Notices for Sunday 24 July 2022

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 24 July 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.

Intimations for this week:

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

Sunday 24 July Dr Brenda Galloway will lead the service in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall.

Early Service – 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!

Early Church Picnic – On Sunday 14 August a joint church picnic for Strathbrock and Uphall South organised by the Early Church will be held from12pm-2pm at the King George VI park, Uphall. Anyone and Everyone is welcome as a way for us to come together. The day will be filled with fun, games, activities for young and old and lots of laughter for the whole family! Bring your own picnic blanket or fold-up chair, your picnic basket with what you want to eat and drink and come enjoy the afternoon – and bring a friend or two along! If the weather is bad, we’ll move into the Community Centre.

Sympathy We record the death today of Campbell Lang, former elder of our church. We extend our sympathy to Christine, Sharon and David, Beverly and Scott and their families. Details of funeral are not available at present.

Leprosy Fund  A big thank you to everyone who has donated their surplus coins to the Leprosy Fund. A wonderful £242.00 were donated. Thank you, Elspeth Macleod.

Social and Fundraising team The social group is resuming its activities this week with a men’s get together on Friday and a strawberry tea on 29 July, both in Open Door and invitations have already been delivered. Over the coming months all members of the congregation will receive an invitation to an event.

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. Programme available here.

Tuesday Housegroup Further dates will follow

Flower Fund The flower calendar is available in St Nicholas for those wishing to add tier names to a particular date.  Any queries speak to Dinah McDonald. Thank you to everyone who so generously donates to our Flower Funds. I’m sure we would all agree that the flower arrangements in our churches are beautiful and uplifting. If you would like to donate please see our Flower Convenors.  Remember that the flower calendar is now up in both churches if you wish to flowers placed in your name on a specific Sunday. Finally on behalf of us all I would like to thank our flower convenors/arrangers for the wonderful displays every Sunday. Elders Please remember to let our flower convenors know if there is anyone in your district would welcome flowers

Thank you

Wilma Gilchrist

Pastoral Care Convenor.

Teas after the services Please enjoy a tea/coffee and a chat after the service in St. Nicholas Church on Sundays 24 and 31 July. In St. Machan teas will be served on Sundays 21 and 28 August. 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 office@strathbrockparish.org.uk with your new address.

 

Contact information:

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

Tel: 07862 953847

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