We were saddened to hear of the passing of Jean McNeish on 6th February, and we are asked to remember Fiona and the family in our prayers. The cremation is at Holmhead on 24th February at 1 pm.
Today we are delighted to be welcoming Beverley Millar to the Eldership in Lamlash.
There will be a short service in the lounge of the Sheltered Housing complex in McKelvie Road at 3pm today. All will be made most welcome.
The Faith Development Group will meet on Tuesday 14th February at 2pm at 68 Murray Crescent. We continue to explore the names of God in the Old Testament and the difference knowing the meaning of these illuminates our understanding of God in the New Testament. Everyone is welcome to join us.
The Guild are holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 15th February from 10.15am to 12 noon, with the usual stalls. This is in aid of the Erskine Hospital.
The Kirk Session meets on Wednesday 15th February at 2pm in the church hall. All are welcome to attend Kirk Session meetings.
The Singing Group will meet this Wednesday at 4pm. Please note the new time. We look forward to seeing you there.
The ‘Bus Pass’ Lunch Club is every Wednesday 12 – 2.30 in the PHT. please consider coming along and being part of our community outreach while enjoying your free soup. Many people don’t come to church so church is going to them! Spare a lunch time to meet and chat with others
There is be a Lecture given by Rev Doug Gay, of Glasgow University and a Church Minister, offering an analysis of the state of the Church and the choices facing it.
This is being given on 15th February at 6.30 pm in St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
This, of course, suits very few of us, but they are also being delivered on the Church of Scotland’s website.
Knit & Natter starts on Friday 17th February meeting in the residents’ lounge of Trust Homes at McKelvie Road between 10.45 am and 12 noon. All are welcome.
Arran Skinnymalinks: weighing in for Mary’s Meals. Monday 16th February is the last weigh-in at Lamlash. It is hoped to offer weigh-ins at Lamlash in May/June. More details from Alison.
Items for the Spring Newsletter should be passed to Alison Page today!
Today’s Readings: Mark 12; 28-34 (p 830 in Pew Bible)
Read by Mick Cannon
HYMN OF THE MONTH:
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
scorned by the ones He came to save:
till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
for every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
for I am His and He is mine –
bought with the precious blood of Christ.
No guilt in life, no fear in death;
this is the power of Christ in me;
from life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
can ever pluck me from His hand;
till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.