INTIMATIONS 22ND DECEMBER 2019

Church Service Intimations
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TEA AND COFFEE is served in the Fraser Hall after the service-all welcome.

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mrs Isobel Livingstone of 25 Strawhill Court, Clarkston. Mrs Livingstone’s funeral will take place on Friday, 27th December at 3pm at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mrs Livingstone’s family and friends in your prayers.

THERE WILL BE A RETIRING OFFERING THIS MORNING AND AT ALL OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN AID OF CHAS. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland provides the only hospice service in Scotland for children and young people with life limiting conditions. If you wish to Gift Aid your retiring offering, envelopes for this purpose can be found at the end of the pews.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES TO NOTE: Children’s Christmas Eve Service (with Christingles) @ 6.30pm; Christmas Eve Watchnight Service @ 11.30pm; [Mince pies and mulled wine in halls from 11pm]. Christmas Day Family Worship @ 10.30am; Family Christmas Carol Service @ 10.30am on Sunday 29th December.

CHRISTINGLES [for Children’s Christmas Eve Service] Volunteers required to put tape on oranges. If you can help, come to the church halls at 12noon on Monday 23rd December.

CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE TREE: There are cards available in the Centenary chapel for anyone who wishes to commemorate a loved one by adding their name to the tree.

LIFE & WORK MAGAZINE: The January issue is available from TODAY. Would subscribers please uplift their copies from the Flower Room as the next Good Neighbour delivery will be the February issue. Subscription renewal details are enclosed within. Cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, enclosed in the envelope provided and placed in the Church offering bags. Please note the yearly subscription remains at £33.60. Many thanks to all Life & Work subscribers for your continued support. Ian McTurk

THE BURNS SUPPER will take place on Sunday 26th January. Tickets (priced £17) are available to purchase after morning service from Jan Millar in the Hall of Friendship.

THE GREENBANK PLAYERS are busy rehearsing a new Murder Mystery. Hopefully you will again be able to support them on either Friday 6th March or Saturday 7th March. Tickets will be on sale next year.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA 2020: If you or your organisation can help please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice. You will find the rota in the Centenary Chapel.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel; add your name & telephone number to the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.

 

WORSHIP OUTSIDE OUR CHURCH WALLS: Mary, Joseph and the donkey from Greenbank’s Nativity Scene are currently journeying in a story bag which includes 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 is 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 24th when they will be welcomed back to the Nativity Scene. A ‘signup’ sheet is in the Centenary Chapel for those who wish to take part.

COSY CAFÉ VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for the new rota [March to June] if you can help on a Friday, 2.45pm till 4pm one or two times in this 4 month period, contact the church office on 644 1841 or email: greenbank.office@tiscali.co.uk Please note Cosy is not on during school holidays. Three adult volunteers help each week making hot chocolate and toast for the secondary school age children and are supported by young volunteers.

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

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB fundraising 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.

CHURCH TRANSPORT operates a 1 week in 5 rota to enable passengers to attend Sunday morning worship. Drivers needed, if you can help contact Mark Allan (638 3916)

THE WELL CHRISTMAS APPEAL – The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre in Govanhill that was initially opened by the Church of Scotland 25 years ago to serve the ethnic minority communities in this area of multiple deprivation. The charity is running a special ‘Christmas Countdown’ Appeal. You can donate online at www.give.net/WellChristmasCountdown for more info see corridor noticeboard.

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.

ON DUTY & WELCOMING YOU THIS MORNING: David Thomson, Bobby Bisset, Odette McClenaghen, Elizabeth Wishart, Graeme Rae, Mark Allan, Ronnie McNeill Jane Livingston, Ian McTurk, Annrose Bisset and Jeanette MacKay.

ON DUTY & WELCOMING YOU NEXT WEEK: Klaus Mayer, Liz Allan, Robin Barker, Blair James, Duncan McIntyre, Gillian Foy, Harry Dhesi, Alison Harvey, Graeme Bradshaw and Helen Bradshaw.

ON TRANSPORT DUTY NEXT WEEK WILL BE: Chris Adam, Elizabeth Cross, Andrew Allan and Alison Allan.

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Cancellation of Worship ServicesCorona Virus Response

Church of Scotland Task Group has asked in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020. This will obviously include the Easter services.

We will keep you updated with any further information as soon as we have it. 

In the meantime, may you all keep safe and well and know the loving presence of God with you during these times.