Sunday 1 March 2014

This morning we continue with our studies in Ezra in the morning and in John’s Gospel in the evening. In the morning our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 352 O for a thousand tongues to sing

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 193 God is love: His the care

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 4 v 1—5 p475

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 30 or 31 (Psalm 40)

Sermon: ‘Fight the Good Fight’

Hymn 515 Soldiers of Christ arise

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel.
  2. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 March at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  4. This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held in Broomhill Church Randolph Road on Friday 6 March at 2.00pm. The service has been prepared by the Christian women of the Bahamas and will focus on serving one another. All are welcome to attend.
  5. Christian Aid Art Exhibition and sale: Clarkston Hall Saturday 14 March from 10am till 4pm. Approximately 400 original works of art by well known professional and amateur artists; entry £2 / child 50p, tea and coffee will be served.
  6. Anyone wishing the become a full communicant member of Balshagray Victoria Park before our March Communion Service should speak to Andy Coghill or the minister.
  7. Larger than LIFE! An audience with Christian opera singer Jonathan Viera Friday 24 April at 7.30pm Adelaide Place Baptist Church 209 Bath Street. See www.jonathanviera.com
  8. The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev John Chalmers, has commissioned a series of reflections for Advent; you can find them at http://bit.ly/1A5loSQ

 

Sunday 22 February 2105

This morning we continue with our studies in Ezra; our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 97 O God you search me and you know me

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: Ezra 3 v 7—13 p475

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 125 Lord of all being throned afar

Sermon: ‘Assured Hope’

Hymn 562 Through the love of God our Saviour

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  3. Many thanks to the BB for setting up the hall for the Guild Coffee Morning, to those who baked and donated, those who helped and all who came! The total will be announced in the Church.
  4. On Tuesday 24th Feb. at 7.30 p.m. the Guild Theme and Topic night will be on the subject of “A World to Serve”. All are welcome to come!
  5. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 March at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  6. This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held in Broomhill Church Randolp,h Road on Friday 6 March at 2.00pm. The service has been prepared by the Christian women of the Bahamas and will focus on serving one another. All are welcome to attend.
  7. Anyone wishing the become a full communicant member of Balshagray Victoria Park before our March Communion Service should speak to Andy Coghill or the minister.
  8. Occasionally we need help to look after children in the crèche, if you would like to help please speak to Derek Robertson.

 

Sunday 15 February 2015

This morning we resume our studies in Ezra after we have some fun thinking about True Manliness with the children. In the Evening we will spend some time in John 1. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

15 February 2015

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 123 God is love let heaven adore Him

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘A Manly Man’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 426 All heaven declares

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 3 v 1—6 p475

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 488 Teach us O loving heart of Christ

Sermon: ‘Destiny Regained’

Hymn 549 How deep the father’s love for us

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. We gather for Evening worship in the centenary Chapel at 6.30pm.
  3. The Guild Coffee Morning is on Saturday 21st February from 10 am till noon. Any donations for the baking stall will be gratefully received. Tickets price £2 adults (accompanied children free) will be on sale after the service today.
  4. Please put Sunday 29 March in your diary; at this Family Service we will have a soup and sandwich lunch and Rebecca McGonigle  will join us to tell us about the opportunities Twinning offer us as a congregation.
  5. The deadline for submission of items for the March Herald is midnight tonight!  (This, like last month, is rather early but  a 15th deadline is needed if it is to be out before March).
  6. Occasionally we need help to look after children in the crèche, if you would like to help please speak to Derek Robertson.
  7. BVP Dining with Friends—Please see the notice in the Small Hall.

 

8 February 2015

This morning we resume our new series of studies in Ezra. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 59 Oh, come and let us to the Lord

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘Head Scarf’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 522 The church is wherever

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 2 v1—70 p473

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 484 Great God your love has called us here

Sermon: ‘Called by Name’

