TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of Mrs Helen Easton of Homeglen House, Giffnock. Mrs Easton’s funeral took place on Friday 9th December at Craigton Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Easton’s family and friends in your prayers.

TODAY WE WELCOME the friends and family of Lindsay and David and their daughter, Ealasaid Stewart Eilidh Cawood; the friends and family of Gaby and Graham and their daughter, Florence Mai MacDougall and the friends and family of Sharon and Alan and their son, Kerr Francis Edward Freeland. Ealasaid, Florence and Kerr will be baptised this morning. We pray that as they seek to follow Jesus, they will know His love and presence in their lives.

MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER KIRK SESSION MEETING & THE OCTOBER & NOVEMBER PRESBYTERY REPORTS are available in the Centenary Chapel for those members of the Kirk Session who have not received them by email.

POSTIES PLEASE!   Still a few bundles left to invite the community to our Christmas services round the houses in the Parish. The bundles have labels indicating the street and house numbers to be covered are at the front of the Centenary Chapel. We would be very grateful for your help in extending our invitation to share Christmas with us.

ATTENTION DISTRICT ELDERS 53 & 72 – PLEASE COLLECT YOUR FREE WILL OFFERING ENVELOPES FROM THE CENTENARY CHAPEL. They have to be distributed to those in your district who use them before the end of the year.

TRAVELLING NATIVITY: If you would like Mary and Joseph to visit your home this Advent, please put your name on the list in the Centenary Chapel. The people in your home tonight might like to take turns to read the following prayer- or even add their own prayer

THIS YEAR THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS is displayed on a large Advent Calendar display in our Hall of Friendship.   Members of the congregation are invited to provide a short verse or a short personal reflection into this special time of year.  During Advent these verses or reflections will be displayed each day for visitors to the Hall of Friendship.  Anyone wishing to participate is asked to send their contribution to the minister by email [if possible] or to email the church office on or hand it in to the church office as soon as possible.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSE IN AID OF AL SHUROOQ SCHOOL for the Blind in Bethlehem is on Tuesday 13th December, 10am-12noon. Tickets cost £2 from Anne Margetts (644 3820) or just pay at the door. Come along and enjoy tea, coffee and home baking and a browse round the gifts on sale.

AL-SHUROOQ requests your baking (and small gifts for the stall if anyone has any space) – can be dropped off at the manse.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA: The rota is now available for 2017 in the Centenary Chapel. If your organisation can offer its services for a few Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.

LAST CHANCE TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS in the Fraser Hall to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission. Cards are £3.50 for a pack of 10. Come and see the selection during tea and coffee and support the LHM.

THE JANUARY ISSUE OF LIFE &WORK MAGAZINE will be available from Sunday the 18th December. Would subscribers please uplift their copies from the flower Room as the next Good Neighbour delivery will be the February issue. Subscription renewal details will be enclosed within this the January issue. Cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Church enclosed in the envelope provided and placed in the offering bags for our Treasurer.   Please note that Life &Work Magazine will increase price by 30p per issue to £2.50 and annual subscription for 12 issues 2017 will be £30.00.  Many thanks to all Life & Work subscribers. Ian Mc Turk (638 4649)


A TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE will be held in the Church tonight at 6.30pm to commemorate loved ones no longer with us at Christmas. During the service names of loved ones will be placed on a special Christmas Remembrance Tree which will remain in the church sanctuary that we all may know that this time of year belongs not only to us and our church, but also our loved ones as we journey together towards the One born for us at Christmas. Anyone who wishes to come to the service will be made very welcome.  If you can’t manage along to the service but wish someone’s name to be placed on the tree, please record it in the Christmas Book of Remembrance which is in the Centenary Chapel.

THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS will take place on Sunday 18th December at 7pm. If you would like to attend the service and would appreciate a lift to and from the church, even if you don’t normally use Church Transport to attend the morning service, then please provide your name and contact details on the sheet in the Centenary Chapel. Volunteers who would be willing to assist with collecting and dropping off those wanting a lift are requested to put their names and contact details down on the sheet headed “Volunteer drivers”, also in the Centenary Chapel. Closer to the service, contact will be made with those wishing transport/able to provide transport in order to finalise arrangements.

FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the morning service next Sunday, 18th December.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will take place in the Session House at 7.30pm on Monday, 12th December 2016 when, owing to a hitch of a technical nature at the November meeting, you are given another opportunity to watch the highly regarded “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. So there’s no excuse for missing it this time unless you don’t need to know how to erect a barn in 15 minutes. All welcome.

LODGING HOUSE MISSION – ANNUAL CAROL SERVICETHURSDAY, 15TH DECEMBER @ 2.00PM. All are welcome to join staff and service users at the service at 35 East Campbell St, G1 5DT.

CAROLS FOR PEACE – SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER @ 3PM, Glasgow City Chambers, George Square. Event organised by Glasgow Churches Together & Glasgow City Council. All welcome.



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