TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
THIS MORNING WE WELCOME Rev Liz Johnson Blythe who will conduct our worship. Liz is a minister of the Presbyterian Church, USA; she has lived in Scotland for 20 months with her husband, Rev. Scott Blythe and their two, young children.
WE WELCOME ALSO Julian Goldring who will be accompany us on the organ this morning.
THE KIRK SESSION MINUTES from the meeting of 4th June are available in the Centenary Chapel for those members of the Kirk Session who did not receive them by email.
NEXT WEEK THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, 24th June but open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 2.30pm.
LEGACY UPDATE – In the last update I let you know that an architect had been appointed to look at two options; re-designing the current sanctuary building to increase its flexibility, replacing the old halls with a modern extension to the sanctuary building, or building a new church on our existing site, probably on the manse site. This work is proceeding well and our expectation is that the Kirk Session will be able to consider it in detail during the month of August. At this stage it is not possible to say definitely which option will emerge as the most likely one for us to follow but early signs are pointing to the re-design of the current sanctuary being the front runner. Establishing which option we prefer will then allow us to define the areas of land we do not need and can sell off. It is the revenue from this sale that will go some way to meet the cost of the work we will need to do. Nothing will of course be decided upon until the Session has studied the architect’s report in some detail and agreed how we should communicate plans and recommendations to the congregation. At a time when all we seem to read about are dwindling numbers and churches closing, it is encouraging to think that we are planning for a new and exciting future for Greenbank. What a legacy that would be for future generations. This chimes very well with much of the discussion at the recent General Assembly and in particular some comments from the Very Rev Jimmy Simpson, well known to many in Greenbank, when he said, “I believe we need to build on the past – but not live in the past”.
Gordon Dickson – Legacy Coordinating Group
CHURCH GROUNDS – If you have green fingers please come along and help with the grounds of the church at 7pm on Tuesdays. Your help would be much appreciated.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK COLLECTION – The total collected during the annual door to door collections is £2,414 which is a very creditable sum indeed from a small team of collectors. With the donations included from the big brekkie event on 12th May, the total contribution is £2,952. On behalf of Christian Aid, I would like to thank everyone for all their hard work over the past several weeks. Thank you. Mark Allan
COLLECTION OF LIFE & WORK Please note, over the summer LIFE & WORK will not be delivered by the district visitors. Subscribers can collect their July edition from 23rd June and their August edition will be ready for collection from 28th July from the Flower Room.
VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. A list is available in the Centenary Chapel; 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.
ANNUAL SPONSORED CYCLE to raise funds for the Lodging House Mission, Saturday, 27th July. The event will start at 10am at Glasgow Green, and follow a 16 mile route to Clydebank and back to the finish at LHM. Entry is £7 per adult, with free entry for under 16s. Please let me know if you would like to take part. Sponsorship will be sought for our participants. Alison Allan (638 3916)
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.
WHAT’S ON AT GREENBANK
SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB, Room A, 1st Saturday of each month beginning on Saturday 3rd August reading ‘The Books of the Bible – The Prophets ’ which is a fresh yet ancient presentation of Scripture, using the full NIV text using an 8 month reading plan. Breakfast refreshments are served form 8.45am for a 9am start. A book [accompanied by a reading plan] can be purchased from the church office or after church on Sundays, in the Centenary Chapel [cost £5]. Audio and ebook versions can be downloaded at a cost of £4 and £3 respectively at: https://www.biblicaeurope.com/bible-resources/category/community-bible-experience
ON THE NOTICEBOARDS IN THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE FRASER HALL ARE DETAILS OF:
PRAISE GATHERING 2019 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 23rd June; A CANCER SUPPORT GROUP;
KNITTING FOR ALL CLASSES, Tuesdays, speak to Helen Howard & A DOG WALKING SERVICE for less able dog owners.
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