Good morning and welcome to church. On this Ascension Sunday, may we 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.
Each Sunday before worship, there is the opportunity to join together in the lesser hall for a short time of prayer
beginning at 10.45 am. If you have any prayer request please speak to Aileen.
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.
Christian Aid week begins TODAY. A donation envelope should be in your hymnbook, and we invite you to give as generously as you feel able. Envelopes can be handed in at the Christian Aid Coffee Morning on 16th May, or at church on the following Sunday.
Our church coffee morning this Wednesday, 10.15-12 noon, is in support of Christian Aid. Please come along and join us. A warm cheery welcome and some lovely home baking awaits you in the church hall (behind the church). Please help us help others. Your generosity goes a long way.
Faith Development Group is having a summer break. Thank you to Pearl for her hospitality and to everyone for their faithfulness as we explore God’s Word together and pray for our church and community and beyond.
The Kirk Session meet Tuesday 22nd May at 2pm. Please note the change of date. Members of the congregation, as always, are invited to attend.
The Singing Group meets in the hall on Wednesday 16th May 4pm-5pm. This will be our last regular time together but we will meet again from time to time. Thank you to all our valiant, happy band. Please know that you make a huge difference to our worship.
A reminder that Safeguarding training takes place Saturday 12th May and Saturday 19th May at 2pm in Brodick Church hall. Please speak to Ian watt Safeguarding Co-ordinator to ensure you attend on the right date!
The Church of Scotland’s Heart & Soul celebration takes place in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh from 1pm – 6pm on Sunday 20th May during the General Assembly. This is its 7th year and it is a wonderful afternoon, celebrating the life and work of the church! Thousands attend and there is a festival atmosphere with music, talks and an opportunity to wander through the many ‘villages’ and hear the exciting things other churches are doing in their communities. From 2pm – 3pm Lily will be in the Path of Renewal tent sharing the work of Lamlash Church and she is looking for a few enthusiastic people to join her. Please pray for the General Assembly’s week of deliberations and the ongoing work of the Church of Scotland in every parish.
SCANA – Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms are holding their annual peace vigil at North Gate, Faslane Royal Naval base (approx 10 miles north of Helensburgh) on Saturday the 26th of May, 12 noon – 1pm. The Very Rev Susan M Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be present. The vigil aims to bear witness to peaceful alternatives to the violence of weapons of mass destruction in the context of readings, songs, prayers, silence and symbolic actions. An optional bring your own picnic, will be held at the end. People of all faiths, or none, are most welcome.
Please contact Rev. John Webster
(700747) firstname.lastname@example.org who is co-ordinating transport to Faslane.
Today’s Reader: John Houston
Today’s Reading: Luke 10 v 25 – 37 Pew Bible p 853
Scottish Charity Number SC015072