Notices from Sunday 16 April 2017

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Anne Jackson.

The band is leading our worship this morning.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £390.90
Open Plate £228.50
Total £619.40

Financial Statement: to 30 March 2017

                                                                2017           Budget 1/4           2016
Standing Orders                                     16,975           17,125              15,826
Free Will Offering                                     4,796           10,374*              5,377
Open Plate                                                2,691                                   2,578

*This is the aggregate amount needed by freewill offering 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.

The flowers in the Sanctuary during Holy Week were in memory of Ella Dolan.

Retiring Offering:
The retiring offering next Sunday 23rd April will be going to Rehoboth Village.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP):
A new course starts on 19 April at 12 noon. Please pray for those attending, leaders and helpers.

The coffee morning on Saturday 22nd April 
will be run by the EK Deaf Church in conjunction with Glasgow Deaf church. The money raised will help subsidise the cost of the Scottish Deaf Church’s Council’s yearly conference in June, when members of all the Scottish branches of the Deaf church come together to worship learn and meet friends. Donations of help, baking or raffle prizes will be very gratefully received. We will also have a Deaf Choir doing some signed praise during the morning. Please come along and join us. Tickets, £1, from Anna Weir. Thank you

Community Food Bank:
An urgent plea for donations of large heavy duty supermarket ‘bags for life’ as the Unit is in need of these (around 500 bags are distributed in EK each month!). Maybe you have a supply tucked away in a cupboard or if you are donating items you could bring them along in one of those bags. Your response to our Lent Appeal has been wonderful, but the Food Bank is quite empty at the moment. We badly need tinned spaghetti, jam, juice, UHT milk, tins of meat, ham etc, biscuits, puddings, pasta in sauce. Please help if you can.

Medecins Sans Frontieres:
Karen Palmer is planning to take part in the Balmoral Run on Saturday 22nd April, along with 4 friends who are also ministers’ wives. She is raising money for MSF who provide healthcare in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. If you would like to sponsor her, she will have sponsor sheets with her on Sunday or see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Karen-Palmer15

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers:
Our BB Company is once again participating in this venture. If you shop at Sainsbury’s please collect the vouchers and put them in the box which will be located in the rear entrance beside the Bookstall and Fairtrade stall. Thanking you in anticipation of your support.

Crèche Duty:
We are desperately seeking volunteers to help with crèche duty. If you are interested in helping please contact Joyce Brough (243696)

Behind the Smiles:
Jane Fucella, a former missionary partner of Claremont has written a book about the family’s time as missionaries. They stayed and worked in Thailand for 22 years living out their faith in a different culture.  Her story tells what a life of a missionary is really like ‘Behind the smiles’.  Jane writes in a simple, engaging style which is both authentic and reflective.
Copies of the book are now available at the BOOKSTALL price £9.99

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk