Current Notices

Welcome to our Church.  If you wish to know more about our activities, or any other matter, one of the Duty Team at the door will be delighted to help.

Our Prayer Group meets each Sunday morning at 10.30 in the Carswell Centre. Please come either regularly or occasionally.

Church Builders  -  meets on Sundays for songs, stories, games and more and everyone from Nursery age to P6 is welcome.   We start in church and then move up to the Carswell Centre for our own time together.   For more information, please contact Julie Robertson:  

On the third Sunday of the month our Early Service is at 9.30am in Church, and Kairos is at 11am in the Carswell Centre.

Our Midweek Service takes place each Wednesday at 11am in the Carswell Centre.  John Lloyd is leading worship on Wednesday 19th February.  We always finish with tea, coffee and a natter.

EPYC  -  our Youth Group  - meets on Sunday evenings from 7pm to 8.45pm in the Carswell Centre and is designed for all those in P7 and high school age. For more information, please contact James Edgar:  jamesedgarepc@gmail.com

Every week EPYC finishes with some hot chocolate and biscuits and the leaders believe making the hot chocolate would provide a great opportunity for Church members to get involved in the life of EPYC.  Would you be willing to come and see what we do and then make the hot chocolate for our young people? Please contact James Edgar:  jamesedgarepc@gmail.com.

We are hoping to restart the church crèche with a new angle - it will be called "Tots Praise" and involve some free playtime with toys and games, music and a bible story. We need at least 8 volunteers.  If you are willing to donate some time and get involved, please contact Catriona Edgar . You do not need to be a parent or grandparent to get involved!

Parish News. The next issue will be early March. Copy for inclusion to Duncan McIntyre by Friday 28th February.  Reports, plans, reflections, photos  - anything you would like to say or bring to the attention of church membership.

Welcome Cards  -  Please note that the pew welcome cards also have space to write details of anyone you know of who is ill or would like contact from the church. This can help in maintaining good communications during the vacancy.  Thank you for assisting in this.

Walking Group -  Because of the snowy weather, we postponed the walk in Chatelherault Country Park.  We shall do this walk on Wednesday 26th February, leaving from Mid Road at the usual time of 10 am.  All are welcome.

Mary’s Meals  -  The next lunch is this coming Wednesday 19th February.  All the usual arrangements:   excellent soup choice; delicious homemade bread and baking.  Come along at midday.

The Guild - this coming Wednesday our guest speaker will be Roy Johnston and he will be speaking about the Women Pilots of WW2.  Meeting at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Carswell Hall

A Time to Explore Lent will be held in the Carswell Centre this Saturday 22nd February, 10am-12 noon.  There will be material to read and reflect on in the Upper Room. You can also enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. Activities suitable for children will also be provided in the Hub.

Curry  -  The next men’s curry outing is on Thursday 27th February.  New participants are always welcome.  If you would like to join us but are not yet on the list, e-mail Duncan MacIntyre:  

A date for your diaries  -  The World Day of Prayer meeting  will be held in the Carswell Hall on Friday 6th March starting with a cup of tea at 10am and the short service following at 10.30.  The theme this year is “Rise, take up your mat and walk.”   Everyone welcome.

Confident Christianity Conference: Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church are hosting an event with SOLAS about sharing the Gospel in an age of tough questions on Saturday, February 22, 9:30am-4pm, with three guest speakers covering a number of topics. All are welcome – pick up a leaflet at the back of the church or go to www.solas-cpc.org/event/glasgow/ for further details and to book tickets.

 

Prayer

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5

Lord, you promise to be with those who wait for your answers.  We pray for all those who are waiting for the outcome of tests; for a new baby; for the end of life; or for the outcome of an enquiry.  Grant us patience and perseverance as we wait to see the future for our congregation, knowing that your plans are good.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.