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Presbytery sustain New Minister Call - 29 June
is now official - the Rev John Urquhart will be our new minister,
following Presbytery sustaining the Call at their meeting on Thursday
29 June, ending 5 years of vacancy for our church.|
Mungo’s congregation, after being cited to appear, was well
represented at the Presbytery meeting on Thursday 29th June. 29 members
of your church made the trip to St. Andrews High in Musselburgh, on
what was reported as the wettest day for the Edinburgh area since
Sandy Robertson spoke to the gathering of ministers from across Lothian Presbytery in
of our case, and John McCulloch of Presbytery reported that 102 people
voted on 30th April after John preached to us, with only 1 against.
This resulted in the Call being signed by 217 members and papers of
concurrence, representing an impressive 70% of our church membership
anticipation was palpable as we listened to the case unfold. The heart
stopping moment is always when Presbytery members are asked if they
wish raise any concerns. Silence, you could hear a pin drop. Only when
the vote was carried in favour did we dare let our breath out. Success.
will be officially inducted into his new charge at St. Mungo’s on
Thursday August 10th at 7.00pm in the church, where he will be welcomed
into our church and community by other ministers and dignitaries in the
town. This will be followed by a social gathering in the hall. Members
from all the churches across Penicuik
and beyond will be invited.
John will then be ‘preached in’ to our church at the Sunday 13 August service.
moment to rejoice and thank God, for His guidance to send John to us,
and to everyone for their prayers that this time would come