Weekly Notices

Sunday 24th June 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. DO JOIN US following morning worship for tea and coffee in the large hall.

ORGANIST: Thanks to Andrew Steven, who has very kindly agreed to step in and accompany our worship this morning in the absence of Eric Geddes.

NATIONAL WEEKEND OF INVITATION: Thanks to those who have taken part in this weekend’s activities. We are especially delighted to welcome those who are visiting us this morning. Please be assured that you will receive a warm welcome any time you choose to return to any of the events or worship we host as a congregation.

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 Steven Paterson, and the Electronic Notetaker is Brenda Holliday. Thanks to both for their help this Sunday.

ONLINE CONGREGATION: We would like to hear from those who worship regularly with us via the internet. What does our service mean to you? How might we improve things for you? Contact details are on the screen today. Do take time to get in touch.

ALL AGE WORSHIP: On Sunday 24th June, our morning service will be suitable for all ages and will bring this session of Sunday school and Fusion Bible Class to a close. Do plan to join us for what will be an enjoyable time together in praising God.

MESSY CHURCH: The next planned event for young families will be on the afternoon of Sunday 24th June, closing with a Barbeque. You can register at our website.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The next Musical Memories afternoon organised by Befriend Motherwell will take place on Thursday 28 June from 1.00 until 3.00. Open to all, including people with dementia and their carers. Refreshments will be served with no charge made for attendance. The Bank of Scotland Foundation and Foundation Scotland are assisting with the costs of organising this event.

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD: will next meet at 7:30pm on Thursday 28th June.

TREASURER: After 12 years of great service, our Congregational Treasurer, Willie Brown, is standing down soon. Do you think you might be able to help with this essential role in our congregation’s life? Perhaps it can be a shared responsibility? 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.

JOIN US: The next Community Breakfast will be held on Saturday 30 June from 10.00 until 11.30a.m. This is open to all with no charge made. Drop in for a hot filled roll, a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

SUMMER SUNDAY TEA BAR: To enable the Sunday Tea Bar to run during July and August volunteers are required. If you are able to help there is a sheet on the notice board. Please add your name . It would be helpful if there were at least 2 people on each week. This will give the usual ladies a break during the summer

ANNUAL SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB: This year the Holiday Club will take place during the week beginning 30th July. If you have some spare time leading up to and during that week and would like to be involved, help will be needed in the kitchen, leading groups, crafts, games and general organisation. For further information please contact Debbie Bogle.

PRAYER GROUPS: Both prayer groups are now taking a break for the summer. However, we will still pick up on any confidential requests that are made through the prayer boxes at front and rear of the church building, or via our website.

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

WALK: Befriend Motherwell has started a Monday afternoon walking club. The walk lasts around an hour. Residents from local Sheltered Housing Complexes are taking part, with any other seniors who wish to join in. Call Colin at 07715 655 831.

WINDOW REPLACEMENT: The work has begun on our feature window at the front of the church building. Scaffold has been erected over the front door entrance. It would be appreciated if all will take care, as contractor’s vehicles will be around the buildings for a few months. The upper floor balcony area will be roped off for the duration of the works. Any questions please speak to Alex Baird or Ian Morrison.

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 N.B. Our church office will be closed all of this week. You can still leave a message on the answerphone if you wish. Derek will check this on a regular basis in Helen’s absence.