Worship on Sunday 5th September

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join with us for worship in the Parish Church on Sunday 5th September at 11.00am.
As the minister will be on holiday from 4th-11th September, worship will be led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader in the Church of Scotland.

There is no longer any need to book in advance, but we ask that you try to maintain a safe distance between yourself / your family group and other worshippers while in the church sanctuary. You will still need to wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser provided and leave your contact details for Test & Protect.
Hymn-sheets will be provided but you are very welcome to bring your own copy of the CH4 hymn-book if you have one.

Our Bible readings this week will be from James 2: 1-10 and Mark 7: 24-30 and our hymns (from CH4) will be:
52 – How lovely is thy dwelling-place
348 – Praise the One who breaks the darkness
193 – God is love: his the care
624 – In Christ there is no east or west

We will no longer be producing recorded services on video, but instead our worship will be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that you don’t need to sign-up to Facebook to view these services, they are available to all. Because they are ‘live’ you will need to watch them at 11.00am though.

Pastoral Cover

The minister will be on holiday from 4 – 11 September and if anyone needs urgent pastoral assistance during that time, please call the manse telephone number (01236 728853), where there will be an answering machine message giving details of whom to contact in her absence. Our deacon will be on annual leave from 6 – 19 September.

Harvest Thanksgiving

A bit of advance notice that our Harvest Thanksgiving service in the church will be on Sunday 3rd October.
We invite those attending to bring dried food (e.g. pasta, rice, cereals, etc) or tinned goods and these will be distributed to our local foodbank via our friends at Cornerstone House. Harvest donations can also be left at the Manse for those unable to make it to church on 3rd October.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Advance notice, too, that we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in church on Sunday 17th October.
There will be different arrangements for everyone this time around, and we’ll let you know about these nearer the time. This is just a ‘date for your diary’ note at the moment.

Worship on Sunday 29th August

On Sunday 29th August there will be a service in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11.00am and all are welcome to attend. Worship will be led by the minister, Rev Elspeth McKay.

There is no longer any need to book in advance, but we ask that you try to maintain a safe distance between yourself / your family group and other worshippers while in the church sanctuary. You will still need to wear a face covering, use the hand sanitiser provided and leave your contact details for Test & Protect.

The Bible reading for Sunday is Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 and the hymns (from CH4) are:
198 – Let us build a house where love can dwell
694 – Brother, sister let me serve you
253 – Inspired by love and anger
436 – Christ triumphant, ever reigning

The Kirk Session has agreed to return to weekly services in the church at 11.00am and these, including our service on Sunday, will be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that you don’t need to sign-up to Facebook to view these services, they are available to all  Because they are ‘live’ you will need to watch them at 11.00am though.

This Sunday also marks the last of our series of pre-recorded Sunday worship services and is available to view from the video link below.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 29th August

Rev Elspeth McKay

Last Monday, the minister intimated to the Kirk Session that she has received a call from Paisley Abbey and so will be leaving Cumbernauld Old at the end of October.
Elspeth said, “We will all very much miss our many friends in Cumbernauld, but I am reassured that you aren’t that far away down the M8!”

The minister will be on holiday from 4 – 11 September and if anyone needs urgent pastoral assistance during that time, please call the manse telephone number, where there will be an answering machine message giving details of whom to contact in her absence. Our deacon will be on annual leave from 6 – 19 September.

Presbytery of Glasgow

The Presbytery of Glasgow invites you to join them in welcoming the Church of Scotland congregations of Cumbernauld to the Presbytery on Thursday 2nd September at 7pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church, St Mungo’s Road, Cumbernauld Town Centre, G67 1BE

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Worship at Cumbernauld Old

On Monday the Kirk Session of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church agreed to return to in-person worship every Sunday. Therefore, this coming Sunday, 29th August, will be the last recorded service and the last available by telephone. Worship in the Parish Church will take place at 11am and all are invited.

From Sunday 5th September, not only can you attend in person in the Church without booking, but the service will be live-streamed from the Church at 11am. You should be able to view the live-stream on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cumbernauldold. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access this. The live-stream will also be used on the 29th, however, please bear with us as we will be testing it out that day. You will have to watch at 11am along with the in-person congregation as it will not be recorded.

The minister also intimated that she will be leaving Cumbernauld Old at the end of October as she has received a call from Paisley Abbey.

Elspeth said, “We will all very much miss our many friends in Cumbernauld, but I am reassured that you aren’t that far away down the M8!”

