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Monthly Thought

A Thought For November

    Dear Friends, What’s the connection between a witch, a snowman and a rabbit? Answer: sadly, these have all become the identifying icons of Hallowe’en, Christmas and Easter. “Hallowe’en is the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day on 1st November and All Souls’ Day on 2nd November.  It originated with the […]

A Thought For October

Dear Friends, “Kilmount Presbyterian Church is situated in rural Co. Cavan about five miles from Cootehill. Like all rural communities, demographics fluctuate. Having had just one child of Sunday school age a decade ago, the last ten years have seen a significant increase in numbers, with over twenty children due to be at Sunday School […]

A Thought For July

  Dear Friends, Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reading a book by Sinclair Ferguson called By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. In the opening chapter titled, ‘My Chains Fell Off’, Ferguson talks about Charles Wesley and his brother John. Both brothers had been devout Godly men, especially […]

A Thought For June

Dear Friends, In his book ‘The Passion’, Mike McKinley writes, ‘The cross of Christ is the reality that gives shape to the way Christians should think about every detail of our lives right now, from our marriages to our money, from our suffering to our success…. The cross is all we will need, and all […]

A Thought For May

  Dear Friends, On Sunday 22nd April, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Noble McNeely preached at Legacurry on John 21. He talked about how seasoned fishermen had caught nothing all night but, in the morning, when a stranger on the shore told them to cast their net on the other side of the boat, […]

A Thought For February

Dear Friends, It was special to watch as the folks at our recent weekend away at Castlewellan, chatted over coffee and at meal times. Sometimes they chatted with folks they knew well and at other times with people they had just met – even after sharing the same worship space for years! Such times are […]

A Thought For January

     Dear Friends,  So, we enter the 175th anniversary year of laying the foundation stone of Legacurry Presbyterian Church in 1843. The actual congregation was constituted some two years beforehand and met without a building.  The current meeting house was begun in 1843 and completed for worship in 1844.  We thought we would use 2018 as […]