Sunday 14 December 2014

This morning we have our traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols. The Intimations will  be:

  1. Last Sunday’s retiring offering for The Leprosy Mission Scotland came to £130; we thank everyone for their kindness.
  2. Next Sunday we have our Christmas Family Service; the J Team will be presenting their Nativity Play and there will be other things happening as well. Please come along and enjoy.
  3. On Christmas Eve we will have our Watchnight Family Service led by Derek Robertson at 7.00pm and 11.30pm our Watchnight Service led by the minister. At both services there will be an offering for the Lodging House Mission.
  4. On Christmas Day we will have our informal Christmas Day service at 10.00am, when we will work out what is happening when we all arrive.
  5. The Tea Rota for January till June 2015 is available in the Small Hall.
  6. Carols for Peace was established by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and Glasgow Churches Together more than a decade ago. It continues as an annual celebration and while it is a joy-filled event it includes prayers for people everywhere afflicted by violence, war and any kind of distress; the service is this afternoon Sunday 14 December at 3.00pm in the City Chambers, George Square.

 

Sunday 7 December

This morning as we gather round the Lord’s Table our thoughts will be in John 1 v5: ‘The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not understood it.’ Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 273 O come O come Emmanuel

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 314 Child in a manger

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 1 v1—5; 19 v 16b—30

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 655 For your generous providing

Sermon:

Hymn 382 O sacred head sore wounded

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn 500 Lord of creation to you be all praise

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Next Sunday we have our service of Nine Lessons and Carols; everyone is encouraged to come along and invite a friend.
  2. Our congregational magazine the Herald is available this morning.
  3. This evening at 6.30pm we are invited to the Christian Aid Carol Service in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
  4. Once again this Christmas the Lodging House Mission has a Shoe Box Appeal, but also are in desperate need of cash donations. If you would like to help please speak to Sam Acheampong.
  5. Carols for Peace was established by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and Glasgow Churches Together more than a decade ago. It continues as an annual celebration and while it is a joy-filled event it includes prayers for people everywhere afflicted by violence, war and any kind of distress; the service is on Sunday 14 December at 3.00pm in the City Chambers, George Square.
  6. Ursula Heidekker writes to thank all who supported the RSNO Coffee Morning in aid of Bach Christian Hospital; £1 200 was raised which will help provide new delivery beds at the hospital.

 

Sunday 30 November 2014

On the first Sunday of Advent we look once again at the prologue to John’s Gospel: All things were made through Him… In the evening we will complete our studies in the life of Elijah. In the morning our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 286 Tell out my soul

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 65 Jubilate everybody

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 1 v1 – 14 p1063

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 318  Lord, you were rich beyond all measure

Sermon: ‘Life and Light’

Hymn 436 Christ triumphant ever reigning

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel.
  2. Next Sunday we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion; the Kirk Session will meet in the chancel at 10.30am; and there will be a retiring offering for the Leprosy Mission Scotland.
  3. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we will continue our studies in Colossians and pray for those in need of God’s help.
  4. The deadline for articles for the December/January edition of the Herald is midnight, tonight.
  5. The Kirk Session will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2 December in the Small Hall.
  6. Next Sunday Evening, 7 December, we are invited to the Christian Carol Service in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at 6.30pm.
  7. Once again this Christmas the Lodging House Mission has a Shoe Box Appeal, but also are in desperate need of cash donations. If you would like to help please speak to Sam Acheampong.
  8. On Thursday 4th December, from 10.00 – about 12.30, there will be a Coffee Morning at the RSNO in the Henry Wood Hall, in aid of Bach Hospital. There will  be absolutely amazing home baking and some craft, card and jewellery stalls to do some Christmas shopping.
  9. The Tom Allan Counselling Centre is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of different roles. IF you are interested there are leaflets in the vestibule.

