As High Kirk church, we are joining together on 15th May to fast and pray for healing and mercy for our country and our world in this Covid 19 crisis we find ourselves in. You can fast from food if it is safe for you to do so, or from TV or social media, and in its place, turn your eyes and heart to God in prayer. We have resources available at the bottom of the page including a guide for prayer walking, prayer points and prayer stations for adults and kids so that everyone can take part.
1pm: Devotion & worship available on High Kirk Youtube channel and Facebook page.
1.30pm: Prayer room via zoom for guided personal prayer and reflection
6pm: Devotion & worship available on High Kirk Youtube channel and Facebook page.
6.30pm: Prayer room via zoom for guided personal prayer and reflection
Meeting ID: 823 3836 2583
This is a work for all of us, for the good of Christ’s church for whom he died, for the good of our neighbours both local and global. For the good of our own souls. This great Kingdom work is open to all- all who have been lost and found.
This Sunday we begin a major new morning series looking at the great prophet Elijah and lessons he can teach us in the days in which we live. Hopefully we will look at 8 episodes in the life of Elijah taking us up to the summer. In these uncertain and critical times I believe the Lord is speaking to us as a church and reminding us of great spiritual truths that will benefit us and help us to live as a non-anxious presence and be a witness to our society.
In the times which Elijah lived we find powerful themes among which are:
going deeper with God in crisis times
the temptations of idolatry
the ongoing spiritual warfare believers live with
how to deal with times of depression and despair
reminders of the daily power of God in our lives
Join us online each Sunday morning as we allow this “man just like us” (James 5:17) to stir us up to be men and women of faith today.
Many of us are adjusting to the ‘new normal’ of isolating
ourselves within our households. While this has presented us challenges we have
This is a significant event in all of our lives, with a lot
of uncertainty, so keeping up many of our normal routines is vital for our
With that in mind we wanted to help provide some additional
support to any of you not sure about how to meet with others using video
calling applications. This is a great way to still see each other and bring
some normality back to your time together.
Whether you are in a Life Group, a prayer group, involved in any ministry in our church, just with friends or those you support pastorally, you may find this guide helpful. The guide attached does not cover every eventuality.
If you have any further questions, please contact us using the church email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be more than willing to spend time and support you in using this technology that can help enable us to meet virtually through this time.
In these uncertain times we have already been making efforts
to decrease our church expenditure but we do have commitments which we want to
continue for as long as possible. Fortunately we have a good number of folk who
contribute by standing order. But when we can’t meet as a church for worship this
inevitably has a knock on effect on income as we no longer collect our weekly
offering. To ameliorate this shortfall, there are a number of options we would
ask you to consider which enable you to continue to give to the Lord’s work:-
1. The easiest way is to request a Standing Order form from the church office (email@example.com), and complete it and send it in, which will automatically send your offering on an ongoing monthly basis straight to the High Kirk bank account. The form allows you to specify a split between FWO, Mission, Building/Property and Utd Appeal. Please remember to include your FWO number for identification.
2. If you have access to Internet online banking (either on your computer or smartphone) you can make a payment from your account to the High Kirk account. Simply set High Kirk up as a payee in your online banking app (details of our account number are available from firstname.lastname@example.org) and then you can transfer your offering on a weekly or monthly basis. Again please remember to add your FWO number for identification purposes to the reference. Using this method, it is difficult to set up a split between FWO, Mission etc. and it would be easier to do separate transfers for each and identify in the reference alongside your FWO number (e.g. FWO 571 – Mission)
3. If you would prefer still to give through the envelopes, then keep setting
aside on a monthly basis. In due course we can make arrangements for your
envelopes to be collected by your elder.
We are going through an unprecedented time at the moment with
travel being curtailed and churches not even able to meet. People are losing
their jobs and livelihoods and whole countries have been in lockdown.
At times such as these it is important to keep in touch, to
talk on the phone, use email and social media etc, especially if personal
physical contact is at a minimum. No doubt families will be pulling together
and helping loved ones and indeed neighbours get through this difficult time.
It is important that we keep caring for each other. Some of us will be self-isolating for various
reasons so if you, or someone you know from church, is in need of spiritual
and/or practical help please get in touch with Nikki Gillan (Pastoral
Associate) on 07930 336369, or myself (028 25652407) and we will endeavour to
help where we can. eg a regular phone
call, shopping collected, items posted, prescriptions collected. We encourage
you to keep in touch with your Life groups, people you serve with in ministry,
your neighbours & friends. Our elders will be phoning around their
Pastorates to ensure that you are keeping well through this time.
While the church cannot meet together physically, if you have the Internet, then please access the sermons each week on Youtube/Facebook or via the church website. We will try and keep lines of communication open as much as possible. With all the uncertainty and no idea at all when restrictions will be relaxed we pray for patience for us, strength for the health service personnel and for wise government from our leaders. As the world in some ways is brought to its knees may people look up to God and to Jesus as our Rock in times of trouble.
I appreciate that there are members of our congregation who
cannot access the internet and who are not on email. In the incoming weeks we
hope to get our Easter magazine, this letter and a CD/DVD to those in this
category. It is helpful to us if we can ascertain who is not on email or the
internet so if you are aware of members of the congregation who are isolated in
that way let us know and we will endeavour to post/deliver information to them.
This can be a worrying time but we will get through it and we
know that the Lord ultimately is in control. Out of difficulties and darkness
the light of the gospel can shine more brightly. “Let us encourage one another
and all the more as The Day approaches (Hebrews 10:25)”.
Applications are invited for this exciting 25 hour a week post in High Kirk.
The fellowship that meets at High Kirk has, as part of its DNA, the desire to worship in joyous, vibrant, challenging, contemporary and meaningful ways. God has richly blessed us with those who have led over the years and now we have entered a new phase of our church building and are looking for our ‘next’.
We view worship as a whole church responsibility so, while you read our job description, we are praying that God will lead the person He has chosen to join with us and bring a new understanding of how we realise our vision – To be a church creating fully devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are Loving, Learning, Serving and Reaching in His name.
If you believe you hear God calling you to serve Him as a
leader of worship, come and tell us about that and let’s start that new
The job specification and application pack are available from the church office.
Closing date is 1pm on Friday 28th February 2020.
For further details and an information pack, please email: – email@example.com or telephone the office on 02825644834