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May 2021 Newsletter

What wonderful weather we have been experiencing the last few days, may it long continue. Winter has certainly gone and spring has arrived.

Have you had your COVID jag or is it jab yet? I got my first jag at the end of March and to be honest I was a little emotional about it. There was something satisfying about that extra layer of protection and add to that, I have no side effects. I still haven’t had my date for my second jag, should be the end of June I pray.

It is also great to see that as from the 26th April we move into Level 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. This allows for the creche and Young Church to start again, I have so missed having the children in the church. The buzz of their noise adds something wonderful to the church family. I have also been told that there may be a further relaxation in terms of numbers able to attend on a Sunday, I am just waiting for confirmation.

In terms of weddings and funerals, they will be increasing to 50 instead of 20. Having experienced the pain of selecting the 20 for my mother’s funeral back in November, I welcome this increase. Still no change in relation to no singing in church though.

Intimations

 

  • Christian Aid week is from the 10th to 16th There are 2 ways to donate, firstly online by visiting http://christianaid.org.uk/give/ways-to-donate or by placing your donation in an envelope marked Christian Aid in the offering bucket on the Sunday.
  • Due to COVID restrictions there will be no Annual Stated Meeting this year again. If you would like a copy of the accounts, please let me know.
  • Our cleaner for the last year, Maggie, has now moved to London, we will miss her. This means we are looking for a part-time cleaner [5 hours per week minimum]. If this is something that may interest you or you know someone who may be interested, please let me know. I am also going to be looking for some volunteers to help with cleaning until a new cleaner is appointed. Please let me know if you can volunteer
  • We still have no nominations for the Treasurer position, please continue to pray about this key role in the church.
  • Thank you to those who have read through John’s Gospel the last few months. As from Monday 10th May we are going to be reading the Book of Isaiah. Please see the enclosed letter giving details of the options to whether you wish to read Isaiah or to do some more study in it.
  • Also enclosed is the May Prayer Letter. In the letter May is encouraging you to pray in a different way, it is called Lectio Divina.
  • The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland takes place this year on zoom from Saturday 22nd May through to Thursday 27th I am a commissioner this year and I would value your prayers for discernment as I read the reports, listen to the various Convenors and make decisions as appropriate.

Finally, I am on holiday from the 3rd May to 10th May and then off again on the General Assembly Week. Rev Stuart Stevenson who has been at Partick South before will be covering both my Sundays off.

Be safe and take care,

Andy

May 2021 Newsletter

What wonderful weather we have been experiencing the last few days, may it long continue. Winter has certainly gone and spring has arrived.

Have you had your COVID jag or is it jab yet? I got my first jag at the end of March and to be honest I was a little emotional about it. There was something satisfying about that extra layer of protection and add to that, I have no side effects. I still haven’t had my date for my second jag, should be the end of June I pray.

It is also great to see that as from the 26th April we move into Level 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. This allows for the creche and Young Church to start again, I have so missed having the children in the church. The buzz of their noise adds something wonderful to the church family. I have also been told that there may be a further relaxation in terms of numbers able to attend on a Sunday, I am just waiting for confirmation.

In terms of weddings and funerals, they will be increasing to 50 instead of 20. Having experienced the pain of selecting the 20 for my mother’s funeral back in November, I welcome this increase. Still no change in relation to no singing in church though.

Intimations

Christian Aid week is from the 10th to 16th There are 2 ways to donate, firstly online by visiting http://christianaid.org.uk/give/ways-to-donate or by placing your donation in an envelope marked Christian Aid in the offering bucket on the Sunday.

Due to COVID restrictions there will be no Annual Stated Meeting this year again. If you would like a copy of the accounts, please let me know.

May Prayer Letter is available in our magazine section

Our cleaner for the last year, Maggie, has now moved to London, we will miss her. This means we are looking for a part-time cleaner [5 hours per week minimum]. If this is something that may interest you or you know someone who may be interested, please let me know. I am also going to be looking for some volunteers to help with cleaning until a new cleaner is appointed. Please let me know if you can volunteer

We still have no nominations for the Treasurer position, please continue to pray about this key role in the church.

Thank you to those who have read through John’s Gospel the last few months. As from Monday 10th May we are going to be reading the Book of Isaiah. Please see the enclosed letter giving details of the options to whether you wish to read Isaiah or to do some more study in it.

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland takes place this year on zoom from Saturday 22nd May through to Thursday 27th I am a commissioner this year and I would value your prayers for discernment as I read the reports, listen to the various Convenors and make decisions as appropriate.

Finally, I am on holiday from the 3rd May to 10th May and then off again on the General Assembly Week. Rev Stuart Stevenson who has been at Partick South before will be covering both my Sundays off.

Be safe and take care,

Andy