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The Church of Scotland

Bearsden Cross Church

WORD FROM THE CROSS October 2017 Bearsden Cross Church – Scottish Charity No: SC009082 – Congregation No: 1811

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Contacts Minister: Rev. Graeme R. Wilson graeme.wilson@gmail.com 61 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 2SU | 942 0507 Associate Minister: Rev Dr. Alexander Forsyth aforsyth@churchofscotland.org.uk Minister’s Secretary: Anne Reid (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9.30am-12.30pm) Office: 942 0507 | secretary@bearsdencross.org Session Clerk: Keith Wright Editor: Peter Grant peter.h.grant@btinternet.com Cover illustration from Microsoft Clip Art Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church.

Any content for the October edition of the magazine should be forwarded to the editor by Thursday 19 October. Web version of the magazine www.bearsdencross.org

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Parish Letter Dear friends, Our newspapers and television screens have been filled in recent weeks with images of chaos, flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma as they hit the American seaboard. Freeways and homes submerged under the flood waters – everyday lives and livelihoods at risk. The dry lands became like a sea. Perhaps the most sobering and frightening aspect of disasters such as these is to see just how powerless we are when faced with the full force of nature. The insurance companies call them “acts of God.” This is not to say that God caused the hurricane or the earthquake, but rather to acknowledge that the power and effect of these events is beyond our human power and control. Our hope and prayer must be that the relief efforts be swift and effective. As human beings we like, indeed want, to be in control. And so, anything that gets in the way of that leaves us disturbed and confused, and even angry or resentful if we feel we have been wronged. Our need for control means that we often measure forgiveness according to human standards rather than by the healing grace of God we have experienced in Jesus Christ. How do we forgive, and forgive, and forgive? Some of you may know the story of the Dutch woman, Corrie Ten Boom, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for her hiding and protection of Jews. In her autobiography, The Hiding Place, she tells of her experience of preaching at a church service on the very subject of forgiveness after the war was over and she had been released from prison camp. As she left the pulpit and came down to 3


the centre of the sanctuary, she noticed a man coming toward her with his hand extended and a bright smile on his face. She recognized him as the chief guard in the concentration camp where she and her sister had been incarcerated, and where her sister had died. The guard’s face was beaming that night after the church service. “Oh, Fraulein,” he said, “how grateful I am for your powerful message. To think that Jesus washed my sins away.” Corrie Ten Boom found herself paralyzed as the guard thrust his hand out toward hers. She could not raise her hand from her side. She wrote, “Even as the vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them…. And yet I could do nothing about it. I could not feel even the slightest spark of love or charity. And so I breathed this silent prayer. ‘Jesus, I cannot forgive him, please give me your forgiveness.’ And with that prayer she was able to lift her hand from her side and touched the hand of the man who had persecuted her. “From my shoulder, along my arm and through my hand passed a current from me to him … and in that moment I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing depends… the world’s healing depends upon God.” She concluded, “When our Lord tells us to love our enemies, he gives us, along with the command to do it, the love itself.” God’s love is real, and is present. God’ love is beyond our human imagining – it truly is an “act of God.” Our call is to live in the power of that love, today and every day. May God bless you and yours. Shalom, Graeme

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Evening Communion Services 2017-18

Do you have a favourite hymn? A hymn that means a lot to your faith, or reminds you of a particular time or person in your life? Would you like to share your favourite hymn with others? This year I want to take your choice of favourite hymns to be the theme for the monthly evening communion services. If you have a favourite hymn and would like to talk a little (or a lot!) about it then call me on 0141 942 0507 or email me at graeme.wilson@gmail.com to have an initial discussion without obligation! You may just wish to speak for a few minutes, and wish me to say some more, or you may wish to speak for 10-15 minutes ‌ it’s up to you. The main thing is that it is your choice, and your voice! The evening communion service takes place at 6.30pm on the second Sunday of each month, and is a chance to celebrate the sacrament in a more intimate setting. The dates of the services are 5


as undernoted, and we will also continue to have a ‘Time for God’ – a time for silent prayer and reflection – from 6-6.20pm before the service itself. I hope to see you there. Graeme October 8th , November 12th, December 3rd

