SUNDAY WORSHIP service
23rd MAY 2021
Today our Sunday Worship Service is led by Douglas Nicol,
our parish minister.
The theme: "God knows the end from the beginning (Part 2).
Week beginning: Sunday 23rd May 2021
We do hope that you continue to keep well and that the disappointing news of Glasgow remaining in Level 3 lockdown has not impacted you too negatively.
We continue to pray for those affected both physically and mentally by the virus and its after effects and again, give thanks to all the NHS workers who have supported us in the last year.
Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism.
During the service William Hughes Leiper will be baptised.
We warmly welcome visitors who have come along to the service today
to witness and celebrate William’s baptism.
This year there is a “Blended General Assembly”. It began on Saturday 22nd May and will run until its close on Thursday 27th May. Because of social distancing, there will be a very small number of people in the Assembly rooms in Edinburgh with the majority of participants being online. Assembly began with the installation of the new moderator, Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, whose role it is to chair the proceedings of the week and then act as the Church’s ambassador for the next 12 months.
Tributes have been made to the outgoing moderator Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, saying “He has served the Church with great insight and compassion for all those operating under the most difficult of circumstances”.
If you wish to follow the Assembly, the event is being live streamed and the link is found on the Church of Scotland website.
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
We apologise that, owing to technical difficulties, there was no recording of last week’s Sunday morning service made available on our website or YouTube page. Work has been undertaken to improve the sound quality of each service online and we trust that you will continue to enjoy the benefit of this.
LODGING HOUSE MISSION
The Lodging House Mission have been delighted that Angela, their support worker has been able to resume her one-to-one appointments with clients. They are continuing to offer their Chaplaincy phone line (07864 705 668) for wellbeing, prayer, and bereavement conversations.
They ask for prayers for;
all of their clients, in limbo, currently housed in temporary accommodation awaiting their forever home.
their partner agencies as services resume and staff return to the front lines
congregations and businesses whose ongoing support makes possible the many services we provide
the new manager, June, the staff team, volunteers and board as we begin a new chapter
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS!!
Although there is so much difficulty and anxiety at this time we take the time to mark the times of celebration in the lives of our church family members. Please do let us know if you have any good news to share.
Congratulations to Davie McGrath who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, 22nd May; and to Raymond Kilpatrick who celebrates his 27th birthday also today, Sunday 23rd May.
Congratulations to Jill and Mark Divers who celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary today, Sunday 23rd May.
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