 

 

Sunday 11 November 2014

This morning we begin our service with an act of Remembrance at 10.50am; members of the uniformed organisations have been invited to join us. Our Youth Service will follow the theme of Remembering. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Hymn 36 God is our refuge and our strength

Act of Remembrance

Eternal Father strong to save

Call to Worship

Children’s Prayer

Children’s Address: ‘Laurence Binyon’

Hymn 559 There is a Redeemer

Intimations

Offering / Dedication /Prayer of Intercession

Scripture Reading: Psalm 25 v1-7

Hymn 606 Lord you sometimes speak in wonders

Address: ‘Remembering and Forgetting’

Hymn 511 Your hand O God, has guided

The National Anthem

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Would you like to learn more about God’s word and pray for friends at home and abroad? Then join us at our mid-week meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we continue our studies in Colossians and pray for those in need of God’s help.
  2. The Christmas Fayer takes place on Saturday 22 November from 10—1.00pm. Please come along, bring a friend and volunteer to help if you have not already done so!
  3. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday 18 November at 7.30pm in the Small Hall; elders and members  of the congregation  are invited to a demonstration of a digital projection system at  beginning of the meeting.
  4. We are invited to the annual Wheel Trust Celebration. The aim of the Wheel Trust is to help young people of secondary school age in the West End of Glasgow to explore and experience the Christian Faith. We work with around a dozen local churches, and in partnership with Hillhead High and Hyndland Secondary schools and their feeder primaries. The event will take place in Scotstoun Parish Church on Thursday 27th November from 6pm to 8pm and will include a buffet tea.
  5. The induction of Rev Jonathon De Groot to Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church takes place on Thursday 13 November at 7.00pm to which everyone will be made most welcome.

 

Sunday 2 November 2014

Before Matthew tells the story of Jesus arrival in Jerusalem and then His death and resurrection he tells us of two blind men who came to Jesus; this compelling story tales us into the heart of Jesus ministry.This morning our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 438 The head that once was …

Collect

Children’s Address: ‘The Perfect Dad’

Children’s Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 186 Father God I wonder

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 20 v29 – 34 p988

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 32 As pants the hart for cooling streams

Sermon:  ‘The Real Gospel’

Hymn 460 Join all the glorious names

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Next Sunday is Remembrance, our service will begin at 10.50am. Members of our uniformed organisations have been invited to join us for a Youth Service.
  2. We gather for Evening worship in the Centenary Chapel at 6.30pm when we will continue our studies in the life of Elijah.
  3. Would you like to learn more about God’s word and pray for friends at home and abroad? Then join us at our mid-week meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we continue our studies in Colossians and pray for those in need of God’s help.
  4. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 4 November at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  5. The Moderator of the General Assembly will be conducting a Thanksgiving Service for the work of Crossreach in St George’s Tron at 4.00pm this afternoon, to which everyone is invited.
  6. INVITATION – SCOTLAND’S FUTURE NOW Clearly, debate about Scotland’s future has not ended with the referendum. The Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly is hosting a follow-up to our “respectful dialogue” during the referendum campaign, with the theme of “Scotland’s Future Now”, in St George’s Tron Parish Church on Wednesday 5 November from 7pm – 9pm.
  7. We were saddened to learn this week of the passing of Mrs Chris Kelly and Mr George Dickson. Chris was a member of BVP and had been in a nursing home for some time; her funeral service is at Clydebank Crematorium at 11.30am tomorrow (Monday 3 November) we remember her daughters Pearl and Christine. George Dickson was an active member of Victoria Park and served as an elder and Session Clerk; his funeral service is also tomorrow at Clydebank Crematorium at 9.30am; George is survived by his daughter Patricia and his son Robert.

 

Sunday 26 October

This morning we follow Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem as we study Matthew 20. We also thank Roz Wallace for her 42 years of singing with the choir. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 14(3) (Wiltshire) The Lord’s my shepherd

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘The Man Who has Everything’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 55 Safe in the shadow

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 20 v17 – 28 p988

Choir & Presentation to Roz Wallace

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 554 Rock of ages

Sermon:  ‘Jesus’ Heart’

Hymn 160 Praise my soul the King of heaven

Benediction / Sung Amen

Intimations

  1. This morning it gives us great pleasure to present Roz Wallace with a Long Service Certificate to mark 42 years singing with the choir.
  2. Would you like to learn more about God’s word and pray for friends at home and abroad? Then join us at our mid-week meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we continue our studies in Colossians and pray for those in need of God’s help.
  3. The Herald and Life and Work are available this morning.
  4. Halls Deep Clean: thank you to the excellent team that came along and worked so hard on Thursday evening.
  5. The speaker at the Guild this Tuesday, the 28th, will be Bill Wishart, a Church of Scotland Deacon who will be talking about “Bill’s Magic Ministry”. All are welcome to the meeting, which starts at 7.30 p.m.
  6. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 4 November at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  7. The new copies of the free daily readings booklet “Word for Today” and “Word 4 U Today” are now available in the magazine racks in the passageways outside both hall doors.
  8. Concert in memory of Mr Jim Webster: Clydebank Male Voice Choir are giving a concert in memory of the late Jim Webster, BD. Friday 7th November at 7.30 pm Kinning Park Parish Church, Eaglesham Place, Glasgow, G51 2PS. Jim Webster was a retired merchant banker and Reader in the Presbytery who helped many congregations across the city; when I was Interim Moderator at South Carntyne he transformed their finances so that my final duty as Inter Moderator was to present the first of six cheques for £30 000 to finance outreach work. Jim was a delightful man to know and serve alongside. CM
  9. Sunday’s Child Roadshow Helping children with cancer in Malawi to live without pain All money raised by this event will be matched by the UK government to help even more children. Join EMMS (Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society for a night of live modern country rock by Michael McMillan, and an inspirational talk by Dr. Cornelius Huwa about our healthcare work in Malawi. Date: Friday, December 5th 2014 Venue: Langside Parish Church, 167 Ledard Rd, Glasgow, G42 9QU Time: Doors open at 7pm, concert: 7:30-9:30pm Tickets: £5, available by calling 0131 313 3828 or www.emms.org/events

 

Sunday 19 October

This morning we will resume our studies in Matthew’ Gospel and in the evening continue with our studies in the life of Elijah. In the morning our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 419 Thine be the glory

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 404 I danced in the morning

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 20 v1—16 p987

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 41 O God give ear to my cry

Sermon: ‘The Upside Down Kingdom’

Hymn 461 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We will gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel.
  2. Would you like to learn more about God’s word and pray for friends at home and abroad? Then join us at our mid-week meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm when we continue our studies in Colossians and pray for those in need of God’s help.
  3. Articles for the forthcoming edition of The Herald should be sent to John Goddard as soon as possible.
  4. Halls Deep Clean and BVP Dining with Friends Thursday 23 October from 7.00pm come along and help clean the halls and enjoy some pizza afterwards.
  5. Concert in memory of Mr Jim Webster: Clydebank Male Voice Choir are giving a concert in memory of the late Jim Webster, BD. Friday 7th November at 7.30 pm Kinning Park Parish Church, Eaglesham Place, Glasgow, G51 2PS .

 

Sunday 5 October 2014

This morning we have our Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 233 Come ye thankful people come

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 227 The earth is your O God

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Psalm 24

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 181 For the beauty of the earth

Address: ‘The Earth Belongs Unto the Lord’

Hymn 543 Longing for light

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Please stay for our Harvest Lunch in aid of Compassion in the large hall after this morning’s service.
  2. There will be a loom band stall in the Small Hall after morning service selling bracelets. Eilidh Shaw is hoping to raise some money for Elspeth in Pakistan. Please come and have a look!!!
  3. We resume our Evening Services in the Centenary Chapel at 6.30pm tonight.
  4. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 7 October at 7.30pm  in the Small hall
  5. Dave Sutherland’s induction to Maxwelltown West in Dumfries is on 16th October; if you would like to attend please add your name to the lists in the vestibule. It will be a late night  Dumfries is 100miles away!
  6. The October edition of The Herald is available this morning.
  7. BVP  Dining with Friends: Thursday 23 October at 7.00pm in Cook and Indi’s World Buffet 410 Sauchiehall Street near Charing Cross Station, cost £12.50. See the notice in the Small Hall for details.
  8. International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. Saturday 15 November 2014, 2.30-4.30pm Findlay Memorial Church, 56 Clarendon Place, St George’s Cross, Glasgow G20 7PZ We’re going to hear Kenia Gude Pérez the wife of a Cuban church leader who was in prison for three years; she will share her testimony.
  9. Copies of Jonathan and Judith Keefe’s newsletter from Robroyston Church are available in the vestibule.