Recording of Church Services Plans are being put in place to record church services so that members who cannot manage to the services, or who miss one , can hear the service in their own homes. It is likely that the services will be placed on the church’s web site. Some members may prefer to receive the service in another format. It may be possible to deliver these to your homes on memory sticks which can be plugged in to a home computer or in CD format. If you think you might be interested in receiving the service in memory stick or CD format please contact the church office or the Session Clerk so that a potential distribution list can be compiled. We also want to know if none of the above options of getting the service to you is suitable for your circumstances. We will endeavour to meet your needs but at this stage we are simply investigating what may be possible. Keith Wright Session Clerk 6


‘Exploring Mark’ – Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four gospels, and is considered to be perhaps the most straight-forward too, though it does have a richness of its own. I will be starting a day-time Bible Study called ‘Exploring Mark – Bible Basics’ in October. ‘Bible Basics’ is intended to be a fairly gentle and non-threatening entry into Bible Study and would be aimed at those curious to find out some of the basic ideas and themes of Mark, as well as looking at some of the key stories and characters. No prior knowledge assumed and no question asked is a bad question! We will meet at the manse and I will provide Bibles and the relevant materials. The Bible Studies will take place on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30am, lasting around 1 hour. We will meet on the following dates Wednesdays 4, 18 October, 8 (at 11:00am) and 22 November. If you think you might be interested then please give me a call on 0141 942 0507 or email me at Graeme.wilson@gmail.com or, alternatively, just turn up on the day! Graeme

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PRESBYTERY REPORT Dumbarton Presbytery officially resumed business on 5th September but we didn't have a complete summer off. Various committees were forced to call meetings and we had two Presbytery services with a third pending. On 16th August, Baldernock Church hosted a service to link Baldernock with Milngavie: St Paul's and Rev Fergus Buchanan was inducted as the Minister of the linked charge. Nearly two weeks later, Presbytery met in Helensburgh: Parish Church to welcome Rev Tina Kemp as Associate Minister (Ministries Assistant) to the linked charge of Helensburgh: Parish Church linked with Rhu&Shandon. Please don't anyone ask me to explain the nomenclature! The Ministries' Council came up with this. Actually, Tina needed no introduction as she has been involved with Helensburgh churches for many years, leaving a few years ago to take up a locum post in Clydebank. However, she was asked to return to Helensburgh when the new minister, Rev David T Young arrived and they have been working together for some time now. This service simply formalised matters. At the time of writing this article, preparations are in hand for a service in Clydebank: Abbotsford Church on 26th September. This is a complicated one! It is to sever the linkage between the congregations of Clydebank: St Cuthbert’s and Duntocher Trinity and to formally unite the congreagtions of Clydebank: Abbotsford and Clydebank: St Cuthberts and link them both with Dalmuir Barclay Church. Rev Dr Ruth Morrison will be inducted to this union and 8


linkage. Duntocher Trinity, under the terms of the planning report, is to be allowed to call a minister who will be employed for 50% of the week This is not the only church in our Presbytery which has to operate without a full time minister. Cardross and, soon, Old Kilpatrick: Bowling also operates on a part time Ministry. How this is done I cannot imagine. All the ministers I know work huge hours. How are they expected to respond if a call to do a funeral comes in when they have done their allotted hours? We know the answer to that. They will turn up, do their bit but with perhaps a feeling that their work is not as valued as it should be Dumbarton Presbytery is in the position which many others are in where there is a shortage of ordained personnel to cover holidays and absence. The answer cannot be for those who are there to cover for absent colleagues. That is the route to overwork and stress. All the linked and united charges make their working lives very difficult for our Ministers. Even those working in single charges can feel very isolated and may be covering a huge parish The Ministry Committee of our Presbytery is holding a conference on Saturday 24th November and the afternoon of Sunday 25th November to explore ways in which folk in the congregations can perhaps assist in leading worship. The idea is for folk to work in teams so the individuals do not feel so exposed. There are leaflets in the Assembly area explaining this more fully and I would be pleased to answer any questions anyone might have. This, I know, is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you feel you could help in some way please come along to the conference in November. You will be made 9


very welcome and your attendance places you under no obligation. Please can I ask you to hold not just our Minister, but all Ministers, in your prayers? Their job is a special one but full of stress and hard work Anne E Henderson Presbytery Elder

