Church Service Intimations


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 one of our members, Mr David Whitlock of 12 Aidan’s View, Aidan’s Brae, Clarkston. Mr Whitlock’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday 2nd October here at Greenbank at 12.45pm and thereafter at 2pm at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mr Whitlock’s family and friends in your prayers.

THIS MORNING WE WELCOME BACK Rev. James Whyte who will be conducting our worship and also Andrew Thorne who will be accompanying our service on the organ.

OUR MINISTER WILL BE ON ANNUAL LEAVEuntil 17th October. If you require the services of a minister during this time or have any pastoral requests please contact either our Session Clerk, Mr Derek Christie (638 0044) or our Depute Session Clerk, Mr Peter Liddell (638 7870) in the first instance.

MINUTES OF THE KIRK SESSION MEETING held on Sunday, 23rd September are now available in the Centenary Chapel for those members of Session 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.

COMMUNION INVITATIONS for the 4th November Communion are now ready for uplift from the front of the Centenary Chapel. The letters for the Financial Appeal for each district are bundled together with the invitation envelope. Please uplift as soon as possible.

THE RECENT KIRK SESSION PHOTO should be ordered and paid for by today. Please see Anne Jaap for further information.

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.

CHURCH TRANSPORT – There is currently an urgent need for a driver for the Greenbank Church transport rota. The duty would involve picking up passengers 1 week in 6 and bringing them to and from the Sunday morning service. Passengers greatly appreciate this facility, without which many would not be able to attend church regularly. If you can help, please contact Mark Allan on 638 3916.

CHRISTMAS FAIR 10TH NOVEMBER, 10AM-1PM: A meeting for all organisations/helpers has been arranged for Wednesday, 3rd October at 7.30pm in Room A. Any representative/helper or anyone wanting to help on the day, please come along. Eleanor and Anna.

CLARKSTON-STAMPERLAND CANCER RESEARCH UK is holding a Coffee Afternoon on Saturday 6th October 1-4pm in Greenbank Church Halls. Various stalls, face painting, raffle (donations gratefully received). Tea room serving cream teas £4; Kids cream tea £2. All proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. For more information call Ann McInnes 07801948508.

CHRISTIAN AID SPONSORED SWIM – The annual sponsored swim will take place on Saturday 6th October at Eastwood swimming pool from 6pm – 7.30pm. Sponsor forms are available from the Hall of friendship, and from Mark Allan (638 3916) and Ron Livingston (639 2798). Please lend your support to this fun event by taking part or by sponsoring one or more of our participants. Thank you once again in anticipation of your support for Christian Aid. Mark Allan.


MESSY CHURCH FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 4PM – 6PM – To book a place or offer help, please phone/text Lorna Preece at 07970192541 or email:

ENJOY KNITTING? Want to learn to knit, or new to knitting? Whatever your expertise, my new Tuesday night knitting class is for you. Classes take place from 7.15pm – 8.45pmon Tuesday nights in Room A. Cost £8 per class. Block booking discount available. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Helen Howard on or 07929 984873 or visit my Facebook page – Knitting For All: Clarkston & Giffnock. Looking forward to seeing you there.

THE GUILD meets on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm. The speaker will be Emma Timney from Morrison’s supermarket.

FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ resumes on Friday 5th October between 10am and 11ish, new customers or helpers very welcome. Enjoy some coffee or tea and our speciality toasted fruit loaf with butter. The café meets each Friday except for the last Friday of each month when the Lunch Club is in operation. Blair Miller (577 5449)

GREENBANK FILM SOCIETY will meet on Monday, 8th October at 7.30pm in the Session House when the film ‘Places in the Heart’ will be shown. This movie, set in Texas during the Depression, won the Best Actress Oscar for Sally Field. All welcome.

The final walk of the season of GREENBANK WALKING GROUP to Whitelees Windfarm will take place on Saturday 13th October. Meet at the Church at 10.30 am. If you are able to come contact Grace Paterson on 638 6350.

GOOD MONEY WEEK – The annual open meeting will be held on Monday 8th October at 7.30pm in Newton Mearns Baptist Church.
Speakers this year are from Rathbone Investment Management, Christians against Poverty and Christian Aid. Topics include ethical investment and responsible use of money. Everyone is welcome.

NEW WORLD MISSION STAMP APPEAL – You can raise money for World Mission just by saving your used postage stamps! Why not encourage your congregation, friends and family to collect too? It’s a simple way to recycle and help World Mission partner projects.

In 2017/18 the Appeal will support the Giffen Institute of Theology, Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCSS). The Institute trains 75% of PCSS ministers, playing a vital role in educating and equipping students for ministry. Due to violence in South Sudan over the last few years the Institute has twice had to relocate to ensure the safety of staff and students. Sadly, this has meant many of its resources were lost. Now re-established in a refugee camp in Kenya, the Institute needs to rebuild its resources, including replacing the books lost when its library was burned down. Your used stamps can help ensure the Institute’s work training the future ministers of South Sudan continues. You can drop stamps off at Glasgow Presbytery Office or stamps can also be handed in at Greenbank church office or put in the collection boxes at the doors of the church.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA: Volunteers are required forthe whole of December. If you or your organisation can help for one or more Sundays please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice on the rota in the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

SUNDAY CLUB – The Sunday Club needs your help to ensure we have enough adults each week for the number of young people we have in our various sections! If you would be willing to help out regularly, occasionally, or on a rota basis, please speak to any of the Sunday Club leaders, or Helen Howard, or contact Helen on 585 7909 or

ALL CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS ATTENDING THE CHURCH (INCLUDING VISITORS) ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN WITH JAM, THE SUNDAY CLUB OR THE CRÈCHE. JAM (for teenagers) leave church when directed to do so by the minister after the young people’s address to continue in the room above the vestry (leave through door in the Centenary Chapel). SUNDAY CLUB (for children aged 3 years to 11 years) leave church when directed to do so by the minister after the young people’s address to continue in the church halls.

THE CRÈCHE (for children under 3 years of age) meet in Crèche Room (room C) behind the stage in the church halls, for the duration of the service, on Sundays when the Sunday Club is on.

Children and young people wishing to remain in church for the duration of the service are also most welcome to do so.

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday evenings 6.30pm-9.30pm during term time. Please email if you feel you are able to give up a Saturday evening, even if it’s one evening per year.

EAGLESHAM COMMUNITY CLUB, Carswell Centre, Montgomery Street, Eaglesham, 2pm to 4pm. 2nd October: History of Pollok House.

GIFFNOCK SOUTH’S FUN QUIZ NIGHT – At Giffnock South Parish Church, Saturday 3rd November at 7pm for 7.30pm, In aid of the Isobel Mair School. Ticket, £6 (BYOB) from Giffnock South office or Elaine Clarke (07590439808) email:

THEFLOWER LIST FOR 2018 is available on the transept windowsill. Anyone wishing to donate flowers is invited to add their name at the date of their choice.

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 any time during the week.


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