Sunday 3 July 2016

This morning we will be considering Christ’s words that if anyone who is to be His disciple they must deny self take up the cross and follow Him. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 436 Christ triumphant ever reigning

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 81 I to the hills will lift mine eyes

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 16 v13 – 17 v5 p983

Prayer of Intercession for the Nation and the World

Hymn 448 Lord the light of your love is shining

Address: ‘Taking Up the Cross’

Hymn 519 Love divine all loves excelling

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Currently both our Large Hall and Small Hall are being completely redecorated and so they are out of use this Sunday; so there will be no tea or coffee served this week. However please stay in the church for as long as you want to after the service to catch up with friends. We thank you for your patience during this period of disruption.
  2. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. There will be meeting of the Congregational Board at the close of this morning’s service.
  4. St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Albert Drive, G41 2PE will be hosting Christian Aid’s “Mothers in Malawi” exhibition, from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July. The exhibition consists of 12 images of women and their families who have benefitted from the work of Christian Aid’s partners to improve the safety and experience of women giving birth and their new babies.  Everyone is welcome to view the exhibition and see the work Christian Aid partners are able to do through church partnerships, thanks to the support of church members here in Scotland.
  5. A concert in aid of Tearfund will be held in Clincarthill Church on Wednesday 14th September at 7pm. This will be a special evening of music by Yvonne and David Lyon. Tickets will be available at the door and from Tearfund’s website from July 2016.
  6. Rev Jim Teasdale has been called to the charge of Glasgow: Eastwood (beside Silverburn); the provisional date of induction in 8th September. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Felicity and Jamie as they enter a new stage in their service of Christ.

 

19 June 2016

This morning we have our annual Prize Giving Family Service. This service will be shorter and less formal. The address on the story of Bartimaeus will be given by Norman Afrin. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

19 June 2016

Call to Worship

Praise: Come, people of the risen King,

Prayer

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Praise: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul

J Team

Prize Giving

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Mark 10 v46—52 p1015

Prayer of Intercession

Praise: The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.

Address

Praise: In Christ alone my hope is found

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. This morning we have our JTeam Prize Giving Service, we congratulate the young people on their faithfulness in worship and the leaders of the JTeam and Bible Class for their great commitment to Christ and the young people of the congregation. We thank Ranald and the Bible Class for leading our worship this morning.
  2. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, when we will continue our studies in 1Thessalonians.
  3. Last Sunday’s retiring offering for The Wheel Trust realised £238. We thank everyone for their kindness.
  4. The Tea Rota for July to December is now on the noticeboard in the Small Hall, copies are available. We thank everyone who serves the congregation in this way week by week.
  5. Christian Aid Power Walk Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham Saturday 10th September 11am – 3pm 3 or 7 miles  Take a trip to the UK’s largest onshore windfarm with Christian Aid. As you walk around some of the 215 turbines located at the site we will tell you about those affected by water shortages and climate change.  So much more than a sponsored walk you will get a real sense of why wind power is important to Christian Aid! To register visit www.christianaid.org.uk/anotherway or call 0141 221 7475

 

Sunday 12 June 2016

This Sunday we look forward to gathering round the Lord’s Table to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Our study will be in John 4. Our order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 396 And can it be

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 600 Spirit of God unseen as the wind

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 4 v1—26 p1067

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 70 Give praise and thanks unto the Lord

Address: ‘Jesus’ Thirst’

Hymn 668 According to Thy gracious word

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn 738 Glorious things of Thee are spoken

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Next Sunday will be the JTeam and Bible Class Prize-Giving Family Service.
  2. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, when we will continue our studies in 1Thessalonians.
  3. Are you confused by the current debate on our future in Europe? Would you like unbiased guidance on how to think through these issues from a Christian perspective? Dr Andrew Goddard ‘s latest book: ‘The EU Referendum: How Should We Decide?’ could be for you. Copies are available in the vestibule, they have been donated but there is a suggested price of £3.50. Andrew is the son of John and Veronica Goddard and one of the leading theologians in the Church of England.
  4. Glasgow the Welcoming City celebrates the Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday: Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Square, 3pm this afternoon (Sunday 12th June 2016) Please join us.
  5. The Tea Rota for July to December is now on the noticeboard in the Small Hall, copies are available. We thank everyone who serves the congregation in this way week by week.

 

Sunday 28 May 2016

This morning we continue our journey through the Old Testament following the Ark of the Covenant to its home in the Temple in Jerusalem. In the Evening Norman Afrin will lead our worship. Our order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 459 Crown Him with many crowns

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 426 All heaven declares

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 8 v1 – 21 p344

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 478 Behold the amazing gift of love

Address: ‘The Ark at Rest’

Hymn 200 Christ is made the sure foundation

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Norman Afrin will lead us in Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel. Evening services will resume in September.
  2. Next Sunday we look forward to a service of Ordination of new elders. The Kirk Session will convene in the chancel at 10.45am.
  3. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, when we will continue our studies in 1Thessalonians.
  4. The June editions of The Herald and Life and Work are available this morning.
  5. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 12 June; if anyone wishes to become a full communicant member of Balshagray Victoria Park before this Communion Service please speak to an elder or the minister. There will be a retiring offering after this service for the Wheel Trust.
  6. BVP Dining with Friends: join us for some good fun and conversation please see the notice in the Small Hall for details.
  7. Are you confused by the current debate on our future in Europe? Would you like unbiased guidance on how to think through these issues from a Christian perspective? Dr Andrew Goddard ‘s latest book: ‘The EU Referendum: How Should We Decide?’ could be for you. Copies costing £3.50 are available in the vestibule. Andrew is the son of John and Veronica Goddard and one of the leading theologians in the Church of England.

 

Sunday 15 May 2016

This morning we will consider Psalm 24 as we continue to study the journey of The Ark of the Covenant. Derek Robertson will conduct our Evening Service. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 363 We have a gospel to proclaim

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 380 There is a greenhill

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Psalm 24 p555

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 75 I love the Lord because my voice

Address: ‘’

Hymn 248 For my sake and the Gospel go

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, when we will continue our studies in 1Thessalonians.
  2. The Kirk Session will meet in the sanctuary on Tuesday 17 May at 7.30pm. A discussion paper, for the Session Meeting ’Review of Parish Groupings’ from Glasgow Presbytery is available in the vestibule.
  3. The Congregational Board was due to meet on 24 May, however this clashes with the General Assembly so this meeting will have to be re-scheduled.
  4. Crossreach News which gives the latest updates on the caring work of the Church of Scotland is available in the vestibule.
  5. BIG HYMN SING 2016 – Sunday 12th June at 7.30pm – wellington Church: The Big Hymn Sing 2016 will be a great opportunity to sing favourite hymns with a large body of singers, big accompaniments, and all directed by eminent choral conductor Ian McCrorie MBE. It is suitable for both experienced choral singers and general congregational singers alike. Entry is free with a rehearsal beginning at 6.30pm. Donations for Waverly Care.
  6. An great friend to many in Balshagray Victoria Park May MacKenzie passed away last week. May’s funeral service will be in Clydebank Crematorium on Tuesday 17 May at 3.30pm. Please remember her family in your prayers.

 

6 March 2016

This morning we will welcome Rev Ruairidh MacLean from Christian  Witness to Israel. In the evening we will worship in the centenary Chapel at 6.30pm Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 154 O Lord my God when I in awe and wonder

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 559 There is a Redeemer

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 162 The God of Abraham praise

Address

Hymn  248 For my sake and the Gospel go

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Dialogue with the people of Israel about the Messiah has always been an important part of the mission of the Church of Scotland, this morning we welcome Rev Ruairidh MacLean who will tell us of the work of Christian Witness to Israel. If you would like to know more about CWI please fill in the prayer card and return it via the plate in the vestibule.
  2. Next Sunday 13 March we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion; the Kirk Session will gather in the chancel at 10.30am and there will be a retiring offering for Christian Witness to Israel.
  3. We will gather for Worship in the Centenary Chapel at 6.30pm this evening.
  4. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  5. The March Herald is available this morning.
  6. Guild: A video of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival will be shown at the Guild this Tuesday, the 8th, at 7.30 p.m. All welcome
  7. Christian Aid Spring Fayre will be held in BVP on Saturday 19 March from 10.00am till 12 noon. Tickets costing £1 are available from Angus Murchison. If you would like to help at or contribute to the Fayre please speak to Angus.
  8. Glasgow Presbytery World Mission Afternoon: scheduled for this after noon in Sherbrooke St Gilberts has been cancelled and will be held some time in the not too distant future.
  9. Christian Aid Annual Art Exhibition: The 36th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale of original works of art by well-known professional and amateur artists, organised by Clarkston & District Christian Aid Committee will be held in Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock on Saturday 12th March 2016 from 10am to 4pm, entry £2/child 0.50p with coffee/tea.