Hymn 617 (Hyfrydol) Great and deep the Spirit’s

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. The Guild will have “An evening with John and Peter” on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30 p.m. All are invited!
  3. The Guild Coffee Morning is on Saturday 21st February from 10 am till noon. Any donations for the baking stall will be gratefully received. Tickets price £2 adults (accompanied children free) will be on sale after the service today and next week.
  4. Please put Sunday 29 March in your diary; at this Family Service we will have a soup and sandwich lunch and Rebecca McGonigle  will join us to tell us about the opportunities Twinning offer us as a congregation.
  5. The deadline for submission of items for the March Herald is Sunday 15th February.  (This, like last month, is rather early but  a 15th deadline is needed if it is to be out before March).
  6. Occasionally we need help to look after children in the crèche, if you would like to help please speak to Derek Robertson.
  7. Unpacking Fresh Expressions: An Open Event for Methodists in Scotland led by John and Olive Fleming Drane Glasgow, 21st February 2015 (St George’s Tron) from 10.30am till 4.00pm. A Fresh Expression of Church is a new gathering or network that engages mainly with people who have never been to church.
  8. Hearing the Word – a process that helps Christians to read the Bible for themselves. The easiest ‘way in’ is by attending an Introduction Course. There’s one in Torrance Parish Church on 20/21st March 2015: Friday evening 7.30-9.15 and Sat morning 9.30 – 12.30. Cost of Workbook, including 6 Follow-on Studies, £5.00. Leaflets in the vestibule.

 

Sunday 1 February 2015

This morning we begin a new series of studies in Ezra. In the evening we will consider Galatians 2:20. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 200 Christ is made the sure foundation

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘Good Better Best’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 783 Lord you are so precious to me

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Ezra 1 p473

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 483 Father of heaven whose love profound

Sermon: ‘Rebuilding’

Hymn 475 Christ is coming let creation

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Evening Services will resume this evening at.6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel.
  3. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 February at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  4. The February edition of our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  5. We are invited to a free one-day conference exploring food poverty and how we can work together to grow a movement to eliminate it. Pearce Institüte, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU Saturday 28 February from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
  6. Unpacking Fresh Expressions: An Open Event for Methodists in Scotland led by John and Olive Fleming Drane Glasgow, 21st February 2015 (St George’s Tron) from 10.30am till 4.00pm. A Fresh Expression of Church is a new gathering or network that engages mainly with people who have never been to church.
  7. Hearing the Word - a process that helps Christians to read the Bible for themselves. The easiest ‘way in’ is by attending an Introduction Course. There’s one in Torrance Parish Church on 20/21st March 2015: Friday evening 7.30-9.15 and Sat morning 9.30 – 12.30. Cost of Workbook, including 6 Follow-on Studies, £5.00. Leaflets in the vestibule.
  8. “Dementia is one of the greatest social, medical, economic, scientific,  philosophical and moral challenges of  our times. I am a reporter. It became the biggest story of my life.” Sally Magnusson:  Where Memories Go Tuesday 17th February 2015 7pm Kinning Park Parish Church,  Eaglesham Place G51 1PS Tickets £5 (including tea/coffee, and donation to Playlist For Life)  Contact Mrs. Chris Nicholl  0141-882-2249

 

Sunday 25 January 2015

Back again after an absence at the beginning of the New Year. This Sunday we will be thinking about two stories from the Gospels that take us to place reason finds hard. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 466 Before the throne of God

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘What is this?’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 774 Jesus name above all names

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Mark 5 v21—43 p1007

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 79 Teach me O Lord the perfect way

Sermon: ‘Now and Not Yet’

Hymn 467 All my days I will sing this song

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Evening Services will resume next Sunday 1 February at.6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel.
  3. On Tuesday 27th January at 7.30 p.m. Jordanhill Church Guild will be joining with ours to hear a talk about “On the buses”.
  4. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 February at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  5. Sam Acheampong would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Lodging House Mission Christmas Appeal, £977 was raised in BVP with a further £585 given by Gift Aid. This is a most generous response to a most worthy cause.
  6. The February edition of our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  7. CONCERT IN AID OF EBOLA CONTACT TRACING PROGRAMME IN WEST AFRICA By GLASGOW GOSPEL CHOIR AT GLASGOW CATHEDRAL Sunday, 8th February at 7pm ADMISSION FREE With Retiring Offering. Putting UNICEF and W.H.O. material and practice in the field.
  8. We were saddened to learn this week of the passing of Agnes Chalmers one of the most loved members of Balshagray Victoria Park. Agnes’s funeral service will be in BVP on Thursday 29 January at 11.00am ; with the committal at 12noon at Maryhill crematorium. Our prayers are with her family.
  9. Please hold Dave and Maureen Sutherland in your prayers; following a brief illness Dave’s mother passed away on Wednesday.

 

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.