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Macduff
Scotland
AB44 1UN
contactus@macduffparishchurch.org.uk

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 17 January

Living God,
Lord, you search us and you know us
And we bow in your holy presence.
You know us this day in all we face
And you are with us through the hours of the night.
Guard us and keep us till the day is done
And the darkness is no more.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you search us and you know us
And we bow in your holy presence.
You have made us in your image
And woven us together in the womb.
Guide us to the place where life is renewed
And our shared life restored.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you search us and you know us
And we bow in your holy presence.
You know the challenges of this time
And of all the days that lie before us.
Give hope to all who despair
And comfort to those who grieve.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you search us and you know us
And we bow in your holy presence.
You know all who by their work serve the common good
And who by their gifts renew hope in dark times.
Keep safe the most vulnerable
And walk with those who are fearful this day.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Lord, you search us and you know us
And we bow in your holy presence.
You are the beginning of all things,
And you are the end of all things, in Jesus Christ.
Guard us and keep us till the day is done
And the darkness is no more.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Amen

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

We regret to announce that services in Church have been suspended from today, and we will move to online only for the next few weeks. The following statement was shared at this morning's (20 December) service:

"Yesterday's (19 December) very strong Government advice was to discourage people from meeting together and from travelling. All services will be online only, as we follow Government and Church of Scotland advice carefully. Once it is safe to re-open the Church, we will let everyone know."

Sunday 17 January

Worship

Morning worship from Macduff Parish Church

Welcome to Sunday Worship Online from MPC led by our Minister, Hugh. This week, 17 January, we’re continuing a series of sermons on the letter to the Colossians.

We’re delighted to welcome Sue Thomson from St. Columba’s Aberdeen who is leading a lively Junior talk. Valerie reads from Colossians 1:13-23 and Revelation 1:4-8. The hymns are ’From the breaking of the dawn’ and Come behold the wondrous mystery’.

Follow Me - Led by Martin Fair, Moderator of the Church of Scotland

Please click on MPC Messages above for earlier posts.

Prayer at 7pm

This Sunday (17 January), as restrictions tighten across Scotland, Christians around the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The prayer is in the panel to left of the screen.

Wednesday 13 January

Midweek Study

‘The LORD is my Shepherd…’ In this week’s study, Andy concludes the series on Jesus’ “family tree” with Psalm 23, written by Jesus’ ancestor David, the shepherd king. It is a Psalm that expresses David’s confidence in the LORD, his Shepherd – a confidence that we also can claim in these challenging times. The study finishes with Psalm 23 to the well-known tune, ‘Crimond’.

Please click on MPC Messages above for earlier posts.

Zoom Coffee and Chat

Please note that we’re back this evening.

Thursday 24 September

September Newsletter

Click here to view the September letter from Hugh with news about our annual gift day, ongoing activities at the church and a message from the manse.

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.

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.

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!

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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