CAMBUSLANG PARISH CHURCH
Sunday 4 December at 10.30am
Second 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!
4 December 2022:
The Second Sunday of Advent Year A
Welcome and Announcements
Lighting the Advent Candle
Hymn 334 On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry
Prayers of Approach, Confession and Supplication
Deacon Karen Hamilton
The Lord’s Prayer (said together)
A Moment with the Children
Hymn 804 You shall go out with joy sung twice
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
Gospel reading: Matthew 3:1-12
read by Jeanette Alexander
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Invitation to the Sacrament
Hymn 655 For your generous providing
During which the offering is brought forward
Words of Institution
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Sharing the Bread and Wine
please take the bread and wine when indicated
Prayers of Intercession Deacon Karen Hamilton
Hymn 472 Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Dismissal and Blessing
Amen, amen, alleluia, amen
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 Guild will meet on Monday 5 December and the theme is ‘Christmas is Coming.’ This will begin with Carols and Readings for Advent, followed by making decorations for the Christmas tree. All welcome.
The Neighbourly will meet on Wednesday 7 December at 2.15pm in the Small Hall where Miss Shona Jenkins is going to speak. All welcome.
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 TREE FESTIVAL Saturday 10 December
Christmas Carol Singalong Coffee Morning & Christmas Tree Festival, 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. The events ends with a Carol Service at 3pm.
Heavenly Elevenses – Due to unforeseen prior commitments Heavenly Elevenses will now be held on Tuesday 13 December at 11.15am rather than Tuesday 6 December.
Lodging House Mission Carol Service Thursday 15 December, 2.30 pm at the Lodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell St. Guest Speaker: Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly & Mission Voices followed by tea/coffee. All welcome.
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.
Working with the Primary Schools in our Parish – We, as school chaplains, work in partnership with Reachout Trust at assemblies and various workshops throughout the year In Cairns, James Aiton and Westcoats Primary Schools. We will be delivering the Easter Code workshop on the 6th, 9th and 24th March 2023 and we are looking for members of the congregation to help the Chaplaincy Team. If you are interested in helping at this or any other of the workshops you would require to hold a PVG from Disclosure Scotland. If you would like more information, then please speak to Deacon Karen Hamilton (07514402612, ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@notlimaHK) or Susan Young, Safeguarding Coordinator (07710783275,ku.gro.hcruhchsirapgnalsubmacnull@gnidraugefascpc).
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
Gift Service – NEXT SUNDAY 11 December 2022
This year the gifts will be shared between two projects:
CAMGLEN FAMILY SUPPORT HUB – 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, jewellery, 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.
Worship this Week
Tuesday 6 December, 11.45am: Tuesday service
Saturday 10 December, 3pm: Carol Service following the Christmas Tree Festival (see above)
Sunday 11 December, 10.30am: The Third Sunday in Advent Christmas Gift Service- bring your gifts for Barnardo’s 16+ and Camglen Family Support Club (see above).
Sunday 18 December 10.30am – Nativity Play
Christmas and New Year at Cambuslang Parish Church
Saturday 24 December: Christmas Eve
All Age service 6.30pm
A service for all the family to welcome Christmas
Watchnight service 11.30pm
Midnight carol service
Sunday 25 December: Christmas Day
All Age service 10.30am
For all the family! Come along and bring your presents!
Sunday 1 January: New Year’s Day
Morning Worship 10.30am
A chance to reflect on the first day of 2023
Sunday 8 January
Parish Grouping Joint Service
Joint worship, with Holy Communion, with our friends from Flemington Hallside. NB (time and venue to be confirmed)
Everyone is welcome to all our services!
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