20th January 2019

Thought before worship
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.    John 15 vv 5 and 6

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Psalm 36 vv 5 – 10

CH4 448: Lord, the light of your love is shining

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Children time

SoGP 13: Bind us together, Lord,

Children Blessing

Reading: John ch 2 vv 1– 12

CH4 336: Christ is our light! The bright and morning star

Prayer for Christian Unity Sunday ( John ch 17 v 21)

SoGP 111: We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord,

Sermon: Who notices our faith?

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

MP 167 : Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning,

Benediction   Jude vv 24 and 25

CH4  786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Irene Johnstone, Dorothy Alexander, Fiona Saddington,
John Alexander, Julie Smith

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 27th January, 2019: 11.00am morning worship: with  Leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for the tea rota, to wash dishes, etc.  Please add your name to 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, eg. weeding and tidying the church grounds, please add your name. No experience needed. Or contact Drew Crossan on 264569 or 255265.

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 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 needy charities  eg. Erskine hospital, CrossReach, Food Bank, Local good causes.

CONTACT: today is the last day for handing in material for the next issue of Contact. This can be handed in (or emailed) to F. Saddington or any member of the editorial team.

Bible Study Group: The Lent course will commence on Monday, 4th March, 2019 at 7.00pm in the committee room. All are welcome to attend this informal group.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY/ FEBRUARY, 2019.

Wednesday,23rd January: Social Group meeting at 2 Hill Street at 7.30pm

Thursday, 24th January: 7.30pm; Finance Committee meeting, in the Committee room.

Sunday, 27th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 3rd February: 11.00am morning service with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 5th February: 2.00pm Guild meeting; Project Speaker: Boys Brigade.

Friday, 8th February:  7.00pm Film Night; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn

Sunday, 10th February: Guild Soup and Sandwich lunch; fund raiser  for the Project ( the BB ). After the morning service.

Friday, 8th March:  7.30pm Film Night; The Italian Job (1969); starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill.

Friday, 5th April.:  7.30pm Film Night; Mary Magdalene; starring Rooney Mara and Joachim Phoenix

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

13th January 2019

Thought before worship

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.    The Lamentations of Jeremiah ch 3 vv 22 + 23

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Psalm 29

CH3 613: Great God, we sing that mighty hand

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Children time

CH4 191: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.

Children Blessing

Reading: Luke ch 3 vv 7 – 22

CH4 489: Come down, O Love Divine,

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

CH4 552: O, for a closer walk with God,

Sermon: Open the door to Renewal

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 449: Rejoice! The Lord is King,

Benediction Romans ch8 v 17

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Olive Woods, Rosemary Slack, Tom Bryden,
William Little, Margaret Newlands.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 20th January, 2019: 11.00am morning worship: with  Leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: Please join us in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for the tea rota, to wash dishes, etc.  Please add your name to 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, eg. weeding and tidying the church grounds, please add your name. No experience needed. Or contact Drew Crossan on 264569 or 255265.

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 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 needy charities  eg. Erskine hospital, CrossReach, Food Bank, Local good causes.

Finance Committee Chairperson: We require a volunteer to help with this post. Full support will be given during a changeover period. This will be for a 1 year trial term.

CONTACT: Material for the next issue of Contact is now due and can be handed in (or emailed)to F. Saddington or any member of the editorial team – but please, no later than Sunday 20th January.  Thank you.

D C N: On Sunday, 20th January join the Walk of Christian Unity; from St Mary’s Greyfriars to St. John’s via  River of Life  Churches with lanterns and torches. 15 mins. of worship at each church with refreshments in St. John’s. Meet at 3pm in St. Mary’s Greyfriars.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY, 2019.

Monday, 14th January: 7.30pm Kirk Session meeting in the Centenary Hall.

Thursday, 24th January: 7.30pm; Finance Committee meeting, in the Committee room.

Sunday, 27th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 5th February: 2.00pm Guild meeting; Project Speaker: Boys Brigade.

Friday, 8th February:  7.00pm Film Night; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn

Sunday, 10th February: Guild Soup and Sandwich lunch; fund raiser  for the Project ( the BB ). After the morning service.

Friday, 8th March:  7.30pm Film Night; The Italian Job (1969); starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill.

