Notices for Sunday 6 February 2022

STRATHBROCK PARISH CHURCH

This notice contains the information for the church service of 6 February 2022 at 10.30am in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan and important intimations. We celebrate Communion together. 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:

BUSY Prayer Point

Week 1: That God would bless those going to camps, with energy and His spirit so we can deepen relationships with one another and with Him.

Prayer for school week

Please pray for Broxburn Academy, Uphall, Kirkhill, Dechmont, Broxburn and St Nicholas primary’s and Uphall Station and Pumphertson primary – our local schools.

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.

Dignity Boxes: On Sunday 6 February the CEO and Founder of Dignity Boxes, Mrs. Isabel Dosser will visit our service to inform us of the work they do.

Dignity Boxes are small boxes that are filled with a selection of basic toiletries, before being placed in areas for people that experiencing deprivation or a high level of poverty. The aim of the boxes is ultimately to promote self-worth and dignity by allowing those in need to take what they cannot afford, or get access to, from a Dignity Box, without having to ask or thank anyone, consequently we hope promoting in a small way, self-worth, and dignity.

Donations of Soap, Shower Gel, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Shaving foam or gel, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes are welcome for the months of February and March when we will host Dignity Boxes in our church buildings.

SOYA Donations: As we enter the second month of the year, 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.

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 15th February in the Open door.  We will meet Moira Niven speaking about The Royal Mile.

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

Muddy church in King George’s V park from Friday 11th at 12 noon to Sunday 13th at noon.

Coffee Morning The South church coffee morning will resume on 12th February 10.30-12noon (once a month).

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: 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.

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