Hamilton Old Parish Church
Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 25 February 2018
Introit - “Let the earth resound with songs of praise” - Townend
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Anthem - “Assurance” - Beck
Genesis 17:1-7 & 15-16 (pg 11 NEB & pg 16 GNB)
Romans 4:13-25 (pg 875 NEB & pg 191 GNB)
Mark 8:31-38 (pg 764 NEB & pg 57 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.
Bible Reading Challenge
Our Bible Reading Challenge continues this week as we move onto Isaiah chapters 1-7.
Life and Work
Life and Work magazines are available for collection.
Tidings and Communion Cards are available for uplift and onward distribution.
Visitors will be welcome at the Woodburn Court service this afternoon at 3.00pm.
A Lenten Course is being held at St John’s Parish Church on the Sunday evenings throughout Lent. Food available from 5:15-6:15pm with the course starting at 6:30pm.
At our next meeting on Monday 26th February, we look forward to welcoming representatives from MacMillan Cancer. All are welcome.
Passion Play rehearsals have resumed and continue on Tuesday 27 February, at 7pm in Cadzow Parish Church. Newcomers will be made very welcome. The company are still looking for people to play a number of non-speaking parts, including disciples, priests, and Pharisees. If you would like to find out more about it you can contact Liz Blackman on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study resumes on Tuesday 27 February at 10.00am in the Creche and Thursday 1 March at 8.00pm in the Manse where we will be considering the Gospel of Mark chapter by chapter.
Our Film Club continues on Thursday 1 March at 1.30pm in the North Hall. Come along and enjoy some movies.
World Day of Prayer
Service for World Day of Prayer in St John’s Parish Church, Duke Street, Hamilton on Friday 2 March at 7.00pm. Service written by the Christian women of Suriname and the theme is “All God’s creation is very good!”
The Finance Committee next meet on Monday 5 March at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room.
Passion Play - Behind the Scenes
If you could help out behind the scenes with the Passion Play, please join us for a meeting on Wednesday 7th March at 5pm in the session room of Hamilton Old Parish Church. If you would like to help but cannot attend please contact email@example.com or 07917 876 261.
On Friday 9 March, there will be a Spring Concert starring the St. John's Singers in the Church, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets costing a mere £5 and including refreshments will be available in the Pillar Hall each Sunday until 4 March, but will also be available during office hours (Tuesday till Friday, 9.00am until 1.00pm). The net proceeds will go towards the cost of the Hamilton Passion Play, being held on Saturday, 31 March. Further details will follow.
Sacrament of Holy Communion
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 11 March. In the morning the wine will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Evening Communion is at 6.30pm in the Church and will be a sung communion assisted by the choir. Alcohol and non-alcoholic wine will be served at this service.
Please remember to bring your stamps from your Christmas cards to the Church and hand them into the Office or give them to Nessie Garrett. Thank you!
The leaders and the girls of the Brownies would like to thank everyone who gave donations and supported their Coffee Morning last Sunday. They raised a total of £300.25 which will be used to subsidise their annual Census.