Minister's Thoughts


Some men came, bringing to Jesus a paralytic, carried by four of them.  Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralysed man was lying on.  When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Mark 2:3-5

Pray for the Medical Centre in Rothes which is about to be upgraded.

Pray that alternative premises can be found in Rothes for the four months needed for the upgrade.  Pray that somewhere will be found, or that someone will come forward urgently with a solution so that local patients can continue to be seen in Rothes during the alterations.

Pray for people throughout the parishes of Rothes and of Knockando who have received diagnosis of illness, or who are currently undergoing treatment and are anxious about the outcome.  Pray for people everywhere who are unwell.

Pray for the doctors, nurses and admin and other staff in the Rothes Medical Centre as they continue to do their best to bring about healing.  Pray for all in the medical and nursing and caring professions.

Pray that they will know that their work is appreciated.

Pray for health and wholeness.


  • Reading 1 – Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

    Reading one for the week:

    Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.  This is the account of Jacob's family line.  Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.  Now Israel loved Joseph more that any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.  When his brothers saw that their father loved him more that any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.  


  • Reading 2 – Matthew 14:22-33

     Reading Two For the Week:

    "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."  "Come," he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.  "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"  And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.  Then those who were in the boat worshipped him saying.  "Truly you are the Son of God."