Until further notice there will be serious disruption to all of our planned events due to the coronavirus outbreak. Whilst we’ll try keep this list as up to date as possible we can’t guarantee its accuracy, so please check.
There are currently no public acts of worship or other public gatherings at Whitkirk. Please do not try to travel to a service or event.
Monday 6 April
Each evening for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Matthew will lead a short period of reflection on some passages from the Gospel of John.
Monday 6th - John 12:1-11
Tuesday 7th - John 12:20-36
Wednesday 8th - John 13:21-31
It would be beneficial for you to have a Bible with you during the sessions, but an online version of each passage can be found by clicking each reference above.
Thursday 9 April
Tonight, Matthew will lead a Eucharist from the vicarage. If you would like to participate, you are welcome to have a small glass of wine and some bread with you during the service.
Matthew's addresses over the Easter weekend will be bound together by the theme "The Way of Love". Tonight's sermon is entitled "The Showing of Love".
During the service there will be a chance to spend some time reflecting and pondering on the scripture and the address. You are encouraged to engage in some form of meditive activity - this could be silent reflection with a candle or icon for focus; you could build your own Easter Garden; or if you have a garden you could sit and appreciate the quiet of the evening surrounded by God's creation.
Friday 10 April
Today we commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross, and his burial under armed guard shortly afterwards. This is a contemplative online service, in which we meditate on the meaning and significance of the death of God at the hands of mankind one Friday afternoon.
Continuing this Easter's theme of 'The Way of Love', the address for today is entitled "The Cost of Love".
Sunday 12 April
For 1,000 years, the people of our community have gathered in Whitkirk Church to celebrate this amazing happening and the ground-shaking implications for humanity. This year we cannot physically come together, but we are as united as ever through the Holy Spirit.
Matthew will lead the Eucharist from the vicarage; if you would like to participate, you are welcome to have a small glass of wine and some bread with you during the service. During the service the Paschal Candle (the Easter candle which is lit for every baptism over the next year) will be dedicated and lit.
Matthew's addresses over the Easter weekend have been bound together by the theme "The Way of Love". Today's sermon is entitled "The Victory of Love".
After the service there will be a chance to join us for 'virtual coffee' in our chat room - whitkirkchurch.org.uk/meet/coffee. Please do join us.
If you miss the service live, it will be available to watch afterwards on our website, where you can also find the text of the sermon.