INTIMATIONS 11/9/16

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WE WELCOME THE VERY REV. JOHN CHALMERS who will conduct our worship this morning.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB is on Saturday 17th September when we will be focusing on the book of Ruth. The Book Club meets at 9am for one hour with breakfast refreshments being served from 8.45am. Everyone is very welcome. Jeanne Roddick

A PRAYERS FOR HEALING SERVICE will take place in the CHURCH at 6.30pm on Sunday 18th September – all welcome. Prayer requests can be written on the pew cards and inserted in the Prayer Box at the front door of the church.

OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL LEAVE from 24th August – 12th September. If you require the services of a minister during this time please contact. Jerry Eve (644 3670). Please pass pastoral requests to our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) or our Deputy Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870).

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be CLOSED until Thursday 15th September. Please send any further Good Neighbour items to Alison Harvey at alih21@virginmedia.com or Jill Liddell at liddell.jill@gmail.com by tomorrow.

THE DONATIONS FOR THE SAMOS APPEAL are piling up in the hall of friendship and next week is the last week to help before the gifts are taken to St Josephs for sorting and collection by the charity Re-act. I am most grateful for the support and interest shown by the many people who have contacted me and given items for the appeal. Thank you all. Jeanette MacKay

SCRIPTURE UNION BIBLE READING NOTES for the next quarter – available for those who ordered them in the Centenary Chapel.

THE CHURCH CHOIR restarted on Thursday 8th September at 7.30pm in the church-new members welcome.

THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY commences a new season on Monday 12th September 2016 at 7.30pm in the Session House, with the first film of an interesting and entertaining programme which the committee hopes you will enjoy. The film, “The Out of Towners” is a hilarious comedy set in New York starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis and, with the tablet recipes having been looked out, it promises to be a satisfying experience.

THE NEXT OUTING OF THE WALKING GROUP to Maidens and Culzean is on Saturday 17th September, leaving the church at 9.30am. Please confirm to Allan or Ishbel Maclaren on 0141 639 5848 is you intend to come on the walk.

CHRISTIAN AID SPONSORED SWIM: The annual sponsored swim will take place on Saturday 8th October at Eastwood swimming pool. Sponsor forms are available from the Hall of friendship, and from Mark Allan and Ron Livingston. Please lend your support to this fun event by taking part or by sponsoring one or more of our participants. Thank you once again in anticipation of your support for Christian Aid. Mark Allan

LODGING HOUSE MISSION: Thanks to our cyclists, marshals and sponsors for supporting the annual sponsored cycle event on Saturday, 3rd September. The total from Greenbank currently stands at £684. This is a wonderful amount which will increase with Gift Aid. Please pay any outstanding sponsor money as soon as possible.

All members of the congregation are invited to donate non-perishable food items to the LHM at our Harvest service on Sunday 2nd October. Items from the following list would be much appreciated:-

Cereal (Corn flakes, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Weetabix, Rice Krispies, Sugar Puffs, Frosties, Coco Pops, Porridge), Tinned Soup (Chicken, Tomato, Lentil, Scotch Broth, Vegetable, Minestrone), Tinned Meat / Fish (Tuna, Ham, Corned Beef, Meatballs, Hotdogs, Stew, Haggis), Tinned Pasta (Ravioli, Macaroni), Tinned Vegetables (Tomatoes, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Corn, Mixed Vegetables, Baked Beans, Potatoes, Pasta Sauce, Curry Sauce), Tinned Fruit (Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mandarins, Fruit Cocktail), Tinned custard and rice pudding, Other ( Coffee – not decaffeinated, Sugar, Tomato sauce, Brown sauce, Vinegar, Long Grain Rice, Broth Mix, Dried Peas, Lentils, Fruit juice, Diluting juice, Biscuits) The LHM currently has a plentiful supply of tea bags, dated until 2018, so tea bags are not required at the present time. The following items are also not required – dried pasta, pearl barley, drinking chocolate, marmalade, muesli, prunes, Shredded Wheat, tinned grapefruit. Thank you for your understanding and support. Alison Allan

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel and if you would be willing to read the lesson please add your name and telephone number to the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings. Thank you.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL REQUIRED for October, November and December. If you, or an organisation of which you are a member, are able to help please add your details to the rota in the Centenary Chapel opposite the date/s of your choice.

JOHN HUME LECTURE -29th September at 6pm, presented by Prof. Ian Campbell of Edinburgh University .at St George’s Tron Church, Glasgow. For tickets email: info@scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk To receive your tickets by post, please write requesting them and include a stamped, addressed envelope to Georgina Treharne-Hulks,Development Officer Scotland’s Churches Trust 15 North Bank Street, Edinburgh  EH1 2LP. (0131 225 8644)

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK; or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or wishes to be prayed for, is invited to fill out one of the POSTCARDS placed on the pew boards. Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members at the church door or posted through the letterbox at the entrance to the halls any time during the week.

NB:  IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR  DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE,  VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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