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 goodwishes back to your own congregation on your
The Newsletter will resume publication with a Winter/Christmas edition scheduled to appear on 25th November. Articles, comments, suggestions, or letters will be gratefully received by the
incoming Editor, lain Auld, who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 600 639. Deadline for submissions is TODAY – 4th November! Our thanks to lain for stepping up to take this on and to Alison Page for supporting him through the transition.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our Mary’s Meals Fundraiser last Sunday in Lamlash Church hall. A wonderful total of £1215.28 was raised, enough to feed 87 children for a
whole school year WOW!!! Big shout out for all our soup makers, knitters, crafty folks and to everyone who joined us. Very grateful to the Brodick Co-op for donating our refreshments and
some raffle prizes too. Alison Page. (Well done and thank you, Alison, Arran’s Mary’s Meals Ambassador. You are a star!)
On Monday 5th November, there is a memorial service in Montrose House at 2.30 pm, to commemorate the life of Sal Bannatyne. It would be very much appreciated if some of us
could be there, especially since Sal had been a lifelong member of Lamlash Church, which she loved dearly, and in support of Greta and Sheena. Ian Watt will be going and could offer lifts if needed.
Blytheswood Shoe Box Appeal: this produced a total of 19 completed boxes, as well as donations. This is very creditable, and we thank all who completed or contributed to shoeboxes and who made donations. Our thanks also go to Joyce and Vivienne for organisation.
Foodshare: we have been partnered with Lamlash Co-op and we will share out the collection days so that we do not have to be involved every day of the week. This relates to food marked with a ‘best before’ date We are pleased to say that we have 5 volunteers, whom we thank. More would, of course, be welcome. There will be no need for volunteers to wait at the church, and we will operate on a restricted opening time (still to be decided) with the church vestry being open for people in need to come along and help themselves. This helps preserve peoples’
anonymity and dignity. Ian Watt is liaising with the Co-op and will let volunteers know when we will be able to begin.
The Faith Development Group meets at 2pm Tuesday 6th November at 68 Murray Crescent. A warm welcome awaits so please join us.
There is a Coffee Morning 10.15am – 12 noon Wednesday 7th November in the hall. Come along for a cuppa , home baking, chat with friends old and new and browse the stalls.
Messy Church for Early years to P7 is on Thursday 8th November 3.30pm – 5.45pm. Families come together for crafts, games, singing, Bible story and a meal. Lots of fun and lots of love.
The Kirk Session will meet on 14th November at 2pm in the Church Hall. Elders are requested to read the Presbytery audit survey about the future of our church and be ready to discuss this so that we can return it to the Presbytery Clerk by 30th November. It will be used in February alongside the responses from all churches in the Presbytery and will be a basis for the decision about which churches will close and which will remain. This is part of the new Presbytery Plan sent down by the General Assembly who has instructed that difficult decisions need
to be made as 400/0 of buildings and 200/0 of ministers have to axed.
Lily is on holiday 6th – 13th November. Liz Clarke is covering the parish and leading worship on Remembrance Sunday 11th November. Arran Pipe Band hope to have a piper in every village at 11am that morning (in Lamlash this will be at the Clearances Memorial in front of Hamilton Terrace).
World War 1: To remind us of the importance of the Centenary of the end of WW1, church bells will be rung as a special tribute on 11th November. Our bells will be rung for 10 minute beginning at 7.05 pm, the exact time that the armistice was signed. (See also the notice board at the gate). Poppies are available in the vestibule.
Today’s Reader: Betty Dick
DEUTERONOMY 6 v 1- 9, MARK 12 v 28 – 34, HEBREWS 9 v 11 -14
MP 1: A new commandment I give unto you
HYMN 550: As the deer pants for the water
MP 167 V 3 – 4: Give me joy in my heart
MP 411 x 2: Let there be love shared among us
HYMN 559: There is a Redeemer
HYMN PRINTED: In Christ alone
OFFERING HYMN 426: All heaven declares
MP 22: All the way my Saviour leads me
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
‘My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love
you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.’ JOHN 15 v 12 – 14
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