Intimations

Intimations

Intimation Sheet

Intimations for the Intimation Sheet should be sent to the Church Secretary before 12 noon on Wednesday.

EMAIL:   secretary.houstonkirk@gmail.com

Intimations for Projection

Intimations for projection before the start of the service should be sent to Iain Scott

EMAIL:   ittoks@aol.com

Church Service & Website

Any items for projection during the service or insertion on the website should be sent to Ronnie Anderson 

EMAIL:  houstonkillellankirk@gmail.com

 

 

Facebook

Any items for insertion on the Facebook page should be sent to Catriona Connelly 

EMAIL:   theconnellys@outlook.com

Sunday 15 March 2020

Kirk cleaning party:  Team 2

Flower Delivery Rota:  Today is Carolyn Hunter and  next Sunday is Carol Rankin.

Wee Blether Rota - Irene & May G.

Coffee Duty Rota - Today is Janice Anderson & June Wilson and

next Sunday is Faye & Eddie Goutcher.

The Church flowers today are kindly gifted by Moira Dunlop.

 

Tea and coffee will be served today, as usual, in the lower hall after the church service.

Everyone is welcome.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Our friends at St Fillan’s have invited us to join them on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Lent as they reflect on the Stations of the Cross, our Minister will be leading this on 26 March.  You are all welcome to join them for this reflective practice throughout Lent.

 

THE APRIL RECORD:  Final copy date is Friday 20th March.  Always glad to hear from new contributors.

Grannykate284@gmail.com / 01505 613676 / 07821 694 462

 

40 FOR 40 LENT CHALLENGE:  Trussell Trust, who run the major Foodbanks including the one in Paisley, are encouraging supporters to donate 40p for each of the 40 fasting days of Lent – as an alternative to giving up chocolate, wine or whatever.  Perhaps something for us to consider, but rather than donating the money, maybe put a slightly different slant on this.  Consider setting aside an item per day of about 40 pence value – either a toiletry or food item.  It is recognised that 40 pence does not purchase much, as we and certainly those who need support from the Foodbank can testify.  So it could be an 80 pence item every two days or £1.20 value over three days. Perhaps it is unfair to make greater demands on the wonderful Foodbank supporters, but we feel sure we will all be up for the challenge, and those organising the Renfrewshire Foodbank will continue to be amazed at the support!

 

EASTER BOOKSTALL:  The Easter bookstall will run until Palm Sunday.  There is a selection of Easter cards (Sunday April 12th) but also Mother's day cards (March 22nd), birthday, birth congratulations, get well and sympathy cards.  Please ask if you have a special request.  Books from the library can be borrowed for £1 donation.

 

THE REAL EASTER EGG is to help you celebrate the Real Easter.  Made from Fairtrade chocolate that tastes good and is plastic free and palm oil free.  Chocolate that also does good as, through Fairtrade, farmers receive a fair price for their sugar and cocoa and an extra Fairtrade Premium, which they can use to invest in their community.  This helps us remind folk that Easter eggs are not about super heroes, but relate to new life in Jesus.  So there is the Easter story and activity sheet with each egg.  Some of the profit in the sale of these eggs goes to charities, including the Leprosy Mission and the Trussell Trust. Please order in Church today for collection on 29th March or 5th April.  These milk chocolate eggs are £3.99 each  – payable on placing order.

 

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

 

GLOBAL ACTS OF UNITY

SUNDAY 29 MARCH, 3PM

 

There will be a talk from Mike Haines who started global acts of unity following the murder of his brother David by ISIS.  Mike supports the work around schools and communities from his own savings, there will be an opportunity to donate to his work on the day.

 

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

MONDAY 16 MARCH:  WEE WALK  This much delayed 3 mile circular street walk following the Greenock Town Trail.  A nice flat walk with an opportunity for a coffee at the end of it.  Meet at the Kirk at 9.30am.

 

MONDAY 16 MARCH: CHIX WITH STIX invite anyone who are keen on knitting or crochet to come along and join this happy group on Monday mornings from 10-12 noon at the Killellan Halls.

 

MONDAY 16 MARCH:  LENT BIBLE STUDY ON LES MISERABLES:  From 7:30-9pm in the Killellan Halls.

 

TUESDAY 17 MARCH:  WEE BLETHER  For all those who enjoy a cuppa and a chat come and join the Wee Blether in the West Halls from 10.30am until 11.30am.  Everyone welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH:  PRAYER MEETING  Held in the Killellan Halls from 10am-11am.  Everyone welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH:  HOUSTON AND KILLELLAN KIRK SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING GROUP  meet at 8.10pm in the West Halls.  We are a very sociable group and enjoy tea and a chat half way through the evening and would be delighted to see new members.  No experience needed.

 

THURSDAY 19 MARCH:  YOUNG SINGERS GROUP  For primary and secondary school age from 7-8pm in the Church. 

 

THURSDAY 19 MARCH:   H & K CHOIR PRACTICE takes place in Killellan Halls at 7:30pm.  All are welcome, please come along and try it!

 

SATURDAY 21 MARCH:  WALKING GROUP  The much deferred first sector of the Forth & Clyde Canal walk!  (Yes - it was cancelled again due to the weather) is a  5 mile walk  from Bowling Harbour to Drumry, returning to Bowling by train.  The weather forecast is currently dry!  Plan to have lunch (fish & chips?) by the canal in Clydebank.  Meet at the Kirk at 9.30am.

 

 

SATURDAY 21 MARCH:  YOUTH CLUB  Youths from to P7 to S4.  All welcome. 

 

 

NOTICES

 

WALKING GROUP:  There will be a walk on Saturday 11th April which is the next sector of the Forth & Clyde Canal from Drumry to Lambhill, returning by train to Drumry.  A flat walk of just over 6 miles, bring a flask and a packed lunch with you.  Meet at the Kirk at 9.30am.

The final walk in April is on the 25th April.  This walk will be in the afternoon when we will take part in the Bridge Cross Challenge to support Christian Aid.  More details later.

 

WEE WALKS:  There will be a linear Wee Walk on Monday 23rd March along the boardwalk from Parklea to Newark Castle and back.  This is a flat walk, a bit less than 3 miles with great views across the Clyde.  Meet at the Kirk at 9.30am.

There will be another Wee Walk on Monday 6th April when we visit Formakin Estate and hopefully see the daffodils in full display.  A shortish walk which will take just over an hour.  Meet at the Kirk at 9.30am.