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Williamwood Parish Church is a Parish church of the Church of Scotland, serving the Williamwood area of Clarkston, Glasgow. It is within the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow.

Sunday 23rd November 2014

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
INTROIT
 We are here to praise you
Hymn 210 
Awake my soul
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDREN’S ADDRESS
 Christine Kemp
 (from The Guild)
HYMN 185 
Come children join and sing
READING
St. Mark 16 1–11
ANTHEM
 Soon and very soon
READING
 St. Luke 1 26–33
Hymn 159 
Lord for the years
SERMON
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING
 & 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 704 
I vow to thee my country
BENEDICTION
 , SUNG AMEN, AND SUNG BLESSING

SUNG BLESSING AT END OF SERVICE
May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust Him and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, CLARKSTON

Interim Moderator – Rev Linda Walker, Telephone: 0141 649 1340 Email: walkerlinda@hotmail.com
Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan, Telephone: 0141 810 5789 Email: eric.janis@virginmedia.com
Session Clerk – Margaret Robertson, Telephone: 0141 638 5521 Email: margaretctrobertson@gmail.com
Website: http://www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk
Other information: Scottish Charity Number SC009939, Congregation Number 160892, CCL Copyright Licence 409617

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.
Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:
Tea/coffee is being served by the Guild in aid of Mary’s Meals, Ebola Crisis. For the convenience of those who are not going down for tea/coffee and who would like to make a donation, there will be a Retiring Collection in aid of Mary’s Meals after the service.
The Reader is Kathy Craig

NEXT WEEK:
Tea/coffee will be served on behalf of the Bible Society
The Reader is Margo King

ORGAN MUSIC
PRELUDES: Voluntary VI in D major John Stanley, opus 6 – Adagio, Andante, Adagio, Allegro Moderato
OFFERING: Theme from “Jupiter”, Holst, arr. H. Oxley
POSTLUDE: Voluntary VII in G major John Stanley, opus 6 – Largo (for full organ)

THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION will be celebrated on Sunday 7th December.

ELDERS: Please note that there are still communion cards to be picked up. Delivery ahead of next week’s Christmas Coffee morning would be appreciated.

LIFE AND WORK for December is ready for collection and distribution in the usual places

KWENDERANA PARTNERSHIP GROUP – It is 5 years since we signed our covenant with the Ekwendeni Congregation. To mark this milestone we would like to purchase a supply of bibles in their own language (Tumbuka) and would be grateful if anyone would like to donate £6 to pay for a bible. The bibles will be purchased in Malawi and we will send a supply of Kwenderana labels to go inside and your name can be written on a label as the donor. If you would like to donate, please provide an envelope with your name on it with either cash or a cheque made payable to the Kwenderana Partnership Group and give to Fiona Gunning, Mairi McIntyre or Hamish Young.

SETTING THE MESSAGE FREE: A SERIES OF REFLECTIONS ON ANGELS
‘Setting the Message Free’ uses the stories of the angel appearances as a fresh look at the familiar narrative. It offers introductions to the theme through readings, images, conversation and peoples’ own stories. Come along to the flat on Sunday evenings at 6.30 during Advent: 30th November, 7th, 14th and 21st December

“Christmas is Coming”
This short “Farewell” Concert of The Williamwood Singers is on Thursday 4th December at 7.30pm. A group of the girls will sing some of our best Christmas songs and we hope to have a very happy, informal evening together. Tickets: – £3(including tea/coffee & Christmas Fare) are available in the large hall after the morning service.

THE CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAYRE/COFFEE MORNING:
Saturday 29 November 10.00 and 12.30. Donations can be dropped off at the hall from 1.00pm on Friday 28 November at the Vardar Entrance. Donations required:-Bottles for the Bottle Stall, Toiletries, Cake and Candy, Books, Unwanted Treasures

BATTLE OF THE HYMNS: WHO WILL TRIUMPH? Saturday 29th November from 10.00am until???? Please sponsor Alan Mathew on the form in the Vardar corridor.

TOP TEN CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Please post your responses in the box in the vestibule ASAP before 14th December.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRAW – 21 December 2014
To purchase a raffle ticket to raise funds for the BB, please see Helen McKenzie in the large hall after the service this morning (577 6872) or speak to any BB Officer. Any donations for the hamper would be most welcome.

MEARNSKIRK HOSPITAL CAROL SERVICE for patients takes place on Tuesday 16 December at 2.00. Anyone wishing to attend will be very welcome.

