15th March 2020

Thought before worship
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind.      James 4:8

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Joshua ch 24 vv 14 – 22

CH4 111: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

CH4 694:  Brother, sister, let me serve you,

Reading: 2 Timothy ch 2 vv 1 – 13

CH4 251: I, the Lord of sea and sky,

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Complete MP 442:  Lord of the church,

Sermon

Offering 

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 352: O for a thousand tongues, to sing

Benediction: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

CH4 819: Threefold Amen

Welcome and Collection Duty
Sandra Gurney, Lesley McWhan, Fiona Saddington,
Mary Wallace,   Margaret Newlands.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 22nd March: 11.00 am morning worship with Locum, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea/ coffee after the service. There is a duty list on the board in the Simmons Hall. Helpers are still required . If you can help, please add your name or contact M. Wallace (07764 573423).

After Eights Initiative:  Toiletries for HMP Dumfries ( younger male inmates ) may be left in the box in the Simmons Hall.

Flower Ministry:  The flower rota has vacancies. Contact A. Dunbar to help or donate flowers. Decoration of the church and flower distribution is a big part of our outreach, e.g.- bringing contact and a bouquet to the unwell or housebound.

Food Boxes: We collect/donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly. The urgently required items are noted on the boxes.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the church entrance vestibule and Simmons hall inviting donations of small change for support of local needy causes and charities.

Easter Brunch: The Social Group will host The Easter Brunch on Sunday, 12th April after the morning service. All are invited .

Fabric Convener: Following the resignation of David Miller at the end of December 2019 the post of Fabric Convener has been vacant. If you can take up this important task or  might be willing to join the Fabric Committee to help share some of the duties please contact Drew Crossan t:01387 264569 )

Treasurer: Following the resignation of Arona Allan as Treasurer, this post is now also vacant.  Anyone able to take up this important task please submit a written request for more information to Rev. Sally Russell at the Church Office.

Lent Lunches: 12.00 – 1.30pm every Friday from 28th February to 3rd April at St. John’s church, Lover’s Walk;  for Christian Aid.

Max West Movies: Film nights  are postponed until further notice. This is in order to minimise the risk of spreading viral infection.

Next Lent Study Meeting: Thursday, 19th March, 2020 at 7.00pm in the Committee Room.

CHURCH DIARY FOR MARCH/APRIL, 2020.

Sunday, 22nd March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 29th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 5th April: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 12th April: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 19th April: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS :

Wednesday, 18th March: 2.00pm; Good Companions have Anita Stott demonstrating Crafts.

Tuesday, 24th March: 7.30pm Guild AGM; Edith Beeton and friends provide musical entertainment..

Thursday, 26th March: After Eights meeting; Designer Jewellery with Kathryn King.

Saturday, 28th March: 4.00pm -6.30pm; Messy Church.

Wednesday, 1st April: 2.00pm Good Companions; Bible Study meeting. With David Matheson.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Locum: David B Matheson
Telephone: 01387  252042
e:- davidb.matheson44@btinternet.com

Pastoral Care: Rev. Sally Russell, Interim Moderator.
Telephone: 01556 503645
e:- srussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Intimations to Drew Crossan.
e:- andrew@ahrcrossan.co.uk
Tel:- 01387 255265 or 264569 ( evenings )

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

8th March 2020

Thought before worship

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear them from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles ch 7 v 14

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Ecclesiastes ch 3 vv 1 – 8

CH4 18: The earth belongs to God alone

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

First Reading: John ch 5 vv 2 – 9(a)

Zimbabwe reflection and Prayer

CH4 543: Longing for light, we wait in darkness,

Second Reading: Joel ch 2 vv 18 – 27

CH4 562: Through the love of God, our Saviour,

Sermon

Prayer of Intercession ( including prayers for Mathia)

CH4 259: Beauty for brokenness,

Offering 

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 457: All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!

Benediction: 1st Peter ch 5 v 10

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Irene Johnstone, Jill McEwan, Patricia Jardine,
David Wood, Joan Wood.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 15th March: 11.00 am morning worship with Locum, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea/ coffee after the service. There is a duty list on the board in the Simmons Hall. Helpers are still required . If you can help, please add your name or contact M. Wallace (07764 573423).

After Eights Initiative:  Toiletries for HMP Dumfries ( younger male inmates ) may be left in the box in the Simmons Hall.

Flower Ministry:  The flower rota has vacancies. Contact A. Dunbar to help or donate flowers. Decoration of the church and flower distribution is a big part of our outreach, e.g.- bringing contact and a bouquet to the unwell or housebound.

Food Boxes: We collect/donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly. The urgently required items are noted on the boxes.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the church entrance vestibule and Simmons hall inviting donations of small change for support of local needy causes and charities.

