Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 19 November 2023 at 10.30am

Our worship is led by Rev Dr Grant Barclay

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

Christian Copyright Licence Number 2030

Welcome to worship!

Don’t let hope go out


Words of welcome and announcements

Call to Worship

Hymn CH4 124 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Chat with children – Not going out

Hymn CH4 543 – Longing for light, we wait in darkness

Scripture readings

Romans 8:14-25

Mark 15:42-47   – read by Scott Hamilton

Hymn CH4 96 – You are before me, God, you are behind,


Music for Reflection

Prayer of Thanksgiving, Intercession and Dedication

Hymn CH4 465 – Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Benediction with Threefold Amen

Please remain standing as the Bible is taken out

Church Family News

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

Christians Against Poverty – Next Sunday 26th November we are privileged to be hosting a joint meeting with our cluster group churches Burnside Blair Beth, Flemington Hallside & Stonelaw.  This is at 6.30 in the church – see attached leaflet.  It is hoped that some of our congregation will be willing to come along.

Elders – Communion cards are available in the pigeonholes for collection & distribution.

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.

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.

Freewill Offering Envelopes for 2024 are available for uplifting in the Welcome Area. Should you no longer require envelopes or if you would like to start using this system to give your offering please contact David Black, FWO Convenor.

The Neighbourly will meet on Wednesday 22 November at 2.15pm at the Burnside Hotel for lunch. All welcome.

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 children and young families supported by Camglen Family Support hub. Gift suggestions are attached and will soon be 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.

CPC Christmas Tree Festival 2023: this year’s Christmas Tree Festival will be held on Saturday 9 December from 10am to 4pm. The decorated trees will be displayed in the church sanctuary and entrance area and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite tree. There will be a coffee morning with home baking in the morning from 10am to midday, with coffees, teas and mince pies throughout the afternoon. We also hope to have a few festive themed stalls.

There will be a Carol Service from 3-4pm to which all members of the local community are welcome. The trees will remain on display for our Christmas Gift Service on Sunday, 10December, during which the winning entries will be announced.

Entry to the Festival is free for all ages. Any organisations wishing to enter a tree or looking for more information should contact Alison Thomson, ku.oc.evilnull@nosmohtjnosila

This is always a lovely festive event for all the family so please mark the date in your diary.

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).

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 21 November – no Tuesday service due to pantomime being held

Sunday 26 November 10.30am led by members of Kirk Session

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

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

Sunday 10 December 10.30am Gift Service

Next Sunday

Welcome Team: Colin & Elaine Fell, Seun Adediran, Fiona Tennent

Tea Team: Jan Ritchie, Anne Boyd, Janet Smith, Alistair McFarlane


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 currently on sick leave

Bringing hope to our community in Cambuslang & Rutherglen: running a CAP Debt Centre through the local church. 

We are working alongside the other congregations in our ‘cluster’ of churches to explore the possibility of opening a CAP [Christians Against Poverty] centre in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area. We will be holding a meeting on Sunday 26th November at 6.30pm in Cambuslang Parish Church for this purpose.

Nicky McLaughlin, CAP’s Church Partnership Manager for Scotland will speak at this meeting and answer any questions which we have. This will be an open meeting to everyone, and we would encourage as many folk as possible to attend in order to explore whether we are able to provide this service to our community.   

CAP Debt Help offers free, professional debt counselling across the UK, through local churches. It’s unique face-to-face visit model means those who work with them receive a bespoke service that includes emotional and practical support through the local church community.

Running a CAP Debt Centre will help the church to:

  • Reach people in debt and despair in our community.
  • Share God’s love in a relevant way.
  • Offer an award-winning debt counselling service.
  • See people released from debt and poverty.

Tea & Coffee will be served in the large hall after the meeting.


This year the gifts will be shared between two projects –


Cambuslang Rutherglen Family support Hub is 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:


BARNARDO’S 16+ (Leaving Care Project). The following is a list of suggestions for gifts for male or female, 17 to 25years approx.:




Thank you for your continued support.

News from Karen

Hi Everybody, 

Well, this was not planned that I would be off work because of having a minor stroke, TIA. Please note the minor part. Probably due to Fraser & Jim quick acting. I didn’t feel great when I was at my local supermarket, phoned them to come and pick me (and the car) up. My son driving me in my car decided that they weren’t taking me home, but straight to A&E at Glasgow Royal. Second time that he has done that, bullying his mum! I cannot give him into trouble because he did the right thing. If you ever think something is not right, please act *FAST

With oxygen I recovered quickly, and I feel physically fine, although still a bit tired.

As it’s my second stroke they are doing various tests etc.. I have been signed off work until the 2nd December, by then I will be allowed to drive. That is what I’m aiming for at the moment.

Thank you to everybody for stepping in and covering various things for me, I really appreciated that. Also, the cards & messages from you all cheered me up.

So, I am resting and will take things easier when I return. I know that’s what you will all be saying to me.

I’m watching the Sunday Services online and missing you all. 

Take care & love to you all.


FAST – Facial drooping. Arm weakness. Speech problems. Time to call 999 if you have any of these signs