Notices from Sunday 16 July 2017

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

We note with sorrow the death of Hugh Harkins, 107 Ness Drive – Hugh’s funeral is on Saturday 22nd July, 9.30 am at Claremont and 10.15 am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Also the death of Mary Cross, 65 Glen Shee – Mary’s funeral is on Tuesday 18th July, 10.15 am at Old Parish Church and then to Philipshill.

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Helen Morton.

Our organist this morning is Andrew Thorne.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £444.50
Open Plate £111.00
Total £555.50

Financial Statement: to 30 June 2017
                                                             2017             Budget 1/2             2016
Standing Orders                              34,285              34,250                32,350
Free Will Offering                              9,686              20,747*               10,295
Open Plate                                         5,093                                           4,924

*This is the aggregate budget figure for freewill offering and open plate for half the year

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.

Saturday Coffee Mornings:
Thanks to all who have volunteered to host a coffee morning over the summer months, only one date is still available (19th August). If any individual or group feel they could host a small coffee morning on 19th August, please add your name to the rota and enable our senior members to continue to meet on Saturday mornings. Thank you.

Flower Arrangers/Deliverers:
All flower arrangers and delivers please note – we now have a pigeonhole. Please leave any communications eg rota changes etc for Linda’s attention. Thank you

Inspire:
New edition of Inspire is now available – articles include broadcaster Justin Brierley explaining why Christianity stacks up after 10 years interviewing atheists.

JAM Children’s Club:
will take place at James Hamilton Heritage Park from Saturday 22 July – Sunday 30 July from 11 am till 5 pm. Bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, games and Bible stories. Also Praise in the Park on Sunday 23 July and 30 July at 7 pm. All welcome.

Scottish Country Dancing:
Wednesday evenings from 7.30-9.30 pm in the Large Hall. Beginners welcome.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk