St Paul’s Church

 

WELCOME TO JOHNSTONE ST. PAUL’S

Sunday 23rd February 2020

At 11am

WELCOME TO ST. PAUL’S

A special welcome to you if you are a visitor.  We are very pleased to have you with us. We have a visitors’ book that you are welcome to sign and the Minister would be pleased to meet you before you leave church today.

Worshippers are kindly requested to switch off mobile phones before the service commences.

 

ORDER OF SERVICE

Introit

Welcome

Hymn 146:FROM  ALL THAT DWELL BELOW THE SKIES

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Address

Hymn 404:I DANCED IN THE MORNING

Lesson: John 11.17-44 (n.t. page No. 132)

Hymn 133:SOURCE AND SOVEREIGN, ROCK  AND CLOUD

SERMON

Hymn 559:THERE IS A REDEEMER

Prayer

Offering

As offering is brought forward, congregation to sing

Doxology – Hymn 200 verse 4

Praise and honour to the Father

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn 419:THINE BE THE GLORY, RISEN, CONQUERING SON

Benediction and Threefold Choral Amen

Organ Postlude The congregation remains standing until the Bible and the Offering have been carried from the Church

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We worship today at 11.00 a.m.

The Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held today, Sunday 23rd February at the close of morning worship.  At that meeting accounts will be presented for the year 2019 and reports made on various aspects of church life.


This week

Tuesday         Girls’ Brigade

Explorers       7.00 p.m. to 8 or 8.30 p.m. flexible P1- P3

Juniors           7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. P4 – P7

Brigaders       7.00 pm. To 8.30 p.m. S1 upwards

 

Wednesday    Anchor Boys              6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

                        BB Junior Section     6.30 p.m. to 8.00 pm. (P4-P6)

                        Junior Drama            7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (start back Wednesday 29thJanuary)

 

Thursday       2.00 p.m.        Ladies Badminton Club

                        2.00 p.m.        Craft Group

                        6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Rainbows (5-7 yrs)

                        7.00 p.m. – 8.15 p.m. Brownies (7-10 yrs)

                        8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Guides (10-14 yrs)

 

Friday   ZUMBA GOLD – Gentle dance fitness class for mature movers or beginners

(Every Friday morning 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. in the Keanie Hall.  Come along for some gentle exercise, meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

Cost is £4 per session.  Details are on the church notice boards or can be obtained by phoning Susanne Richardson on

07753134596.

 

Next Sunday 4th March

11am Morning Worship

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

There will be a Retiral Offering after the service in aid of Leprosy Mission.  Charity No. 1050327.

No Tea or Coffee served after the service.

 

AFTERNOON TEA

The next Afternoon Tea is on Tuesday, 25thFebruary at 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.  Come along and enjoy home-bakes among friends.  The same arrangements for those who need transport will be provided as usual.  All are welcome

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

The above will be held on Friday 6thMarch in St. Andrews Church, Elm Drive Johnstone at 7.00 p.m.  ALL WELCOME.

 

THANK YOU

The Girls’ Brigade would like to thank everyone who supported the Croissant Sunday – a first for our church and hopefully one that can be repeated.

We would like to thank you for your generous donations and the sum of £214.37 was raised.

Thank you once again and to all who helped us clear up.

Christine

 

Helen Keller once wrote:

” I long to write an epic novel that will hold a mirror to society and turn it into a more civilized
direction, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.  So I have decided to write a cheerful letter to a struggling friend instead.”

God of all time we often look back on events and are made to wonder how people like Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, accomplished what they did.  Her complete works and quotes are a miracle in the making that speaks of your grace at work in what seems impossible.
May we be alert to what You are asking of us to do now.  Help us in our small way to serve you here in this place.  

For your Son’s sake. 

Amen.

 

Prayer Promoter

 

 

Have a great week!