26 June 2016
3 July 2016
- 11 am
- Worship led by Mr Keith Pearson
We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, anxious, or grieving for the loss of loved ones.
Envelopes are still available on the vestibule table for donations;
please return via the offering plate in coming weeks.
Provision for children in July and August
On Sundays in July and August the table with material for children
to use quietly during worship will still be in place at the rear of
the worship area. Two chairs are also available at the head of
the stairs for “quiet story telling”.
there will be no rota of adults to oversee children at the table
or take them downstairs for other activities. Responsibility
for children at the table and elsewhere will be deemed to lie
with their accompanying adults.
Prayer Handbook 2016-17: orders
The new Prayer Handbook, “Freedoms to Share”,
will be published on 1st August and Pam Bostock has again offered
to place a bulk Circuit order. Standard print copies are priced
£3.50, large print are £3.95 (P&P free for
more than 10 copies). Please sign the sheet on the vestibule
table or let Jenny Easson know by 10th July if you wish to order a copy.
Scotland District Prayer Diary
As part of a proposal to expand and develop the
District Prayer List with a general
“One Mission” focus,
Jill Baker (Glasgow, District “One Mission” rep to the
Connexion) has sent a request for prayer material for possible inclusion
in an expanded Diary. This material might relate to local church
activities, mission / outreach, overseas links, etc, possibly with
photographs. Deadline - Sunday 31st July.
Part time job for 16 -23 year old with YMCA in Edinburgh
the advert for details. Closing date is 13th July 2016.
Methodist Conference 2016
Conference meets this year in London, at Central Hall, Westminster, from Thursday for a week.
The Scotland District representatives are the Revs Alan Anderson, Andrew Baker, and Gordon Hay; Mrs Jill Baker and Mr David Bradwell.
The Chair of Synod, the Rev Dr David P Easton is also a Member (ex officio).
Presbyteral Session opens on Thursday afternoon and continues on Friday; Representative Session opens on Saturday afternoon with the elections and inductions of the in-coming President, Rev Dr Roger Walton, and Vice-President, Ms Rachel Lampard.
conference website will include live screening
Meetings this week
Support other Organisations
Scottish Bible Society
Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in June for work in
Congo and in July for work in the Dominican Republic.
Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to
- Bible Society of Mexico preparing a translation of the Bible
for the Purepecha Community;
- Bible Society in the Dominican Republic working with the
police department to encourage gang members to exchange
guns for Bibles - this year's target is 5,000 people;
- SBS's recently-launched social media platform Pinterest;
- Bible Society in Angola translating the Bible into the Kimbundu
language for the people of the Kwanza Sul province.
Prayer Points for this week
- Methodist Conference, London, from Thursday;
- Church Stewards in the Circuit's 5 congregations;
- outcomes from the EU Referendum result;
- Bible Society work in Congo and the Dominican Republic;
Anglican Development Services Mount Kenya East's work in northern Kenya (Christian Aid);
- residents and staff in Bolton and Rochdale (Methodist Homes);
- the UK Team (MAF);
East Jerusalem YMCA's work with people with disabilities (Embrace);
- work in Mozambique, southern Africa and Zimbabwe
(The Leprosy Mission);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay
and Uruguay (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the
North Shields and Whitley Bay Circuit
(Newcastle upon Tyne District) and in
New Stevenston (Strathclyde Circuit).