Weekly Notices

Sunday 18th November 2018

WELCOME: We are delighted to welcome you in the LORD’s name. If you are a visitor, please make yourself known to one of the welcome team.

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 Notetaker is Linda Wilson. Thanks to both for their help.

TODAY: After 22 years as our minister, today is Derek’s final Sunday with us, ahead of his Induction to Glasgow: Easterhouse Parish Church. We invite everyone to join us in the hall after the service to share in some light refreshments, and to say farewell to Derek and Elizabeth.

INDUCTION: A date has been set of Thursday 29th November at 7:00pm for Derek’s Induction as minister within Easterhouse Parish Church, 30 Boyndie Street, Glasgow G34 9JE. If you wish to attend, but have no transport, please contact the church office as soon as possible and give Helen Lawson your name. Buses have been arranged and they will leave Pollock Street at 6.00pm prompt. Furthermore, if you plan to go “under your own steam,” it would be helpful, for the sake of seats and catering, if you can let Helen know.

CONTACT DETAILS: Those who would like to keep in touch with Derek and Elizabeth once they move on to Glasgow should request their new address from Helen Lawson at the Church Office.

INTERIM MODERATOR: The Revd. Murdo Macdonald, minister at Blantyre Livingstone Memorial linked with Blantyre St. Andrew’s has been appointed by the Presbytery of Hamilton as our Interim Moderator during the vacancy. We look forward to welcoming him on Sunday 9th December to ‘Preach the Charge Vacant.’

KIRK SESSION: Would District Elders please collect Free Will Offering Envelopes from the Prayer Room as soon as possible. The date of the next Kirk Session meeting has been changed from Thursday 13th December to Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm in the small hall.

COUNSELLING: is a service 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

PRAYER GROUPS: The Wednesday group will gather each week in the Prayer Room from 1:00pm. We are happy to receive requests through the boxes at front and rear doors of the church building, or via our website. These will be treated with confidentiality.

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

TODDLERS: The toddlers group meets each Tuesday in the small hall from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. All toddlers are welcome along with a family member. Snacks and chat during the morning. For more information, contact Liz Bogle.

CARPET BOWLS: Experienced player or not, you would be welcome to come along on either Monday or Thursday afternoons to the large hall from 2:00pm.

MEN’S CLUB: meets each Monday evening from 7:30pm in the small hall. New members are always made very welcome and tomorrow evening the men will be visiting the Men’s Club at Wishaw Old Parish Church.

THE GUILD: Please note that the ladies now meet on every second Tuesday afternoon from 2:00pm. The next event is on Tuesday 27th November when the ladies are holding a St. Andrew’s Afternoon Tea and entertainment is by our Musical Director, Eric Geddes and friends. Everyone is welcome at a small cost of £2, payable at the door.

SISTERHOOD: meets on Wednesday afternoons each week from 2:00ppm. The speaker this week is Mr John Young. All ladies are most welcome.

HOSPICE CAPITAL APPEAL: The Kirk Session has agreed to there being a retiral offering for St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie after morning worship on Sunday 25th November. Please give generously.

BOYS’ BRIGADE: The Battalion are looking for volunteers to help staff the supply shop in Battalion H.Q. in Orbiston Street. Please speak to Colin Weir for more information.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP: to Livingston on Monday 26th November. Anyone who would like to come along please contact Janette Moffat (Tel 01698 355929) as soon as possible. The bus will leave Pollock Street at 10..am and leave Livingston to return home at 4.00pm. The cost of the bus is £8, payable to Janette by TODAY.

FAYRE: This year’s Christmas Fayre will be held from 11:00am on Saturday 8th December in the halls at the church with the usual array of stalls plus Santa’s Grotto and the tearoom. All very welcome to come along and enjoy the fun of the Fayre. A quiz is now on sale at the front and rear doors with all proceeds going to the Fayre Fund. Please take some away with you is you think you can sell then for us.

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 normal office hours, you can leave a voicemail or email. TEL: 01698 264 097 or EMAIL: office@dlsa.org.uk