INTIMATIONS 17TH NOVEMBER

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INTIMATIONS 17TH NOVEMBER 2019

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members,

Mrs Pat Milligan of 24 Hawthorn Court, Clarkston. Mrs Milligan’s funeral will take place on Thursday, 21st November at 3pm at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Milligan’s family and friends in your prayers.

THE CONGREGATION WISH Emily Lennox and Andrew Harvey, whose wedding took place on Saturday 16th November, every blessing on the occasion of their marriage.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday and Friday of next week (opening on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 2.30pm.)

MINUTES OF THE KIRK SESSION MEETING of 4th November are now available in the Centenary chapel for those members of Session who haven’t received them by email.

POSTIES WANTED – This year’s Christmas cards, wishing the Parish the Blessings of Christmas and inviting them to join us for our Christmas services, are looking for volunteers to deliver them. They’re waiting at the front of the Centenary Chapel. Your help in this important part of our outreach is much appreciated. Thank you.

FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES 2020: Would District Elders please uplift their envelopes from the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

On Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm, THE GUILD will be celebrating Guild Week with a special afternoon tea. We will also be allocating the money received from the Sunshine Bag Collection.

THE FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ Fridays @ 10am, Fraser hall, enjoy tea and chat.

LUNCH CLUB29th November, 12noon to 1.15pm for our last lunch of the year. We serve soup filled rolls tea/coffee. Come along and join us for friendship and fellowship. If you require transport please contact Maureen or Jan through the Office 644 1841.

SU BIBLE READING MATERIAL 2020 – Order forms, together with a cheque made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, should be returned to the church by today. Ron Livingston (639 2798).

CHRISTMAS FAIR SATURDAY 23rd November, 10am to 1pm. Tickets for this year’s Christmas Fair are on sale or available at the door on the day. Donations for all the stalls should be brought to the Church or left in the box in the Hall of Friendship. Donations can also be brought along to the hall from 2pm on Friday 22nd November or on the day from 9am. Donations of mince pies, shortbread and “good quality” biscuits would be most welcome. A list of stalls has been published in November issue of Good Neighbour.

LHMChristmas cards are on sale after the service in the Fraser Hall (until 8 December).

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for Sunday Morning Tea Rota on 22nd December – see sheet in the Centenary Chapel.

DISTRICT VISITORVACANCY – volunteer required for Newton Mearns district (8 homes, some each side of Mearns Cross) contact Margot or Gordon Blyth (638 7646).

BUTTONS for MESSY CHURCH –Pop donations in box marked ‘BUTTONS’ in halls please.

GREENBANK CHURCH TRANSPORT provides a valuable service to enable passengers to attend Sunday morning worship. It operates with the help of a team of volunteer drivers who operate a 1 week in 5 rota. There is a need to recruit new drivers, if you would like to help, please see Mark Allan (Church Transport Convener) or contact 0141 638 3916.

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBfundraising opportunity through the Co-op (Oct 19-Oct 20). Using a Co-op card, 1% of the cost of co-op products purchased can be donated to SNAP – just nominate them online as your preferred charity.

COFFEE MORNING forMacmillan Cancer Support @ Garthamlock and Craigend Parish Church on 22nd November, 10am-1pm.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDIES: St Aidan’s on 4 Wednesdays beginning on 27 November at 11am (Friends of the Holy Land) The Health Centre, 1.45pm on Thursday 21st November and The Overlee, Monday 25th November at 7.45pm (Alternativity discussions).

TO ENCOURAGE WORSHIP OUTSIDE OUR CHURCH WALLS this Advent, Mary, Joseph and the donkey from Greenbank’s Nativity Scene will journey from our church building in a story bag with a copy of the Christmas story, plus a diary in which all those who host the figures can share their experiences. Also included in the bag will be an Advent candle which can be lit and burned down one section on each night that Mary and Joseph and the donkey stay. Photos taken in each home can be emailed to the Church Office at greenbank.office@tiscali.co.uk – these will be shown on PowerPoint each week of Advent. The last household will bring ‘Mary and Joseph’ to church to the family service on Christmas Eve where they will be welcomed back to the Nativity Scene. For anyone wishing to take part a ‘signup’ sheet is now available in the Centenary Chapel.

A TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE will be held in the Church on 8th December 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 in the Centenary Chapel.

REMINDER under GDPR, if you’re sending mail to lots of people you should send it to yourself and use Bcc for the other recipients so that they can’t access each other’s addresses. When using email, the Church Office will not reveal your email address to all other recipients.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK, or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or who needs prayer, please complete a POSTCARD (placed on the pews). Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members or posted through the halls letterbox.

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