Weekly Notices

Sunday 18th March 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. There is no tea bar this morning due to the AGM.

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 Notetaker is Paula McGuire. Thanks to both of them.

A.G.M.: The stated annual meeting for our congregation will be held immediately after morning worship TODAY (18th March). All members are encouraged to attend.

TREASURER: After 12 years of great service, our Congregational Treasurer, Willie Brown, is standing down in a few weeks time. Do you think you might be able to help with this essential role in our congregation’s life? If you can help, or know of someone who may, or if you wish more details of what the job involves, please speak to Derek Hughes or Alex Baird.

BOARD: Our Congregational Board could do with some new members to assist with the financial, social and property areas of work. Do you think you can help? Just 8 meetings a year for about an hour each time. If interested, speak to Alex Baird or Justine Main.

CHURCH FLOWERS: Aileen Hamilton would like to have someone help her with the flowers that beautify the sanctuary each Sunday. Might YOU be the person to do this? If so, please speak to Aileen as soon as possible.

CHRISTIAN 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 Monday Prayer Group meets tomorrow at 7:30pm in the Prayer Room. As well as interceding for the needs of others, we will spend some time reading through and studying the Gospel of John. The Wednesday group will meet at 1:00pm in the Prayer Room. ALL will be made welcome at one or both of these gatherings for prayer. If you wish to request prayer, you can use the slips/boxes at front or rear door, or via the church website.

FUNERAL: We were sad to receive the news of the death of John Arthur, one of our Elders. A thanksgiving service for John’s life will be held within our sanctuary on Thursday 22nd March from 1:45pm. All welcome to attend. Please pray for Dorothy and all the family. Would Elders attending please meet in the small hall at 1.30pm.

MAKE A WILL: Throughout March, there is an ideal opportunity to make a will in return for a donation to St. Andrew’s Hospice. Details of local solicitors who are part of this wonderful scheme are on the main notice board.

MEN’S CLUB: Tomorrow evening is the AGM of the Men’s Club.

GUILD: On Tuesday the Guild hold their closing social at 7.30pm. Entertainment is by Hamilton Operatic Society. Tickets cost £3.50 and are available from committee members.

SISTERHOOD: On Wednesday the ladies will have their closing lunch at The Bentley Hotel.

EASTER EGGS: On Palm Sunday (25th March), we are again inviting children and adults to bring along Easter Eggs to our morning service. In turn, these will be given to Glasgow City Mission to assist in the wonderful work that they do in the city with men, women and families. Let’s take some time to bless others at this wonderful season of the year when we celebrate the Good News of the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

MESSY CHURCH: The next event for families will be held within our halls on Palm Sunday (25th March) from 3:30pm, with a meal at around 5:00pm. As usual, there is no charge for attendance and involvement in these activities. Please register at the church website. ALL are WELCOME.

HOLY WEEK: There will be a service of worship at 7:00pm on each evening of the week Monday 26th – Friday 30th March. We will be hosting the Maundy Thursday service in our own sanctuary, which will include a celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Full details are on a poster at our main noticeboard of venues for each evening.

GOOD FRIDAY: Our sanctuary will be open from noon until 3:00pm on Friday 30th March. This is a chance for anyone who would like to spend some time quietly in prayer.

BREAKFAST: As we consider how we become more “invitational” as a church, a number of individuals are looking at planning community events. Previously this group organised the Community Christmas dinner, the Christmas hampers and the stationery collections. The group are keen to start a monthly community breakfast, the first being planned for Saturday 31st March. If you are interested in being part of this or supporting the initiative in some way, please speak to Liann Weir.

SURVEY: The Mission and Discipleship Council need your help to shape how we nurture and care for the young people in our church over the next few years. It needs to hear from you, your views and your thoughts! Please take a few moments before 31st March to visit www.churchofscotland.org.uk/youthworksurvey where you can find a series of surveys that will help give a clear picture about what is required. This is your chance to have your voice heard, don’t let it slip away!

EASTER DAY: On Sunday 1st April, we shall celebrate the new life we have in Christ through sharing in Holy Communion at 9:30am and a service of worship suitable for all ages at 11:00am. Don’t be an April fool, come and join in one or both services of worship. Remember to wear you Easter bonnet or BUNNET!!!

DEMENTIA RESOURCE CENTRE: Come along and see the newly refurbished Dementia Resource Centre in your area. We would like you to join us for light refreshments whilst telling us what you would like to see in your new centre. These events are open to everyone within our community. Saturday 21st April 11 – 3pm. Monday 23rd April 3 – 7pm. For more information on these events PLEASE CALL AHEAD 01698 275300)

Glasgow City Mission’s Big Arran Challenge – Sat 12 May 2018: Hike Goat fell, cycle round the island, or do both! A great day out – ideal for individuals, groups of friends and church small groups – with money raised used to provide practical Christian care for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Glasgow. Ferry ticket, refreshments, hot showers and bike support crew provided. Sign up at www.glasgowcitymission.com or call 0141 221 2630.

Fancy a Walk? A bit of support for the not so young? As part of their new activities Befriend Motherwell plan soon to start a short time of walking (no more than an hour from 2.00p.m.) on a Monday afternoon in Dalziel Estate. Some residents from local housing complexes are looking to benefit from some fresh air time and to sample the spring air. If you can assist, or just wish to join in, please speak to Colin Weir at the tech desk or on 07715655831.

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