Notices for this Sunday – (Easter 7) – (12 May 2024) and the week ahead.

May 10, 2024

Services

Christ Church Lanark – Sunday 12 May 2024 (Easter 7) – Sung Eucharist with sacrament of baptism for twins Christiane & Lewis Watson – 10.30 am

Preacher & President

This Sunday Drew will preside and preach.

Steward

The Steward on duty this coming Sunday is: Sheila Cardwell.

Choir Practice

Choir Practices are suspended for the time being.

Memory Lane

Our Dementia Support Group, Memory Lane, will have its fortnightly meeting this coming Wednesday from 1 pm until 3 pm. The meeting with begin with lashings of tea and coffee with mountains of scrumptious baking and ended off with a wee sing song on the topic of “The Musicals”.

Confirmations & Receptions

In June of this year I shall be celebrating the silver jubilee of my ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Kevin has agreed to come to Christ Church to conduct a service of confirmation and reception for anyone in the congregation who would like to be formally received into the church. If you would be interested in joining a preparation class, add your name to the list on the table at the back of the church. I will get back to you with possible dates for meetings.

Bishop’s Visit on 9 June

To help celebrate with our candidates for confirmation and reception and me on the silver jubilee of my ordination to the priesthood we are holding a special, fully catered lunch in the hall after the Sung Eucharist at on 9 June. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church if you intend to attend the lunch and indicate your preference for Ham or Chicken. Thank you.

Brunch & Browse

Please pick up a flyer from the table at the back of the church for our new Brunch & Browse initiative. If you intend to come along to the next meeting on Thursday 16 May (12 noon until 1.15), please add your name to the sign up sheet next to the flyers so that the organisers know how many to cater for.

New Daylight Bible Reading Notes

The next edition of the notes is due out very soon. If you wish to receive a copy, add your name to the sheet at the back of the church.

Volunteers

We are currently looking for someone in the congregation to volunteer to cut the grass in the church garden. Alan Comrie did this for many years but is no longer able to do so. Please let the Rector know if you would like to be Alan’s replacement.

Gold Appeal

Remember we told you that the first donation of broken gold jewellery raised in excess of £800 for church funds? An additional donation of broken gold jewellery was also received with the specific request that it be earmarked for Memory Lane. You’ll delighted to hear it raised £713.92. Thanks to the kind donators and to Ken Scott for turning gold to cash on our behalf.

Away Giving

In the year ahead the remaining recipients of our Away Giving will be: CHAS, Clydesdale Foodbank and Neuroendocrine Research.

Prayer

When she is with us on Sundays The Revd Liz Clelland will offer pastoral prayer in the Memorial Chapel after the Sung Eucharist to individuals who would like it.

Provincial Online Services

If you are unable to attend church but would like to engage in some kind of worship, click on the link below for access to the Provincial Online Service which is highlighted on the right-hand side of the “Home” pagehttps://www.scotland.anglican.org

Church Hall  

If you hear of anyone who is looking for a hall to conduct a group or activity please direct them either to me (Tel: 01555 663065… Email: thecanteringcanon@outlook.com). We currently have availability most mornings, afternoons and evenings of the week.

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