Friday, 5th April.:  7.30pm Film Night; Mary Magdalene; starring Rooney Mara and Joachim Phoenix

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

6th January 2019

Thought before worship

But you, O Bethlehem Eph’rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.   Micah 5:2

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Psalm

CH4 327: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning  (tune Epiphany; CH4 240)

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Reflection: Time

CH4 161: O God, our help in ages past,

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah ch 60 vv 1– 6

CH4 325: Bethlehem, a noble city, (tune from CH4 397; lower setting)

New Testament Reading: Matthew ch2 vv 1 – 12

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession (and for the coming year)

CH4 237: Look forward in faith,

Sermon: Walk in the light of your star

Offering

Prayer of Dedication and Thanksgiving

CH4 530: One more step along the world I go,

Benediction

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Jane Fair, Val Coltart, Gordon Little,
David Wood, Joan Wood.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 13th January, 2019: 11.00am morning worship: with  Leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: All are invited to join us in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for the tea 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, eg. weeding and tidying the church grounds, please add your name. No experience needed. Or contact Drew Crossan on 264569 or 255265.

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 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 needy charities  eg. Erskine hospital, CrossReach, Food Bank, Local good causes, etc.

Finance Committee Chairperson: We require a volunteer to help with this post. Full support will be given during a changeover period. This will be for a 1 year trial term.

Contact Deadline: Copy for ‘Contact’ is now required and can be handed or forwarded to F. Saddington or any member of the editorial team. Please do not leave your items to the deadline.

CHYPS Group: Will meet tomorrow, 7th January, 2019, in the committee room.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY, 2019.

Monday, 14th January: 7.30pm Kirk Session meeting in the Centenary Hall.
Sunday, 20th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.
Thursday, 24th January: 7.30pm; Finance Committee meeting, in the Committee room.
Sunday, 27th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 8th January: 2.00pm, Guild meeting: Anne Eales and Alfie the Assistance dog.
Friday, 11th January:  7.30pm Film Night; ‘Waking Ned Devine’, an Irish comedy, starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly, James Nesbitt.
Tuesday, 5th February: 2.00pm Guild meeting; Project Speaker: Boys Brigade.
Friday, 8th February:  7.30pm Film Night; title tbc
Sunday, 10th February: Guild Soup and Sandwich lunch; fund raiser for the Project ( the BB ).
Friday, 8th March:  7.30pm Film Night; title tbc
Friday, 5th April.:  7.30pm Film Night; title tbc

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

30th December 2018

Thought before worship
Leave the past year behind… God is about to do wonders in your life; you just need to avail yourself and obey God’s commandments.(Anon.)
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.( Burns)

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship

CH4 294: On Christmas night all Christians sing,

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

All age Address

CH4 105: Glory to God above!

Old Testament Reading: 1st Samuel ch2 vv 18 – 20 + 26

CH4 290: The race that long in darkness pined  (St Magnus)

New Testament Reading: Luke ch2 vv 41 – 52

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Sermon/reflection

Offering and Prayer of Dedication

CH4 295: Who would think that what was needed

Communion

MP 266: I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship,

Blessing

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Heather Johnson, David Johnson, Fred Birkbeck,
Margaret Young, Carol Bratcher.

INTIMATIONS

Worship next week: Sunday, 6th January, 2019: 11.00am morning worship:  Epiphany; with  Leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship: All are invited to join us in the Main Hall after the service. Helpers are required for the tea 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, eg. weeding and tidying the church grounds, 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.

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 needy charities  eg. Erskine hospital ,CrossReach, Food Bank, etc.

Flowers Distribution:  the rota for 2019 is available to collect from today. This can be e-mailed or posted if required; contact K. McMillan on 01387 257946. Thanks to all who have helped during 2018 and to new volunteers for 2019.

Finance Committee Chairperson: We require a volunteer to help with this post. Full support will be given during a changeover period. This will be for a 1 year trial term.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY, 2019.

Sunday, 13th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.
Monday, 14th January: 7.30pm Kirk Session meeting in the Centenary Hall.
Sunday, 20th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.
Thursday, 24th January: 7.30pm; Finance Committee meeting, in the Committee room.
Sunday, 27th January: 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 8th January: 2.00pm, Guild meeting: Anne Eales and Alfie the Assistance dog.

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