Notices

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Irene Ferguson.

 

PASTORAL SUPPORT: If you are aware of anyone who requires support, please leave their name in orange book on high table or leave message with Church Office.  Thank you.   Maureen Thomson, Pastoral Care Coordinator.

 

SEARCHLIGHT THEATRE are returning to Claremont on Wed, 17 Apr at 7.30pm with a presentation of their play TITANIC - THE LAST HERO AND THE LAST COWARD - telling the true story of 2 very different men who were on that fateful journey.  This is a play not to be missed!  Tickets (£10) from Kathryn and David McLaren or the Church Office – tickets also available at door on Wed evening.

 

JOINT GATHERING:  There will be a joint conference of the three churches in our cluster on Sat, 20 Apr to be held in Mossneuk from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. The theme will be 'Unity' and there will be speakers as well as group discussions. A list for those wishing to attend will be at the back of the church in Claremont to assist with the provision of catering.  Anyone not attending church can add their name by contacting Fiona (07985595167) or Claremont office. Fiona McEwan

 

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD:  Next meeting of the Board will be on Tues, 23 Apr at 7.30pm. The agenda and link to join the meeting online will follow nearer the time.

 

LETTER FROM RT REV SALLY FOSTER-FULTON: 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer Initiative, Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday 2024 (Thursday 9 May – Sunday 19 May)  

 

Prayer takes us from where we are to where God calls us to be. The Lord’s Prayer takes the disciples from where they are to where Jesus needs them to be, the space where, together, they anticipate the coming of the Kingdom. That is why we pray ‘thy Kingdom come’.  That is why we join with the followers of Jesus across the world and pray ‘thy Kingdom come’. Together, we anticipate the coming of the Kingdom. Together, we seek to live out our response to the words that Jesus taught his disciples: ‘thy Kingdom come’.

 

Since November 2018, the Church of Scotland has partnered in the Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer Initiative. Launched in 2016, it has since grown into a movement which unites Christians from across different traditions to pray for family and friends, for neighbours and colleagues, to come to a deeper understanding of the meaning of faith in Jesus Christ.

 

In 2024 Thy Kingdom Come runs from Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday (Thursday 8 May – Sunday 19 May): https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

 

An integral part of the resourcing of Thy Kingdom Come is the provision of a Prayer Journal. In 2024, and for the first time, there will be a digital Scottish Prayer Journal featuring voices from across the Scottish church. I am happy to have contributed to this and encourage you to make use of it.   Once more: Prayer takes us from where we are to where God calls us to be, and as we pray ‘thy Kingdom come’ may we look for signs of the Kingdom come amongst us. Yours sincerely,  Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator, General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

 

DRIVER WANTED:  Healthy & Active have offered South Parish the use of their electric bus to take people to Sunday services or community activities in or out with the Murray area. We need a volunteer with a D1 on their driving license who is also under 70 years old. Full training will be given. Anyone interested please contact Wendy on 07941848360. Fiona McEwan

 

CEILIDH 20 APR  in aid of East Kilbride Community Transport. There will be a live band - Cockleroy - and a hot supper, bar and raffle. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.  Cost £15, venue St Vincent's church hall.  For tickets contact Kathy on 079280511723 or Helen on 07999748106.  Fiona McEwan