 

7 February 2016

This morning we will continue our studies on the theme of Prayer in the morning; and in the evening we will consider Psalm 112. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 549 How deep the Father’s love for us

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 611 Holy Spirit, fill our hearts

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18 v21—53 p986

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 68 O thou my soul bless God the Lord

Address: ‘Living in Grace’

Hymn 251 I the Lord of sea and sky

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Evening Services will resume this evening at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Following our new pattern of meetings the Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 16 February at 7.30pm.
  4. BVP Dining With Friends: a chance to come along and chat with old friends in the congregation and meet someone new. The next evening out is on Thursday 11th February at 7pm at Po’boyz American Diner, Broomhill shops, Norby Road: Starters £4 Mains from £8. Please see the notice in the Small Hall for more information.
  5. Sam Acheampong would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the LHM over the Christmas period, including Gift Aid the sum raised was £6843.20 which has been passed on to the LHM.
  6. Guild: The Guild Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 20th February from 10.00am till 12 noon. Tickets £2 for adults (accompanied children free) will be available at church from Sunday 7 February. Donations for sale at the bakery stall would be greatly appreciated. There will be a talk and slides about “The Clydebank Blitz” at the Guild at 7.30 p.m. this Tuesday, 9th February.  Anyone, whether a Guild member or not, will be made most welcome!
  7. Following his recent life threatening illness and being on a life support system for a week, Rev Colin Renwick has now regained consciousness and is talking and eating. Eilidh Renwick is most grateful to everyone for their prayers and support.
  8. Grasping the Nettle: A weekend conference in Glasgow with Professor John Lennox, Professor David Fergusson and other guest contributors 18th – 19th March 2016. Further details may be found at: www.graspingthenettle.org/conference

 

Sunday 24 January 2016

This morning we resume our studies in the Lord’s Prayer, as we consider ‘Your Will Be Done.’ Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 352 O for a thousand tongues to sing

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 481 Jesus is the name we worship

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Luke 12 v13—21 p1044

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 97 O God, you search me and you know me

Address: ‘Your Kingdom Come’

Hymn 374 From heaven you came

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Evening Services will resume on Sunday 7 February.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Following our new pattern of meetings the Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30pm.
  4. Articles for the February edition of The Herald should be sent to John Goddard by midnight tonight.
  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. There will be a service in Broomhill Church this afternoon at 4.00pm to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; all will be made welcome.
  7. Subscriptions for Life and Work, £20, are now due.
  8. On Friday 5th February, 12.30pm Lebanese pastor, Nabil Costa, will be at St George’s Tron on Buchanan Street sharing how the church in Lebanon is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis and what our response in the West can look like – everyone is invited to this unique opportunity to learn about this tragic situation from the inside.
  9. BVP Dining With Friends: a chance to come along and chat with old friends in the congregation and meet someone new. The next evening out is on Thursday 11th February at 7pm at Po’boyz American Diner, Broomhill shops, Norby Road: Starters £4 Mains from £8. Please see the notice in the Small Hall for more information.
  10. Engaging with Muslims: a one day conference organised by Operation Mobilisation: in Queens Park Baptist Church for further information and to book a place emailgoglobal.uk@om.org or OM UK Public Ministries: 0141 552 7716.

 

10 January 2016

This morning we begin a series of studies in the Lord’s Prayer; not to learn how to pray but what to have a better understanding of what prayer is. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 159 Lord for the years

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 619, 620 Spirit of the living God

Prayer of Adoration

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Luke 11 v1—13 p1042

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 548  Approach my soul

Address: ‘Lord Teach Us To Pray’

Hymn 467 All my days I will sing this song of gladness

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Evening Services will resume on Sunday 7 February.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Following our new pattern of meetings the Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 19 January at 7.30pm in the small hall.
  4. Community of Faith Conference: An event to connect, resource and inspire churches in ministry with children and young people. This day will explore new and exciting ideas and will resource and inspire ministry in congregations that have few or no children and young people. Saturday 13th February – Burnside Blairbeth Church, 2 Church Avenue, Burnside, Glasgow G73 5BX 10.30am-3.00pm Organised by the Ministry and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland.
  5. Deep calls to Deep: Hearing God’s voice is difficult when we live such busy and demanding lives. This event will give you the opportunity to spend an afternoon in quietness, learn about walking a labyrinth, and explore contemplative prayer.  Sunday 31st January Langside Parish Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU 2.00 – 4.30pm. Free event. For more information contact Ruth  email: ruth@finnsplace.org or 0141 632 7520

 

3 January 2016

We are all recovering from the hectic Christ,as season. This morning in BVP we shall have a simple Family Service to ease us into the New Year. The Order of Service will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 110 Glory be to God the Father

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 774 Jesus name above all names

Prayer of Adoration

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians  1 v 1—9 p1144

Intimations

Offering

Dedication

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 52 How lovely is Thy dwelling place

Reflection: ‘Called’

Hymn 472 Come Thou long expected Jesus

Benediction / Sung Amen