Words for the day
from the Rev Fred Harrison
Tuesday 20 October
Please forgive the American spelling. I copy it here because of the sentiment it contains.
It made me wonder about the wellspring of trust we so easily place in mothers. I see a direct correlation here with God. He earnestly hopes we, his children, would not so much fear him when we make mistakes but rather call on him for help.
Better still, to call on him for help, before we make the mistakes in the first place.
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What's not happening?
Please note that all our small group meetings are cancelled until further notice including our home groups, fortnightly prayer meetings, Sunday prayer breakfast, Little Fishes, Guild, Ploughman's Lunch, Boys Brigade, Guides, home groups and Coffee Plus.
There is no church magazine until further notice.
Keswick 2021 dates and speakers
If you missed virtual Keswick 2020, sessions are still available online at
You have three choices for Sunday worship.
Use this link to access other talks Sunday worship from Palm Sunday 2020
If you have some spare time this week you might like to join the online service celebrating chaplaincy in care homes.
Debbie Thrower, founder of Anna Chaplaincy, leads the service, with contributions from care home chaplains and residents, as well as a poetry reading from Bob Weighton, once the oldest man in the world.
Reading the Bible
While our services are cancelled, why not look at The Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton in London. You can read or listen to the text. You do not need to do it every day but it is an excellent way to get started. of Alpha.
You can access United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) Word for Today
This week, please pray for:
DPC verse for 2020
"So, my dear brothers and sisters,
be strong and immovable.
Always work enthusiastically for the Lord,
for you know that nothing you do
for the Lord is ever useless".
1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 58 (NLT)
A verse to share
Zephaniah chapter 3 verse 17
"The Lord your God is with you,
The Mighty Warrior who saves,
he will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing".
Remember, God is with us, he is a mighty warrior - our salvation is taken care off.
BUT he delights in you and I AND he sings over us. Wow!
Who are we?
Our minister and his family
The Reverend Gordon Stevenson lives with his family, in Dunbar. Gordon was called to Dunbar in 2010. 'During this time, our church has seen God at work in many different ways; lives transformed, people called into full time ministry etc. We believe that we are a family learning and serving Jesus together so that we might discover God's vision for the church and share it with everyone'.
Who is Rev Fred Harrison?
Gordon, our minister, is currently on leave so we would like to welcome Rev. Fred Harrison and his family to our church.
If you need to contact him please go to contact
A note from Rev. Fred Harrison
I would like to introduce myself, Rev Fred Harrison, to you. That said a good number may remember my face from my time as a student minister when I had the honour of covering for Gordon on a number of occasions.
My wife Joyce and I live in Gorebridge. We have a daughter and her husband along with their children in Dunbar and another daughter, her husband and their daughter living in Bonnyrigg.
Recognising that "only God is good" , as the Lord was quick to point out, I don't believe in a blame culture, I get things wrong frequently and can never remember folks names, but rather prefer to live in a culture of grace as demonstrated by our Father in Heaven.
I look forward to serving our Lord, your Minister Gordon, yourselves and those in the rest of our parish.
May God bless and keep you all.
How to find us
Our church hall is at 32A High Street Dunbar.
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