Sunday 19’th May 2019 at 11am

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit CH4 426 All heaven declares
(Bible is placed in pulpit)
Call to worship
Hymn Come Holy Spirit Come (CH4 594)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with the children
Hymn There is a longing in our hearts (CH4 720)
Offering uplifted by duty team
Offering dedicated by minister, then children leave for ‘young church’
Anthem – Cross of Jesus (from Stainer’s Crucifixion)
Reading/s 2 Chronicles 1:7-17 and James 3:13-18
Hymn How happy are all they who hear (CH4 686)
Sermon Solomon asks for wisdom
Hymn Spirit of holiness (MP 611)
Prayers of intercession
Hymn All my hope on God is founded (CH4 192)
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung) (You shall go out with joy CH4 804)

Watch “Let Us Build A House” on YouTube

All are welcome! Our sending hymn this coming Sunday as we think about Jesus’s mission statement as we continue our Lenten journey

It’s a hymn of welcome with a fun text, sing-songy tune, and quite solid refrain.

The refrain really sticks with you. It’s a simple but strong text matched to a really spiffy tune.

The theological claims of the last verse appeal to many, in that our story is “claimed as words within the Word.” This names our connection to Christ well, and reminds us to fully value human experience.

Weekly news and announcements – week commencing 20th February

As the Church of Scotland in Bellshill we extend a warm welcome to any of our activities. People have been coming to this building to worship God for over a hundred years. While our town has journeyed through many changes over those years, the constancy of the witness of the “Church at 346 Main Street” has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any Church is to reflect through its presence, its music, its fellowship and its beauty the greatness of God, and we seek to do that here in all that we share.

We hope that everyone who enters these doors will find an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we are far from perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. As we worship together, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we are strengthened in our commitment to Jesus Christ as well as to each other. If this is your first time here, we welcome you, and invite you to share the joy that we have found.

Our Sunday services continue each week at 11am at 346 Main Street, where we encourage you to #comeasyouare to worship and experience the warmth and love of a Christian family on a journey of faith together.

This coming Sunday, 24th February 2019, our minister Kevin de Beer continues his new sermon series based on his book Fifteen Minutes to Read. This week’s theme is “MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS”. Kevin conducts an act of Adult Dedication as part of our worship.

The bible readings are Exodus 20 vs 1-7 and Matthew 19 vs 16-30. Our hymns include two biblical hymns Gods law is perfect and gives life & I have brought you out of Egypt. Other hymns are Be stilland know that I am God and I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold. Multimedia duty this week by Hugh Ainsley.

Sunday school children meets each Sunday morning. Children from P1 to S6 are welcome to come along to church, and either gathers in the front pews or in the hall. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, perhaps some hot chocolate and fun activities.

All welcome. #comeasyouare ** Please do come and take part in our worship our doors are always open and a warm welcome awaits you. The service is live streamed as usual via our YouTube channel just visit our website to take part.

ORGANISATIONS MEET AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES (beginning week commencing Wednesday 20th February)

  • Wednesday at 7.00pm the church bowls club meets. Experienced player or not, you would be welcome to come along.
  • Wednesday mornings the Music Makers and Shakers Classes continue at 10.00am and 11.00am. Please check out their own website for more details. They meet each week in our Church Hall. https://musicmakersandshakers.class4kids.co.uk/info/659
  • Thursdays – the Brownies and Guides meet. The Brownies meet at 6.15pm an the Guides meet at 7.45pm. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.
  • The Church Choir meets for weekly practise on Friday (22nd) at 7.15pm in the Church. We have Easter and Holy week to prepare for, so are starting early! New members welcome. Love of Music and Singing – we’ll supply the rest! **PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WEEKS PRACTISE IS ON WEDNESDAY 27Th FEBRUARY. **
  • The Friday night club meets at 7.30pm (22nd February). They meet fortnightly in the church hall, and have activities for ALL AGES and interests. Crafting, table games, table tennis, toys for the youngsters, Wi-Fi enabled hall. Copious amounts of tea/coffee and goodies! A warm welcome to all.
  • Monday afternoon (Monday 25th February) The Church Guild meets — Open to both ladies and gents — at 1.30pm. This week is a speaker from the sailors society, the Rev Becky Haldane ring. Devotions by Helen Clark. Vote of thanks by Peggy Walker.
  • Rainbows continue on Tuesdays at 6.00pm in the church hall. All existing girls are welcomed back. Any new girls need to register via the website.

ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Friday 1st March is World Day of Prayer. Services at 3pm at the Salvation army and 7.30pm in Burnhead Church, Uddingston.
  • Sunday 3rd March – Baptism service and tea after church.
  • Sunday 10th March – at 11.00am is our next Communion service. All who love the Lord are invited to share in this simple meal. Retiring offering for Scottish Autism.
  • Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm, the Kirk session and Church board meet for their monthly meetings. Remember these meetings are open to all church members.
  • Saturday 30th March – DAFFODIL TEA – more details to follow!
  • Sunday 14th April straight after church, Palm Sunday with Hot Cross Bun Lunch after the Service. No Charge. A special thank you to all our loyal and generous church members
  • Monday 15th April – 7.00pm Special service at Bellshill Central to start Holy Week, with a combined choir presenting portions of STAINER’S CRUCIFIXION with readers telling the Holy week story. ALL WELCOME.
  • Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday. 9.00am Early Morning Service outdoors in the Church Garden followed by Breakfast in the Church Hall. 11.00am All Age Family Service with Communion.
  • Sunday 12th May at 3pm – Start of Christian Aid week with a BIG SING for all – held at Bellshill Central Parish Church – raising funds for CHRISTIAN AID

CHURCH WEBSITE

Our church website has a new address – http://www.bellshillcentral.church – Please update your bookmarks and browsers – and have a look at all the activities that take place. Please visit the updates which happen regularly, including News Items, details of our worship services, and the Church tour. There are links to our #YouTube channel, #Facebook and #Twitter pages where even more information and insights can be found. Nip online to look at what’s happening.

PRAYER & COMMUNITY

Please visit our Prayer page on our website (look for the prayer button at the top) – there is an online prayer request form which will send your prayer direct to our minister, Rev Kevin. Prayer Requests – Our church has provided a Prayer Book which is situated in the main vestibule for anyone to pop in a note of concern or anxiety they would like prayer for. We are a Parish Church and are here for you in times of joy and sadness. Kevin is available to the local community to offer spiritual support or to simply offer prayer. If there is something that you think your local church could be doing to offer services and/or support to our local community please get in touch via the Minister, Session Clerk, Facebook or website – Our church email address is bellshillcentral@gmail.com

ONLINE MINISTRY

Check out Kevin’s very own YouTube Channel where he reaches out to our local community sharing insight, thought and reflection, with his current journey called #21words. A link to his channel is available from our website, or simply look up Kevin de Beer. Subscribe and continue to follow his inspirational messages. Kevin’s latest video blogs include themes of Now, Nowhere or is it Now Here, Named, and Affirmed. Some videos have had nearly 300 views – help spread the news of Kevin’s online ministry far and wide.

COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AVAILABLE FOR USE

LOOKING TO HIRE A HALL OR ROOM? We have spaces on most Monday & Tuesday evening’s, Friday mornings and afternoons, most Saturday’s all day, and Sunday afternoon and evening. Competitive hourly rates for this central location with parking directly opposite.

We have installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls. Visual display screens are fitted in our sanctuary and are ideal for conferences and presentations. Portable visual equipment can be made available for use in the Halls and Vestry. Please ask.

CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Should you be unable to attend worship but would like to share in the recorded services, you can do so LIVE each Sunday from 11:00am via the Church’s website and also our Facebook and our YouTube channel are updated regularly. You can find out more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos. We are LIVE on the Internet most Sunday mornings, and occasionally with other events we hold.

St Matthew Window

Bellshill Central Parish Church is extremely fortunate to have many beautiful stained glass windows.

The corner windows were gifted in memory of the Blackie Family, benefactors of the Church for many years and were dedicated on 14 October 1973. These were designed by the renowned Gordon Webster with the leadwork being undertaken by Neil Hutchison.

The pictures displayed in the windows help you focus on the stories which lie behind and which, in fact, tell the whole story of the Bible. You are welcome to visit the Church, look at the windows and then read in one of the Pew Bibles the whole story depicted in each window.


ST MATTHEW WINDOW (West Side at vestry)

This window shows two separate stories from the Bible. On the right had frame Jesus can be seen at Lake Galilee, with the town in the background, inviting Andrew and Peter to join Him with the words. ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ See Matthew 4, 18 – 22 (page 6 of the Pew Bible). Look at the detail of the houses, water and fish.

