At 8pm this evening, Sunday 18th September, on the eve of the Queen’s funeral we are asked to stop, pause, reflect and observe a minutes silence, for HM The Queen

After your minutes silence please pray

Lord God
We give you thanks for your love
Revealed in Jesus Christ
We thank you that that love
Is greater than we can ever imagine
And stronger than death itself
And so we know that we can trust you
With our loved ones and with ourselves.
At this time of national mourning
We give thanks for our late Queen,
Your servant Elizabeth
And for the gifts which you gave to her
And the ways in which you sustained her
Throughout her long life and reign.

We bless you
For her dedication to duty and diplomacy
For her commitment to country and commonwealth
For her faithfulness and loyalty to your ways of love and peace.
We give you thanks for the respect and affection
In which she was held
By people of different nations and generations.

We remember her family, at this time, our Royal family
As they mourn a mother, grandmother,
great grandmother and family member.
May they find privacy to grieve for her,
Solace as a public demonstrate their sadness and respect
And the peace that you alone can give.
We pray for those upon whose shoulders
New responsibilities now fall.
And particularly for your servant Charles,
As he succeeds to the throne
Grant him wisdom, strength and courage
That he may rule wisely and well
With the support of government and people.
We ask this in the name and for the sake
Of Jesus Christ whose reign knows no limits
And whose kingdom of love knows no end.

God Save The Queen

Bellshill Central Church News

Sunday worship on 18th September will be led by our minister the Revd Kevin de Beer at 11am in the Church at 346 Main Street. 

The service will be live streamed for those not able to worship in person. 

Our Sunday School meets at 10.45am in the hall. They join us for the first bit of the service then continue their fun in the hall. 

A book of condolence will be available after worship on 18th September following the death of HM The Queen.  It is located in the Church just outside the vestry. 

We will live stream the State Funeral of HM The Queen at the church so those wishing to see this sad but historic event can do so together with other members of the community, friends and family. The Church will be open from 10am and afterwards, allowing more people to sign the Book of Condolence.  

People have been leaving flowers and messages at the church entrance, and this visible tribute us testimony to how respected and loved HM The Queen was. Please add more if you wish. 

The church will be open between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 15th September to allow people to sign the Book of Condolence.  

Please note that some meetings during the National Period of Mourning may be cancelled at short notice, please check with group leaders of any changes. 

Looking ahead: Carpet bowls resume on 21st September at 2pm in the hall.  

Church Choir resumes 21st September at 7.30pm in the hall. 

Rainbows, Guides and Brownies meet each week and if you want your daughter to come along please register on the Guiding website. 

Tuesday walkers will meet on 20th September at 7pm. Please email hello@bellshillcentral.church if you are coming so we can let you know where we’re beginning from! We walk for around an hour then enjoy a cuppa and a chat. 

Monday prayer group will not meet on 19th Sept due to the State funeral, but will reconvene via Zoom the following week. 

Kirk Session and Congregational board will meet on Tuesday 27th Sept at 7.30pm. This is an important meeting, a full attendance is requested. 

The 100th episode of the Organist entertains will be produced during September. We have a special message from the current Moderator of the Church of Scotland and will include some music as a memorial to people who have meet us. If you want to be included email Organist@bellshillcentral.church 

Bellshill Central Parish Church is here for you. We are your church of Scotland presence in the town centre, Orbiston and Mossend areas. 

Our minister Revd Kevin de Beer would be extremely pleased to hear from you if you are needing any support.