Caroline Jack Mortimer
ALL ORGANISATIONS ARE OFF THIS WEEK DUE TO COMMUNION CLEANING.
It is the usual times for cleaning this week. All day tomorrow Monday 24th from 9am – 9pm, come along at any time, even if you can only manage for half an hour or if it is only for morning worship and tea and toast – you will be very welcome. Tuesday and Wednesday is from 9 – 3. Morning worship using the prayer sheets is at 10.30am and lunch is normally around 12.30 – 1.00pm, depends how hard you work :) This is a great time of fun and fellowship as well as getting God's house spick and span in preparation for greeting Him at the Lords Table on Sunday.
Week beginning Sunday 23rd April 2017
KIRKHAVEN PROJECT, GLASGOW
Full-time residential support for homeless people who have complex needs.
* Give thanks that each of us are made in God’s image and are of great value to Him.
* Pray that we as members of staff would value those who use our service as much as God does.
* Pray that staff would be given the strength to do their jobs to the very best of their ability, even in very challenging circumstances.
* Remember the families of those with loved ones who are battling addiction; may they know God’s care and love for them.
* Pray for wisdom that we would always use our tongues to build up and encourage, to praise and bless, remembering how a tiny spark from our tongue can set a forest on fire, causing great distress to those we hurt.
* Thank God for each new day of grace and the many blessings that we have from Him.
A few brave souls have cast their fears aside and are ‘jumping’ (well abseiling …!) from the Forth Railway Bridge all in the name of charity…led by the Rev. Lynn Kane, Ross and Charlotte Campbell, Craig Dugan, Caroline Mortimer and possibly a few others, will be abseiling off the railway bridge on the 28th May for the Church of Scotland charity Crossreach.
As you all know Crossreach do an incredible amount of work for a number of great causes.
Any sponsorship you can give to support our jumpers to raise for this great charity would be greatly appreciated.
There is a Just Giving Page set up at http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Lynn-McManus8 - we also have some sponsor sheets at the entrance to the church.
We will make sure there are pictures !
WE WILL LEAVE THIS IN PRINT EACH WEEK TIL THE JUMP HAS BEEN DONE AND HOPEFULLY ALL WILL COME BACK SAFE AND SOUND!!!
Radio 4 Any Questions Recording at Blantyre Old - Public Event. Rev Kay received the following email from the Minister at Blantyre Old. Please could you advertise in your congregations, in a way that suits you, the R4 recording of 'Any Questions?' (basically the radio version of Question Time) taking place at Blantyre Old on Friday 28th April at 7.15pm. It is not a religious themed event - it is current events, which there are plenty for discussion from Indyref2, the Syria crisis, the East Africa famine, Brexit and more. We are hosting it as part of our 450th celebrations but it is Radio 4 running it. It is FREE but you do need tickets. We have a mobile number with answer machine and tickets will be sent out. Tickets may be available at the door but ideally we need to get them out there!
We really want to fill the place with a variety of people from any and all walks of life. Age restriction of 14 and above. Tickets available either by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org with postal details or phone 07957743691 and leave details.
7th May at The Doubletree by Hilton Strathclyde for 1pm start. See notice board for further details or contact the Hospice via their website https://www.st-andrews-hospice.com/event/handbags-gladrags-ladies-lunch-7-may-2017
Rev Kay URGES you to either read this magazine online or buy one from the few we get delivered to the church via George Kane. This month especially has some great articles in it pertaining to the church and how it is changing and the part we have to play in keeping the church ALIVE!! So get reading !
To make my job easier when I am processing the accounts, I would appreciate if you could let me know if you amend or cancel your standing order. Thanks, Morag Hamilton
The creche has loads of toys, games etc for the wee ones to play with each week, some of which are battery operated. Any donation of AA or AAA batteries will be very much appreciated – even if it's the wee cheap ones that only last a few weeks. As you can imagine the kids love to play with toys that make noises so just like you do with the sweeties for Rev Kay, if you are able to pick up a few £1 packets then please hand them in to Jennifer any Sunday, thanks.
This is a local volunteer organisation formed of mainly parents who have been affected by alcoholism and addiction in the community. They are relatively new and mainly self supporting. They have a small office in a port-a-cabin 1 Petersburn Road ( beside the burger van) Please support them in your prayers and Rev Kay will intimate any fundraising events as she gets them. If you want to find out more they can be contacted at email@example.com or contact their manager Jane Chambers on 07875634701 or Bill on 07483102974
The Presbytery Facebook page is now live. Either use this link https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonPresbytery/ or search for Presbytery of Hamilton when in Facebook. We hope to post useful and encouraging information as well as links to events both local and national. Please “like” the page to ensure that you receive notifications
Our Church is starting a new adventure as an Eco-congregation. This is an exciting way of showing how passionately we care about God's creation. It means we are joining with other congregations all over Scotland and the rest of the world, of all denominations, in celebration of God's creation in all it's wonderful diversity, and in making our commitment to care for it.
We hope this will enhance our worship and our church life in lots of different ways. To start with we are getting together a group of interested people, no matter what age or whether you're a member, no restrictions, to consider how take this venture forward in our own congregation. The only qualification is an interest.
Please give your name to the minister or Drew Main if you're interested.
Past and Present ~ The church intends to setup a Facebook page to allows us to share stories with one another of our experiences involving Jackson Church. An opportunity not only to recall joyful and uplifting times here in Jackson Church, both past and present, but also the chance to connect to old friends and former members who may have moved away from Airdrie. We need your help! We would like to start with a couple of old photographs and stories to help generate initial interest -funny, factual, uplifting, poignant etc. So if you can provide a photograph with a story then we would like to hear from you. We also have some volunteers already willing to help administer content posted to this new page but would welcome further help from anyone else who has regular access to the Internet/Facebook.
Please contact me (Craig Taylor) via email firstname.lastname@example.org