Sunday 5 July 2015

After the J Team Prize Giving and the hiatus of holidays we return to Philippians. Our Order of Service will be:

Introit
Call to Worship
Hymn 97 O God you search me and you know me
Collect
Young Church
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn 599 Holy Spirit hear us
Prayer of Approach
Intimations
Offering / Dedication
Scripture Reading: Philippians 1 v12—26 p1178
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 354 O love how deep, how broad
Sermon: ‘The Life Blood of Faith’
Hymn 500 Lord of creation
Benediction / Sung Amen

Sunday 21 June

This morning we have our Prize Giving Family service in the morning and in the evening we will continue with our studies in John. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 160 Praise my soul

Children’s Time

Prayer

Talk

Songs

Intimations & Offering as we sing:

Hymn 374 From Heaven you came

Dedication of Offering

Prize-giving

Hymn 616 There is a Spirit in the air

Address: Keep Calm and Carry On

Scripture Reading: Psalm 46

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 189 Be still for the presence of the Lord

Benediction & Threefold Amen

  1. We meet for Evening worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel, when we continue our studies in the Gospel of John.
  2. Last Sunday’s retiring offering for Nepal amounted to £265, we thank everyone for their generosity.
  3. If you would like to nominate someone as the next Moderator of the General Assembly details and nomination forms can be downloaded from the Church of Scotland web site.
  4. Church Twinning – An open evening is being held on Tuesday 23rd June from 7.30pm at 19 Victoria Park Drive South, G14 9RJ. This is an opportunity for anyone in BVP who might want to be part of a group to progress with the next stage of the twinning process.
  5. Alan Tavener, the organist at Jordanhill church, is holding another Singing Workshop on Wednesday 1 July from 10.30am in Jordanhill Church Hall.  The session will run till 12 noon, and a donation cost of £3 is suggested.  No tickets are required, just turn up on the day.
  6. We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Miss Jessie MacDougal; Jessie’s funeral service will be at Clydebank Crematorium on Saturday 4 July at a time to be confirmed. Please remember her family and friends in your prayers.

 

Sunday 14 June 2014

This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 396 And can it be

Collect

Young Church: ‘Help the Poor’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 181 For the beauty of the earth

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1 v12—18 p1178

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 52 How lovely is Thy dwelling place

Sermon: ‘Brother in Chains’

Hymn 399 My song is love unknown

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn 167 Guide me O Thou great Jehovah

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, all who love Christ as Saviour and serve Him as Lord are welcome to join us at His table. There will be a retiring offering for the Mission Aviation Fellowship’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal after this service.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Church Twinning – Following our lunch where we learned more about church twinning, an open evening is being held on Tuesday 23rd June from 7.30pm at 19 Victoria Park Drive South, G14 9RJ. This is an opportunity for anyone in BVP who might want to be part of a group to progress with the next stage of the twinning process. Twinning works best when there is a diverse group of ages and interests involved, so everyone is welcome to come along for an informal chat about the next steps. If you are interested please speak to Ranald McTaggart, or just come along on the night
  4. The Tea Rota for July to December is available this morning.
  5. Remembering Srebrenica: invites you to join with Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, at a Solemn Commemoration for  The Srebrenica Memorial Day in St Giles’ Cathedral  on Friday 10th July 2015 at 10:30am. In 1995, during the Bosnian War, the town of Srebrenica was declared a ‘safe zone’ free from fighting and protected by UN Peacekeepers.  In July that year, Serbian nationalist forces stormed and captured the town –systematically killing more than 8,000 men and boys.
  6. The Life of St Columba in music and song from the Scots and Irish Celtic Tradition performed by traditional music group ‘Blás!’ Followed by: a session of Scottish and Irish music and song in Gaelic, Gaidhlig, and English with Blás and friends: Saturday, 20 June 2015, St Columba Gaelic Church, 300 St Vincent St, Glasgow, at 19.30 Tickets: £5

 

 

Sunday 7 June 2015

This morning we resume our studies of Philippians in the morning and consider the story of Nicodemus from John 3 in the evening. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 127 O worship the King

Collect

Young Church: ‘Photobombing’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 481 Jesus is the Name we honour

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1 v1—11 p1178

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 557 O Love that wilt not let me go

Sermon: ‘Love Abounding’

