Church Service Intimations

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

THIS MORNING WE WELCOME BACK Rev. James Whyte who will be conducting our worship.

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Angela Terry of 8 Mansefield Crescent, Clarkston. Mrs Terry’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 3.45pm at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Terry’s family and friends in your prayers.

IT IS ALSO WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of another of our members, Mr Donald McShannon of 23Mansefield Road, Clarkston. Mr McShannon’s funeral will take place on Friday, 27th April at 11am at Linn Crematorium . Please remember Mr McShannon’s family and friends in your prayers.

OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL LEAVE from 16th April – 30th April inclusive. If you require a minister during this time please contact Rev Tom Nelson (534 7834). Please pass pastoral requests to our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) or our Deputy Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870).


Intimation is hereby given and an invitation is extended to all members of the congregation to ‘The 134th Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation’ on Sunday 13th May 2018 after church. This will be a Stated Annual Meeting with a difference! It will take place in conjunction with Christian Aid’s Big Brekkie – the fundraising ‘brunch’ that marks the beginning of Christian Aid week. All groups and organisations within Greenbank have already been invited to make a display of the things that they believe are worth celebrating and which reveal how God has been good to them in 2017/18. Copies of Greenbank’s Financial Accounts for 2017 will also be available and the Treasurer will be in attendance to answer any questions. Greenbank’s Legacy work will also be on display and representatives from the Legacy Group will be present to answer questions.

MALAWI 2018 As in past years, our Minister Jeanne would be delighted to receive any donations of paracetamol or Ibuprofen for the hospital pharmacy in Ekwendeni. Please leave donations at the Church office or with our Church Officer John Meek by 4 June.

“WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD” An informal dialogue event exploring the controversial origins of St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art – TODAY, 2 – 4 pm, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, G4 0RH. Speakers are from diverse backgrounds and worked, against much opposition, to convince people of its value and importance.

A LASTING LEGACY – Please take time to respond to the invitation in the March Good Neighbour to submit your thoughts on the key characteristics of a sustainable worshipping congregation of God’s people; Being a community hub, welcoming, relevant, a seven day a week church and burden free. A fuller description of these characteristics was in the March article and is repeated in an updated display in the corridor outside the Fraser Hall. We hope to use these characteristics as a reference point when making future decisions, including decisions on our property needs. The Session would be very interested in your views on these characteristics. Do they seem to you to be the right ones to describe the kind of sustainable, worshipping congregation we all wish for in our community for years to come? If you use email then please email your thoughts to Alternatively you can send written comments to the church office. All views are welcome. Gordon Dickson, Chair, Legacy Co-ordinating Group.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. Add your name and telephone number to the list in the Centenary Chapel at the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the preceding Friday.

MALAWI 2018 – A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Our Minister, Jeanne, along with Rev Catherine Beattie and Mr George Watson from Queen’s Park Football Club who are accompanying Williamwood High School to Ekwendeni in Malawi in June are hosting a fundraising ‘Music Party Night’ at Lesser Hampden on Friday 11th May from 7.30pm. Entertainment and a light supper will be provided. There will be a Tombola and Raffle and anyone who would like to donate an item should leave them at the church office, or with Greenbank’s Church Officer John Meek or contact the minister at . Tickets for the fundraising evening will be on sale soon at a cost of £10. Jeanne, Catherine & George hope to raise money that will enable them to further the work and care of children in the Ekwendeni area and would be greatly appreciate any offers of help and support.

LODGING HOUSE MISSION is seeking volunteers to help in our kitchen and main hall.  Duties are basic but the effect is huge.

