A message from Neil

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Some information to keep you up to date with life in St Andrew Blackadder

Friday 24 September 2021


1. Worship Sunday 26 September

Part of Growing Young involves sharing the good news of Jesus with young people and their families who are not part of any of church community. We’ll explore this in our worship.

We also welcome Richard and Nepark who are seeking God’s blessing for their daughter, Lily.

In person services take place at 9.30 am and 10.30 am. No booking is required. However registering beforehand on Eventbrite can save you valuable seconds writing down your contact details at the door.

Click here to see the 10.30 service will also be live on YouTube, or to catch up on later.

2. Deaths

Two of our older members died this week.
Helen Herkes, whose husband Ronnie died in April, died quite suddenly in Muirfield Nursing Home. Helen was a bright, kind and caring person, whose friendship was valued by many in the church and wider community.
Sarah Findlay of Forth Street died in hospital. She moved from Troon to North Berwick 2 years ago, came to St Andrew Blackadder on the first Sunday. After that she was in church every week until Covid struck.
We ask God’s comfort and peace for their families.

3. Church Directory

Most of us struggle to remember names and match them to faces. Lots of us value have a straight an easy way to contact people in the church community. The Church Directory makes this simple. The more people there are in it, the more effective it is. A new edition is being prepared. Julie Lazonby is overseeing this and will be after the services this Sunday.

- If you have not been in a previous edition of the Directory, please be in this one. Talk to Julie and she’ll tell you what’s involved. Or if you’re not around this Sunday, send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she’ll get in touch with you.
- If you were in the last edition, please could you reply to the email you received confirming or correcting your details.

4. Table Tennis

The table tennis club has started back up in the church hall. Junior and adult sessions are back on Mondays, 7.30-8.30 for juniors (under 16 years old) and 8.30-9.30 for adults. Seniors sessions are on a Tuesday from 1.30-2.30. We are looking for volunteers to help with the putting up and taking down of the tables for the Tuesday sessions. Please contact Jack Hamilton if you have any questions or can help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5. Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Blythswood Care delivers shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to people in need, in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. Every year, we ask members of our congregation to fill a shoebox, and you have always been most generous. The Guild has covered about 50 shoeboxes in Christmas paper, and you can collect them from both the High Street and St Andrew Street vestibules. Each contains a leaflet with full instructions. The closing date for returning a filled shoebox is Sunday 24 October.

As we have had to buy shoeboxes from Blythswood this year, we would greatly appreciate it if you could leave a donation of 50p in the labelled basket in each church entrance. Thank you very much!

6. Weekly Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom incantation, please contact Julie in the Church Office.


Rev Dr Neil Dougall
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St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland, North Berwick
St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
Scottish Charity SC006421
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