Notices for Sunday 30 January 2022

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 30 January 2022 at 10.30am in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall and important intimations. There will be no need to book a place in church, as we have moved to 1m-distancing inside the church building and our maximum capacity is 80 people. However, we still 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. 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.

Intimations for this week:

Church Services in St. Nicholas Sunday worship services in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall on Sunday 30 January 2022.

Church Services for February in St. Machan For the month of February, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sundays 6, 13, 20, and 27 February 2022.

Communion Sunday 6 February in St. Machan during morning service we will celebrate Communion together. If you are watching the recording of the service later on, please make sure you have your elements ready if you wish to celebrate with us.

World Leprosy Day Sunday 30 January The theme for World Leprosy Day 2022 is ‘United for Dignity’. The campaign honours the lived experiences of individuals who have experienced leprosy by 1) sharing their empowering stories and 2) advocating for mental wellbeing and the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma.  To donate go to www.leprosymission.org

As we move to the month of February, we turn our thoughts and prayers to leprosy remembering those suffering from this illness and give thanks for all who have been cured. If you are a supporter, please bring your blue boxes/donations to Elspeth at church. If you would like to be a supporter, please speak to her. Thank you for your continued support

The Council of Churches Post a service once a month for Care Homes.  If you wish to watch this – please visit Broxburn Parish Church website at http://www.broxburnparishchurch.org.uk/ as this month was planned by Broxburn Parish.

The Guild Meet on Tuesday 1st February in the Open door. Please pick your favourite hymn and or reading to share with each other please bring your copy of Complete Mission Praise. Thank you, Wilma

Walking Group are planning to have a walk on Frist Saturday of February – 5th

For anyone wishing to join we meet outside at the Church Hall at 9.30am.  It sometimes includes a coffee/tea break depending if we find a coffee shop enroute. (please remember masks)

Housegroup Tuesday at 2.15 at Sheila Linkie’s home restarts Tuesday 8th February

Origin Scotland  Symphonic Praise will be held at St Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th March.  Book: at https://www.originscotland.org/bookings/ or call us on 0131 541 0117Tickets are strictly limited due to capacity restraints.

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.

General greeting cards: Please contact Myra (853215).  Delivery can be arranged.

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.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting: Please consider joining this small group currently meeting in the Uphall Community Centre, School Place, weekly from 6.00 – 6.45 pm to pray for our needy world.  None of us really knows how to pray, but we know God hears and uses our prayers according to His will.  Hope to see you any Wednesday where you will be warmly welcomed.  (our room is warm and cosy).  Any queries phone Sheena – 01506 854458. This resumes on Wednesday, 12 January 2022.

The Boys’ Brigade: Meets at 6.00pm in the South Church Hall. All boys are welcome:

Anchors P1 – P3 (must be 5yrs old)

Juniors P4 – P6

Both meet 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Company P7 upwards 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Girls’ Brigade: Meets on Monday evenings at 6.30-7.30pm in the South Church Hall.  Please enter from Alexander Street – back door of hall.  All girls welcome

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

Flower Ministry: We continue to send and take flowers to those who are ill, bereaved, lonely or having a special celebration etc.  If you wish to donate to this, please contact Alison or Dinah.

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