Weekly Notices

Sunday 23rd April 2017

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. THANKS: to Andrew Steven, who is filling in at the organ today in the absence of Eric Geddes, our Musical Director. MAKEOVER TABLE: A Makeover Table, with proceeds in support of church funds, will be available in the large hall after this morning’s service. Lots of baking etc. PRAYER: Both groups resume after their break. You are welcome to join us for Bible study and prayer on Monday (7:30pm) or Wednesday (1:00pm). CHRISTIAN AID: On Tuesday 25th April, Christian Aid are holding an event in Motherwell South Parish Church at 7.30pm. All are invited to hear about the work being done in response to emergencies such as the plight of refugees and the East Africa Food Crisis. A concert for Christian Aid is being held in St. Mary’s Parish Church on Thursday 27th April at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Irene Dalton. CONGRATULATIONS: to Colette Dougan and Alan Logan, who are to be married in our sanctuary on Friday 28th April at 1:30pm. The LORD bless you both. RADIO: The Radio 4 recording of 'Any Questions?' (basically the radio version of Question Time) is taking place at Blantyre Old on Friday 28th April at 7.15pm.  They are hosting it as part of their 450th celebrations.  It is FREE, but you do need tickets.  They really want to fill the place with a variety of people from any and all walks of life, with an age restriction of 14years and above. Tickets are available either by emailing sross@churchofscotland.org.uk or by calling 07957 743 691. NEXT SUNDAY: we will be exploring the story of the first Christian martyr, Stephen. You may care to read ACTS of the APOSTLES chapters 6 and 7 ahead of this. NEW SERIES: In two weeks’ time, we will begin a seven-part study in the first six chapters of the Book of DANIEL. It’s a super story, which explores some themes that are right up to date. So, ahead of morning worship on Sunday 7th May, take some time to read chapter 1 of this great Old Testament book for yourself. MESSY CHURCH: will take place on Sunday 7th May, starting at 3.30p.m. Focussed on young families there will be games, crafts, activities, worship and fun, plus a meal served at 5.00p.m. No charge is made for attendance. This time around, the activities will centre on the Old Testament story of Daniel. Those who would like to join us are invited to sign up at the church website as soon as possible. NEWSLETTER: The deadline for submissions to the next edition of “Kirk Matters” is Sunday 7th May. Please pass the to the editor, Linda Irvine. KIRK SESSION: The elders will next meet on Thursday 11th May from 7:30pm. SIGNING in CHURCH WORSHIP: "Signing in Church Workshop" will take place on Saturday 13 May from 10.00 until 3.30p.m. Light lunch provided. If you are interested in this work and would like to attend please contact Debbie on 07955 500 557 or Alex on 07903 051 970. Rev Rosie Addis, Church of Scotland Minister for the deaf and Deaf Development Worker will be leading the workshop." LUNCH: We will be holding a lunch directly after morning worship on Sunday 14th May, the proceeds from which will be given to Christian Aid. GLENVIEW COURT: A service of worship will be held within the lounge at the complex from 3:00pm on Sunday 14th May. ALL are WELCOME to attend. BOARD: The next meeting of our Congregational Board will be from 7:30pm on Thursday 18th May within the small hall. GIRLS’ BRIGADE: The Officers and girls are collecting items for “Basics for Babies,” which is run in conjunction with the local food bank, until the end of May. A collection box is at the front door of the Sanctuary and all donations will be very welcome. FIRST AID: We have recently acquired a new Defibrillator and Evacuation Chair for use at the church. Several people have enquired about training in the use of these. Roy Rae has kindly agreed to hold training sessions in the use of the equipment. If you are interested in taking part in the training, or wish to know how the defibrillator works, please speak to Roy who has indicated that the training will take about an hour or two at most, after church, on Sundays 7th or 14th May. FAVOURITE HYMN: WOW! Thank you so much for the response to our request for favourite hymns for our C.D. that we are going to produce to help those with dementia. We were looking for 15 and now have 31 suggestions after just 2 Sundays!. We will select enough for a first C.D. and see how it goes. Those we cannot find room for will not be forgotten. If we find there is a need for a follow-up edition we will incorporate these at that time. It is hoped to have the C.D. ready soon after Easter. COUNSELLING: is a new service being offered by the church and allows members, relatives and friends to speak to a qualified and experienced counsellor in complete confidence. Further information will appear on the church website. Contact Eric, on 07507 394501, or eric@dlsa.org.uk. REACHOUT: Jean Stevenson would like to say a big thank you for all the donations - both food and money - for Reach Out. Recently we have been getting 20+ guests on a regular basis so the donations are very welcome. Thanks again. 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