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2021 Calling of the Clans

May 16, 2021 – Heritage Sunday

Every year in May, our congregation celebrates the Scottish roots of the Presbyterian Church, with a “Kirking of the Tartan.” “Kirk” is the Scots’ word for “church,” and the colorful patterns of the woven tartan have come to represent family names or regions within Scotland. Since the first Presbyterians from Scotland, Ireland and England established churches in America, many congregations with deep roots in Scotland offer an annual blessing of the families of the church community, through a roll call of the clans present. Many of us today are not of Scottish descent, so we have added a final name, “Clan Dei” (the Family of God), at which point those of us whose roots are outside of Scotland, will stand. The blessing will be given, as we recognize the oneness that is ours in Christ.

Find YOUR family’s LAST NAME below, and the CLAN NAME OR REGION associated with it…and STAND UP when YOUR CLAN OR REGION is called in the “Roll Call of the Clans”

               NAME                     CLAN/FAMILY                   REGION

               Allison                           Macalister                    Angus

               Andrews                            Ross                                           

               Barclay                            Barclay                        Lanarkshire

               Barlow                           Cameron

               Bohnert                          Buchanan                                        

               Bruce                                Bruce                           Annandale

               Campbell                        Campbell             Clackmannanshire

               Cochran                          Cochran

               Collins                             Collins

               Craig                               Gordon                   Edinburghshire

               Crooks                                                              Renfrewshire

               Dickson                        MacGregor           Kirkcudbrightshire

               Douglas                           Douglas                         Argyllshire

               Elliott                                Elliot                                Borders

               Ervin                               Douglas                    Dumfriesshire

               Falconer                            Keith                    Kincardineshire

               Ferguson                         Ferguson                            Ayrshire

               Friedl                                Leach                         Wigtonshire

               Fyffe                              MacDuff                                        

               Galloway                       Galloway

               Gibson                           Buchanan                      Wigtonshire

               Gilland                         MacLelland                      Midlothian

               Gillespie                       MacPherson                           Lennox

               Hall                                                                    East Lothian

               Hamilton                        Hamilton

               Haney                                                                 Wigtonshire

               Harvey                                                                       Stirling

               Irwin                                 Irwin                      Dumfriesshire

               Johnson                         MacDonald                  Dumfriesshire

               Johnston                       MacDonald                  Dumfriesshire

               Keach                               Keach                                          

               Laing                            MacDonald                  Dumfriesshire

               Lawson                          MacLaren                      Lanarkshire

               Lease                                                                     Perthshire

               Locke                                                             Roxburghshire

               Lowry                              Gordon                    Dumfrieisshire

               Lynde                                                                      Ayrshire

               Matteson                                                                Highlands

               McCalley                                                            Wigtonshire

               McCorkle                       McCorkle            MacLeod of Lewis

               McClung                        MacLeod                          Galloway

               McConaghey               McConaghey

               McFarland                                                       Aberdeenshire

               McKenzie                     MacKenzie                         Rossshire

               Mickey                                                            Aberdeenshire

               Miller                            Macfarlane                  Dumfreisshire

               Minnis                            Menzies                          Perthshire

               Moore                                Muir                                           

               Morgan                           MacKay                           Aberdeen

               Paris                                                                        Ayrshire

               Parker                                                                    Perthshire

               Price                              McDonald                      Isle of Skye                       

               Roberts                          Robertson                        Midlothian

               Scott                             MacDonald                   Berwickshire

               Scott                               Cochran

               Stahley                        McCutcheon

Wallace   Wallace               Ayshire & Renfrenshire

“Clan Dei”


May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and find warmth. And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star. And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly.  Amen.