Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 24 March 2024 at 10.30am

Palm & Passion Sunday

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

Rejoice, rejoice, you sons of Zion!

Shout for joy, you daughters of Jerusalem!

Look, your King is coming to you

He comes triumphant and victorious

Yet humble and riding on a donkey

On a colt, the foal of a donkey

Hymn 367 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Call to Prayer

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Brief Comment

Bible Reading               Mark 11: 1-11               Read by Hilary McDougall

Chat with the Children

MP 457      Make Way

MP 242      Hosanna, Hosanna

Sermon      ‘From Cheers to Jeers’

Music for Reflection

HYMN 374 From heaven you came, helpless babe

Offering Presented

Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession

Son of David, Son of God;

Ride on; Ride on in majesty

HYMN 370 Ride on, Ride on (tune CH4 365)

The Reading of the Passion according to St Mark (readers and congregation)

The Cross

There is no blessing or ‘Amen’, and no organ of choral recessional. The congregation leave in silence. Holy Week has begun.

Please remain standing as the Bible is taken out of church

The Passion According To St Mark

The congregation say the words written in bold

The Passion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to St Mark.

As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate asked him,

‘Are you the King of the Jews?’

He answered him, ‘You say so.’ 

Then the chief priests accused him of many things. Pilate asked him again,

‘Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.’ 

But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed.

Now at the festival he used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they asked. Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection. So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom.

Then he answered them,

‘Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?’ 

For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead. 

Pilate spoke to them again,

‘Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?’ 

They shouted back,

‘Crucify him!’ 

Pilate asked them,

‘Why, what evil has he done?’

But they shouted all the more,

‘Crucify him!’ 

So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

Then the soldiers led him into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters); and they called together the whole cohort. And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. And they began saluting him,

‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ 

They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him. After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him.

Then they led him out to crucify him.

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take.

It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The inscription of the charge against him read, ‘The King of the Jews.’ And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left.

Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying,

‘Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!’ 

In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying,

‘He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.’

Those who were crucified with him also taunted him.

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice,

‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’

which means,

‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ 

When some of the bystanders heard it, they said,

‘Listen, he is calling for Elijah.’ 

And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying,

‘Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.’ 

Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. 

And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said,

‘Truly this man was God’s Son!’


Easter services.

Monday 25th March: 7pm at Flemington Hallside Church., Hutchinson Place. G72.8XX

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

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

Friday 29th March: 7 pm Good Friday service at Cambuslang Parish 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 Parish  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 27 March at 2.15pm in the Small Hall for their Daffodil Tea with “Piggery Brae”. All welcome.

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.

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.

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.


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

Sunday 31st March

Welcome Team: Hedley Connell, Jeanette Fearnly, May & Archie Fotheringham

Tea Team: Ohna Robertson, Ewena McCabe, Carolann Brown, Colin Fell