Welcome to all visitors, and to our Guild Dedication Service. We hope you enjoy your time with us, and please take our good wishes back to your own congregation on your return home. May each one of us know God’s blessing as we worship together. We are very pleased to welcome Mrs. Liz Clarke to lead our worship.
Lily has had her medical certificate extended to the beginning of November, with the subsequent prospect of a gradual return to work, which would be two half days per week in the first instance. However, it has to be emphasised that her peace and privacy must be respected. This also applies to those who might phone or/email her in normal circumstances from outside the church family, so please let folk know that the first point of contact is Jean Hunter (Interim Moderator) Liz Clarke (locum -pastoral care) or Ian Watt (Session Clerk).
The Guild meets on 15th October at 2pm in the church hall. The speaker will be Mrs. Jean Hunter on the background and origin of some favourite hymns.
Blythswood Shoebox Appeal: Once again we have been invited to support the Shoebox Appeal on behalf of Blythswood Care. Leaflets are available in the Vestibule. and empty shoeboxes are available from the front pews. As it can be quite expensive to fill a shoebox, a collection boxes have been placed in the Vestibule and in the Church Hall, where you can donate an item/items to be used to fill shoeboxes. The closing date is 20th October. Thank you
Prayer Requests: Please put any prayer requests in the box in the Vestibule, and they will be prayed over, in strict confidence, by the Faith Development Group.
ACT Prayer Meeting will meet on 14th October at 7pm in St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Whiting Bay, to pray for the nation. All will be most welcome.
ACT Prayer Meeting will meet on 17th October at 2.30pm in St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Whiting Bay, to pray for the work of our churches on the island. All will be most welcome.
Today’s Readings: Luke 7; 37 – 42
John 20; 19 – 31
Read by Mick Cannon
562 Through the love of God
530 One more step along the world I go
97 O god you search me and you know me
694 Brother, sister, let me serve you
542 Lord speak to me that I may speak