Cambuslang Parish Church

Sunday 28 April 2024 at 10.30am:

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Our worship is led by Rev David Denniston

Scottish Charity Number SC000061

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

Choir Introit


Welcome, Introduction and Call to Worship

Make your paths known to me, Lord

Teach me your ways

Lead me by your faithfulness and teach me

For you are God my Saviour

From Psalm 25

HYMN 623     Here in this Place

MP 1076         Jesus, be the Centre

Prayer of Approach and Confession and Lord’s Prayer

Chat with the Children               

HYMN 765     God’s Love is for Everybody

Bible Readings                 1 John  4: 7-21

John 15: 1-12               Read by Alice Kewley

HYMN 69        Just as a father shows his love (Ps103)

Sermon                    ‘The Vine’

Music for Reflection

MP 792           You are the Vine

Offering Presented

Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession

HYMN 123     God is love (Tune Abbots Leigh 615)

Blessing and Amen

 Church Family News

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

Walking Group: The next walk will take place on Saturday 4 May, the destination for this walk is Musselburgh.  We are heading there at the invitation of Rev Leslie Milton, who will be leading the walk.  The walk will be a 6-7 mile stroll with a good mix of riverside, gentle climb, urban and seaside walking.  Those who are interested in going on this walk should meet outside the Church at 8.30am.  Travel will be in shared cars.
As the group is being invited for a cup of tea at the end of the walk it is important for catering purposes that everyone lets either me, David Black or Alastair MacFarlane or Nigel Wunsch know if they intend to go on this walk.

Plant Sale and Coffee Morning: The Fundraising Committee are delighted to announce that our Plant Sale and Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 11 May from 10am onward.

We are looking for waiters and waitresses. Can you spare an hour of your time between 9am and 1pm to assist with the Coffee Morning? If so, please speak to one of our team: Ohna Robertson, Janet Stewart, Tony Neeson.
The ladies who organise the Coffee Morning will be very grateful!

Death Café: As part of “demystifying death week”, a café will be held in our small hall on Sunday 12th May 2-4pm.  The café welcomes anyone interested in exploring issues related to death.  For further details see poster on notice board or call Jenny Watt 07412 943169

Another date for May: Afternoon tea for Christian Aid on Saturday 18 May at 2-4pm. This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends and make new ones while supporting a very worthwhile cause. This year Christian Aid is concentrating on ‘Act on Poverty’ Put the date in your diary. 

School workshops: Karen is at General Assembly this year. Unfortunately, it means she cannot do “It’s your move” & buddy training on 23 May. We need 1 person for “It’s your move” (P7s transitioning) in the morning & 2 or 3 folk for buddy training in the afternoon.  Can you do both parts or just either the morning or afternoon session? Please speak to Karen.

Holiday Club: It is being held on 6th & 7th August in Cambuslang Parish church . Can you help with a group or make the sandwiches for lunch. This is very popular club so be you a teenager or “slightly older” ???? we need your help.
If you are not disclosed or want further information about HC please speak to Karen or Susan.

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.

It would be great if someone was able to take over collating the announcements for the order of service. If you’re able to help, please get in touch with Katharina or Linda.

Worship at Cambuslang Parish Church

Tuesday 30 April: Tuesday service at 11.45am

Sunday 5 May: 10.30am – led by Rev David Denniston

Welcome Team: Bob McDougall, David Black, Alison Thomson

Tea Team: Eleanor & Jim Ferguson, Anna Inglis, Isobel Allison


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

Message to the congregation of Cambuslang Parish Church:

21 April 2024

Dear friends,

It is with much sadness that I am letting you know that I will have to demit as Minister of Cambuslang due to ill-health.

As you know, I have been struggling with my health since I contracted COVID-19 in November 2021. I was left with Long Covid, suffering fatigue which made it impossible for me to work. I was delighted to be able to return to work a year later, in November 2022, but sadly my health broke down again in August 2023, and I was once more left with the frustration of fatigue.

As I am still unable to work, Church law now requires that I demit office. Presbytery will consider my request at their meeting on 14 May 2024.

This is not the way I would have wanted to end my time as a Church of Scotland minister, but these last twenty-eight years have been tremendously varied and interesting, even in an age when the Church has been facing very serious challenges.

I arrived in Cambuslang during the first COVID lockdown. During that time, we found new ways of worshipping and ensured the work of the church continued in an unprecedented situation. We worked hard to allow worship in person with limited numbers and live streaming. Later, we saw our activities returning to some kind of normality. Although these have been a very difficult four years or so, I am proud and privileged to have been your minister during this time, as part of a congregation which rose magnificently to these challenges.

I would like to pay tribute to the congregation for its resilience during this time, and to also thank all who worked with me in our ministry together. I would like to particularly thank my colleague Deacon Karen Hamilton, who has taken on much extra responsibility and ensured a sense of continuity for us all.

Back in 2019, when I first saw the parish profile for Cambuslang, my first thought was that this was a local community and a congregation which deserved to have a minister, even if there was an acute shortage of ministers across the nation. I still believe that to be the case. I hope you will continue to be open and welcoming to all, and find new ways to express the love of God in Christ to the increasingly diverse community of Cambuslang.

As you can imagine, this has been a difficult time for me, for my wife Katharina, and for our family. As we navigate the next few months, ending our time here, looking for a new place to live, and seeking the path which God intends for us, can I ask that you keep us in your prayers?

I hope, if can build up more strength, to be able to see you all to say goodbye before my family and I leave Cambuslang.

May the Lord bless you and keep you all!

Peter W Nimmo

Minister of Cambuslang