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Sanctus Praise Service PDF Print E-mail

Sanctus Praise Service

A monthly evening worship service on the second Sunday of each month. These joint the services are hosted at a different church each month, and with services planned by a team from amongst all the churches.

Next Sanctus Praise Service
Date:   Sunday 11 June 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m. Refreshments
             7:00 p.m. Worship
Venue: Blantyre Livingstone Memorial Church

The theme of this month's service is "Journey with the Holy Spirit"

 
New Minister Inducted PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:00



St. Andrew's Parish Church Linked with Livingstone Memorial Parish Church welcomed a New Minister on Tuesday 25th April with a Service of Induction for the Rev. Murdo C. Macdonald MA BD at Livingstone Memorial in Blantyre. Officiating at the service from Hamilton Presbytery were;

Moderator of Presbytery: Rev Gavin W.G.Black BD (Min)

Preacher: Rev Sarah L Ross BD (Hons), Mth, PGDip

Presbytery Clerk: Rev Dr Gordon A McCracken BD, CertMin, DMin

The congregation welcome Murdo & his Family as they start off a new part of their journey together with a night of welcoming speeches and musical entertainment.


Also welcomed on the night friends and family from other churches in the community of Blantyre and the family and friends of Murdo from previous charges Bathgate High Parish Church and also Whitburn South Parish Church, where Murdo and his family have been worshiping with over the last few years.


 
Communion Sunday PDF Print E-mail

Breaking Bread

Sunday 7 June is Communion Sunday in St Andrew's. Please come and join us as we remember all Jesus has done for us and share the bread and wine together.

Morning Worship
10 a.m. Communion Service in the Church.

There will be a Congregation meeting to appoint members to the Joint Nominating Committee.

 
Church Holiday 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:20

"They're off!! -- The Church holiday group set off this morning on their annual jaunt, their base this year being Llandudno, with trips to Anglesey, Llangollen, Mold, Portmeirion and Porthmadog also included in their week-long itinerary.

Doubtless there will also be plenty of opportunities for retail therapy throughout the week, as well as the usual relaxed banter on the coach.

Unkindly labelled "Saga Tours" in some quarters, there were no zimmers in sight, and only a few walking aids as they boarded their coach at the church.  Rumours that Bob Craig and Ian Maxwell had been allocated seats in the boot on account of their behaviour on previous trips have been strongly denied by the Treasurer/organiser, May Shaw -- but further evidence to the contrary is awaited.................

We wish them well, and hope that the sun shines on them throughout their holiday.

STOP PRESS.   It has just been reported that after 3 hours they have now left Haughton Hall Garden Centre in Carlisle (journey time 1 hour/shopping time 2 hours)!"



 
Fundraiser for Guides PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:17

A coffee morning and afternoon with the senior section of the guides as a fundraiser for the 2016 trip to Switzerland.

Tickets are £3 but you can pay at the door. Sandwiches home baking tombola.
We would be delighted if you can come along and support us.

In the Church Hall, Saturday 23 May 10.30 until 3pm

We hope to see you there

 
Sunday FunDay Club Lunch PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 May 2015 12:50

To start this years Christian Aid week at St. Andrews Church

"The Sunday Funday Club" on Sunday 10 May had a lunch after the service

in Support of Christian AID. The Lunch raised £148 for Christian Aid. A big thank

you to all for helping making, serving and of course attending with you donations. 





 
St Andrews has Talents PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:44


Talent...The special ability of a person or group to do something well

The members of the congregation will be invited to think about what they are good at or enjoy doing and how they could use this talent to help the congregation and the church. The answer may be different for each of us, but the answer should not be ‘nothing’ for we all have our strengths and talents.

It maybe that your skills and abilities are a bit of a mystery even to you, because you don’t really see them as special but the headings below will allow you to relate to what you are good at.

Communication, Motivator, Administator, Creative,

I.T., Listener, Leadership, Driving, Organiser,

Ideas, Hospitality, Food, People Person,

Practical skills, Music/song,

Empathy, Caring,

Professional,

Spiritual

The suggestions are not complete so think about your own strengths and hopefully you will be able to see general areas where you would be able to help.

This is an invitation to contribute to the continuing work of the church with whatever gifts, skills or abilities you may have. Please think about what you are able to offer. Don’t be modest .


 
New Times for Sunday Services PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 April 2015 15:12

Please note there are changes to the Sunday service times of both churches and these will take effect from Sunday 12th April 2015 as follows:

St. Andrew's Church 10:00 am,

  and

    Livingstone Memorial Church 11:30 am

You will note that our service time is earlier than our existing start time and we hope this will not present any significant inconvenience.  However, should this earlier time present difficulty then you will be made most welcome at Livingstone Memorial at the later time of 11:30am.  The same courtesy will be extended by us to members of Livingstone Memorial, who may find the later start time problematic.


 
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