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As our young members are preparing for exams it is time to spare a thought and prayer for them as they each plan for the future. With mock exams in the past and many modules completed life influencing decisions are being made.

What University, to study what course? What subjects for ‘A’ level studies and for others choosing subjects for GCSE level studies. Each of these decisions is difficult and will result in different paths. We all hope our young members choose the most suitable path for each of them. Sometime ago BKY presented a 10-2-10 service based on Ecclesiastes 3.1 A time for everything. A message to each of them at time of hard work, concentration and worry is from Proverbs 24:14 Get wisdom and you have a bright future. I know all our young members are working hard.
Our young members who are not immediately facing exams are making choices about which Secondary school to attend so hope all are content with places being recently confirmed.

We have some young members who have been working hard in the puppeteers group to prepare worship. The contribution to services is always welcomed as they give a new light to worship. You never know our friend on in the picture may be available for regular pulpit supply.

On occasions when the Minister is not available The Border Kirk can use the Puppet group to assist. The benefits are the replacement Ministers way with children and his shorter sermons. Although some members of the congregation have complained about the lack of snooze time between the Bible reading and next hymn.

Citykidz at Aztec City centre churches in Carlisle arrange four events during the year and this was the first in 2012. The next event is on Good Friday and all children are welcome.

Churches in Longtown.  

Holiday Club last October was held in Longtown Community Centre and organised by the local churches. This has developed into Messy Church which is hosted once a month on Sunday afternoon. Date and time for this appears in the intimations.       


Our Young members, always willing to assist with the service.

The Border Kirk Praise band always ready to learn a new song at short notice!


Father's Day Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, bless the fathers who are on earth;
Those who work hard every day
to light a path and show the way;
Those who forget and don't perceive
the devastation when they leave.

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come; thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Help the earthly fathers know
and praise your name in daily flow,
Making no difference between
the holy realm and worldly scene.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And for the dads without a job,
Strengthen their faith in Provider God.
Feed them with the bread of love
The wine of justice
The meat of determination
The fruit of the spirit;
That they will remember how Jesus gave himself for us
Demonstrating that there are many ways for a MAN TO GIVE.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Teach our men the ways of peace
Desiring that all violence shall cease
Whether husband/wife, parents/children
Black on black, nation to nation
Neither tongue, hand, gun, knife
No shock and awe, no fiery towers . . .
Help humanity learn HOW TO FORGIVE.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Guide all daddies to be wise.
Give them strength of soul to seek the prize
Of a world without racism or greed,
A world where no child is left in need,
A world where cheaters cannot win,
Salvation reigns, there is no sin.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.