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.

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

Sunday 30th July 2017 at 11 o’clock

Joint Summer Worship with Bellshill Central, St Andrew’s and West Churches at Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland.

We prepare to Worship God
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Call to worship
Hymn 77 Christ triumphant, ever reigning (t. Guiting Power)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
We worship with the Children
Time with the children
Children’s Hymn 629 Tell me the stories of Jesus
Offering then children leave for ‘young church’
Anthem Holy Spirit living breath of God (Townend)
We listen to God’s Word
Reading/s Deuteronomy 24:10-22 and Matthew 20:1-16
Hymn 545 Open our eyes, Lord
Sermon – I enjoy success, come achieve with me
Hymn 381 Jesus stand among us (all verses)
We respond as Christ’s folk and Share in Bread and Wine
Communion (Choir Sing – Take and Eat)
Hymn 859 I want to serve the purpose of God in my generation
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
We go into the World, to love and to serve

Tea and Coffee are served afterwards in the Hall, all are welcome to continue in fellowship.

Sunday 12th March 2017 at 10.45am

SONY DSCWe preapre to Worship God
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Call to worship: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Hymn 51 Be Thou my vision
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
We worship with the Children
Time with Children
Hymn 380 Jesus stand among us
Offering
We hear the Word of God
Reading/s 1 Corinthians 11:20-26 and John 17:20-26
Hymn 527 O Word of God incarnate (t Aurelia)
Sermon: Paul – The Lord’s Supper
Hymn 261 I am the bread of life
Communion
We respond as Christ’s folk
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn 528 O worship the King
Benediction and three-fold amen (Sung)
We go out to LOVE and to SERVE

Sunday 11th September 2016 @ 10.45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Call to worship: Matthew 7:24-25
Hymn 372 Jesus lover of my soul (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 128 Father God I wonder
Offering
Reading/s (read by a church member) 1 Corinthians 3:11-17 and 1 Peter 2:1-10
Hymn 64 Break thou the bread of life
Sermon
Hymn 275 I heard the voice of Jesus say
Holy Communion
Hymn 415 Let us with a gladsome mind
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Organ music including 

  • Jesus the Lord said “I am the bread” by G Morrison
  • He shall feed his flock; Handel
  • Adagio for Strings; Barber 

Sunday 15th May 2016 at 10:45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – CH4 61 O sing a new song to the Lord
Call to worship: Psalm 71:16b-20
Hymn 237 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 506 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Offering uplifted by duty team
Offering dedicated by minister, then children leave for ‘young church’
Choir Anthem – Holy Spirit, Gift Bestower (Welsh traditional melody)
Reading/s (read by a church member) 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 and 1 John 4:7-21
Hymn 198 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Tune Battishill)
Sermon – Spirit present everywhere
Hymn 525 O Thou who camest from above (Tune Herford)
Holy Communion
Hymn 679 There’s a light upon the mountains
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Sunday 6th March 2016 at 10:45am 

Holy Communion
I Am the Way

  

Welcome and intimations
Call to worship
MP Hymn 708 To God be the glory
Prayer and Lords Prayer
All Age Address
MP Hymn 134 Father I place into your hands
Offering and Dedication
Readings Ps. 91 16. 1-14 and John 14. 1-14
MP Hymn 115 Do not be afraid
Sermon
MP Hymn 755 When I survey the wondrous cross
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Choir: Take and Eat
Prayers of Intercession
MP Hymn 486 Now thank we all our God
Benediction
Three fold amen

Please join with us in this special service, where we as a church family share in the Lords Supper. We also thank and say farewell to Rev Ian Mackenzie in his last Sunday with us as Locum minister.  Tea and coffee are served after the service in the church hall.