Can you spare 1 day per week, (or even a half day) to extend care and compassion to people who are on the margins of society by virtue of homelessness, mental health and addiction? Contact Gus on 0141 552 0285 or email

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  13TH MAY TO 19TH MAY – Volunteers are urgently needed to fulfil our target of visiting every home within the Parish to carry out door to door collections. If you would like to be a collector, please contact me or see me in the Fraser Hall following the service on 13th May where you will receive an envelope containing all you will need to collect within your allocated street. Last year, unfortunately, we were unable to collect from many of the 87 streets in our district due to a shortage of volunteer collectors. Volunteers are also required to count the donations. Additionally, following the success of the last 2 years ‘Big Brekkie’ events, it is hoped to repeat this on the 13th May after the service as part of the S.A.M. Volunteers will serve bacon rolls & pancakes to accompany the normal refreshments in the Fraser hall after the service. Please consider making a donation to Christian Aid for your participation in this event and supporting the charity by either collecting or helping with the count. Mark Allan & Ron Livingston

CLARKSTON CHURCHES TOGETHER – PENTECOST QUIZClarkston Churches Together is holding a Pentecost Quiz in Stamperland Parish Church on Sunday 20th May starting at 4.30pm in the afternoon, when there’ll be some light hearted questions, with picture and music rounds, party food, and a prize appropriate to the occasion. No need to come as part of a team, and no need for too much by way of grey matter either. Donations to Christian Aid. All ages most welcome; this is a family friendly event.

GLASGOW STEDFAST ASSOCIATION- The Association is organising a charity concert to be given by the Glasgow Philarmonic Male Voice Choir on Thursday, 26th April at 7.30 pm in Clincarthill Parish Church, Cathcart Road, Mount Florida. The choir is making a return visit to Clincarthill to help the Association to raise funds to help Glasgow Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade have financial means to assist boys or companies to carry out projects which they are unable to finance themselves. The choir is bringing a guest, Hugh Reid, who is a well-known organist. The choir is always very entertaining. Tickets £8 can be obtained from Bill Robertson (585-0008) or pay at the door.


FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service today.

PENULTIMATE MESSY CHURCH this session is next Friday, 27th April, 4pm – 6pm, and it’s ‘jelly babies’ week!! To book a place or offer help, please phone/text Lorna Preece at 07970192541 or email:

THE FINAL MEETING of the Greenbank Film Society’s season will be held on Monday 23rd April @ 7.30pm in the Session House. The film to be shown is “The Turning Point”, an Oscar-nominated drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft. All welcome.

LUNCH CLUB – There are only two more opportunities to enjoy great companionship and wholesome food at the Lunch Club this session.  Lunch is served from 12noon until 1.15 but there will be more choice at noon!  The next meeting is on Friday 27th April and the last one is on Friday 25th May. Anyone who requires a lift to the church or who feels he/she would like to “join the team of helpers” should contact Jan on 258 4959 or Maureen on 639 5114. The team are looking forward to welcoming you on 27th April!

GREENBANK WALKING GROUP – The next walk will be on Saturday 28th April. This is a day out in Perth and a walk beside the river Tay. We plan to visit St John’s Kirk and the National Trust “Branklyn Garden”. For further details contact. David/Audrey Thomson (639 5822)

SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB – The next meeting takes place on Saturday 4th May at 9am for one hour with breakfast refreshments being served from 8.45am in Room A. The group will be starting to read ‘The Writings’ which is the third major division of the Old Testament. The books included are, Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and Daniel. ‘The Writings’ is arranged in an order that helps the reader see the unfolding drama more easily. Eliminating many distractions ‘The Writings’ enables the reader to experience Scripture the way its authors intended. Copies of the book have been placed in the Centenary Chapel and cost £2.50 [which can be paid at the Book Club meetings]. If you wish to take a book please put your name on the sheet provided. At the first meetings pages 1-46 will be discussed and participants should read these beforehand.

THE SHAWL MINISTRY – The next meeting of the Shawl Ministry Group takes place on Saturday 12th May at 10.30am here at Greenbank in Room A. Anyone who would like to come along is warmly invited. The group has morning coffee, knits and chats for a while before offering a closing blessing on any completed items before being sent to recipients. If you would like to knit a shawl or muff but can’t manage the meetings the group would be delighted to receive any items that have been lovingly knitted and focused on the care and wellbeing of an anonymous recipient. Wool and knitting patterns for shawls and muffs are on the table outside the church office.

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.



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