Notices for Sunday 10 March 2024

This notice contains the information for the church services of 10 March 2024 at 10.30am in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall and important intimations.

 

The Sunday 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 would like a copy of the service on DVD, please email the office at office@strathbrockparish.org.uk.

 

BUSY Prayer Points

Pray that we would have courage and the boldness to share our faith and hope at all BUSY activities.

 

Intimations for this week:

 

Church Services for the month of March in St. Nicholas Church

We will worship in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall, on Sundays 10, 17, 24.

We will be joining with Broxburn Parish Church on Easter Sunday 31 March at 11am in Broxburn Church.

On Sunday 17 March Rev Frank Ribbons will be leading our service.

 

Thank you to all who gave to the retiring offering for Tear Fund on Sunday the amount raised was £254.40.

Coffee/tea will be served after the service on Sundays 10, 17, 24 March. If you would be willing to help with tea/coffee in February after the service, please speak to Myra Macpherson.

Reading in Church Please contact Carol at the church office if you used to read in church and would like to start again or if you have never read in church and would like to give it a go. Any help will be much appreciated! We are becoming short of readers and asking the same people to do it more frequently than we used too.

Lent Bible Study on ‘Finding Jesus in the Psalms – a Lenten Journey’ by Barb Roose will be led by Hanneke for six weeks before Easter. The sessions will be on Tuesdays from 10.30-11.30am in Broxburn Parish Church Small Hall on Tuesday 12 and 19 March. The sessions will also be repeated on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm in The Open Door, Uphall on the following dates: 12 and 20 March.

The Session themes are:

Session 5 – Finding Jesus as our Strength – Psalm 69, Matthew 26, and John 18

Session 6 – Finding Jesus as our Saviour – Psalm 22, Matthew 27, and John 20

 

Copies of the book can be ordered online here: https://www.re-vived.com/products/finding-jesus-in-the-psalms

or here: https://www.eden.co.uk/christian-books/easter-and-lent-books/lent-books-for-individuals/finding-jesus-in-the-psalms/

 

Please speak to Hanneke if you struggle to get a copy of the book.

 

The Guild Will meet in the Open Door on Tuesday 19 March at 2.30pm.  The speaker is Billie Hamilton for OPAL – Older People Active Lives

 

Holy Week Services all at 7pm

Monday 25 March      Praise & Prayer              Uphall South

Thursday 28 March    Communion                    Broxburn Baptist Church

Friday 29 March          Good Friday service     Strathbrock St Nicholas Church

 

Easter Cards are available in church for sale today and displayed on the pew.

 

Early Service – a different start to a Sunday Every Sunday at 9.30am in Uphall South Church Hall. Everyone and anyone are welcome!

 

UKRAINE/SYRIA

So many thanks to all who continue to to donate to this charity.  We are delighted to note that donations have now topped 600 bags of clothing and footwear and 700 packs of nappies.  Wow!  We have been asked if any of our caring donors might have some spare suitcases in decent condition, all shapes and sizes would be useful.  Apart from offering these to refugees, the ‘aid’ women use these suitcases to pack footwear for transport.

As always, please call me if you wish anything uplifted from your home.  Evelyn 07546 087230.

 

SOYA Thank you to all those who continue to donate food, toiletries, and money for our young SOYA adults.  Please continue as you are able, the young folks so appreciate your help. If you need anything collected, please call Evelyn on 07546 087230.

 

Other Information

 

Uphall South coffee morning on Saturday 9 March 10.30- noon

Broxburn Parish afternoon tea on Saturday 16 March – please make sure you have a ticket – available at Broxburn Parish Church.

 

Wednesday Prayer Meeting We meet weekly from 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. in the Uphall Community Centre, School Place.  Please consider joining us to pray for our church, community, and wider world.  Prayer requests can also be passed to Sheena in church or by phone (854458) and continue to be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

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.

 

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

 

The Girls’ Brigade Is on Monday nights in Uphall South Church Hall at 6.30pm. All girls welcome.  On holiday on Monday 1 and 8 April

 

The Boys’ Brigade 1st Uphall Company.  Is on Thursday nights at 6pm in Uphall South Church Hall. All boys welcome.   On holiday 4 and 11 April

 

Foodbank Thank you for your continuing donations to the foodbank. The foodbank runs every Tuesday and Thursday between 12.30-2.30pm. Volunteers are needed.  At the moment the Foodbank are short of diluting juice, instant mash, pet food, tinned cold meat, tinned potatoes.  Please note we no longer are allowed to accept bleach.  Thank you for your continued support.  Scotmid has containers to receive donations.

 

Uphall South Bible Study group meet on Thursdays in the church hall, 10.30am – 11.30am. We are starting a study on the book of Romans. All welcome. If you need any more information, please speak to David or Morag Cameron (07897893304)

 

Broxburn & Uphall Museum Are looking for people to donate objects with a story to tell to display in the museum.  Objects or photos could be made in Broxburn or Uphall, owned or used by someone of local significance, or associated with a local business or local story!  To get in touch email broxburnmuseums@gmail.com or contact Sybil Cavanagh.

 

Open Door Monday to Thursday 10am until 1pm. Please join us and bring a friend for coffee and a chat.  We need new volunteers please call in for details.

 

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland Are offering anyone with a heart or chest condition exercise led by a qualified instructor from St John’s hospital physiotherapist department on Monday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm in Uphall Community centre.  For more information contact Bob McDonald tel. 01506 431950 or email y60rmd@gmail.com.

 

Carers of West Lothian. This is a well-established charity providing information, advice and support for all unpaid carers and disabled people in West Lothian.  If you, or anyone you know, could benefit from their services, and would like to know more, they can be contacted on 01506 448000 or by e mailing office@carers-westlothian.com

 

Bottle tops and stamps are still being received for recycling please leave in church or the open door.

 

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.

 

Contact information:

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