Please pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490). These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the Hymns
Sun 30 November Children’s Gift Sunday
Sun 30 November 6.30 Advent Reflections
Thurs 4 December 7.30pm “Christmas is coming”
Sun 7 December Communion Sun 14 December Lessons and Carols
Tues 16 December 2.00pm Mearnskirk Carol Service (Patients)
Sun 21 December Nativity, Christmas Hamper

AFFORDABLE WARMTH DIVIDEND

What is the Affordable Warmth Dividend?
The Affordable Warmth Dividend is a payment of £100 made by the council to Glasgow residents who are 80 years of age and older on or before 31 March 2015 to keep warm during winter.

Who can apply for the dividend?
To receive the payment you must be 80 years of age or over by 31st March 2015 and living in Glasgow. If you are not yet 80 but will be before 31st March 2015 you can make the application now.

How long will the scheme be available?
Applications will be accepted from 3rd November 2014 until 31st March 2015. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications received after this date.

Scottish Interfaith Week 2014 (23-30 November)
Tuesday 25 November: “Faith in Forgiveness”
Sunday 30 November: Interfaith Family Fair
Wednesday 26 November: South East Glasgow Community Meal
Friday 28 November: “Environmental Wellbeing: A modern challenge to all faiths and wider secular society”
Saturday 29 November: “Places of Peace”
Sunday 30 November: Muslim Christian Couples Scotland (MCCS) Meeting.
Friday 28th November: Interfaith Meditation.
Sunday 30 November: Interfaith Service at Pollokshields Parish Church, Scottish Interfaith Week 2014 (23-30 November) Tuesday 25 November: “Faith in Forgiveness” Sunday 30 November: Interfaith Family Fair Wednesday 26 November: South East Glasgow Community Meal Friday 28 November: “Environmental Wellbeing: A modern challenge to all faiths and wider secular society” Saturday 29 November: “Places of Peace” Sunday 30 November: Muslim Christian Couples Scotland (MCCS) Meeting. Friday 28th November: Interfaith Meditation. Sunday 30 November: Interfaith Service at Pollokshields Parish Church, The Well has secured match funding so that when someone donates £10 through local giving, it will be matched by another £10. There’s still £70,000 available in the pot of £500,000. If you’d like to help, go to https://localgiving.com/charity/thewell. The match funding will be available until the end of January, or until the pot is empty! For further information on any of the above, please contact Margaret Robertson

Sunday 16th November 2014

Williamwood Parish Church
Order of Service 11a.m Sunday16November

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought in to the Church

INTIMATIONS & WELCOME

INTROIT 
We are here to praise you (Graham Kendrick)

Hymn 96 
You are before me God

PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ ADDRESS
Mrs Fiona Gunning
Hymn 547 
What a friend we have in Jesus

READING: Deut 6: 1–8

ANTHEM
Beauty for Brokenness 
(God of the Poor) 
Graham Kendrick, arr. Paul Leddington Wright

READING: Colossians 3: 1–11

Hymn 122 
Let all the world in every corner sing
SERMON

OFFERING

DEDICATION OF OFFERING
 & 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Hymn 512 
To God be the glory

BENEDICTION
&
SUNG AMEN.

SUNG BLESSING.

SUNG BLESSING AT END OF SERVICE
May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust Him and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, CLARKSTON

Interim Moderator – Rev Linda Walker

Telephone: 0141 649 1340
Email: walkerlinda@hotmail.com
Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone: 0141 810 5789
Email.-eric.janis@virginmedia.com
Session Clerk – Margaret Robertson
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
margaretctrobertson@gmail.comWebsite:
http://www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk
Other information
Scottish Charity Number SC009939
Congregation Number 160892
CCL Copyright Licence 409617

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.

Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:
Tea/coffee is being served by Doors Open
The Reader is Mairi McIntyre
NEXT WEEK:
Tea/coffee will be served the Guild
The Reader is Kathy Craig

ORGAN MUSIC

As you gather: Prelude in D Major by Johann Christian KITTEL, Prelude and Fugue in F (BWV 554) by JS Bach, attributed J Krebs
Offering: Gabriel’s Oboe, by Ennio Morricone
As you leave: Trumpet Voluntary, Stanley

The minister will be on holiday from today till Saturday 22 Nov. Anyone requiring the services of a minister during this period should contact the Session Clerk Margaret Robertson Tel. 638 5521

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Shopping Afternoon on Sunday 2nd November.  The final sum raised was £956

ELDERS: Communion cards for December are ready for collection in the Vardar corridor. Please note there is a Session Meeting on Wednesday 19 November at 7.30 in the Session House.

