Sunday 21 September 2014

This morning we will recover from the Referendum, have some fun with Loom Bands think of Dave and Maureen and try to get a camel through the eye of needle. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 130 Ye servants of God

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: Matthew 19 v16—30 p987

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 361 Forgiveness is your gift

Sermon: ‘Taking the Im out of Impossible’

Hymn 540 I heard the voice of Jesus say

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. This morning Dave Sutherland is preaching as sole nominee for Maxwelltown West in Dumfries; next Sunday, 28 September, will be Dave and Maureen’s last Sunday in BVP. We will be making a presentation to them to express our gratitude for their time with us. Please come along to express your good wishes for the future and continue to pray for them during this time of change.
  2. It appears that a number of people who normally attend the Evening Service are away this week-end; therefore Evening Services will not now resume till 5 October.
  3. John Goddard has granted a one week extension for articles for the October edition of The Herald; articles should now be submitted to  John by 28 September.
  4. There will be a Silent Auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Royal British legion 17 Cairntoul Drive. Further information and tickets £3.00 from Anne Richardson.
  5. Marion, Kenna and Morgan Francis have set off on a trip to Delhi, you can keep track of their adventure by following their blog at https://kennamorganmariondelhitrip.wordpress.uk
  6. Compassion – The Harvest Lunch held in aid of Compassion will take place in the large hall after the morning service on Sunday 5th October. If you can help by making soup or sandwiches, please give your name to Joan Canavan (Phone number 951-8700 ) or Janice MacKinnon (Phone number 954-9780)

 

Sunday 14 September 2014

This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion; thinking in particular of the Cup as the New Covenant sealed in Christ’s blood. We will also be welcoming a new member. The Order of Service and the Intimations are:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 111 Holy, holy, holy Lord  God Almighty

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Welcome of New Member—Mrs Jessie Herd

Hymn 645 I’m not ashamed to own my Lord

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 26 v 17—30 p996

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 451 Where high the heavenly Temple stands

Sermon: ‘Drinking the Cup’

Hymn 510 Jesus calls us here to meet Him

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn In Christ alone

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We thank Bill MacLellan and Dave Sutherland for the most memorable Stewardship Service last Sunday. Next Sunday we have our Giving Day when envelopes may be returned during the offering. We thank you for your continuing generous support.
  2. Next Sunday Dave will be preaching as sole nominee for Maxwelltown West in Dumfries; 28 September will be Dave and Maureen’s last Sunday in BVP. We will be making a presentation to them that day to express our gratitude for their time with us. Please pray for them during this time of change.
  3. Evening Services will resume next Sunday 21, September.
  4. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  5. The Guild syllabus for 2014 – 2015 is available today at the end of the service for members of the Guild and those who would like one!
  6. Articles for the October edition of the herald should be submitted to John Goddard by next Sunday.
  7. After a long illness Mrs Lily Gillies died last week, her funeral service will be held in Glasgow Crematorium, Maryhill  on Monday 15 September at 11.00am. Our condolences go to her husband and family.
  8. There will be a Silent Auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Royal British legion 17 Cairntoul Drive. Further information and tickets £3.00 from Anne Richardson.

 

Sunday 7 September

On Sunday Morning our service will follow the theme of the Stewardship of Talents and will be led by Bill MacLellan and Dave Sutherland. The Intimations are

  1. Our service this morning is on the theme of the Stewardship of Talents and is led by Bill MacLellan and Dave Sutherland. Please join us for lunch in the Large Hall after the service.
  2. Because of our Stewardship Service and lunch this afternoon Evening Services will now resume on Sunday 21 September.
  3. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  4. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion next Sunday, 14 September. The Krik Session will meet in the Chancel at 10.30am.
  5. Life and Work and our congregational magazine The Herald are available this morning.
  6. There will be a Silent Auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Friday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Royal British legion 17 Cairntoul Drive. Further information and tickets £3.00 from Anne Richardson.
  7. During this summer, “Doors Open” days have been held on each weekday so far.  The last one will take place on Friday 12th September, but instead of being from 11am till 12 noon, it will be from 12 noon till 1pm.  This will allow anyone who is working and would like to come during a lunch hour to take advantage of time to pray, meditate or just to enjoy the peace!

