Forest Church

Sunday the 19th of December

Last Quartz Forest Church (of 2021)

We are back again in January!

We will meet again outside the front door of Crichton church for a 2pm start, (The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ) Find it on google maps

Please dress for the weather, and don’t rely on there being any indoor (or any other) facilities available. Once we meet we will walk to an appropriate location depending on the weather and the abilities of those who turn up. If you want us to wait for you, please let us know that you are coming!

So that you know what to expect – a rough order of service will probably include:

Meeting in Christ’s name and sharing the peace

We meet in Christs name – whether you consider yourself close friends, or are just curious, all are welcome – we share his peace.

A chant to set our minds

Behold the night,

There are gifts here in the dark,

and soon the Sun returns.

Learn it here…

Reading the book

(and Mary sang)…  ” and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.

  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

 His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm;

    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,

    and lifted up the lowly;  he has filled the hungry with good things,

    and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel,

    in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

Luke1:47-55 NRSVA

Reading from creation (and responding)- Drumming

This might be round a fire, bring a percussion instrument if you have one. Or you could pick up a stick and find something to make a noise if you have confidence in the environment to provide.

This is an activity of listening, participating. Sensing the rhythm of the whole and contributing to it.

Closing Prayer

As Jesus taught us … (The Lords Prayer in the version you find familiar)

Then for those that can linger

We will head over to the Crichton central cafe for a cup of something warm.

And to finish…

At 5pm Dumfries museum is being lit up as a tower of light. It seemed very appropriate to be there, socially distanced, so all who wish can round the day off with a visit.

This is, of course, subject to Covid regulations in Scotland, but we will be outdoors and can limit close contact. There is no need to book, but if you’d like to let us know that you are coming we can keep an eye out for you.

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