Welcome to Williamwood Parish Church
Sunday 14th August 2011 at 11 o’clock
The 9th after Pentecost
Our Reader today is Kathleen Craig
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
SUNG CALL (CH4 197) As we are gathered
HYMN 467 All my days – Beautiful Saviour
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer (see below)
HOLIDAY KLUB TIME
HYMN 792 Our God is a God who makes friends (young people leave after this hymn)
Reading: Isaiah 51: 1 & 6-8
Reading: Matthew 15: 21-28
HYMN 502 Take my life, Lord, let it be
HYMN 624 In Christ there is no east or west (tune: Kilmarnock)
OFFERING & DEDICATION
HYMN (SHEET) How shall they hear (tune: Ombersley)
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN (CH4 822 sung twice)
INFORMAL COMMUNION SERVICE AT 3 O’CLOCK IN THE CHANCEL AREA
CALL TO WORSHIP
Hymn 484: Great God your love has called us here
PRAYER and sung Kyrie (CH4 777)
THE BELIEF Hymn 782: Lord of life, we come to you
THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
sung Sanctus (CH4 768) & Agnus Dei (CH4 778)
Hymn: May the God of peace go with us
THE DISMISSAL (said together) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ The love of God And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Be with us evermore. AMEN.
A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE to our service this morning – our church has something for all ages and activities go on throughout the week. If you are 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 after this service for tea/coffee which is served aid of INSPIRE MAGAZINE.
RETIRING OFFERINGS – The Kirk Session have agreed to retiring offerings in aid of the East Africa Crisis Appeal. These will continue for the next three Sundays.
SUMMER CHOIR – meets every Sunday at 10:15 am in the Session House.
INFORMAL COMMUNION – This afternoon at 3pm in the Chancel area.
ALPHA – planning meeting after Church today. Course starts this Tuesday at 7pm.
WILLIAMWOOD MUSIC – short gathering in the CHURCH after the service to discuss various ways to help and develop our Church Music, please attend if you can.
NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR SCOTLAND – Fundraising Concert for Ekwendeni in Greenbank Church tonight at 6:30pm – Tickets are £5 (or £2 for children) and includes refreshments. You can pay at the door.
MUSIC SURVEY – to help with our music group planning for this year your replies are appreciated. Extra copies of the survey are available from Alan.
INSPIRE MAGAZINE – any articles, information, puzzles or news for the September issue should be with Louise or Moira by next week.
WILLIAMWOOD SINGERS – rehearsals start Sunday 21 August; 6pm in the small hall. We’re looking forward to meeting up again & really need new members. If you’re 10 yrs or over please come along & join us for our 25th year; contact Norah 5857213.
HOLIDAY KLUB – Holiday Klub Party is on Sunday 28 August, with fun & games!
CHURCH YEAR BOOK – Could all leaders of organisations please let Moira McGeoch know of any changes by mid-August – such as names, designations, phone number and email address – contact Moira by email firstname.lastname@example.org
VISITORS FROM EKWENDENI – Violet Nkhandwe & Maggie Msoyowa arrive on 31st August & leave on 17th September. See insert and diary dates for events.
CHURCH GARDEN – A big thank you to all who have helped tidy up the gardens over the last few weeks. It been productive and fun! For the next couple of months we will “cut back” and meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays to keep things looking good.
VICTORIA INFIRMARY SUNDAY SERVICE – 4th September – the response to the request for assistance in the June “Inspire” has been to say the least disappointing – if Murdoch Hodge does not get the assistance of 8 more people, including a keyboard player, we will fail to meet our obligation to staff this service for patients.
THE MEN’S COMMISSION 2011 [a Christian organisation comprising 8 members drawn from various different churches] warmly invites men from all over the country to attend MAN ALIVE! An annual event geared for men from all walks of life. This year we have taken the bold and exciting step of booking The Main Auditorium of The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Saturday 3rd September, 9.30am-4.45pm. This is an event designed specifically to really engage and challenge men.
This year from USA, we warmly welcome international author & speaker Jeff Lucas. Jeff is the author of some 18 books as well as a pastor & will be exploring the theme of Man Alive over 3 talks, looking specifically at the life and deeds of Samson. The day lasts from 9.30am-4.45pm with various breaks & lunch in between (not provided).
Tickets for the day event can still be bought for £22 rather than the £25 cover price and can be booked on-line via http://www.thecommission.org.uk. In addition, we have writer and musician Stuart Townend with us again. Stuart has written some of today’s best-known worship music and travels the world extensively leading worship and teaching at many different events. We are glad to have him at ours!
Stuart will also be performing in the evening from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the same venue. Tickets are just £10pp and an ideal opportunity for wives and partners to join the remainder of the day.
WILLIAMWOOD’S GOT TALENT – The date is now Saturday 19 November, allowing more time to prepare & rehearse! Everyone is invited to take part – speak to Carole Lyons about how to help out.
CLARKSTON DISASTER – Clarkston Churches Together will hold a service in October at Greenbank Church to commemorate the 40th anniversary. An act of remembrance will also take place on Friday 21 October at Clarkston Toll. If anyone wants to share memories or to have an input in the services please contact Mr Reid.
CHAPLAINCY AT VICTORIA INFIRMARY – is looking for volunteers for a few hours on a weekly basis. Info from 201 5164 or e-mail Iishaku.Bitrus@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
For Baptisms (whatever your age), Weddings, joining the Church and for anyone who needs a visit please contact the manse (571 7949). Mr Reid’s day off is Monday.
THE GLASGOW PASSION will take place on 6 October in George Square. Find out more (and register for tickets quickly) at http://www.glasgowpassion.co.uk. If you are interested please let Iain or Trish know and we will arrange mini bus transport.
Tea served by – DOORS OPEN
Bible Reader – DAVID YEOMAN
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 17th August The next Alpha course at Williamwood Church is launched – please pray for its success
Sunday 21st August 6pm – Williamwood Singers resume
Thursday 25th August 7:30pm – Choir resumes with an “OPEN NIGHT”
Sunday 28th August HOLIDAY KLUB PARTY – Fun & Games!
31st Aug – 17th Sept Violet & Maggie visit Scotland as part of the Ekwendni visit to the Kwenderana Partnership Churches
Thurs 1st September 6:30pm – Rosebuds (age 5-7) resume; 7pm – Scottish night in Busby Church with Violet & Maggie from Ekwendni
Friday 2nd September BB – Anchor Boys (P1-3) and the Company/Senior Sections (P7–S6) both resume
Sat 3rd September 10-11:30pm – Guild Coffee Morning (with Maggie & Violet); 2pm – Clarkston Flower Show (Clarkston Halls)
Sunday 4th September 11am – Sunday School – all departments resume; 12:15pm – Music Makers resume in the Church
Mon 5th September BB – Junior Section (P4-6) resumes
Thurs 8th September 7:30pm – A Concert in Williamwood Church as part of the Ekwendeni visit (with Maggie and Violet)
Sunday 11th September 11am & 6:30pm – Holy Communion; 6:30pm – Joint Communion at Busby with Kwenderana Churches