Easter Brunch: The Social Group will host The Easter Brunch on Sunday, 12th April after the morning service. All are invited .

Fabric Convener: Following the resignation of David Miller at the end of December 2019 the post of Fabric Convener has been vacant. If you can take up this important task or  might be willing to join the Fabric Committee to help share some of the duties please contact Drew Crossan t:01387 264569 )

Treasurer: Following the resignation of Arona Allan as Treasurer, this post is now also vacant.  Anyone able to take up this important task please submit a written request for more information to Rev. Sally Russell at the Church Office.

Safeguarding Officer: Following the resignation of David Wood, we now require to appoint a successor for this necessary function. Full training will be given as part of the package.

Lent Lunches: 12.00 – 1.30pm every Friday from 28th February to 3rd April at St. John’s church, Lover’s Walk;  for Christian Aid.

CHURCH DIARY FOR MARCH, 2020.

Sunday, 15th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.  MAF presentation with Brian McBride.

Sunday, 22nd March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 29th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS :

Friday, 13th March: 7.00pm Max West Movies presents, ‘Edie’, A drama starring Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie and Paul Brannigan.

Wednesday, 18th March: 2.00pm, Good Companions have Anita Stott demonstrating Crafts.

Tuesday, 24th March: 7.30pm Guild AGM; Edith Beeton and friends.

Thursday, 26th March: After Eights meeting; Designer Jewellery with Kathryn King.

Saturday, 28th March: 4.00pm -6.30pm; Messy Church.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Locum: David B Matheson
Telephone: 01387  252042
e:- davidb.matheson44@btinternet.com

Pastoral Care: Rev. Sally Russell, Interim Moderator.
Telephone: 01556 503645
e:- srussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Intimations to Drew Crossan.
e:- andrew@ahrcrossan.co.uk
Tel:- 01387 255265 or 264569 (evenings)

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

 

1st March 2020

Thought before worship
You can be sure that on the Judgment day you will have to give account for every useless word you have spoken.
Matthew ch12 v36 GNT

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship

CH4 356: Meekness and majesty

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

All-age

CH4 551: In heavenly love abiding,

First Reading: Romans ch 5 vv 12- 19

Second Reading: Matthew ch 4 vv 1- 11

Sermon

CH4 649: Creed

CH4 663: Bread of life

Offering 

Prayer of Dedication

Communion
( Responses at CH4 650 and 651 )

CH4 192: All my hope on God is founded,

Blessing

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Jane Fair, Thelma Buisson, Gillian Little,
William Little, Julie Smith.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 8th March: 11.00 am morning worship with Locum, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  There is a new tea duty list on the board in the Simmons Hall. Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list or contact M. Wallace (07764 573423).

After Eights Initiative:  Toiletries for HMP Dumfries ( younger male inmates ) may be left in the box in the Simmons Hall.

Flower Ministry:  The flower rota has vacancies. Contact A. Dunbar to help or donate flowers. Decoration of the church and flower distribution is a big part of our outreach, e.g.- bringing contact and a bouquet to the unwell or housebound.

Food Boxes: We collect/donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly. The urgently required items are noted on the boxes.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the church entrance vestibule and Simmons hall inviting donations of small change for support of local needy causes and charities.

Easter Brunch: The Social Group will host The Easter Brunch on Sunday, 12th April after the morning service. All are invited .

Fabric Convener: Following the resignation of David Miller at the end of December 2019 the post of Fabric Convener has been vacant. If you able to take up this important task or  might be willing to join the Fabric Committee to help share some of the duties please contact Drew Crossan  t:01387 264569 )

Treasurer: Following the resignation of Arona Allan as Treasurer, this post is now also vacant.  Anyone able to take up this important task please submit a written request for more information to Rev. Sally Russell at the Church Office.

Lent Lunches: 12.00 – 1.30pm every Friday from 28th February to 3rd April at St. John’s church, Lover’s Walk;  for Christian Aid.

Deacons’ Court Minutes and Extra meeting: Minutes from the recent meeting are available in the Simmons Hall for collection by Elders and Deacons from today. A meeting is to be held  at 7.30pm on 2nd March to discuss the vacant Treasurer’s post. As many Elders and Deacons as possible should attend.

CHURCH DIARY FOR MARCH, 2020.

Friday, 6th March: World day of prayer.

Sunday, 15th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson. MAF presentation with Brian McBride.

Sunday, 22ndMarch: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 29th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS :

Wednesday, 4th March: 2.00pm Good Companions; Life Story – David Matheson.

Thursday, 5th March: 7.00pm; Guild Spring meeting and AGM  at St Mary’s Greyfriar’s Church Hall. Pat Cairns – Seema’s Project.:

Friday, 13th March: 7.00pm Max West Movies presents, ‘Edie’, A drama starring Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie and Paul Brannigan.

