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Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 11 November 2018
Service of Remembrance
Choir - "O God Beyond"
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Choir - "For the fallen"
Choir - "Lord in Thy Mercy"
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.
Bible Reading Challenge
Our Bible Reading Challenge continues this week as we move onto Ezekiel chapters 28-34.
Tidings and Communion Cards
Tidings and Communion Cards are available for uplift from the Meeting Room for forward distribution.
Armistice Day Concert
The Bothwell Philharmonic Choir here in the Old Parish this evening 11 at 7.00pm. Tickets priced at £10 available by calling 01357 440400, from the Church Office or pay at the door on the evening. All proceeds will go to the work of SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, Lanarkshire Branch.
All are welcome to join us on Monday 12th November at 1.30pm, when we are delighted to welcome back Marvyn MacKay, who will take us on a trip round India. His talk is entitled Palaces, Temples and Mountains. Please note this is last date to book your place for our Christmas Lunch.
Bible Study continues this week. Tuesday 13 November at 10.00am in the Creche and Thursday 15 November at 8.00pm at the Manse
The next meeting of the Kirk Session is on Tuesday 13 November at 7.30pm in the Session Room.
Oklahoma! Kings Theatre
13th - 17th November 2018
For those of you going on the bus from the church to the Wednesday matinee performance on 14 November the bus will leave from the Cadzow Street entrance of the church at 1:30pm and the Cadzow Street gates will be open to allow you to park your car round the church. Enjoy the Show.
Next Sunday, 18 November there is a Family Service in ‘The North’ Hall at 9.30am to which all are warmly welcome.
Could Elders serving at Communion on 25 November please note that there is a rehearsal following the service on Sunday 18 November.
Carols by Candlelight
This year Carols by Candlelight will be on Friday 7 December at 7.30 pm in the Church, followed by tea, coffee and goodies in the halls. Tickets costing £5 are available from today from Nesella Barr in the halls following the service. Please get your tickets from Nesella as that gives an indication of how many people to cater for. Payment can also be made at the door on the night for those unable to buy a ticket beforehand.
Congregational Christmas Lunch
This year's lunch will be on Sunday 9 December in ‘The North’ Hall following the morning service. Names, menu and payment will be taken in the pillar hall on Sundays from today until 25 November. Due to a slight increase in the catering cost, the meal will be £16 for adults and £8 for under £12's. Please put your names down as soon as possible, to allow numbers to be gathered and passed to the caterer.
If anyone has left an umbrella at Hamilton Presbytery Office please speak to Elizabeth Cruickshank.
Handbags for Christmas (update)
Thank you for your very kind and generous donations and for the time being sufficient handbags have been donated. If however you spoke to Helen on Sunday last these bags will be uplifted.
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL – 20 YEARS!
Until recently few, if anyone, realised that the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, organised by the Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Aid Organisation ‘Samaritan’s Purse’, this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of its introduction to Scotland. It was in May 1998 that our former Minister, fellow member of our congregation and friend, The Very Rev. Dr. Hugh Wyllie was asked by Franklin Graham, the founder of ’Samaritan’s Purse’ and son of Rev. Billy Graham, to help introduce and establish the Appeal in Scotland.
Dr. Wyllie met both men initially in 1993 during his time as Moderator of The General Assembly and from then on all three enjoyed a mutual admiration and respect and a lasting friendship. He warmly welcomed the opportunity to become involved in the Appeal, set up and initially Chaired the Scottish Organising Committee and that saw the start of a true success story.
The folks of The Old Parish followed Dr. Wyllie’s lead enthusiastically and introduced the Appeal to our own Church and for the past 20 years have been tremendously generous supporters. This year was no exception with last Tuesday seeing our final total of 221 boxes start their long journeys to the grateful hands of some children, across Eastern Europe and Africa, who’ve never known the excitement and joy of receiving a Christmas present.
Our response to the Appeal remains one of the biggest throughout the County and my heartfelt thanks go to all of you who contributed in whatever way, whether it was by personally filling a pre-decorated box, beautifully decorating and filling your own box or by donating financially, to our hard working personal shoppers, Nancy and Nanette, to fill a box on your behalf. Thanks also go to Sandra and Bill and everyone at the PF’s Offices for contributing so generously.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may God bless you and your loved ones.