Cambuslang Parish Church

26 March at 10.30 am: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Our worship is led by the Rev Peter W Nimmo

& Karen Hamilton DCS

Scottish Charity Number:    SC000061

Welcome to worship, it’s good to see you!

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship please say together the words in bold

Let us begin this day by rejoicing!

The Lord has done

such wonderful things for us.

Let us be glad!          

(from Psalm 126)

Hymn CMP 1072 In Christ alone

Prayers of Approach, Confession and Supplication

The Lord’s Prayer (said together)

Children’s Time

Hymn 493 It’s me, it’s me O Lord

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21

Gospel reading: John 12:1-8 read by Fiona Tennent


Reflective music

Hymn 724 Christ’s is the world in which we move

During which the offering is brought forward

Prayers of Dedication, Thanksgiving and Intercession

using the response:

Lord, through your love: transform our lives.

Hymn 159 Lord, for the years

Dismissal and Blessing

Amen, amen, alleluia, amen

Please stand, if you are able, as the Bible leaves

Worship this Week at Cambuslang Parish Church

28 March: Tuesday service at 11.45am

Sunday 2 April – Palm and Passion Sunday: 10.30am

Welcome Team: Linda & Tony Neeson, Helen Nisbet, Myra Paterson

Tea Team: E Ferguson, A Inglis, I Allison, J Ferguson

Everyone is welcome to all our services!

Church Family News

For information on any items please call the Church Office: 0141 642 9271

Sunday Club for children aged 3 years old to Primary 7 meets in our halls following the Children’s Time- all children welcome if they wish. If you have younger children, feel free to stay in church with them, but if you need to leave, the Welcome Area at the main door is available.

Flowers to Decorate the Cross: It has become a tradition in our Church to decorate the Cross for Easter Sunday. Everyone has been given a flower and we ask that you write on the green leaf:

  • the name of a person who needs prayer or
  • a concern for the World

We will collect your flower at the end of the service and they will be used to transform the Cross for Easter Sunday. Thank you- Worship Committee.

The Guild will be holding their annual Daffodil Tea on Monday 27 March at 2pm. There will be a Bring and Buy and a Craft stall plus a Jewellery stall [new and keenly priced items] as well as a Raffle. Afternoon Tea will be served. Tickets are now on sale priced £5.00.

40 day Easter Egg challenge: The Lodging House Mission has launched an appeal for Easter Eggs for their service users and for men and women who are living in hostels in our city. The LHM brings Christian hope and support to some of the most vulnerable people who live precarious lives on the streets. As we anticipate Easter and the joy of the resurrection can we bring hope and joy to those who are struggling? Can we collect 40 Easter Eggs to donate to the LHM in time for Easter? Any size egg would be welcomed. Hilary Mcdougall will collect the eggs and pass them on to the Chaplain at the LHM. Thank you!

Flowers in the church: The Flower Team would like to thank everyone who has donated Flowers each Sunday over the years. Flowers enhance the beauty of the Church and bring pleasure to those who receive them after worship. There are a few vacant Sundays and if you feel able to contribute to our flower donations please speak to Mrs Anne Boyd.  Thank you.

Easter Holiday Club: Looking for something for the children during the Easter holidays? Reachout trust are holding an Easter Holiday Club on 3-4 April in Flemington Hallside Church from 9.30am-4.30pm. There will be outdoor games, crafts and stories. Snacks and lunch will be provided. To sign-up for the Easter holiday club use the link below: or contact Deacon Karen Hamilton.

The Real Easter Egg: Are you wanting to give a nice Fairtrade chocolate egg with the story about easter? We have an order form in the vestibule to put down your order. For more information have a look at our colourful posters that are around the building or please speak to Karen Hamilton or Susan Young. This is the last day to order your eggs. Please check the order form to ensure you have ordered what you require. Payment should be made either this week or next week. Thank you.

Easter Sunday Breakfast: We hope that you will be able to join us for breakfast in the church following the service in the park. To assist us with catering please add your name to the sign-up sheets which will be available in the welcome area and the large hall this week and next week.

Boiled egg decoration competition: On Easter Sunday there will be a competition for EVERY age group, so get your thinking caps on. It has to be a Holy Week/ Easter theme. Prizes for each age group. More details will follow.

Plant Sale: The Fundraising Group will be holding a plant sale again this year on Saturday 13 May from 10am until 1pm.
In addition to the plants there will be other activities (particularly suitable for children) organised by the Scouts. More details will follow but meantime please put the date in your diary!

Seniors Communion Service A special Communion for “senior” members and friends of the Cambuslang Parish Church will be held on Thursday, 27th April 2023 at 2.00pm. Tea, coffee and delicious homemade scones, pancakes etc will be served in the hall after the service. Due to the cost of postage, we regret that invitations will not be posted out for this, or future events organised by the Pastoral Care Team. Invitations have been inserted into today’s bulletin and will be in the bulletin next Sunday also. However, if anyone knows of someone who would like to attend this service, more invitations are available in the Welcome Area. Your help in passing on invitations to others would be much appreciated. Completed tear-off slips attached to invitations can be handed to any member of the Pastoral Care Team, sent into the Church Office or dropped into the box in the Welcome Area marked “Pastoral Care Team Seniors’ Communion” by Sunday 23rd April. For more information, please call the Church Office.

Walking Group: The next walk is on Saturday 1st April.  This walk is from Overtoun to Doughnut Hill and possibly on to Meikle White Hill, the return will pass by Black Lynn Reservoir where there will be an option to go via a path back to Overtoun or to return along the Lang Craggs and down to Overtoun.  This is not a long walk and should be between 5 and 6 miles. Those interested in going should meet outside the Church at 8:30 am, travel is in shared cars.

Church office: To contact the office, please phone or visit the office when it is open- every Thursday from 10am to 4pm. Alternatively, please call 0141 642 9271 or email ku.gro.hcruhchsirapgnalsubmacnull@eciffo.

Halls Convenor: please send any enquiries about hall bookings etc to moc.duolcinull@llaguodcm.bob.

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. You can write your prayer on one of the supplied labels, and either put it on the tree or into the prayer box. The ministry team will look at the prayers regularly and pray for you. ‘Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you.’ (Jeremiah 29.12).

Katharina Nimmo will be delighted to receive your announcements by Tuesday at 6pm this week for inclusion in the Order of Service: ylimaf.omminnull@anirahtak


Minister: The Rev Peter W Nimmo 0141 586 2126 ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@ommiNP

Deacon: Karen Hamilton DCS

ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@notlimaHK 07514402612

Worship for Holy Week and Easter

Monday in Holy Week (3 April) Stations of the Cross at St Bride’s Catholic Church, 7pm

Tuesday in Holy Week (4 April) Service at Stonelaw Church, 7pm

Wednesday in Holy Week (5 April) Service at Stonelaw Church, 7pm

Maundy Thursday (6 April) Reflective service with Communion, Cambuslang Parish Church, 7pm

Good Friday (7 April) Reflective service, Flemington Hallside Parish Church, 7pm

Easter Sunday (9 April)

9am- All-Age service in Cambuslang Park. Please meet at the play park at the Cairns Road entrance at 9am.

9.45am (approx.) Easter breakfast at the church, following the park service.

10.30am Easter Sunday service in the church