Hymn 694 Brother sister let me serve you

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will gather for Evening Worship in the centenary Chapel at 6.30pm when we will continue our studies in the Gospel of John.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The Tea Rota for July to December will be available next Sunday.
  4. The summer edition of our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  5. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 14 June. If you would like to become a full communicant member of BVP please speak to the minister or one of our elders. There will be a retiring offering for the Mission Aviation Fellowship’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal after this service.
  6. The Lydia De Rosa Singers will present ‘A Summer Evening Serenade’ in aid of St Peter’s Restoration Fund, on Saturday 13th June at 7.30 p.m. in St Peter’s Church, Hyndland Street. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of £5.
  7. Glasgow the Welcoming City 2015: Glasgow City Chambers Sunday 14th June 2015 at 3pm, organised by Glasgow Churches Together in co-operation with the City Council. The address will be given by the Rev Stuart Smith,  Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery.

 

 

Sunday 31 May 2015

This morning we begin a series of studies in Paul’s ‘friendly’ letter to the Philippians, and in the evening we will be looking at John 4. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 83 I rejoiced …

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 143 Who put the colours in the rainbow

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1 v1—11 p1178

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 545 Lord teach us how to pray aright

Sermon: ‘The Fruit of Righteousness’

Hymn 562 Through the love of God our Saviour

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will gather for Evening Worship in the centenary Chapel at 6.30pm when we will continue our studies in the Gospel of John.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The summer edition of our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  4. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 14 June. If you would like to become a full communicant member of BVP please speak to the minister or one of our elders. There will be a retiring offering for the Mission Aviation Fellowship’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal after this service.
  5. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 June at 7.30pm.
  6. Going Deeper: anticipating real change in Glasgow. We believe God is impacting Glasgow’s broken and marginalised with His love. Join with us for a joint church service of celebration. We’ll be revealing how we, with our partner churches, are going deeper with the people we serve to see lasting change. Sunday 7 June 2015, 6.30pm – 8pm. Hosted at St Silas Church, Woodlands I Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JE. All welcome. www.glasgowcitymission.com
  7. Women’s Interfaith Fair: Wednesday 17th June 11.30am – 2pm St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 0S. Come and join us for a FREE lunch! Make friends with women from different religions and cultures. Learn to tie a sari or try on a hijab! Discuss what your faith means to you. Get creative with arts, song and dance! For women of all faiths and none. Booking is essential email: frances@interfaithscotland.org tel: 0141 420 6982. This event is part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015, coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council – celebrating 30 years of supporting refugees in Scotland: www.refugeefestivalscotland.co.uk

 

3 May 2015

This morning in BVP we will continue our studies in Ezra in the morning and consider The Wedding in Cana of Galilee in the Evening. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 132 Immortal invisible

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 191 Do not be afraid

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 7 v1— 17 p479  

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 645 I’m not ashamed to own my Lord

Sermon: ‘Ezra Arrives’

Hymn 248 For my sake and the Gospel go

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel when we will continue our studies in John’s Gospel.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 4 May at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary.
  4. Symphonic Praise: Saturday 30 May at 7.30pm in Glasgow Cathedral. Join the Exile Choir and Chamber Orchestra for an evening of some of the greatest hymns ever written. Free tickets from www.originscotland.org or 0131 208 0095
  5. The new copies of the free daily readings booklets “Word for Today” and “Word 4 U Today” are now available in the magazine racks in the passageways outside both hall doors, and in the vestibule.
  6. BVP Dining with  Friends: Monday 18 May 7.00pm Las Ramblas Tapas, 5 Kirk Lane, Bearsden, see the notice in the Small Hall for more details or contact Sarah Hay (07504 702699) smrhay@gogglemail.com
  7. The ‘Blue Book’ containing the reports for this years General Assembly can be down loaded from the Church of Scotland website: http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/

 

26 April 2015

We return to our normal pattern of worship this morning, as we consider Ezra 6: The Heart Changing God. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 110 Glory be to God the Father

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 755 Be still and know that I am God

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 6 v 1—22 p487  

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 69 Just as a father shows his love

Sermon: ‘The Heart Changing God’