The Guild The opening meeting of the Guild will be on Monday 9th October when Graham will speak on the theme ‘Go in Love’. Ann Henderson will visit also and take orders and cash for Crossreach Christmas items. On October 23rd, Mr Chris Scott will speak about T.V. Humour. Meetings start at 2pm. (note new earlier time) and all ladies and gentlemen are welcome to join us at any or all of our meetings. Irene McLachlan Secretary 942 7886

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Funday Sunday This term Funday Sunday is following the Exodus story, concentrating on the themes of developing community and God looking after His people, including the very relevant topics of homelessness and refugees. So far we have been looking at God providing food and water. Various foods were enjoyed on pour “Manna� week, and we made lemonade on our water week. There will be no classes on Sunday 15th October, but there will always be activities provided for anyone who turns up. Elizabeth Thomson, Sunday School Secretary

Harvest Harvest Thanksgiving will be celebrated this year on Sunday 1st October. In a break from our tradition, we are not asking children to bring fruit or flowers for local distribution; rather, people of all ages are being asked to contribute to the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal, which this year will help farmers in Malawi deal with problems caused by Climate Change. See the Christian Aid pages later in this magazine for further details. Lesley Shaw & Elizabeth Thomson

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Bible Class This term Bible Class will be looking at the past 500 years of Reformation History. All young people at Secondary school are welcome. Bible Class has reintroduced Breakfast Club on the second Sunday of the month, meeting those weeks at 9.45am for bacon butties. On these mornings they will also help serve Congregational teas and coffees. Standard Bible Class meeting time is 10.00am. Bible Class will not meet on Sunday 15th October (school holidays),

All welcome, further details from Lesley, Ed or Ross.

Saturday Night Club SNC is back weekly except for school holidays, meeting in the Halls on Saturday Evenings 7.30-10.00pm. [Please note no SNC on the 14th or 21st October for the holiday.] The first Movie and Pizza night (featuring “Star Wars – Rogue One”) was enjoyed by all who attended. The next date is Friday 27th October when the film will be “The Lion King”. Please arrive at 7.00pm for the showing to start at 7.30pm. Lesley, Ross & Ed

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The Phoenix Circle We would like to welcome members and friends to our meetings at 8.00pm on the following dates in October: Monday 2nd October : Mercy Ships – an illustrated talk on the work of the medical team on this floating hospital. Monday 16th October : Fine Fettle – a musical evening by a group of lady singers which is sure to get the toes tapping! Monday 30th October : The world of Astronomy – all you will ever need to know about the stars. We hope you can join us on these dates and look forward to tea and a chat after being entertained by our speakers. Senga Dempster (Secretary)

Too Many Candles (TMC) Continues to meet on the last Monday of the month at Massimo for Fellowship, Friendship and chat. All welcome to share this time with us. Further details from Anne, Marlene or Diane Lesley Shaw

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Social Functions

Brew’n Blether On Monday 11 September 2017, I was part of a good sized audience, made up of different ages, which enjoyed watching a very informative and nostalgic DVD entitled “ Glasgow through the Ages”. This recalled Glasgow’s industrial past, its architecture, academic and cultural contribution to the life of the city, and its rebirth after many years of decline. The Special Functions Committee provided excellent hospitality, which was greatly appreciated; thanks also to Donald Munro for his technical input. The afternoon was also an opportunity to meet and enjoy others’ company. I am certain that this new venture could be enjoyed by retired members of the Congregation and others who are not working - all ages. The other dates for your diary are Wednesday 6 December 2017, Tuesday 13 March 2018 and Wednesday 9 May 2018. Alistair Henderson

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U3A The retired members of the congregation who attended and enjoyed the very successful “Brew’n’Blether” on Monday 11th September might also be interested in a local organisation for retired and semiretired people who live in Bearsden or Milngavie and surrounding area. The University of the Third Age, or U3A, is a self-help organisation run entirely by volunteers, where members share educational, creative and leisure activities. It is all about learning for pleasure, with friends to be made and no qualifications to be gained. The monthly meetings have interesting guest speakers on a range of subjects. They are held in St Andrew’s Church Upper Hall at 11am on the third Tuesday of each month. Any retired person can attend a couple of meetings before deciding to pay the £10 annual subscription. There are almost 50 diverse interest groups suggested by members themselves; Art Appreciation, Genealogy, Languages, Poetry, Outings, Walking, Photography, Reading, Garden Visits and many more. Since it started in November 2013, the Bearsden and Milngavie U3A now has over 500 members. There is absolutely no obligation on anyone except to make friends and enjoy themselves in an informal and social atmosphere. U3A’s are an international movement that started in France in 1973. In the 1980’s the idea reached the United Kingdom when it became a self-help organisation. There are now 47 U3A’s in Scotland, the most recent being launched in Glasgow West End in April this year. For more information Google “Bearsden and Milngavie U3A” or just come along to a meeting. John Gair 15


Bearsden Cross Church Walking Club PROGRAMME – October 2017. Saturdays 14.10.17

Cobleland-Gartmore.

28.10.17

Chatelheraux.

Walkers leave from Bearsden Station Car Park at 9:30am (weather permitting). Friends and occasional walkers welcome. For further information contact: Sheila Stevenson, Margaret Mackinlay or the Church Office. The Walking Club also meets every Wednesday at the Allander Leisure Centre car park at 9.30am (weather permitting). There is no set programme of walks. More information can be had from Amanda Mackenzie or the Church Office.

All walkers participate at their own risk.

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Life and Work Subscriptions for 2018 If you would like to start or continue to receive a copy of Life & Work magazine, then please complete the tear-off slip below and return it by the end of October 2017. The good news is that the cost is unchanged from this year : cover price remains at £2.50 per issue, but with a subscription through the congregation, it will cost £27.36 per annum (equivalent to ≈£2.28 per issue, i.e. ≈ 9% saving). To receive this reduced price, the full cost of £27.36 must be paid by the end of October. All such copies will be delivered with the ‘Word from the Cross’ Parish magazine, or you may collect a named copy from the vestibule. Cheques should be made payable to “Bearsden Cross Church” and returned with the slip below to Alan Agar, c/o the Church Office. Further details are available from Alan Agar or from the Church Office. October 2017  Life and Work (subscription form 2018) I would like to subscribe to Life and Work for year 2018 I would like a copy of the Gaelic supplement I enclose cheque for £27.36 payable to “Bearsden Cross Church”

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Please return by Tuesday, 31st October 2017 to: Alan Agar, Bearsden Cross Church, 59 Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 2SU 17


CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARDS As I write this on 10th September, I am thinking to myself:Christmas; who wants to think about Christmas in September? Then I look out the window of our study and look at the weather and think that maybe it is not too far away! Crossreach, the Church of Scotland committee which deals with social care, has been in touch and has asked us to again sell Christmas cards on their behalf. This is a reward for selling so many last year; we were able to send over £400 to Crossreach, a tremendous effort by you all! You may have noticed a poster on the assembly area wall and I have been sent sample cards and a calendar. Compared to some other charities their cards would appear to be very competitively priced and I would commend them to you again. If orders are sent in for £110 or more postage is free, so I plan to send in an early order, for those of you who like to be organised early, when we reach £110, and then a later one I will be at the opening meeting of the Guild on Monday 9th October with sample cards and am happy to take orders (with money) on that date. I also propose doing the same before and after morning worship on Sunday 15th October and again on a date in November. I will let you know in the order of service what date that will be. You can also look at the poster on the assembly area wall and let me know of any orders. Please be generous in assisting this Church of Scotland Charity but , please ,also remember that there are other charities who sell cards in our church so don't purchase all your cards at once! Anne E Henderson Crossreach, Congregational Contact 18


