Sunday 6th May 2012

Sunday 6th May 2012 at 11 o’clock
Youth Organisations Spring Parade
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
HYMN 543 – Christ be our light
(During which the Colours will enter)
HYMN (Sheet) Community Song
(Very young children leave)
READINGS: John 17: 6-8 & 20-21 Acts 4: 32-35 (Nicole Hill, Senior Guide)
HYMN 251 – I the Lord of sea and sky
READING: John 21: 3-6, 10-13 & 15-17 (NCO from 128 BB)
HYMN 532 – Lord you have come to the seashore
HYMN 644 – O Jesus I have promised (Thornbury)
(During which the Colours are returned)

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 especially the members of our youth organisations. 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.

TODAY – tea will be served by the holiday club. A Fair Trade stall will be available in the hall after the service, so please come and browse the goods.

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.

LIFE & WORK – May’s issue is available for collection and distribution.


JUBILEE CHOIR – meet on THURSDAY 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!!

CHURCH DINNER – Dear Friends, Today is the last call for tickets and payments for our 75th Celebration Dinner on the 11th May. Please see me in the large hall after the church service. We would request that you are at the Holiday Inn at 7pm. A list for lifts will also be in the large hall. Thank you, Margaret R

NEXT SUNDAY – After Church tea & coffee provided by the events team. 2:00pm Eastwoodhill Service, please come along to support this valuable link Williamwood provides. 3:00pm informal communion in the Church.

THANK YOU – Fiona Ross wishes to thank all who supported her last week at her coffee morning. The sum raised was £400 which will be split between M.S. and Christian Aid.

READERS ROTA – the new rota for bible readers is now available.

CHURCH FLOWERS – The new rota for delivering Church Flowers in May & June is available in the vestibule. If you can help, please select a suitable date.

BB PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION thanks everyone who supported the recent Race night held on Saturday 28 April. If you bought a ticket, took part in the prize draw, bought a horse or donated a prize for the raffle – massive thank you! The Race Night was a huge success – in excess of £1,700 being raised. Congratulations to the winners of the £100 draw game. 1st Prize £100 (Peter Dale), 2nd prize £50 (James Armstrong) & 3rd prize (£20) Jacqueline Bruce. Well Done! This concludes the fundraising for this session and we look forward to next session when we celebrate the 128 BB 75th Anniversary.

INSPIRE MAGAZINE – any articles for inclusion in the next issue of our Church Magazine should be in the hands of the editors, Louise or Moira, by Sunday 20th May. email or

FUNDRAISING MESSAGE FROM KIRSTY MCNEIL – Alison and I are cycling the 81 arduous miles of the Etape Caledonia on 13th May to raise as much money as we possibly can for Marie Curie – a very worthwhile cause. We would be very grateful if anyone could sponsor us by visiting our fundraising website – Many, many thanks!

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.

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. Younger people are needed as we some long streets with many steps in our Parish. Just think of the fitness! Williamwood collected £1,344 last year & with your help we can exceed this amount in 2012. Materials will be distributed next Sunday after the morning service, in the large hall, or delivered to your door if required.

SUNDAY 20TH MAY – Three new members will join our Church Family. Please pray for them as they take this important step in their journey of faith.

CONCERT FOR KWENDERANA – Orchestral Concert of Popular Classics conducted by Ross Gunning in Greenbank Church on Sunday 27th May at 7pm. Tickets £5 from Fiona Gunning (577 5761). Proceeds to the Kwenderana Partnership Group to help the people of Ekwendeni, Malawi.

JUBILEE – Saturday 2nd June at 7:30pm we celebrate the Jubilees of Queen Elizabeth II and Williamwood Parish Church. Our Jubilee Choir takes part, Laurence Caldecote plays the organ and Alan Mathew conducts. Music includes Walton’s “Crown Imperial”, Mozart’s Coronation Mass “Gloria”, Handel’s triumphant “Zadok the Priest”, Stanford’s “Jubilate” in B flat, and joyful hymns from Royal Occasions and also from the Ceremony when our Foundation Stone was laid. Come along and be part of this double celebration.

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.

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 see the paper copy for individual contact details

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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