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.

Rev John Lloyd, our Locum Minister, is leading our worship this morning.  Thank you John.

Our Organist this morning is Duncan Baddon.  Thank you Duncan.

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:  juliecrob@gmail.com.

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

Our Midweek Service is on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.   Our Locum Minister, Rev John Lloyd, will join Alan MacKay and Alistair Anderson on the worship rota.   All are welcome.

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.

Eaglesham Outlook. This leaflet, which goes to every house in the parish is available for distribution today. 

The Pastoral Care Team wish to thank all those who donated plants and flowers for the Harvest Festival, food or money for the Lodging House Mission,  and helped to distribute gifts in the community after the service.

Lodging House Mission Christmas Cards  -  If you would like to help the LHM by purchasing their Christmas Cards, leaflets can be obtained from Brenda Bain or can also be found on the Church Website. If you would like Brenda to collect them (postage free) please contact her with your order by Sunday 3rd November 2019 either by email (Brenda@thebains.org.uk) or by returning leaflet to her.

Walking Group   -  On Wednesday 23rd October we shall follow a favourite circular walk from Kittochside to Carmunnock and back past Phillipshill Cemetery.  It is a walk on paths and quiet country roads. We leave Mid Road at 10am and all are welcome.

The Guild  -  This Wednesday our topic is ‘Join up the Dots’ - one of our projects this year.

DNA  -  Our DNA (Discipleship, Nurture and Action) groups are starting again this week.  Do form a group with some friends, or join with others who have met before. Leaflets with more information are available in church and in the Carswell.  And for help with taking part or for more information, contact  Gillian Norval at gilnorval@hotmail.com or 303632.

Following the Strategic Planning presentation at the last session meeting John McPake, Interim Moderator, will hold a special session meeting on Sunday 27 October at 12.30pm in the upper hall of the Carswell Centre.  Its purpose will be to address any questions or concerns over the proposed conversations with Carmunnock; to agree the aims and objectives of those conversations; and to agree those who will be on the group to lead those conversations on behalf of Eaglesham. Only any other urgent business will be included. Hilary McDougall, Presbytery Facilitator will to attend the meeting and John McPake will be Moderator. If you have any significant questions that you have already identified please let Sheila Lamont know in advance of the meeting so that Hilary and John can investigate answers where possible.

‘Jane Haining: A Life of Love and Courage’ - Speaker, Mary Miller at Orchardhill Church, 12 Church Road, Giffnock at 7.30pm for 8.00pm on Thursday 24th October.

Origin Scotland Foot Stomping Gospel at Maxwell Mearns Castle Church on Sunday 27th October at 7pm.  Please invite your friends to this entertaining evening of Gospel and Blues music which has recently come from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Free tickets from www.orginscotland.org or call 0131 541 0117. 

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands will now be known as Eastwood Cancer Support Group. The meetings will now take place in our refurbished church halls on the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm till 3.30pm. The next meeting is on Wednesday 30th October. 

Annual BB Christmas Fayre on 9th November - The BB are looking for donations of home baking for their baking stall.  The Carswell centre will be open on the night of  Friday 8th and the morning of Saturday 9th for anyone who would like to drop off any baking. 

Alan will be playing the Organ at Kelvingrove Art Galleries on Thursday 21st November at 1pm.

Christmas Day at “The Club”  -  Eaglesham Bowling Club invites anyone in our local community who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day to join them for a traditional Christmas meal. Couples without their family around them this year, single people or friends are invited. There is no charge – but the Club hopes to raise funds for local good causes through donations on the day. A limited pick-up / take home service is available to some unable to manage by themselves.  The time is 1pm for a 1.30 lunch together, to finish at 4.30pm.  Book early by contacting The Club’s Secretary, Anne Carr by phone (07971-446759) or email (eagleshambowlingclub@gmail.com)

 

Prayer

“We know that the whole of creation has been groaning … right up to the present time.”  Romans 8:22

Dear Lord, thank you for the world you have created for us.  Help us to value all that you give us, and to use the world’s resources carefully.  We pray for countries affected by climate change; for those who have lost homes in floods, or lost harvests due to drought.  Help us to be leaders in care for our environment and for your world.  In Jesus’ name, amen.