THE CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAYRE/COFFEE MORNING is on Saturday 29 November between 10.00 and 12.30. Not only is this a great opportunity to come along and have a chat and a coffee, you can also buy an early Christmas present or two! There will be lots of fun and games for younger children with Jackie from “Imagifun” providing short musical activities as well as a Nail Bar provided by the playgroup.
Perhaps you might like to make a donation to one or two of the stalls. All donations can be dropped off at the hall from 1.00pm on Friday 28 November at the Vardar Entrance.
Donations required are:-
Bottles for the Bottle Stall, Toiletries, Cake and Candy, Books, Unwanted Treasures/Collectables
All contributions will be very gratefully received and we look forward to seeing you on the 29th!

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRAW – 21 December 2014
The Boys Brigade Parents’ Association is selling raffle tickets for a Christmas Hamper to raise funds for the BB. To purchase a ticket and to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous hamper, with lots of goodies, just in time for Christmas, please see Helen McKenzie in the large hall after the service this morning or speak to any BB Officer. Alternatively contact Helen on 577 6872.
Any donations for the hamper would be most welcome.

MARY’S MEALS – THE EBOLA CRISIS.
Quarantine restrictions in Liberia have meant that children cannot attend school, where they would have received a nourishing meal daily. Mary’s Meals, a Project of Williamwood Guild has asked for financial support to get food to the children, so money raised by the Guild from tea and coffee sales after church on 23rd November will go to this. Please make a special effort to support this worthy cause. Many thanks, Elizabeth.

THE GUILD meet on Tuesday 18th.November at 7.30pm.Our Guest Speaker is Valerie Reilly and her subject is “Paisley Shawls”. A warm welcome to all.

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE PARISH: We would appreciate help in delivering them to inform the neighbouring homes of events taking place in the church during Advent. They are in the Vardar corridor.
CHURCH HOUSE: At the Children’s Gift Sunday on 30th November we are once again asking the adults in the Congregation to donate Selection boxes and toiletries suitable for young teenagers.  There will be boxes in the foyer to collect these gifts and your support is much appreciated.

TOP TEN CHRISTMAS CAROLS
The recent Inspire Magazine carried an article for Williamwood’s top ten Christmas Carols.  Your responses are anticipated and the results will be included in some of our Christmas Praise throughout Advent and Christmas.  Please post your responses in the box in the vestibule ASAP, but at least before 14th December.

CHRISTIAN AID: A big thank you to Andrew Linich, Matt Pearson and Moira Yeoman who took part in the sponsored swim. Between them, they raised £623. A splendid result!
Due to popular demand, the Christian Aid Gift Catalogue will be available from today. You will find great gifts for the family and friends that will help transform lives around the world. Take a catalogue home, put your feet up and get your Christmas shopping sorted.

MEARNSKIRK HOSPITAL CAROL SERVICE for patients takes place on Tuesday 16 December at 2.00. Anyone wishing to attend will be very welcome.

LESSONS AND CAROLS: If anyone would like to do a reading during the service on Sunday 14 December, please let Alan Mathew know.

CALLING ALL ORGANISATIONS! The new 2015 tea / coffee rota for after church is now in the kitchen. Fill in a date of your choice

FLOWER DELIVERY: The rota board for the months of November and December is on the ledge at the Vardar Avenue side of the vestibule. Please enter your name on a date suitable to you.

“Christmas is coming!” – THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER at 7.30pm. Tickets on sale in the hall after the service.

BATTLE OF THE HYMNS – WHO WILL TRIUMPH? Saturday 29th November from 10.00am until………..??? Alan Mathew needs your support, both financially and in your presence in church to sing along. He is helping fundraise for the Lanark & Carluke Choral Union in their adventure to New York’s Carnegie Hall in January 2015. Sponsor sheet is available in Vardar corridor on the notice board or you can donate on the day.

CITY OF GLASGOW CHORUS on Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm in Paisley Abbey. Mozart Requiem will be performed along with the less well known Mendelssohn piece Die Erste Walpurgisnacht.  Both pieces are sure to sound fantastic in the wonderful setting of Paisley Abbey. With the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and 4 excellent soloists this really is a night not to be missed.

The Festival of Networking: A gathering to make connections.  This day event will take place on Wednesday 3 December 2014, from 9.30am to 4pm, at Glasgow: Renfield St Stephen’s.
Terms such as: social capital, scaling up, networking, bonding, and connecting, are being used more and more to describe ways in which we can work together to make the most impact in our communities and churches.  At the heart of this work lies relationship building.  We’re delighted to be running this Festival to find new ways and new connections to make your work successful.

