IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Elizabeth Swandells, of 40 Woodbank Crescent, Clarkston. Mrs Swandells’ funeral took place on Friday 17th June at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Swandells’ family and friends in your prayers.
OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON STUDY LEAVE from 6th June – 27th June. If you require a minister during this time please contact Jerry Eve (644 3670). Please pass pastoral requests to our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) from 6th June to 14th June or to our Deputy Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870) from15th June to 27th June.
HOME BAKING REQUIRED. As you know Jeanne’s installation as Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery takes place on Sunday 26th June. There will be a number of invited guests, as well as members of Presbytery and of course ourselves. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards and it would be really good if members of the congregation could provide some of Greenbank’s legendary home baking for the occasion. Donations can be handed in before or after the morning service on the 26th. Thank you very much in anticipation of your generosity.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 3RD JULY UNTIL 14TH AUGUST our Sunday morning worship will take the form of an ALL AGE FAMILY SERVICE THAT WILL COMMENCE AT 10AM and will last approximately 40 minutes.
COLLECTION OF LIFE & WORK Please note that, as is normal practice in the summer months, LIFE & WORK will not be delivered by the district visitors. Subscribers can collect their July edition on 26th June and their August edition will be ready for collection on 31st July from the Flower Room.
PICTURES & VIDEO UPDATES FROM MALAWI – Jeanne is managing to send pictures and video updates from Malawi to the Facebook page, these are also available on the website at the following page: https://www.greenbankglasgow.org.uk/malawi-blog/
SCRIPTURE UNION BIBLE READING NOTES for the next quarter are available for those who ordered them in the Centenary Chapel.
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.
GLASGOW NE FOODBANK – Donations of tinned, packet and UHT food would be warmly welcomed. Donations can be placed in the boxes situated in the Hall of Friendship or the Link Building. Alex Howie (638 5169).
THE NEW WEBSITE is up and running and is proving a great way for the church and its clubs to reach the community. To that end, if you are involved with a club and would like to add to the content of your page, please contact Fraser on:
TEA/COFFEE ROTA VOLUNTEERS STILL REQUIRED: The rota is available for 2016 in the Centenary Chapel. If your organisation is able to help please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice.
GREENBANK CHURCH BOWLS TOURNAMENT 2016 – Entries are invited from previous players and new players to take part in the annual bowls tournament which will be held at Giffnock Bowling Club on Saturday, 25th June starting at 2pm. The format will be teams of triples to be selected by the organisers. Your entries should be sent to Bill Robertson at 585 0008 or to Sadie Gould on 571 8808 by 18th June at the latest. Entry will be £5, which will include afternoon tea.
NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST FOR SCOTLAND is being held in the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 June. This year for the first time a live stream of the breakfast programme is being sent making the event available right across the nation and indeed across the world. The guest speaker is Dr Patrick Dixon of Global Change.
Maxwell Mearns Parish Church will “live stream” the event here on 21 June. Breakfast will be served from 7am and the live stream will run from 7.45am until 9am. An optional seminar will follow at 9.30am finishing at 11am.
We would love as many as possible to attend, even though it is a weekday morning. If you are keen to attend, please contact Sue in the office on 639 5169 or by email at: email@example.com so we can start to ascertain numbers for catering purposes.
PRAISE GATHERING – SATURDAY25TH & SUNDAY 26TH JUNE – GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL AT 7.30PM. Tickets now on sale. Box Office: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com or call 353 8000. More info: www.praise gathering.org.uk
GRASPING THE NETTLE DINNER EVENT in association with the main churches in Scotland on Thursday 1st September at Glasgow City Hotel. 6.30pm Reception; 7pm Dinner; £36 p.p. with after-dinner guest speaker, Professor N. T. Wright. To book visit www.graspingthenettle.org/dinner and take advantage of the early bird discounted offer of £32pp available until Thurs 30th June or phone 01506 827217. Individual or block bookings available for table s of ten. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org Very Rev. John Chalmers, Chariman, Grasping the Nettle
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