Sunday 17th June 2012 (Proper 6)
Admission of New Members
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
Welcome & Intimations
Hymn 482 Come let us to the Lord (Tune Kilmarnock)
Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (See below)
Reading: Luke 14: 12 – 24
Presentation of Long Term Certificates
Hymn 159 Lord for the years
Admission of new members
Hymn 642 Ye that know the Lord is gracious
Prayers of dedication and intercession
Hymn 511 Your hand O God has guided
South African Sung Amen (Hymn 825, sung twice)
Our Reader today is Garry McDonald
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
Williamwood Parish Church of Scotland, Clarkston
Interim Moderator & Locum Minister – Rev Eric McLachlan
Telephone 0141 954 1574
Telephone: 0141 638 5521
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 – 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)
NEW MEMBERS – today 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.
KIRK SESSION – Elders are asked to meet as quickly as possible in the Session house at the conclusion of the service
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.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS – It is Mr McLachlan’s intention to start a crash course on Church membership starting this 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 for the Mearnskirk Hospital Service should meet this afternoon at the hospital main entrance at 1:45pm.
SUMMER CHOIR – we meet weekly 10:15am in the Session House 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!
GIVE BLOOD – Come along to the Give Blood Session and help save or improve the life of someone in hospital at the Clarkston Halls today (12noon-3.30pm) or Monday 18th (2pm-3.45pm & 5.15pm-7.30pm).
DIAMOND JUBILEE EXHIBITION – a meeting of all organisations taking part in the Exhibition (28th, 29th & 30th September) meet tomorrow at 7:30pm in the Church Hall.
HOSPICES OF HOPE – Anca Nite (sister-in-law to Razvan Luculescu, organist of Busby) will be playing a concert to raise funds for Hospices of Hope – a charity who specialise in palliative care in Romania and its neighbouring countries – on 23rd June at 7:30pm in Adelaides, Bath Street. The proceeds for the concert will go to Hospices of Hope and will also help provide the funds for Anca to spend some time helping to care for the terminally ill in their Brasov Hospice in August. To find out more about Hospices of Hope visit http://www.hospicesofhope.co.uk
NEXT SUNDAY – Tea and Coffee after the morning service is served in aid of Williamwood Music. Our bible reader is David Yeoman.
WORSHIP ON THE WEB – visit http://www.williamwoodmusic.com/on-demand/
CHURCH GARDEN TEAM will carry on each Tuesday throughout the “Summer.” As usual it’d be helpful if you can bring your own tools. Main tasks at the moment are weeding & hedge trimming. we’d be happy to welcome new members. Forget the Gyms & Slimming classes, come & get fit for free. See Jimmy Craig for info.
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.
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.
Father’s Day Prayer
God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 23rd June 7:30pm – Piano Recital – Adelaides Church, Bath Street
Fri 28th, Sat 29th & Sun 30th September Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
Sunday 7th October BB ex-members anniversary service
CHURCH CONTACTS & INFORMATION
Please see printed copy for individuals details
Have you noticed a bulb out etc?
Then report it in the book in the vestibule.
Please send information to Alan Mathew by 12noon on THURSDAY. Phone 07852 908166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bulletin can be recycled – the duty team will be happy to take it for you. Song sheets should be left behind.