Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Mary McKinlay

The music today is provided by the band

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:

Freewill Offering £384.00

Open Plate £157.05

Total £541.05

Welcome Desk: If you know of anyone who is in or just out of hospital or who needs an elder or staff member to call, please leave the information at the Welcome Desk. We would also appreciate suggested names to receive flowers after today’s or a forthcoming service – call at the Welcome Desk.

Holiday Club: The Holiday Club will be running from Monday 13th to Friday 17th of July 2020. Further details are still to be confirmed but if you are interested in being involved, please speak to Ali Scott or email him at

Healing Hour Service: Thursday 27th February from 7- 8 pm in the Sawers Room. This is the first meeting of the year so we welcome 2020. A new year with new beginnings and we give thanks for God’s faithfulness in 2019. This month we are blessed to have Tom & Lesley Ogilvie lead us in praise and worship from Mission Praise. Anna Corlett will be sharing and the theme is Planting Seeds. For God’s word for healing, come and be a seed planter and share in the harvest. All welcome!

Studio 32 will once again be hosting a Musical evening on Fri 6th March, 7.30 pm, here in Claremont. The proceeds will be going to the Prince and Princess Hospice. Tickets are £7 from Helen Cuthbertson. Their last concert in Claremont was a great success. Hopefully folk can support this great cause. Thank you! Helen

FRIDAY 6th March 2020 the World Day of Prayer is to be held in St Leonards RC Church at 1.30pm. Lesley, Myra and Hazel are your Claremont representatives. Your presence there will be much appreciated. Theme is “Rise, take up your mat and walk”

Christian Aid – Count Your Blessings: Once again Christian Aid will be launching their Count Your Blessings Appeal for Lent.


As we follow Jesus’s journey through Lent, let us contemplate how climate change impacts our sisters and brothers around the world and help to take action together to stop the climate crisis. The Lent Calendar will guide you through Easter with daily ways to Count Your Blessings and help raise funds for this deserving charity.

Copies of the Count Your Blessings are available on the table at the back of the church from this Sunday or you can download your own copy from the Christian Aid website.

People Coming, Going: Ali Scott will soon finish his 3 year stint with us at Claremont. On March 1st “he is preaching with a view” at Larkhall Baptist Church, the view being whether or not it is God’s call for Ali and Fiona to be there. Ali’s last day with us is to be Sunday March 15th.

With Ali going, the Kirk Session had decided on a part-time post, concentrating on young people and families work. After interviews etc, the Session are pleased to appoint Mirjam Murphy to this post. Mirjam will officially start on March 16th, though she is doing one or two bits of work before then.

Fergus Cook: recently Fergus was a ministry student placement here. Since then, he has completed his probationary placement and last weekend was elected to Blackhall: St Columba’s in Edinburgh.

Do Lent Generously: we begin to prepare for Easter by considering ways we can serve, just as Jesus came to serve and not be served. This Saturday, from 10 am until noon, a pancake giveaway at St Leonard’s Square. Come along and help.

“Being a Disciple” Are we ready to…..Join together and do Lent generously?

22nd February – Are we ready….. to be active in our community?

Pancake giveaway at Tesco….. can you help?

23rd February – Are we ready….. to pray?

This week pray and think about ways we can show generosity in our daily lives.