Intimations for this week:
Kirk Session Meeting: The Kirk Session met on Tuesday 27 April at 7pm on Zoom and decided that we are ready to apply to Presbytery to re-open our church buildings. This is a slow and long process, and we must adhere to the guidance given by the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland. A small group has been designated to steer this process and every step of the way will be communicated with you all clearly – what will happen when and how. More details will follow in due course.
Muddy Church: Uphall South Church are organising a Muddy church (Bee Trail) in King George V park in Uphall from Saturday 1st May at noon to Monday 3rd May at noon. It only has 4 stations to visit but is very interesting. Everyone wishing to participate will be most welcome!
Christian Aid Week 2021: Christian Aid week is from the 10th – 16th May 2021, & they have suggested the following daily readings for us:
10th May : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 3 – 5
11th May : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 6 – 8
12th May : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 9 – 13
13th May ; Genesis Chapter 1 verses 14 – 19
14th May : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 20 – 23
15th May : Genesis Chapter 1 verses 24 – 31
16th May : Genesis Chapter 2 verses 1 – 3
Pentecost Sunday 23 May: On behalf of the Council of churches Uphall South Church is organising a service at 7pm on Pentecost Sunday 23 May on Zoom. Further details will follow.
The Open Door: The Open Door has re-opened its Café. Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm. Government guidelines are being followed. We look forward to seeing you for our homebaking, filled rolls, toasties and we continue our soup on Mondays. There is a large selection of greetings cards. Something new: jigsaws are being sold in support of BUSY. All are welcome!
Travelling Well Bible Study: The next book we have elected to study is James – Faith that Works a Life Builder Study by AT and PJ Le Peau. “We all want a faith that won’t let us down in periods of trouble or loss or uncertainty or fear; a faith that can support us through the worst – and best – times in our lives. This faith is the kind that James writes about and which, in nine studies, we explore here”. As a group we have been meeting on Wednesday evenings through the medium of Zoom and our new study will begin on 5th May. It will take the same form. If you would like to join us or would like a copy of the book to study as an individual please contact Rachel Shepherd on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 855293.
Ancre Somme Association: Ancre Somme Association hope to install a memorial to all animals lost in wars and would like purple poppies to be knitted. Patterns are on Youtube and the deadline is August. With planning permission the memorial will be at bottom of Ecclesmachan Road. Further details from Mary Watson or Myra Macpherson.
Please remember the young folk of SOYA, particularly at this time of sadness and constraint for us all. Evelyn is still very happy to collect any donations of food and toiletries, either from Margaret Forisky, Myra Macpherson or by calling Evelyn on 202642 to collect. However, if you are worried about personal contact please be aware that we do have a bank account for SOYA. Should you prefer to offer monetary donation, either by standing order or as a one-off, the bank details are given below.
Bank Clydesdale Bank plc
Sort Code 82-69-34
Account No 60079752
Manse Phone Number: The Strathbrock Manse has a telephone number: 01506 206045, if you need to contact Hanneke.
Office: Church Hall, 58 Thomson Court, Uphall EH52 6BY
Tel: 01506 856433
Facebook.com: ‘Strathbrock Parish Church’
With all good wishes,
Strathbrock Parish Church