The left hand frame depicts the story of the workers in the vineyard, as written in the first 16 verses of Matthew Chapter 20 (page 29 of the Pew Bible). The workers had been hired to do a day’s work for one silver coin. Some had started in the morning, others at lunch time and more later in the day. Some grapes can be seen hanging on the vines and same have already been gathered into a basket. At the end of the working day, everyone received the same wage for their efforts which caused some industrial unrest. Jesus concludes at verse 16, ‘So those who are last will be first and those who are first will be last’

An exciting development

Welcome to our Worship service…

This Sunday sees our new visual displays used for the first time in our worship services. The words to our hymns and the text of our bible passages will be shown.

We’re using plain backgrounds and text which were told is best for most people to read.

Your feedback after things have bedded down would be much appreciated.

However, please bear with us over the first few weeks as there may we’ll be some teething problems. (Hopefully not too many though!)

We need to thank Drew Aitken and David Marshall for all their hard work in installing the system. Thank you!

JOINT SUMMER SERVICES IN JULY

ADVANCE NOTICE OF SUMMER SERVICES

All services start at 11.00am in each church

Sunday 1’st July – Bellshill Central Parish Church
Sunday 8’th July – St Andrews UF Church
Sunday 15’th July – Bellshill West Parish Church
Sunday 22’nd July – Bellshill Central Parish Church
Sunday 29’th July – St Andrews UF Church (Communion service)

Easter Sunday, 1st April 2018 at 11am

BELLSHILL CENTRAL PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

EASTER SUNDAY – 1ST APRIL 2018 AT 11 O’CLOCK

Choir Introit – Jesus is Risen – Alleluia!

Opening Responses

Minister – The Lord is Risen!
Congregation – He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

HYMN – See what a morning! (Sheet)

Easter Acclamation

Introduction to Easter Drama

(Please stand to join in the Hymns during the drama)

  • Palm Sunday (including the Hymn We have a King – Sheet)
  • The Last Supper (including the Hymn MP 988 How deep the Father’s love for us) ~ During Communion the choir will sing “Take and Eat”
  • Denial and Arrest
  • Jesus before Pilate
  • Soldiers mock Jesus
  • Crucifixion (including the Hymn MP 85 Come and see)
  • Jesus is Risen! (including the Hymn MP 357 Jesus Christ is Risen today)
  • Jesus among His disciples (including the Hymn Come people of the risen King – Sheet)

Prayer of Thanksgiving and for Others (Jim Grier)

Offering Uplifted and Dedicated (Rev Kevin de Beer)

HYMN 689 – Thine be the Glory, Risen Conquering Son

Benediction and Sung Amen

Long service awards

ADVANCE NOTICE

We celebrate communion on Sunday 11th March at 11.00am. All are indeed welcome.

During this service we will present long service certificates to members of the Kirk Session and Young Church team. This is a major occasion for the people who have served this and other churches over the past decades.

Our elders receiving certificates have 260 years service between them! Young Church leaders have 120 years between them.

That’s 380 years service in one day to celebrate!

#session #elders #certificates #longservice #sundayschool #leaders #youngchurch #bellshill #church

What’s on at Central Church, 28th February 2018

If you’re looking for a church that this Central to Christ, Central to you and Central to Bellshill then look no further! Here you will find a church and a people with a real heart and soul for worship, who enjoy fellowship and socialising throughout the week. We’re on a journey together, come and join us.

 

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This coming Sunday’s service, Sunday 4th March 2018, is at 11.00am when our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer, leads us in morning worship for All Ages.   This is the first Sunday of the Month so we have our regular refreshments after the service in the hall.  Please do stay behind for tea/coffee and biscuits.   The theme for this week is Aggression – and also the 3rd Sunday in Lent

Our hymns this week include Sing for God’s Glory, Give thanks with a Grateful Heart & The Heart of Worship.   Our bible readings are Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 (Call to worship), 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 & John 2:13-22.  Crèche facilities are available every Sunday for the youngest of Children. We would be delighted to welcome you. Let us build a house where all can dwell – All are welcome in this place!

