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Lasswade & Rosewell Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Scottish Charity number SC015878
Lasswade & Rosewell
Rev Lorna M Souter
Telephone: 0131 663 6392
Mobile: 07889 566418
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Lasswade & Rosewell Parish Church – Update May 2020
1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
As we continue through these weeks of lock down, I hope you are keeping safe. These days may feel very different and uncertain but in the midst of everything we can hold onto the assurance of God’s enduring love for us and with us. The words of Psalm 139 always remind us how deeply we are each known by God. He is aware of all our comings and goings, our thoughts and feelings; he circles us round with his abiding presence. To be so precious to the Maker of the universe is an amazing thing and brings us reassurance for each day.
Until we are able to be back to normal and gathering in church on a Sunday, we are developing worship times online. At present, we are following a pattern of preparing a recorded service one Sunday and then having a Zoom service the following week.
Each of these is being placed on both our joint church Facebook page and the Cockpen & Carrington Church YouTube page for viewing. The links for these will remain the same and they are:
For those not on internet, there is also a local telephone number that can be rung to listen to the reflection from that week’s Sunday service. The number to ring is: 0131 357 6001. This connects directly to a sound recording for you to listen to.
Some other things you may wish to tune into through the week:
Revd Graham Duffin at Loanhead Parish Church is preparing ‘Thought for the Day’ each Tuesday and Thursday and this can be found at http://www.loanheadparishchurch.co.uk/thought-
If you have a smartphone, there is a Lectio 365 app from the Pete Greig 24/7 Prayer website which provides an inspiring short devotional for each day.
The Bible2020 app will also give you a short bible reading each day (from the Scottish Bible Society)
The Church of Scotland website has prayers and reflections from the Moderator and details of lots of on-
There is also a service on BBC1 broadcast on Sunday mornings and ‘Songs of Praise’ at 1.15 pm each Sunday.
We are beginning a group Bible study on Zoom during the week and if you would like to join this, please let the minister know (firstname.lastname@example.org; 07889 566418). It is an informal time to explore a Bible passage together.
Things are different for us just now, but may we stay encouraged in these days.
May 2020 Magazine Issue
During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected and so we have made the May 2020 issue available on our website. This can be accessed by clicking here or visiting https://www.lifeandwork.org/resources/free-
Highlights from this issue includes:
▪ FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Reflection on foodbanks and impact of Covid-
▪ ‘GOD HAS NOT FINISHED WITH SCOTLAND’: The Moderator-
▪ ASSEMBLY CANCELLATION: Church’s business meeting cancelled for first time in over 300 years
▪ WAR’S END: The role of churches in peacebuilding across Europe on the 75th anniversary of VE Day
The legacy of Lives of the First World War is a permanent digital memorial on iwm.org.uk, which is free to access and search. The IWM website is now live. The link is to the family community, Rosewell War Memorial Hall and Lasswade War Memorial and Church Plaque
Thank you to those who added to the Rosewell or Lasswade community.
Common Vision Statement: ‘A church where people of all generations seek to journey together with God to grow in faith and trust and be led by God to use their gifts to make a difference in the lives of others, sharing God’s love in word and action and enabling them to become disciples of Christ.’
Joint online services with Cockpen and Carrington Parish Church are available here: