St Colmon is a rural church set in the Stinchar Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Ayrshire.
The parish covers four villages: Colmonell, Barrhill, Pinwherry and Lendalfoot. St Colmon Parish Church is linked with the neighbouring Ballantrae Parish Church. We are a church keen to welcome locals and visitors as we learn more about what our faith means to us and how we can better serve God in our communities and in the world.
Sunday worship takes place from 10.00am with a restriction on numbers to a maximum of 70 within the church building. We will continue to adhere to all guidelines regarding Covid-19 and face coverings must still be worn within the building, but we can now joyfully sing out. Refreshments are served in the Kirk Hall after the service and everyone is invited to attend for a time of fellowship. At the present time the Church of Scotland continues to advise that table-service is adopted. If you require any further details or the services of the minister, please do not hesitate to contact Theo Corney or Lynne McIlwraith.
Sunday 12th September 2021
James 3: 1-12
Mark 8: 27-38
Hymns: O Worship the king, Just as I am, I am not ashamed and Will you come and follow
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus asks the disciples who do the people say that I am. Several views were put forward, all of people who were to pave the way for the coming Messiah. Then Jesus became more specific asking his disciples: Who do you say that I am. This brought forth a confession from Peter that he was the Christ or (Messiah). Jesus warned the disciples to keep this to themselves, because they needed to learn what Gods will for the Messiah was. The Jews believed he would win the world through power, but Jesus came to win the world through sacrifice and love.
Later Jesus began to speak about his forthcoming trials and Peter tried to dissuade him. Jesus then rebuked him for not having in mind the things of God and trying to tempt him to take the easy way out. In our lives we are often tempted to compromise, away from Gods will for our lives. But Jesus reminds us that we need to live lives of sacrifice and aim to do his will that others may know that he lives. Because of our loving service, others will see our faith.
May we remember that our trials and crosses are light compared to an eternity in the Lord’s presence. May we be blessed as we seek to do Gods perfect will.
All the best,
Rev`d Theo Corney
The Thursday Prayer Group
will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7.00pm in the Kirk Hall and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.
Fun and Fundraising
St Colmon Church and Colmonell Community Association held an event on Saturday 7th August, and though the weather meant that it could no longer be held outside, it was a great success, and a grand total of £1352 was raised for the church.
Thanks to all who put it together, donated, sold, bought, set up, cleaned up, cleared away and contributed in so many ways.
Church Seating Capacity
PBC as of 13/08/21 maintaining 1m distancing:
Church Building seated in pews 35 – 70
Tea Room 19
Main Hall 20
See the latest Newsletter: Newsletter June to July 2021
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