27 November 2016

On the first Sunday of Advent we shall be studying Pentecost(!) as we seek to bring together the stories we have studied in Acts. Our Order of service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 277 Hark the glad sound

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘Surprises’

Hymn 448  Lord the light of your love is shining

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Acts 2 v1 – 18 p1093

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 691 Be still my soul

Address: ‘The Gentle Breeze’

Hymn 617 Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We meet for Bible Study & Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  2. Next Sunday we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The Kirk Session will gather in the chancel at 10.30am. There will be a retiring offering at the close of the service.
  3. We have our annual Giving Day next Sunday. Letters are being distributed by elders; and gifts may be returned with the Offering next Sunday. Thank you for giving careful consideration to this.
  4. The Christmas edition of the Herald is available in the Small Hall.
  5. A big thankyou to everyone who helped at the Deep Clean of the Sanctuary on Tuesday evening, many hands do make light work!
  6. The Kirk Session will meet on Saturday 10 December for the Local Church Review; so we suggest we have a meeting of the Congregational Board on Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm.The next scheduled meeting of the Kirk Session would then be 7th February 2017.
  7. What makes this congregation special for you? Have you any thoughts or dreams for the future of BVP? As we plan for the future it is important that as many as people as possible contribute to our Local Church Review (LCR). So everyone from the oldest to the youngest (not just office-bearers) is invited to take part in LCR on Saturday 10 December. We will begin with coffee and bacon rolls at 10.00am and be finished by noon. The meeting will be led by Marion Francis and is part of Glasgow Presbytery’s Superintendence Programme.
  8. The Church of Scotland is again producing an online Advent Calendar. From Thursday 1st December you can see a video reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. You can read more about the calendar on the Church of Scotland website.

 

Sunday 20 November 2016

This morning we return to the Book of Acts to spend some time in the company of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. There will be no Evening Service. OUr Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 83 I rejoiced when I heard them say

Collect

Children’s Time

Hymn 532 Lord you have come to the seashore

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Acts 8 v26—40 p1101

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 462 The King of love my Shepherd is

Address

Hymn 419 Thine be the glory

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. There will be no Evening Service tonight; Evening Services will resume on Sunday 4 December.
  2. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. We thank everyone who helped at yesterday’s Christmas Fayre. Though a little quieter than recent years £1 500+ was raised which is an increase on last year. A special word of thanks goes to all the stall holders, those who worked in the Tea Room and Shirley Robertson for co-ordinating the event. Some home baking will be available in the Large Hall after the service.
  4. Articles for the Christmas Edition of the Herald are now due so please contact John Goddard ASAP.
  5. Thank you: Last Sunday’s offering for Erskine Hospital was £168.50.
  6. CHURCH DEEP CLEAN: TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER AT 7.00PM!
  7. There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session in the chancel after this morning’s service.
  8. The Guild will look at the Theme and Topic “Go in Joy” at its meeting on Wednesday 23rd November at 2 pm. All are invited!
  9. Good News: the Compassion website states that all the missing children in their Haitian projects are now accounted for.  From this we can take it that Jean-Berson is safe.  It really is so good to know that he and his family are safe; so thank you for remembering him and his family in prayer.

 

Sunday 13 November

This morning we will Remember those who gave their lives in time of war. At this service we will be joined by members of the uniformed organisations. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Hymn 36 God is our refuge

