Happy New Year to all our church members and friends. We pray it will be a very blessed year for you all.
Particular verses have been given to us this year by the leader of the Struthers group of churches, Diana Rutherford. The verses for 2024 which are known as the New Year Word are:
Isaiah 49 v 10 (second part)
"For the Lord in his mercy will lead them;
he will lead them beside cool waters."
Isaiah 49 v 11 (first part)
"And I will make my mountains into level paths for them."
Isaiah 51 v3
"The Lord will comfort Zion again
and have pity on her ruins.
Her desert will blossom like Eden,
her barren wilderness like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found there.
Songs of thanksgiving will fill the air."
A fond farewell
On Monday 30 October 2023 a packed church said a fond farewell to our next door neighbour Phillip Bruno who has been attending Struthers church for many years. There was a fantastic turnout to honour a lovely man who was well known in the art world and his two sons came over from the US to speak at this celebration of his life.
Phillip's wife Clare Henry wrote his obituary for The Herald and can be read in full here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/obituaries/23837000.influential-figure-art-gifted-us-collection-hunterian/