On Sunday, the Rt Rev Martin Fair hosted a service which included worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and closed with the Moderator’s wife Mrs Elaine Fair singing The Blessing.
The Moderator is encouraging congregations and people of faith across Scotland, and beyond, to join together in worship as a whole church.
“Pentecost Sunday is an opportunity to rejoice in the birth of the church and to celebrate our togetherness as a church family,” Dr Fair said.
“It was the coming of the Spirit upon those first disciples that brought the church to life, with power and passion – and the same Spirit unites us still.”
“Even though we cannot be together in person, we can be together in spirit. We can share in the same worship, pray together using the same words, be inspired together by the same Bible verses and affirm our unity as the body of Christ here on earth.
“Ordinarily, the worship of the Church is offered locally, rightly so. But it seems to me that in these present circumstances there is merit in giving over one Sunday to come together.”
The service can be viewed on this page either fully captioned or with no captions (click on the picture below for the video to start). A version including BSL interpretation from Rev Rosie Addis is available on the Church of Scotland YouTube Channel.
An audio version of the spoken parts of the service (not the musical sections) will be available via a telephone line. You can phone 0131 378 7895 to listen to the service.