10th November 2019

Thought before worship
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.             2 Thessalonians 3. 16

Welcome and Intimations

Opening words: Micah ch 4 vv 1 – 5

CH4 715: Behold!,  the mountain of the Lord

Reading: Ecclesiasticus ch 44 vv 1 – 15

11.00 am: They shall not grow old

2 Minutes Silence

The Kohima Epitaph
“When you go home tell them of us, and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today”

Prayer

CH4 161; O God, our help in ages past,
(DM will lead youth to lay wreaths on gates and memorial )

Reflection Part 1: Animals in war

CH4 704: I vow to thee, my country,

Reading: Luke ch 6 vv 27 – 36

CH 4528: Make me a channel of your peace

Reflection Part 2: Can peace happen?

Prayer of Remembrance

CH 4 259: Beauty for brokenness,

Offering  and   Prayer of Dedication

CH4 706: For the healing of the nations

CH 703: God save the Queen ( verse 1)

Benediction: John ch 15 v  13
followed by Blessing and sung Threefold Amen
Remain standing if able while flags are paraded out of the church

Welcome and Collection Duty
Valerie Coltart, Lesley McWhan, Ron Thomas,
Mary Wallace, Maysel Coulson.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 17th November: 11am Morning worship, with leader, David Matheson.  Election of Deacons postponed from 10th Nov.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and a chat after the service. Helpers required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the list on the notice 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 Trussel Trust  Friar’s Vennel Food Bank have passed on their thanks for our recent donation of 2 large boxes of foodstuff etc. 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.

Badminton Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 7.45pm in the Main Hall, also on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. New members will be made welcome.

Bible Study Group: meets Thursday, 28th November at 7.00pm.  Approach to Advent.  All are welcome to join in.

Film Night: 7.00pm on Friday, 15th November:- “ Fishermen’s Friends” starring David Hayman  and James Purefoy. (2019)  A group of Cornish fishermen make an album of sea shanties.

Guild Afternoon Tea:  The Guild would love to invite you all join us from 2.00pm to 4.00pm  on Saturday, 16th November in the Main Hall for tea, coffee, scones and cakes, baking and Christmas stalls. Tickets are £4.00  from A. Beggs, E. Riddick, M. McLeod, and A. Dunbar. Or you can pay at the door. Please come and support us.

Christmas brunch: will be held in the Main Hall after the service on 22nd December. All are welcome.

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2019.

Sunday, 24th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 1st December: 11.00am Sacrament of Holy Communion with Rev. Sally Russell. First Sunday in Advent.

Sunday, 8th December : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson. Second Sunday in Advent

Sunday, 15th December : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson. Third Sunday in Advent

Sunday, 22nd December : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson. Fourth Sunday in Advent.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, 13th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. ‘Talking Newspapers’ with Janet Ronnie.

Wednesday, 27th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. ‘Life Story’ with Neil Collins.

Friday, 29th November: 2.00 pm Nithsdale Guilds Together ‘Big Sing’ at St. George’s Church.

Saturday, 30th N0vember: 4.00pm Messy Church meets in the main Hall.

Tuesday, 3rd December: 12.30 pm. The Guild Christmas Lunch at the Edenbank Hotel.

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

3rd November 2019

Thought before worship
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness , faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.      Galatians 5.22 and 23

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship: Psalm 119 vv 89 – 96

CH4 22: The Lord’s my light and saving health,

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Family time: Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer part 2

CH4 167:  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,

Reading: Luke ch 19 vv 1- 10

CH4 555: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession          

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

were you there?

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 740: For all the saints, who from their labours rest;

Benediction: Titus ch 2 v 11 – 13

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Sandra Gurney, Mary McLeod, Tom Bryden,
Emily Jane Wears, Eileen Riddick.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 10th November: 10.45am Remembrance Day service, with leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and a chat after the service. Helpers required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the list on the notice 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 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.

Food Boxes: We collect/donate foodstuffs etc. to a local food bank. Boxes in the  Simmons Hall will be forwarded regularly. The Trussel Trust  Friar’s Vennel Food Bank have passed on their thanks for our recent donation of 2 large boxes of foodstuff etc. 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.

Badminton Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 7.45pm in the Main Hall, also on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. New members will be made welcome.

Bible Study Group: meets Thursday, 28th November at 7.00pm.  Approach to Advent.  All are welcome to join in.

Pilgrimage 8: Saturday, 9th November;  A walk towards 2020. A circular walk of 4 miles on the Torr point peninsula, taking in Old Torr, Red Haven and Orchardton Bay. Meet at ‘The Dragonfly’, Main Street, Auchencairn at 12 noon for a vegan/vege lunch before the  walk.  Details:- see poster in the Simmons Hall or from David Johnson (tel: 01387 261627).

Deacons’ Court Meeting: 7.00pm on Thursday, 7th November; Elders and Deacons may collect their Agenda and Minutes of last meeting which are available in the Simmons Hall.

Film Night: 7.00pm on Friday, 15th November:- “ Fishermen’s Friends” starring David Hayman  and James Purefoy.( 2019)  A group of Cornish fishermen make an album of sea shanties.

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2019.

Sunday, 17th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 24th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 1st December: 11.00am Sacrament of Holy Communion

with Rev. Sally Russell. First Sunday in Advent.

Sunday, 8th December : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, 5th November: 7.30pm. The Guild meet  for ‘Friendship’ with David White ( formerly Baptist Church).

