CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Betty Elliott.

Our organist this morning is Duncan Baddon.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £350.50
Open Plate £166.00
Total £516.50

Financial Statement to 30 June 2015
                                     2015                      Budget (6/12)                2014
Standing Orders             £30,084                  £29,000                        £28,719
Freewill offering              £11,260                  £20,652*                        £9,587
Open Plate                    £4,735                                                         £5,096

*This is the aggregate figure required for freewill offerings and open plate.

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.

Evening Services:
Summer pattern for evening services will be:
Sundays 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.

Stuart Townend Concert:
Big thanks to everyone involved in helping with this…. publicity, meals, tea & coffees, stewarding, setting out the sanctuary, inviting & bringing friends, prayer support, finances & admin…. well done everyone. A very busy night – almost 350 people there, over £4,200 taken in on ticket sales, teas, tuck. VERY successful – and also very positively received by Stuart Townend and band.

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.

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.

Safeguarding Training Volunteers:
A volunteers/introductory event has been organised for Wednesday 26 August 7-10 pm at Mossneuk Church. Anyone interested in attending please speak to Moraig Drumgold or Mary McKinlay.

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