Wednesday, 18th March: 2.00pm, Good Companions have Anita Stott demonstrating Crafts.

Tuesday, 24th March: 7.30pm Guild AGM; Edith Beeton and friends.

Thursday, 26th March: After Eights meeting; Designer Jewellery with Kathryn King.

Saturday, 28th March: 4.30pm -6.00pm; Messy Church.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Locum: David B Matheson
Telephone: 01387  252042
e:- davidb.matheson44@btinternet.com

Pastoral Care: Rev. Sally Russell, Interim Moderator.
Telephone: 01556 503645
e:- srussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Intimations to Drew Crossan.
e:- andrew@ahrcrossan.co.uk
Tel:- 01387 255265 or 264569 ( evenings )

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

23rd February 2020

Thought before worship

My children, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live, keep my teachings as the apple of your eye;        Proverbs ch7 vv 1 and 2

Welcome and Intimations

CH4 65: Introit: Jubilate, everybody,
(Praise Group)

CH4 137: All things bright and beautiful,
( During which flags are paraded into church )

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Happy 75th birthday Max West Brownies
(including reflections from past members)

First Reading: James ch 2 vv 1- 13

SoGp 41: Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us,

Reflection 1:   EDI                   

Second Reading: Romans ch 12 vv 4 – 13

CH4 522: The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,

Reflection 2:   We are made all God’s children

CH4 532: Lord, you have come to the seashore,
Praise Group )

Prayer for Inclusiveness and World

CH4 710: ‘I have a dream’,  a man once said,

Offering  and  Prayer of Dedication

SoGp 111: We are one in the Spirit,
( During which the flags are paraded from the church )

Benediction: Romans ch 15 v 7

CH4 819: Threefold Amen

Welcome and Collection Duty
Heather Johnson, David Johnson, Gordon Little,
Margaret Young, Elspeth McNay.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 1st March: 11.00 am Sacrament of Holy Communion with minister Rev. Sally Russell.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  There is a new tea duty list on the board in the Simmons Hall. Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list or contact M. Wallace (07764 573423).

After Eights Initiative:  Toiletries for HMP Dumfries ( younger male inmates ) may be left in the box in the Simmons Hall.

Flower Ministry:  The flower rota has vacancies. Contact A. Dunbar to help or donate flowers. Decoration of the church and flower distribution is a big part of our outreach, e.g.- bringing contact and a bouquet to the unwell or housebound.

Food Boxes: We collect/donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly. The urgently required items are noted on the boxes.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the church entrance vestibule and Simmons hall inviting donations of small change for support of local needy causes and charities.

Easter Brunch: The Social Group will host The Easter Brunch on Sunday, 12th April after the morning service. All are invited .

Fabric Convener: Following the resignation of David Miller at the end of December 2019 the post of Fabric Convener has been vacant. If you able to take up this important task or  might be willing to join the Fabric Committee to help share some of the duties please contact Drew Crossan  t:01387 264569 )

Treasurer: Following the resignation of Arona Allan as Treasurer, this post is now also vacant.  Anyone able to take up this important task please submit a written request for more information,, to Rev. Sally Russell at the Church Office.

Lent Lunches: 12.00 – 1.30pm every Friday from 28th February to 3rd April at St. John’s church, Lover’s Walk;  for Christian Aid.

Deacons’ Court Minutes and Extra meeting: Minutes from the recent meeting are available in the Simmons Hall for collection by Elders and Deacons from today. A meeting is to be held  at 7.30pm on 2nd March to discuss the vacant Treasurer’s post. As many Elders and Deacons as possible should attend.

CHURCH DIARY FOR MARCH, 2020.

Friday, 6th March: World day of prayer.

Sunday, 8th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 15th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.  MAF presentation with Brian McBride.

Sunday, 22ndMarch: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 29th March: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS :

Thursday, 27th February: After Eights meeting on “Corrie-Couture” Millinery with Susan Corrie.

Saturday, 29th February: 4.00 – 6.30pm Messy Church

Wednesday, 4th March: 2.00pm Good Companions; Life Story – David Matheson.

Thursday, 5th March: 7.00pm; Guild Spring meeting and AGM  at St Mary’s Greyfriar’s Church Hall. Pat Cairns – Seema’s Project.:

Friday, 13th March: 7.00pm Max West Movies presents, ‘Edie’, A drama starring Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie and Paul Brannigan.

Wednesday, 18th March: 2.00pm, Good Companions have Anita Stott demonstrating Crafts.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Locum: David B Matheson : Telephone: 01387  252042
e:- davidb.matheson44@btinternet.com

Pastoral Care: Rev. Sally Russell, Interim Moderator.
Telephone: 01556 503645
e:- srussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Intimations to Drew Crossan.
e:- andrew@ahrcrossan.co.uk
Tel:- 01387 255265 or 264569 ( evenings )

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718