Online Worship Services
Welcome to our Online Worship Services. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak leading to us to be unable to gather in person for church as we usually would we have dedicated this space to bring the weekly service into your homes.
Please come here each Sunday to see the next service as it is uploaded, and services will remain available following this time so feel free to 'catch up' or re-watch a service through the week as desired.
sunday, 28th JUne 2020
2. opening prayer
3. Bible readings
2 Chronicles 5:7 & 11-14
6. prayers and decrees
Week beginning: Sunday 28th June 2020
Another week – another online newsletter!
We continue to give thanks to God that many of us are able to stay connected thanks to the Internet. The Kirk Session met last Tuesday via Zoom. It was a good meeting and indeed there was even the suggestion that Session could meet that way in the dark winter months rather than have to leave the house and travel out in the cold!
At the meeting obviously the concept of worshipping again in Church was raised. Although the Government has suggested that church sanctuaries could be open for personal prayer we have decided not to go down that road. As a denomination it is not something that is necessarily the norm for us and the guidelines and regulations would demand a considerable amount of work to be done before and after the prayer time. Instead we are looking to the time when we can all worship together.
If the 2-meter distancing is still to be adhered to there is the chance that services may be held in the Community Hall, which would offer seating for more people than the Sanctuary. However, this is all a wee bit off yet and, as we have seen in the press the regulations are a work in progress. Provisionally we would like to think we may all be together again sometime in August but as soon as we have a date it will be announced on the website and Facebook and members of the congregation will be contacted by phone.
Another group making use of Zoom this week was the Youth Group. Kirsteen writes:
"Our youth group took part in a huge online quiz last week, and we are pleased to announce they were victorious. They went head to head with 15 politicians, religious leaders and other community stakeholders. As ever, thank you to Pamela and Peter for assisting with this ministry”
Many congratulations to the young people for such an achievement and thanks again to Kirsteen for continuing to maintain contact with the young people, to motivate them and give them a sense of inclusion.
Thanks also to Naomi who has been working continually with the younger age groups and their families and who is constantly managing to produce more craft ideas, games and fun suggestions for passing the time during lockdown.
We have been inviting you to keep us updated if you have any issues or prayer requests. One request that we have permission is to share is asking us to pray for our dear friend Ray Jamieson. Ray was enjoying a walk in Rouken Glen Park but had a bad fall, which has resulted in 3 broken bones in her arm and severe damage to her elbow. Please pray for Ray, for healing of the fractures, that her bones would align and that the pain is managed well.
Please do get in touch with Douglas, Naomi or Kirsteen to share anything new that is going on with you, or as ever, please remember that the ministry team are available for a chat, always in the strictest confidence. You may be feeling lonely but know that you are not alone. Simply being able to listen, comfort and pray with you if desired would be a privilege.
Again, we want to mark the times of celebration in the lives of our church family members.
Congratulations to Ruairidh Buchanan who this month attained an HND in Business.
It is lovely to announce the engagement of Finlay Buchanan and Kayleigh Cairns. Finlay has recently completed his probationary period and is now a fully-fledged Police Officer. We pray for God’s blessing on the happy couple and protection for Finlay as he patrols the streets in these somewhat volatile times.
MINISTER: Rev Douglas Nicol, 36 Springkell Drive, GLASGOW G41 4EZ
0141 427 7877 Email: DNicol@churchofscotland.org.uk
PART-TIME PARISH ASSISTANT: Kirsteen Marshall
07720 625 789 Email: KMarshall@churchofscotland.org.uk
PART-TIME children and Families Worker: Naomi Sutton
07486 563 779 Email: NSutton@churchofscotland.org.uk