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Macduff
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Pray
For Our Community Continue to pray for all those who work in the NHS and health services, and for those who have the responsibilities of leadership and decision-making as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

A Prayer for Sunday 9 August

Lord, you are our Creator and our Maker.
We are fashioned in your image
And all that we are is known to you.
Hear us as we cry out and respond to us in our time of need.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, your Word has become flesh and lived among us
Full of grace and truth.
As the living Word comes, we respond with open hearts
And ask that you will meet us in the place where we are today.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you see all that takes place around us
And nothing is hidden from your sight.
You see waves that batter us and the storm that seems unceasing.
Come to us in response to the depth of our need.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, your presence is revealed in the life of your Son.
He knows us as we are and even now he prays for us.
May he hear us when we are anxious
And respond when we are afraid.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you inspire in us faith
And yet we confess that our faith is weak.
Hear us when we cry: “Lord, save me!”
And in response reach out your hand to all who cry to you today.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen

Wednesday 12 August

Midweek Study

“What’s in a name?” In this week’s midweek study from Macduff Parish Church, Andy speaks about the visit of Barnabas “Son of Encouragement” to the “Christians” at Antioch. The reading from Acts 11:19-30 is included video and this week’s song is “There is a Redeemer”.

Tuesday 11 August

Moderator issues an invitation to join him in a week of prayer

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is inviting everyone to join him for a week of prayer starting on Monday 17 August and finishing on Saturday 22.

Click here for more information.

Sunday 9 August

Morning Service

Welcome to the Sunday Worship service recorded on 9 August 2020 at MPC. We hope you enjoy sharing together, online and in church, as Elsie leads worship and Hugh continues our latest sermon series, “Daniel – serving the King”.

Click here for "dig deeper" questions on Daniel.

Please click on MPC Messages above for earlier posts.

Deveron FM

Sunday worship on Deveron FM led by our minister, Hugh.
Songs are: A powerful version of "All creatures of our God and King"; Tell me the old, old story; and I will offer up my life in spirit and truth (Redman).

Hugh explores experiences from the past which help to form who we are and which can have an influence over our future.

Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday

As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland, have co-signed the letter calling for prayer.
Scottish Christians have been continuing to answer the call to pray at the same time each week, and Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has been taking part alongside them.
"I’m delighted to have read that in the last couple of months online searches for ‘prayer’ have increased dramatically,” Dr Fair said.
"But reading about what prayer is and how to do it is only the start of it. After that it’s time to actually pray.
"And what better than to join with brothers and sisters from across the nation at 7pm on Sunday to pray our way through this ongoing crisis. I commend it to you and look forward to being with you, in Spirit, on Sunday evening."

The prayer for this week is in the prayer panel to the left of the screen.

Wednesday 5 August

Midweek Study

In this week’s midweek study from Macduff Parish Church, Elsie reflects on Nathanael’s life-changing encounter with Jesus. The reading from John 1:43-51 is included video and this week’s song is “Just as I am”.

Sunday 2 August

Reopening of Macduff Parish Church for Public Worship

Please click here to open the July Newsletter from Hugh with information about the reopening of Macduff Parish Church on Sunday 2 August for public worship.

23 June

'Joseph' Assembly Project - Macduff Primary School

Over a hundred drawings by pupils of Macduff Primary School were submitted in response to our very first on-line assembly. Here are the drawings.
You can watch the assembly at the 12 June section below.

Friday 19 June

Update following the Scottish Government's briefing on easing lockdown restrictions in Phase 2

Macduff Parish Church is actively preparing for safely opening the church building for worship services when Phase 3 is permitted. Please click here for further information and look out for updates on our Facebook page website.

12 June

Macduff Primary School - "On Line Assembly"

The very first online assembly for Macduff Primary School led by Macduff Parish Church during the 12th week of lockdown due to Coronavirus. The leaders are the Minister, Rev Hugh and Probationer Minister, Elsie. The topic is "Joseph and Lockdown".
The video contains details of a project which is open only to pupils of Macduff Primary School, Scotland and is linked to assignments prepared by class teachers.

Christian Aid Week
Like many other charities Christian Aid is suffering from the impact of Coronavirus as the annual door-to-door collections have been cancelled during this Christian Aid Week. Meanwhile, Christian Aid is working with communities who have been affected by the pandemic in poor countries and communities. If you wish to give a donation to Christian Aid you can do so online by using this link.

10 May

Website - Daily Hope free phone service

Do you know someone – a relative, friend or neighbour – who doesn’t have access to our online church services? Please give them a call and let them know about Daily Hope!
Free phone line, 24 hours a day, 0800 804 8044. Click here for more information.

17 April

Life and Work

A message from "Life and Work" magazine team:

During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine is printing as normal, but we are aware that many subscribers will have their deliveries delayed, especially if they normally receive it through their church. Please click here to download a complimentary copy of our May 2020 edition, which includes features on how the Church is responding to the coronavirus crisis both locally and nationally, an interview with the Moderator-Designate, the Rev Dr Martin Fair, and reflections on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

6 April
Can't make to church this week? Connected to us but live further afield now? You can now support the work of MPC financially by giving on-line using our new PayPal button at the foot of this page – even if you don’t have a PayPal account. This is a great way to be part of our team! Remember that PayPal will deduct a small administration fee from your donation.

Friday 27 March
NEW! Calling all our Jaffa, J+, J[squared] and Junior Jaffa Clubbers! (and mums, dads and carers!) Today we’re launching J-Clubs@Home with loads of games, videos and stories for you! Enjoy looking back at some fab J-Club photos! Look out for competitions and challenges every Friday – this week it’s the Easter Egg game!
Just click here and you'll be there! Have fun and stay safe!

Monday 23 March
As you'll see from the notice outside our church, like other churches across the land we are temporarily closed for services. That doesn’t mean that we’ve gone away! The Church is God's people, it is here and very much centred in our community and we have willing volunteers to help you if you need us. You can contact us on FB messenger, our church website at macduffparishchurch.org.uk or call the Manse. We will have a video message every Sunday and a short audio study every Wednesday. God is with us! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.” Isaiah 43:2

Coronavirus advice


  • Please avoid handshaking
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue and dispose in a bin available
  • Further advice for churches can be accessed on The Church of Scotland website and from the NHS online

Welcome

Welcome to our website!

We are a congregation of the Church of Scotland with a passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our aim is that everyone in our town, parish and beyond will hear about the saving Grace of Jesus and our prayer is that many men, women, boys and girls will respond to His invitation to follow Him. We are a lively church with a lot going on for all-ages during the week, not just Sundays.

So take some time to look through this site to find out more about what’s happening here. It will give you a flavour of who and what we are as a congregation. More immediate information can be found on our Facebook Page. We hope that as you browse our site and Facebook page, you will want to come and join us in worship and our other activities, but more importantly, that you may be encourage to find out more about Jesus.

Our church building has stood on its present site since 1805, overlooking the town and harbour. Adjacent to it stand the town cross and a large historic anchor, recovered from the bay, both of which together provide a symbolic reminder of the message of the church - that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is our steadfast anchor in life; and as our church tower was once used to guide boats into the harbour, it is our hope and prayer that Christ’s light will guide you through life and, in time, into His 'heavenly harbour'.

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