Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 31 December 2023 at 10.30am

First Sunday after Christmas

Our worship is led by Graham Macgregor

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

Christian Copyright Licence Number 20302

Welcome and Announcements

Call to worship

Hymn CH4 543 Longing for light

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Reading: Isaiah 9:2,6&7 – read by Susan Young

Hymn CH4 315 Once in royal David’s city

Reading: Micah 5: 2-5 – read by Janet Stewart

Hymn CH4 305 In the bleak midwinter

A Glasgow Bible – “The Birth o Jesus” written by Jamie Stuart

Hymn CH4 314 Child in the manger

A Glasgow Bible – “The Wise Men fae the East” written by Jamie Stuart

Hymn CH4 316 Love came down at Christmas

Reading: John 3: 16-21 – read by Janet Stewart

Reflection – “Light” written by Adam Scott

Reflective music (during which offering brought forward)

Hymn CH4 319 Of the Father’s love begotten

Prayer for others

Reading: John 1: 1-14 – read by Susan Young

Hymn CH4 320 Joy to the world


Church Family News

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

Funeral notice: Elizabeth [Liz] Harbinson – the funeral of the late Mrs Liz Harbinson will take place on Wednesday 3 January at 11am in the church and then and then 12 noon at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.  Liz’s funeral will be conducted by Rev Derek Hughes.

Attention all Fellowship Tea Volunteers!  A new tea rota covering January to July 2024 is now available for collection from the kitchen.

Walking Group: After overeating over the festive season why not walk off a few calories by joining the Walking Group on their rescheduled walk on Saturday 6 January.  The walk is a fairly easy one of just over 6 miles.  We meet at Cambuslang Station at 09.15am to catch the 09.32am to Blantyre.  We will then walk the 6 miles back to Cambuslang along the Clyde Walkway.  Having walked off a few calories there will of course be an opportunity to put them back on as those who wish to indulge can enjoy a lunch at Wetherspoons.  We hope to welcome you on our walk however I should give a warning that a few sections of the path can be a bit muddy especially if there has been a lot of rain beforehand.

Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal: Please save the stamps from your Christmas cards and pop them into the box on the table in the church vestibule.  They will be taken to the Presbytery office and uplifted from there for the 2023/24 Stamp Appeal.  Thank you!

Holly O’Hara Yoga Class – Holly is offering a New Year Local Yoga Class for Midyears and Beyond.  Individuals can benefit greatly from the focus on maintaining health, improving quality of life, and embracing a positive approach to ageing. The classes emphasise slow movements that aim to strengthen, stretch, balance, and promote relaxation of body and mind. Learners manage their experience of ageing with more confidence. For further details please see the poster on the notice board.

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.


Our minister Rev Peter Nimmo is currently on sick leave

Interim Moderator: The Rev Derek Hughes T: 07723 578573

Email: ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@sehguhd

Deacon: Karen Hamilton DCS T: 07514 402612

Email: ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@notlimaHK

Worship at Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 7th January

11am Joint Service at Flemington Hallside led by Rev Ian Cathcart

Sunday 14th January

10.30am – Service led by Rev Muriel Pearson, minister of St Andrew’s Jerusalem and Tiberius Church of Scotland

Welcome Team: Bob McDougall, David Black, Alison Thomson

Tea Team: May & Archie Fotheringham, Jan Ladd