GLASGOW CHURCHES TOGETHER FORTHCOMING EVENTS (Nov /Dec)
Sat 29th Nov St Andrews Vigil and Clutha Vaults Remembrance, 3pm Glasgow Cathedral
Wednesday 3rd Dec 6pm for 6.30pm the Blessing of the Crib George Sq
Sunday 14th Dec 2.30pm for 3pm Carols for Peace, Glasgow City Chambers, refreshments.
Sat 10th Jan 2015 St Mungo Festival begins. Mitchell Library.
Everyone welcome to these services and events.
CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION

Flowers – Jean Little 638 1505 Events Convenors: Jerry and Liz Taylor 571 9063 Hall Lets – Fiona Gunning 577 5761 or gunning4@hotmail.com. Send requests in plenty of time! Property & Keys― Stuart Young, 577 5707 Inspire: Editor: Joan Black (638 5433 or blacksabode@googlemail.com Prayer Circle ― (Confidential) 17 people who will pray for a person or a situation. Phone Lorna on 571 8821 or Anne on 644 4776.

Please pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490) These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the Hymns Sun 30 November Children’s Gift Sunday Sun 30 November 6.30 Advent Reflections Thurs 4 December 7.30pm “Christmas is coming” Sun 7 December Communion Sun 14 December Lessons and Carols Tues 16 December 2.00pm Mearnskirk Carol Service (Patients) Sun 21 December Nativity, Christmas Hamper DrawPlease pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490) These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

Sunday 9 November – Remembrance Sunday

Order of Service 10.50am
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
WILL THE CONGREGATION PLEASE REMAIN STANDING UNTIL THE ORGANISATION FLAGS AND WREATHS ARE RECEIVED AND PLACED IN POSITION.
INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
INTROIT God of our Fathers
Hymn 84 Now Israel may say
TWO MINUTE SILENCE
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
ADDRESS TO YOUTH
Hymn 260 Eternal Father
READING 1 John 4: 7–21
ANTHEM Wherever you are (Paul Mealor)
READING 1 Corinthians 13: 1–13
Hymn 552 O for a closer walk with God
SERMON
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING & PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 161 O God our help
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN
NATIONAL ANTHEM

THE LORD’S PRAYER – Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.
Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:

  • Tea/coffee is being served on behalf of the church Christmas tree/ decoration
  • • There will be a Retiring Offering on behalf of the Earl Haig Fund

NEXT WEEK:

  • Tea/coffee will be served by Doors Open
  • The Reader is Garry McDonald

ORGAN MUSIC

  • As you gather: Pie Jesu (from Requiem) – Faure; Largo from New World Symphony – Antonín Dvořák
  • Offering: Memorial Piece – Parry
  • As the colours leave: March from Scipio – Handel
  • As the congregation leaves: Adagio in G minor – Albinoni

Thank you to everyone who supported the Sunday School Coffee Morning and Coffee after Church which raised £513.03.

ELDERS: Communion cards for December are ready for collection in the Vardar corridor.

THE PRAYER CIRCLE meets on Wednesday 12 November at 7.30 in the Session House.

INSPIRE and LIFE AND WORK are ready for collection and distribution in the usual places

LESSONS AND CAROLS: Over the last couple of years, a mixture from the congregation and the choir have done the readings. If anyone would like to do a reading during the service on Sunday 14 December, please let Alan Mathew know.

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR THE PARISH are ready for uplift in Vardar Avenue corridor. We would appreciate help in delivering them to inform the neighbouring homes of events taking place in the church during Advent.

CALLING ALL ORGANISATIONS! The new 2015 tea / coffee rota for after church is now in the kitchen. Fill in a date of your choice.

FLOWER DELIVERY: The rota board for the delivery of flowers is now available for the months of November and December is on the ledge at the Vardar Avenue side of the vestibule. If you can help, please enter your name on a date suitable to you.

“Christmas is Coming!”
A short evening of Songs and Carols by the Williamwood Singers takes place on THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER, at 7.30p.m in the Church with tea/coffee and Christmas fare at the end. Tickets are on sale in the hall after the service today. Please come along and enjoy the sounds of Christmas with us! Norah Gray

BATTLE OF THE HYMNS
Sponsor sheet available on notice board in Vardar road corridor. If you can support Alan and the Lanark & Carluke Choral Union on the 29th November in raising funds to get to New York that would be fantastic!

