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.
Today 2pm – 4pm on the green and in church hall there is a time of commemoration of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. For details please see leafllet.
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 from 10.15 to 12 noon in the church hall (behind the church) is for Music Matters.
As a special treat and in keeping with Music Matters, Graeme will play for a short time and will accompany some ‘community singing’! Any baking plus your support would be greatly appreciated. Pleas speak to Alison Page or Lily if you are able to bring baking. Many thanks to all who make Music Matters possible.
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 Mackenzie 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 with her 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. Please give this serious thought and, in the first instance, give your name and possible dates, to Lily. Mary Mackenzie has organised this rota for many years, and we thank Mary for this. However, you will see that a vacancy exists for a rota-organiser as well as, or instead of, a flower-deliverer. What an opportunity!! Thank you.
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: John Houston
Today’s readings: 2 Samuel 11 v 26 – 12 v 7 John 6 v 24 -35
HYMN 129: The Lord is King! Lift up your voice!
MP 18: All over the world the Spirit is moving
HYMN 486: Forgive our sins as we forgive
HYMN 374: From heaven You came
OFFERING HYMN 553: Just as I am
HYMN 559: There is a Redeemer!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
‘ ‘ ‘For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
and the government will be upon His shoulder and His Name will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
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