Weekly Notices

Sunday 19th May 2019

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. We are delighted to have the opportunity today to welcome Val Sim who is taking part in our service. Val is the Scripture Union Schools Worker for Airdrie and Coatbridge, currently seconded to Motherwell. Val will be telling us about her work in the schools here and also chatting with the children later.

CHRISTIAN AID LUNCH: To mark the end of Christian Aid Week, we are holding a lunch in the large hall TODAY immediately following morning worship. All proceeds will go to Christian Aid.

HOLY COMMUNION: We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 2nd June at 11.00am and 6.30pm. Following both services, a retiral offering will be taken for the work of Well Hall Home.

ORGAN: Some difficulties with one of the three bellows which are part of the organ, means we are unable to use it at present. It is hoped to be back in working order soon.

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 Anne Bootland, and the Electronic Note Taker is Linda Wilson. Thanks to both for their help.

WHITE RIBBONS for SRI LANKA: Following the tragic events in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a number of Churches in Scotland have been tying white ribbons outside their buildings showing support for those affected. Today we have another opportunity to show our support. White ribbons are available at the front and rear doors, please take one and tie it to the railings at the front or back of the Church grounds or on the cross on the chancel.

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

PRAYER GROUP: The Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays at 1.00pm in the Prayer Room. Everyone is welcome to come and participate.

CROSSREACH: On Tuesday 21st, Liann and Abigail Weir will be taking part in a 24hr sponsored bake-a-thon to raise funds for The Mallard, a CrossReach service in Glasgow for children with additional support needs such as cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. Both Liann and Abigail (aged just 9) will be baking for 24hrs and hosting a cake sale later that week. Abigail has a sponsor sheet for anyone looking to support this cause or online donations can be made on the Just Giving website: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/crossreach-mallard

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The next Community Breakfast will be held on Saturday 25th May. If you would like to come along and help, please speak to Liann Weir.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Please note the Sunday School and Bible Class are on holiday NEXT SUNDAY due to the bank holiday.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Summer Sunday School will run this year from 30th June 2019 until 4th August 2019. The theme this year is Bible stories with animals in them e.g. Daniel & the Lions, Noah’s Ark, Jonah & the Whale to mention a few. I am looking for helpers over the period, 1 person to lead and 1 person to help I will put a sheet up in the Sunday School with the dates and if you can help, please add your name to it against the appropriate date. Thank You, Jean Stevenson.

THE WORD IN ACTION: Drama Kirk brings you a new series of events, unlocking scripture using drama tools. For this first event, you can expect to participate in several activities based on the book of Ruth. This will include improvising part of the text and discussing what it teaches us. We will have opportunity to explore the relationships between the characters and their relationships with God. The evening will be relaxed and fun and you don’t need any experience or ability to

take part. Join us and be part of the Word in action. Hamilton Old Parish Church Sanctuary on Tuesday 28th May at 7pm.

THANK YOU: to those who have been reading the Scripture lesson in the past few weeks. If you would like to participate in worship by reading the lesson, please contact Helen Lawson.

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

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.

BOYS’ BRIGADE: Motherwell & Bellshill Battalion of The Boys’ Brigade is looking for someone to run the BB Supplies Depot at its premises at Orbiston Street in Motherwell. This is due to the retirement of an Officer who has performed the role for over 30 years. The primary responsibility of the role is managing stock levels and ordering replenishment stock from BB Headquarters. The Battalion will provide support staff to assist with the sale of the goods to the public, which currently occurs for a couple of hours on a Wednesday and Saturday. This a very important aspect of the funding of the Battalion’s work in our towns. If you are interested please contact Alan Brown 07974 964429 for further details of the role.

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