Sunday 31 August 2014

This morning we will be continuing our studies in Matthew’s Gospel and Dave will bringing a friend to church. The Order of Service and Intimations are:

 

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 104 The Lord of heaven confess

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 774 Jesus name above all names

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18 v21ff p986

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 543 Longing for light

Sermon: ‘Accepting Grace’

Hymn 133 (tune 233) Source and Sovereign rock

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Next Sunday is our Stewardship service and after the service we are having a soup, crusty bread & cheese, tea & coffee lunch. The topic of the service is talents & we need the many talented BVP soup makers to help us out. If you have already given your name then thanks. If not please give your name to Bill McLellan this morning. We hope to have a memorable fellowship lunch .
  2. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 2 September at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  4. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 14 September. If you would like to become a full communicant member of BVP at that time please speak to the minister or one of the elders.
  5. Life and Work and our congregational magazine The Herald are available this morning.
  6. “Our Vision: Imagining Scotland’s Future – A Respectful Dialogue on the coming referendum.” Wednesday 3 September 7pm St George’s Tron Parish Church, Buchanan St, Glasgow . Further details in the Herald.
  7. We congratulate Dave and Maureen on Dave’s selection as sole nominee for Maxwelltown West in Dumfries. The provisional date for Dave’s induction is 16 October. The Nomination Committee of Maxwelltown West thank the congregation of BVP for the warm welcome and hospitality they enjoyed during their visits.

 

24 August 2014

This morning dave Sutherland will lead us in a study of Matthew 19 on the theme ‘Revealing Love’. The Order of Service and Intimations are:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 124 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Collect

Children’s Time

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

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

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 19 v1—15  p985

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 502 Take my life and let it be

Sermon: ‘Revealing Love’

Hymn 182 Now thank we all our God

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday 26 August at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  3. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 14 September. If you would like to become a full communicant member of BVP at that time please speak to the minister or one of the elders.
  4. BVP Dining with Friends—Saturday 30th August at 6.30pm in St Louis Café near the Broomhill roundabout. Come along and enjoy an evening with friends from the congregation; just add your name to the list in the Small Hall or speak to Sarah Hay (07504 702699).
  5. Articles for the September edition of the Herald should be sent to John Goddard no later than today.

 

Sunday 17 August 2014

This morning Dave Sutherland will be teaching the young people about Loom Bands and we will continue our studies in Matthew’s Gopel by considering the parable of the Unmerciful Servant. We shall also spend time in prayer for the developing situation in Syria,Iraq and Gaza. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 189 Be still for the presence of the Lord

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: Matthew 18 v21—35  p985

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 478 Behold the amazing gift of love

Sermon: ‘The Air We Breathe’

Hymn 396 And can it be

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. During our prayers this morning we will use a responsive prayer prepared by a Christian worker in Jordan. Copies of the prayer are available with this Intimation sheet this morning.
  2. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday 26 August at 7.30pm in the Small Hall.
  4. On Friday evening congregations across Scotland held a prayer vigil for the plight of people in Iraq, Gaza and Syria. We tried to contact as many people as we could and met in the Centenary Chapel from 7.30pm till 8.30pm. The Order of Service used, the prayers and photographs remain in the Centenary Chapel; if you would like to spend some time in the Centenary Chapel after this morning’s service to pray please feel free to do so.
  5. BVP Dining with Friends—Saturday 30th August at 6.30pm in St Louis Café near the Broomhill roundabout. Come along and enjoy an evening with friends from the congregation; just add your name to the list in the Small Hall or speak to Sarah Hay (07504 702699).
  6. Articles for the September edition of the Herald should be sent to John Goddard by 24th of August.
  7. John Rutter will be conducting his Requiem on Saturday 25 October in Wellington Church, Southpark Avenue, at 6.00pm. Tickets are £10 in aid of Waverly Care. Further information can be found at: www.waverleycare.org/rutter

 

 

Sunday 10 August 2014

This morning we resume our studies in Matthew’s Gospel and have fun with the children on the theme of Parlaimo BVP… 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

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 481 Jesus is the Name we honour

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18 v12—22 p985

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 556 I need Thee every hour

Sermon: ‘Serving the Lost Sheep’

Hymn 399 My song is love unknown

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Our church will have its “Doors Open” this coming Thursday, 14thAugust, from 11am till 12 noon.  It would be great if people from the congregation could take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the peace of the sanctuary and spend time there with God.
  3. Barry Barnett from Jews for Jesus will be speaking at Merrylea Church of Scotland on the evening of Saturday 4th October, which is ‘Yom Kippur’. We will gather for a service of worship during which Barry will unpack the harvest feasts of Israel; Rosh Hashanna (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). He will present how Christ is seen in the feasts that are described in Leviticus 23. This evening of worship will begin at 7.30pm.
  4. John Rutter will be conducting his Requiem on Saturday 25 October in Wellington Church, Southpark Avenue, at 6.00pm. Tickets are £18 in aid of Waverly Care. Further information can be found at: www.waverleycare.org/rutter

