Pentecost – Moving Day

Acts 2.1-13   Traditionally, Church of Scotland clergy has been ordained to the ‘ministry of word and Sacrament’. There's a wonderful term for you, ‘word and sacrament’!   What could it possibly mean today?   This week, I decided I would write my own ministry mission statement. After much head scratching, I came up with [...]

Getting Fired Up

Acts 2.1-8 Galatians 3.26-4.7 A minister put a job ad in the local paper. The plan was for an all-round handyman who could fix things around the church and do the routine maintenance. The very next morning after the ad ran, a well-dressed young man came and asked to speak to the minister. The pastor [...]

The Spirit is willing!

Acts 2.1-13; 1 Cor 12.1-11   We talk about the gift’s given by God in rather a strange way. We say someone is a gifted musician or artist. We say to a friend – you have the gift of listening. We even say sarcastically – someone thinks they are God’s gift too – well you [...]