Sunday 5th August 2012

Sunday 5th August 2012 (Proper 13)

Holy holy holy arr. Mark Hayes
Amazing grace arr. Mark Hayes
Onward christian soldiers arr. Jon Schmidt

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
Welcome & intimations
Hymn 139 Praise the Lord, you heavens adore him (tune)
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (See below)
Children’s address
Hymn 436 Christ triumphant, ever reigning (tune)
Reading Isaiah 61: 1-7
Hymn 553 (1) Just as I am, without one plea (tune)
Reading Philippians 4: 4 – 23
Hymn 540 (tune 408) I heard the voice of Jesus say (tune)
Offering (Sheep may safely graze, JS Bach)
Prayers of dedication and intercession
Hymn 515 Soldiers of Christ, arise (tune)
South African Sung Amen (Hymn 825, sung twice)

Organ recessional:
Finale from ‘Fireworks Music’ (G.F. Handel)

Our Reader today is Grant Keyes

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

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).

KIRK SESSION will meet in the Session House next Sunday at 10:30am for the admission of new members to the fellowship of the Church

SUMMER CHOIR – we meet weekly at 10:15am for the remainder August (this week in Session house, next week in Large Hall). The emphasis is 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 the Doors Open team. Our bible reader is Grant Keyes.

TRAID CRAFT STALL – this is available in the Hall after today’s morning service. Please browse the goods on sale and support this worthy cause.

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

LIFE & WORK – the August issue is available in the usual places.


NEXT SUNDAY – Admission of New members at morning worship. Tea and Coffee after the morning service will be served by the Holiday Club. Our bible reader is Kathleen Craig.

WILLIAMWOOD HISTORY BOOKLET – There are now only a few copies left of Stuart Wallace’s History of Williamwood Parish Church. The booklet, to celebrate our 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).

CHURCH MAGAZINE – Please pass any articles or news items for inclusion in the September issue of Inspire to Louise or Moira by Sunday 19th August at the very latest – or

CHURCH CHOIR resumes on Thursday 23rd August at 7:30pm in the Session House. New members welcome to come along and try out some singing!

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S EVENING – A Vocal and Organ recital by Jonathan Buchan in aid of Pulmonary Fibrosis on Wednesday 29th August in Kings Park Church at 7:30pm. Recital will be followed by refreshments in the Hall.

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.

GIVINGS UPDATE – 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
Thurs 23rd August 7:30pm – Church Choir practices resumes
Wed 29th August 7:30pm – Summer Music in Kings Park Church
Sunday 9th September Sacrament of Communion
Fri 28th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th September Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
Sunday 7th October BB ex-members anniversary service

Property Convenor – Stuart Young
Key Register – Stuart Law
Church Heating – Evelyn Wallace
Hall Lets – Fiona Gunning
Prayer Circle – (Confidential)
17 people who will pray for a person or situation. Contact Lorna or Anne.
Events committee – Carole Lyons
Please see the printed version for phone numbers/email addresses.
Have you noticed a bulb out etc? Then report it in the book in the vestibule.

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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