YOU ARE NOT YOUR POSTCODE
Sunday 28th February 2021
Welcome to this week's traditional Sunday Service, at St Christopher's Priesthill & Nitshill. This week's talk is a little different, with our Parish Assistant Kirsteen being joined by Pastor Steven Mcleish from Renew Church Scotland. Together they explore the question: Can anything good come from Priesthill? Our talk is inspired by our Youth Group, and their recent adventures in applying for their desired college and university courses.
Many thanks to Erin, Margaret and local singer/songwriter Robert Durham, for their contributions to the service.
We hope that God's word blesses you, and that you have a fantastic Sunday.
Week beginning: Sunday 28th February 2021
As we become increasingly aware of all of the signs of spring in our midst, and, as we look towards Easter, we are encouraged that the Scottish Government has agreed that communal worship can begin again at the beginning of April.
We look forward to that day very much but are aware there will still be many restrictions in place.
As soon as we have the specific date for resuming our services in the Sanctuary at Priesthill Road we will be informing our members personally and will have updates in this newsletter.
The Kirk Session met together via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd February. They were joined for a short time by Rev Calum Macdonald from Giffnock the Park Church who has agreed to take on the position of Interim Moderator in light of Douglas’s retiral on Saturday, 5th June 2021.
The Session was delighted to be introduced to Calum who will be chairing their meetings as well as guiding the congregation through the vacancy process.
The full details of who will be leading each service after 5th June have not been finalised but this news will be passed on as soon the information is known.
Please continue to pray for Douglas as he approaches this milestone in his life, pray for the Session, Kirsteen and Naomi as they continue to represent, support and minister to the congregation and pray for Calum that he will feel at home as he gets to know us all.
Our monthly healing service will take place on Monday, 1st March, at 7.45pm via Zoom. This month’s service is titled “Rise Up … March Forth!”
If you wish to attend, please contact Katherine Nicol at KMnicol19@gmail.com and she will send you a link.
Everyone is most welcome to attend whether you have joined us before or not, whether you have a healing need or not, please know we would love to see you for an informal time of worship and teaching.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our youth group. We are delighted to report that all who were applying to college or university this year, have been SUCCESSFUL in securing places on their chosen courses. We are so pleased for them all and ask you to continue remembering them in prayer as they embark on this exciting stage of their lives.
A reminder that The Moderator is running a photography competition for all ages, 'Hidden in Plain Sight', until Wednesday, 17th March. You can see the entries so far on the Church of Scotland website along with how to enter.
As you are aware we are back to providing online services and our thanks go to Douglas and Kirsteen who, until the end of lockdown, will be exploring ways to bring praise, scripture, teaching and prayer to you. We all desperately miss the act of corporate worship and for those of us at home it has been a delight to have the Sunday service available to view. Please do subscribe to the Youtube channel (no cost involved)... it will allow you to know when each new service is available.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
It is important for us to keep connected even if we can’t meet together physically. Please let us know if you want to share any good news.
As ever, do remember that if you have any concerns or are struggling in any way, the ministry team are always available to talk or pray over the phone with you. This is always in confidence. (contact details below)
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.
Congratulations to Doreen Kier who celebrated her birthday on Saturday, 27th February; to Gordon Griffin who celebrated his 33rd birthday also on Saturday, 27th February; and to Emma Walker who celebrated her 39th birthday also on Saturday, 27th February. Many Happy Returns to each of you!
MINISTER: Rev Douglas Nicol, 36 Springkell Drive, GLASGOW G41 4EZ0141 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