Minister's Thoughts

PRAY TODAY

“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.

PRAY ALWAYS!

  • Reading 1 – Jonah 3:10 – 4:11

    Reading one for the week:

    When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.    

     

         
  • Reading 2 – Matthew 20:1-16

    Reading Two For the Week:

    When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'  The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.  So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more.  But each one of them also received a denarius.  When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.  'These who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'  "But he answered one of them, 'I am not being unfair to you, friend.  Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?  Take your pay and go.  I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.  Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money?  Or are you envious because I am generous?'  "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."