CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Moraig Drumgold and Family

The organist today is Audrey McKirdy

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

Freewill Offering £350.00
Open Plate £167.77
Total   £517.77

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.

Save the Date:
Thursday 9th May, 7.30 pm – Studio 32
HOME BAKING.. required as we will have many guests to church that evening. 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. Mary Coles, EK Christian Aid Committee. Contact details: Phone: 01355 230307; e.mail:maryandchriscoles@outlook.com.

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.

Big Brekkie for Christian Aid:
Once again, come and join us for a Big Brekkie to start Christian Aid week. Rolls and sausage & bacon along with other treats will be served after the morning service on Sunday 12th May to launch Christian Aid week. Please lend your support to this worthwhile cause and enjoy the fellowship of breakfast and a cuppa after the service.

Coffee Morning:
Mairita Svagre is hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 11th of May to raise money to be able to provide Bibles for the children of her church in Latvia. Donations of raffle prizes and home baking would be greatly appreciated. Tortilla wraps can be purchased on the day to enjoy with your tea or coffee. Thank you!

Please note:
The office will be closed on Monday 6th of May.

Boys Brigade – Display:
The Annual Display and Presentation of awards will take place next Friday, 10th May in the church, starting at 7.30. All parents, friends and members of the Congregation will be made most welcome.

Anniversary Dinner:
To conclude our Anniversary events, a Dinner will take place at Torrance House Golf Club on Saturday, 31st May at 7.30. Tickets cost £20 and can be obtained from Ian Harrow or any BB Officer. The guest speaker will be Mr. Jim McVean, Secretary of Glasgow Battalion who has been a good friend of the Company over recent years.

Flower arrangers:
Please consider joining the arranging team as our numbers are becoming more diminished. This would entail going to buy the flowers and arranging them for Sunday mornings service when it was your turn on the rota. We usually do this on Saturday mornings. If you think you could help us please speak to either Anne Jones or Elissa Leatham.

AYEMac:
Games night on Tuesday 7th of May at 7.30 – all men welcome!

Clarion:
Is available to be picked up for distribution from today.