Sunday 26 March 2017

This morning Rev Jean de Villiers will lead us in worship. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 14 (Wiltshire) The Lord is my shepherd

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 559 There is a Redeemer

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2 v9—10 p1218

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 548 Approach my soul the mercy seat

Address

Hymn 467 All my days

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. The Congregational Annual Stated Meeting will be held after this morning’s service.
  3. The April edition of The Herald is available this morning, we thank everyone who contributed and John Goddard for his considerate editorship.
  4. Fresh Expressions: Explore new ways of creating Christian Community Glasgow event – Saturday 22nd April 10.30 for 10.45-16.00. For further information: freshexpressions.org.uk/vision/Glasgow17
  5. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 4 April at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  6. The congregation of Hillington Park have kindly agreed to let Jean stay in their Manse during his period of familiarisation; Alison, Dietrich and Moya are now looking forward to joining Jean at the beginning of May. We do need help to make the manse at Hillington Park comfortable for Jean and his family, so if you could help provide furniture, items for the kitchen and such like please speak to the minister, Derek Robertson or Robert Belmore.

 

Sunday 19 March 2017

This morning we resume our studies in the miracles in John’s Gospel. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 154 O Lord my God when I in awe

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: John 9 v1 –16 p1075

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 483 Father of heaven whose love

Address: ‘Grace Breaks Through’

Hymn 465 Be Thou my vision

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will gather for Evening Worship in the Small Hall at 6.30pm; our theme will be ‘Facets of the Cross’
  2. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  3. Last Sunday’s retiring offering for the work of the Wheel Trust amounted to £120, we thank everyone for their generosity.
  4. The Congregational Annual Stated Meeting will be after morning worship on Sunday 26 March.
  5. The Guild meets this Wednesday, 22nd March at 2 p.m. for a talk on “Prospects – All friends together” suggesting ways of making churches more inclusive for those with learning or physical difficulties. This is one of the projects we are supporting over 3 years.
  6. Articles for the April edition of The Herald should be sent to John Goddard no later than Monday lunchtime.
  7. A Presbytery service of Ordination will be held on Sunday 2nd April at 7pm in Hyndland Parish Church, when Ruth Forsythe will be introduced as the OLM for Broomhill linked with Hyndland. All are welcome at this service. There will no evening service in BVP to allow everyone attend this service.

 

Sunday 12 March 2017

This morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We have been delighted to welcome Rev Jean de Villiers to BVP and Jean will be our preacher this morning. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 19 Ye gates lift up your heads

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 248 For my sake and the Gospel go

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4 v7—12  p1227

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 553 Just as I am without one plea

Address: ‘God is Love’

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. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. The Kirk Session and Congregational Board will meet after this morning’s service to approve the accounts for 2016.
  3. The Congregational Annual Stated Meeting will be after morning worship on Sunday 26 March.
  4. The Guild meets on Tuesday evening (14th) at 7.30pm to hear a fascinating talk by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. Jordanhill Guild will join us then.

 

Sunday 5 February 2017

This Sunday morning we continue our studies in the miracles in John’s Gospel and in the Evening Service we will consider that much neglected dimension of Love: Patience. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Call to Worship

Hymn 132 Immortal invisible God only wise

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 443 He is Lord, He is Lord

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John  5 v1—18 p1068

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 491 Lord Jesus think on me

Address: ‘Get Up and Walk!’

Hymn 436 Christ triumphant ever reigning

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 7 February at 7.30pm. Minutes and copies of the draft LCR report will be circulated by email. Six hard copies of the draft LCR report are available in the vestibule.
  3. Crossreach News is available in the vestibule.
  4. The Guild meets on Wednesday 8 February at 2.00pm, the speaker will be Campbell Mackinnon and his theme will be: ‘The Life and Poetry of John’ Donne’.
  5. Due to errors in the Immigration Office, Rev Jean de Villiers has not been granted a visa to come to the UK. However these errors are being rectified and Jean will be joining us sometime soon, though we do not know when.
  6. The final total for 2016 Financial Appeal, held last December, is £10 765. The Congregational Board thank the congregation for their outstanding generosity in support of Christ’s work in Balshagray Victoria Park.
  7. BVP Dining with Friends: Friday 17 February at 6.30pm in Toby Carvery Braehead, please see the notice in the Small Hall for details.
  8. Mrs Edith McNab’s funeral service will be held in BVP on Wednesday 15th February at 12.15pm, followed by a committal at Clydebank Crematorium at 1.30pm. Everyone will be made most welcome.
  9. Next Sunday worship will be led by our former assistant Norman Afrin; we do look forward to welcoming Norman, Becca and Joel back to Balshagray Victoria Park.

