Welcome to Troon Old

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Welcome Home Children of God!

Grace and Peace to you from God, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Welcome home Children of God.

Each service of worship begins with these words.  They remind us of God’s loving intent towards creation and our response to that embracing love.  We are far from perfect but try our best to live out of such a love.  We don’t promise to have all the answers, but we try to walk together in the questions.

You will find all kinds of different folk at Troon Old, even a Tennessee Hillbilly for a minister.  We come from all over Troon, from all parts of Scotland, and a few us from around the world.  We don’t all believe in the same ways, or vote for the same parties or serve with the same gifts.  Yet we are bound by the same love of God who reminds us that if our hearts are united in Christ, our heads don’t have to be.

Whatever questions or doubts, wounds or gifts you bring to life, we believe you are beloved of God.  We hope you will feel warmly welcomed in our midst.  The Apostle Paul says “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”  As such we try to see each other as God sees us, as beloved children of God.

We hope you will stop by and see us.

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Be Aware of the Still Small Voice within you

Sunday Worship 5 Oct 2014

17th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev David Prentice-Hyers

Scripture
1 Kings 19: 1 – 15a   •   Matthew 6: 25 – 34   •   Matthew 21: 33 – 46

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

This week’s image is Be Aware of the Still Small Voice within you.  Sometimes there really is a sermon in a fortune cookie.

Be Aware of the Still Small Voice within you, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55917 [retrieved October 18, 2014].  Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mzn37/178373421.

Troon Old Parish Church Car Boot Sale

Autumn Car Boot Sale

Saturday 8 November 2014

Autumn Car Boot Sale 8 November 2014 poster

Whether you’re buying or selling, the Troon Old Autumn Car Boot Sale is the place to be on Saturday 8th November.  The sale floor is open from 10 am – 2:30 pm, but better get there early to snap up the best bargains!

Our regular Saturday Cafe is open 10 am – 12 noon.  Lunches available from 12 noon.  Entrance Adults £1.

Please contact Anne McCulloch if you would like to book a table.  Only £12!

A ceilidh at Troon Old

Ceilidh

Saturday 25 October 2014

Ceilidh 2014 poster

The Troon Old Ceilidh just seems to get better and busier every year, so please buy your tickets early and give our esteemed catering team plenty of notice of how much supper to prepare!

As usual, music is provided by the foot-stompingly talented Brae ceilidh band, led by our own fiddle maestro David Moore.

Even if you’re not a dancer, come along and enjoy the craic – there’s something for all ages!

Fashion Show

Thursday 23 October 2014

Fashion Show 2014 poster

The nights are fair drawing in, so clearly it’s time for the season of Church Socials.

Ladies, mark your diaries for this ab fab fundraising girls’ night out here in Troon Old church halls.

Tickets £5 each available now from Words and Music, Charles Duncan Butchers, the Church Office, the Saturday Café, or Sandra Pirie.

The Late-arriving Workers by JESUS MAFA

Sunday Worship 21 Sep 2014

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev David Prentice-Hyers

Scripture
Philippians 1: 20 – 30   •   Matthew 20: 1 – 16

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

This week’s artwork is The Late-arriving Workers by JESUS MAFA. JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa.  Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members.  Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.  See www.jesusmafa.com.

JESUS MAFA. The Late-arriving Workers, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48296 [retrieved October 14, 2014].

El Pocito (Little Well) in El Santuario de Chimayo

Sunday Worship 7 Sep 2014

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev David Prentice-Hyers

Scripture
Romans 13: 8 – 14   •   Matthew 18: 15 – 20

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

This week’s image is a photograph of El Pocito (Little Well) in El Santuario de Chimayó.  El Santuario de Chimayó is a Roman Catholic church in Chimayó, New Mexico, famous as a place of pilgrimage.  As a US National Historic Landmark it receives some 300,000 visitors per year.  The Little Well contains “holy dirt” that many of the pilgrims believe has healing powers.

By Marshall Henrie (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.  Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEl_Pocito_(Little_Well)_showing_hole_containing_blessed_dirt.JPG

Carrying the cross of Christ

Sunday Worship 31 Aug 2014

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev David Prentice-Hyers

Scripture
Romans 12: 9 – 21   •   Matthew 16: 21 – 28

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

This week’s artwork is Carrying the cross of Christ, a mosaic by Gabriel Loire (1904-1996) of Chartres, one of the 14 Stations of the Cross in St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen.  Although the figure carrying the cross represents Simon of Cyrene, the power of the image reminds us of Christ’s admonition to take up our cross and follow him.

Loire, Gabriel, 1904-1996.  Carrying the cross of Christ, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55872 [retrieved October 6, 2014].  Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/12967802435.  Photo by Lawrence OP.