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 – Isaiah 55:10-13

    Reading one for the week:

    As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my work that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.  You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of the briers the myrtle will grow.  This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.    


  • Reading 2 – Matthew 13:1-9 & 18-23

     Reading Two For the Week:

    That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.  Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.  Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil.  It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.  But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  Other seed fell among the thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.  Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop- a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.  whoever has ears, let them hear."