Intimations 23rd December 2022

Church Service Intimations

Intimations 23rd December 2022

The You Tube link for Christmas Day at 10.30am is:

You are also welcome to join us for one of our Christmas Eve Services. Our Children’s Christmas Eve service takes place at 6.30pm [and includes Christingles].

Our Watchnight Service takes place at 11.30pm [mulled wine and shortbread will be served from 11pm in the transept].

At our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services there will be a retiring offering in aid of C.H.A.S.  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 on the pews.

Heart shaped tree hangers for our Christmas Tree of Remembrance have been placed in the Centenary Chapel for anyone who wishes to write the names of loved ones no longer with them this Christmas.  So may these weeks of Advent belong to your loved ones and to us all as we journey to Christmas together.

Warm Welcome Fridays:  All are welcome to come in and enjoy our warm space.  Volunteers urgently needed, either from 10am -12noon or 12noon- 2.30pm.  Volunteers provide a welcome and facilitate the sharing of hot drinks & toast in the morning and soup at lunchtime.  If you can help please contact the church secretary or the minister.

Freewill Offering Envelopes 2023: Would District Elders please uplift their envelopes from the Centenary Chapel.  Thank you.

Saturday Book Club: Our next meeting will take place on Saturday 7th  January in room A at 9.30am or 9.15am if you want to join us for breakfast, we will be reading chapters 6,7 and 8 which are “A darker trust”, “Wondering why” and “God’s world”.   For any one new who would like to join us we are reading the book “God on Mute” by Pete Greig, the subject of which is “Engaging the silence of unanswered prayer”. For more information you can contact Ronnie McNeill on 01415776503, we would be very happy to see you. P.S. Remember to bring a mug if you would like tea or coffee.

If you know of someone in need of prayer and would like their name to be added to Greenbank’s prayer list, please contact our Prayer Promoter, Gillian Foy at or call her on 638 6245.

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 email address/phone number to the service of your choice.  We are always looking for new volunteers, so even if you have never read the lesson before please consider adding your name to the list.  You will be contacted in the preceding week with the readings.

Volunteers are required for welcoming duty team. The duty is only once every eight weeks and swaps are easily arranged.  It is not onerous but help is urgently needed.  Please contact Malcolm Pickard at or phone him on 644 1940 if you can help.

LHM & Glasgow NE Foodbank -Donations can be made Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & also Sat & Sun 9.45am-11.30am.  LHM donations, particularly of UHT milk, can be put on the trolley in the Link building at the times listed above. Not required: sugar, toiletries, clothing, bedding, duvets & towels. L Smith.

The Foodbank is always grateful for Greenbank’s donations. As we approach Christmas please don’t give the traditional mince pies & shortbread but continue with the more nutritious foodstuffs:  Tinned meat (not Fray Bentos, tinned fruit & veg, UHT milk & juice, diluting juice, tinned & packet potato (mash), tinned rice & custard, packet custard, pasta sauces, pasta, tinned tomatoes, biscuits, Toiletries; nappies & baby wipes. Donation box in link building. Thank you all. Alex Howie

The new Church Flower list for 2023 is now on the Transept windowsill.  If you would like to donate flowers for the Church next year please put your name on the date you would like or phone Elizabeth Cross on 638 5162.

Parking Safely and Considerately: If you park your car on Eaglesham Road on a Sunday morning please remember to leave adequate space for large vehicles such as buses to pass between your parked car and the traffic island situated outside the manse.


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