 

Sunday 28 September 2014

This Sunday will be a happy sad day. happy for Dave and Maureen as we share with them their joy in their call to Dumfries sad in that this is their last Sunday with us. We pray they will enjoy great blessing in the years to come. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 201 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 426 All heaven declares

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture John 14 v18 – 31

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 97 O God you search me and you know me

Address: ‘Jesus’ Last Will and Testament’

Hymn 392 (Tune O Waly Waly) When I survey

Presentation to Dave and Maureen

Hymn 251 I the Lord of sea and sky

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We congratulate Dave and Maureen on their call to Maxwelltown West in Dumfries; during this morning’s service we will be making a thanking for all they have brought to BVP. Dave’s induction is on 16th October; if you would like to attend please add your name to the lists in the vestibule. It will be a late night  Dumfries is 100miles away!
  2. Envelops for our Giving Day should be placed in the plates during the Offering this morning. The Congregational Board thank you for your kindness and generosity.
  3. Articles for the October edition of The Herald; articles should be submitted to  John Goddard no later than 12 midnight tonight.
  4. There will be a Silent Auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Royal British legion 17 Cairntoul Drive. Further information and tickets £3.00 from Anne Richardson.
  5. Marion, Kenna and Morgan Francis have set off on a trip to Delhi, you can keep track of their adventure by following their blog at https://kennamorganmariondelhitrip.wordpress.com
  6. Compassion – The Harvest Lunch held in aid of Compassion will take place in the large hall after the morning service on Sunday 5th October. If you can help by making soup or sandwiches, please give your name to Joan Canavan (Phone number 951-8700 ) or Janice MacKinnon (Phone number 954-9780)
  7. BVP  Dining with Friends: Thursday 23 October at 7.00pm in Cook and Indi’s World Buffet 410 Sauchiehall Street near caring Cross Station, cost £12.50 see the notice in the Small Hall for details.

 

 

Sunday 21 September 2014

This morning we will recover from the Referendum, have some fun with Loom Bands think of Dave and Maureen and try to get a camel through the eye of needle. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 130 Ye servants of God

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 550 As the deer pants for the water

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 19 v16—30 p987

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 361 Forgiveness is your gift

Sermon: ‘Taking the Im out of Impossible’

Hymn 540 I heard the voice of Jesus say

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. This morning Dave Sutherland is preaching as sole nominee for Maxwelltown West in Dumfries; next Sunday, 28 September, will be Dave and Maureen’s last Sunday in BVP. We will be making a presentation to them to express our gratitude for their time with us. Please come along to express your good wishes for the future and continue to pray for them during this time of change.
  2. It appears that a number of people who normally attend the Evening Service are away this week-end; therefore Evening Services will not now resume till 5 October.
  3. John Goddard has granted a one week extension for articles for the October edition of The Herald; articles should now be submitted to  John by 28 September.
  4. There will be a Silent Auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Royal British legion 17 Cairntoul Drive. Further information and tickets £3.00 from Anne Richardson.
  5. Marion, Kenna and Morgan Francis have set off on a trip to Delhi, you can keep track of their adventure by following their blog at https://kennamorganmariondelhitrip.wordpress.uk
  6. Compassion – The Harvest Lunch held in aid of Compassion will take place in the large hall after the morning service on Sunday 5th October. If you can help by making soup or sandwiches, please give your name to Joan Canavan (Phone number 951-8700 ) or Janice MacKinnon (Phone number 954-9780)