CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Christine Nicol

Our organist this morning is Jonas Cedervall.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £426.81
Open Plate £144.55
Total £571.36

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 back at work from 7th July. For pastoral matters etc please contact Philip Wright.

Holidays:
Zach is on holiday until 13th July inclusive. Philip is on holiday from 5th to 18th July inclusive.

Evening Services:
Summer pattern for evening services will be:
Sunday 5th July – Service in Marquee at Heritage Loch.
Sundays 12th, 19th and 26th July will be Joint Services at Calderwood Baptist
Sundays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August will be Joint Services at Claremont and
Sunday 30th August will be “Last Sunday at 7” at Calderwood Baptist Church.
All services at 7.00 pm.

Clarion:
Articles for the next issue of the congregational magazine should be handed in by Tuesday 7 July. Here is your chance to help keep the congregation informed, to share ideas & thoughts, promote what is going on… Please note email address for articles is claremontclarion@hotmail.com

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:
The summer issue of Inspire is now available. Articles on transformation: how God changes us as people and how we can help make life better for those around us. The magazine is free, copies in the vestibule. Help yourself.

Wedding Invitation:
The families of Stuart Love and Ruth Joy Palmer are delighted to invite their friends at Claremont to their wedding here at the church on Saturday 8th August 2015 at 2 pm. The cutting of the cake and speeches will take place after the ceremony, followed by tea, coffee and cake for everyone.

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.

Food Bank:
We need more volunteers on Monday mornings to help prepare the food bags for distribution. If you are interested in helping in this way once every few weeks please contact Helen Morton or Maureen Thomson.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk