Please join us as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 5th June. Our worship service in the Parish Church starts at 11.00am and will be led by the Reverend Edson Duque de Castro, a Brazilian minister who is on a familiarisation programme for the Church of Scotland and is based in Bishopbriggs. All welcome!
The service will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Following our Communion service on Sunday 5th June, we’ll be having a Congregational Lunch to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will be in the manse grounds, and everyone is invited to come along and catch up with one another over a light lunch and tea or coffee in the gazebos.
Ecumenical Pentecost Service
Sunday 5th June is also the Day of Pentecost and we’ll be celebrating it with an ecumenical Pentecost worship service in Sacred Heart Church, Kildrum at 3pm. All are welcome.
Post-worship Teas and Coffees
Now that restrictions have been relaxed once again, the Kirk Session has agreed that we should reintroduce serving tea and coffee in the Session House after the service. So many people have missed the opportunity for a cuppa and catch up. But we need volunteers to make this happen! If you are willing to be part of a tea rota, please speak to Elizabeth Snedden any Sunday. Hopefully your turn would only come around every five or six weeks – the more volunteers the better!
Smart Savers fund-raiser
Our Fund-raising Group has relaunched the ‘Smart-Savers’ project to raise money for church funds. You are asked to take a tube of Smarties from the vestibule, enjoy the sweeties then fill the tube with 20p coins and return it to any of the office-bearers. Members have continued to hand them in throughout lockdown raising hundreds of pounds for the church, so it would be great to see that continue.
Lynn Strang, one of our organists, has said she would be interested in starting a singing group. It would be purely for fun and enjoyment, and we would sing a variety of popular music. If you want to find out more or are interested in taking part please speak to Elizabeth Snedden any Sunday.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church warmly invites you to join in our online worship for Sunday 23rd May, the Day of Pentecost. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available from the video link below.
You are welcome to join us in worship at any time and, as with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends.
Worship in the Church
Our next service when we can worship together in the Parish Church will be on Sunday 30th May at 11.00am. We look forward to welcoming you back, or welcoming you for the first time, as we meet as a family of God’s people under one roof again. Because of the need to limit numbers for the purposes of social distancing, a booking system will apply for those wishing to attend worship in church, so please contact Anne (details on our website) to reserve your place. Again, please note that face coverings need to be worn and we won’t be able to sing during our worship.
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General Assembly 2021
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meets from 22nd – 27th May and, as last year, it will be an online event. Our minister will be one of the commissioners this year and one can find out more about the Assembly and how to follow its proceedings from the dedicated Church of Scotland web page or on Twitter at the hashtag #GA2021.
Christian Aid Week 2021
A huge THANK-YOU to everyone who donated to Christian Aid via our e-envelope this year. We are delighted to report that £652.81 was donated, rising to £795.31 thanks to your Gift Aid giving. Thanks once again!
Our worship service for Sunday 31st May (Pentecost) at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be a bit different from usual. The Moderator of the General Assembly has produced a Sunday Morning service especially for Pentecost and is encouraging all Churches to watch the video instead of a locally-recorded service, so the Church can worship together at Pentecost.
Remember that on Wednesday afternoons you can join us for a ‘Coffee and Chat’ meet-up at 3pm using Zoom. You don’t need to have a computer to join in as you can use your telephone to join in the fun as well as join with video. If you would like to join in, please contact Elspeth (01236 728853) for the details of how to take part. Again, please let your friends and family know – the more, the merrier! You will need to bring your own coffee / tea and homebakes though!
The latest newsletter from the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland introduces Heart And Soul 2013, when the church will take over Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for an afternoon of celebration on General Assembly Sunday (19th May), which is also the Day of Pentecost. In recognition of the 1450th anniversary of Columba landing on Iona, Heart and Soul 2013 will be inspired by Celtic Christianity, with all the richness of its themes, including: hospitality, pilgrimage, journeying, creation and its care, representing Christ to the world, and ‘being on the edge’.
The newsletter also has news of two retreats being organised to take place in the Highlands in June, the National Youth Assembly in August and a conference for Session Clerks planned for September.
Among the many items listed in the ‘resources’ section are two new websites: www.resourcingmission.org.uk offers mission resources from the Church of Scotland for download (e.g. Quick Guides) and purchase (e.g. the popular Pray It Forward cards), and an online booking facility for Mission & Discipleship events (e.g. National Youth Assembly). www.lifeandwork.org is a new online presence, offering readers and followers an enhanced and up-to-date experience of the Church of Scotland’s popular magazine. In addition, regular updates on Life and Work’s new pages will appear on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LifeandWork) and Twitter (@cofslifeandwork).