11th November 2018

Thought before worship
Jesus said “The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them.”

Call to Remembrance

CH4 161: O God, our help in ages past,
( Colours are paraded and accepted )

Ecclesiastes ch3 vv 1 – 8

11am ( DM ) They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
( all   We will remember them )

2 minutes silence
THE KOHIMA EPITAPH
“When you go home tell them of us, and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today.”

Praise group will lead reflective piece.
( During which wreaths will be laid with youth assistance)

Prayer

Poem:  In Flanders fields

Neil Collins: Short reflection ( RAF centenary year)

CH4 715: Behold! The mountain of the Lord

New Testament Reading: Matthew ch 5 vv 3 – 12
Read by Brownie and Guide members

CH4 528: Make me a channel of your peace.

Reflection 1: SW Scotland part in ww1 and Harry Drinkwater letters

CH4 112: God, whose almighty word

Prayer of Intercession

Reflection 2: War to end all Wars???

Offering and  Prayer of dedication

CH4 419: Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

CH4 703: God save our gracious Queen ( 2 verses )

Benediction 

Flags accepted and paraded out of church each followed by group

Welcome and Collection Duty
Kenny McCall, Lesley McWhan, Margaret Newlands,
Ross Fraser, Julie Smith.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 18th November: 11.00am morning worship;  with leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us for tea, coffee, juice, etc. and fellowship in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for this rota, to wash dishes, etc. Please see the list on the notice board in the Simmons Hall or contact M. Wallace.

Skills List: A ‘skills list’ is up in the Simmons Hall. If you can help with a job, please add your name. No experience needed.

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.

Bible Study Group:   Suspended. Next meeting; 7.00pm on Thursday 29th November –  looking at the lead-in to Advent.

Food Boxes:  We aim to donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the  Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the halls inviting donations of small change for  support of local charities etc, eg. Erskine hospital ; New  church screen and laptop .

Elders District Folders: Are available for collection today.

Guild Afternoon Tea: 2.00 – 4.00pm on Saturday, 17th Nov. Baking Stall, Christmas Stall, etc., See poster on notice board in the Simmons Hall. All are welcome; your support will be appreciated. Guild members to hand in envelopes and boxes.

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER, 2018.

Wednesday, 14th November: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the Committee Room.

Wednesday, 14th November: Deacons’ Court meets at 7.30 in the Centenary Hall.

Sunday, 18th November: 11.00 am morning service with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 25th November: 11.00 am service with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 2nd December: 11.00 am Sacrament of Holy Communion with Minister, Rev. Sally Russell. Short Congregational meeting after the service for the purpose of electing Deacons.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, 21st November: Stuart Townend and band play at the Baptist Centre; 6.30 for 7.30pm; tickets £12 from the centre office.

Friday, 23rd November: Guild Council “Big Sing“;  2.00pm in this church. More details from A. Dunbar.

Tuesday, 4th December: Guild meet at 2.00 pm in the Centenary Hall; musical entertainment with John Caskie, MBE .

Wednesday, 12th December: Good Companions meet at 2.00 pm in the Committee Room.

 

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 Bob Wilson. e: wilson24rb@tiscali.co.uk
Mob:- 07710 375713

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

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

4th November 2018

Thought before worship
When anxiety is great within you, may the presence of the Lord bring you hope and joy.     Psalm 94.19

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship

CH4 132: Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Prayer and Lord’s prayer

Children’s Address

CH4 559: There is a Redeemer

Children’s Blessing

CH4 202: Stand up and bless the Lord;

Prayers of Intercession

CH4 555: Amazing grace

Reading: 1st Peter ch1 vv 1– 9

MP 757: When peace like a river attendeth my way,

Sermon: “More precious than gold”

Offering

Prayer of dedication

CH4 286: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

Benediction

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Joan Wood, Rosemary Slack, David Wood,
Mary Wallace, Margaret Newlands.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 11th November: 10.45am Centenary Remembrance Service; with leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us for tea, coffee, juice, etc. and fellowship in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for this rota, to wash dishes, etc. Please see the list on the notice board in the Simmons Hall or contact M Wallace.

Skills List: A ‘skills list’ is up in the Simmons Hall. If you can help with a job, please add your name. No experience needed.

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.

