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HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 229 – We plough the fields and scatter (gifts are brought forward)
BIBLE READING Exodus 16: 1-16 (various voices)
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER (see below)
HYMN 143 – Who put the colours in the rainbow?
HYMN (sheet) – My God is so big (Crèche & Bright Sparks leave after this hymn)
ANTHEM – Look at the World (John Rutter)
”GREEDY OR WHAT?”
BIBLE READING Exodus 16: 13-33 (Grant Keyes)
DOUBLE OR DROP!
HYMN (sheet) – Thank you Lord for this new day
HYMN (sheet) – Now we sing a harvest Song
MORNING PRAYERS & HARVEST CREED
OFFERING & DEDICATION
HYMN 153 – Great is thy Faithfulness
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN – HYMN 825 (sung twice)
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
A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE to our Harvest Service this morning. Our church has something for all ages and activities go on throughout the week. Large print copies of the order of service are available from the door stewards. If you’re a visitor, please sign our Visitors Book in the Vestibule – we’d love to get to know you! Please join us in the large hall afterwards for tea, coffee and conversation, served by members of the Church Choir.
A PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP – Creator God, provider of all we bring our thanks today. And we bless each other that the beauty of this world and the love that created it might be expressed though our lives and be a blessing to others now and always AMEN.
THANK YOU! ― from Moira Yeoman for your support last Sunday after church when £60 was raised at tea & coffee for Church House Youth Project, and from Alan Mathew for your support at last week’s organ recital and evening service – over the two days almost £250 was raised for our Music Fund.
CHRISTIAN AID – Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent Sponsored Swim at Eastwood Baths as well as to everyone who sponsored them. We were one of 7 local Churches taking part and had 15 swimmers out of a total of 55. The amount raised will be intimated in the next edition of Inspire.
WILLIAMWOOD MUSIC – if you would like to be part of a developing Music Group it’s not too late! Just let Alan know of your interest. We meet today after church – with instruments & singers!
INFORMAL COMMUNION – our relaxed and friendly service takes place this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Chancel – all are welcome.
CLARKSTON DISASTER – Clarkston Churches Together will hold a service on Sunday 23rd October at 2pm in Greenbank Church to commemorate the 40th anniversary. An act of remembrance will also take place on Friday 21 October at Clarkston Toll.
MINISTER’S HOLIDAY – Mr Reid will be on holiday from 11th-25th October. Anyone requiring the services of a Minister should contact Margaret Robertson in the first instance – 638-5521, or firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS CHALMERS LECTURE – Sunday 23 October at 3pm in the “Tron Theatre Complex”, Argyle Street. Email email@example.com if you intend to attend this event as spaces are limited. More details on notice boards.
CHURCH GARDEN – For the next couple of months we will “cut back” and meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays to tend to the Church Gardens – Thanks, Jimmy Craig.
WILLIAMWOOD’S GOT TALENT – Saturday 19th November is fast approaching. Participants should notify Carole, Alan or Ross by 26th October. For help in lighting/sound speak to Ross in the first instance. If you’re not taking part you are therefore part of the audience – you will decide the winner so keep the date free!
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING – Ladies (and gents), don’t rush to do all your Christmas Shopping too early!!! Events and Young Woman’s Group are holding a Shopping evening in the church halls on Tuesday 8th November. There will be a great variety of stalls (20 confirmed to date) as well as refreshments and a wee bit pampering. If anyone would like a table for selling their wares on the evening or have a contact who would like a table please see Carole Lyons
BBC @ GIFFNOCK SOUTH – The BBC wants to record their Remembrance Sunday Service at Giffnock South on Sunday 30th October at 2.30pm to be then broadcast on Sunday 13th November. To be a success they need a large congregation which is essential. An invitation has been given for anyone who wants to come along to note the date and time.
CLOCK’S MOVE TO GMT- a reminder that our clocks and watches are put back one hour at 2am on Sunday 30th October.
CHURCH NOTICE BOARDS – New Notice Boards have been installed in the Vardar Avenue Corridor and Seres Road Vestibule. These are for the use of Church Organisations & Organisations who use our premises. All other literature should be given to the Session Clerk or Minister. Please note: no literature should be placed on glass doors or windows.
DOORS OPEN – Looking for Peace? Looking for a quiet space, time to pray, or a friendly chat over a cuppa? Our Church and Iona Chapel are open for visitors each weekday morning from 10 o’clock until 11:45am.
For Baptisms (whatever your age), Weddings, joining the Church and for anyone who needs a visit please contact the manse. Mr Reid’s day off is Monday.
Tea served by: DOORS OPEN
Bible Reader: CAROLE FERGUSON
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 15th October 1pm – Organ Recital at Greenbank with Philip Fox
Sunday 16th October Morning Worship with Rev John Martindale
Friday 21st October Remembrance Service for the Clarkston Disaster at Clarkston Toll
Sunday 23rd October 11am – Morning Worship with Rev Blair Robertson
2pm – Service Commemorating the Clarkston Disaster at Greenbank Church
Sunday 30th October 2.30pm – recording of the BBC Remembrance Service at Giffnock South Church
Saturday 5th November Sunday School Coffee Morning
Tuesday 8th November Christmas Shopping Night (see intimations)
Sunday 13th November Remembrance Sunday
Sat. 19th November 1pm – Organ recital at Greenbank with Razvan Luculescu
7pm – Williamwood’s Got Talent (in the Church)
Saturday 3rd December Christmas Fair