Notices for Sunday 2 July 2023

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 2 July 2023 at 10.30am in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall and important intimations.

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

 

Intimations for this week:

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 2 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.

Church Services for July in St. Nicholas For the month of July, we will worship in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall, on Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July.

Bible Reading list from 21 May to 30 July are available in church and as an attachment on this email. Why not meet with a friend or two over a cup of coffee/tea and discuss the text together? You might be surprised by how God speaks to us all in different ways!

Early Service – a different start to a Sunday Every Sunday at 9.30am in Uphall South Church Hall – an intergenerational service where we worship God together through songs, prayer, conversations, questions, and activities that involves ALL AGES. Everyone and anyone are welcome!

Coffee/Tea after service will be served on Sunday 9 July in St Nicholas

Wednesday Prayer Meeting – Please note there will be no further meetings in the Community Centre until Wednesday 16 August.  Meantime, if, during the month of July, you would be interested in prayer walking around Uphall please contact Sheena on 01506 854458.

Travelling Well The Tuesday and Wednesday morning groups will not meet during the holiday period of July and August.  They will resume and continue with “The Twelve Disciples” after the summer break and that will be intimated in due course.

BUSY Management Team We would like to express our thanks to Peter Hagenbuch who has served on the group for several years. We are now looking for a new representative from Strathbrock Church to replace Peter if you would be interested, please speak to Lynne McEwen.

Upcoming Events

Broxburn Parish Church coffee morning on Saturday 1 July from 11-12.30pm

Broxburn Care Home Strathbrock has responsibility for the service on 2 July at 3pm.  You are welcome to attend if you are available.

Picnic & Praise Kirkliston Parish Church is hosting their annual Summer Picnic and Praise afternoon on Sunday 6 August between 1pm-3.30pm at Carlowrie Castle. Entry is free, but booking is essential. Please book your space at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/picnic-and-praise-2023-tickets-665200100407

Flower Festival with the theme of ‘Flowers and Friendship’ is being planned for 24th and 25th August times 10.30am – 3pm both days and on Thursday from 6-8pm.  This will be held in Strathbrock St Nicholas with an invitation to all churches in the area.  Help is asked for stewarding, refreshments (serving or baking) and flower arranging.  If you would be willing to assist in anyway, please speak to Wilma Gilchrist or Myra Macpherson.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday 20 July at 6.30pm in Strathbrock St Nicholas Church.

Museum – Uphall and Broxburn One of the projects of the Broxburn & Uphall Town Centre Management Group is the establishment / extension of a local museum.  This project is being led by Emma Peattie from the Museum and Archive service of West Lothian Council.  Emma attended the Council of Churches meeting to share information about a new interactive display unit to be installed in the museum area of Strathbrock Partnership.  If you would be willing to be interviewed, have any photographs, or artefacts, or questions please speak to Sybil Cavanagh in the first instance.  Meeting for further details will be held in the near future please let Sybil know if you are interested in attending.

UPDATE ON UKRAINE Thank you to all who continue to donate clothes, nappies or empty drinks and food cans for scrap metal.  There remains a desperate need for these, particularly clothes for all ages and sizes, men’s, women’s and children’s.  To date we have delivered 306 black sacks full of clothing and shoes, over 300 packs of nappies and a huge (uncountable) amount of cans, for which the charity is indeed very grateful. At this time, after an urgent plea from Syria, the volunteers are busy collecting and sorting clothes which will be delivered as soon as possible to Aanjar on the Lebanese/Syrian border.  Please help if you can and as always I am happy to collect.  My mobile No. is 07546 087230.

Evelyn

REMINDER ON SOYA.  SOYA stands for Special Offerings for Young Adults.  In West Lothian there are some   300 disadvantaged and very vulnerable young adults between the ages of 16 and 25, many of whom have spent much of their early lives in care. As young adults, they are no longer eligible for care and must now learn to take care of themselves on a very small benefit income.  Some become homeless, unable to pay for their utility bills, some are housed in small, lonely hotel rooms with no cooking facilities, while others have shared, sheltered accommodation.  All are constantly struggling to have enough to eat.

The SOYA project aims to help these young people by collecting tinned and packeted foods (as well as toiletries) and delivering these to West Lothian Social Work Department who then distribute to some very grateful young folks.

We are very grateful to all those who give food donations to SOYA and also to those who regularly give monetary donations- either in cash or by bank transfer to the SOYA account – which allow me to buy whatever is most needy.  Please keep these coming.  Should anyone wish further information on this, please contact me.  Evelyn

 

The Girls’ Brigade has finished now until August.

The Boys’ Brigade has finished now until September.

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

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.

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 for the Thursday. Please get in touch with the foodbank if you want to volunteer. Our present needs are , tinned cold meat, curry sauce, rice pudding, long grain rice, toilet rolls, custard, diluting juice (1l + 1.5l)

Please leave in the Open Door or in whichever church is open.

With the food with which they are supplied, some of our clients do not have enough strong carrier bags. If you have any spare STRONG carrier bags you can donate, please pass to Myra, Harry, the Church, or the Open Door. Thanks

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

                                                            

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336