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Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 10 October 2021
Hymn - "Abba Father"
Hymn 493 - "It's me, it's me"
Deuteronomy 5:1-21 & 6:4-6
Anthem - God is all you need
Hymn 553 - "Just as I am"
Sunday 17 October 2021
Hymn 153 - "Great is Thy Faithfulness"
Hymn 755 - "Be Still and Know"
Anthem - Lord give me Faith
Hymn 557 - "O Love that wilt not let me go"
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 10 October 2021. 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 are off this week due to the school holiday.
The office will close at 1.00pm on Friday 8 October 2021 and re-open on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 9.00am.
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 Third Missionary Journey.
Drama Kirk's travels with Paul continue as we dramatise his third missionary journey, leading him ever onwards to Rome.
This episode covers Acts 19 – 28. You may find it helpful to read these chapters in advance of the study – or simply join us and enjoy exploring these scenes together. There is a great deal of drama in these chapters – from imprisonment and riots to snake bites and shipwreck.
We explore questions such as how Paul deals with these hardships, why he ignored the warnings and the importance of love in our churches today.
All welcome - join us Tues 26th October 7pm on www.youtube.com/HamiltonOld
If you join live, you can use the chat functionality to engage with others on the broadcast. You can also catch up any time afterwards.
Join us and learn a wee bit more about the man who did so much to shape the Christian church.
Grasping the Nettle
If you’re interested in joining us for the AS I SEE IT EVENT : SCIENCE, GOD, THE VIRUS AND ME being presented by Scotland’s National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch, on THURS 28 OCT AT 7.30PM, please register with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Leitch will give a personal perspective on science, faith and the pandemic.
There are still some spaces for both events but please register soonest!
After you register, you will receive a zoom link (usually issued the day before the event).