Wednesday, 13th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. Talking Newspapers with Janet Ronnie.

Saturday, 16th November: 2.00 – 4.00pm The Guild Afternoon Tea and Gift Envelopes/Boxes.

Wednesday, 27th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. Life Story with Neil Collins.

Friday, 29th November: 2.00 pm Nithsdale Guilds Together ‘Big Sing’ at St. George’s Church.

Tuesday, 3rd December: 12.30 pm. The Guild Christmas Lunch at the Edenbank Hotel.

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

Thought before worship 27th October 2019

“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”          Matthew 19:24 NIV

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship: Psalm 119 vv 49 – 56

CH4 201: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

Family time: Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer part 1
CH4 113:  God the Father of Creation,

Reading: Luke ch 18 vv 9 – 16

CH4 154: O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder,

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession          

MP 133: Father, I place into Your hands

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 352(2): O for a thousand tongues, to sing

Benediction: James ch 4 v 10

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Irene Johnstone, Dorothy Alexander, Patricia Jardine,
John Alexander, Julie Smith.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 3rd November: 11.00am morning service, with leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and a chat after the service. Helpers required for the tea rota. If you can help, please add your name to the list on the notice 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 Trussel Trust  Friar’s Vennel Food Bank have passed on their thanks for our recent donation of 2 large boxes of foodstuff etc. 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.

Badminton Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 7.45pm in the Main Hall, also on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. New members will be made welcome.

Bible Study Group: meets Thursday, 28th November at 7.00pm.  Studying the Lord’s Prayer. All are welcome to join in.

Pilgrimmage 8: Saturday, 9th November;  A walk towards 2020. A circular walk of 4 miles on the Torr point peninsula, taking in Old Torr, Red Haven and Orchardton Bay. Meet at ‘The Dragonfly’, Main Street, Auchencairn at 12 noon for a vegan/vegetarian lunch. Stout footwear recommended – for the walk, not the lunch. Details on the poster in the Simmons Hall or from David Johnson ( tel: 01387 261627 ).

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2019.

Sunday, 10th November : 10.45am Remembrance Sunday morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 17th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 24th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, 30th October: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. Bible Study with David Matheson.

Thursday, 31st October: After Eights meet. Evening of musical entertainment with Wigmaleerie.

Tuesday, 5th November: 7.30pm. The Guild meet  for ‘Friendship’ with David White ( formerly of the Baptist Church).

Wednesday, 13th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. Talking Newspapers with Janet Ronnie.

Saturday, 16th November: 2.00 – 4.00pm The Guild Afternoon Tea and Gift Envelopes/Boxes.

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


20th October 2019

Thought before worship

You Lord are my lamp, the Lord turns my darkness into light.    2 Samuel 22.29

Welcome and Intimations

Call to Worship: Psalm 119 vv 17 – 24

CH4 601: Look upon us blessed Lord,

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

First Reading: 2 Timothy ch 3 vv 1 – 9

Family time

CH4 577: Christ be beside me, 

Second Reading: Luke ch 18 vv 1 – 8

CH4 519: Love divine, all loves excelling,

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession          

Ch4 485: Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

Sermon

Offering

Prayer of Dedication

CH4 517: Fight the good fight with all your might;

Benediction: Micah ch 6 v 8

CH4 786: May the God of peace go with us

Welcome and Collection Duty
Olive Woods, Rosemary Slack, Fiona Saddington,
William Little, Margaret Newlands.

INTIMATIONS

Sunday, 27h October: 11.00am morning service, with leader, David Matheson.

Tea and coffee fellowship:  Please join us for tea, coffee, juice and a chat after the service. Helpers required for the tea rota. If you can help please add your name to the list on the notice 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 Trussel Trust  Friar’s Vennel Food Bank have passed on their thanks for our recent donation of 2 large boxes of foodstuff etc. 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.

Badminton Club: Meets on Tuesdays at 7.45pm in the Main Hall, also on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. New members will be made welcome.

Bible Study Group: meets Thursday, 24th October at 7.00pm  studying the Lord’s Prayer. All are welcome to join in.

CrossReach Calendar 2020: Orders can now be placed; please put your name on the list in the Simmons Hall or speak to J. Marchbank. Price £5.00.

Pilgrimmage 8: Saturday, 9th November; a walk towards 2020. A circular walk of 4 miles on the Torr point peninsula, taking in Old Torr, Red Haven and Orchardton Bay. Meet at ‘The Dragonfly’, Main Street, Auchencairn at 12 noon for a vegan/vegetarian lunch. Stout footwear recommended – for the walk, not the lunch. Details on the poster in the Simmons Hall or from David Johnson (tel: 01387 261627).

CHURCH DIARY FOR NOVEMBER, 2019.

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

Sunday, 10th November : 10.45am Remembrance Sunday morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 17th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

Sunday, 24th November : 11.00am morning service, with Leader, David Matheson.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, 26th October: Messy Church meets 4.00pm

Wednesday, 30th October: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet. Bible Study with David Matheson.

Thursday, 31st October: After Eights meet. Evening of musical entertainment with Wigmaleerie.

Tuesday, 5th November: 7.30pm. The Guild meet  for ‘Friendship’ with David White (formerly of the Baptist Church).

Wednesday, 13th November: 2.00pm; Good Companions meet -‘Talking Newspapers’ with Janet Ronnie

Saturday, 16th November: 2.00 – 4.00pm The Guild Afternoon Tea and Gift Envelopes/Boxes.

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