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.
THANK YOU to everyone who kept our weekly Coffee mornings going. Your help is a great boost to church funds. The first of our monthly Coffee Mornings is this Wednesday, 5th September, 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.
In order for the coffee mornings to continue we need more team leaders and helpers – more leaders mean that they have less coffee mornings to prepare for, the church needs your help. Thanks to the Guild helping we can do the monthly coffee mornings during the winter. The coffee mornings will not be able to continue if we don’t get help.
Please contact Vivienne Haigh 600092 or Robert Marr 600058
Note no more Open Church. Thank you to David Oakes and the volunteers for opening the church during July and August. The visitors really appreciate this.
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.
There is a meeting of COMMUNITYof ARRAN NETWORK in CORRIE Hall at 1pm Wednesday 5th September. This is a new group set up to link many organizations on the island so that there can be greater interaction, communication and support. Speak to Ian or Lily for more information.
We will be having a clear out of the lesser hall. Any group who has things stored there are asked to identify it with a sticker by WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER or it will be removed. Groups with hall lets have been informed. Thank you for your co-operation.
Calluna Concerts: Your attention is drawn to the posters on the notice board at the gate, and in the hall, advertising these concerts given by two very talented students from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, including Iain Clarke who is well known to us.
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.
It is with great regret we have to announce there will be no further Newsletter unless someone steps forward as Editor or offers to get an editorial team together. 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: Mick Cannon
Today’s Reading: Habakkuk 1:2-7, 12-13 pew bible p 757 and 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 pew bible p 969
HYMN 197 As we are gathered Jesus is here
HYMN 459 Crown Him with many crowns
MP 133 Father I place into Your hands
HYMN 485 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
MP 269 I do not know what lies ahead
OFFERING HYMN MP 502 O Let the Son of God enfold you
HYMN 458 At the name of Jesus
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