48DC625C-DB4E-4503-AEDA-996CFF47F08B-COLLAGEA huge thanks to everyone who supported the Lanarkshire Organists/Bellshill Central and Dalziel St Andrew’s songs of praise in Sunday 25th February.  The service was held at Dalziel St Andrew’s Church – and thanks to Rev’s Derek Hughes and Kevin de Beer, and organists Eric Geddes and Alan Mathew.   Over five hundred pounds was raised for St Andrew’s Hospice on the night – well done everyone. 

Saturday 10th March at 2.30pm our Church hosts a concert organised by Lanarkshire Organists.  It is a choral concert with Schola Benedicti.   The choir are really quite accomplished.   They sang in the Vatican last year for His Holiness The Pope.   Tickets are £5, available from the Church, or simply pay at the door.

img_0154Next week we celebrate communion (Sunday 11th March) at 11.00am. All are indeed welcome.    

During this service we will present long service certificates to members of the Kirk Session and Young People’s team.   This is a major occasion for the people who have service this and other churches over the past decades.

Our elders receiving certificates have 260 years service between them!  Young Church leaders have 120 years between them.  That’s 380 years service in one day to celebrate!

Our organisations meet this week on the following days and time – a warm welcome awaits you:

  • Wednesday at 10am Movers and Shakers, 1pm Probus CLub and 7pm Carpet Bowls.
  • Thursday at 6pm the Brownies and 7.45pm the Guides
  • Friday at 7.30pm Church Choir in Church Hall
  • Saturday at 10am Crazy toes dance school
  • Sunday at 11am Young Church and our fabulous Crèche, with Sunday worship for All Ages
  • Monday at 1.30pm the church guild meet and  remember this group is open to both men and women – all welcome.   Peggy Walker will offer our weekly devotions.
  • Tuesday at 6pm Rainbows
  • Other dates are on our Diary Dates page on the website. Please go online to check.

Some advance dates:

  • Tuesday 13th March 7.30pm Board and Session meetings in the Church Hall.
  • Sunday 18th March straight after morning worship – our annual stated meeting.  All members of Bellshill Central are urged to stay behind to hear our annual report and accounts for 2017, to give thanks for our achievements and plans for 2018.
  • Sunday 25th March straight after the morning service – our annual Hot Cross Bun event in the Church halls.  We have the usual selection of Hot Cross Buns, lashings of luscious butter and plenteous supply of tea and coffee.
  • Sunday 1st April – Easter Sunday – check back for more info on Easter Day services and holy week joint worship with all Bellshill Churches being involved.

PRAYER & COMMUNITY
Please visit our new Prayer page on our website- there is an online prayer request form which will send your prayer direct to our minister, Rev Kevin. Prayer Requests  – Our church has provided a Prayer Book which is situated in the main vestibule for anyone to pop in a note of concern or anxiety they would like prayer for.

We are a Parish Church and are here for you in times of joy and sadness. Kevin is available to the local community to offer spiritual support or to simply offer prayer. If there is something that you think your local church could be doing to offer services and/or support to our local community please get in touch via the Minister, Session Clerk, Facebook or website – Our church email address is bellshillcentral@gmail.com

WORD ON WEDNESDAY
Our minister, Revd Kevin December Beer, continues in his weekly “Word on Wednesday” via his own YouTube Channel.   These are shared via our Facebook page, but the best way to keep in touch is to subscribe to Kevin’s channel.  These short 5-10 minute videos focus on a  reflection, bible passage and prayer. Kevin launched his “First Steps” book. Please look this up on Amazon, or contact Kevin for a copy as we hope to spread the Gospel message that little bit further in Bellshill and Mossend.

COMMUNITY HALLS AVAILABLE FOR USE
Our hall and facilities are available at other times during the week and are available to be hired for one-off occasions or longer term lets. Please get in touch with us if you need a space to hire. We have now installed Wi-Fi which means we can offer facilities for online events taking place in the church and halls.

CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Our website, Facebook and our YouTube channel are updated weekly. Links are available on the links section of this site. You can find out more information on Sunday Services, Weekly activities and catch up with our services from our uploaded videos. We are LIVE on the Internet most Sunday mornings, and occasionally with other events we hold. These are usually streamed via YouTube, and links are available from our Facebook and website

NEWS UPDATE: CHORAL CONCERT

We are pleased to host again the Lanarkshire Society of Organists in their Spring Concert on Saturday 10th March at 2.30pm with the Schola Benedicti, choral group.

Tickets are on sale, but you can pay at the door.  5.00 each including refreshments served afterwards.   All are welcome.

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