Worship

Worship

A Church with the Community at its heart, at the heart of the Community

We extend a warm invitation to all to worship with us on Sunday mornings and at other special services through the year.

During this period of COVID restrictions, we continue to be welcomed to join the Howe of Fife Church in their online Zoom services at 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning.  The joining details can be found on the 'News and Events' page.

Following a relaxation of Government restrictions we resumed services, led by Rev Jane Barron, in Springfield Church from Palm Sunday onwards at 11.15am.  Worshippers must be distanced, and wear face-masks.  Places at all service must be pre-booked as before.  Please contact the Session Clerk, simonweller@btinternet.com to reserve a place.  If you are attending worship, you are advised to dress warmly, and you are asked to vacate the  building as soon as the service has finished.

The Kirk Session at its meeting on 15th April will consider the reopening of Ceres and Kemback churches for worship.  Please watch out for further information on the website and the newsletter.

Normally, we have one traditional service on a Sunday at 11.15am. On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, the service is in Ceres Church. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, the service is in Kemback Church. Where there is a 5th Sunday in the month, the service is held in Springfield Community Church. Tea and coffee are served after the service.

Traditional Sunday Worship

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when church buildings have been able to open, services are held at Springfield Church only at 11.15am with restricted numbers. Contact the Session Clerk to book a place session@ckschurch.org

We celebrate key events in worship, including Christmas, Holy Week and Harvest Thanksgiving. There is also a Service of Remembering in early December that is very well attended by congregation and the wider community.

Communion is celebrated regularly through the year in all three churches.

The Gathering

The Gathering is an informal breakfast service that is held every Sunday at 8.30 in Springfield Church. The Gathering involves the worship group and is a reflective and informal form of worship where all are made very welcome. Please feel free to come along to this relaxed form of worship.

 

Messy Church Logo

Messy Church is a world-wide movement, renewing and reinventing what church means in the 21st Century.

Messy Church is for all ages and is great way for families to worship together. It is all about fun, food and fellowship. We usually meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month in Springfield Community Church from 4.00pm until 6.00pm.

Each session has a Bible related theme. There are a variety of imaginative activities and games based on the theme. The celebration, or worship time, includes a simplified Bible reading, singing, a prayer and a reflection which may be a puppet show, drama or story. After this we have a meal together and a good chat.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been distributing “Messy Church at Home” sessions. These include YouTube videos, enabling families to do all the craft activities, sing and dance at home. 

Messy Easter at Home

Hi, I hope you are all well and enjoying the Easter Holidays.  It was lovely seeing so many of you on the Easter Trail on Sunday and it was great to meet some new families. It was nice that you could meet our locum minister too, Rev Jane Barron.   Look out for her in the community as she gets to know us better.  She’ll often be out with one of her spaniels, especially as lockdown eases.  Please say hello, she’d love to have a chat.

This Messy Church at Home reminds us of some of the events in the Easter story and gives us hope for today and the future.   It will remind you of the Easter Quiz last Sunday. I wonder if you can remember some of the questions and answers?

This month’s activities make us think about things which happened before, during and after Easter.  You can make palm leaves to show your hopes and dreams. You can make Good Friday crosses, paint a beautiful picture to show that Jesus rose from the  dead  and you can go on an Easter Scavenger Hunt.

There is a very special Celebration this month - a Puppet Show on You Tube for you to watch.  There’s also an Easter Egg Prayer!!!!

And I’ve found some great You Tube songs for you to join in. Some have actions too.

               Happy Day – Easter Musical With motions and lyrics

               God’s Not Dead – BF Kids

               Risen – New Easter song by Shawna Edwards (Children’s choir and orchestra)

Maybe for mealtime you could make a meal using eggs.   How about a tasty omelette followed by egg custard over hot cross buns?

There are lots of messages of hope in the Easter story.  We can be friends with God. He knows our lives are messy and God will forgive our mistakes no matter how bad, if we tell him we are sorry.  God loves us and will never leave us. 

There are messages of hope in the sign of the cross.  I wonder if you can find crosses in your house or garden or around Springfield. I found this one on a wire fence when we had very cold weather.  It’s made of ice crystals,  You might find one on a tree where branches cross, it could be on scaffolding on a building site. Maybe you could take a picture on your phone or camera and send it to me so that we can show all the other Messy Church families.

I think it will be some time before we can meet in the church for our Messy Church, which is a pity.  We still have restrictions on how many people can come and we’re not allowed to move around activities, sing or dance. We don’t think it would be as much fun as before.  If we find out that we can’t meet for quite  a long time perhaps some of you would like to help me do zoom sessions instead?  Or I can keep sending out the At Home sessions.  Please tell me what you think.  Thank you.

You can now also find the At Home sessions on the CKS ( Ceres, Kemback and Springfield ) Church website.

Please take very good care of yourselves.

With Best Wishes.  Myra and the Messy Church team

See Here  for the latest Easter session.