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Welcome to our ChurchIf 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.

Church of Scotland and Scottish Government Covid19 Guidance The Church of Scotland and the Scottish Government now advise the following:  get your vaccine when this is offered;  you are encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, including church buildings; wash your hands regularly;   please continue to use hand sanitisers; take a Lateral Flow Test before visiting someone in a hospital or a care home;  open windows if possible when meeting someone indoors.  A number of back pews downstairs are reserved for those who wish to physically distance and wear a face covering.  Please continue to use our hand sanitisers.   If you have recently tested positive for COVID and have been in church or with groups in our halls please consider letting the people you have been with know of this. Thank you.

Our Children’s Corner is for our young ones to enjoy during the service.

Church Builders is our group for primary-school-age children to learn more about Jesus and the bible.  It takes place during our services, when our young people are invited to go out together to the Carswell Centre after the children’s address.

EPYC for all young people in P6 to S6, is on Sunday evenings at The Carswell Centre from 7-8.30.  If you have questions please, contact Murdo at epcyouthworker@gmail.com

We Urgently need to recruit a Church Treasurer.   If you, or anyone else you know might be interested please contact Rev Jade:  jade.ableitner@churchofscotland.org.uk

'Sensible Shoes' our ladies book club, will continue to meet on Mondays, 7pm the Carswell Hub until the end of May. For more information, please contact: jade.ableitner@churchofscotland.org.uk

 Songs of Praise Service: Eaglesham Parish Church are holding a special Songs of Praise service at 11am on Sunday, May 29th, including favourite hymns picked by villagers. If there is a hymn you would like to be included, please email: office@eagleshamparishchurch.co.uk with the details and a brief outline of why the particular hymn is a favourite of yours.

Communion Invitations available for uplift by Elders in Church this morning. Elders covering for vacant districts are asked to continue doing so meantime.

Christian Aid Week. Some will have noticed the failure to make Christian Aid envelopes available last Sunday. For that, apologies. Envelopes are on pews and at the back of the church today; and can be returned to the church plate or to 74 Montgomery St over the next two weeks.

Walking Group. Our plan for Wednesday 25th is to have a coffee in the Chapterhouse Cafe, Bothwell, before a circular walk from there, passing Bothwell Castle. We leave Mid Road at the usual time of 10am. All are welcome.

Parish News. Advance warning. The next issue will go out just after Eaglesham Fair.  Monday June 6th deadline for contributions.

Jubilee Tea and Chat. Advance notice of a special, Jubilee Tea and Chat on the afternoon of  Wednesday 8th June.  More details will follow next week.

Fair Volunteers Appeal: Volunteers are needed to help welcome visitors to both the Parish Church and Carswell Centre between noon and 4pm on Saturday, June 4th. We hope to serve teas and coffees at the Carswell Centre. Please contact Giles Blair on 07778 829715 or by emailing gilesblair@btinternet.com if you are able to help at either venue.

Fair closing gig: Renowned musician Alistair Tweedie will be performing a variety of well-known 60s/70s blues and jazz numbers at the Carswell Centre, starting at 7pm on Sunday, June 5th.  This is a free event with donations welcome for our Tearfund charity partners.   Numbers are limited so please contact Giles Blair on 07778 829715 or by emailing gilesblair@btinternet.com to book your placeVolunteers are also needed to help serve teas and coffees during the interval.  Again, please contact Giles if you are able to help.

In association with TREE (The Regeneration of Eaglesham Environment) a Community Garden is being developed behind the BB Garage in the Carswell Centre grounds.  Work is on track to be ready for it to be declared ‘Open’ as part of Eaglesham Fair’s Open Garden event on Sunday 29th May between 11am and 4pm allowing people to visit it.  After that, the garden will be ready for community use.

Our Organist, Alan Gillon, is doing Organ Recitals at Kelvingrove Art Gallery at 1pm on:  8th June; 28th July and 19th September.  The concert is only half an hour and the organ is one of the finest instruments in UK.

The Church of Scotland has initiated an appeal to support pastors in Syria and Lebanon. Since 2021, these pastors have been donating half their salaries to contribute to a relief programme in their countries which have suffered a financial collapse. This is despite their own financial hardships. The local Synod who employs these people, is struggling to meet the salary bill (between £100 & £150 per pastor per month) and the CofS has set up a Used Stamp Appeal to raise money towards these salaries. Details can be got from the CofS website and searching for Stamp Appeal. They aim to fund one pastor for a full year.

Children’s Clothing Swap  -  in Aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity on Saturday 18th June, 2 to 4.30pm at Mearns Kirk Parish Church Halls.  Drop-off times are: Sunday 12th 11-12pm; Monday 13th, 9-10am; Tuesday 14th, 9-10am; Friday17th, 6-8pm; Saturday 18th, 10-12pm.  Maximum of 10 items.   See how it works on Mearns Kirk Parish Church Facebook page , MK Swap.

 

Prayer

 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Lord of the times and seasons, thank you for all your grace towards us; for secure homes and growth giving the promise of a harvest. We remember all who are facing uncertainty - for people in transition; for those losing their homes; for those who can’t see how they will manage.  Grant your people faith in you, Lord, encouraging them to help others in love, time and resources.  Amen.

 

 

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