Weekly Notices

Sunday 17th December 2017

 

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.

NATIVITY: The children of our Sunday school and Fusion Bible Class have been preparing for weeks for a special service TODAY, when we shall share in the wonderful experience of seeing and hearing the Christmas story re-told once more. At the close of the service, we invite all to join us in the main hall for the annual Christmas Tea.

EXTRA LARGE PRINT copies of hymn words etc. are available to those who need them. Just ask a member of the welcome team. If you join in worship at home via the Internet a copy can be emailed or posted to you.

THANKS: to everyone who helped with or attended our CHRISTmas fayre a couple of weeks ago. The total raised is now in excess of £3000 – remarkable.

QUIZ: Thanks to all who took a quiz and tried to complete it. Winners were announced, and the final total raised was £120 towards church funds.

ADVENT GIFT SERVICE: Thanks to all who brought along a gift for Women’s Aid locally.  An amazing total of more than 450 gifts were given for this work.

BOYS’ BRIGADE: A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our fundraising lunch. It was hugely successful where a whopping £932 was raised and we also had a great time too!! 

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR: For each day in December, we challenge you to give an “advent gift” (non-perishable tinned foods, packet foods, small items of toiletries) to help someone in need this Christmas. Baskets will be available at the front and back doors to leave your gifts in. Closer to Christmas these will be passed on to those who need them. A huge thank-you to those who have already donated items to this – an amazing mountain of goods heading to those in need.

KIRK MATTERS: The latest issue of the congregational magazine is now available for uplift and delivery.

LIFE & WORK: The January issue is now available from the stage.

FLOWERS: We are looking for someone to help with the flower rota, and in arranging the flowers on a Sunday. If interested, please speak to Aileen Hamilton.

GUILD: On Tuesday evening the Guild welcome the Men’s Club for their annual Christmas Carol night.

PRAYER GROUP meets each week on Wednesday at 1:00pm for the final time this year. The group will resume on Wednesday 24th January 2018.. You can make requests via the church website, or by using one of the prayer cards at the front and rear door.

CD: Some copies of the C.D, which we have produced to assist those with dementia to join in singing some of our worship hymns, are now available. No cost has been set although donations to assist with the cost of production are welcome. Please see Colin Weir or Alex Baird if you would like a copy.

BLESSINGS: Amazing, I can hear the speaker fine with my implant! Wonderful!” Great news from our Chat Box last Sunday when our good friend Hilary Rae from Edinburgh found that the results of her recent operation to tackle her hearing problems had been a good success. What a lovely Christmas Bonus to add to all of the other blessings.

CONCERT: at Hamilton St John’s Parish Church on Sunday 17 December from 6.30pm, entry is free. The first every Christmas Concert by The Heart and Soul Swing Band. There will be an opportunity to contribute to a collection for the Church of Scotland HIV Programme on the night. Please park on the roof level of the Duke Street Car Park. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP: The weekend of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be busy and exciting. On Sunday 24th December at 11:00am, we will share in morning worship, which will hear the church choir present three choral items, alongside a service of lessons and carols. At 6:30pm the same day, we will enjoy a brief time of worship suitable for all ages, followed by refreshments, which will be provided by the staff of crèche, Sunday school and Fusion Bible Class. At 11:30pm on Christmas Eve, we will worship together at our traditional Watchnight Service. NB. There will be no refreshments before this service on this occasion. And on Christmas Day, at 11:00am, we ask you to bring along a gift you have received to show others. We will share in a brief act of worship to honour the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. YOU will be made VERY WELCOME at ANY or ALL of these times of WORSHIP.

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 email. TEL: 01698 264 097 or EMAIL: office@dlsa.org.uk