7th FEB 2021
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Join us online as our Parish Minister, Douglas Nicol, takes us on a journey in which he explains how he believes that a visit to the Preaching Braes in Cambuslang on Thursday, 18th February, is an assignment given by God, as we journey to revival.
Week beginning: Sunday 7th February 2021
In lockdown many people are trying to keep their level of fitness up by going for a walk everyday. This is a great way to admire the beauty of God’s creation – to notice the first snowdrops emerging is a reminder that spring is on its way. However, there can be the danger of our daily outings becoming a bit mundane but the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is setting us all a challenge.
To mark the start of Lent, on Wednesday 17 February, he is launching a photo competition – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – with both children and adults alike invited to send in their photographs showing the Cross in our everyday surroundings.
“As we head towards Easter, the Cross will come ever more into view - the central symbol of the Christian faith,” Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said. “Generally speaking, we find Crosses set within church buildings or worn as jewellery. But, when we open our eyes to the possibility, we can begin to see images of the Cross all around us - in both nature and the built environment.
“Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: find a Cross that is ‘hidden in plain sight’ and using your camera, or your phone, take a photograph of it. “Perhaps it will be two branches on a tree which form a Cross shape. Perhaps you’ll see a Cross in a section of wrought-iron fencing. Maybe you’ll see it in a set of road markings or in a random piece of graffiti?
“The only limit is your imagination. Open your eyes and you’ll see that the Cross is all around you.”
Full details on the rules and how to enter can be found on the Church of Scotland Website.
As you are aware we are back to providing online services and our thanks go to Douglas and Kirsteen who, for the next few weeks, 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...there is no cost involved, it will simply allow you to know when each new service is available.
This week the title of Douglas’s talk is Journey to Revival.
Douglas mentions in the service that he will be travelling to the Preaching Braes in Cambuslang Park on Thursday, 18th February, which is known as the ‘day of days’ – the anniversary of the day when the Cambuslang Revival started in 1742 … 279 years ago. Douglas is intending to livestream his visit on his iPhone. If you would like to view the livestream please get in touch with him on his mobile 07952 986 358.
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.
Please 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 Jill Lynch who celebrated her 34th birthday on Monday, 1st February; and to Payton McInnes who celebrates her 12th birthday today, Sunday, 7th February. Many Happy Returns to each of you!
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