheet_27Sep2020.pdf?dl=0

 

Please note that unfortunately with the new regulations there can be no mixed households but it we do hope that many people will manage to join this zoom service:

If you wish to join in the service you may wish to have actual proper wine, alongside cranberry juice, blackcurrant juice or grape juice.

Regarding bread you may want to go for Pitta to keep with the Unleavened bread theme of exodus,  or a roll, or a plain slice.

The zoom link is here…https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83009650276

Password 504415
Meeting room is 830 0965 0276

There will also be a shorter Youtube going up for anyone who can’t make 10:30am on Sunday.  It will be at the usual channel which is here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpA-Ianua69JOCtTV2zBDxw

There will be an option to chat at the end and there will hopefully be a choice as to where you go to chat (hopefully there will be virtual Lawers Rooms, John Kyd halls, McDonald Rooms, Logierait back halls and Tenandry Church fronts, Glasgow room and chat room for those who don’t want to chat).

With warmest wishes and with the great privilege of being your ministers,

Neil

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