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.
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.
Coffee morning for church funds is this Wednesday, 22nd August 10.15 to 12 noon in the church hall (behind the church). Come along and enjoy good company and wonderful home baking as well as various stalls including cards, jewelry and plants.
Music Matters is 2pm Thursday 30th August. TEAM 1 are responsible for the baking and are asked to be at the hall for 1.15pm to set up. Thank you for all your support.
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.
Volunteers still needed to deliver flowers from church. This will become easier if more people are involved The flowers are appreciated so much by those who receive them. PLEASE give this serious thought and, in the first instance, give your name and possible dates, to JOYCE or VIVIENNE
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: Aileen Brookens
Today’s reading: Mark 3 v 1 – 19 pew bible p 817
HYMN 279: Make way! Make way for Christ the King
HYMN 764: God has made laughter, laughter for me
HYMN 509: Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
HYMN 532: Lord, You have come to the seashore
OFFERING HYMN 802: We are here to praise You
HYMN 543: Longing for light, we wait in darkness
Thought for the week:
Jesus says, “ You are here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—SHINE!
‘Matthew 5:14-16 from The Message
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