Sunday 29th April 2012

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
HYMN 462 The King of love, my Shepherd is
HYMN 345 Halle Hallelujah!
(Young people leave)
READING: 1 John 3: 16-24
ANTHEM: Brother James’ Air (The 23rd Psalm)
READING: John 10: 11-18
HYMN 115 Love is the touch of intangible joy (Tune: Slane)
HYMN (sheet) In Christ Alone
HYMN 355 You, Lord, are both Lamb and Shepherd (Tune: Regent Sq)
SUNG BLESSING 786 May the God of peace
Our Bible Reader is Margo King

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.

A PRAYER OF PREPARATION – Open our lips, O Lord, and we shall declare your praise. Give us the joy of your saving help, and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.

TODAY – Bible Reader is Margo King and Tea & Coffee will be served by members of the Guild.

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.

EASTWOOD CHORAL – Concert “Italian Insiration” featuring Pergolesi’s Magnificat & Puccini’s Requiem & Messa de Gloria take place tonight in Giffnock: The Park Church at 7:30pm. Tickets (£8/£6) are available at the door.

THANK YOU – The Williamwood Singers Concert raised £572.60.

LIFE & WORK – The May issue is available in the usual places for collection and distribution.


INSPIRE MAGAZINE – any articles for inclusion in the next issue of our Church Magazine should be in the hands of the editors, Louise McEwan or Moira McGeoch, by Sunday 20th May at the very latest. Please pass on or email info. 

JUBILEE CHOIR – meet on Wednesday at 7:30pm. Do you want to sing in a choir celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee and Williamwood Church’s 75th birthday? Come along and start singing!! Everyone welcome for a double celebration!!

FUNDRAISING MESSAGE FROM KIRSTY MCNEIL – Alison and I are cycling the 81 arduous miles of the Etape Caledonia to raise as much money as we possibly can for the very worthwhile cause – Marie Curie. We would be very grateful if anyone could sponsor us by visiting our fundraising web-site – Many, many thanks!

NEXT WEEK SUNDAY – Spring Youth Parade for Youth Organisations, there will be a Fair-trade stall in the hall after the morning service, our Bible reader is Grant Keyes and Tea & Coffee will served by the Holiday Club.

YWG Reunion – now History! The Planning Committee would like to thank all who attended this event & we hope you all enjoyed yourselves. It was lovely to meet & catch up with former &present acquaintances. We ate, drank, took part in quizzes, mingled & we did what we women seem to do very naturally – we talked & talked! Let us now look forward to the next celebration in our Church Calendar.

CHRISTIAN AID – Greenbank member, Anne Margetts, is holding a “Tea & Coffee Day” in Greenbank Manse on Tues. 8 May 10am-12noon & 2-4pm to raise funds for the work of Christian Aid. All welcome. Tickets £2 (kids £1) available from Anne Clark & Ross McGhee or pay at the door. There be stalls – Plants, Gifts and Baking – and any donation of home baking would be gratefully received.

CHURCH DINNER – Friday 11 May (13 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.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK will soon be upon us 13th-19th May and it’s time to make sure our trusty band of door-to-door collectors is available again this year. Anyone (regulars and new volunteers) who is able to take part in this worthwhile task should contact Ross McGhee 638 4883 or Anne Clark 644 4776. Williamwood collected £1,344 last year and with your help we can exceed this amount in 2012. Materials will be distributed on Sunday 13th May, in the large hall, after the morning service or delivered to your door if required.

SUNDAY 20TH MAY – Three new members will join our Church Family. Anyone wanting to join or is interested in finding out more please contact Mr Reid, who will answer any questions.

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

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.

Hot on the heels of Roll Away the Stone 2011 – “Heart & Soul 2012″ is The Church’s next large scale event celebrating the life of the church. The event takes place on May 20th, 2012 in Edinburgh at Princes Street Gardens (West) – 1.00pm until 6.00pm. Like last year, the event is free to enter and we do hope that you’ll 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

Please read the printed paper copy for details of individuals contact details.
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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