 

Sunday 27 June 2014

This morning we will continue with our studies in Matthew’s Gospel our Order of Service and the Intimations will be:

Introit & Call to Worship

Hymn 436 Christ triumphant ever reigning

Collect

Children’s Time: ‘Matisse’s Garden’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 174 God of great and God of small

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18 v1—14 p985

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 604 Holy wisdom, lamp of learning

Sermon: ‘The Little Ones’

Hymn 462 The King of love my shepherd is

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. We anticipate disruption of the traffic during the Commonwealth Games; we will continue to hold our normal services at the normal times. Some churches will not be able to hold their services; so please give a warm welcome to anyone who might come from another church.
  2. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. The new copies of the free daily readings booklet “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.
  4. At its last meeting the Congregational Board agreed to hold our Financial Appeal on Sunday 21 September. The Board continues to be most grateful to all members of BVP for their most generous support of Christ’s work in.
  5. Next Sunday members of a congregation from the Borders will be here to meet Dave and Maureen Sutherland; Dave will be conducting the service. At this time of uncertainty mixed with excitement please continue to hold Dave and Maureen in your prayers.

 

8 June 2014

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

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 19 Ye gates lift up ….

Children’s Time: ‘Who is the Greatest’

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Long Service Certificates

Hymn 522 The church is wherever God’s people

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Acts 2 v1 – 13 p1093

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 596 Breathe on me breath of God

Sermon: ‘The Spirit Filled Church’

Hymn 662 Jesus Thou joy of loving hearts

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn 248 For my sake and Gospel go

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

  1. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Our church will be open on Tuesday 10 June for anyone who would like to look round the sanctuary in a leisurely manner, or pray, meditate on God’s Word or talk to someone quietly. Please come along any time from 11am till 12.
  3. Copies of the Tea Rota for July till December 2014 are available in the Small Hall.
  4. BVP’s  Parish Magazine The Herald is available this morning.
  5. Ailsa MacFarlane is being very brave and doing a sponsored Zip Slide for Mission Aviation Fellowship—if you would like to sponsor Ailsa you can sign up at: https://mafbigpicture2014.everydayhero.com/uk/ailsa
  6. The Lodging House Mission hold their annual Cycle run on Saturday 14 June. If you would like to participate or sponsor someone please speak to Sam Acheampong.

 

Sunday 25 May 2014

This morning we welcome Gordon and Rosemary Greenam and and their family to BVP as we baptise John and Archie. Our Order of Service and the Intimations will be:

Introit
Call to Worship
Hymn 173 Sing to God
Children’s Time
Children’s Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
Hymn 631 v1-3 A little child the Saviour came
Sacrament of Baptism
Hymn 631 v4&5 O give thine angels charge good Lord
Prayer of Approach
Intimations
Offering / Dedication
Scripture Reading: Matthew 17 v14 –21 p984
Prayer of Intercession
Hymn 550 As the deer pants
Sermon: ‘Moving Mountains’
Hymn 449 Rejoice the Lord is King
Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism as we baptise the John and Archie Greenam sons of old friends of BVP; Mr &Mrs Gordon Greenam.
  2. Our mid-week meetings for Bible Study and Prayer continue this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  3. Items for the next edition of The Herald should be sent to John Goddard by 12 midnight tonight!
  4. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm when we will be joined by Mr Bill Grieg who will lead a discussion on Twinning; then next Sunday 1 June the Session will meet at 10.45am for the welcoming of new members.
  5. We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion  on Sunday 8 June , after this service there will be a retiring offering for Barnardos.
  6. In Sandyford Henderson Church on Thursday 12th June at 7.30pm John Blanchard will be addressing the subject ‘Does God Believe in Atheists?’ His talk will be followed by a time of questions and a chance to buy some of his books. A warm invitation is extended to everyone.
  7. BVP Dining with Friends: Yen Rotunda Oriental Restaurant  Saturday 7th June at 7.30pm A La Carte menu (but hope to secure 20%off deal!) Final booking will be made on Wednesday 4th June. Names and contact details on the sheet in the Small Hall;  please indicate if you need help with transport. Sarah Hay T: 357 2123 / M: 07504 702699 / E: smrhay@googlemail.com
  8. We congratulate the 101 on being the champion company in Partick District of the Boy’s Brigade and winning the Gill Memorial Trophy.