Church Service Intimations

TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.

TODAY WE WELCOME the friends and family of Lorna and Doug and their daughter, Sophie Clare Buchan. Sophie will be baptised this morning. We pray that as Sophie seeks to follow Jesus, she will know His love and presence in her life.

KIRK SESSION MINUTES of the meeting of 9 April are available in the Centenary Chapel for those who do not receive them by email.

DISTRICT ELDERS – Communion invitations are now ready for delivery and can be uplifted from the front of the Centenary Chapel.

              PETER HOWARD is giving the Organ Concert in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday 12th May at 1pm.

THE CHURCH OFFICCE will be open on Thursday and Friday of next week, 9.15am to 1.45pm.


ARTICLES FOR THE JUNE EDITION OF GOOD NEIGHBOUR should be received a couple of days earlier than usual on Friday 11th May at the Church Office or send to Alison at: as printing week coincides with the secretary’s holiday.

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

CHURCH TRANSPORT – The church transport service provides a regular lift to the Sunday morning service for passengers who would otherwise find this difficult. Currently there is a need for volunteer drivers, who would be required to take part in a rota of one week in six at present. If you think you could help with this worthwhile activity, please contact Mark Allan on 638 3916 or see me after the service.

MALAWI 2018 – Fundraising ‘Music Party Night’ at Lesser Hampden on Friday 11th May from 7.30pm with entertainment and a light supper.   Our Minister, Jeanne, Rev Catherine Beattie and Mr George Watson from Queen’s Park Football Club who are accompanying Williamwood High School to Ekwendeni in Malawi on 6th June hope to raise money that will enable them to further the work and care of children in the Ekwendeni area and would be greatly appreciate any offers of help and support.   There will be a Tombola and Raffle and anyone who would like to donate an item should leave them at the church office, or with Greenbank’s Church Officer John Meek or contact the minister at Tickets for the fundraising evening are available from Jeanne or at the church office at a cost of £10.

ONCE IN MALAWI, amongst other things, the group will be rebuilding 3 classrooms blocks at Ekwendeni Primary School, run an after school club for all children in the community and offer a football coaching and community programme.    Each person travelling with the group has been allocated two 23kg bags.  Ekwendeni hospital and the Ekwendeni HIV/AIDs programme have been contacted to find out what most needed items the Williamwood could bring with them for the benefit of the whole community.   The following items have been requested; menstrual cups, children’s underwear; adult and paediatric analgesics [e.g. paracetamol, aspirin, ibroprofen], vitamin b complex, other first aids items, hospital theatre hats, face masks and disposable gowns.  [The hospital has also supplied a comprehensive list of hospital drugs and other hospital supplies required each month – if you think you might be able to help with this particular request please contact Jeanne Roddick at who will be happy to send you the list]. The school also hopes to start a Community Cinema Club in Ekwendeni and would appreciate any donations of DVDs that anyone might have so that they can put together a library of films before they leave. If you think you might be able to help please leave any items at Greenbank Church office, with Greenbank’s Church Officer or at Greenbank Manse by the 31st May.

       CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year is from 13th-19th May. Volunteers are needed to fulfil our target of visiting every home within the Parish to carry out door to door collections. If you would like to be a collector, please come to the Fraser Hall following the service on 13th May where you will receive an envelope containing all you will need to collect within your allocated district. Donations should be returned to the church on Friday 18th May between 7pm and 9pm, or on Tuesday 22nd May between 7pm and 8pm. Volunteers are also required to count the donations on these evenings. Please consider supporting Christian Aid either by collecting or by helping with the count. There will be a ‘Big Brekkie’ event following the morning service on 13th May when you will be able to enjoy a bacon roll and pancakes with your Tea or coffee. A donation to Christian Aid would be greatly appreciated. This was a great success last year and we hope you enjoy it once again. Your support during Christian Aid week will make a difference to those in greatest need. Mark Allan 638 3916

EVERYONE IS INVITED to the EIGHT HEART AND SOUL 2018Sunday 20th May, 12.30pm – 6pm.

Sunday Club members and their families are welcome to join us at our new FAMILY STAGE where we will be hosting a giant picnic (bring your piece) with Fischy music, games, stories and lots of fun from 12.30pm – 3pm.

AN “IN CONVERSATION” TENT, will feature interesting talks from Sally Magnusson; Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood OBE with Louise MacDonald (Young Scot); Ross Greer MSP with Very Rev Dr Derek Browning and Robin Downie; Anna Magnusson with Rev Dr Margaret Forrester; and Scots in Great War London Group. Church Elder and BBC’s Hugh Pym will host. Also 60 congregations and exhibitors share their work and ministry; Main Stage programme, and a massive worship service at 5pm in the Ross Bandstand.

FREE YOUTH EVENT IN PRINCES STREET GARDENS on Saturday 19th  May from 7-9pm, as part of the Year of Young People and in in collaboration with Powerpoint Scotland. The event will feature the Christian EDM group LZ7, and a mix of live music, enthusiastic & exciting worship and fellowship. Visit our website or see the posters on the noticeboards in the church hall.

CLARKSTON CHURCHES TOGETHER – PENTECOST QUIZat Stamperland Parish Church on Sunday 20th May starting at 4.30pm when there’ll be some light hearted questions, with picture and music rounds, party food, and a prize appropriate to the occasion. No need to come as part of a team, and no need for too much by way of grey matter either. Donations to Christian Aid. This is a family friendly event.



A PRAYERS FOR HEALING SERVICE will take place in the CHURCH at 6.30pm tonight – all welcome. Prayer requests can be written on the pew cards and inserted in the Prayer Box at the front door of the church.

STATED ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION ‘Celebrating The Blessings Of 2017/18’ Intimation is hereby given and an invitation is extended to all members of the congregation to ‘The 133rd Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation’ on Sunday 13th May 2018 after church. This will be a S.A.M. with a difference! It will take place in conjunction with Christian Aid’s Big Brekkie – the fundraising ‘brunch’ that marks the beginning of Christian Aid week. All groups & organisations within Greenbank have already been invited to make a display of the things that they believe are worth celebrating and which reveal how God has been good to them in 2017/18. Copies of Greenbank’s Financial Accounts for 2017 will be available and the Treasurer will be in attendance to answer any questions. Greenbank’s Legacy work will be on display & representatives from the Legacy Group will be present to answer questions.

If you can help at the SUNDAY CLUB PLANT SALE on Saturday 12th May, 9.30am-12noon, please add your name to the chart in the halls.

THE SHAWL MINISTRY GROUP meets on Saturday 12th May at 10.30am in Room A. Anyone who would like to come along is warmly invited. We have coffee, knit and chat before offering a closing blessing on any completed items before being sent to recipients. The group would be delighted to receive shawls or muffs if you can’t manage the meetings; wool & patterns are on the table outside the office.

THE NEXT OUTING OF THE GREENBANK WALKING GROUP is to The Falls of Clyde on Saturday 19th May leaving the church at 9.30am.This is one of our favourite walks along a beautiful 7 mile part of the river. Please confirm to Allan or Ishbel McLaren on 639 5848 if you intend to come.



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