Cambuslang Parish Church
Sunday 3 December 2023 at 10.30am
First Sunday in Advent
Our worship is led by Rev Ian MacKenzie
Scottish Charity Number SC000061
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Welcome to worship!
Welcome and Announcements
Let us Worship God
Advent Candle Number One Hope
Opening Words from Psalm 80
Hymn 273 O come, O come, Emmanuel
Prayer of Worship
Time with the children
Scripture : Isaiah 64:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:3-9 – Read by Lorna Morrison
Hymn 472 Come, thou long expected Jesus
Sermon – “Can you find hope in difficult days”
Hymn 279 Make way, make way for Christ the King
Celebration of Holy Communion
Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing the Gifts
Hymn 476 Mine eyes have seen the glory
Church Family News
For information on any items please contact the Church Office: 0141 642 9271 (Thursdays 10m-4pm)
Good News!! Karen our Deacon will be back with us this week. However, after her illness she is on a phased return so will not be working full time. Please only contact her if your need is really urgent.
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.
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.
Pastoral Visits URGENT SUPPORT REQUIRED
As part of our ongoing support for the Congregation, I have been asked to form a group to hopefully visit all members who require one, whether at home or in hospital.
If you would like to join the team please contact me, Janet Stewart, either via email: ku.oc.egattocgnihtrafynnepnull@yj or by my mobile: 07850376703.
It would be of great help if you would let me know if this is something you would consider, also if you know of anyone who would benefit from a visit. This is an extremely important part of our Church work.
The Neighbourly will meet on Wednesday 6 December at 2.15pm in the Small Hall. Mr Russell Clearie will talk about “My Life in Politics” Part 2. All welcome.
The ‘Churches Group’ Men’s breakfast –Saturday 9 December, 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.
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 are attached and are displayed on the Church notice board.
CPC Christmas Tree Festival: next 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.
The Guild and Neighbourly will have stalls with festive goods and gifts to buy so don’t forget your purse!
There will be a Carol Service from 3-4pm to which all members of the local community are welcome.
Lorna Morrison is looking for volunteers from the congregation to do readings at this. It would be great if we could have 9 readers! If you are able to help, please contact Lorna on 07962086130.
The trees will remain on display for our Christmas Gift Service on Sunday, 10 December, during which the winning entries will be announced.
Entry to the Festival is free for all ages. This is always a lovely festive event for all the family so do come and join in the fun.
If you need any further information contact Alison Thomson, ku.oc.evilnull@nosmohtjnosila.
Halls Convenor: please send any enquiries about hall bookings etc to our 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.
Worship this week at Cambuslang Parish Church
Tuesday 5 December: 11.15 Heavenly Elevenses
11.45am Tuesday Service led by Karen Hamilton
Sunday 10 December 10.30am Gift Service led by Rev Tom Nelson
Welcome Team: Hedley Connell, Jeannette Fearnley, May & Archie Fotheringham
Tea Team: Linda & Tony Neeson, Margaret McFarlane, Robert Dickie
CONTACT THE MINSTRY TEAM
Our minister Rev Peter Nimmo is currently on sick leave
Interim Moderator: The Rev Derek Hughes T: 07723 578573
Deacon: Karen Hamilton DCS T: 07514 402612
GIFT SERVICE – SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2023
CAMGLEN FAMILY SUPPORT HUB –
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:
NEW GAMES OR TOYS SUITABLE FROM BIRTH TO APPROXIMATELY 15 YEARS AND GIFTS SUITABLE FOR PARENTS
BARNARDO’S 16+ (Leaving Care Project). The following is a list of suggestions for gifts for male or female, 17 to 25years approx.:
DEODORANTS, PERFUMES, AFTERSHAVE, COSMETICS, JEWELLARY, PJ’s, SOCKS, VOUCHERS, SLIPPERS, GAMES, CHOCOLATES, SELECTION BOXES AND PHONE CHARGERS
ANY OTHER ITEMS SUITABLE FOR AGE GROUPS AS NOTED ABOVE
PLEASE DO NOT WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN WRAPPING PAPER – A GIFT BAG WOULD BE IDEAL.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Foodbank is running a Christmas appeal to make up a huge shortfall in donations to keep up with the demand. A Reverse Advent Calendar is available in the foyer for those who wish to use it to collect donations.