Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 3 September 2023 at 10.30am: Proper 17

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Our worship is led by the Rev John McPake

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Hymn 622 We sing a love (Woodlands)

Prayers of Approach, Confession and Supplication

Children’s Address

Hymn 251 I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord)

During which children may leave for Sunday Club

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 3: 1-15

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16: 21-28 Read by Jan Ritchie


Reflective Music

Invitation to the Sacrament

Communion Hymn 19 Ye gates (St George’s (Edinburgh))

Offering & Dedication

Words of Institution

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving & Lord’s Prayer

The Communion

The Peace

Hymn 113 God the Father of Creation (Cwm Rhondda)

Dismissal and Blessing

Amen, amen, alleluia, amen

As the Bible is taken out, we sing:

Recessional Hymn CMP 1157 Behold the Lamb

Church Family News

For information on any items please contact the Church Office: 0141 642 9271 (Thursdays 10m-4pm)

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.

Meet the Bishop: Bishop Kaleem John and his wife Rebecca are visiting from the Diocese of Hyderabad, Pakistan. There is an informal gathering with tea and sandwiches tonight at 5 pm followed by an evening service at 6.30 pm at Partick Victoria Park Parish Church, 259 Dumbarton Rd, G11 6AB. Everyone welcome.

Girls’ Brigade: 2nd Cambuslang Girls’ Brigade will start their new session on Monday 4 September in Cambuslang Parish Church Halls at 6.30pm. This is for girls from P1 to S6. We look forward to seeing everyone and would love to meet any girls that would like to attend for the first time.

Tuesday Service: Please note there will be no Tuesday service this week.

The ‘Churches Group’ Men’s breakfast –Saturday 9 September, at Wetherspoons in Cambuslang. We start at 8.30-8.45am, each person orders and pays for their own breakfast. We eat, drink and chat till around 9.30-10am. All are welcome.

The Arietta Choir will be performing in the Church on Saturday 30 September at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10. Refreshments will be available after the performance in the large hall.

Tickets can be purchased from. Tony Neeson, Janet Stewart, Ohna Robertson, Alison Thomson and Bob McDougall.

Monies raised from this event will go towards church funds.

Karen Hamilton DCS is away to a Diaconate conference in Neuandlessau in Germany. She will be away from the 2-12 September. Not all of it is the conference, there will be a couple of days break in Munich.

Pastoral cover while Karen is away will be provided by Rev Ian Cathcart, 0141 641 1049.

Halls Convenor: please send any enquiries about hall bookings etc to Bob McDougall.

Katharina Nimmo will be delighted to receive your announcements by Tuesday at 6pm for inclusion in the Order of Service.

Worship this Week at Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 10 September (Proper 18): 10.30am

Welcome Team: Charlie Burns, Lorna Morrison, Ishbel Gow, Katharina Nimmo

Tea Team: Eleanor Ferguson, Anna Inglis, Isabel Allison, Jim Ferguson

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A Message from Graham MacGregor

Dear All,

I write to thank all those who were involved in the organisation of the service for my admission to the Readership on Thursday 24th August 2023.

There were so many people involved – Presbytery of Glasgow, Pipers, Linda, Karen, Liz and the ladies who helped with the tea afterwards, Susan, Janet, Tim, Stephen and Derek, Bob and Hilary, John, Scott and Fraser, Janet, Pat who played so beautifully, Stewart who read – the list is huge! Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out.

The whole evening was so memorable – I was quite overwhelmed in so many ways. I also wish to thank so many from the various congregations, especially CPC, who came along to offer their love, kindness and support.

With grateful and sincere thanks once again.

Yours sincerely,


Roger Sturrock (Moderator Presbytery of Glasgow) Sets Apart Graham as a Reader

Graham and his mum, Betty