Communion - Sunday 2nd November
9.00 & 10.00
This coming Sunday we are complimenting the 10.00 communion service the church with a new type of service, 'Breakfast Communion', in St Joseph's at 9.00.
- Ever felt that Sunday morning is just about rushing the kids to hockey/ rugby/ netball/ swimming/ mountain biking/ severe sports activities?
- Ever felt that church communion services are best avoided as strict, formulaic and good-behaviour demanding?
- Ever wanted to come to church with the kids occasionally in a friendly, accommodating environment?
Balerno Parish Church is delighted to offer its new look Breakfast Communion at 9am Sunday 2 November in the St Joseph’s Hall.
A short 30 minute event, it is a chance to sit down and have some bacon rolls, tea coffee and juice with old friends and new with a relaxed communion taking place while you are munching. Kids are encouraged to come along in sports kit if they wish to, get their breakfast and a chance to see that “church” can be done very differently. Relaxed and informal is the name of the game, but with a message at the heart of it. Everyone (with or without kids) is warmly welcomed.
Much to remember
November is a time for remembering.
All Saints Day on the 1st of November
gives us the opportunity to
remember those we’ve known and
loved who have died, and now live life
eternal with Christ Jesus. These are
the people who have touched our
lives with grace, humour and love.
We remember good times and laughter
but often there are difficult or painful
Communion, celebrated at the start
of the month, is a sacrament of remembrance
– remembering Jesus
whose love for us we celebrate with
bread and wine.
Then there is Remembrance Day.
For many of us, there may not be
memories of particular people. Some
are too young to remember individuals
who died during the World Wars –
or we have not known people who
served in more recent conflicts. Rather
we remember the shocking numbers
of people who lost their lives, we
remember the dreadful atrocities of
war. But remembering is not just
about the past, today in our newspaper
pages and our television screens
we see the horrors of present day
Remembering has a future element to it
Remembering the catastrophe of war
inspires us to work for peace. Remembering
our loved ones reminds us to live our
own lives to the full. Remembering Jesus’
love for us fills us with hope for the future.
Thanks be to God who remembers us!
Rev Anne Logan (Locum)
Balerno Parish Church is a registered charity
Scottish Charity Number SC 018012