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Sunday Services
Join us on every Sunday at 11.00am to worship God. The Rev John Urquhart will lead the services. All welcome.

Guild Meeting -2 & 16 Oct
The Guild season continues on Monday 2 October with a presentation from Penicuik's  2016 Citizen of the year Vic Ramage.
On 16 October we welcome Rev Andrew Don as our special guest.
Meets in the church hall at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
See the Full Guild diary for what is coming soon

7th October 2017

A day of faithful Bible teaching by women for women with the Lord Jesus as our focus.
Full Details

Welcome to our Church
God's word transcends all boundaries and we at St. Mungo's work to spread His word. Our website is one more way to reach our community. If you live nearby then we would be pleased to see you anytime, and if you are visiting on holiday, our door is always open. The minister, Rev John Urquhart and congregation extend a warm welcome to all visitors every Sunday morning, and to all our activities. For pastoral and other enquiries please contact the minister on 01968 382116
September Prayer Prompts
Visit our  Prayer Prompts, page for items to add to your daily prayers.  You will find personal and local situations highlighted as well as national and international issues. They’re all part of God’s world, and He cares about them all.  [ Prayer Prompts]

MessyChurch - Sunday 24 September
St Mungo's Hall (and garden if the weather is fine) 4 to 6pm
Our theme is "John the Baptist - pointing to Jesus" - why not come along and find out what that's all about?
Messy Church is supported by people from a variety of Penicuik churches, and seeks to offer a very low key way of learning something about the Bible. It's for family groups of all sorts - children with one or more parents, grandparents, aunties/uncles, carers: the only rule is that adults must bring a primary school aged child, children must bring at least one responsible adult!
Join us for a time of messy crafts and other activities, as we think about what it means to share God's love. Finishing with hot dinner. Further information from: Joan Cape 674276

Developing and Understanding - 17 September
John opened his sermon by showing how misconceptions can lead us down the wrong path. Using a personal story from John's childhood we were led into the story of how Peter and the crowd had misconceptions of the identity of Jesus.
 We hear how Jesus describes to Peter that he is the Messiah, but then tells Peter not to tell anyone. This confuses Peter. Hear how this story unfolds. Full Story
Guild - Silent Auction - 22 September
The Guild are looking for items for the Silent Auction on Friday 22 September in the church hall.

If you have items that you no longer need, that may be useful to someone else, then donate it to the silent auction, raising funds for the upkeep of your church.

Contact Agnes Ovenstone 672387 for more information and to make your donation.  Full Details
Growing Deep and Wide
Ministry with Children and Families - 23 Sep

Lucy Moore, the founder of Messy Church, will be the main speaker at this event. A number of practical workshops will be run, exploring issues such as Maturing Messy Church; Discipling families; Borrowing from our church traditions; and Inter-generational church.   Saturday 23 September 10:00 – 16:00

Organised by Church of Scotland in partnership with Messy Church Scotland and Stirling Presbytery. Cost: £10  
Full Details

Find out  more at the SU website
150th Anniversary Service - Saturday 28 Oct
Throughout 2017 Scripture Union movements across the world have been celebrating 150 years since Josiah Spiers first gathered a group children together, pioneering a new approach to sharing Jesus with children. 
There have been various events and opportunities to celebrate through the year here in Scotland and this culminates in a special Anniversary Service on Saturday 28th October in Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh.
We will be looking back with thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness and looking forward and committing ourselves afresh to reaching the next generation of young people.  
There is an open invitation to anyone who would like to join the celebration from 2:30-4pm, with tea and coffee following the service.  Contact Agnes Haggart for more information 
Pastoral Visiting Team 
A caring team of people who visit folks we know about who are just home from hospital, or who are housebound, living alone, bereaved, unable to come to church or needing a bit of company for whatever reason.

PLEASE let us
know if you would like a visit or know of anyone else who does.  You can either phone Margaret Webster (672347), or fill in a Care Card (available at front and side entrances of church) and put it in the box in the vestibule.

The Card can also be used for prayer requests.

Updated 19 September  2017
- Jim Paterson

Penicuik: St. Mungo's Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Scottish Charity No SC005838