Sunday 22nd July 2012

Sunday 22nd July 2012 (Proper 11)
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
Welcome & intimations
Hymn 96 You are before me, God, you are behind
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (See below)
Children’s address
Hymn 194 This is the day!
Reading Acts 15: 36 – 41
Hymn 268 O God of Bethel! By whose hand
Reading 2nd Timothy 4: 1 – 22.
Hymn 509 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
Prayers of dedication and intercession
Hymn 460 Join all the glorious names
South African Sung Amen (Hymn 825, sung twice)

Our Reader today 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

Interim Moderator & Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone 0141 954 1574
Session Clerk
Telephone: 0141 638 5521

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 I shall be grateful if members of the congregation and elders could advise me as quickly as possible, by telephone or email, of any illness or pastoral visits requiring to be made and also of people who may be in hospital. Please do not leave it till you see me on Sundays. Thank you – Rev Eric McLachlan (contact details above).

Mr McLachlan will be away from Monday 23 July till Friday 27th July and from Monday 30th July till Friday 3rd August. Anyone requiring the services of a minister are asked please to contact Rev. Catherine Beattie the minister at Giffnock South (Tel. 258 7804.)

SUMMER CHOIR – we meet weekly at 10:15am in the Session House during July & August. We’ll look at fun & easy pieces of music with the emphasis on having fun! So, please feel free to come along and try out Summer Choir – a warm welcome awaits you!

TODAY – Tea and Coffee after the morning service is served by our Summer Holiday Club, and our bible reader is Tony Drysdale.

MEARNSKIRK SERVICE – We conduct worship at Mearnskirk House this afternoon. The service commences at 2pm, those taking part please be at Mearnskirk House for 1:50pm at the latest.

THANK YOU – Mary Montgomery would like to thank everyone who supported coffee after the Church service on Sunday 15th July. £33 was raised for the Lodging House Mission.

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.

WILLIAMWOOD HISTORY BOOKLET – Stuart Wallace’s History of Williamwood Parish Church to celebrate the 75th Anniversary is on sale at the front of the church and in the large hall.

CHURCH GARDEN TEAM will carry on each Tuesday throughout the “Summer.” As usual it’d be helpful if you can bring your own tools. Main tasks at the moment are weeding & hedge trimming. We’d be happy to welcome new members. Forget the Gyms & Slimming classes, come & get fit for free. See Jimmy Craig for info.

ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION – Could anyone who is prepared to help serve refreshments at our 75th Anniversary Exhibition at the end of September let Carole Lyons know. If possible a preference as to date would be greatly appreciated. That way Carole can pull together a rota to ensure we have adequate help throughout. (Dates: Friday 28th evening, Saturday 29th afternoon, Sunday 30th evening).

NEXT SUNDAY – Tea and Coffee after the morning service is served The Church Hygiene Committee. Our bible reader is Margo King.


DOORS OPEN takes a break during July and August and returns in September. If you would like to help out in the new session, even if only on an occasional basis, please contact Sheena MacLean – telephone 0141 639 1686 or e-mail at

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 look at the map on the back wall of the hall we’ve got quite a few postcards already. 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.

As at the end of June the Freewill Givings total was £42,695 against a budget of £45,000 a variance to budget of £2,305. On this basis we would expect to see an annual shortfall to budget of £4,610 given current givings level being maintained. Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday 12th August 11am Morning Worship with Admission of New Members and an Adult Baptism
Sunday 19th August 11am Morning Worship and Baptism
Fri 28th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th September Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
Sunday 7th October BB ex-members anniversary service

Please see printed copy for individual contact details.

Please send information to Alan Mathew by 12noon on THURSDAY. Phone 07852 908166 or email The 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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