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We are back in our buildings, worshipping each Sunday at 10.30am. For the month of March we are worshipping in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall. All are welcome! With some restrictions still in place, we still need to wear face coverings for the entire service; hand sanitisers will be available at the door and a duty elder will show you where to sit, as the inside of the church has been prepared with signs and markers of where to sit (which may mean that you won’t be able to sit in your usual spot) and which doors and exits to use. We are allowed to sing wearing face coverings. The service will also be recorded for those who will not be able to be in church, and will be made available on Youtube, Facebook and the Website, by a Sunday evening and DVD’s are still available on request from Mrs. Carol Ewing by emailing to office@strathbrockparish.org.uk.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Hanneke on 01506 206045 or hjansevanvuren@churchofscotland.org.uk or your district elder, and we would be happy to assist you with any questions or queries or your district elder, and we would be happy to assist you with any questions or queries.

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 15 May 2022 at 10.30am in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall and important intimations.

Covid-restrictions: The recent changes to Covid-restrictions mean that it is no longer a requirement by law to wear face coverings for worship services. The Strathbrock Kirk Session, however, agreed to request people to keep wearing face-coverings for entering, moving about in, and exiting the church buildings to keep those most vulnerable safe. Once seated face-coverings may be removed. It will be up to an individual to decide whether or not to remove their face-coverings once seated. Hand sanitisers will be available at the doors.

The service will also be recorded for those who will not be able attend church, and will be made available on Youtube, Facebook and the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Hanneke on hjansevanvuren@churchofscotland.org.uk or 01506 206045 or your district elder, and we would be happy to assist you with any questions or queries.

BUSY Prayer Points

Please pray for peace and encouragement for young people taking exams.

Church Services for May in St. Nicholas For the month of May, we will worship in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall, on Sundays 15, 22, and 29 May 2022.

Intergenerational Church – a different start to a Sunday

Every Sunday at 9.30am in Uphall South Church Hall Strathbrock and Uphall South Churches are joining in a grand new adventure, called ‘The Early Service’ – an intergenerational service where we worship God together through songs, prayer, conversations, questions, and activities that involves ALL AGES. Everyone and anyone are welcome!

Tuesday Housegroup meets on 17 May at 2.15pm.  At Sheila’s home.

Christian Aid Strathbrock and Uphall South Church are holding a joint Coffee Morning on Saturday 21st May 2022 from 10.30 to 12.00 in the South Church Hall. We are also holding a stall of baking etc. We would be grateful for some help and donations of Baking.  Please contact Anne McInnes on 07710460614 if you can help.

Christian Aid Retiral Offering On Sunday 22 May during morning worship we will hold a retiral offering for Christian Aid.

Union Canal It is 200 years since the opening of the Union Canal. An event is being run on Saturday 21 May from 10-4pm.  The canal boats will be arriving at Muster point, Port Buchan around 11.40am.  Stalls include refreshments, marketplace, cake stalls, face painting, tombola etc.  Further details on The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society Facebook page.

Church Services for June in St. Machan For the month of June, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sundays 5, 12, 19, 26 June.

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 5 June in St. Machan Church. If you are watching the recording of the service later, please ensure you have your elements of bread and wine ready.

Travelling Well Unfortunately this is cancelled this week.

Everyday with Jesus daily bible notes are available from Mary Swarbrick and Myra Macpherson.  If you would like to try these for two months, we have extra copies.

E-mail changes Please remember to inform the Church office when your own email address changes so we can update our contact list. Please Email office@strathbrockparish.org.uk with your new address.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting Wednesday Prayer Meeting: We continue to meet weekly from 6.00 – 6.45 pm in the Uphall Community Centre, School Place, where you would be warmly welcomed. Prayer requests can be passed to Sheena in church or by phone (854458) and are treated in the strictest confidence. Please Note:  There will be no meetings on Wednesdays 11 May, i.e. next meeting Wednesday 18 May.

Prayer Cross Issued monthly on the 1st Sunday of the month (see attachment). Please use the topics as a guide for prayer throughout the month. If you have difficulty accessing the cross, please contact the office. There are printed copies of the prayer cross available in church today.

Prayer Chain: The prayer chain is available for urgent requests which are treated in strictest confidence. Please phone Sheena Carroll 01506 854458.

The Boys’ Brigade Meets at 6.00pm in the South Church Hall. All boys are welcome:

Anchors P1 – P3 (must be 5yrs old)

Juniors P4 – P6

Both meet 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Company P7 upwards 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Boys’ Brigade Sports night Thursday 19 May meet at King George V park 6.30-7.30.

The Girls’ Brigade Meets on Monday evenings at 6.30-7.30pm in the South Church Hall.  Please enter from Alexander Street – back door of hall.  All girls welcome!

SOYA Donations Please remember our needy SOYA kids.  Donations of foodstuffs as well as toiletries are always urgently required and most gratefully received. For foods, please consider tinned meats, veg, soups, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes; and toiletries such as deodorants, cleansers, toothpastes, shaving foam/gel (but no razors please). Donations can be left in the churches as usual, or call Evelyn on 07546 087230 if you wish donations uplifted.

Foodbank Thank you for your continuing donations to the foodbank. Our present needs are tins of custard, rice puddings, noodles, vegetable stock cubes, UHT milk, toilet rolls, Domestos and spray disinfectant.  Please leave in the Open Door or in whichever church is open.

Care Van If you are having a clear out of your wardrobe and have any good quality clothes that may be suitable for the care van or any new underwear.  Please email the office or contact Peter Hagenbuch.

Where do our stamps go, where do our milk bottle tops (all colours) go?

This year we are sending our stamps to the Church of Scotland.  The women’s Development centre in Kandy Sri Lanka.  Details available here: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/campaigns/stamp-appeal. Bottle tops go to a recycling centre in the borders to be recycled into parts for wheelchairs.  Please leave either stamps or bottle tops in church or the Open Door.

 

Contact information:

Office: Church Hall, 58 Thomson Court, Uphall EH52 6BY

Tel: 01506 856433

email: office@strathbrockparish.org.uk

online: https://strathbrockparish.org.uk/

Facebook.com: ‘Strathbrock Parish Church’

Minister: Hanneke Janse van Vuren

Manse: 01506206045

Mobile: 07399967211

Email: hjansevanvuren@churchofscotland.org.uk

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336