Notices for Sunday 5 May 2024

 

 

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH INTIMATIONS

This notice contains the information for the church service Sunday 5 May at 10.30am in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall.

 

The Sunday service will also be recorded for those who will not be able to 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:

 

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

For the month of May, we will worship in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall, on Sundays 5, 12,19, 26 May.

 

Holy Communion will be held on Sunday 5 May during morning worship at 10.30am – all are welcome!

 

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

 

The Holiday Club will be held on Uphall South church hall from 29 July to 2 August in the morning.  There will be a meeting held on Wednesday 8 May at 7.00pm in Uphall South Church Hall.

 

Christian Aid coffee morning Will be held in Broxburn Parish Church on 4th of May at 11am

 

Christian Aid coffee morning A joint coffee morning with Uphall South Church is on Saturday 11th May in Uphall South Church Hall 10.30 to 12.00 proceeds from this will go to Christian Aid.

If you are unable to attend this and wish to give a donation to Christian Aid put your donation into the Christian aid envelope available at the door as you come into church and leave it in the offering plate or give it to your Elder.

If you would be willing to help serving teas or on a stall or provide baking for teas please speak to Sandra Darby, Annette Frater, or Myra Macpherson.  Donations of baking for the stall will be welcome.  Please contact Myra.

 

Holmes Gardens service Sunday 12 May at 3pm.

 

Tuesday house group meets at 2.15pm in the usual place.  Last study of twelve disciples.

 

Travelling Well Bible Study Groups

We continue our ‘travels’ with the Life Builder Study publication entitled “Parable”, consisting of 12 weekly chapters.

We are two small groups who currently meet on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30, but if you would like to participate and the time is unsuitable, please speak – we may be able to suit your preferred time.

Further information is available from Annette Frater and Rachel Shepherd.  Contact details are available from the office.

 

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.

 

Thy Kingdom Come “Light up the World with Prayer”  –  Please refer to the prayer cross for May and join in prayer with Christians all over the world who will be praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus.  Further information can be found on https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

 

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 on Monday nights in Uphall South Church Hall at 6.30pm. All girls welcome.

 

The Boys’ Brigade 1st Uphall Company on Thursday nights at 6pm in Uphall South Church Hall. All boys welcome.   BB’s finish for summer on 16 May

 

UKRAINE/SYRIA

On Wednesday we delivered a further load of clothes, shoes, baby knits and nappies to Edinburgh.  This brings a total of 641 bags of clothes, shoes, etc and 760 packs of nappies.  While we are so grateful for every single item donated, we’d like to say a special thank you to the unknown lady from Broxburn PC who knits and regularly donates such beautiful baby and toddler items. You are a marvel!

About a month ago, we were asked by Direct Aid if we could use ‘some’ sanitary products that had been given to them by Royal Bank of Scotland.  We asked our SOYA distributors who were delighted to accept them.  So now, each time we deliver we also receive and have in that short time passed over somewhere around 500 packs – and there are still more waiting for us.  God does really move in mysterious ways!
Thank you all.  My number if you need to call is 07546087230   Evelyn

 

SOYA Thank you all once again for continuing the donations of food and toiletries for SOYA. These are a wonderful blessing for our young adults and Social Work are very happy to continue to distribute these as needed (which is always!). As usual, don’t hesitate to give me a call if you need any donations uplifted from your home. I am very happy to ask David to do so!! The number to call is 07546 087230. Evelyn McFadyen.

 

Other Information

 

Toccata Choir in Broxburn Parish Church on 10 May at 7.30pm.  Tickets £8.00 can be paid at the door.

 

Annual General Meeting of Uphall Community groups at 7pm on 27 May.  Entertainment and buffet following the meeting.  All welcome.  Please come along and support your community centre.

 

Foodbank Thank you for your continuing donations to the foodbank. The foodbank runs every Tuesday and Thursday between 12.30-2.30pm. More volunteers are needed. Donations needed now at the Foodbank: 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.

 

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. Thank you to those who have donated to the museum.  The opening date (tbc) is planned for end of June.

 

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 Hall

Manse: 01506206045

Mobile: 07399967211

Email: hjansevanvuren@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH is registered charity SC006336