Sunday 13th May 2012

Sunday 13th May 2012 at 11 o’clock
6th Sunday of Easter
Locum and Interim Moderator: Rev Eric McLachlan

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN 210 – Awake, my soul, and with the sun
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER (see below)
TALK TO YOUNG PEOPLE
HYMN 185 – Come, children, join and sing. Alleluia! Amen!
(children leave for Sunday School)
READING: Luke 15: 11 – 22
ANTHEM: Give thanks to God
READING: Luke 15: 23 – 32
HYMN 609 – Come, living God, when least expected
SERMON
HYMN 485 – Dear Lord and Father of mankind
OUR PRAYERS
OFFERING & DEDICATION
HYMN 702 – Lord, in love and perfect wisdom
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN (HYMN 825)
Our Reader today is Kathleen Craig

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

Williamwood Parish Church of Scotland, Clarkston
Session Clerk: Mrs. Margaret Robertson
Contact details:
20 Moraine Drive, Clarkston
Glasgow, G76 7QJ,
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
Email: margaretctrobertson@gmail.com

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.

PASTORAL COVER – during Mr Reid’s absence anyone requiring a minister should, in the first instance, contact Margaret Robertson, Session Clerk. Her phone number, address and email details are noted above. Please do not contact the manse during this time.

WELCOME – today we welcome Rev Eric McLachlan who is conducting our service.

TODAY – tea will be served by the events committee. 2:00pm at Eastwoodhill there is a Service conducted by Rev Roddick. Please note that there is no informal communion this afternoon.

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.

WORSHIP ON THE WEB – visit www.williamwoodmusic.com/on-demand

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.

THE GUILD – Many thanks from the Guild to all who supported last Saturday’s coffee morning, helping to raise the sum of £527.

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.

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!!

FUNDRAISING MESSAGE FROM KIRSTY MCNEIL – Alison and I are cycling the 81 arduous miles of the Etape Caledonia today, 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 http://www.justgiving.com/Kirsty-Mcneil0 – Many, many thanks for your donations.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK is now 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 have 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 TODAY after the morning service, in the large hall, or delivered to your door if required. Visit http://www.caweek.org for more information or to donate online

NEXT SUNDAY – Sunday School Gift Day; tea & coffee after church is served in aid of our Church Magazine “Inspire”; and Bible reader is Kirsteen Ferguson.

SUNDAY SCHOOL – Next Sunday is the Sunday School Gift Service when the children will receive a gift in appreciation of their attendance at Sunday School.

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 NEXT SUNDAY. E-mail mcewanlouise@hotmail.com or m_mcgeoch@yahoo.com

SESSION MEETING – Wednesday 16th May at 7:30pm

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – Friday 18th May at 7:30pm in Orchardhill Church, Giffnock. Tickets (£5 donation) include tea and home baking after the show. Tickets available at the door or email callum.hunter@ntlworld.com

TUNES FOR THAILAND – Netherlee Church, Saturday 26th May, 7.30pm. Fiona Joice will be spending 4 weeks in July working in an orphanage in Thailand, and to help fund the trip a concert is being held which features singers and musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Tickets available (£6/£5) from Trevor Joice (571-9825)

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, Steven McKnight plays trumpet 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.

SUMMER CHOIR commences on Sunday 3rd June meeting at 10:15am in the Session House, and will meet weekly during June, July and August. We’ll look at fun and easy pieces of music to be included in that day’s morning service. The emphasis is on having fun! So please feel free to come along and try out Summer Choir – a warm welcome awaits you!

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 http://www.heartandsoul2012.org.uk

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 3rd June 10:15am Summer Choir, 11am Sacrament of Baptism
Sunday 10th June Holy Communion

CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION
Please see the printed copy for contact details.
Have you noticed a bulb out etc?
Then report it in the book in the vestibule.

WEEKLY BULLETIN
Please send information to Alan Mathew by 12 noon on THURSDAY. Phone 07852 908166 or email williamwood.organist@gmail.com. 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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