Please pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490) These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wed 12 November 7.30pm Prayer Circle
Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the Hymns
Thurs 4 December 7.30pm “Christmas is coming”
Sun 7 December Communion
Sun 14 December Lessons and Carols
Sun 21 December Nativity

GLASGOW CHURCHES TOGETHER FORTHCOMING EVENTS (Nov /Dec)
Monday 17th Nov AGM 6pm gathering and refreshments- 6.30pm business meeting and speakers, St Aloysius Centre, Rose St Glasgow
Tuesday 18th Nov Schools Cantata, “David and His Song”, 10 am, Wellington Church, University Ave.
Sat 29th Nov St Andrews Vigil and Clutha Vaults Remembrance, 3pm Glasgow Cathedral
Wednesday 3rd Dec 6pm for 6.30pm the Blessing of the Crib George Sq
Sunday 14th Dec 2.30pm for 3pm Carols for Peace, Glasgow City Chambers, refreshments.
Sat 10th Jan 2015 St Mungo Festival begins. Mitchell Library.
Everyone welcome to these services and events.

Sunday 2nd November 2014

Williamwood Parish Church 
Order of Service 11.00am
Sunday 2 November

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church

INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
INTROIT 
Bless the Lord, my soul (Taize)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Hymn 34 O send thy light forth and thy truth
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDREN’S ADDRESS
2 Chorus (sheet) 
“Yesterday today forever” & “He lives.”
READING: St. John 18: 28–40
ANTHEM
Blessed are the pure in heart (Walford Davies)
READING: 2 Timothy 1: 1–14
Hymn 549 How deep the Father’s love for us
SERMON
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING
 & 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 513 Courage brother do not stumble
BENEDICTION 
& SUNG AMEN.
SUNG BLESSING AT END OF SERVICE

May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust Him and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, CLARKSTON
Interim Moderator – Rev Linda Walker
Telephone: 0141 649 1340
Email: walkerlinda@hotmail.com
Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone: 0141 810 5789
Email.-eric.janis@btinternet.com
Session Clerk – Margaret Robertson
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
margaretctrobertson@gmail.comWebsite:
http://www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk
Other information
Scottish Charity Number SC009939
Congregation Number 160892
CCL Copyright Licence 409617

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.
Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:
Tea/coffee is being served in the small hall by the Sunday School
The Reader is Moira Yeoman
There a Fairtrade stall in the hall after the service.

NEXT WEEK:
Tea/coffee will be served on behalf of the church Christmas tree/ decoration

ORGAN MUSIC FOR ALL SAINTS
Preludes: Come, we that Love the Lord (Marching to Zion) by Robert Lowry, arr. James Mansfield; For all the saints (Sine Nomine) by RV Williams, arr. Lani Smith; Prelude E minor (BWV 555) attributed JS Bach, likely by J Krebs
Offering: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (worship song – Words and music Betty Lou Mills)
Recessional: Fugue in E minor (BWV 555) attributed JS Bach, likely by J Kerbs

INSPIRE and LIFE AND WORK are ready for collection and distribution in the usual places

THE GUILD meets on Tuesday 4th.November at 730 pm. Mary Moran will be speaking about our Project “Mary’s Meals”. A warm welcome is extended to all.

CHRISTMAS CHOIR: There is no Christmas choir rehearsal on Thursday 7 November. We meet for carols etc. the week after. Regular church choir to meet as usual on 7th. 

BATTLE OF THE HYMNS 
Sponsor sheet available on notice board in Vardar road corridor. If you can support Alan and the Lanark & Carluke Choral Union on the 29th November in raising funds to get to New York that would be fantastic! 

“Christmas is Coming!”
A short evening of Songs and Carols chosen and performed. by 6 of the Williamwood Singers. We hope to see many of our friends and supporters at this, our last Christmas Concert. It takes place on  THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER, at 7.30p.m. in the Church and should finish about 8.45p.m.with tea/coffee and Christmas fare at the end. Tickets will be on sale in the hall after the service from Sunday 9th November onwards. Please come along and enjoy the sounds of Christmas with us! Norah Gray 

READERS’ ROTA: The current readers’ rota is due to end at the end of November. If anyone should like to add / remove their name, please let Evelyn know so that the new list can be made up. (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or phone 638 3490)

Tickets for the Shopping Afternoon tomorrow are now on sale from any member of the Events Committee – Robert Coulter, Carole Ferguson, Irene Heron, Christine Kemp, Norrie Kilpatrick, Margo King, Mary Montgomery, Betty Patrick, Margaret Robertson, Liz Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Joan Black.

CHRISTIAN AID: The Sponsored Swim took place last Saturday night with swimmers of all ages from the seven local Churches taking part.  If you would like to sponsor someone but have not yet done so, three stalwarts from our own Church will be delighted to add your name to their list of sponsors after the Service this morning. Please see: Andrew Linich, Matt Pearson or Moira Yeoman. Thank you.

CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION

Please pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490) These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sun 2 November at 2.00pm Shopping Afternoon
Sun 9 November at 10.50 Remembrance Service
Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the hymns
Thurs 4 December 7.30pm Christmas is coming

Sunday 26th October 2014

Williamwood Parish Church
 Order of Service 11.00am
Sunday 26 October
Admission of New Members

INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
INTROIT CH4 463 Fairest Lord Jesus
Hymn 482 Come let us to the Lord our God
(Tune: Kilmarnock)
PRAYER
Hymn 533
 Will you come and follow me
READING:
 St. Matthew 10: 25–30
ANTHEM
 Lord, you are the fairest of the fair 
(Kelvin Thomas/Anne Brown)
READING: Revelation 3: 14–22
SERMON
HYMN 640
 Holy Spirit come confirm us
ADMISSION OF NEW MEMBERS
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING.
Hymn 644
O Jesus I have promised
(Tune: Thornbury)
BENEDICTION
& SUNG AMEN.
SUNG BLESSING

SUNG BLESSING AT END OF SERVICE
May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust Him and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.
Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:
Tea/coffee is being served the Guild.
The Reader is Alan Mathew
Church service at Mearnskirk. Anyone wishing to join the group should meet at the front door of the hospital at 1.50.

NEXT WEEK:
The Reader is Moira Yeoman
Tea/coffee will be served by the Sunday School.
There will be a Fairtrade stall in the hall after the service.
Sunday School Coffee Morning on Saturday

Organ Music
Prelude: Liturgical Improvisation for organ, number 3 – “Verbum supernum” (trans – Pour light upon us from above, and fire our hearts with thy strong love) by George Oldroyd.
Offering: Aria by Laurence Caldecote (composed in memory of those who lost their lives in the London bombings of 7 July 2005).
Recessional: Fugue in D minor (JS Bach) BWV 554

A big thank you to those who supported coffee last week on behalf of the Bible Society. The sum of £ 52.35 was raised.

READERS’ ROTA: The current readers’ rota is due to end at the end of November. If anyone should like to add / remove their name, please let Evelyn know so that the new list can be made up. (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or phone 638 3490)

CHRISTIAN AID: The Sponsored Swim took place last night with swimmers of all ages from the seven local Churches taking part.  If you would like to sponsor someone but have not yet done so, three stalwarts from our own Church will be delighted to add your name to their list of sponsors after the Service this morning. Please see: Andrew Linich, Matt Pearson or Moira Yeoman. Thank you.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL have their annual Coffee morning on Saturday 1st November from 9.45am – 11.30am. There will be a baking stall and all items of baking for both the stall and to be put on the tables would be much appreciated. These items can be handed in to the Church from 9am. There will be the usual delicious rolls and sausage/bacon on sale. There will also be games for the children e.g. Treasure Island, Guess the Teddy’s birthday and Guess the number of sweets. Please come along and support our only fund raising event.  Tickets are Adults £2, Children £1 or pay at the door.

Tickets for the Shopping Afternoon on Sunday 2nd November are now on sale from any member of the Events Committee listed below.
Robert Coulter, Carole Ferguson, Irene Heron, Christine Kemp, Norrie Kilpatrick, Margo King, Mary Montgomery, Betty Patrick, Margaret Robertson, Liz Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Joan Black.

There will be a mini treatment of a back, neck &shoulder massage for £5 and also eyebrow threading. You can pre-book by contacting Lynn Gordon in church, on 01415854951 or 07979804066. Also available on the day.

A Celebration of Williamwood High School’s Malawi Trip takes place in Giffnock South Church, Winton Hall on Sunday 26th October at 7pm. There will be musical entertainment from Williamwood High School pupils and the East Renfrewshire Jazz Band. Tea and coffee will be served and all donations will go to the Kwenderana Parthership.

Please pass items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin to Evelyn Wallace (evelyn.wallace@outlook.com or 638 3490) These should be received by 9pm on Wednesday evening.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sat 1 November Sunday School Coffee Morning
Sun 2 November at 2.00pm Shopping Afternoon
Sun 9 November Remembrance Sunday
Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the Hymns

From the Organ Console – Sunday 12th October 2014

Preludes & Offering – All from Vesper Voluntaries by Edward Elgar

  • Preludes: Introduction (adagio) D minor, MVT 1 (andante) D major, MVT 2 (allegro) D minor, MVT 3 (andantino) in F major
  • Offering music MVT 4 (allegretto piacevole) in B major

About Edward Elgar ……

He came into contact with the organ at an early age through his father’s duties as organist at St George’s Catholic Church, Worcester, and in his typically thorough way he taught himself to play from the tutors of Rinck and Best. In 1885 he succeeded his father in the post and it was probably during this time that he began to sketch the Vesper Voluntaries. In their final form they were one of the first fruits of his, in the event ill-fated, move to London from his beloved Worcestershire.

