Notices from Sunday 3 September 2017

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Jim & Elissa Leatham.

Our organist this morning is Christine Knox.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £500.00
Open Plate £194.50
Total £694.50

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.

Retiring Offering:
The retiring offering today, 3rd September, will be in aid of Loaves and Fishes

Saturday Coffee Mornings:
23 September is still available. If you would be willing to host this coffee morning please add your name to the rota on the noticeboard.

Saturday Coffee Morning Rota:
The new rota 2017/2018 for the coffee mornings on a Saturday is now on the Notice Board. The coffee mornings are a meeting place especially for those who are housebound and they look forward to meeting others on a Saturday morning. Not only are the coffee mornings an opportunity to meet with others they are also a valuable source of income for the church so in order to keep them going it is imperative to get everyone to fill in a date.

All Keyholders:
Please ensure all doors are closed and locked and alarm activated before leaving the premises. Recently the vestibule doors were found to be unlocked. Thank you, Roy Marriott

Kirk Session:
Meeting on Tuesday 12th September, 6.45 pm for prayer and 7.30 pm for the meeting. Papers are now available.

Inspire Magazine:
Copies of Inspire’s new edition are available – free of charge. Articles on supporting mission in Africa, fair trade, believing in miracles, serving Jesus in Cyprus, and more.

Second Hand Book Stall:
Book stall is running low on stock – donations of good quality paperbacks (fiction) would be welcomed. No hardbacks please.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP):
A new Christian Against Poverty Lifeskills course starts at Claremont Parish Church on 6 September at 12 noon. Please pray for those attending, leaders and helpers.

Christians Against Poverty:
are holding a partnership morning at Calderwood Baptist Church on Saturday 9th September from 10am – noon. Tea etc will be served from 9.30am. There are 7 East Kilbride churches involved in varying aspects of the work and Claremont are delighted to be part of that. This event is an opportunity to hear about the work, to encourage and inspire us and look at how we can help more folk through others being involved.

AYE·Mac
is back and with a syllabus no less! The opening games night for the Men’s Group will be Tuesday 19 September so get the date in your diary now. We are also organising a trip to the rugby (Scotland V Samoa) on Saturday 11 November while tickets are still available so if you fancy coming along please let us know by Sunday 10 September so that we can order the tickets before they’re all sold out. Anyone interested in the rugby trip should add their name to the sheet beside the church bookstall. Look out for other similar outings throughout the next session!

Tearfund Concert:
We are hosting a Tearfund concert on 22nd September at 7:30pm. Yvonne Lyon, David Lyon and Gareth Davies-Jones will join us and perform music from their new collaborative album The Space Between, inspired by the Sermon on the Mount. Tearfund’s events are always done to a high standard, and this will be no exception!
Tickets are on sale for £6. You can either get a ticket from Ali, or you can buy them online at this link: http://autumnacoustictour2017.eventbrite.co.uk
More information can be found here: www.tearfund.org/autumntour or chat to Ali and he will be able to tell you more.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk