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Sunday 10th June 2012

Welcome to Williamwood Parish Church
Sunday 10th June 2012 (Proper 5)
Sacrament of Holy Communion

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Hymn 268 O God of Bethel, by whose hand
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (see below)
Reading: Jeremiah 18: 1-12
Hymn 184 Sing to the Lord a joyful song
SERMON
Offering
Dedication and prayers of intercession
THE APOSTLES’ CREED (found at Hymn 628)
HYMN 19 Ye gates, lift up your heads on high
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Hymn 646 Forth in the peace of Christ we go
Benediction and 3-fold amen (found at Hymn 819)
Our Reader today is Doreen Lynas

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

Interim Moderator & Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone 0141 954 1574
eric.janis@btinternet.com
Session Clerk
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
margaretctrobertson@gmail.com

A WARM WELCOME TO CHURCH TODAY. If you’re a visitor please sign our visitor’s book in the vestibule. Our church has something for all ages & activities go on throughout the week. Please join us in the Hall after this service where tea/coffee is served. Large print bulletins are available from the duty team.

PASTORAL COVER – during Mr Reid’s absence I shall be grateful if members of the congregation and elders could advise me as quickly as possible, by telephone or email, of any illness or pastoral visits requiring to be made and also of people who may be in hospital. Please do not leave it till you see me on Sundays. Thank you – Rev Eric McLachlan (contact details above).

TODAY – Communion is celebrated again this afternoon at 3pm. Tea & coffee after the morning service is served in aid of our BB company camp funds; our Bible reader is Doreen Lynas (morning). We thank Duncan Sinclair and Norah Gray for providing music at today’s services.

RETIRING OFFERING – at the end of both services today there will be the opportunity to donate to the Kirk Session Fund.

SUMMER CHOIR next week is at 10:15am in the Session House. We meet weekly during June, July & August. We’ll look at fun & easy pieces of music with the emphasis on having fun! So, please feel free to come along and try out Summer Choir – a warm welcome awaits you!

LIFE & WORK AND INSPIRE – The June issue of Life & Work and the Summer edition of “Inspire” is available for collectors and distributors in the usual places.

THE BB has a ‘limited edition’ 2012 Tea Towel for sale – specially made to mark our 75th anniversary and is available from Mark Gordon, at £3.50, in the Hall.

NEXT SUNDAY is Father’s Day! Tea and Coffee after the service is served in aid of the BB Camp Fund. Our bible reader is Garry McDonald. Mearnskirk Service (see further notice)

WORSHIP ON THE WEB – visit http://www.williamwoodmusic.com/on-demand/

CHURCH GARDEN TEAM will restart on Tuesday evening 12th June, and carry on each Tuesday throughout the “Summer.” As usual it would be helpful if you could bring your own tools. Main tasks at the moment are weeding and hedge trimming, and we’d be happy to welcome new members. Forget the Gyms and Slimming classes, come and get fit for free.

GARDEN TEA – Elizabeth Purvis & friends are hosting a Garden Tea in aid of the Gillian Purvis Trust on Saturday 16 June, 2-5pm, at 34 Montgomery St, Eaglesham. Tickets, £2.50 & children £1, are available from Kathy Craig or Jean Ferguson. Plant stalls, tombola, please come along. Indoor accommodation if the weather is unkind. (Information on the Trust at http://www.gillianpurvistrust.org)

GIVE BLOOD – Come along to the Give Blood Session and help save or improve the life of someone in hospital at the Clarkston Halls on Sunday 17th (12-3.30pm) or Monday 18th (2pm-3.45pm & 5.15pm-7.30pm).

NEW MEMBERS – next week we welcome three new members into the fellowship of Williamwood Parish Church. Please do pray for them as they make this public profession of Faith in their journey towards Church Membership.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS – It is Mr McLachlan’s intention to start a crash course on Church membership starting next Sunday evening at 5pm in the vestry. This class will last for one hour and will run for three weeks. Anyone within your family or circle of friends is warmly invited to come along without obligation and find out what Church Membership involves. The class will be based on the five points of membership viz. WORSHIP, PRAYER, INVOLVEMENT, GIVING & LEARNING. This class is also open to existing Church members who wish to use it as a refresher course. Please speak to Mr McLachlan as soon as possible if you wish further information.

MEARNSKIRK HOSPITAL – those who volunteered to take part in the short act of worship at Mearnskirk Hospital should note our first duty is next Sunday.

POST CARDS TO WILLIAMWOOD – in our 75th year as you travel on holiday in the UK or abroad please send a postcard to your Church Family here at Williamwood. We’ll track on a map in the Large Hall how far we have travelled. Please also leave a “Calling Card” with greetings from Williamwood in any church you visit or worship in while on holiday. These are available at the front door.

DIAMOND JUBILEE EXHIBITION – a meeting of all organisations taking part in the Exhibition (28th, 29th & 30th September) should meet on Monday 18th June at 7:30pm in the Church Hall.

FROM THE TREASURER – GIVINGS UPDATE
As at the end of April Givings totalled £28,386 against a four month budget of £30,000 leaving a shortfall to date of £1,614. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

A CALL TO PRAYER
From the deepest, darkest places in our lives, we call out to you. We need help! We need help now! If you kept records of our sin, we would be truly lost. We worship God whose very nature is love. We know you make a habit of forgiving us. We wait and watch for your light as we watch for dawn to break on the longest night. (Mary-Jane Konings)

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 17th June 11am Admission of New Members
2pm Mearnskirk Singers Service
5pm Membership Class
Fri 28th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th September Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
Sunday 7th October BB ex-members anniversary service

CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION
Please see the paper copy for individual contact details
Have you noticed a bulb out etc?
Then report it in the book in the vestibule.

WEEKLY BULLETIN
Please send information to Alan Mathew by 12noon on THURSDAY. Phone 07852 908166 or  williamwood.organist@gmail.com. The Bulletin can be recycled – the duty team will be happy to take it for you. Song sheets should be left behind.

Song’s of Praise 2nd October

The final part of our organ anniversary in 2011 is a songs of praise service.

The full order of service can be downloaded by clicking here.

Sunday 11 September 2011

The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and Holy Communion

Organ Preludes: Voluntary 1 (Larghetto for Diapasion & Vivace for solo Trumpet) from the Ten Voluntaries for Organ or Harpsichord – London, ca. 1785 by William Boyce (1711 – 1779)

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 160 Praise, my soul the King of Heaven (ladies v3)
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer
ANTHEM – Speak O Lord
SCRIPTURE READINGS Romans 14: 5-12 & Matthew 18: 21-35 (read by Doreen Lynas)
HYMN (sheet) Our God is love His anger slow (tune French)
SERMON
HYMN 555 – Amazing grace!
THE NICENE CREED (HYMN 649)
OFFERING, DEDICATION OF OFFERING &
OUR MORNING PRAYERS
HYMN 549 How deep the Father’s love (Elders to Session House during v2)
HYMN 19 Ye gates, lift up your heads (Elders return to the Sanctuary)
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION (Organ Music – Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber)
HYMN (sheet) Our eyes have seen the glory
BENEDICTION & THREE-FOLD AMEN
(Please remain seated as the elements are taken from the Church)

RECESSIONAL: Bach Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565

ORDER OF SERVICE – 3PM COMMUNION
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 153 – Great is thy faithfulness
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER (see over)
BIBLE READING
HYMN 710 – I have a dream
SERMON
NICENE CREED (HYMN 649)
THE OFFERING
HYMN (sheet) – O Let the Son of God enfold you
THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
HYMN 786 – 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 all – evermore. AMEN.

A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE to our celebration of Holy Communion. 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 after the morning service for tea and coffee served by, and in aid of, the THE KWENDERANA GROUP.

HOLY COMMUNION – will be celebrated at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

VISITORS FROM EKWENDENI – Maggie and Violet are with us until 17th Sept, see diary dates for remaining events & activities. Evening communion is a joint service at 6:30pm in Busby Church with our Kwenderana Partnership churches.

MUSIC MAKERS – We meet in the Church for half an hour today for boys & girls in P1-P7, from 12:15-12:45.

ALPHA – a brief planning and progress meeting today after the morning service.

LIFE & WORK AND INSPIRE – These are available from today in the usual places for distributors and people to collect their own copies.

GUILD COFFEE MORNING – A huge thank you to everyone for their contributions and support last Saturday at the Guild Coffee Morning. It was a great success.

BOYS BRIGADE – Our BB Company (the 128) has entered into a unique partnership with “Trees for Scotland”. This venture allows you to support our BB to whilst buying a tree as a gift or a memorial – please see insert in September’s issue of INSPIRE.

