Good morning and welcome to worship. May we all
know God’s blessing as we worship together. If you are a
visitor, please take our good wishes back to your own
congregation on your return home.
McKelvie Road Sheltered Housing visit is today at 3pm. The number of residents attending this has been dropping over the past year and in recent months we have had only two people coming along. The Kirk Session, the Rev Vince Jennings, Ian Watt and Lily have all agreed that continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different outcome doesn’t work and, regretfully, the decision was taken to end these monthly services. We will still be there each month but it will be to chat and, of course, to enjoy tea and coffee and cake. We are hoping that this more informal time together will encourage others along and the church will still have a valuable role in building relationships and supporting the residents.THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers who have been so faithful over the years in this outreach. Please continue your efforts and we will review the situation in a few months. Lily is leading today and will invite people to share their thoughts on how we keep this vital contact meaningful and helpful.
The church will be open 10 am to noon on weekdays during the month of August. Thank you to those who volunteered to make this happen. You will enjoy a wide variety of visitors from all over the world.
The proceeds from the Coffee Morning on Wednesday 8th August raised £313.09 for Music Matters. Thank you to Alison and her team of helpers and to all of bakers for the delicious spread.
Next Coffee morning for church funds is this Wednesday, 15th August 10.15 to 12 noon in the church hall (behind the church).
ACT PrayerTime is 2.30pm Thursday 16th August in lesser hall. Everyone very welcome to come and join together to pray for the church’s work on Arran.
Leaflets about Blythswood Shoe Box appeal are available in the vestibule. If you are unable to fill a box please consider placing a donation in an envelope marked Shoe Box and put it in the offering plate.
We are grateful to Mary McKenzie and Joyce Walker for organizing this appeal which brings Christmas joy to thousands of children, men and women. Mary is unable to continue and we ask you to give prayerful consideration about helping Joyce with this very worthwhile expression of Christian love in action. For further information about what is involved please speak to Joyce. Thank you.
Glasgow Presbytery are hosting another Show and Tell – an opportunity for congregations to showcase successful projects to others who are interested in exploring similar sorts of ventures.
Lily has some free tickets spare so PLEASE think about coming along to hear about small scale early days projects right through to larger, more established ventures. Lunch is provided! Wed 19 September 10:00am – 2:30pm Springfield Cambridge Parish Church Bishopbriggs.
Many people have commented favourably on the plants and flowers in the church grounds. These are intended as part of our ‘sensory garden’ once our sanctuary plans come to fruition, and in the meantime they are in need of a good deal of TLC. We are very grateful to Dorothy Boyle and Graeme McKinnon for providing this, but there is a need for a team to continue this work. You don’t need green fingers; Dorothy will provide them! If you are able/interested in helping, please have a word with Dorothy. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
We are inviting volunteers to choose dates when they would be able to deliver flowers from church. While this is an important and very much appreciated service, it can become an onerous task over time, so we are looking for volunteers to choose just a few dates over the next six month period from now rather than be committed to a block of consecutive weeks. This will become easier if more people are involved, and it will be possible to rearrange dates at short notice. This is so much appreciated by those who receive the church flowers. PLEASE give this serious thought and, in the first instance, give your name and possible dates, to Lily. Mary McKenzie has organised this rota for many years, and we thank Mary for this. However, you will see
Thank you to Joyce and Vivienne who stepped up to the plate last week and who already do a great deal of work behind the scenes. They need YOUR help!
It is with regret we have to announce there will be no further Newsletter unless someone steps forward as Editor. We are very grateful to Alison Page for the great work she did over the years in producing a fabulous Newsletter and also to Alison Armstrong for her recent help. Please speak to Ian or Lily if you feel you could be part of a team to ensure the continuation of what was a great outreach and inspiration to many.
Today’s Reader: Betty Dick
Today’s readings: Colossians1 v 9 -14 p 986 pew bible
Mark 11 v 12 -25 p 829 pew bible
HYMN 202: Stand up and bless the Lord!
HYMN 340: When Jesus saw the fishermen
HYMN 443: He is Lord! He is Lord!
HYMN 404: I danced in the morning
OFFERING HYMN 795: Take, oh take me as I am
HYMN 680: You are called to tell the story
Thought for the week:
‘ May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from His glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.’ Colossians 1 v 11 -12
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