Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 17 March 2024 at 10.30am

5th Sunday of Lent

Our worship is led by Rev David Denniston

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

Christian Copyright Licence Number 20302

Welcome to worship, it’s good to see you!

Choir Introit


Welcome, Introduction and Call to Worship

God, whose life holds all life;

God, of all time and every place;

          We gather here before you in faith

Christ, whose human feet have walked our roads and  

paths, who shows us the way ahead;

          We gather here before you in faith

Spirit, who is present with us and among us,

healing, comforting, transforming, and liberating;

          We gather here before you in faith

HYMN        356             Meekness and Majesty        we stand to sing

MP 619                             Such love                          we sit to sing

Prayer of Approach and Confession and Lord’s Prayer

Chat with the Children ‘Wiped Clean’

HYMN 559          There is a Redeemer

Bible Readings             Jeremiah 31: 31-34     

                                John 12: 20-33     read by Margaret Black

HYMN        21               Lord, teach me all your ways (Psalm 25) 

Sermon               ‘From the heart’

Music for Reflection

A Litany for Lent

As we reflect upon God’s word to us today, and on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus, let us ask him to have mercy upon us, as we share in the repeated response of this  Litany…

Son of Mary

Have mercy on us

Carpenter of Nazareth

Have mercy on us

Healer of the sick

Have mercy on us

Bringer of good news

Have mercy on us

Saviour of the poor

Have mercy on us

Disturber of the mighty

Have mercy on us

Contradictor of the smooth

Have mercy on us

Destroyer of false religion

Have mercy on us

You who moves towards Jerusalem,

trailing hope and hell behind you

Have mercy on us

You who calls us sister, mother, brother, friend

and who asks us to come with you

Have mercy on us

HYMN        490             Jesus, Lover of my soul

Offering Presented

Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession

MP 1072             In Christ Alone

Blessing and Amen

Easter services.

24th March 2024 10.30am

Tuesday 26th March :7pm Stations of the Cross at St Brides. Greenlees Rd.

Thursday 28th March Communion: Maundy Thursday – 7pm at Flemington Hallside Church, Hutchison Place. G72 8XX.

Friday 29th March : 7 pm Good Friday service at Cambuslang Church

Easter Sunday  31st March

9am Easter service at Cairns Road, near football pitch of Cambuslang Park.

Bring a boiled egg to roll down the hill.

9.30am approx. :Breakfast in Cambuslang Church. please sign up to help with catering numbers

Boiled egg competition:10.15am the Judging will commence

10.30am. All age Easter worship

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.

The Neighbourly will meet on Wednesday 20 March at 2.15pm in the Small Hall with Hilary McDougall as the speaker. All welcome

Easter Eggs – At its meeting on 20 February, the Kirk Session agreed to support an appeal to the congregation for 60 Easter Eggs for the clients who attend the Meet and 2 Veg project in our church. This project supports some of the most vulnerable people in our community as well as saving tonnes of food which would otherwise go to landfill. Morrisons [and other stores] are currently selling the following Easter Eggs for £1.50 Cadbury’s Mini Eggs Chocolate Easter Egg, Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons Easter Egg and Cadbury’s Freddo Easter Egg.  Of course, other eggs are available! 
If you feel you would like to support the project, please pass your Easter Egg to the Church Office or to Hilary.  The Kirk Session will fund the purchase of 60 Easter cards bearing a Christian message which will be handed out with the Easter Eggs.  This is low level Christian outreach which we hope will sow seeds of faith.

Easter code: That time of year when I’m looking for helpers: On Thursday 21 March we need 1 person to help with the snacks for West Coats Primary. For more information please speak to Karen Hamilton.

Easter Breakfast

If you would like to join us for breakfast (rolls and sausage /potato scone) on Easter Sunday before the morning service please add your name to the sign-up sheets which are in the welcome area and the large hall from today.

Boiled egg decoration competition: On Easter Sunday there will be a competition for EVERY age group: Under 5’s. P1-3,P4-6,P7-secondery age and Adults. Eggs can to be put on table outside the office before 10.15am on Sunday 31 March, when the judging will commence. Prize for each age group

Theatre Guild Glasgow presents “The Winner Takes it All”, a concert celebrating the musicals that won awards, and those that were robbed. On Friday 22 March, 7.30pm and Saturday 23 March 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Cambuslang Parish Church. Tickets available from

The Southside Showcase – Join us for a song at our spring fundraising concert on Monday 15 April at 8pm in the Church Hall. Tickets £5. Proceeds go to Scottish Action for Mental Health.

Foodbank: A big thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank by donating. The items most needed this month are: tinned vegetables, UHT milk, rice pudding, tinned tomatoes and tinned fruit.

Halls Convenor: please send any enquiries about hall bookings etc to our Halls Convenor DFerek 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 at Cambuslang Parish Church

Tuesday 19 March: Tuesday service at 11.45am

Sunday 24 March Palm Sunday: 10.30am – led by Rev David Denniston

Welcome Team: Isobel Allison, Mike Netten, Amanda or Neil Haig

Tea Team: Hazel Robb, Jinty Porter, Joyce Saddler, Bob McDougall


Locum Minister: David Denniston – moc.liamgnull@divad.notsinned

Deacon: Karen Hamilton DCS T: 07514 402612

Email: ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@notlimaHK

Interim Moderator: The Rev Derek Hughes T: 07723 578573

Email: ku.gro.dnaltocsfohcruhcnull@sehguhd

Our minister Rev Peter Nimmo is currently on sick leave