Act of Remembrance

Eternal Father strong to save

Call to Worship

Children’s Time

Hymn 600 Spirit of God unseen as the wind 

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Prayer of Intercession

Choir

Scripture Reading: Psalm 95 v1—11 p601

Hymn 532 Lord you have come to the sea shore 

Address

Hymn 192 All my hope on God is founded 

The National Anthem

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. There will be no meeting for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday 16 November; our meetings will resume on 23 November
  2. Songs of Praise with Broomhill, Hyndland, Jordanhill Scotstoun and Balshagray Victoria Park in Broomhill Church at 6.30pm this evening. Please come along to meet with friends, enjoy beautiful music and to worship the living God.
  3. …will be held on Saturday 19th November. If you would like to help please speak to Shirley Robertson.
  4. We just need two more volunteers for the Kitchen at the Christmas Fayre. Someone from 10.00-11.00am and someone for 12noon—1.00pm. If you can help please speak to Janice Mackinnon.
  5. Artists & Musicians for Mary’s Meals on Monday, 14 November at the House for an Art Lover. Events: Art Sale 10.30 a.m. – 9 p.m., then there will be painting demonstration at 11 a.m. by James Davis. There will also be a Virtuosi Recital at 2 p.m. The Lydia de Rosa Singers will perform at 7.00p.m.
  6. Articles for the Christmas Edition of the Herald should be sent to John Goddard by next Sunday.

 

Sunday 30 October

This morning we begin a new series of studies in the book of Acts, as we look at the lives of the different people we encounter in the story of the early church. Our order of service and intimations will be:

Introit and Welcome

Hymn 466 Before the throne of God above

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘Do You Need?’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 65 Jubilate, everybody

Intimations

Offering and Dedication

Scripture Reading: Acts 16 v 11 – 15 p1112

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 34  O send Thy light forth and Thy truth

Address: ‘Lydia’

Hymn 739 The Church’s one foundation

Benediction & Threefold Amen

  1. We gather for Evening Worship at 6.30pm in the Centenary Chapel. Theme: ‘The Essence of Ministry’
  2. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday at 7.30pm.
  3. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 1 November at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary.
  4. Our congregational magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  5. BVP Dining with Friends: A chance to meet and talk – Friday 4th November at 7.30 Elena’s Spanish Bar & Restaurant 90 Old Dumbarton Road, G3 8PZ. For details see the notice in the Small Hall.
  6. What can Chemistry and Christianity learn from each other? With Professor S. David Jackson. Discussions will cover real-life topics such as food, energy sources & the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on health & wellbeing. Sessions are at 7.30 on Thursdays 3, 10, 17 & 24 November in Woodlands Methodist Church, Woodlands Road, with coffee and cake available from 7 p.m.
  7. On Thursday 24th November Dr Roland Hunt will be ordained and introduced to Carmyle linked with Kenmuir Mount Vernon as an Ordained Local Minister. The service will be held in Kenmuir Mount Vernon Parish Church, 2405 London Road at 7.00pm.

 

Sunday 9 October 2016

This morning we launch our new Audio Visual System which we hope will enhance worship for everyone. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit and Welcome

Hymn 458 At the name of Jesus

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘The King and the Bee’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 169 Praise the Lord with the sound

Intimations

Offering and Dedication

Guild Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 16 v5—15 p1084

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 527  Lord makes us servants of your peace

Address; ‘He Brings Glory to Me’

Hymn 707 Healing river of the Spirit

Benediction & Threefold Amen

Intimations

  1. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. We thank everyone who supported last Sunday’s Harvest Lunch for Compassion; the outstanding sum of £600 was raised which means we have fulfilled our commitment to support three young people for another year. However Haiti  suffered greatly this week from hurricane Matthew, we await news of Jean –Berton; we are asked to remember him and his family in prayer and support the international relief agencies in their work. We thank Joan Canavan most warmly for organising our support of Compassion.
  3. The Guild Dedication will be part of this morning’s service, so members and prospective members are asked to sit together at the front of the Church on the pulpit side. The first Guild meeting is this Wednesday the 12th, at 2 p.m. in the Small Hall. We are having a talk and slides about Iona. All are welcome!
  4. Mrs Georgina Ross latterly of Clarence Court Care Home passed away on Monday morning, her funeral service will be in the Small Chapel Maryhill Crematorium on Wednesday 12 October at 10.45am; we commend her husband Ian to the prayers of the congregation.

 

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.