Parishes of Upper Tweed
4 congregations working as one
Ascension Sunday Service
Order of Service
1 Introduction
2 Opening Prayers (Isobel Hunter)
3 Music: In Christ Alone (The Solid Rock)
4 Reading - Acts Ch 1 from v. 1 to 14 (Rev. Pamela Strachan)
5 Reflection - Part 1 (Rev. Pamela Strachan)
6 Music: The Pachelbel Loose Canon (after J. Pachelbel)
7 Reflection - Part 2 (Rev. Pamela Strachan)
8 Be Thou My Vision (from a previous General Assembly)
9 Closing Prayers (Jane Gillham)
10 Music: Healing Light: A Celtic Prayer
Welcome to our service for Ascension Sunday, 24th May. Today's service is led by Rev. Pamela Strachan.

Today's service features elements from the service to install the new Church of Scotland moderator. The full service can be viewed on the Church of Scotland web site. Heart and Soul 2020 is also mentioned and this can be viewed on the same site.

In her reflection Pamela mentions 'Thy Kingdom Come', an ecumenical prayer movement, and you can find out more about them through their web site,

We would like to involve the community as much as possible in these services so if you have any suggestions or feedback, or would like to participate in or offer pictures for future services please e-mail

All previous online services can be viewed through our Weekly Services page.
Music in the Ascension Sunday Service
The full versions of the music included in the Ascension Sunday Service are available through YouTube. They are listed here. Click on the title to listen to them on YouTube.
You can also buy all three pieces through Amazon and through Apple iTunes.
    by Travis Cottrell
    from the album At the Foot of the Cross
    by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
    from the album For Thy Pleasure
    by Karl Jenkins · London Symphony Orchestra · City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus · Simon Halsey · Rundfunkchor Berlin · Davy Spillane · Laurence Cottle
    from the album The Peacemakers

New Kirk Matters Published
Kirk Matters Easter 2020
The Easter 2020 edition of the Church Magazine, Kirk Matters, has been published and in normal circumstances would be dropping onto the doormats of  households in the parish. Sadly these are not normal times so we are postponing deliveries until we are all able to venture out again.
However hard copies of this edition are available from the Broughton Village Shop.
V.E. Day from a book by Russell Miller

During the editing of the V.E. Day service sadly there wasn't room for this piece recorded by Col. Stephanie Jackman from the book V.E. Day: The People's Story by Russell Miller. But it seemed a shame to leave it unheard so here it is.

The V.E. Day Service is now available through the Weekly Services page.

Life and Work May 2020
Life and Work May 2020
During this challenging period, Life and Work (the Church of Scotland magazine) is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine is printing as normal, but, aware that many subscribers will have their deliveries delayed, especially if they normally receive it through their church, they have given us permission to publish an online version through our web site.
Click here to view the May 2020 edition..

Springfield Prayer Point (a message from Barrie Cash)
This is a message from Barrie Cash, a good friend to Upper Tweeddale and a frequent preacher in our churches:
"I am distancing and isolating at home as many of us are. Over 70 and having underlying health conditions we find it frustrating that we are not able to help and support other people as we would naturally do. For most of my adult life I have been a  Methodist minister and so believe that the one thing I can do is pray for other people and try and answer need in that way.
Some of us find it hard to pray, others find they don’t know how but there is nothing complicated. All we need to say is: “God help me” and we have begun.
If you want prayers said for you or any help with them then just get in touch. I live in the Terrace so know what its like round here and the great mix of people who live here.
You can email me with requests at:
The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you and give you peace"
Some questions about Lazarus Sunday and Palm Sunday

For a little light (hopefully) relief, why not have a go at our quiz. It's all multiple choice. You have as long as you like for each question and at the end you can repeat the quiz but only your first attempt in a session will be recorded in the stats. Don't worry. No names are recorded, just numbers.

Start by reading the question below and clicking on your chosen answer from the four choices.

Quiz Number 2 Some questions about Lazarus Sunday and Palm Sunday
01 April 2020
Carlops, Newlands and Kirkurd, and West Linton Church Newsletters
The current presbytery plan proposes that three churches in Upper Tweeddale (Skirling, Broughton and Tweedsmuir), will be linked in the fullness of time with the three churches in the West Linton group (West Linton, Carlops, and Newlands and Kirkurd).

There are still a few hurdles to be cleared before that comes into effect. However in anticipation of new relationships with our neighbours, and to help to find out more about the three churches in the West Linton area we have decided to publish the latest editions of the Carlops Church newsletter, the Newlands and Kirkurd newsletter and the West Linton newsletter here and churches in the West Linton area will make our own Kirk Matters available to their community.
  Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
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