Notices for Sunday 19 June 2022


This notice contains the information for the church service of 26 June 2022 at 10.30am in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan 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.

Church Service Recording. There will be no video recording on 26 June due to the recording/editing team being on holiday. No copies on YouTube, website or DVD.  An audio recording was made of the service on 19 and 26 June on CDs and if anyone would like a copy of this to listen to please email the office – and we will get one to you.

Intimations for this week:

BUSY Prayer Points

Please pray for our team as we plan summer events, the camp and the new term.  We want to be working in obedience to God and with faith for what he’s asking us to do, so pray for guidance as we set things in place.

Church Services for June in St. Machan For the month of June, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sunday 26 June. Car parking – St Machan.  The management committee accepts no responsibility for any damaged caused in the village car park.

Sunday 26 June – On Sunday during morning worship Mr. Peter Hagenbuch is going to tell us more about his recent outreach trip to Chile. Please come along and ask a friend to join us – it will be most interesting to hear how God is working in different parts of the world!

Church Services for July in St. Nicholas For the month of July, we will worship in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall on Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July 2022

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 3 July in St. Nicholas Church. If you are watching the recording of the service later, please ensure you have your elements of bread and wine ready.

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!

BUSY Summer Camp Over the Summer, from 6-8 July BUSY is hosting a summer camp for 25 youngsters. Some kids can afford to go, for others it is a real struggle. Can you support the BUSY Project Summer Camp appeal and help send a young person to camp? Just log onto for more details or to make a donation. Thank you!

BUSY Summer BUZZ Busy is hosting a whole bunch of events for the youngsters over the summer period starting on Wednesday 29 June right through to August when they head back for the new school year. Please see the flyer attached as well as the programme to this email and give it to someone you think will enjoy coming along!

Tuesday Housegroup Further dates will follow

Flower Fund A calendar will be available in both churches from start of June.  If you wish to have flowers on a certain Sunday and / or donate to Flower Fund, please contact Dinah McDonald or Alison Redmond

Teas after the services It is proposed to restart this on July 17th in Shairp Aisle in St Nicholas.  If you are willing to join the rota, please contact Marion Laing or Myra Macpherson

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.

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 & The Girls’ Brigade will restart in August and September respectively.  Watch out for more news!

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.

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 with your new address.

Contact information:

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

Tel: 07862 953847


online: ‘Strathbrock Parish Church’

Minister: Hanneke Janse van Vuren

Manse: 01506206045

Mobile: 07399967211


STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336