Williamwood Parish Church Order of Service 11a.m
Sunday 23 November
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
INTIMATIONS & WELCOME
We are here to praise you
Hymn 210 Awake my soul
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDREN’S ADDRESS Christine Kemp (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
DEDICATION OF OFFERING & PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Hymn 704 I vow to thee my country
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
Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone: 0141 810 5789
Session Clerk – Margaret Robertson
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
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.
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
Tea/coffee will be served on behalf of the Bible Society
The Reader is Margo King
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.
CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION
Flowers – Jean Little 638 1505 Events Convenors: Jerry and Liz Taylor 571 9063 Hall Lets – Fiona Gunning 577 5761 or email@example.com. Send requests in plenty of time! Property & Keys― Stuart Young, 577 5707 Inspire: Editor: Joan Black (638 5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.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