Weekly Notices

Sunday 15th September 2019

WELCOME: We are delighted to welcome you in the LORD’s name. If you are a visitor, do make yourself known to one of the welcome team. We would be happy for you to join us in the large hall after worship for fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee.

DEAF MINISTRY: For people who are hard of hearing or deaf, joining us online or in the sanctuary, today’s British Sign Language interpreter is Helen Penman and the Electronic Note Taker is Paula McGuire. Thanks to both for their help.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Due to the falling number of babies in crèche, it has been decided to merge crèche and beginners and they will now meet in the small hall. As there will no longer be a crèche rota and I am looking for volunteers for helpers in the Sunday School, I am hoping that those who helped with crèche will consider volunteering for this along with anyone else in the congregation. The volunteers would help the leader in class. The leader would prepare and take the lesson, the helper is there to basically help with the children. Please contact me if you are interested as this will then allow me to prepare a rota.

NEXT SUNDAY: We will celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving. As is our usual practice, envelopes to donate money to Tearfund are available this morning and if you would like to donate to them, please bring the envelope along next Sunday morning. The service is for all ages and we will be welcoming the Praise Band to accompany us.

FUNERAL:It was with sadness that we were informed of the death of William Paton from Oakfield Road. William’s funeral will be held on Thurday 19th September at 11.30am at Holytown Crematorium. Please remember William’s wife Barbara and the family in your prayers.

CARETAKER: We are delighted that a new caretaker, Richard McLuckie is starting work with us tomorrow (Monday 16th September). If you see Richard around the buildings please say hello to him and welcome him.

CRAFT GROUP: meets in the rooms behind the stage from 9:30am every Monday. New people always welcome to join us.

GIRL’s BRIGADE: meets on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm. Further information is available from Captain Sharon McGeachie.

PRAYER GROUP: The Prayer Group meets on Wednesday afternoon at 1.00pm in the Prayer Room. If you would like to come along you will be most welcome.

CHOIR: The Choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in L1/2. New members are always welcome. If you enjoy singing traditional and modern worship songs why not come along and join us, you will be made most welcome.

MESSY CHURCH: The next Messy Church is being held on Sunday 22nd September from 3.30pm. If you would like to attend please register through the Church Website no later than TODAY.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The next breakfast is on Saturday 21st September from 10.00am. If you would like to some along and help please speak to Liann Weir

SISTERHOOD: The new session of the Sisterhood begins on Wednesday 25th September with lunch at the Bentley Hotel. The following week (Wednesday 2nd October) the ladies will meet in the small hall from 2.00pm and their guest speaker is Rev Rob Jones. If you would like to come along you will be very warmly welcomed.

GUILD: The new session of the guild commences on Tuesday 1st October at 2pm. The speaker will be Barbara Graham who will tell us about the life of Andrew Carnegie. The singer will be Jim Clark. Please come along and support the Guild. All welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Our Christmas Craft Table Top Sale will be held this year on Saturday 2 November from 11.00a.m. Tables still cost £10 and can be reserved by contacting Alex Baird (262915). As usual hot filled rolls, baking and teas/coffees will be on sale in the small hall. All proceeds this year going towards the cost of repairing our church spire.

CARPET BOWLS: The Carpet Bowls resumes on Monday 7th October at 2.00pm and will meet every Monday and Thursday afternoon thereafter. If you enjoy bowling, please come along you will be made very welcome.

MEN’S CLUB: The Men’s Club meets on Monday evenings from 7th October until Easter, at 7.30pm in the small hall. We are looking for new members – if you are interested in coming along please speak to one of the members. We are also looking for anyone who would like to be a Guest Speaker one evening. If you can help please contact Bill Millar or Douglas Smith.

REACHOUT: As Reach Out are now getting upwards of 25 – 30 guests each week, including children, any donations of tinned food, tea bags, coffee, toiletries or money if preferred would be very welcome.

AS YOU LEAVE AFTER WORSHIP: Can you please take extra care when leaving the Sanctuary as the children from the Sunday School, some of whom are very young, are still with us and may find all the noise and movement a bit scary. Please take your time as we try to avoid any congestion and possible mishap. Thank you.

PASTORAL SUPPORT: If you know of anyone who is in hospital, unwell or in need of pastoral support, please contact the Session Clerk, Helen Lawson. Her telephone numbers are 01698 374426 (Home) and 07902 330396 (Mobile) or the church office 01698 264097.

COUNSELLING: is a new service being offered by the Church and allows individuals and couples to speak to a qualified and experienced counsellor in confidence. Further information is now available on the church website. Contact ERIC on 07507 394 501, or eric@dlsa.org.uk

CAMERAS: Sunday services are filmed and recorded, as well as streamed LIVE to the Internet through our website. If you wish to avoid the view of cameras, please sit upstairs or in the rear of the transept.

WEBSITE: Should you be unable to attend worship but would like to share in the recorded services, you can do so LIVE each Sunday from 11:00am via the Church’s website at www.dalzielstandrews.org.uk

CHURCH OFFICE: Helen Lawson staffs our office each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Outwith these times, you can leave a voicemail or send an email. Telephone: 01698 264 097 or Email: office@dlsa.org.uk