 

Sunday 29 January 2017

This morning we resume our studies in the miracles in John’s Gospel. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 438 The head that once was crowned

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 189 Be still for the presence of the Lord

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 4 v43—54 p1068

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 686 How happy are all who hear

Address: ‘He Believed and Went’

Hymn 160 Praise my soul the King of heaven

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 7 February at 7.30pm.
  3. Our congregational magazine, The Herald, is available this morning.
  4. 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.
  5. Lodging House Mission: The annual Homeless Service will take place in: Lodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell Street, G1 5DT on tonight at 6:30pm. The service will be led by Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly. Everyone is welcome.
  6. Rev Jean de Villiers is looking forward to beginning his time of ‘familiarisation’ in BVP on the 1 February; we look forward to meeting Jean and learning from him in the months to come.
  7. Local Church Review: Thank you to everyone who has participated in the LCR. A draft report has been prepared and will be discussed at the next Session Meeting.

 

Sunday 22 January 2017

John’s Gospel relates seven miracles performed by Jesus; these miracles tell the story of Jesus’ ministry and reveal His glory. This morning we begin to explore these miracles as an exposition of John’s great words ‘the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us full of grace and truth.’ Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn The Lord’s my Shepherd (S Townend)

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 144 I  love the sun

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 2 v1—12 p1064

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 356 Meekness and majesty

Address: ‘The Word made Flesh’

Hymn 519 Love divine all loves excelling

Benediction / Sung Amen

* This morning we begin a series of studies in the miracles recorded in John’s Gospel. One of the finest and most accessible books on John’s Gospel is ‘The Message of John’ by Dr Bruce Milne, published by IVP in The Bible Speaks Today series.

  1. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 7 February at 7.30pm.
  3. Articles for our congregational magazine The Herald should be sent to John Goddard as soon as possible.
  4. 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.
  5. Lodging House Mission: The annual Homeless Service will take place in: Lodging House Mission, 35 East Campbell Street, G1 5DT on Sunday 29th January 2017, at 6:30pm. The service will be led by Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly. Everyone is welcome.
  6. Rev Jean de Villiers is looking forward to beginning his time of ‘familiarisation’ in BVP on the 1 February; we look forward to meeting Jean and learning from him in the months to come.
  7. Local Church Review: In December we thought about where we are and where we would like to be On Thursday 26 January at 7.30pm we meet the Presbytery Team to plan the way forward. Everyone is welcome to come and share their thoughts.

 

 

Sunday 15 January 2017

This morning we consider one of the most liberating but most difficult questions in the Christian faith, the Christian’s relationship to the Law in the light of Roman’s 7 & 8. Our Order of Service and Intimations are:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn  100 O Lord Thou art my God and king

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 181 For the beauty of the earth

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Romans 7 v1—12 p1133

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 451 v1,3-5 Where high the heavenly

Address: ‘The Christian Remarried’

Hymn 536 May the mind of Christ my Saviour

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Small Hall.
  2. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  3. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: All Saints Episcopal Church, 10 Woodend Drive, Jordanhill on Monday 16th January at 7.00pm. Address: Psalm 133 by Campbell Mackinnon
  4. Glasgow City Council have agreed to accept Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children during the course of this year.  The Church of Scotland has discussed with the City Council about the possibility of individuals from within its many congregations to consider providing a home for these children in a ‘Foster Care’ capacity. If you are interested in helping a child, then meetings will take place in the City Chambers during January. Details are on the notice board in the small hall or please speak with Robert Belmore or Campbell MacKinnon.
  5. Local Church Review: In December we thought about where we are and where we would like to be On Thursday 26 January at 7.30pm we meet the Presbytery Team to plan the way forward. Everyone is welcome to come and share their thoughts.

 

Sunday 14 July 2013

This morning we will spend some time thinking about the love of God in the Old Testament.

Over the next three weeks Rev Dave Sutherland will be conducting worship in BVP. If at any time you need Dave’s help please contact Derek Robertson or Andy Coghill. Continue reading