21st Feb 2021
Join us online as our Parish Minister, Douglas Nicol, takes us to the Preaching Braes in Cambuslang, where, on Thursday, 18th February, as part of a zoom meeting, he decreed the uncapping of the well of revival.
Week beginning: Sunday 21st February 2021
Recently we have been asking you to continue to pray for Kirsteen and Naomi in their work life that they may be inspired to find new ways to connect with the families and young people of the Parish.
Tonight Naomi will be doing the first of many Bedtime Bible Stories for pre school and younger primary children. This can be found on the Facebook Page or church Youtube channel. It will be a once a week event and should go live around 5pm each Sunday evening. If you subscribe to the Youtube channel (no cost involved) you will receive a reminder.
Please pass this on and encourage any children you know to tune in, either when it goes live or at another time, to help them learn more about Jesus with a fun story and song.
We give thanks for Naomi’s willingness and ability to use the technology to keep connected with the young families at this difficult time.
This whole period of lockdown has been particularly stressful for teenagers, especially those looking towards leaving school. With no exams again this year and with a very fractured learning support system in place for many, Kirsteen has been putting her Masters Degree in HR to good use by facilitating mock job/college/uni interviews for the youth group.
We know that many of our young people in Priesthill and beyond will be nervous about their admission interviews, and the best thing to do is practise, practise, practise!! We praise God for leading Kirsteen to give her time to helping the young people in this way and that her previous experiences are able to benefit our young people so much.
Please do continue to pray for Kirsteen and Naomi. Please pray that there are no technical glitches and, as the young children enjoy the Bible stories and songs with their care givers, they become confident in God’s deep love for them.
Please pray that the young people draw close to God in their times of anxiety and know His comfort and peace that transcends all understanding as they begin to face new challenges.
Please continue to pray for the Ministry Team and Elders as they meet this Tuesday, 23rd February at 7.30pm via Zoom.
This year marks 75 years of Christian Aid. They firmly believe that everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this truth has inspired them to stand together in solidarity with marginalised global neighbours of all faiths and none.
They have seen first hand how poverty robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. For more information on the aims and successes of this world known charity please use this link. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/our-work/about-us
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is encouraging people to use Lent, which this year runs from Wednesday 17th February until Saturday 3rd April, as a period of reflection.
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair also suggests that rather than give something up as is traditional, it could be used as a time to proactively start something new. "This year let's try to avoid reducing Lent to 'I'm not going to eat chocolate'," he said. "Perhaps don't think so much about what you're giving up - think about what you're taking up.
"What am I going to do this week that's positive? Think about what you might do. "Lent is a period of contemplation and reflection and as we look to the eventual easing of lockdown, what have we all been through this last year?" Can we use Lent as a period to reflect on that? To think about what is important and what our priorities are and to introduce the spiritual into that. What will the journey towards Easter mean for us this year?
For Holy Week there will be a series of daily reflections on the Church of Scotland Website which will run from Palm Sunday to Easter day.
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... it will allow you to know when each new service is available.
This week the title of Douglas’s talk is The 'Day of Days' - Uncapping the Well of Revival at Cambuslang.
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 May Meffan who celebrated her birthday on Monday, 15th February; and to Ruairidh Buchanan who celebrated his 23rd birthday on Saturday, 20th 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