After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today
Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church. Please stay behind for as long or short a time as you can manage and enjoy a time of fellowship with other members of the congregation and with visitors to our church.
Our Praise : This morning our praise items are taken from Church Hymnary Third Edition (CH) and those at evening services are taken from Mission Praise (MP).
If you feel more comfortable sitting during the items of praise, please feel free to do so.
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
Sunday School : The group meets every Sunday during the school term. Sunday School meets initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group : The group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship : The group meets in the Manse each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
FreeWill Offering Envelopes 2020 : Anyone wishing to join the scheme and receive envelopes for their weekly offerings should see Bill.
Kirk Session / Congregational Board : A joint meeting of the Session and Board will be held in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm on Thursday 28 November with a Kirk Session meeting following thereafter. Minutes and Agenda are available in the Front vestibule.
Retiral Offering : A Retiral Offering will be taken at both services
on today. This collection will go towards the costs of replacing all windows in the Church Hall and other major works to our buildings.
Church Magazine : The closing date for articles for the Christmas edition of the magazine is today.
Church and Church Hall Cleaning
I would like to thank everyone on the Church and Hall cleaning rotas for all their hard work this year in keeping both buildings clean and tidy. It is one of those jobs which are quietly and efficiently carried out without any fuss by volunteers from the congregation but which, if left undone, would be immediately noticeable to everyone using the Church and Hall. Not only do you keep the premises spick and span but you are able to see better than most when things are not quite right so making the premises a safer and nicer place to use. And you make my job a whole lot easier!
Thank you for your continued support. I’ll have next year’s rotas out by mid-December, so please look out for them in the Church Vestibule if I’ve not managed to give them to you personally. There are a couple of gaps this year especially for the hall so if any member of the congregation feels that they can help then just get in touch with myself. It only takes up 3 or 4 hours a year at a time of your choosing but makes such a difference. So please consider if you could help in this important task. Finally can I ask all members of the congregation to have a look in their cupboards to see if they have any keys for the Church or Hall that they no longer need. Every year we somehow manage to lose a couple and it can be difficult for the key cutter to make new keys when it’s a copy of a copy .
Christmas Tree Fun Time
Sunday School and Crèche are having a “Christmas Tree Fun Time” on the afternoon of this coming Friday, 29 November.
The afternoon will include dressing the Church Christmas Tree, games, crafts and festive food.
The event will be held in the Church and Church Hall from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.
Everyone is welcome so bring along your children, their friends and your grandchildren for a fun filled afternoon.
Greetings and Intimations
Address to Young People
Hymn CH 488 Jesus bids us shine
Reading Psalm 43 (Pew Bible Page 568)
Hymn CH 7 O send thy light forth
Reading Ephesians 5 : 8 – 14 (Pew Bible Page 1176)
Hymn CH 133 Break forth, O living light of God
Hymn CH 212 I heard the voice of Jesus say
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 23 All things bright and beautiful
Reading Genesis 1 : 24 – 31 (Pew Bible Page 4)
Hymn MP 506 O Lord my God !