CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Jean Anderson and Irene Davis.

Our organist this morning is Jonas Cedervall.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £280.50
Open Plate £195.86
Total £476.36

Welcome Desk:
If you know of anyone who is in or just out of hospital or who needs an elder or staff member to call, please leave the information at the Welcome Desk. We would also appreciate suggested names to receive flowers after today’s or a forthcoming service – call at the Welcome Desk.

The monthly Prayer Diary
is included with the update on the last Sunday of every month, and also available on tables in the vestibule. The prayer diary team would appreciate any items for prayer. These can be handed to Myra (Goodwin), Christine (Knox) or Hannah (Shanks). There is also a pigeon hole in the Elders room where you can leave a contribution anonymously if you prefer OR contact us at prayer@claremontparishchurch.co.uk.
God hears our prayers and does answer them. Pray without ceasing.

Study Leave:
Gordon is on Study Leave from 22nd June until 6th July. For pastoral matters etc please contact Philip Wright.

Holidays:
Zach is on holiday from 26th June to 13th July inclusive.

Holiday Club:
Our Summer Holiday Club Expedition Force is quickly approaching; we will have a meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday night (25 June). If you are planning on working in the holiday club, YOU MUST ATTEND or give apologies to Zach in advance. Also, we need help with decorations. So if you have an artificial green Christmas tree, or any camping gear that you would allow us to use, please let Zach know!

Tuesday 14th July, Stuart Townend
will be performing with his band here in Claremont church. Stuart is one of the most inspiring worship songwriters of our generation and we are really blessed to have him perform here in our Sanctuary. We sing many of his praise songs including “Power of the cross” and “In Christ Alone”. Tickets are available priced £15 & £10 for concessions. Available on Sundays or via the office.

Inspire Magazine
latest issue is now available. Articles on prayer vision, renewal, being creative for the Lord’s sake, being involved in politics, sport as outreach… and more. The mag is free, copies in the vestibule. Help yourself.

MILK BOTTLE TOPS:
The LAST DAY for collecting Milk Bottle Tops will be Thursday, 25th June. I will uplift these on Thursday evening and take them into school on Friday, 26th. The group collecting the bottle tops has asked me to thank everybody for all your help with this collection; they have been overwhelmed by your eagerness to help. Once again, Claremont delivers!

Food Bank – Sainsbury’s, Kingsgate Retail Park – leaflet donation appeal:
This has been rearranged for Fri 3rd July 10-4pm (2 hour volunteer slots). Please consider volunteering for this very worthwhile cause – as schools are off family groups very welcome! Please add name to list on table at back of church or speak to Maureen Thomson for further info thanks.

Beatson Cancer Charity:
Martin Russell’s son, Stuart, is again attempting a number of cycle challenges this year with his friends in Whitelee Warriors, including the Etape Caledonia (81 miles in Perthshire including Schiehallion), The Flying Scotsman Sportive 2015 (Graeme Obree – 77 miles in Ayrshire), Pedal for Scotland (Glasgow to Edinburgh, 110 Miles) and the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) – a climb that takes you from sea level to over 2,000 feet in 5 miles. He would again be grateful for any sponsorship in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity – please see Martin Russell on Sundays.

Girls’ Night Out:
Hamilton Baptist Church, 23 Kemp Street, Hamilton on 12 September 2015 at 7.30 pm. ‘Early Bird’ ticket (before 12 August) costs £5, Standard ticket £7 or £10 at the door. Girls’ Night Out is an inspiring and entertaining night out for women of all ages fronted by Carrie Grant and Jo Enright. For more information see poster on notice board.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk