26th January 2020

Thought before worship
God the Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like hind’s feet, He makes me tread upon my high places.
Habakkuk ch 3 v 19

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Psalm 1 by Robert Burns

CH4 212: Morning has broken

Prayer ( Holocaust Sunday )

First Reading: 1st Corinthians ch 13

Family time: Aye fond kiss

CH4 722: Spirit of God, come dwell within me.

Second Reading: John ch 15 vv 1 – 17

CH4 540: I heard the voice of Jesus say,

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

CH4 718:We cannot measure how you heal

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication and Lord’s Prayer

CH4 600: Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,

Benediction: Robert Burns

CH4 819: Threefold Amen

Welcome and Collection Duty
Valerie Coltart, Edith Beeton, Ann Wears,
Kathleen McMillan, Anne Walter.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 2nd February : 11.00am morning worship, with Locum David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and friendship after the service today.
Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list on the board in the Simmons Hall 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.

The Finance Committee: meets at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 30th January, 2020.

CHYPS meeting: 7.45pm on Monday, 3rd February in the Committee Room.

The Deacons’ Court: meets at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th February,2020. The Agenda for this meeting is available for collection in the Simmons Hall from today

Good Companions: 5th February – Musical afternoon; 19th February – Bob Wilson on church history in Dumfries.

CHURCH DIARY FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2020.

Sunday, 9th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 16th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 23rd February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, 30th January: After Eights meeting on ‘Archaeology of Nithsdale’ presented by Andrew Nicholson.

Tuesday, 4th February: 2.00pm;  At the Guild meeting, Mike Marshall presents ‘Passing Places’.

Saturday, 8th February: Guild day retreat at Woodlands House. 10.00am–2.30pm; Rev. John Paterson, Cumnock Old Parish Church.

Friday, 14th February: 7.00pm Max West Movies Film Night. See notice board for details.

Sunday, 16th February: Guild Soup and sandwich lunch to raise funds for the project; after the church service at approx. 12.10pm

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

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

19th January 2020

Thought before worship

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.      Isaiah ch 41 v 17

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: 1st Samuel ch 3 vv 1 – 10

CH4 74: Not to us be glory given

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Family time

SOGP 13: Bind us together, Lord,

First Reading: 1st Corinthians ch 1 vv 1 – 9

CH4 557: O love that wilt not let me go,

Second Reading: John ch 1 vv 35 – 51

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

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

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 533: Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Benediction: Hebrews ch12 v 14

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Ian McLauchlan, Mary McLeod, Tom Bryden,
Elizabeth Crossan, Maysel Coulson.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 26th January : 11.00am morning worship, with Locum David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and friendship after the service today. Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list on the board in the Simmons Hall 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.

Contact copy material: Today is the deadline for any articles or other inclusions for the spring edition of the church magazine. Any copy should be e-mailed or handed to Mike Marshall
(e:-mike@breathingspaceproductions.co.uk) or any member of the editorial team

The Finance Committee: meets at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 30th January, 2020.

The Deacons’ Court: meets at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th February,2020.

CHURCH DIARY FOR FEBRUARY, 2020.

Sunday,2nd February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 9th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 16th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 23rd February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, 25th January: Messy Church meeting; 4.00 – 6.30pm

Thursday, 30th January: After Eights meeting on ‘Archaeology of Nithsdale’ presented by Andrew Nicholson.

Tuesday, 4th February: 2.00pm;  At the Guild meeting, Mike Marshall presents ‘Passing Places’.

Saturday, 8th February: Guild day retreat at Woodlands House. 10.00am – 2.30pm; Rev. John Paterson, Cumnock Old Parish Church.

Sunday, 16th February: Guild Soup and sandwich lunch to raise funds for the project; after the church service at approx. 12.10pm

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

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

12th January 2020

Thought before worship

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.        John 10.10

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: Isaiah ch 42 vv 1 – 9

CH4 45: Lord, bless and pity us,

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Family time

CH4 214: New every morning is the love

First Reading: Acts ch 10 vv 34 – 43

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

Second Reading: Matthew ch 3 vv 13 – 17

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

CH4 528: Make me a channel of your peace.

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 283: The voice of God goes out to all the world;

Benediction: Jude  v 24 and 25

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Sandra Gurney, Lesley McWhan, Ron Thomas,
Elizabeth Crossan, Eileen Riddick.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 19h January : 11.00am morning worship, with Locum David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and friendship after the service today. Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list on the board in the Simmons Hall 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.

The Kirk Session: meets at 7.30pm on Monday, 13th January, 2020.

The Finance Committee: meets at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 30th January, 2020.

The Deacons’ Court: meets at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th February,2020.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY, 2020.

Sunday, 26th January: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday,2nd February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 9th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 16th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, 30th January: After Eights meeting on ‘Archaeology of Nithsdale’ presented by Andrew Nicholson.

Tuesday, 4th February: 2.00pm;  At the Guild meeting, Mike Marshall presents ‘Passing Places’.

Saturday, 8th February: Guild day retreat at Woodlands House. 10.00am – 2.30pm; Rev. John Paterson, Cumnock Old Parish Church.

Sunday, 16th February: Guild Soup and sandwich lunch to raise funds for the project; after the church service at approx. 12.10pm

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

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

5th January 2020

Thought before worship
“…..preach the Word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching      2nd Timothy ch 4 v 2

Welcome and Intimations

Call to worship: New Year words from Isaiah ch 43 vv 18,19

CH4 6: God shall endure for aye; he has

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

New Year reflection

First Reading: Ephesians ch 1 vv 3 – 14

CH4 160: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Second Reading: John ch 1 vv 1 – 14

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

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

CH4 544: When I needed a neighbour, were you there, were you there?

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 512: To God be the glory, great things he has done!

Benediction: Colossians ch 2 vv 6/7

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Irene Johnstone, Dorothy Alexander, Fiona Saddington,
John Alexander, William Little.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 12th January : 11.00am morning worship, with Locum David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and friendship after the service today.
Helpers are still required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the new list on the board in the Simmons Hall 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.

Bible Study Group:  next meeting to be held on Thursday, 9th January, 2020 and will review the section on ‘Peace and joy dance together’ amongst others.

The Kirk Session: meets at 7.30pm on Monday, 13th January, 2020.

The Finance Committee: meets at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 30th January, 2020.

The Deacons’ Court: meets at 7.30pm on Thursday, 6th February,2020.

CHURCH DIARY FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY, 2020.

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

Sunday, 26th January: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday,2nd February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

Sunday, 9th February: 11.00 am morning worship, with leader  David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 7th January: 2.00pm, the Guild meets in the Centenary Hall. Lorna Kempsell talks on ‘SS Wildlife Hospital’.

Friday, 10th January: 7.00pm; Max West Movies presents:  ‘Restless Natives’, starring Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally, with Ned Beatty. A Comedy crime caper from 1985.

Thursday, 30th January: After Eights meeting on ‘Archaeology of Nithsdale’ presented by Andrew Nicholson.

Tuesday, 4th February: 2.00pm;  At the Guild meeting, Mike Marshall presents ‘Passing Places’.

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