Notices for Sunday 7 August 2022


This notice contains the information for the church service of 7 August 2022 at 10.30am in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan and important intimations.

Covid-restrictions: The recent changes to Covid-restrictions mean that it is no longer a requirement by law to wear face coverings for worship services. The Strathbrock Kirk Session, however, agreed to request people to keep wearing face-coverings for entering, moving about in, and exiting the church buildings to keep those most vulnerable safe. Once seated face-coverings may be removed. It will be up to an individual to decide whether to remove their face-coverings once seated. Hand sanitisers will be available at the doors.

The service will also be recorded for those who will not be able attend 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 or 01506 206045 or your district elder, and we would be happy to assist you with any questions or queries.

Intimations for this week:

Communion We will celebrate Holy Communion during morning worship on Sunday 7 August in St. Machan Church. If you are watching the recording of the service later, please ensure you have your elements of bread and wine ready.

Church Services for August in St. Machan For the month of August, we will worship in St. Machan Church, Ecclesmachan, on Sundays 7, 14, 21, 28 August

Early Service – a different start to a Sunday

Every Sunday at 9.30am in Uphall South Church Hall, Strathbrock and Uphall South Churches are joining in a grand new adventure, called ‘The Early Service’ – an intergenerational service where we worship God together through songs, prayer, conversations, questions, and activities that involves ALL AGES. Everyone and anyone are welcome!

Early Church Picnic – On Sunday 14 August a joint church picnic for Strathbrock and Uphall South organised by the Early Church will be held from12pm-2pm at the King George V Park, Uphall. Anyone and Everyone is welcome as a way for us to come together. The day will be filled with fun, games, activities for young and old and lots of laughter for the whole family! Bring your own picnic blanket or fold-up chair, your picnic basket with what you want to eat and drink and come enjoy the afternoon – and bring a friend or two along! If the weather is bad, we’ll move into the Community Centre. Please see more info here.

Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 9 August at 7pm in St. Nicholas Church, Uphall with representatives from the Deployment Subgroup

Flower Fund Remember that the flower calendar is in both churches if you wish to have flowers placed in your name on a specific Sunday. On behalf of us all I would like to thank our flower convenors/arrangers for the wonderful displays every Sunday. Elders, please remember to let our flower convenors know if there is anyone in your district would welcome flowers

Thank you

Wilma Gilchrist

Pastoral Care Convenor.

Teas after the services Please enjoy a tea/coffee and a chat after the service in St. Machan teas will be served on Sundays 21 and 28 August. If you are willing to join the rota, please contact Marion Laing or Myra Macpherson.

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 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.

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

The Boys’ Brigade & The Girls’ Brigade will restart in August and September respectively.  Watch out for more news!

SOYA Donations 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.

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.

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 with your new address.

Contact information:

Office: Church Hall, 58 Thomson Court, Uphall EH52 6BY

Tel: 07862 953847


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