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Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 26 September 2021
Hymn 237 - "Look Forward in Faith"
Hymn 710 - "I have a Dream"
Anthem - O God Beyond Praising
Hymn 167 - "Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah"
There may be no regular public worship in some of the church buildings of the town
but that doesn't mean there is no worship.
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Our next service in the sanctuary is on Sunday 26 September 2021. Services will then continue weekly thereafter at the regular time of 10.45am. To ease with Track and Trace it would be a help if you could advise the office in advance if you are planning to attend the service. A QR code will be displayed at points on the pathway leading to the Church.
Alll sections of the Boys' Brigade meet from 5.30pm this coming Wednesday.
Join us after the morning service on Sunday 3 October 2021 for our first social event of the year "Blether Together" in the Church grounds (weather premitting). Enjoy the fellowship with refreshments and home baking and maybe even some singing. Come along and join the fun!
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL 2021
As we approach the end of September we’re now beginning to see all the shops starting to prepare for Christmas and it’s also now time for us to start to think about making preliminary arrangements for our annual participation in Operation Christmas Child Samaritan Purse’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
Covid 19 has continued to have a dramatic effect on our everyday lives for the past 18 months or so and it looks like there will be no return to ‘normal’ in the near future. Consequently the way we conduct our Shoebox Appeal this year will again have to change to accommodate current restrictions. In consultation with the Minister and Session Clerk it has been decided that, as with last year, the logistics of buying, assembling, distributing, collecting, dedicating and dispatching boxes would be too problematic to attempt and that the Appeal, in its previous form, will again not take place this year.
However that does not mean that you will not be able to fill and send off your very own shoebox. Samaritan’s Purse now has a simple, online process which you can find at:-
where, for a modest donation of £20 you can fill your very own shoebox from a whole host of suitable stock items held by them for boys and girls. You can choose your gifts and even include a personal message in your box and a photo if you wish before it is sent on its way to a very deserving child this Christmas.
In the last few years boxes from the Old Parish have gone to some very deserving children in Belarus, Zambia, Romania, Central Asia, Liberia and Nigeria. It may seem like a small gesture from you but it is hugely significant to these children, the majority of whom have never had a Christmas present. Louis and I have already filled our box and it was very easy and quite personal and we recorded it as having been sent on behalf of Hamilton Old Parish Church.
So this year that’s exactly what we’re asking you to do to ensure that ‘The Old’ continues to support all those children all over the world who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas. If you do, please let the office know to enable us to measure the response from our church. I’ll be happy to advise you of our progress and remind you of how to prepare your shoebox online over the coming weeks. If you still wish to fill your own box you can do that and hand it in at our local collection point at GLO Bookshop, 78 Muir St Motherwell, ML1 1BN. National Shoebox Collection Week is from 15th to 22nd Nov. 2021.
Our dedicated shoppers, Nancy and Nanette also have some surplus cash from last year which they’ll give to me to allow me to send more boxes online from our church.
In the meantime thank you and may God bless you for your continued support.
Paul – A Man Changed Forever. The Second Missionary Journey
Drama Kirk's travels with Paul continue as we dramatise the second missionary journey. Join us as we meet key characters from his ministry: Silas, Timothy and Lydia.
This episode takes a very dramatic turn as the Gospel begins to spread in Europe....initially on the back of a Woman's prayer group. We then see how one crazy fortune teller shapes the journey as Paul and companions end up imprisoned.
We explore questions such as what it feels like when God doesn't grant your prayers and how we might be as bold in our faith as Paul.
Join us and learn a wee bit more about the man who did so much to shape the Christian church.
Available to catch up on www.youtube.com/HamiltonOld
With Arms Wide Open
Luke’s Passion Story
Drama Kirk’s 2021 Passion Play tells the Easter story from the perspective of Gospel writer Luke, putting Jesus’ story together years after his death and hearing from the disciples what their encounters had meant for them. It also includes a series of flashbacks to that final, fatal week.
Filmed during lockdown, the 30minute film features two professional actors in the roles of Jesus and Luke, as well as members of the Drama Kirk team.
Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/DramaKirk or on twitter @PlayLanarkshire “With Arms Wide Open” and is available on the following link:
Join us and see the Gospel come to life!
DVD copies of "With Arms Wide Open" are available on request.
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