Cambuslang Parish Church

21 May 2023 at 10.30 am: Ascension Sunday

Illustration from Maximino Cerezo Barredo, Latin America

Our worship is led by the Rev Peter W. Nimmo

and Deacon Karen Hamilton

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

Christian Copyright Licence Number 203002

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

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Hymn CMP 1227 The splendour of the King (How great is our God)

Prayers of Approach, Confession and Supplication

The Lord’s Prayer (said together)

Time with the Children

Children’s Prayer

Hymn 443 He is Lord

First New Testament Reading: Acts 1:1-14

Gospel reading: John 17:1-11

read by Margaret Black


Reflective music

Hymn CMP 1022 Above all powers

During which the offering is brought forward

Prayers of Dedication, Thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn 459 Crown him with many crowns

Dismissal and Blessing

Amen, amen, alleluia, amen

As the Bible is taken out, we sing:

Hymn 531 My Jesus, my saviour

Church Family News

For information on any items please contact the Church Office 0141 642 9271 (Thursdays 10am-4pm) ku.gro.hcruhchsirapgnalsubmacnull@eciffo

Sunday Club for children aged 3 years old to Primary 7 meets in our halls following the Children’s Time – all children welcome! 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.

Kirk Session members please note that the envelopes for Communion and a letter to the congregation are in your pigeonholes today.

The Plant Sale raised £1743.00 for Church funds on Saturday 13 May. It truly was a community event enjoyed by all. This would not have been possible without the help of: The tireless Fellowship Team, The Girls Brigade, The Scouts, Browns Nursery, Golding’s Nursery and the Redoubtable Linda and Nigel Wunch. The Fundraising Committee thank everyone who came and everyone who helped make this such a success.

Exploring Faith? Thinking about joining the church? If you would like to know more about Christianity, please get in touch with our minister, Peter. He hopes to get a few people together to explore the Christian faith and whether they would like to become members of the church. It would also be nice to have a few people who are already members to come along to encourage the new folk! Contact Peter at 0141 586 2126 or email ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@omminp.

2nd Cambuslang Girls’ Brigade will be holding their Parents Night and Prize-giving on Monday 22 of May at 7pm in the Church Hall. This will be an informal evening this year, to show parents and friends a little about what we do on a Monday night. A warm welcome to any friends that would like to attend. Instead of a monetary collection, we are collecting items to be sent to the local Foodbank. This was part of the badge work on a Monday night. 

Walking Group: The first evening walk of the season will take place on Tuesday 23 May. After a short drive to Auldhouse we will embark on a pleasant stroll along some country roads, a distance of around 4 miles. This is a fairly flat walk and hopefully the weather will be kind. Travel is in shared cars, those interested in going should meet outside the Church at 6.30 pm.

Summer Outing: The Fellowship Team is planning an all-age summer outing to the newly re-opened David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre on Sunday 11 June after the morning service. The Centre has extensive grounds with walks, nature trails and children’s activities. There is also a café and gift shop, and an indoor space will be available if the weather is poor. You can bring your own picnic or have lunch in the café. Travel will be by train or car-share. If you would like to come, please add your name to the sign-up sheet available in the Welcome Area. Entrance to the grounds is free, but there is a charge if you wish to visit the exhibition.

Seniors’ Visit to The Burrell Collection: The Pastoral Care Team will be arranging a visit by coach to the beautifully renovated Burrell Collection Museum in Pollok Park on Monday 19 June, leaving the church at 1.30pm and returning to the church about 5pm for a time of fellowship and a fish supper for everyone. You can visit the café in their own time and pay for their snack and tea or coffee.  Fish suppers free of charge. Invitation inside today’s Order of Service or pick up one for a friend from the tables in the Welcome Area. Please return reply slips by Sunday 11 June.

Training afternoon: lights…sound…action!! A training session for those interested in learning how to set up the hall as a theatre and operate the lights and sound systems on Saturday 27 May, 12-3 pm. If sound and lighting systems within a theatrical context is something which interests you, grab this opportunity to learn more and become part of the team. Contact Bob McDougall for more information.

Foodbank: A big thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank by donating. The items most needed this month are: UHT milk, cereals, tinned meat, tinned fruit and sugar.

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 for inclusion in the Order of Service: ylimaf.omminnull@anirahtak

Worship this Week at Cambuslang Parish Church

23 May: Tuesday service at 11.45am

Sunday 28 May: Pentecost:10.30am

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

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


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

Deacon: Karen Hamilton DCS  07514402612 ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@notlimaHK