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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 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

Sunday 5th October 2014

HARVEST THANKSGIVING


Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
INTROIT 
Come all you people (CH4 757)
Hymn 233 
Come, you thankful people come
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
ADDRESS 1
Hymn 229
 We plough the fields and scatter
READING
 St. Mark 4: 30–34
ADDRESS 2
ANTHEM 
God who made the earth (Korean folk melody, Arr J. Bell)
READING 
St. Matthew 14: 13–21
ADDRESS 3
Hymn 65 
Jubilate, everybody (Sing twice)
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING & 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION.
Hymn 182 
Now thank we all our God
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.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 Inspire Group
The Reader is Mairi McIntyre
There is a Fairtrade stall in the hall after the service.

NEXT WEEK:
The Reader is Grant Keyes
Tea/coffee will be served by the Hygiene Committee

ORGAN MUSIC
Music as you gather. We Plough the Fields “Wir Pflugen” (Joseph Prentiss, Now thank we all our God “Nun Danket” (Lani Smith), We gather together to ask the Lord’s Blessings “Dutch folk tune” (F. Ritter)
Offering Music Variations for Thanksgiving (Colin Curtis)
Recessional Music: Festival Postlude (Nelson)

Thanks to all those who came for tea and coffee last Sunday.  The sum of £40.00 will be sent to Church House Youth Club and your support is much appreciated.  Many thanks also to Gemma Wilson for the baking she donated as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

THE CONGREGATIONAL BOARD meets on Wed 8 Oct at 7.30 in the Session House.

THE GUILD meets on Tuesday 7th October at 7.30. Communion will be followed by the Topic “How to Share”.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOIR; We will soon be commencing our practices for the service to be held on Sunday 14th December, which is traditionally a service of carols, readings and music. If you’d like to augment the choir for that service please let Alan know ASAP. Christmas practises will likely begin towards the end of October on Thursday evenings.

The Young Women’s Group will meet on Tuesday 7th October at 8.00pm in the Overlee. Contact Lynn Gordon 07979804066 or 01415854951 for more information.

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.

LIFE AND WORK for October is now available in the usual places for collection by individuals and distributors

http://www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk has had a makeover!  The web address is the same but the content has been completely revised and updated.  I hope you find that it’s easy to navigate as I’d encourage you all to have a look and let me know what you think.  Please let me know if you spot any mistakes and also let me know if there is essential or useful information that is missing.  Going forward we will be setting up a web development group to ensure that the content is kept fresh and up to date.  Thanks!   Linda. walkerlinda@hotmail.com or 649 1340

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

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

Tues 7 October Young Women’s Group meeting
Wed 8 October Congregational Board Meeting
Sun 19 October Deadline for Inspire
Sun 2 November at 2.00pm Shopping Afternoon
Sat 29 November Christmas Fayre

Sunday 28th September 2014

INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
CALL TO WORSHIP
INTROIT: I love you, Lord (CH4 770)
Hymn 268 O God of Bethel
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDRENS’ ADDRESS
Hymn
Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the Heaven above; Deep, deep as the deepest sea is my Saviour’s love.
I, though so unworthy, still am a child of His care;
For His Word teaches me that His love reaches me everywhere.

READING: Isaiah 40 1–11
ANTHEM Father we love you
READING: Isaiah 40 12–31
Hymn 153 Great is thy faithfulness
SERMON
OFFERING
DEDICATION OF OFFERING & PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 702 Lord in love and perfect wisdom
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.

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 on behalf of Church House.
The Reader is Tony Drysdale

NEXT WEEK:
The Reader is Mairi McIntyre.
Tea/coffee will be served by Inspire Group.
There will be a Fairtrade stall in the hall after the service.

Organ music
Music as you gather. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves by Verdi, – Barcarolle, from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’- Offenbach
Offering Music Mozart – Serenade in G major, K. 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Recessional Music: The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary) by Jeremiah Clarke

Due to the limited choice of children’s hymns in the CH4 hymnal, we will for a few weeks be using some of the better known children’s hymns and chorus that have been omitted from recent hymnals.

KWENDERANA PARTNERSHIP – I would like to thank everyone for their support at coffee after church last Sunday. Due to 2 very generous donations we raised a total of £350 to pay for Masozi Moyo’s school fees. This will pay for at least 2 year’s fees and the balance will be used to provide school uniform, bedding, soap, towels and any other items
required. – Fiona Gunning

LIFE AND WORK for October is now available in the usual places for collection by individuals and distributors.

www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk has had a makeover! The web address is the same but the content has been completely revised and updated. I hope you find that it’s easy to navigate as I’d encourage you all to have a look and let me know what you think. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes and also let me know if there is essential or useful information that is missing. Going forward we will be setting up a web development group to ensure that the content is kept fresh and up to date. Thanks! Linda. walkerlinda@hotmail.com or 649 1340.

