Notices for Sunday 27 June 2021

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 27 June 2021 and important intimations. St. Nicholas Church is open and we are having in-person worship services on a Sunday morning at 10.30am. We are only allowed 50 people in the building at a time. If you wish to join us for a service in the building, please be sure to book a place between Mondays-Wednesdays 9am-11am by either phoning, texting or emailing Mrs. Carol Ewing on Mobile phone: 07862 953847 or Email: office@strathbrockparish.org.uk. Bookings will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Things will look a little bit different than normal: we will all 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. 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. Bookings for Sunday 4 July will open on Monday 28 June from 9am-11am – Wednesday 30 June from 9am-11am.

Prayer for this week: ‘Loving God, open our eyes, stir our hearts and teach us how, ‘To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with…’ You today and every day. Amen (Micah 6:8)

Intimations for this week:

Communion: Next Sunday, 4 July, is Communion Sunday. If you wish to attend the service in person, please book a place between Monday 28 June and Wednesday 30 June, from 9am-11am. The service recording will also be available on Sunday evening, and you can join in the Communion while watching the recording as well.

Flat screen TV: Do you by any chance have a spare flat screen TV? We need one more monitor for the church services. If you have a spare flat screen TV lying around please give Harry a ring 01506 853215 or drop a message to harry_myra@yahoo.co.uk.

Jigsaw Exchange: This takes  place in the Open Door, with all funds raised going to the BUSY project. £3.00 if you are exchanging a jigsaw, £6.00 if you are purchasing only.

Save The Date: An exciting afternoon of challenge and fun for all ages. What? Car Treasure Hunt. When: Sunday 22nd August 2021. Time: 3.00 -5.00 pm. Cost: £10.00 per car (including refreshments on return). All proceeds go to the BUSY Project and booking details will be given nearer the time.

The Walking Group: The next walking Group walk will be Saturday 3rd July. Please meet us at the Strathbrock Church Hall at 9.30am. We are out for normally approximately a couple of hours and sometimes take a break when and if we find somewhere for refreshment (a tea/coffee mind and bring a face mask just in case we are indoors for this).

Church Office: The Church Office email address is changing to office@strathbrockparish.org.uk

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

The Guild: The next 3 year strategy is Look Forward in Faith and the theme for this year is ‘Lights and Bushels’.

The 6 new projects are:

BEAT: Blether with BEAT about eating disorders

Pioneers Chocolate Heaven: Christian organisation taking worship and employment to unreached communities in South East Asia.

Starchild: Finding the light in every child: inequality and inclusion for disabled children in Uganda.

Home for Good: finding homes for vulnerable children

Unida: Hear our Voice: Training women to be ministers and leaders in churches in Brazil

The Vine Trust Kazunzu village of Hope Tanzania: Help build homes to support children orphaned by HIV around Lake Victoria.

The Guild Annual Gathering will be held on 4th September 2021 either in the Caird Hill, Dundee or online. A Big Sing is planned for Friday 11th June 2021. I hope we can all see that the Guild is continuing to function during this time and we would welcome your prayers.

The Open Door: Open Door is looking for volunteers to join our team.  If you feel this is something you would be interested in please call in at Open Door for further information.

The Faith Mission Bookshop: The Faith Mission Bookshop has opened again and we were pleased to receive a box of general greetings cards. If you require any please contact Myra MacPherson on 01506853215.

Travelling Well Bible Study: As a group we have been meeting on Wednesday evenings through the medium of Zoom. If you would like to join us or would like a copy of the book (James: Faith that Works) to study as an individual please contact Rachel Shepherd on sheprd16@yahoo.com or by phone on 01506855293.

Foodbank: There is an urgent need for tinned potatoes, tinned cold meat, jars of baby food, Domestos, disinfectant, wet dog food and U.H.T. Can you help?

Pray for India: Leprosy Mission is asking for prayers and donations for India. For more information please follow this link: https://leprosymission.scot/covidindia/#donateform

Manse Phone Number: The Strathbrock Manse has a telephone number: 01506 206045, if you need to contact Hanneke.

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’

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336