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We have the great honour and pleasure to host a mini-concert via ZOOM featuring oboist Katherine Needleman. We will gather online at 3.45pm and Katherine will join us at 4pm.
Message us on our social media channels or email rebecca [at] wellingtonchurch.co.uk for a ZOOM invite link. … More ZOOM in today at 3.45pm – for a mini-concert with Katherine Needleman of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
A blog written by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks For seven years, from 1995 to 2002, when I was working for the Iona Community, I had the joy and privilege of spending Holy Week on Iona, when guests and staff at the Community’s islands centres shared a week’s programme entitled Experiencing Easter. Through worship, workshops, … More Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9)
I couldn’t help noticing last week that the first four doctors who died in the UK as a result of the coronavirus were all from an immigrant background. We in Glasgow know very well how much we depend on immigrants from all parts of the world in our health service, not just as doctors, but as nurses, porters, auxiliary staff, pharmacists, carers. We have often treated them in a less than gracious fashion, as the Windrush scandal demonstrated. Nor do we always admit the wider economic realities which brought them here in the first place. This too is a kind of betrayal. … More Holy Week Reflections: Wednesday
According to United Nations statistics, women do two-thirds of the world’s work. Most of this work is invisible to us; either because it’s far away in fields and factories on the other side of the world, or because we are so used to it that we simply take it for granted. But the coronavirus crisis has made much of this work more visible. Suddenly, we notice the work of carers, cleaners, health workers, teachers, shop assistants, mothers, precisely because their presence, or their absence, has brought home to us how much we depend on them. Unnoticed, their work poorly recognised; we can assume that this was the same in Jesus’ time. … More Holy Week Reflections: Tuesday
Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. … More Holy Week Reflections: Monday
Holy Week …comes to gather us around the one true holy place of the Christian religion, Jesus himself, displayed to the world as the public language of our God, placarded on the history of human suffering that stretches along the roadside. This is a week for learning not management, bargaining and rule-keeping, but naked trust in that naked gift. (Rowan Williams) … More Holy Week Reflections: Palm Sunday
Our Palm Sunday online Worship is led by Rev Liz Blythe with the Bible readings from the young people of our church based in Glasgow and abroad. We thank them and everyone involved for providing this important resource in challenging times. … More Online Worship Palm Sunday 2020
by Sr Maud Murphy SSL – Knock, Ireland We were flying to the Moon We were finding life on Mars We were dropping bombs with drones We were getting bigger cars.
The most recent information and guidance for churches on matters related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are found on: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/covid-19-coronavirus-advice The advice covers: Latests updates Worship, weddings, and funerals Maintaining congregational income Safeguarding advice Guidance for congregations with employees Safe use of social media and telephone support Use of church buildings for essential community services Pastoral … More COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice – most recent updates and resources from the Church of Scotland
If you live in our parish (broadly speaking the Glasgow G12 area) and need any assistance during the current Corona Crisis, may it be pastoral, spiritual, or pratical, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Clap for our Carers will start tonight, Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 8pm. THAT IS 5 MINUTES FROM NOW so go and open your window and clap like you never have before 🙂
A blog written by the Rev Liz Blythe, Locum Minister I don’t know about you, but I haven’t done nearly as much around the house as I thought I would have by now. I mean, we’ve been at home now for 12 days. Generally speaking, I’d have thought 12 days was enough for my house … More Psalm 6: Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing
One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord. After the last scene of my life flashed before … More Footprints
This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the Rev Liz Blythe invites us to prepare by cutting or making Palm Tree branches. If you send us a picture or clip of your preparations we will include them in our worship service, too. You can upload photos and videos here: https://wellingtonchurch.co.uk/file-upload/