We meet on Wednesday from 12.30 - 1pm for lunch, then worship and sharing until 1.15 when we begin our Bible discussion. This session we are thinking about PRAYER 'An adventure with God' The reading this Wednesday 21st March is Luke chapter 11, verses 1 - 13 and the topic is 'Praying with Confidence: Jesus" If you cannot join us, here are a few of the questions we will be discussing -
What aspects of prayer would you most like reassurance about? What different aspects of prayer do you see included in the prayer from the reading? In what ways do the different aspects and emphases in the prayer provide a model for your own prayer life?
Week beginning Sunday 18th March 2018
Supports adults who have a learning disability some of whom also are on the autism spectrum or have epilepsy. Customers and workers are involved in every area of the service. Training is inclusive which means customers are empowered in many aspects of their life.
* Give thanks for new customers and new workers and pray for everyone’s safety in the winter months.
* Pray for people who have lost their loved ones this year and who may be struggling.
* Pray for our customers in Threshold Glasgow who don’t have loved ones or family to share good times with. Ask God to place His hands upon them in any time of need.
* Give thanks for those staff and customers at Threshold Glasgow who are involved in planning the learning disabilities National Forum later in 2018.
* Pray for safe travel for workers and customers in wintry driving conditions.
* Pray all our new younger customers who are building and developing new friendships and relationships.
* Pray for everyone living on the streets in the cold winter months and for those who are in time of need emotionally and financially
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and as well as our own morning worship here in Jackson there is also a service being held in St Paul's and St John's Episcopal church in Springwells Ave at 3pm organised by Airdrie Council of Churches and all will be made welcome. Jackson normally has quite a good representation at Ecumenical services so please make every effort to be there and support the church and witness to your faith.
Maundy Thursday will be held in Clarkston as usual and this will be the first shared Act of Worship which there new Minister Rev Hanna Rankine will lead so again please make every effort to attend and contribute to a great turnout from Jackson as we offer her our support in this very exciting and new stage of her Ministry.
Good Friday will be here in our own church at 7pm and Rev Kay says YOU BETTER BE THERE!! Joking aside we always have quite a good turn out at our Good Friday worship, but like most things - could always be better. This is a very moving and deeply spiritual time for Christians when we reflect about what exactly our Lord did on our behalf, so it would be good to share those thoughts with each other.
Easter Sunday no words needed, celebrations, bonnets, parades and displays...and the power of worship as we share in the glorious resurrection of our Lord and also the Sacrament of Baptism.
LOOS FOR LENT! - Flush away poverty by contributing to our Lent project this year. Through toilet-twinning, we can transform the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our world. Please make a small contribution - a box will be available in the vestibule till Palm Sunday.
JACKSON FILM CLUB - The next film evening is planned for Monday 19th March at 7.00pm in the rear lower hall. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to come along and enjoy a selection of heritage, scenic and classic comedy films. plus the usual light refreshments.
YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE - The prayer focus for this month is 'Community'
ENQUIRER'S CLASS - Anyone wishing to attend this class to find out more about the church and Christian Faith please speak to Rev Kay.
EASTER CARDS - These are now ready for delivery. If everyone - who is able - took some to deliver that would be a great help. In recent years some cards have been left over and therefore not delivered at Christmas and Easter and a few people have delivered more than their fair share. These cards are a great way to witness to the Faith and a great opportunity to let the community know that they matter to us and to God. So, please if you are able, HELP your church.
DATES FOR DIARY - Community Showcase: Community organisations and groups located in Petersburn and Craigneuk are invited to come along to promote their activities in these communities. It will be on 11 April here in the church from 3pm - 7pm and will give groups the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and develop local networks. Whether you are constituted or not and would like to get involved, please contact Colin Bruce on 01236 856298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This will also give our own church organisations an opportunity to ‘showcase’ what they can offer the community both the youth and those who are 'older' youth.