Whether you’re a member of the congregation, a resident of Troon, or are just passing through…
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.
Troon Chorus are holding their Spring Concert entitled “Sings With Strings” in Troon Old Parish Church on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 7:30 pm. The programme features Mozart’s Te Deum in C Major, plus other works by Mozart, Handel, Goodall and Bernstein.
Tickets, priced £8, are available from choir members, Words and Music or at the door on the evening of the concert. This year the Chorus are supporting the work of The Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Troon Churches Together would like to welcome you and to invite you to share with us in our united celebrations of Easter.
Monday 30 March – Good Friday 3 April 2015
Leading up to Easter every weekday evening there will be a series of ecumenical Holy Week services. This year they are being held in St Meddan’s Parish Church, which you can find at the corner of Church Street and St Meddan’s Street.
Services start at 7:30 pm and will be led by Rev Derek Peat. Each evening the preacher will be a different minister/clergy from all of the churches in Troon.
The Maundy Thursday evening service will include the sacrament of Holy Communion.
On Good Friday morning there is an additional service at 11:15 am, also at St Meddan’s Parish Church.
Easter Sunday 5 April 2015
The joint Easter Sunday Dawn Communion service is held on Troon Beach (near the War Memorial) at 6:30 am, conducted this year by the Rev David Prentice-Hyers from Troon Old Parish Church. Wrap up warmly and enjoy this uplifting open air service for all Christians in Troon.
Breakfast – in the form of very enjoyable hot filled rolls – will follow in Seagate Evangelical Church.
On Friday 20th March, BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Big Debate’ will be broadcast live from Troon Old Parish Church. This weekly programme, now hosted by Gordon Brewer, engages a guest panel of speakers and the audience in a lively topical debate on the big issues. Members of the audience can submit questions for discussion on any topic – the producers say “We look for questions on the most stimulating moral, political and social issues of the day – the current issues that will get people talking” so there’s plenty of scope to challenge the politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers.
Admission to the programme is free, but you must book your place in advance. You can book directly with BBC Radio Scotland: online at http://bbc.in/1DB0P4T, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Big Debate team on 0141 422 7776.
All are welcome to join the audience, and we are inviting as wide a cross-section of the community as possible. So book your place now and remember to tell your neighbours!
Troon Churches Together would like to invite you to come along and join in our Christmas celebrations at this extra special time of year.
During the period of Advent, when we anticipate the coming of Jesus, there is a wonderful variety of church services – and other seasonal events hosted by the churches – taking place around the town.
Keep an eye out for the Troon Churches Together Christmas in Troon 2014 leaflet, delivered to your home with the December issue of Going Out. The leaflet has details of all the church services and special events for Advent and Christmas throughout Troon. You will be made very welcome at any of these services and events in any church – you don’t have to be a member to attend!
Remember that apart from the special services listed in the leaflet, worship continues in all Troon churches at the regular times throughout December.