CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Anne Jackson

The organist today is Audrey McKirdy

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:

Freewill Offering £232.00
Open Plate £167.50
Total   £399.50

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.

Death: Please be aware that Margaret (Peggy) Murray died on 11 April 2019.

Save the Date: Thursday 9th May, 7.30 pm – Studio 32
Tickets for Studio 32 at Claremont on Thursday 9th May are now going very fast. Any donations of baking would be greatly appreciated as we should have a lot of visitors on the night. There will also be a glass of wine / juice etc available to buy on the evening. If you would be able to make and serve tea on the night, please speak to me. Please check with Helen Cuthbertson or the Church office for availability of tickets at £5 each. A great price for a great evening. All proceeds will go to the church.

East Kilbride Christian Aid Committee: Christian Aid Praise, Sunday 12th May 2019, 7pm South Parish Church. We’re planning a different style of event this year at the beginning of Christian Aid Week. Mary will be sharing responsibility for the event with Seonaid, Barrie, and Mary Smith and we look forward to seeing you all again along with any of your friends who’d like to join in. There will be more pieces for everyone to sing and just two pieces for singers only. The arrangements and music for these will be available shortly. Full Practice date – Sunday 5th May at at 2.30pm. Ahead of this there will be rehearsals at Greenhills on Sunday Thursday 25th April, 2pm. Mary Coles, EK Christian Aid Committee. Contact details: Phone: 01355 230307; e.mail:maryandchriscoles@outlook.com.

Sunday@7 : Our new Sunday evening gathering is an opportunity for anyone aged 18-30 who wants to ask questions about faith, questions about God, questions about life and how all of these things relate to each other. We’ll be exploring a whole host of different things over the weeks we’re together and would love as many as possible to come and join us. Come for tea and coffee, snacks, some conversation and hopefully an opportunity to have your questions answered. We’ll be meeting at 7pm in the church. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact the church (01355 238088), David Nicolson (david@claremontparishchurch.co.uk) or Ali Scott (alasdair@claremontparishchurch.co.uk)

Holy Week Services: From Monday 15th April until Friday 19th April there will be a short service each evening at 7pm, as we approach Easter and the major celebration of the Christian faith. The services will be led by a variety of Claremont folk. The theme for the week is “What They Said As Jesus Was Dying” – a look at some of the comments, both negative and positive, made by onlookers & participants in the crucifixion. On Thursday (18th) the service will include Communion.

Good Friday Drop In Reflection: Once more, the sanctuary will be open on Good Friday – from 2pm until the before the Good Friday service. You are invited to come along for as short or long a time as you wish. There will be a series of short readings, reflections to help us all.

Stephen Hay: is running the London Marathon during April and raising funds for the Beatson, he has set up a fundraising page on Virgin Giving to allow Gift Aid to be recovered. His page can be found through the following link:- https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StephenHay

Christian Aid Week: This year’s Christian Aid week will run from 12th to 18th of May. Once again we are looking for volunteers to help with the door to door collection during this week. If you can help with this or If you would like more information about what is involved, please do not hesitate to contact Joan Thomson on 01355 238100 or by email joan-thomson@btconnect.com, or speak to me on a Sunday morning. Please consider if you can spare some time to help with this appeal as the monies raised are vital to continue Christian Aid’s work in combatting hunger and poverty throughout the world.