LAMLASH PARISH CHURCH
CHURCH NEWS 6.10.19
Welcome to all visitors. 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. Aileen Brookens 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 retiring offering at our Harvest Thanksgiving service last Sunday was £123.40. Thanks to all who contributed. There was for the EcoVeg project run by Christian Aid. EcoVeg is a local, natural farming project, that gives people from India’s excluded and impoverished communities the opportunity to develop their farming skills, enabling them to get good prices for their produce and to work and save collectively.
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
Messy Church begins on 10th October from 3pm. this is for children and families, and all are most welcome.
The Faith Development Group meets at 2pm on 8th October at Pearl’s House (68 Murray Cresc.) All are every welcome to join us. 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 Group will meet on 7th October at 7pm in St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Whiting Bay, to pray for the nation. All will be most welcome.
Guild Dedication Service: This will be held next Sunday (13th October), with the first meeting of the new session on Tuesday 15th October in the church hall. This session, the second of our strategy “One Journey- Many Roads”, the theme “Companions on the Way”, will build on last year’s “Seeking the Way”.
All Guild members and non-members are welcome.
Today’s Readings: 1 Chronicles 29; 10 – 13
Matthew 6; 5 – 15
Read by Betty Dick
MP 454 Majesty, worship his majesty (x2)
MP 552 Our Father who is in heaven
755 Be still and know
Offering hymn MP 335 In my life, Lord be glorified (x2)
641 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
468 At the name of Jesus