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Maundy Thursday & Good Friday services

  • 7 April 2020
  • liz.dyer

Last September, when the diary was being set out for the year ahead, the usual Maundy Thursday pot luck supper and communion at Polbeth Harwood Church was planned for 9th April,as was the Good Friday service at West Kirk on 10th April.

Covid 19 restrictions may have turned the world upside down, but our ever resourceful minister has planned services for both these important dates in the Christian calendar. 

Along with husband Andre, Nanda will be broadcasting a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday 9th April at 7pm on both this website and our Facebook page, West Kirk of Calder. 

Everyone is invited is get bread and wine / juice ready beforehand so that  - although physically distant - all can share communion 'together'.

Then on Friday 10th April, Nanda and Andre will again broadcast a Good Friday service at 7pm, again on this website and the above Facebook page

Service: Sunday 5 April 2020

  • 5 April 2020
  • lorna.graham

Church from your Couch

Hymns at Home: Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!

CH4 265:1&2: Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!
Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!
Hark! all the tribes ‘Hosanna’ cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue thy road
With palms and scattered garments strowed.
Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, they triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin.

Daily Spiritual Exercises: 23 - 27 March 2020

  • 24 March 2020
  • liz.dyer

This is a new feature.

As of this morning, the country has started a time of lockdown. This is going to be an immense challenge for us all and, young and old, we are being encouraged to keep ourselves healthy in whatever way we can.

This includes our spiritual health. Fortunately, here we can get useful and inspirational guidance and the attached daily 'exercises' give us a focus.

These can be read online or printed off and If you know of a neighbour or relative who would welcome the material, please pass on the word.

Stay safe and keep well.

Daily Spiritual Exercises: 23-27 March 2020

Sermons on the Website

  • 22 March 2020
  • liz.dyer

Our minister, Nanda, has always been in the habit of posting her regular Sunday sermons on the website. Many of you will already know to find them under "Sermons". They are all still there!

In these fast changing and challenging times when no services of public worship are taking place, she and Alison continue their reflections, but now also include a linking bible reading and prayer.

A well as reading them online, these 'sermons' can be downloaded and printed off - maybe you know a relative or neighbour who would value these words of comfort, hope and inspiration at this time of great uncertainty.

National Day of Prayer: 22 March 2020

  • 19 March 2020
  • liz.dyer

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, will be joining the Archbishop of Canterbury and other church leaders to issue a call for a national Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March 2020 - which of course, is also Mothering Sunday.

You can read all about this on the Church of Scotland website.

West Lothian Food Bank

  • 18 March 2020
  • liz.dyer

West Calder Community Centre is now closed so until further notice, Foodbank donations can be handed in at any of the main supermarkets which have collection points  - Tesco, Bathgate; Morrisons, Sainsburys and Asda in Livingston