Minister's Thoughts


“Jesus turned and saw her, “Take heart, daughter,” He said, your faith has healed you.”  Matthew 9:22

Give thanks for answered prayer.  Give thanks for all the people who offered premises for a temporary surgery facility while the Rothes surgery is upgraded over the next few months.  Give thanks that a location has been found and for community spirit and for dedicated health care professionals everywhere!

Pray about the severe shortage of doctors, nurses, teachers and Ministers in Moray and the difficulties in staffing local hospitals, GP practices, district nurses, schools and churches.  Pray that we will always be welcoming communities in which people are happy to works and to build family lives together.

Pray for all who are unwell at this time, or anxious or concerned.  Give thanks for good neighbours and for people who care.  May we all be people who care.


  • Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 3:1-10
    Again the Lord called, "Samuel!"  And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me."  "My son," Eli said, "I did not call; go back and lie down."  Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.  A third time the Lord called, "Samuel!"  And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me."  Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy.  So Eli told Samuel, "Go and lie down, and if he calls you say, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.'"  So Samuel went and lay down in his place.  The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, "Samuel!  Samuel!" Then Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."               


  • Reading 2 – John 1:43-51

    Reading Two For the Week:

    "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked.  "Come and see," said Philip.  When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said to him, "Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit."  "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked.  Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."  Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel."  Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree.  You will see greater things than that."  he then added, "Very truly I tell you, you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."