In the autumn of 1889 he and his new and adored bride Alice moved into a house in Norwood, near the Crystal Palace. Here he could hear orchestral concerts more or less daily, an important feature in the process of his growth as a composer. It was a difficult period in his development; the eventual master of the symphony, concerto and the oratorio was just beginning to emerge from the provincial writer of salon pieces and light orchestral scores.

His first major choral work, The Black Knight, was already sketched out and gently simmering inside his head, while the overture Froissart had been commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival for performance in September 1890. However, in spite of a few successes, he failed to make much headway and in 1891 the Elgars moved to Malvern, where he at last found the contentment that enabled him to blossom into the composer of the ‘Enigma Variations’ and all that was to follow.

Early in January 1890, shortly after the move to London, Elgar sold the Vesper Voluntaries to the publishers Orsborn & Tuckwood for five guineas – hardly great riches but rather more generous than the terms offered by Novello & Co. at the start of their relationship with the composer – and they appeared as Book 26 of The Vesper Voluntaries for the Organ, Harmonium, or American Organ. They are designed to be played on a two manual instrument without pedals but Elgar provided indications where they could be used if available. The latent grandness of many of the ideas makes them eminently suitable for expansion onto a larger canvas. The set comprises eight voluntaries with an introduction, an interlude between the fourth and fifth numbers and a coda; although designed to be played separately the pieces make a thoroughly satisfying continuous sequence, full of characteristic melodic and harmonic touches. The use of the same theme in the introduction, interlude and coda binds the work together and Elgar already adopts the quasi-orchestral approach to organ writing which was to be such a feature of his magnificent Sonata in G major a few years later.

Recessional music: Choral Song – Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–1876), the outstanding church musician of Victorian England, was successively organist at the cathedrals of Hereford, Exeter, Winchester and Gloucester, and he spent seven years at Leeds Parish Church between the second and third of these appointments.

The whole work of Choral Song and Fugue, written at Exeter, is the third of his first set of Three Pieces for Chamber Organ, both sets having been written for the organ at Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter, the home of Wesley’s pupil Lady Acland, to whom they are dedicated.

It comprises a cheerful, tuneful first movement (played today) followed by a fugue in which all textbook notions of this daunting form are quickly swept aside: its headlong progress is eventually checked by the arrival of the remote key of C sharp major, and at this point Wesley engineers a return to the home key of C major which has an almost Beethovenian audacity.

Choir Introit – The peace of the earth be with you

This short song is found at CH4 number 798. It’s words and music are from a Guatemalan folk song. There is a scripture reference to John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

There is also a link to our Harvest Thanksgiving last week, as we remember the creation in the Heaven’s, the Rivers and the Oceans. It is in four part unaccompanied harmony.

Choir Anthem – Jesus, is the Name we honour

Our Anthem today is also from CH4. It’s a newer worship song that we’ve sang as a hymn at least once – during the summer of this year. It was written in 2005 both words and music by Phil Lawson-Johnston.   He is one of the most sensitive worship composers in Britain, and has always stood slightly outside the mainstream of worship musicians who’ve come to prominence in the British church over the past two decades. Known principally through his work with classically-influenced worship group Cloud who took their spirit-filled and intimate worship style out from their base at Holy Trinity, Brompton to churches up and down Britain in the 70s and 80s and, as the author of songs like “We Will Magnify”, “Jesus Is King” and “Give Me A Hearing Heart”, after 15 years in the worship ministry Johnston remains his own man.

The hymn reminds us of our Life in Christ, the coming again of Christ; and our adoration and our worship of Jesus and His Name. There are many scripture references, Acts 4:12; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 13:15; John 3:35; Matthew 1:21; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 17:14; and Revelation 19:16.   I want to think on John 3: 35 – The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. “The Father loves the Son”. But what is the meaning of this reason? Does he regard all others with hatred? The answer is easy, that he does not speak of the common love with which God regards men whom he has created, or his other works, but of that peculiar love which, beginning with the Son, flows from him to all the creatures. For that love with which, embracing the Son, he embraces us also in him, leads him to communicate all his benefits to us by his hand.

He has indeed placed all things in His hands, but God has placed the care of His creation in our hands so it is appropriate that we thank God though His Son for our glory of creation, our physical nourishment and sustenance.