All of us here wish Elspeth, David and William the very best for the future and will do so formally when they leave us towards the end of October.

Worship for Sunday 22nd August

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join us in our online worship service for Sunday 22nd August. Worship is led by Rev Elspeth McKay and is available by clicking on the video link below.

The Bible readings this week are Psalm 84 and John 6: 56-69 and the hymns (from CH4) are : 111 – Holy, Holy, Holy
739 – The Church’s one foundation
489 – Come down, O Love Divine
270 – Put all your trust in God

All our worship services are available to everyone, so please feel free to share with family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 22nd August

Kirk Session

There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Monday 23rd August at 7.30pm in the Parish Church. Copies of the minutes of our previous meeting and an agenda for this one have been sent to elders by post or email.

David Boyle

The funeral service for the late Davie Boyle will take place in Church on Tuesday 24th August at 10.30am. As there is no longer any legal requirement for social distancing, there are no limits (apart from space) regarding numbers in the Church. We do ask, however, that everyone keeps a distance from other household groups. We also ask that everyone wears a face-mask, uses hand sanitiser and leaves their contact details for Test & Protect purposes. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.sanctusmedia.com/live-service/david-boyle

Welcome to Glasgow Presbytery

The Presbytery of Glasgow is holding a Service of Welcome for the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld. This will be held on Thursday 2nd September at 7pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld and all are invited.

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Worship for Sunday 15th August

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join us in online worship on Sunday 15th August. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available by clicking on the video link below.

The Bible reading this Sunday is John 6: 51-58 and the hymns (from CH4) are:
59 (Psalm 95) – O, come, and let us to the Lord
550 – As the deer pants for the water
461 – How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
644 – O Jesus, I have promised

All our worship services are available to everyone, so please feel free to share with family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 15th August

Worship on 22nd and 29th August

Looking ahead – recorded services from the Church will be made available online for the next two Sundays, 22nd and 29th August. As Sunday 29th August is the the last Sunday of the month there will also be a service in the Parish Church at 11.00am and all are welcome to attend in person.

There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Monday 23rd August to discuss and review our arrangements for worship and we’ll let everyone know the outcome here and on our social media channels.

You will all probably be aware that the Scottish Government lifted the majority of the coronavirus restrictions taking effect from Monday 9th August. The Church of Scotland’s COVID group is presently amending their guidelines in response to these changes and we will update our arrangements in the light of their instructions and advice.

In the meantime, we have been advised that we should keep 1m distance between household groups and, as the relaxation of the restrictions still require us to wear masks in indoor public places, we are still to wear masks in Church. We hope to hear more from the Church offices prior to our Kirk Session meeting on 23rd August.

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Re-Opening the Church – latest news

An update from the minister…

You will all probably be aware that the Scottish Government has lifted the majority of the coronavirus restrictions as of today (9th August). I have had communication from 121 George Street that the Church’s COVID group is presently amending the guidelines to take this change into account. 
In the meantime, we have been advised that we should keep 1m distance between household groups and, as the relaxation of the restrictions still require us to wear masks in indoor public places, we are still to wear masks in Church.

Recorded services from the Church will be available for Sundays 15th and 22nd August. There will be a recorded service and also in-person worship in the Church on 29th August as it is the last Sunday of the month.

It is planned to have a Kirk Session meeting on the 23rd August to discuss and review present arrangements. A formal intimation of this meeting will be included in the videos for the 15th and 22nd August.  By the 23rd we should have the updated guidance from 121 George Street.

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Worship for Sunday 8th August

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join in our online worship service for Sunday 8th August. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available by clicking on the video link below.

The Bible Reading is John 6: 35 then 41-51 and the hymns (from CH4) are:
445 – Alleluia sing to Jesus
655 – For your generous providing
666 – Let all mortal flesh keep silence
167 – Guide me O thou great Jehovah

All our worship services are available to everyone, so please feel free to share with family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 8th August

Worship for Sunday 1st August

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to welcome back our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay, from annual leave to lead us in our online worship service for Sunday 1st August. You are invited to join us by clicking on the video link below.

The Bible reading is John 6: 24-35 and the hymns (from CH4) are:
110 – Glory be to God the Father
715 – Behold the mountain of the Lord
551 – In heavenly love abiding
159 – Lord for the years

All our worship services are available to everyone, so please feel free to share with family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 1st August