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Sunday School join in

Pam Shanks talks of Gifts

Joan leads us in praise

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Palm Sunday Praise Service - 9 April 2017

Joan Cape, Caroline Toms, Graham  McDonald and Neil Cape
Palm Sunday continued the theme of our Celebration of gifts weekend with Joan Cape leading the service with the musical support of  Graham Mcdonald on piano, Caroline Toms on guitar and vocals, and Joan's husband Neil on bass guitar.

Using a some different versions of old favourites gave visitors an opportunity to celebrate with something new. We opened with 'Majesty, worship His Majesty' which moved straight into 'Hosanna! Hosanna!', both well known to us.

Margaret Webster took the prayers of adoration and thanksgiving, before we sand 'Sing to the Lord'. Fiona Hutcheson, the Celebration of Gifts leader read from Matthew 25, relating the parable of the Three Servants and the use of their talents.
Another favourite with all ages 'This little light of mine', well known by the Sunday School children, was followed by Agnes Ovenstone reading from Romans 12, Life in God's Service.

Joan then interviewed a number of members,who described their 'gifts' and how they use them to forward the word of God and Jesus. Bill Webster talked of the spiritual side, whilst Jim Paterson talked more of the practical activities, followed by Christine Jackson who not only organises the knitting for eastern Europe, but also volunteers to help those in need on our doorstep, with Food Facts Friends every week. Finally Pam Shanks told us how here love of flowers ensures we have a blaze of colour and scents each Sunday to welcome us into church.

The congregation exercised their lungs with 'I will offer up my spirit' before the offering was made, followed by 'Take my life Lord' to close the service with prayers and that well known favourite 'To God be the Glory'.

After the morning service we were treated to a Sunday Soup, Bread and Cheese lunch, prepared by the Bible Study Group and the Housegoup teams. Around 50 people took the time to join the lunch and share a time of fellowship and reflection of the mornings service. A great way to end this Palm Sunday with a difference.

Updated - 11 April 2017
Penicuik: St. Mungo's Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Scottish Charity No SC005838