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By Dave Prentice-Hyers
52 evolving explorations of the Living Word of God.
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United Service of Worship (Updated)
TCT Service of Worship for the 26th of December, 2021
December 26, 2021
Harvest Sunday
Worship for the 26th of September, 2021
September 26, 2021
Worship for the 12th of September, 2021
September 12, 2021
Running into the Darkness
Worship for the 5th of September, 2021
September 03, 2021
Spirit and Storm
Worship for the 27th of June
June 27, 2021
Spirit and Stone
Trinity Sunday, 2021
May 30, 2021
Lost Lego
Worship for the 2nd of May, 2021
May 02, 2021
Still Sheepish
Worship for the 25th of April. Apologies for the poor sound quality of the baptism recording.
April 25, 2021
Peace be with you.
Worship for the 18th of April, 2021
April 18, 2021
Without Ceasing
Worship for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, 2021
April 11, 2021
Easter Sunday
Worship for the 4th of April
April 04, 2021
Palm Sunday
Troon Old Parish Church
March 27, 2021
Letting the Old Stories go.
Worship for the 21st of March, 2021
March 21, 2021
Worship for the 28th of February, 2021
February 28, 2021
Un-Social Media
Worship for the 21st of February, 2021
February 21, 2021
Worship for the 14th of February, 2021
February 14, 2021
Come and See
Joint worship for the 17th of January, 2021
January 17, 2021
Christ has no Body, Now.
Worship for the 10th of January, 2021
January 10, 2021
Christmas Day Worship
25th of December, 2020
December 25, 2020
Christmas Eve at Home
Christmas Eve worship for the 24th of December 2020
December 24, 2020
Worship for the 20th of December, 2020
December 20, 2020
Knots fingers cannot untie
Worship for the 6th of December
December 06, 2020
There is a Larger Story
Worship for the 22nd of November
November 22, 2020
The Long Road
Worship for the 1st of November, 2020
November 01, 2020
What Sets You Free?
Worship for the 25th of October
October 24, 2020
Whose Image do you Bear?
Worship for the 18th of October, 2020
October 18, 2020
Hanging onto God.
Worship for the 4th of October, 2020
October 04, 2020
Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday- 27th September
Listen to how everything Sings!
September 27, 2020
Look to how everything sings -Midweek Meditation for the 23rd of September
Please consider assisting with our Harvest Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations are especially needed as the Pandemic continues. We are looking for tinned meals like mince, stew, chicken in sauce, curry, chilli etc. - no steak pies as they take 40 mins in the oven. To go with those we are also looking for tinned veg and tinned or packet potatoes, rice pudding, custard or fruit for puddings. Toothpaste and toothbrushes, bars of soap, shower gels, and hair shampoo, are always needed. You can drop off donations at Troon Old on Friday's from 12 to 2 or on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 or 10:30.
September 23, 2020
Christ Shimmers in all Creation
Worship for the 13th of September, 2020
September 13, 2020
I am there among them
Worship for the 6th of August, 2020
September 06, 2020
The Cruciform Way- Worship for the 30th of August
Troon Old Parish Church
August 30, 2020
Casting out Fear
Digital worship for the 16th of August, 2020
August 16, 2020
Worship for the 9th of August, 2020
August 09, 2020
Act as if ye have faith: Digital Worship for the 2nd of August.
Act as if ye have faith and faith will be give to you.
August 01, 2020
Good Trouble
Digital worship for the 26th of July
July 26, 2020
The Sower
Morning Worship for the 16th of July, 2020
July 19, 2020
Morning Worship for the 12th of July
This Morning we welcome Gary Noonan for a Joint Service of Worship with Houston and Killellan Kirk. 
July 12, 2020
A New Normalcy
Morning worship for the 5th of July
July 05, 2020
Faith and Patience: Morning Worship for the 28th of June
Sermon: Rev. David Harper
June 28, 2020
Morning Worship and Installation for the 21st of June
Morning Worship for Troon Old Parish Church including Dave's installation as Moderator of Ayr Presbytery
June 24, 2020
The Old 100th: Morning Worship for the 14th of June
Know in the very bones of your being that we belong to God and not to ourselves. We are God’s people, the sheep of God’s Pastures. -Psalm 100
June 14, 2020
Showing up for Love - Trinity Sunday
Morning Worship for the 7th of June, 2020
June 06, 2020
What was, is not what will be!
What was, is not what will be! Pentecost Sunday 2020
May 30, 2020
Midweek Meditation: Two Wheeled Reflection
Prayer Adapted from George MacLeod Oh God Our Help In Ages Past - Nathan Drake
May 27, 2020
Because God first loved us! Morning Worship for the 24th of May
Because God First loved us! Morning Worship for the 24th of May 2020
May 24, 2020
Midweek Meditation for 20-05-20: God loves people more than rules.
