Weekly Notices

Sunday 17th March 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.  This morning we welcome our Interim Moderator, Rev Murdo Macdonald to lead us in worship. 

VACANCY:  We have been granted Permission to Call a Minister on Unrestricted Tenure by Hamilton Presbytery. A meeting of the Congregation will be held TODAY immediately following worship to elect a nominating committee to begin the search for a new minister.  This is a crucial stage in the process and it would be great to see as many members and adherents here as possible.  Once the nominating committee has been appointed the first meeting will take place immediately after the congregational meeting.  Members of the nominating committee will be required to attend regular meetings to decide on the approach to take to seeking a new minister, assessing applications and meeting with prospective candidates along with visiting other churches to observe how they lead services.  This is a very important role, but also a very onerous one and, at this stage, there is no way of knowing how long it will take.  Please give careful and prayerful consideration to this as we move to this next stage. 

STATED ANNUAL MEETING: NEXT SUNDAY morning the Annual Stated Meeting of the congregation will held immediately following morning worship.  This is an important meeting for all the congregation and it would be a great support to the office bearers if you could attend. 

TEA BAR: Please note there is no tea bar this morning or next Sunday morning following worship. 

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 Paula McGuire.  Thanks to both for their help.  

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. 

THANK YOU: to everyone who supported the lunch last Sunday.  £342 was raised for Church Funds.  Many thanks to those who prepared and served the lunch, an wonderful event. 

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 is taking a break at the moment.  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. 

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. 

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

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. Tomorrow is the AGM and Member’s Night. 

THE GUILD: Please note that the ladies now meet on every second Tuesday afternoon from 2:00pm. On Tuesday 19th March the ladies will have a guest speaker from Tunnocks, Uddingston. 

SISTERHOOD: meets on Wednesday afternoons each week from 2:00pm.  This week the Ladies will be having lunch at The Bentley. 

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD: The next meeting of the Congregational Board is on Thursday 21st March at 7.30pm in the small hall. 

GLASGOW CITY MISSION:  On Sunday 31st March we will be collecting Easter Eggs for Glasgow City Mission and would invite you to bring along an egg to be passed on to those less fortunate than we are. 

MESSY CHURCH:  The next Messy Church is to held on Sunday 24th March, 2019 at 3.30  within the Forgewood Community Centre. Please come along and join us.  Registration is via the Church website and it would be helpful if you are coming to do so by Sunday 17th March. We are grateful to the ladies who have made jam and baked and sold the produce, for the £130 they have donated towards the £150 cost of hiring the Forgewood Community Centre for Messy On Tour.. 

CRECHE: Please note there will be no crèche available on Sundays 7th, 14th and 21st April. 

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. 

HOLY WEEK PASSION PLAY: During Holy Week, a Passion Play will be performed as the joint service of worship in five churches throughout Lanarkshire. This is a wonderful way to bring the Gospel message to life and offers opportunities for mission and discipleship. Could you get involved? We need people to lead some participation from the pews. Those leading participation from the pews don’t need to be available for every performance and will simply support the congregations’ involvement. There will be a rehearsal for those interested on Tuesday 19th March at 7pm in Dalziel St Andrews. Please do come along and join us, or for further details contactdramakirk@gmail.com 

HELP:  Kenny Bogle is raising funds for the Beatson following a family member’s recent treatment there for cancer.  Many of you will have noticed he has grown a ponytail and is having it cut off in the next few weeks.  If any of you would like to donate to Kenny for doing this, please contact him, he is usually ay the back door on a Sunday morning. 

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.  

ANDREW’s HOSPICE – Make a Will Month– March 2019 Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or emaillorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.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 normal office hours, you can leave a voicemail or email.  TEL: 01698 264 097 or email office@dlsa.org.uk