Current Notices

Welcome to our Church.  If you wish to know more about our activities, or any other matter, one of the Duty Team at the door will be delighted to help.

 

As our minister Rev Andrew Robertson continues his phased return to work, we are grateful to our locum Rev John Martindale for his on-going support (Phone: 0141-882-9932;  Email: Jmartindale@churchofscotland.org.uk) For pastoral matters during November, please continue to contact your elder or John directly. For other matters, please contact the office or your elder for the attention of our Interim Moderator Rev Scott Kirkland. 

 

EPYC - our Church Youth Group meets at 7.00pm on Sunday evenings in the Carswell Centre.  For further information, please contact James Edgar 07710 977309 or jamesedgarepc@gmail.com.

 

Prayer Group meets in the Carswell Centre on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  You are most welcome, either regularly or occasionally.

 

Our Mid Week Service takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.  Come and enjoy this shorter, relaxed service; and tea and chat afterwards.

 

On the 3rd Sunday of each Month we hold our Early Service at 9.30am in the Church and Kairos at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.

 

The Kirk Session met on Sunday 11th November and elected Sheila Lamont as next Session Clerk.  The Session are very thankful to Wendy Armstrong for her service over many years in this capacity. (Rev Scott Kirkland)

 

Would Elders without email, please collect their copy of the last Kirk Session Meeting Minutes from the Door Duty Team.

 

Our Organist, Alan Gillon, is playing at Kelvingrove Art Galleries on Tuesday 20th November at 1pm.   The recital runs for half an hour.

 

Mary’s Meals. The next opportunity to join us for a sociable lunch for a good cause is this coming Wednesday, November 21st at noon in the Carswell Centre. 

 

Parish News. The next issue of Parish News will go out in early December. As ever contributions of all sorts are welcome - anything you think worth bringing to the attention of or amusing church members and others in our community. Please send to macintyre74@btinternet.com by 30th November.

 

The Guild - this Wednesday our guest speaker will tell us about the charity we are supporting this year  -  Playlist for Life  -  meeting at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Carswell Centre.  Our Christmas Cracker Coffee Morning is this Saturday 24th November from 10am - 12 noon, so come and join us and do some Christmas shopping.

 

The Carswell Centre.  It is planned to have the Carswell Centre open to allow folk to visit every Saturday morning between 10am and noon, initially for a trial period from January until Easter. This will require a team of helpers so that 3 people can be in attendance each Saturday. We hope to have enough helpers so that most will only cover one Saturday during the 3 months.  If you can help with this or would like to discuss the detail please contact Brian Fraser, Craig Wishart, Helen McLean or Duncan MacIntyre.

 

Changing World, Unchanging God.  On Saturday 1st December in the Carswell Hub from 10am to 12 mid-day, there will be a chance to reflect and pray for our church, our country and our world.  Featuring a labyrinth, inspiration and help to find God’s direction in challenging times.  There will also be tea, coffee, and an opportunity to chat with others. 

 

The Stuart Townend and Band  -  The Courage Tour 2018  -  is performing on Sunday 25th November at Eastwood Parish Church, 5 Mansewood Road, Glasgow G43 1TW, from 19.30-22.00.   Also at Kenmuir Mount Vernon church, London Road, on Tuesday 27th November. (Tickets (£15) from www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Origin Scotland, in association with Tearfund, present Christmas with the Origin Choir, Band and Orchestra on Sunday 2nd December at 8.15pm in Findlay Church, Glasgow.  To book your free tickets contact 0131-541-0117 or online at www.originscotland.org

 

Sing a Song for Christmas! At Bellshill Central Parish Church on Thursday 13th December at 7pm.  A concert featuring local primary schools, Girl Guides, Church Choir  -  plus songs, carols and fun and refreshments.  Donations only to Motherwell Women’s Aid at Christmas.

 

Prayer

 

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials."  1 Peter 1:5

 

Father God, we thank you for your many blessings, for bringing us through times of trial, and for Jesus, who accompanies us by his Spirit.  Be with those who especially need you at this time; for our own leaders; for those striving to help the people of Yemen, and for communities in California who have lost so much.  Bring your wisdom, comfort and strength at this time.  In Jesus’ name, amen.