It was very cold and  snowed and it snowed – it looked like we might be in for a winter wonderland last night as we prepared for Evensong.   Jeff suggested to our organist Rachael that perhaps she should welcome people with Christmas music like ‘Let it Snow’ and ‘Sleighbells’ etc.

We expected numbers to be down because it was not a night to be travelling so we were delighted that 16 people made it, even from far away Kingston, not an easy drive in such weather.   Rev Michael even made it from ‘up the hill’ in Keith.

We were delighted to welcome the new minister from Bellie & Speymouth and his wife to their first service in Gordon Chapel.  Seoras and Debbie Orr continued the ecumenical spirit in our community by not only joining us but taking part.  Debbie read a lesson and Seoras the final prayer and gave the Blessing.   Julie from St Mary’s read the second lesson.

Thank you to all who made the effort to come and worship with us last night, though small in numbers there was great warmth and togetherness  in the fellowship and the Holy Spirit made it through the snow to be with us too!

The sermon is as usual published on this website under the ‘from the Reader’ column and hard copy is available – would a friend without a computer like one?