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.

Sunday 6th November 2016 at 10.45am

All Saints Day.

Entry of choir & minister
Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – HGSP 741 Glory to you, O Lord (t. Darwall’s 148th)
Call to worship: Wisdom of Solomon 3 (selected portions)
Hymn 152 For the beauty of the earth (t. Dix) (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 640 The Church’s one foundation
Offering uplifted by duty team (organ music: Reflection “Let Saints Appear” Lani Smith)
Anthem – All that I am – William Himes
Reading/s Genesis 3:14-21 and Revelation 21:1-6a
Hymn 770 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?
Sermon
Hymn 201 Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 689 Thine be the Glory
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)
Postlude: For all the Saints (Sine Nomine) Lani Smith

Please join with us in the hall afterwards where tea and coffee are served, and enjoy and chat and further fellowship.

Sunday 23 October 2016 @ 10.45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit (Lord of all being, vs. 1 & 4)
Call to worship: Psalm 139:1-2
Hymn 51 Be Thou my vision (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 477 My peace I give unto you
Offering
Reading/s Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Acts 9:1-9
Hymn 181 God forgave my sin
Sermon – Beginnings (Rev Kevin de Beer)
Hymn 348 It only takes a spark
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 796 You shall go out with joy
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Sunday 9th October 2016 @ 10.45am

A Warm Welcome awaits you at Bellshill Central Parish Church.  All are welcome to our service of worship.

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – Awake my soul and with the sun (MP 804 vs 1&7)
Call to worship: 1 Corinthians 10:31
Hymn 418 Lift up your heads to the coming King (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 52 God sent His Son
Offering
Anthem – All that I am (Wm Hime)
Reading/s 1 John 2:1-14 and Matthew 6: 5-15
Hymn 102 Come, Thou long expected Jesus (Stuttgart)
Sermon – You are an example…
Hymn 251 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 379 Jesus shall reign (Warrington)
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Sunday 2nd October 2016 @ 10:45am

Harvest Thanksgiving

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – Come you thankful people come
Call to worship
Hymn 152 For the beauty of the earth (tune Dix)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children – celebrating the harvest
Children’s Hymn 732 We plough the fields and scatter
Offering
Anthem – God who made the Earth (Korean melody, arr. J Bell)
Reading/s 1 Kings 19:1-18 and Mark 6:30-44
Hymn 557 Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Sermon
Hymn 4 Abide with me
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 689 Thine be the glory
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)
Organ Postlude – Now thank we all our God (Karg Elert)

Please join with us in the hall after this service for our annual Harvest Lunch in aid of Church Funds.   Tickets are available and can be reserved via the contact us page, or simply pay on the day.   Everyone is warmly welcomed in praise, thanks and fellowship.

Sunday 18th September 2016 @ 10.45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit HGSP 6 God shall endure for aye (t. Stroudwater)
Call to worship: Psalm 9 Brandt version
Hymn 506 Oh Lord my God when I in awesome wonder
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 88 Come bless the Lord
Offering
Anthem “Love Divine” John Stainer
Reading/s Psalm 23, Genesis 12:1-8 and Revelation 22:1-5
Hymn 649 The King of love my shepherd is (tune St Columba Erin)
Sermon “You are Psalm 23”
Hymn 94 Come, let us sing of a wonderful love
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 656 The Lord is King! Lift up thy voice

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 4th September 2016 @ 10.45am

Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit – Morning has broken
Call to worship: Psalm 1 (Brandt)
Hymn 560 Praise my soul the king of heaven (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children
Children’s Hymn 185 God is good we sing and shout it
Offering
Reading/s (read by a church member) Galatians 5:16-26 and John 15:1-11
Hymn 67 Breathe on me, breath of God (t. Carlisle)
Sermon – You are a branch of the True Vine. (Rev Kevin de Beer)
Hymn 352 I’ve found a friend, o such a friend (t. How deep the Father’s love)
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 201 Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Young Church resumes today (4th September) – all young folks are very welcome – mums and dads too!

Tea & Coffee are served after the church service in the church hall – we hope as many as possible will stay behind for this time of friendship and fellowship. 

Sunday 21st August 2016 @ 10:45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit: HGSP 283 The voice of God goes out (v1)
Call to worship: Psalm 50 Brandt version
Hymn 51 Be Thou my vision (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children (holiday talk)
Children’s Hymn 272 I have decided to follow Jesus
Offering
Anthem: HGSP 481 Jesus is the Name we honour
Reading/s 2 Samuel 9:1-13 and Ephesians 2:1-10
Hymn 527 O Word of God incarnate (T. Aurelia)
Sermon – You are renewed by Grace
Hymn 33 And can it be
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 52 God sent His Son
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)

Sunday 14th August 2016 at 10:45am

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Welcome and Intimations (session clerk)
Choir Introit As we are gathered, Jesus is here
Call to worship:
Hymn 380 Jesus stand among us (Bible is placed in pulpit)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Time with Children (holiday talk)
Children’s Hymn 358 Jesus Christ is alive today
Offering uplifted by duty team
Offering dedicated by minister, then children leave for ‘young church’
Reading/s Ephesians 5:25-33 and Mark 5:1-20
Hymn 517 O perfect Love
Sermon “What is your name?” (Rev Kevin de Beer)
Hymn 359 Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 602 Sing we the King who is coming to reign
Benediction and three fold amen (Sung)