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.

WILLIAMWOOD HOUSE are currently looking for caring people who would like to become a member of their relief staff. If this is of interest to you, please get in touch by telephoning 637 1168 and speaking to a senior member of staff.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING – Sunday 5 October 2014
Donations of harvest goods for the benefit of the Talbot Association, the Wayside Centre and the local Food Bank will be gratefully received in the CHURCH on Saturday 4th October between 10.30am-11.30am

Listed below are items which will be useful

harvest list

NO OUT OF DATE OR HOME MADE ITEMS

Thanks, Helen McKenzie

From the organ console – 28th September

Our theme of ‘Love’ continues today and for the next few weeks.

The Bible describes love, and then we will see a few ways in which God is the essence of love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a).  This is God’s description of love, and because God is love (1 John 4:8); this is what He is like.

Music as you gather

The Music as you gather continues the Romantic classical music songs and themes.

Hebrew Slaves Chorus by Giuseppe Verdi. This piece is from Nabucco, an opera in four acts to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. It is also known by its Italian title “Va, Pensiro,” (Fly, My Thoughts). Nabucco was based on the Biblical story of the plight of the Jews as they are exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. The historical events are used as background for a romantic and political plot. It’s been said that the web of characters form a powerful theme of love and thirst for power and longing for freedom. There is a link to Psalm 137.

Offenbach – Barcarolle, from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’. The Tales of Hoffmann (French: Les contes d’Hoffmann) is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann is the protagonist in the opera. The Barcarolle, “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” is the opera’s most famous number. A duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano, it is considered the most famous barcarolle ever written and described in the Grove Book of Operas as “one of the world’s most popular melodies.” The text, concerning the beauty of the night and of love, is by Jules Barbier.

Choral Introit

I love you Lord, and I lift my voice – reminds us that our love for God is an integral part of our worship, that we do rejoice in that love and that it is indeed a sweet, sweet thing indeed. The song is by Laurie Klein and was written in 1978. The Choir sing this together but with the sopranos singing the words and the inner parts being the accompaniment themselves.

Psalm 18:1 ‘I love you, Lord, my strength.’ Look it up at hymn 770, please follow the words and use it as your own personal Call to Worship. If you want to sing it quietly with us then please do join in.

Choral Anthem

Father we love you, we worship and adore you. With a Trinitarian structure in its three stanzas, this popular hymn is one of the finest praise choruses as well as prayer hymns from the mid-1970s.
“Father, We Love You” first expresses our humble love and devotion to God and then offers Jesus’ own prayer, “glorify your name” (see John 12:28; 17:1-5). God’s name is glorified in the completion of Christ’s ministry on earth, in the faithful testimony of God’s family, the church, and in the praises of angels and saints in heaven. As we sing, we also pray for God’s glory to arise from “all the earth” (see Ps. 108:5 and Isa. 6:3). Thus the text has a biblically cosmic ring: “all the earth” refers to our whole lives, all the nations, and, in fact, the entire creation!

It has classic four part harmony. The Summer Choir introduced this song during the summer and it Church Choir enjoy it also. We sing it accompanied and unaccompanied. In a similar way to todays’ introit the sopranos take the lead in the middle verse.

Offering Music

Mozart – Serenade in G major, K. 525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ – Romance (Andante). The composition for a chamber ensemble was written in 1787. The German title means “a little serenade,” though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as “a little night music. “The work was originally written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass, but is often performed by string orchestras and there have been many transcriptions.

The second movement, in C major, is a “Romanze”, with the tempo marked Andante. A feeling of intimacy and tenderness remains throughout this movement. It is in rondo form, taking the shape A–B–A–C–A plus a final coda. The movement can be described as evoking a gavotte rhythm: each of its sections begins in the middle of the measure, with a double upbeat.

Recessional Music

The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary) by Jeremiah Clarke is another instantly recognisable Romantic Moment within Classical Music. The march is popular as wedding music, and was played during the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.

Three words that aptly describe the piece could certainly be Royal, regal, and stately.

The solo reed used today on our Allen Organ, is in fact 4 reed stops used in combination – Contra Fagotto (16’), Trompette (8’), English Tuba (8’) and Trumpet (8’). Our organ’s “standard” reed stops (C.Fag and Tromp) are a little weak on their own to be used as solo stops, but by utilising our Allen Card readers we can add the extra two stops which are robust and actually quite striking!

Use the times of music to listen, relax, and meditate; let the music, with its melodies and harmonies, transport you to a place of calm and gentleness whilst we remember that we are in God’s House. Enjoy this week’s music.
Alan Mathew, Organist & Director of Music