TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of Mr Ian Hendry of 8 Craighill Drive, Clarkston. Mr Hendry’s funeral took place on Friday 26th January at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mr Hendry’s family and friends in your prayers.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY. The Agenda and reports are now available in the Centenary chapel for those who have not received them by email.
DISTRICT ELDERS can now collect their communion invitations and Kirk Session Coffee Morning tickets from the front of the Centenary Chapel. Elders without districts and Associates should also collect their Coffee Morning tickets from the same location.
DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept please.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE [or a group of people] to take on the task of looking after Greenbank’s hall letting system. If you feel that this is something you could do or if you would like more information, please contact our Minister Jeanne (644 1395) or our Session Clerk, Derek Christie (638 0044)as soon as possible.
SUNDAY MORNING TEA/COFFEE ROTA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018 in the Centenary Chapel. If your organisation can offer its services for a few Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice. There are still plenty of dates to choose from!
LENT begins this year on 14th February. For Lent some people take the opportunity to take something on or to do something new that helps them focus on the central event of the Christian faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means to them. This year, in order to help us do that, I wondered if we might give House Groups a try so that in addition to the Greenbank Saturday morning group and the Wednesday night House Groups normally associated with Greenbank, we would need some more volunteers to host house groups on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights during Lent. If you feel that you [or a group of people] could host one of these House Group evenings please leave your name with Jane at the Church Office [644 1841]. Please note that you don’t need to have been involved in a house group before or have vast bible knowledge, you just have to be yourself!!! When a list of venues is known, everyone will be invited to sign up to a particular House Group, through the Sunday Moring intimation sheet and the church Facebook page. You can also leave your name at the church office saying which night you would prefer to attend, or put your name on the sign-up sheet in the Centenary Chapel in the Church. The bible study material being used has been compiled by ‘Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’, partnered with the HOPE organisation. Learning from Mark’s Gospel and from the lessons of prisoners, ex-prisoners and chaplains, this material is clear and accessible. The accompanying booklet is called ‘40 Stories Of Hope’, a collection of 40 remarkable testimonies from prisoners, ex-prisoners and prison chaplains who speak powerfully about life-changing encounters with Jesus. These stories can be read daily during Lent and, with the accompanying weekly House Groups, will offer us the opportunity to explore how we can find hope in Jesus, no matter who we are.
ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY SERVICE, which will take place at the Lodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell Street, on Sunday, 4th February at 6.30pm. The guest speaker this year is the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, the current Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. There will be an opportunity to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee after the service. I will have some space in my car if anyone requires transport. Alison Allan (638 3916)
REQUEST FROM CHURCH HOUSE – St Francis in the East Church and Church House are planning a Messy Church Programme starting in February 2018, and need volunteers from congregations to help with activities such as arts and crafts. Meetings will run from 4 – 6pm on the following Saturdays: 10 February, 9 June, 15 September and 10 November 2018. Volunteers are asked to contact Margaret McLellan of the Community Responsibility Committee (0141 639 6853 / email@example.com).
WHAT’S ON IN GREENBANK
THE NEXT MESSY CHURCH takes place on Friday, 2nd February, 4pm – 6pm. To book a place or offer help, please phone/text Lorna Preece at 07970192541 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR GOOD FRIEND, BILL STEIN, will be visiting THE GUILD on Wednesday afternoon to tell us of his experiences climbing the Munros. A warm welcome to any interested members of the congregation.
FRIENDSHIP CAFE meets on a Friday at 10am in the Fraser Hall, except on the last Friday of the month when you are invited to the Lunch club instead. All are most welcome to both activities. Blair Miller (577 5449)
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will be held on Monday, 5th February at 7.30pm in the Session House., when the comedy western, “The Sheepman”, will be shown. This highly entertaining movie is part of our Shirley MacLaine retrospective and co-stars Glenn Ford. All welcome.
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 telephone 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 on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.
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 halls’ entrance.
NB: IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE, VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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