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.

 

You are all warmly invited to join us for tea and coffee after this service in the Carswell Centre.

 

There will be a special meeting of the Kirk Session after this morning’s service. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Carswell Centre. There shall be one item of business, the appointment of a new Session Clerk. (Interim Moderator Rev Scott Kirkland)

 

 

As our minister Rev Andrew Robertson continues his phased return to work, we are grateful to our locum Rev John Martindale for his on-going support (Phone: 0141-882-9932;  Email: Jmartindale@churchofscotland.org.uk) For pastoral matters during November, please continue to contact your elder or John directly. For other matters, please contact the office or your elder for the attention of our Interim Moderator Rev Scott Kirkland. 

 

Crèche  -  We are delighted to have some of our youngest members attending crèche in the Carswell Youth Base during Sunday service.

 

Churchbuilders (for children and young people) continue their own activities in the Carswell Centre after the first part of this service.

 

EPYC - our Church Youth Group meets at 7.00pm on Sunday evenings in the Carswell Centre.  For further information, please contact James Edgar 07710 977309 or jamesedgarepc@gmail.com.

 

Prayer Group meets in the Carswell Centre on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  You are most welcome, either regularly or occasionally.

 

Our Mid Week Service takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.  Come and enjoy this shorter, relaxed service; and tea and chat afterwards.

 

On the 3rd Sunday of each Month (next Sunday) we hold our Early Service at 9.30am in the Church and Kairos at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.

 

Today’s Retiring Offering will be in support of Christian Aid’s disaster relief work.

 

The Knit & Crochet Group.  We would like to say a great big thank you to all the people who helped to make and display the poppies around the village.   It has taken everyone quite a long time but we think you must agree it was worth it.   Thank you once again.   (Marlyn McInnes and Mary MacInnes.)

 

The next outing of the Walking Group, on Wednesday 14th November, will be an exploration of Bellahouston Park.

 

The Guild -  This coming Wednesday evening we look forward to hearing about the Sights and Sounds of Vietnam and our guest speaker will be Gregor Brown, meeting at the usual time of 7.30pm. We are now on the run down to our Christmas Cracker Coffee Morning which will be held on Saturday 24th November from 10am - 12 noon in the Carswell Centre.  As usual we shall have a variety of stalls so do come and do some Christmas shopping.

 

Be part of Tearfund's Big Quiz!   On Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm in the Carswell Centre, we are hosting Tearfund's Big Quiz along with 600 other churches all over the UK.  As well as the quiz, we will also welcome a speaker from Tearfund.  Snacks, tea and coffee will be served, but you may also 'bring a bottle'.   Suggested donation is £5 per person and you can be in a team of up to 6 people.    For more details contact Fiona Kettlewell - 07557 383419.

 

Our Organist, Alan Gillon, is playing at Kelvingrove Art Galleries on Tuesday 20th November at 1pm.   The recital runs for half an hour.

 

Parish News. The next issue of Parish News will go out in early December. As ever contributions of all sorts are welcome - anything you think worth bringing to the attention of or amusing church members and others in our community. Please send to macintyre74@btinternet.com by 30th November.

 

The Carswell Centre.  It is planned to have the Carswell Centre open to allow folk to visit every Saturday morning between 10am and noon, initially for a trial period from January until Easter. This will require a team of helpers so that 3 people can be in attendance each Saturday. We hope to have enough helpers so that most will only cover one Saturday during the 3 months.  If you can help with this or would like to discuss the detail please contact Brian Fraser, Craig Wishart, Helen McLean or Duncan MacIntyre.

 

Father’s Song is a male voice praise choir drawn from churches around Glasgow. Hear them at Thornliebank Parish Church on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm

 

Origin Scotland, in association with Tearfund, present Christmas with the Origin Choir, Band and Orchestra on Sunday 2nd December at 8.15pm in Findlay Church, Glasgow.  To book your free tickets contact 0131-541-0117 or online at www.originscotland.org

 

Sing a Song for Christmas! At Bellshill Central Parish Church on Thursday 13th December at 7pm.  A concert featuring local primary schools, Girl Guides, Church Choir  -  plus songs, carols and fun and refreshments.  Donations only to Motherwell Women’s Aid at Christmas.

 

Prayer

 

“He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth, he breaks the bow and shatters the spear.”   Psalm 46:9

 

Father God, as we reflect on the horrors of war, we pray for every part of the world where there is war at this time.  We thank you for Jesus, Prince of Peace.  We pray that he would bring peace where there is conflict, and his healing to those suffering from injury, loss and fear.   In Jesus’ name amen.