Intimations 24th November

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INTIMATIONS SHEET 24TH NOVEMBER 2019

TODAY WE WELCOME the friends and family of Lorraine and Gary and their daughter, Ada Mia MacTaggart and the friends and family of Victoria and Luke and their son, Alfie Joseph William Banks. Ada and Alfie will be baptised this morning. We pray that as Ada and Alfie seek to follow Jesus, they will know His love and presence in their lives.

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of a former member, Mrs Joyce Manson who lived in Craighill Drive for many years. Please remember Mrs Manson’s family and friends in your prayers.

DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.

POSTIES WANTED – This year’s Christmas cards, wishing the Parish the Blessings of Christmas and inviting them to join us for our Christmas services, are looking for volunteers to deliver them. They’re waiting at the front of the Centenary Chapel. Your help in this important part of our outreach is much appreciated. Thank you.

FREEWILL OFFERING ENVELOPES 2020: Would District Elders please uplift their envelopes from the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday but will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 2.30pm.

‘Behaving Badly in Dublin’ is the title of the talk being given to the Guild by Yvonne Neville on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm.

LUNCH CLUB29th November, 12noon to 1.15pm for our last lunch of the year. We serve soup filled rolls tea/coffee. Come along and join us for friendship and fellowship. If you require transport please contact Maureen or Jan through the Office 644 1841.

LHMChristmas cards are on sale after the service in the Fraser Hall (until 8 December).

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for Sunday Morning Tea Rota on 22nd December – see sheet in the Centenary Chapel.

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

BUTTONS for MESSY CHURCH –Pop donations in box marked ‘BUTTONS’ in halls please.

223 GLASGOW COMPANY BOYS’ BRIGADE CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY 2019

The B.B. boys will be delivering Christmas Cards within the Parish again this year. The collection box for them will be located in the vestibule of the church from Sunday 1st December until 10.30am on Sunday, 15th December and cards will be delivered as soon as possible thereafter. Please note that cards can only be delivered within the Parish boundaries as shown on the map on the front of the collection box and on the screen in the hall of friendship.

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.

GREENBANK CHURCH TRANSPORT provides a valuable service to enable passengers to attend Sunday morning worship. It operates with the help of a team of volunteer drivers who operate a 1 week in 5 rota. There is a need to recruit new drivers, if you would like to help, please see Mark Allan (Church Transport Convener) or contact 0141 638 3916.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDIES: St Aidan’s on 4 Wednesdays beginning on 27 November at 11am (Friends of the Holy Land) and The Overlee, Monday 25th November at 7.45pm (Alternativity discussions).

TO ENCOURAGE WORSHIP OUTSIDE OUR CHURCH WALLS this Advent, Mary, Joseph and the donkey from Greenbank’s Nativity Scene will journey from our church building in a story bag with 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 will be 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 Christmas Eve where they will be welcomed back to the Nativity Scene. For anyone wishing to take part a ‘signup’ sheet is now available in the Centenary Chapel.

A TIME TO REMEMBER SERVICE will be held in the Church on 8th December at 6.30pm to commemorate loved ones no longer with us at Christmas. During the service names of loved ones will be placed on a special Christmas Remembrance Tree which will remain in the church sanctuary that we all may know that this time of year belongs not only to us and our church, but also our loved ones as we journey together towards the One born for us at Christmas. Anyone who wishes to come to the service will be made very welcome. If you can’t manage along to the service but wish someone’s name to be placed on the tree, please record it in the Christmas Book of Remembrance in the Centenary Chapel.

REMINDER under GDPR, if you’re sending mail to lots of people you should send it to yourself and use Bcc for the other recipients so that they can’t access each other’s addresses. When using email, the Church Office will not reveal your email address to all other recipients.

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.

2019 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION – HUSTINGS MEETING organised by Eastwood Ecumenical Peace and Justice Forum, Thursday, 5TH December @7.30pm-9.30pm, Clarkston Halls; Chair Rev. Grant Barclay. See poster in halls for more details.

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