Minister

Rev. Robert JM Anderson BD

Minister
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Reading 1 – Isaiah 11:1-10
Isaiah 11:1-10 New International Version (NIV) The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; 4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. 6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together; and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. 9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.  
Reading 2 – Matthew 3:1-12
Matthew 3:1-12 New International Version (NIV) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”[a] 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”            

Mr Dennis Malcolm JP

Session Clerk at Rothes
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Celine McDuff-Jones

Assistant Session Clerk
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Jan Rodgers

Church Secretary
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Grace Christie

Treasurer

Helen Nicoll

Organist

Peter Burdekin

Beadle

Morag Richardson

Depute Beadle

Sheila Brumby

Presbytery Elder

Carol Burdekin

Magazine Editor

Karen Murray

Children's Leader

Nicola Boardman

Children's Leader

Patricia North

Session Clerk
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Catherine Morgan

Clerk to the Congregational Board
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Jan Rodgers

Church Secretary
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Suzanne Foster

Treasurer

Nicola Moss

Organist

Sandra Cruickshank

Beadle

Stuart Foster

Presbytery Elder

Claire Henderson

Children's Leader

Meg Lowe

Children's Leader

Margaret Johnston

Relief Organist

Keith North

Property Convenor

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