Bible Study Group:   Suspended. Next meeting; 7.00pm on Thursday 29th November – looking at the lead into Advent.

Food Boxes:  We are donating foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the halls inviting donations of small change for support of local charities etc, eg. Erskine hospital ; New church screen and laptop .

Clerk to the Deacons’ Court: The post of Clerk has now been filled. Thank you.

Guild Meeting: 7.30pm on Tuesday, 6th November.  “Legal matters” with Rebecca Pickering of JHS Law.

Guild Afternoon Tea: 2.00 – 4.00pm on Saturday, 17th Nov. Baking Stall, Christmas Stall, etc. See poster on notice board in the Simmons Hall. All are welcome; your support will be appreciated.  Guild members to hand in envelopes and boxes.

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER, 2018.

Wednesday, 7th November: Kirk Session meets at 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall.

Sunday, 11th November: 10.45am Service of Remembrance; with Leader, David Matheson. ( Centenary of the end of the Great War and of the formation of the RAF).

Wednesday, 14th November: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the Committee Room.

Wednesday, 14th November: Deacons’ Court meets at 7.30 in the Centenary Hall. Minutes are available in the Simmons Hall.

Sunday, 18th November: 11.00am morning service with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 25th November: 11.00 am service with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, 9th November: Max West Movies presents ‘1959 Night’

featuring ‘The 39 Steps’ and full supporting programme. 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 21st November: Stuart Townend and band play at the Baptist Centre; 6.30 for 7.30pm; tickets £12 from centre office.

Friday, 23rd November: Guild Council “ Big Sing “; 2.00pm

in this church. More details from Anne Dunbar.

Tuesday, 4th December: Guild meet at 2.00pm for musical entertainment with John Caskie, MBE.

Wednesday, 12th December: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the Committee Room.

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 Bob Wilson. e: wilson24rb@tiscali.co.uk
Mob:- 07710 375713

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk
Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

28th October 2018

Thought before worship
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but
will also sing with my understanding.     1st Corinthians 14 v 15( NIV )

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Hebrews ch 11 vv 1 – 3 ( RSV )

CH4 561: Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!

Prayer and Lord’s prayer

Children’s Talk: 20 Questions

CH4 493:It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

Children’s Blessing

Guides Presentation:

Prayer of Intercession

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

New Testament Lesson: Romans ch1 vv 8 – 17

CH4 645: I’m not ashamed to own my Lord,

Sermon: “Our Spiritual Pilgrimage”

Offering

Prayer of dedication

MP1072: In Christ alone my hope is found,

Benediction

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Jane Fair, Thelma Buisson, Gordon Little,
David Wood, Joan Wood.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 4th November: 11.00am morning worship; with leader, John Ronnie.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us for tea, coffee, juice, etc. and fellowship in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for this rota, to wash dishes, etc. Please see the list on the notice board in the Simmons Hall or contact M Wallace.

Skills List: A ‘skills list’ is up in the Simmons Hall. If you can help with a job, please add your name. No experience needed.

Flower Ministry The flower rota has vacancies. Contact Anne 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.

Bible Study Group:   Suspended. Next meeting; 7.00pm on Thursday 29th November –  looking at the lead into Advent.

Food Boxes:  We aim to donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the  Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly.

Converted Sweety Jars: labelled jars are placed in the halls inviting donations of small change for  support of local charities etc, eg. Erskine hospital ; New church screen and laptop .

Clerk to the Deacons’ Court: Joan Wood retires as Clerk in Nov. We need a volunteer for this duty for the next 3 year period. Any willing member  please contact Joan.

Children’s Choir from Kenya: are staging concerts on 29th Oct at St. Teresa’s church, Glasgow Street and on 30th Oct at St. Andrew’s church, Shakespeare/ Brooke Street. See poster on the notice board in the Simmons Hal

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER, 2018.

Wednesday, 7th November: Kirk Session meets at 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall.

Sunday, 11th November: 10.45am service of Remembrance; with Leader, David Matheson. ( Centenary of the end of the Great War and of the formation of the RAF).

Wednesday, 14th November: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the Committee Room.

Wednesday, 14th November: Deacons’ Court meets at 7.30 in the Centenary Hall.

Sunday, 18th November: 11.00am morning service with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 25th November: 11.00 am service with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, 31st October: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the committee Room.

Friday, 9rd November: Max West Movies presents ‘1959 Night’ featuring ‘The 39 Steps’ and full supporting programme. 7.30pm. See poster in Main Hall.

Wednesday, 21st November: Stuart Townend and band play at the Baptist Centre; 6.30 for 7.30pm; tickets £12 from the centre office.

Friday, 23rd November: Guild Council “ Big Sing “; 2.00pm in this church. More details from A Dunbar.

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 Bob Wilson. e: wilson24rb@tiscali.co.uk
Mob:- 07710 375713

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk
Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718

21st October 2018

Thought before worship
That evening they brought to Jesus many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick . This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.     Matthew 8 vv 16 and 17

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Matthew ch 15 vv 29 – 31

CH4 549: How deep the Father’s love for us,

Prayer and Lord’s prayer

Reflection: Looking back and future of Poliomyelitis

CH4 237:Look forward in faith,

Reading: Luke ch 5 vv 17 – 26

CH4 180: Give thanks with a grateful heart,

Prayers of  intercession

CH4 718: We cannot measure how you heal

Sermon: Life changing friendship

Offering

Prayer of dedication

CH4 352: O for a thousand tongues, to sing

Benediction: Jeremiah ch 33 v 6

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Heather Johnson, David Johnson, Olive Woods,
Margaret Young, Carol Bratcher.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 28th October: 11.00am morning worship;  with leader, Mairi Savage.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us for tea, coffee, juice, etc. and fellowship in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for this rota, to wash dishes, etc. Please see the list on the notice board in the Simmons Hall or contact M Wallace.

Skills List: A ‘skills list’ is up in the Simmons Hall. If you can help with a job, please add your name. No experience needed.

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.

Bible Study Group:  . Suspended. Next meeting; 7.00pm on Thursday 29th November –  looking at the lead into Advent.

Food Boxes:  We aim to donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly.

Converted Sweety Jars: Labelled jars are placed in the halls inviting donations of small change for  support of local charities etc, eg. Erskine hospital ; New church screen and laptop .

Clerk to the Deacons’ Court: Joan Wood retires as Clerk in Nov. We need a volunteer for this duty for the next 3 year period. Any willing member please contact Joan.

Copy for Contact: Today is the deadline for copy for Contact, the church magazine. Please submit items, articles etc., to F Saddington or any member of the editorial team.

Catering for our Congregational Meeting on 27th October, 2018: Could anyone able to help with teas, coffee, sandwiches, cakes etc. for fellowship and a chance to ‘talk with the speakers’ please contact the Session Clerk or Interim Moderator, Rev. Sally.

Children’s Choir from Kenya: are staging concerts on 29th Oct at St. Teresa’s church, Glasgow Street and on 30th Oct at St. Andrew’s church, Shakespeare/Brooke Street. See poster on the notice board in the Simmons Hall.

Messy Church: Afternoon session on Saturday 27th October, 2018 at 4.00pm. All are welcome, parents and children. Share craft work, music, stories, food and fellowship.

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER, 2018.

Saturday, 27th October: 11.00am – 1.00pm: Congregational meeting; with Rev. Sandra Black and Rev. John Collard. This will give us up to date information and insight into our forward plans for either appointment of an Interim Ministry or, eventually, a call for a full time minister. All are requested to attend where possible.

Sunday, 4th November: 11.00am  morning worship; with Leader, John Ronnie.

Sunday, 11th November: 10.45am service of Remembrance; with Leader, David Matheson. ( Centenary of the end of the Great War and of the formation of the RAF).

Sunday, 18th November: 11.00am morning service with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 25th November: 11.00 am service with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, 25th October: After Eights: Titanic story/Dalbeattie; speaker Donald Henderson.

Wednesday, 31st October: Good Companions meet at 2.00pm in the committee Room.

Friday, 9rd November: Max West Movies presents ‘1959 Night’ featuring ‘The 39 Steps’ and full supporting programme. 7.30pm.

Friday, 23rd November: Guild Council “Big Sing“; 2.00pm in this church. More details from Anne Dunbar.

 

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 Bob Wilson. e: wilson24rb@tiscali.co.uk
Mob:- 07710 375713

Visit our website: – www.maxwelltownwest.org.uk
Registered Scottish Charity No: SC015925 CCLI No: 1194718