My God: Loves people more than rules Grace more than judgement Forgiveness more than punishment My God: Heals the broken, accepts the rejected, is kind to evil people and loves the whole world. With this image I can move forward, mend myself and my relationship with others. -Colin
May 19, 2020
I will not leave your orphaned
Morning worship for the 17th of May
May 17, 2020
Midweek Meditation Reissue to fix audio problems.
This is an edited version of the previous podcast.
May 14, 2020
Do not let your hearts be troubled
Morning Worship for the 10th of May 2020
May 10, 2020
There is Beauty in Brokenness: Midweek Meditation for the 6th of May.
Can you remember a time when you were seen? A time when you were really seen and valued?  When all the cracks and craters of your life were taken as beauty and not burden? Is this how the God of Grace sees us? Beauty in Brokenness?
May 06, 2020
The Gates of Love- Morning Worship for the 3rd of May, 2020
This Morning we welcome guest preacher Mary Elizabeth Prentice-Hyers.
May 03, 2020
Midweek Meditation: Wendell Berry's "How to be a Poet"
Berry's excellent poem can be found here: For more about Patience during a time of emergency see this article:
April 29, 2020
Everyday Resurrection- Morning Worship for the 26th of April
This morning we consider the importance of everyday resurrection. Where is new life in Christ breathing into and out of our lives? Musical reflections from Roddy Fel, the BB Pipeband and a special anthem from the TOPC Virtual Choir.
April 26, 2020
Midweek Meditation for the 22rd of April
This Morning we welcome our own Alistair Sanderson retired minister of Symington Parish Church.
April 22, 2020
Morning Worship for the 19th of April
We are not among those who shrink back and become lost. We are among those who have faith and know that our whole beings are preserved.
April 19, 2020
Midweek Meditation for the 15th of April 2020
Christian Courage is born when love and hope put their boots on and get to work.  
April 15, 2020
Easter Morning Worship 2020
Easter Morning Worship
April 15, 2020
Service of Darkness 2020
A joint worship service with Portland Parish Church
April 15, 2020
Maundy Thursday Worship 2020
A Joint Service of worship with Portland Parish Church.
April 15, 2020
Midweek Meditation for the 8th of April: David Harper
Join us for some caffeinated contemplation!
April 08, 2020
10 Good Minutes: Palm Sunday 2020
Online worship for the 5th of April, 2020
April 05, 2020
Radio Free TOPC: Dave gets arrested!
Join us for a short Midweek Meditation.  This morning we will head words of Hope and Challenge from Elder Laura Burnside and a reading of Psalm 139.  Bonus: Dave almost gets arrested.  
April 01, 2020
10 Good Minutes for the 29th of March
Please join us some Worship to Go. 
March 29, 2020
10 Good Minutes: Worship for the 22nd of March
The opposite of fear isn't courage; it is love.  John, the evangelist, writes that perfect love casts out all fear. Such aphorisms are easy to preach but hard to practice. Nevertheless, Love, even our messy human love, does cast out fear.  You may have seen the photo of the son perched outside his father's quarantined care-home window. Both grown men are gazing at each other, through the glass chatting away on the telephone.  My blood pressure drops just imagining the photo. Even imperfect love casts out fear.  Love also lends strength.   I'm touched by the creative ways we are finding to connect and support each other.  You can't quarantine love, and there need be no shortages of kindness.  In the strange and challenging days ahead let us tap into the creative and robust love that is within each of us.   As a person of faith and follower of Jesus Christ, such love is of God, and God's love never ends.  But regardless of your faith or lack thereof, there need be no limit to love and kindness.  Love does cast out fear, and it also lends strengh.  My spiritual mentor and grandson of Kilmarnock furniture makers often spoke these words in troubling times:  May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord's face shine upon you  and be gracious unto you. May God give you grace not to sell yourself short; Grace to risk something big for something good; Grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous  for anything but the truth,  and too small for anything but love. So may God take your minds and think through them. May God take your lips and speak through them. May God take your hands and work through them. May God take your hearts and set them on fire.  for the sake of God's love and justice  and peace in this world. Amen.
March 22, 2020
The Sermon on the Mount
Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
February 17, 2020
Taste and See
Sermon For the 9th of February
February 12, 2020
Sermon for the 2nd of February, 2020
The fourth Sunday after Epiphany
February 12, 2020
Behold, the Lamb of God
Sermon for the 19th of January 19, 2020
January 20, 2020
NT Reading Hebrews 12:1-2 Luke 6:20-31
November 03, 2019