Hamilton Old Parish Church
Sunday 17 March 2019
Introit - “We sing the Lord our light”
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Anthem - “By faith” - Getty/Townend
Philippians 3:17-4:1 (pg 917 NEB & pg 249 GNB)
Luke 13:31-35 (pg 795 NEB & pg 97 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 look at 2 Chronicles chapters 27-32.
A Pro Re Nata Kirk Session Meeting will take place in the Church immediately following the service this morning.
Bible Study continues on Tuesday 19 March at 10.00am in the Creche and Thursday 21 March at 8.00pm in the Manse.
The People's Passion - Be Part of It!
This year our play will be performed in five churches throughout Holy Week. Could you get involved? We need people for crowd scenes and to lead some participation from the pews. People to help behind the scenes are also needed. Those involved in crowd scenes would be in costume, joining Jesus and the disciples as they celebrate Palm Sunday. You need to be available for all services, Sun 14th April 6.30 (South Wishaw): Monday 15th April 7.30 (Hamilton URC); Tuesday 16th April 7.30 (Dalziel St Andrews); Wednesday 17th April 7.00 (Lanark Greyfriars); Friday 19th April 7.30 (Carluke St Andrews). Those leading participation from the pews don't need to be available for every performance and will simply support the congregations' involvement. There is a rehearsal on Tuesday 19th March at 7pm in Dalziel St Andrews. Please do come along and join us, or for further details contact email@example.com
Notice is hereby given that at the meeting of the Kirk Session on 8 January 2019 it was agreed to hold the Annual Congregational Meeting on 24 March 2019. This will be convened at the service when the Annual Accounts will be presented and extract copies provided to those in attendance. As you are no doubt aware the Congregational Meeting is a mandatory requirement of the General Assembly and the Charity Law and your attendance would be gratefully appreciated by the Kirk Session.
Our annual AGM is on Monday 25 March and following this will be Songs of Praise featuring requests submitted by members. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Trip to Dundee
Please remember if you have put your name(s) down to go and find you cannot make it, we need to know no later than 31 March, so that the final cost can be calculated and paid and your choice from the menu made. The cost is looking like £22 including the 3 course meal. The final cost will be intimated after the numbers are finalised on 31 March, after which we will need to charge at least the cost of the bus should there be any further cancellations.
Trafalgar Square Passion Play Screening
Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the screening a success; including those who donated goods, those who helped on the day and those who attended. It was a wonderful afternoon, raising more than £500 towards Hamilton’s participation in “One Good Friday” in 2020. Thank you.
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