The music is lively and catchy! Verses are in unison followed by a straightforward SATB harmony. I’m sure you will be tapping your foot as we sing it!

Alan Mathew, Organist

Sunday 12th October 2014

INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
INTROIT The peace of the earth (798)
Hymn 4 How excellent in all the earth
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDRENS’ ADDRESS
Hymn 193 God is love
READING: Genesis 24 1-9
ANTHEM: Jesus, is the Name we honour (arr. S Fox)
READING: Genesis 24 10-28
Hymn 237 Look forward in faith
SERMON
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING & PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 515 Soldiers of Christ arise
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN.
SUNG BLESSING

SUNG BLESSING AT END OF SERVICE
May God’s blessing surround you each day,
As you trust Him and walk in His way,
May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

THE LORD’S PRAYER – Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, CLARKSTON
Interim Moderator – Rev Linda Walker; Telephone: 0141 649 1340; Email: walkerlinda@hotmail.com
Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan; Telephone: 0141 810 5789; Email eric.janis@btinternet.com
Session Clerk – Margaret Robertson; Telephone: 0141 638 5521; margaretctrobertson@gmail.com
Website: http://www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk; Other information – Scottish Charity Number SC009939; Congregation Number 160892; CCL Copyright Licence 409617

WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. Please sign our visitors’ book and join us in the large hall after worship where refreshments are served.
Large print copies of the Order of Service are available from the duty team.

TODAY:
Tea/coffee is being served by the Hygiene Committee
The Reader is Grant Keyes

NEXT WEEK:
The Reader is Ross Johnstone
Tea/coffee will be served on behalf of the Bible Society

ORGAN MUSIC:
Preludes & Offering – All from Vesper Voluntaries by Edward Elgar
Music as you gather: Introduction (adagio) D minor, MVT 1 (andante)
D major, MVT 2 (allegro) D minor, MVT 3 (andantino) in F major
Offering music MVT 4 (allegretto piacevole) in B major
Recessional music: Choral Song – Wesley

The Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend John Chalmers, BD CPS, will conduct a special service of worship in
Netherlee Parish Church on Sunday 26th October at 6.30pm to which all are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served after the
service to give folks an opportunity to meet the moderator more informally. All welcome.

Our next visit to Mearnskirk Hospital is on Sunday 26th October. The PURPLE group are taking the service. Please refer to notice
board outside the vestry for a list of names.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOIR- The first Christmas practice will be 23rd October. We will use the time from 7:30-8:45 (ish) for the Christmas stuff.

Saturday 29th November (Christmas Fayre Day) from 10am in the Church, Alan Mathew vs. CH4 (and it’s 825 hymns) Come along to support and sponsor Alan, in raising funds for the Lanark Choral once in a lifetime trip to New York to sing at the Carnegie Hall. I’m trying to raise funds by doing a sponsored battle of the hymns. I will try and play my way through the entire CH4 hymn book.

WILLIAMWOOD CHURCH SHOPPING AFTERNOON Can you help? We have flyers promoting our Shopping afternoon on Sunday 2nd November ready for distribution. This flyer is also advertising our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 29 November. Do you have any time to help us pop these through some letterboxes? They have been bundled into local streets. If you could take a street you live on, or are near to, that would be brilliant. We are hoping this will be a bumper event with 24 stallholders already signed up. The more people who know about it the better. If you could help us out it would be very much appreciated. Tickets are also now available from any member of the Events Committee listed below. If you are having a tea or coffee after church don’t leave without your ticket! Robert Coulter, Carole Ferguson, Irene Heffron, Christine Kemp, Norrie Kilpatrick, Margo King, Mary Montgomery, Betty Patrick, Margaret Robertson, Liz Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Joan Black.

NOVEMBER INSPIRE All Articles for should be sent or e mailed to Joan Black before 19th October. E mail – blacksabode@googlemail.com. Phone – 638 5433

CHRISTIAN AID: Calling all swimmers – Christian Aid needs you! The local Committee’s annual Sponsored Swim is on Saturday 25 October in Eastwood Baths and you are invited to “swim for free”. Swimmers of all ages can take part and can swim up to 20 lengths of the pool at any time convenient to them between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. If you are unable to swim on that night you can choose another time that suits you and Christian Aid will cover the cost of entry. Anne and Ross will be delighted to hear from anyone who would like a sponsor form or even just more information on the event. Thank you.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sun 19 October Deadline for Inspire
Sun 6 October Mearnskirk Hospital Service
Sat 1 November Sunday School Coffee Morning
Sun 2 November at 2.00pm Shopping Afternoon
Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre + Battle of the hymns