From the Pastor's pen
I have just had a wonderful few days breathing in the fresh, late summer air of fabulous Port Ban Caravan Park, drinking in yet another of the persistently best sunsets in Scotland beyond the Jura skyline, and reflecting on chapter 1 of The Turning Scotland.
Over the last two weeks, I have also been breathing in the fresh air of the Bible in a special way.
I love the Bible. It keeps me right every time I turn to it. The scriptures are always there to keep all of us right. We so easily wander off into the woods of popular trend and fashionable world-view, but every so often the Bible calls us back to clear thinking and spiritual balance.
When were you last so gripped by something that you couldn’t think of food?
Jesus had such a moment at the time of his famed encounter with ‘the woman at the well’ in Samaria. His disciples were urging him to eat but that was the furthest thing from his mind.
“I have food to eat that you do not know about”, He told His disciples.
The disciples had just arrived back from town with lunch, but Jesus was too absorbed by the ripe grain of God’s harvest to even consider the pickings of the Sychar granary.
Schedule for The Turning 2019/20 Launch Week, Aug 22nd (Thursday evening) to Sept 1st (Sunday evening).
As last year, Outreach will be mornings except Sundays, and Encounter evenings except Saturdays.
UNLIKE last year, GCC will only be the venue for two days plus the closing Sunday evening, with the mission rotating around other particpating churches in the wider Glasgow area.
GCC will host on the following dates:
* Thursday 22 Aug – 19:30 to 21:30 – Encounter
* Friday 23 Aug – 09:30 to 14:00 – Outreach
* Friday 23 Aug – 19:30 to 21:30 – Encounter
* Saturday 24 Aug – 09:30 to 14:00 – Outreach
* Sunday 1 Sept – 18:30 to 20:30 – Encounter