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

 

Sunday 6 December 2015

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

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 273 O come,  O come Emmanuel

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 279 Make way,  make way

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 11 v17—26 p1152

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 560 Jesus the very thought of Thee

Sermon: ‘In Remembrance of Him’

Hymn 662 Jesus Thou joy of loving hearts

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Hymn 55 Safe in the shadow of the Lord

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion, all who know the Lord Jesus as Saviour and serve Him as Lord are welcome to join us. There will be a retiring offering after this service for Clic Sargent.
  2. Next Sunday we have our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols led by the choir with different members of the congregation participating. This is always a very wonderful occasion as we celebrate the Season of Advent together.
  3. We gather for Evening Worship in the Centenary Chapel at 6.30pm.
  4. We meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  5. We would like to thank everyone who has supported our Giving Day so generously, £8 700 has been raised so far. If you would like to contribute this morning please return your envelope via the offering plates. Thank you.
  6. RSNO Coffee Morning for Bach Christian Hospital raised £1 200. Ursula Heidecker Allen is most grateful to everyone.
  7. Please come to the dress rehearsal of the pantomime Jackie and the Beans Talk here in BVP in the Large Hall this Tuesday 8 December at 6.30pm. Entry is free!
  8. Carols for Peace: in Glasgow City Chambers on Sunday 13 December at 3.00pm with The St Mungo Singers, the Rutherglen Salvation Army Band,  the South Side Fiddlers, mimers from St Monica’s, Milton, and the choir of Trinity High School, Piper, harpist,  and ensemble.

 

Sunday 15 November 2015

After a break for Remembrance, we return to the Epistle of Joy to Philippians 3. There will be no Evening Service as we encourage people to attend the special service for Asylum Seekers in St Georges Tron, Buchanan Street at 7.00pm. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 111 Holy, holy, holy

Collect

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 804 You shall go out with joy

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading:  Philippians 3 v1—11 p1180

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 603 For your gift of God the Spirit

Sermon: ‘Foolish Boasting’

Hymn 466 Before the throne of God above

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. Glasgow City Mission and TEAR Fund Scotland have organised a special Evening Service in St George’s Tron, Buchanan Street, on the Refugee Crisis this evening at 7.00pm. We would encourage people to attend this service rather than our own evening service; evening services in BVP will resume on Sunday 29 November.
  2. A hearty thank you to everyone who came along on Thursday evening to help with the Deep Clean of the Halls; many hands did make light work! Thank you.
  3. Last Sunday’s retiring offering for Erskine Hospital amounted to £242. We thank everyone for their generosity.
  4. Next Saturday, 21 November from 10 till 1.00pm, we have our annual Christmas Fayer; we thank everyone who has volunteered to help  and encourage everyone to come along and bring a friend.
  5. If anyone would like to become a communicant member of BVP before our next Communion Service on 6 December they should speak to the minister or one of the elders.
  6. The Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday 1 December at 7.30pm in the Sanctuary.

 

Sunday 25 September 2015

This Sunday we resume our studies in Philippians considering what it means to ‘Do everything without complaining or arguing…’

Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn 104 The Lord of heaven confess

Collect

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 197 As we are gathered Jesus is here

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading:  Philippians 2 v1—18 p1179

Choir

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 520 Ye who the name of Jesus bear

Sermon: ‘Let This Mind Be in You’

Hymn 356 meekness and majesty

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. We welcome Mark Muller back to Balshagray Victoria Park, please take some time to a speak to Mark about his work with the Chinese community in Manchester and of his becoming a grandfather!
  3. Items for the next edition of our congregational magazine The Herald should be sent to John Goddard no later than today.
  4. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 3 November in the Sanctuary.
  5. Please keep Thursday 12 November from 7.00pm free and come along to help with the Deep Clean of the halls prior to the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 21 November.
  6. The Wheel Trust Annual Celebration will be held in the Church of the Nazarene, Broomhill Dr from 6.00 till 8.00pm on Thursday evening everyone is invited.
  7. On Sunday 22 November we will have our annual Giving Day, elders will be distributing letters at the beginning of November. The Congregational Board is most grateful to the congregation for their generosity.
  8. If you would like to help in the kitchen or with serving tea and coffee at the Christmas Fayre please speak to Janice Mackinnon after this morning’s service.
  9. The Well International Meal: in Govanhill Parish Church on 30th October, has been cancelled.
  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with Derek and Shirley Robertson this morning as they attend Whiteinch Church where their son Alasdair is being ordained an elder.

 

Sunday 20 September

This morning we study take a break from our studies in Philippians to look at Psalm 121. Our Order of Service and Intimations will be:

Introit

Call to Worship

Hymn  68 O thou my soul bless God the Lord

Collect

Young Church

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 522 The church is wherever

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: Psalm 121 p621

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 717 O Christ the healer we have come

Sermon: ‘Help is on Hand’

Hymn  419 Thine be the glory

Benediction / Sung Amen

  1. We will meet for Bible Study and Prayer on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
  2. Many folk from Balshagray Victoria Park are enjoying the Congregational Week End Away at Comrie Croft. The weather, food and friendship have been excellent and everyone is enjoying the times of worship and learning with Rev Peter White.
  3. Because so many are at Comrie there will be no Evening Service.
  4. Compassion – The Harvest Lunch in aid of Compassion will take place in the large hall after the service on Sunday 4th October. If you can help by making soup or sandwiches please speak to Shirley Robertson or Joan Canavan.
  5. The retiring offering for The Well, following last Sunday’s Communion service totalled £153, we thank everyone for their kindness.
  6. Everyone is warmly invited to the induction of Rev Bruce Sinclair on Tuesday 22 September at 7.00pm in Jordanhill Church. The minister will be welcoming Bruce on behalf of the local congregations; we pray that he will enjoy a very blessed ministry in Jordanhill.
  7. Westerton Male Voice Choir will be staging a concert in BVP on Thursday 8 October at 7.30pm, all proceeds to the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Foundation. Tickets are available from Campbell Joss this morning.
  8. Articles for the October edition of the Herald should be sent to John Goddard asap.
  9. On Sunday evening of the 18th October there will be a Commissioning Service in Partick South Church, 259 Dumbarton Road, starting at 6.30pm for West End Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors, everyone will be made most welcome at this service; and there will be an opportunity to learn more of this outreach work in the city.