Hymn 485 Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 4 May at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary.
  3. The May edition of our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  4. Symphonic Praise: Saturday 30 May at 7.30pm in Glasgow Cathedral. Join the Exile Choir and Chamber Orchestra for an evening of some of the greatest hymns ever written. Free tickets from www.originscotland.org or 0131 208 0095
  5. The new copies of the free daily readings booklets “Word for Today” and “Word 4 U Today” are now available in the magazine racks in the passageways outside both hall doors, and in the vestibule.
  6. The funeral service for Helen Clarke, of Ferryden Court, will be in Clydebank Crematorium at 10.00am on Thursday 30 April; we continue to hold her family in our prayers.
  7. The ‘Blue Book’ containing the reports for this years General Assembly can be down loaded from the Church of Scotland website: http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/

 

19 April 2015

This morning we think of Jesus visiting the disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and in the evening we will consider Jesus prayer for us in John 17. Our Order of Service and Intimations in the morning will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 460 Join all the glorious names

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 619 & 620 Spirit of the living God

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 21 v1—14 p1090

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 540 I heard the voice of Jesus say

Sermon: ‘The Most Beautiful Dawn’

Hymn 519 Love divine all loves excelling

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We will gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel when we will resume our studies in the Gospel of John.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Lindsay Fergus would like to thank everyone for supporting yesterday’s Coffee Afternoon, £455 was raised towards the Guide Trip to Mexico, there is will be home baking for sale after this morning’s service.
  4. This is a final call for articles for the May edition of The Herald: please send any items to: edbvpherald@gmail.com
  5. The Big Hymn Sing Sunday 7th June 2015 7.30pm Wellington Church 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE This festival of favourite hymns will be part of the 2015 Glasgow West End Festival. It will be directed by eminent choral conductor Ian McCrorie, and will take the form of a Come and Sing. Those who have previously sung under his direction will have experienced the enthusiasm and energy which he imparts.
  6. Two long standing members of Balshagray Victoria Park passed away last week, Mrs Jean Aitken latterly of Cumbrae House Nursing Home and Mrs Helen Clarke of Ferrydown Court. Jean Aitken’s funeral service was on Friday 17 April; however the arrangements have yet to be made for the funeral service for Helen Clarke. Please remember the families of these two greatly loved and respected ladies in your prayers.

 

5 April 2015

This morning we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with a Family Service to which all are welcome. There will be no Evening Service this week. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 410 Jesus Christ is risen today

Responsive Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Time

Hymn 448 Shine Jesus shine

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 20 v 10—18 p1089

Choir

Prayer for Others

Hymn 425 The Saviour died but rose again

Address:  ‘I have Seen the Lord’

Hymn In Christ alone

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. In the wake of Holy Week there will be no Evening Service tonight.
  2. There will be no meeting of the Kirk Session in April, the Kirk Session will next convene on Tuesday 5 May.
  3. Lindsay Fergus is travelling to a world wide gathering of Guides in Mexico; to help defray the costs there will be a Coffee Afternoon in aid of Mexico 2015 service project on Saturday 18th April 2pm-4pm here in BVP. Tickets £1.50 available from Lindsay.
  4. The service next Sunday will be conducted by Derek Robertson.

 

22 March 2015

This morning we shall have a break from Ezra to consider Paul’s teaching on marriage in Colossians 3. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 461 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 553 Just as I am

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3 v15—25 p1077

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 88 Up from the depths

Address: ‘Marriage Recreated’

Hymn 173 Sing to God new songs of worship

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. After this morning’s service we will hold our Annual Stated meeting, please stay behind after the service for this important meeting. Consequently tea and coffee will not be served this morning
  2. Items for the March edition of the Herald should be sent to John Goddard no later than today Sunday 22 March.
  3. On Sunday 29 March we will have a Family Service and Congregational Lunch as we learn more about Twinning. This promises an exciting new opportunity for our congregation so please put this date in your diary.
  4. BVP Dining with Friends in Little Soho Crow Road, Saturday 28 March at 1.00pm, please see the notice in the Small Hall for more details.
  5. On Saturday 14 March Jim Forshaw, a past Session Clerk of BVP and former captain of the BB, passed away. Jim’s funeral service is at 1.30pm on Monday 23 March at Clydebank Crematorium. Please remember his son David and his daughter Isobel and their families in your prayers.

Easter Services

30 March

to 1 April

Jordanhill Church 8.00pm
2 April Joint Tenebrae Service

in BVP with Scotstoun

Preacher: Campbell Mackinnon

7.00pm
3 April Joint Good Friday Service

in Scotstoun Church

Preacher: Derek Robertson

7.00pm
5 April Easter Family Service

Balshagray Victoria Park

11.00am