Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 12 November 2023 at 10.30am

Remembrance Sunday

Our worship is led by Rev Hilary McDougall

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

Christian Copyright Licence Number 203o

Welcome to worship!

Remembrance Sunday

Welcome and announcements

Call to worship

Hymn 715 Behold! The mountain of the Lord

During which the colour parties representing our youth organisations enter the sanctuary

All age talk

Choir anthem: In Flanders’ Fields

Act of Remembrance

Call to remembrance

We hold silence for 2 minutes to honour those who have given their lives so that we might know peace.

Piper plays a lament – Alistair Pollock


Laying of wreaths

During which ‘The Green Fields of France’ will be sung by Alastair MacFarlane, Jim Ferguson and Will McArthur

We hear God’s word

Bible Reading: John 15:9-17       Read by Ishbel Gow


Hymn: 710 I have a dream a man once said

During which the offering is brought to the table

We respond to God’s Word

Prayers for the world and her people

Hymn: 419 Thine be the glory

During which the colour parties receive their colours

Blessing and Amen

Please remain standing as we sing the National Anthem, and the Bible is taken out

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.

Remembrance Sunday: Please note there will be a retiring collection for the Erskine veteran’s charity.
There will be a short act of Remembrance at 12.15 at the cenotaph in Cambuslang Park.  Enter from Mansefield Avenue.

Poppy Project: Thanks to everyone who contributed in some way to the project – recycling bottles, painting, knitting, or crocheting poppies, constructing, assembling, and erecting the poppy arch and the poppy panels inside the entrance. It was a great team effort using peoples’ time, gifts and talents.

Pastoral Visits – Due to our minister & Deacon being on sick leave, we will try our best with urgent pastoral visits.  Would anyone who knows of anyone in our congregation who is ill at home or in hospital please contact Linda Wunsch (0141 641 8880) & Linda will try to arrange something, in conjunction with our Interim Moderator Derek Hughes.

Communication – It would be helpful to have a “What’s On” section in the intimations to promote upcoming events. The office is only manned on a Thursday & if people want information outwith this, they need to respond to the organiser. If you wish to put something on “What’s On” by giving us your contact details in our media consent form this gives us your written permission to advertise in the intimations & on the website & folk can be in touch with you direct. Many thanks.

The Guild will meet on Monday the 13 November at 2pm. The speaker will be ex BBC Correspondent Sina Graham. She will tell us about her Animal Sanctuary.

The Neighbourly will meet on Wednesday 15 November at 2.15pm in the Small Hall for a Bring and Buy. All welcome.

Christmas Fayre: The Fundraising Team has decided not to go ahead with the proposed Christmas Fayre on 18 November.

The Remembering Banner: If you wish to have a ribbon included on the Remembering Banner for a loved one, ribbons will be available from Linda Neeson after the service each Sunday until the end of November.

Parish Grouping Remembering Service onSunday 26 November at 3pm at Flemington Hallside Parish Church. This service is for anyone who wishes to remember someone dear to them who has died.

Gift Service (10 December): Gifts will be gratefully received for young people involved with Barnardo’s 16 + and for young families involved with Cambuslang Family Hub. Gift suggestions will be available soon and displayed on the Church notice board.

Christmas Unwrapped: With Christmas fast approaching we will be presenting “Christmas Unwrapped” to the Primary 6 children in Cairns, James Aiton and West Coats Primary Schools along with  the Reachout Trust. This is a wonderful time where we share the story of Jesus Birth with the children in storytelling, verses from the bible drama, games and singing. The dates for these events are:
Friday 1 December, 9am to 11.45am, Cairns Primary School
Monday 11 December, 9am to 11.45am, Cambuslang Parish Church
Tuesday 19 December, 9am to 11.45am, Cambuslang Parish Church
As always it would be wonderful if we could have some helpers from the church. If you would like to help, or would like more information, and you hold a Church of Scotland Disclosure/PVG please speak to Susan Young our Safeguarding Coordinator or email her on ku.gro.hcruhchsirapgnalsubmacnull@gnidraugefascpc
Thank you.

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

CPC Christmas Tree Festival 2023: – this year’s Christmas Tree Festival will be held on Saturday 9th December from 10am to 4pm.  This is always a lovely festive event for all the family so please mark the date in your diary!  More details to follow in the next few weeks so watch this space…

Any organisations wishing to enter a tree or looking for more information should contact Alison Thomson, ku.oc.evilnull@nosmohtjnosila.  

Meet and 2 Veg: Are you able to help on Monday or Wednesday evenings as key holders and/or volunteer drivers collecting food from stores? For more information please contact Jan Ritchie (01415832018).

Community Christmas Dinner:
We are hoping to host a Christmas dinner on Christmas Day in the church halls. This is being organised by Jane Bainbridge who is the facilitator for the ‘Meet & 2 Veg’ group. The meal will be between 12noon and 2pm, but in order for it to take place, we require a number of volunteers.
We are looking for some volunteers to peel vegetables and set up tables etc in preparation and to help serve the meal on Christmas day. We also require some members who are existing key holders to be there on the day. Hours that require coverage will be 6pm till 10pm on Christmas Eve for prep work. And 10am till 4pm on Christmas Day for prep work, cooking and serving the meal and clearing up afterwards. If you could give any time – even just 1 hour over these hours, that would be wonderful.
Please contact – Jane Bainbridge at the following e-mail moc.liamgnull@63514oicsepanac if you can volunteer and cc David Young (moc.dlrownepotbnull@34gnuoy.divad) so we can keep tabs on the people that are key holders and who will be volunteering.

Halls Convenor: please send any enquiries about hall bookings etc to 0ur Halls Convenor Derek Burns email:moc.liamgnull@cpcsnrubkered

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

Future Worship at Cambuslang Parish Church

Tuesday 14 November: Tuesday service at 11.45am led by Linda Wunsch

Sunday 19 November: 10.30am led by Rev Dr Grant Barclay – Presbytery Clerk & Chaplain to the King

Tuesday 21st November – no Tuesday service due to pantomime being held

Sunday 26th November 10.30am led by members of Kirk Session

Tuesday 28th November: Tuesday service at 11.45am led by Graham Macgregor

Sunday 3rd December 10.30am Communion Service led by Rev Ian MacKenzie

Next Sunday

Welcome Team: Bob McDougall, David Black & Alison Thomson

Tea Team: Shona Jenkins, Alice Kewley, Margaret Pringle & Russell Clearie


Our minister Rev Peter Nimmo is currently on sick leave

Interim Moderator: The Rev Derek Hughes T: 07723 578573

Email: ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@sehguhd

Our Deacon Karen Hamilton is also currently on sick leave.