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About St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Located in the heart of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk has come to be known as an oasis to its many passing visitors. Within this beautiful early 20th Century building one finds that moment of solitude, away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city outside, for a quiet time with our Lord.

We invite you to worship with us whenever you are able to.

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Minister of St. Andrew's Scots Kirk, Rev. Bill Davine, accompanied by his wife Charlotte

Minister at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Rev. Bill Davine, accompanied by his wife Charlotte, has taken up pastoral duties at St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk. Bill is a minister of the Presbyterian Church. (USA) He is also a retired career diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, having served in several posts in East Asia and the former Soviet Union during a 27-year career. He is preaching and leading worship, performing weddings and baptisms, and providing other pastoral services.

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Sermons at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 1st September 2019

Readings : Jeremiah 2.4-13 Psalm 139 and Luke 14.25-33 Prayer I wonder what you would think was the most famous photograph of the 20th Century? Some of you may be thinking it came from the various outbreaks of war? Or when peace was declared? A building A coronation? A film star? A mountain, waterfall or

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 25th August 2019

Readings Jeremiah 1. 4-10 The Call of Jeremiah 4 The Lord said to me, 5 “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be a prophet to the nations.” 6 I answered, “Sovereign Lord, I don’t know how to speak; I am too young.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say that you

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 18th August 2019

Isaiah 5:1-7 Luke 12:49-56 We’ve spent 8 weeks looking at the church in the 1st century; now we’re speeding back 800 years or so to the time of King Uzziah. So I’d better give you a bit of background. A little over 1000 years before Jesus was born, the nation of Israel wanted a king.

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 11th August 2019

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 So we saw a few weeks ago how Pl wrote to the Galatians, who were being troubled by some very influential jewish believers, who insisted that Christians had to become Jews 1st. The Colossians were being troubled by Greek ideas that were about secret codes & knowledge & some very odd practices.

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What would a Scottish tourist make of St Andrew’s, Colombo?

A Scot – let’s call him “Jimmy” – arriving in Colombo would find St Andrew’s Scots Kirk services fairly familiar, although looking around at the congregation from a variety of countries and denominational backgrounds – Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal etc – he would be on less familiar ground. The hymns, children’s talks, monthly Communion

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 4th August 2019

Colossians 3:1-11 It is possible to be so heavenly minded, you’re no earthly use. Do you know that expression? It refers to people who have their heads in the clouds, as it were – they like to look very pious and holy. They want people to notice that they are religious. There’s one example which

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