KIRKIN’ OF THE TARTANS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH
A wee bit o’ Scotland will be returning to First Presbyterian Church in Kearney on January 29 in the form of a “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” worship service. We will celebrate our Scottish heritage as Presbyterians with Scottish music, a bagpiper, a beadle, Scottish attire, and following the service, a Ceilidh (a Scottish happening) with shortbread in the Family Life Center.
The Kirkin’ of the Tartan service originated in the United States during the 1940s and was instituted by Peter Marsahll, minister of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. Dr. Marshall began the ceremony as a special offering to aid Scots who were suffering the ravages of World War II. The presentation of the tartans symbolized the rededication of one’s life to God’s service, and affirms the Scottish roots of our Presbyterian heritage.
Scots are asked to bring a piece of their clan tartan to be blessed. Whatever your heritage, however, all people are encouraged to come and celebrate our roots as a Presbyterian family of faith. Wear something plaid, if you are able, and bring your Scottish friends.
Local Kearney leaders will be joining us as honored guests and their work in the community will be blessed to the glory of God.
Invite your friends to join us in worship!