INTIMATIONS 26TH JANUARY

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INTIMATIONS SHEET 26TH JANUARY 2020

TEA AND COFFEE is served in the Fraser Hall after the service. All welcome.

THERE WILL BE AMEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY. Papers are now available in the Centenary chapel for those who have not received them by email.

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

THE ANNUAL SERVICE TO MARK HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY will take place at 6.30pm tonight, Sunday, 26th Januaryat theLodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell Street, Glasgow G1 5DT. All are welcome to attend this service.

Rev Wilma Pearson will talk to THE GUILD on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm about the very worthwhile work carried out in our city by the Street Pastors. All welcome.

MESSY CHURCH – The next Messy of the Session takes place on Friday, 31st January starting at 4pm in the church halls. If anyone would like to be added to the WhatsApp group or to be kept informed of what’s happening at this and future Messys, please send your mobile number and name to me at 07970192541. Subsequent Messy Church dates are: 28th February, 24th April and 5th June 2020. Lorna Preece & Karen Martin

SCRIPTURE UNION NOTES – There are several sample copies of SU notes [Jan to March 2020], including one A4 large type edition, available from the church office. If you are interested in using the notes please call in at the church office any morning except Wednesday, phone 644 1841 or email greenbank.office@tiscali.co.uk

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU all to our FIRST LUNCH OF THE YEAR which takes place this Friday, 31st January from 12noon till 1.15pm in the Fraser Hall. If you have not been before, why not come along on the 31st for a “bite, a cuppa, and some chat”? If you would like to join us but you need transport, please phone Jan on 258 4959 or Maureen on 639 5114 and a lift will be organised. A warm welcome will be waiting for you. The following Lunch Club will be held on Friday 28th February.

SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB – The Club meets in room A of the church halls, on the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting is on Saturday, 1st February when we read to the end of the book, ‘The Books of the Bible – The Prophets’. Meetings last 1 hour and breakfast refreshments are served form 8.45am for a 9am start. All welcome.

THE NEXT FILM SOCIETY SCREENING is on 10th February[please note the change from the date advertised in Good Neighbour]. The film to be screened is,, “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The Society meets at 7.30pm in the Session House.

You are invited to the 21STGREENBANK COLOUR CIRCLE ART EXHIBITION & SALE in aid of CHAS on Saturday 8th February from 10am to 2pm. As well as paintings to view and buy, there will be a tearoom in the Cowley Hall. Entry is £2 and includes a catalogue and the tearoom. We also hope to have volunteers from CHAS who will bring their stall of knitted goods.

SUNDAY MORNING TEA ROTA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2020 in the Centenary Chapel. If you can help please add your details opposite the date of your choice.

CO-OP FOOD SHARE: We have recently entered into a Food Share partnership with the Co-op across the road from the church. This partnership will help reduce the amount of food waste by making use of, or distributing items that can no longer be sold (mainly food that has reached its best before date). Anyone interested in getting involved please contact Steven Owens (Student Assistant Minister) after the service. Alternatively you can email Steven at: sowens@churchofscotland.org.uk

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

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS would be much appreciated. 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.

COSY CAFÉ VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for the new rota [March to June] if you can help on a Friday, 2.45pmtill 4pm once or twice in this 4 month period, contact the church office on 644 1841 or email: greenbank.office@tiscali.co.uk [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.

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBfundraising 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. New drivers required, if you would like to help, please see Mark Allan (Church Transport Convener) or contact 0141 638 3916.

ON THE NOTICEBOARD [Church Halls’ Corridor] see details of:

Confident Christianity Conference, Saturday 22nd February @ Maxwell Mearns Castle Church, 9.30am-4pm. Tickets £15/£10 Website: solas-cpc.org/event/Glasgow

CELEBRATE With Netherlee & Stamperland Churches – Stamperland’s 80 Years Of Service: Quiz on 25th January @7pm; Fiddlers’ Rally on 15th February @ 7.30pm [Ticket £8]; 80th Birthday Party on 22nd February @ 7pm; 80th Anniversary service on 23rd February @ 11.30am and 4th March @ 7.30pm Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir [Ticket £8 includes light refreshments] All taking place at Stamperland Church.

RUNWAY THEATRE COMPANY in ‘Big Fish’ 13-16 May, Eastwood Park Theatre & Christmas Pantomime 2020 ‘Mother Goose’, 9 to 12 December, The Mitchell Theatre.

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.

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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.