Lily and Graeme are on holiday from 6th to 20th October. Please contact Ian Watt, 600 382, for any pastoral assistance.
The Singing Group meet at 4pm in the hall on Wednesday 4th October and will NOT meet the following two Wednesdays as Lily and Graeme are on holiday. We will resume 25th October.
Faith Development Group meet THURSDAY 5th October at 11am. This change is for this week only. Please join us if you can at 68 Murray Crescent.
Advance notice: Aileen’s Setting Apart service takes place in church on Saturday 4th November at 2pm. Presbytery members will be present and the Presbytery Moderator will stay overnight to conduct worship on Sunday 5th November.
There will be a Coffee Morning in the church hall (behind the church) this Wednesday from 10-15 to 12 noon. All are welcome to come along for a “cuppa”, and a chat with friends old and new. There will be the usual stalls.
Lily and three members are away overnight Tuesday 3rd October to attend a conference in Hamilton on the Path of Renewal, a new initiative by the Church of Scotland. Please ‘phone Ian Watt on 600 382 for any urgent pastoral needs.
Knit & Natter – Festive patterns are now available for anyone wishing to participate in the Christmas fundraising campaign. Starting on 6th October for six weeks, the K&N Nutters will gather in the lounge at Trust Housing in McKelvie Road on Friday mornings between 10.30 – 12 noon. Please pop in for a blether with some of the folks who live there – even if it’s just to pick up wool and to say hello. Save the date Sunday the 26th of November at 2:00 – 3:30 in Lamlash Church Hall. Come and join our Singalong and Fundraising sale of knitted festive goodies for Mary’s Meals.
The Blythswood 2017 Shoebox appeal well underway. Leaflets are available in the vestibule. If you are able to donate single items could these please be brought by Sunday 21st October. Please remember any contributions would be gratefully received even if you are not able to fill a box. A box is in the vestibule to collect your donations. The full details are included in our Autumn Newsletter.
Sunday October 1st -Today 2.30 – 4.30 is Doors Open Day. We are looking for volunteers to be available for part of the afternoon to show people round and tell them about the church building. Bell ringers also invited to take part as well as organists. If you can help in any way please let Ian Watt or Lily know and a rota will be drawn up. Thank you.
For the past 15 years David Oakes has looked after hall bookings. David now wishes stand down from this, and we thank him most sincerely for the work he has done in this area of the church’s life.
We are looking for a successor, and if anyone thinks they may be interested in helping with this should contact David, Lily or Ian Watt.
The old £1 coins become illegal tender on 15th October, but they will still be accepted by the banks for a short time after this date. The Kirk Session thought It would be a good idea, and very much appreciated, if we were to put old £1 coins in the collection plate up to, say the end of September. Thank you in anticipation.
Readings – The Rev Jack Paterson:
John 20 v 19 -29, Hebrews 12 v 1 – 3, 1 Corinthians chapter 13 – chapter 14 v 1.
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