CAMBUSLANG PARISH CHURCH
Sunday 27th November at 10.30 am: First Sunday in Advent
Our worship is led by Deacon Karen Hamilton and the Rev Peter Nimmo
Scottish Charity Number: SC000061
Welcome to worship, it’s good to see you!
27 November 2022: First Sunday of Advent Year A
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting the Advent Candle
Hymn 273 O come, O come, Emmanuel
Prayers of Approach, Confession and Supplication
The Lord’s Prayer (said together)
A Moment with the Children
Hymn Mission Praise 242 Hosanna, hosanna – sung twice
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 2:1-5
Gospel reading: Matthew 24.36-44 read by Katharina Nimmo
Hymn 279 Make way, make way
During which the offering is brought forward
Prayers of Dedication Thanksgiving and Intercession Deacon Karen Hamilton
Hymn 476 Mine eyes have seen the glory
Dismissal and Blessing
Amen, amen, alleluia, amen
Church Family News
Our Minister, Peter, continues to be on a phased return. He is undertaking limited duties. For all pastoral matters, please contact Deacon Karen Hamilton (07514402612).
The Remembering Banner – For those who wish to have a ribbon added to the Remembering Banner to commemorate a loved one please see Linda Neeson at the end of the service this morning.
Remembering service – today at 3pm in CPC – This parish grouping service is for anyone who has lost a loved one and would like to remember them in a Christian context.
Retiring Offering – The retiring offering in aid of the Pakistan floods raised the grand sum of £291.32. This will be sent to Presbytery of Glasgow for the Hyderabad Appeal as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who donated.
Fellowship Team will meet on Tuesday 29 November at 7.30pm in the Morriston Room
The Neighbourly will be meeting on Wednesday 30 November at 2.15pm in the Small Hall where Healthy’n’Happy are going to speak about Nutrition. All are welcome.
Walking Group – Our next walk is on Saturday 3 December. The destination is Largs, and the walk is a circular of just under 8 miles. The walk takes in the Promenade at Largs then up a country road and on to a farm track. Finally a short climb will take us to the top of Knock Hill, this will give terrific views over the Clyde towards Bute and Cumbrae. Knock Hill is not very high; however the last 150 feet is quite steep. The return is mostly along a country road. Those who are going should meet outside the Church at 8:30 am, travel will be in shared cars.
Freewill Offering Envelopes – The Freewill Offering Envelopes for 2023 are available for uplifting in the Church Vestibule. If your set of envelopes is not there or if you would like a set or if you no longer require a set you should contact David Black. Some people will notice that their FWO number has changed, this is due to us reducing the number of sets of envelopes to save waste and reduce the cost. On behalf of the Church I would like to thank all those who make regular offerings using FWO envelopes.
Christmas Carol Singalong Coffee Morning & Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 10 December, 10 am-12 noon (coffee morning) and into the afternoon (Christmas Tree Festival). You don’t have to be a good singer, you only have to put on your happy face and enjoy singing traditional Christmas carols and songs between cups of coffee or tea and freshly baked pancakes, toasted fruit bread and warm mince pies. In the Sanctuary, you can visit the beautiful Christmas Trees decorated by pupils from the local primary schools and members of our church organisations. We would absolutely love it to see as many people as possible join with us to get Christmas off to a great start. No tickets, but we would be grateful for a small donation which will go to Church and Pastoral Care Team funds.
Short course for elders and local leaders at Trinity College, Glasgow University –from 23 January to 27 March on Monday evenings, 7-9 pm. This course explores the role of local leaders in the Church of Scotland and other Reformed churches. It examines how changed circumstances and the mission calling of the church reshapes the calling and tasks of elders and local leaders in the congregation, and what this looks like, especially in the midst of difficult church change. Participants will reflect on their own experience and calling, and the course will introduce approaches and tools to enhance their contribution in the church. Email moc.liamgnull@wogsalGegelloCytinirT to register interest, application closes on 7 December. There are also some other courses. If you would like more information on any of them please contact Peter.
The Prayer Tree is situated inside the main door entrance, for anyone in the church and community who wishes to add a prayer to it. ‘Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you.’ Jeremiah 29 v12
Upcoming Services and Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 29 November, 11.45am: Tuesday service
Sunday 4 December, 10.30am: The Second Sunday in Advent – with Holy CommunionWorship leaders, Rev Peter Nimmo and Deacon Karen Hamilton, all welcome
Saturday 10 December [morning] – Christmas songs and carols singalong with tea, coffee and home baking.
Saturday 10 December [all day] – Christmas Tree festival
Saturday 10 December – Community Carol Concert 3pm
Sunday 11 December – Christmas Gift Service; gifts for children, younger adults and adults will be welcomed and donated to Barnardo’s 16+ (16-25) and Camglen Family Support Club who support parents, & children (0-18).
Sunday 18 December – Nativity Play
Saturday 24 December – services tbc
Sunday 25 December – Family worship
Sunday 8 January – Parish Grouping service
Katharina will be delighted to receive your intimations by Tuesday at 6pm each week for inclusion on the Order of Service. ylimaf.omminnull@anirahtak
Minister: The Rev Peter W Nimmo 0141 586 2126 ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@ommiNP
Please note, Rev Nimmo is currently on a phased return to work.
For pastoral matters please contact Karen Hamilton, our Deacon or the church office.
Church Office: 0141 642 9271
Session Clerk: ku.gro.hcruhchsirapgnalsubmacnull@krelcnoisses
GIFT SERVICE – SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2022
This year the gifts will be shared between two projects –
CAMGLEN FAMILY SUPPORT HUB –
Cambuslang Rutherglen Family support Hub is based at the Cambuslang Family Centre.
The vision for the family support hubs is to Provide a preventative, no wrong door response to requests for assistance and child police concern reports made to social work. Our aim is to Support families to engage with universal services, community resources and early intervention even if they don’t meet the threshold for social work intervention. When required we will provide the whole family with support from pregnancy until 18 to help families thrive and stay together safely. And we will Work closely with partners to ensure children and young people in need of care or protection are safeguarded.
The following are suggestions for gifts:
NEW GAMES OR TOYS SUITABLE FROM BIRTH TO APPROXIMATELY 15 YEARS AND GIFTS SUITABLE FOR PARENTS
BARNARDO’S 16+ (Leaving Care Project). The following is a list of suggestions for gifts for male or female, 17 to 25years approx.:
DEODORANTS, PERFUMES, AFTERSHAVE, COSMETICS, JEWELLARY, PJ’s, SOCKS, VOUCHERS, SLIPPERS, GAMES, CHOCOLATES, SELECTION BOXES AND PHONE CHARGERS
ANY OTHER ITEMS SUITABLE FOR AGE GROUPS AS NOTED ABOVE
PLEASE DO NOT WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN WRAPPING PAPER – A GIFT BAG WOULD BE IDEAL.
Thank you for your continued support.