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Contact Details
Hamilton Old Parish Church
Church Office, Parish Halls
Leechlee Road
Hamilton ML3 6AQ

Tel: 01698 281905
Email: office@hamiltonold.co.uk
Charity Number: SC 010855

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Hamilton Old Parish Church

Sunday 23 February 2020

Epiphany 6


Introit - “May the love of Christ enfold us” - Smith/Beall

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Anthem - “Be still for the presence of the Lord”


Genesis 21:1-13 (pg 15 NEB & pg 21 GNB)
Hebrews 11:11-20 (pg 941 NEB & pg 286 GNB)



Recording of Services
Please note worship is being recorded in audio and video formats, then  uploaded to our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and to create DVDs for distribution to the housebound.  If you wish to be away from the view of cameras, please sit upstairs or in the rear of the transepts.  Thank you.

Pastoral Concerns

Elizabeth Gardiner’s funeral will take place on Friday 28 February 2020 at 11.00am here in the Old Parish and thereafter to Bent Cemetery for 12 noon.  Please remember the family in your prayers.

Bible Reading Challenge
Our Bible Reading Challenge continues this week as we move onto Romans chapters 12-16.

World Thinking Day
A warm welcome this morning to the leaders and girls of 12th Hamilton Brownies and Guides for World Thinking Day.  The Brownies and Guides are also hosting the tea/coffee fellowship after the service.  Your support is very much appreciated.

Communion Rehearsal
A reminder to Elders serving Communion on Sunday 8 March that there is a brief rehearsal following the service this morning.

Tidings and Communion Cards
Tidings and Communion Cards are available from the Meeting Room for uplift and forward distribution.

Life and Work
Life and Work magazines are available for collection.

Woodburn Court
Visitors will be welcome at the Woodburn Court service this afternoon at 3.00pm.

Monday Club
In a change to the syllabus, our speaker on Monday 24th February will be Liz Vasey and her subject is Hamilton District Food Bank.  We meet as usual at 1.30pm in the North Hall and all are welcome.

Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade Fortnight this year is from 24 February to 8 March.  Please try to buy 1 item each week, most supermarkets have a good selection now, even if you don’t support it all the time.  Thank you.  Nessie Garrett

Passion Play 2020
This year’s Passion Play is an exciting demonstration of Christian Unity, with 10 UK towns and cities performing the same play at the same time. Drama Kirk are organising the only Scottish performances, in Hamilton on Good Friday and East Kilbride on Easter Saturday. It would be wonderful with the support of our local churches to take the Easter story into the heart of our local communities. Please do consider how you might get involved – whether you might like to join the cast, paint, build, steward....the roles are endless and all are needed. Rehearsals continue on Tuesday 25 February at 7pm in HOPC. Please do come along and get involved.

Ash Wednesday Service
Our Ash Wednesday Service is on Wednesday 26 February at 7.00pm, for prayer and reflection at the start of Lent.

Pro Re Nata Session Meeting
Elders are advised that the Attestation of Church Records by Presbytery will take place on 10 March 2020.  As that is also the date of our Session Meeting a Pro Re Nata meeting of Session is to be held on Sunday 1 March 2020 following the morning service to afford Elders the opportunity to attest our records prior to submission to Presbytery.  On that date Church Records will be available in the Church Office for Elders to examine, should they wish to do so, prior to and after the morning service.

Youth Group
The Youth Group meets next Sunday, 1 March at 6.00pm in the Halls.

Forward In Fellowship Concert

Lanarkshire District Fellowship of The Boys’ Brigade is producing a one-off charity concert in aid of two local Lanarkshire charities, Hope for Autism, and You are my Sunshine.  The concert will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020, at Dalziel St. Andrews, Merry Street, Motherwell. Doors open at 7pm with curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased from Alistair Buttery 07469807492 or abuttery@freelands.co.uk.

Four fantastic acts are supporting the concert: the award-winning Wishaw and District Brigade Band, the Pipers of Lanarkshire District Fellowship, The Jolly Bs (Stonehouse Male Voice Choir), and renowned organist Mr Mark Hindley of RSNO fame.

The Concert is sure to be a great evening of musical entertainment in aid of two great causes, and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

World Day of Prayer - 6 March 2020

The service will be held this year in St Peter’s RC Church in Buchanan Crescent at 7.00pm.  The service is written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe and entitled ‘Rise up take your mat and walk’.  Nessie Garrett


Hamilton Presbytery invites you to XYZ, a free intergenerational ministry event for everyone.  This event consists of a variety of workshops with the Very Rev Susan Brown being welcomed as the main speaker.  The event takes place in Motherwell South Parish Church on Saturday 14 March from 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Clearing Help

I’m looking to set up a group of people to help clear the chancel each Sunday after the morning service.  Hopefully with enough volunteers I will be able to set up a rota.  If you are at able to help in any way can you please let me know. Thank you.  Andrea

Health and Safety

As part of our Health and Safety development we are looking to run a Fire Extinguisher training course approx 75 - 90 minutes each session. This would be later in the year, probably late April or mid May.   If you would be interested in attending this introduction to Fire Safety please let the Office know either by email or telephone so a list can be made up. Please do not just tell Andrea on a Sunday.(office@hamiltonold.co.uk // telephone 01698 281905).  Ian