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.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING – Members of the congregation wishing to donate harvest goods for the benefit of the needy of Glasgow are invited to bring them along to the CHURCH on Saturday 8 October between 10.30am -12pm where they will be gratefully received. Items which will be useful are: CANNED – Soup, Meat, Fish, Veg, Puddings, Fruit, Custards, Pastas; DRIED – Breakfast cereal, soup, biscuits, Fruit, Rice, Sugar, Pastas, Oats; DRINKS – Tea, Coffee, Fruit juice; OTHERS – Preservatives, Toiletries. NO OUT OF DATE OR HOMEMADE GOODS PLEASE. The centres we are supporting this year are Kirkhaven, Talbot Association and the Wayside Centre. Thank you for your continued support, Helen McKenzie

CHURCH FLOWERS – The new rota for the delivery of Church Flowers is available in the vestibule. If you can help, please enter your name against a suitable date.

RU ABLE TO HELP – 2 people required to complete small emulsion painting job – no experience required – materials provided – possibly 2 hours work – no pay – only the satisfaction of doing your bit for the church! See Doreen Lynas or Stuart Young.

AGE CONCERN Autumn Fair – Saturday 17th September in Clarkston Halls 10am-12noon with Tea, Home baking, tombola, books & jewellery – details on poster in halls.

WILLIAMWOOD MUSIC – Sunday 18th September after the service in the Church. Please bring any CDs, music or ideas of your favourite worship songs, if you are able.

ORGAN ANNIVERSARY – two more dates for your diary ― Saturday 1st October at 3pm for an Organ Recital & Sunday 2nd October at 7pm for a Songs of Praise Service

CHRISTIAN AID – Sponsored Swim – Saturday 1 October at Eastwood Baths with Sponsor forms available from Ross McGhee (638-4883) or Anne Clark (644-4476). Swimmers can complete up to 20 lengths of the pool anytime between 5:30-7:30pm.

THOMAS CHALMERS LECTURE – Sunday 23 October at 3pm in the “Tron Theatre Complex”, Argyle Street. Email davidcjackson22@hotmail.com if you intend to attend this event as spaces are limited. More details on notice boards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP – God of the ages, before your eyes all empires rise and fall yet you are changeless. Be near us in this age of terror and in these moments of remembrance. Uphold those who work and watch and wait and weep and love. By your Spirit give rise in us to broad sympathy for all the peoples of your earth. Strengthen us to comfort those who mourn and work in large ways and small for those things that make for peace. Bless the people and leaders of this nation and all nations so that warfare may become only a historic memory. We pray in the strong name of the Prince of Peace. Amen

NEXT SUNDAY
Tea served in aid of the RAF BENEVOLENT FUND
Bible Reader – GRANT KEYES

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 11th September 3pm – Williamwood Communion Service; 6:30pm – Communion at Busby with Kwenderana Churches
Saturday 1st October 3pm – Anniversary Organ recital here at Williamwood given by Alan Mathew
Sunday 2nd October Back To Church Sunday 11am – Special “Back to Church” Morning Service; 7pm – Organ Anniversary Songs of Praise Service
Tuesday 4th October 7:30pm – Guild Resumes with Communion and a Songs of Praise – all welcome
Sunday 9th October 11am – Harvest Service
Saturday 5th November Sunday School Coffee Morning
Sat. 19th November Williamwood’s Got Talent – see Carole Lyons if you can help out or wish to participate (see insert)
Saturday 3rd December Christmas Fair

Sunday 13 March 2011

Order of Service – 11 o’clock

Please stand if you are able as the Bible is brought into the church

Call to worship
Hymn 112 God whose almighty word
Prayer and Lords prayer
Reading
Hymn 536 May the mind of Christ my saviour (St Leonard)
Sermon
Hymn (sheet) Lord Jesus Christ you have come to us
Offering
Offertory anthem: Lead me Lord (Wesley)
Prayer
Hymn 553 Just as I am (v1-3)
Hymn 19 Ye gates lift up your heads (elements are brought into the sanctuary)
SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
Choral setting: St Anne mass (Macmillan)
Organ music: Andante Cantabile (4th organ symphony) CM Widor
Hymn 338 Jesus tempted in the desert (Hyfrydol)
Benediction and threefold amen

Organ recessional: Diapason voluntary (Boyce)
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Order of Service – 3 o’clock

CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 484 – Great God, your love has called us here
PRAYER:  Including The Lord’s Prayer (see over)
READING: Mark 1:9-15
HYMN 502 – Take my life and let it be (St Bees)
SERMON
THE NICENE CREED (Hymn 649)
THE OFFERING
HYMN (Sheet) – Lord, Jesus Christ, you have come to us
THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
HYMN 786 – May the God of peace go with us

THE DISMISSAL – The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all – evermore.  AMEN.