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Upcoming Church Groups,
Meetings & Other Events

Church Groups, Meetings and Other Events

City Bible Study
Tuesday, 20th August, 6.15pm till 8.30pm
Sausage Sizzle
Wednesday, 21 August 11.30am
Outreach Cake Stall
Sunday, 25 August, after the 11am service
Pastoral Care
Wednesday, 28 August, 12.30pm
Craft Group
Wednesday, 4 September, 10.00am
Kirk Session
Wednesday, 4 September, 7.30pm
Outreach Committee Meeting
Monday, 9 September, 8.00pm
Wednesday, 11 September, 10.30am
AFL Grand Final Service
Wednesday, 25 September, 1.00pm
Board of Management
Thursday, 26 September, 7.30pm

For Your Diary

September Holy Communion service
Sunday, 1 September, 11.00am
Music Matinee
Tuesday, 3 September, 1.10pm

September Organ Series
4-24 September (See brochure for details)
Golf Day
Monday, 21 October, Healesville
Board of Management
Wednesday, 27 November, 7.30pm

Prayer Cards

Prayer cards are available in the pews. Please write any Prayer requests on one of these and either place it on the table in the Vestibule (an Elder will ensure a Minister gets them) or hand it directly to the office or one of our Ministers.

You can also submit your prayer requests online »

Sausage Sizzle

The next sausage sizzle will be held on Wednesday 21 August from 11.30am to 2pm.The funds raised this month will be donated to the Melbourne City Mission. For more information please contact Lois Taylor (9716 2276) or Robert Lowe (9877 1305).

Cake Stall

The Outreach Cake Stall will be held next Sunday after the 11.00am service.

Golf Club

You are invited to the Scots’ Church Golf Day at the RACV Healesville Golf Club on Monday 21 October. The hit off time will be 9.00 am with a 9 hole game.
The Course Fees are: RACV Members: $19. Non Members: $34.
The Cart hire cost is $33. The golf game will be followed by a three course lunch in the bistro at 12.30pm. The cost is $25 for the meal. (Liquid refreshments are extra!) Non golfers are welcome to join the golfers at lunch.
Please book for golf and lunch by advising Wendy in the office – preferably by Monday October 14 — Jim Nuske

The Leaflet on Scots Church Website

Issues of the leaflet, including the latest issue can be found on the Scots’ Church website at:

September Organ Concert Dates

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 6.15PM - Thomas Trotter
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2PM - The Prom Concert
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 6.15PM - Sergio Orabana
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 3PM - Rhys Boak & Bruno Siketa
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 6.15PM - Jennifer Chou
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 6.15PM - Daniel Beilschmidt
Brochures are available at the Welcome desk.

National Redress Scheme - Congregational Meeting

25 August at 12.00pm

The Kirk Session is calling a meeting of the members of the Scots’ and
Indonesian congregations (communicant members and adherents) on 25 August 2019 to formally give consent be part of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s (PCV ) participation in the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (NRS). The meeting will be held in Scots’ Church immediately after the 11:00 AM service (approximately 12:00 noon).

The NRS provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced
institutional child sexual abuse. It’s a scheme designed to provide abused persons with redress instead of seeking compensation through lengthy and painful court proceedings.
There are currently over 2,000 applications for redress. The PCV has been named by some of these applicants. We do not know which congregations of the PCV this might refer to.

The NRS works like this: a person makes application, the case is investigated and determined by an independent panel. If the claim is successful, the redress
package (counselling + payment + personal response statement) is awarded against the PCV. By our congregation agreeing to join the Scheme, we are
shielded from making this payment from our own funds – it comes from a specially designated denominational fund instead.

Each congregation in the PCV needs to signify its agreement to:

  • Participation in the NRS;
  • Being a member of the PCV participating group (representing both current and future congregations within the PCV) represented by the Trust Corporation
  • Being willing and capable of providing direct response to a person who accepts an offer of redress if sought.

There will be an opportunity for further explanation and questions at the meeting, but, in general terms, by joining the NRS – for which there is strong government and community expectation – we are sharing and addressing the collective guilt of past sins of the church (in all its forms) in relation to institutional sexual abuse of children.

The draft resolution required and a background paper on the scheme will be
available at the Welcome Desk on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Upcoming Church Services @ Scots'

Wednesday Mid Week Service , 1pm
21st August
Rev Christian Tirtha

Thursday Lunchtime Series , 1pm 
22nd August
Rev Richard O'Brien
*Robert White Hall

Sunday 25th August
10.30am Indonesian Christian Church
Prof Sen Sendjaya
*Werner Brodbeck Hall
11.00am Morning Service
Rev Richard O'Brien
5.00pm Engage Service
Rev Christian Tirtha
*Robert White Hall

* The Werner Brodbeck and Robert White hall are located at 156 Collins St, next to the Church
^ Speakers for the allocated services are subject to change without notice


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