Sunday 15th April

Sunday 15th April 2012 at 11 o’clock
The 2nd Sunday of Easter
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
HYMN 426 All Heaven declares
PRAYER: Including The Lord’s Prayer (see below)
TALK TO YOUNG PEOPLE HYMN (Sheet) God’s not dead, no! He is alive.
(Young people leave)
READINGS: 1 John 1:1-4, John 20:19-23
ANTHEM: Jesus is risen. Alleluia (the Mfurahini Haleluya)
READING: John 20:24-31
HYMN 432 How often we like Thomas
HYMN (Sheet) In Christ alone
HYMN 543 Christ be our light
Sung Blessing: Hymn 786 May the God of peace go with us

Our Bible Reader is tony Drysdale

THE LORD’S PRAYER – Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; Your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen

A WARM WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY! If you’re a visitor please sign our visitor’s book in the vestibule. Our church has something for all ages & activities go on throughout the week. Please join us in the Hall after this service where tea/coffee is served. Large print bulletins are available from the duty team.

Three new members will be joining our church in May. Anyone wanting to join or is interested in finding out more please contact Mr Reid, who will answer any questions.

Big Thank You to all who helped make the Holy Week and Easter Services so meaningful. All who helped with music and singing, all who helped with welcome and refreshments and the Easter Breakfast, and all who helped in taking part in the services themselves. All greatly appreciated – Iain, Ann and Alan.

TODAY – Tea & Coffee served by the Home Visting Team.

THE BB has a ‘limited edition’ 2012 Tea Towel for sale – specially made to mark our 75th anniversary and is available from Mark Gordon, at £3.50, in the Hall.

GUILD OUTING – this Tuesday going to Luss Church. There are now 3 seats left on the coach. If you wish to join us please contact Moira Yeoman at 638 6709. JUBILEE CHOIR – do you want to sing in a choir celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee and Williamwood Church’s 75th birthday? Come along this Wednesday (in the church) at 7:30pm to find out more and start singing!! Everyone welcome for a double celebration!! CONGREGATIONAL BOARD – this Wednesday, 18 April, at 7:30pm HEAR THE JOYFUL SINGING! 25th Celebration Concert of the Williamwood Singers at 7.30pm this Thursday. The programme will be performed entirely by the girls, although we’d love any past members in the audience to join us at the end when we will sing “Love changes everything”. The songs are chosen for their varied moods. Some are new & some are old favourites – we hope you’ll enjoy listening to them as much as we enjoy singing them! Tickets £4 – available in large hall after Church or at the door.


MINISTER’S HOLIDAY – Mr Reid is on holiday for week and pastoral cover is provided by Rev Tom Nelson from Netherlee. Please call Margaret Robertson in the first instance for any pastoral services.

NEXT WEEK – Service conducted by Ann McCormick (OLM Student), Bible reader – Carole Ferguson, Tea & Coffee – the Sunday School.

SPRING CONCERT – next Sunday @ 7:30pm, Netherlee Church with refreshments. The young musical group, Maestoso have played together for over 8 yrs led by Stephen West & have a wide repertoire (modern/classical). This will be their final concert before they disperse to various universities later in the year. Entry by donation programme.

BB PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION RACE NIGHT – Saturday 28 April, Clarkston Scout Hall, 8pm start. Tickets £5 (which include a sandwich buffet) can be obtained from either Helen McKenzie (577 6872), Alison Young (577 5707) or Company Captain, Mark Gordon, or my email If you’re unable to attend & would still like to help raise funds for the BB you can do so by sponsoring a horse or donating a raffle prize, contact Helen, Alison, Mark or any member of the committee.

POST CARDS TO WILLIAMWOOD – in our 75th year as you travel on holiday in the UK or abroad please send a postcard to your Church Family here at Williamwood. We’ll track on a map in the Large Hall how far we have travelled. Please also leave a “Calling Card” with greetings from Williamwood in any church you visit or worship in while on holiday. These are available at the front door

FIONA’S SPRING COFFE MORNING – Fiona Ross is having a coffee morning and will be selling her hand made cards, in aid of Christian Aid and Multiple Sclerosis on 28th April between 10am and 1pm at 51 Ashfield Road – All welcome!

YOUNG WIVES/YOUNG WOMAN’S GROUP REUNION 24th April, 8-10p.m. A last minute plea for more photos/memorabilia for our Memories Table! Please look out these – they will be looked after and safely returned after the event. We would require these before the 24th.Thanks to those who have already responded. Anybody who wishes to attend this evening and has not yet given their name please do so as soon as possible or even turn up on the night! We will be delighted to welcome you. Any info please see Joan Black, Lynn Gordon, Irene Heffron, Lynn McGhee, Mary Montgomery, Evelyn Wallace or phone Jean Simms 638-6764 or email

CHURCH DINNER – Friday 11 May (27 days & counting). Come, join us in a one off 75yr celebration where we honour Douglas Craig (50yr an Elder), Ross McGhee & Neil Little (30yr as Elders). They’re over 100 of your church family going already but I’ve kept a place for YOU. All diets catered for – as long as we know beforehand. Hope to hear from you, Margaret Robertson 638-5521. Pyts can be made from today onwards.

GIVINGS UPDATE – Givings total for February was £7,373 giving an acc-umulated figure of £14,080 for the first 2 months of the year against a budget of £15,000. This leaves a shortfall of £920 on the budget figure. However closer examination of the figures shows that within the February figure, two cheques for a total of £1,000 were given by members of the congregation in respect of their annual givings. If we revise the £1,000 to a sixth, £166 our total is amended to £13,246 leaving a shortfall figure of £1,754. Should this trend continue we would be looking at a shortfall to budget of £10,524.

HEART & SOUL 2012 – Hot on the heels of Roll Away the Stone 2011 – “Heart and Soul” is The Church of Scotland’s next large scale event celebrating the life of the church. The event will take place on May 20th, 2012 in Edinburgh at Princes Street Gardens (West) from 1.00pm until 6.00pm. Like last year, the event is free to enter and we do hope that you will put the date in your diary. Participate in Choirs, Football Tournaments, Battle of the Bands, help stewarding or volunteering or simply come along and enjoy the special events taking place. For up-to-date information keep checking

Individual details of church contacts are omitted from the on-line notices. Contact the church for information.
– Have you noticed a bulb out etc?
– Then report it in the book in the vestibule.
Please note Mr Reid’s day off is Monday. For Baptisms (whatever your age), Weddings, joining the Church & for anyone who needs a visit, contact the manse.

Please send information to Alan Mathew by 12 noon on THURSDAY. Phone 07852 908166 or email This Bulletin can be recycled – the duty team will be happy to take it for you. Song sheets should be left behind.

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