“We are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus to do the good things he has planned” (Ephesians 2:10)
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Welcome to the home of Kirkhill and Kiltarlity Churches. We are two rural congregations in the Highlands who are committed to living in the love of Jesus and making that love known to all in our communities. We are a family who love having fun together and honouring God in the way we live.
Our Sunday morning services are at:
- 10am in Wardlaw Church in Kirkhill
- 11.30am at Tomnacross Church in Kiltarlity
New Alpha Course
Every Thursday at Wardlaw Church, Kirkhill 9am – 11.30am starting 17th Sept
A chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment with coffee, soup and sandwiches
Contact Rev Jonathan Humphrey for details: 831247
Message from our Minister – Rev. Jonathan Humphrey
Some good news! We have a new Kiltarlity and Kirkhill Facebook page and as of the 29th of November, we will have a new joint K&K Magazine – “The Anchor”. I am very grateful that Frances Grant (Kirkhill) will join Ellenor Thomas and Sheila Moir to form a new editorial team. Please pray for them as they put together the first issue, and if you have a moment send in an article or any information that you think will be of interest to those involved in the life of our churches and our communities. The magazine will be published on the web site as well.
On the subject of prayer, I was moved at the Wednesday night prayer meeting this week when reading Psalm 138 and these words:
“I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.” Psalm 138: 2-3
So what is prayer? – it’s really talking or chatting with a friend, having a conversation with God. Looked at this way prayer doesn’t have to be daunting. Every one of us knows how to think and speak and talk to a friend. When Jesus gave us a way to pray (what people call the Lord’s prayer) He really was saying it’s like talking to your Daddy! I would encourage us all to meet together (if health allows) to pray in this way.
Psalm 138 also says that God’s promises are backed by all the honour of His name. When He says something He means it and He stakes His reputation on it! It reminded me of a story from the Lewis revival days (in the 1950s). There were multitudes of prayer meetings going on during those days and on one occasion when it was hard going and there was not much happening in the lives of folks in the area, a man stood up and prayed with passion for revival to come, for people to be impacted by the Holy Spirit. He cried “Lord your reputation is at stake”! Revival came!
I’m not recounting this story because I think there is some formula that we can pray and God will come in power. What I am saying though is that we all need to travail in prayer and passionately meditate on, and speak out, the promises of God together. This Sunday (1st November) we will be looking at God’s promise through the prophet Joel:
“I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike.” Joel 2: 28-29
This promise that the Holy Spirit will be poured out on all is amazing. It started at Pentecost, but was never meant to stop. God stakes his reputation on it! Why not pray that this promise will become an increasing reality for our churches, our communities and the Highlands.