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Our next sale will be on October 22nd. We shall have several items from the new catalogue as well as a good selection of dried fruit, chocolate and cards. Do come and have a look, we have spare catalogues to show the full range. Jo and Keith Moody

Gavin's Mill – a Fair Trade centre Keith and Jo Moody have, with their monthly stall, maintained a very successful Fair Trade presence in our church for many years, and will hopefully continue to do so. But what is Gavin's Mill? It is 'that dilapidated old building' on the town side of Tesco's car park. Now it's being brought back to life in order to become the Fair Trade centre for the West of Scotland, taking the place of the former Coach House in Torrance. The immediate grounds have been cleared and given a face lift by Milngavie in Bloom, the dreaded Japanese Knotweed lurking at the back is being tackled by the council, Tesco's have lent welcome muscle to help with heavy lifting, and last, but by no means least, an army of volunteers has scrubbed, swept and painted to create a bright interior. The shop is very well stocked with lovely Fair Trade craft work, cards and a few books relevant to the area, and there are foods and flavourings from around the world. 20


The cafe downstairs sells teas and coffees (FT of course) together with home baked goodies and light lunches. There are exciting and ambitious hopes and plans for the future that will involve several local societies, creating an excellent centre in Milngavie for many activities that could be a draw for visitors. Gavin's Mill has now been open for 6 months. The whole project is run by volunteers, without whom Gavin's Mill would not survive and we are deeply appreciative of their support. However, we are always seeking additional volunteers, so if you would like to help please email: voluteer@gavinsmill.org or phone Margaret Morrison on 07946 807370 or 0141 942 8189. Shifts run from 9.30 - 1.00 and 1.00 – 4.30pm and even one shift a week or a fortnight would help. It's a friendly place, providing a link to others less fortunate than us, and you would be well 'trained up' and would work under a full time manager. Please consider helping us! Myra MacFarlane

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Glasgow City Mission In 1964, an 88 year old lady was spotted sitting out on the window sill of her upstairs flat in Govan, vigorously cleaning her windows. The elderly leader of the nearby Glasgow City Mission Hall, who knew her well as she was one of his flock, toiled up the stairs and gently chided her for taking such a risk. “Och, I know, son, it was maybe a wee bit daft,” she replied, but explained that she had been so fed up with the dirty windows she just got down on her knees and prayed to God to protect her. Then she clambered out on the sill and “You know what, I managed just fine!” she finished triumphantly! A story to smile at but an example not to copy, perhaps – or is it? When you think about it, this taking of God’s protection/love/guidance on trust and acting on it is what GCM has been doing since it was first founded in 1826. I’ve been delving into some of the Mission’s archives recently and what has struck me is the number of times when the Boards of Directors (people of great faith but, as responsible businessmen, used to rejecting ideas that looked too risky) have nevertheless approved and supported new GCM enterprises even when there was no guarantee they would succeed, and quite often very little money in the kitty to fund them. They did so because they believed God was leading them and, if so, He would provide whatever they needed. Pretty well everything the Mission now does began that way. 22


And today too that same belief has led to the exciting plans the Mission currently has to tackle the most difficult type of homelessness head on. In his latest blog on the Mission’s website www.glasgowcitymission.com, CEO Grant Campbell explains how an American pilot scheme already tried in Glasgow by Turning Point Scotland and used successfully in several countries, has demonstrated that, where a home is given first and necessary wraparound care comes second, the chances of homeless people managing to sustain their accommodation are much higher than the other way round. The problem in Glasgow has been trying to put the theory fully into practice – until now. After much thought and prayer, the Mission has decided to purchase homes itself for a small number of people, the worst victims of homelessness, the people in fact for whom the Winter Night Shelter was started, and then give them the range of support they will need on an ongoing basis. A very big step, made possible by the great generosity and encouragement of supporters, but already messages of support and offers of help have come in from other charities and organisations that have experience with the homeless in a variety of ways – and the NHS and Glasgow Council Health and Social Care Partnership will have an important role too. Read all about it – and as we do so, let’s consider how we ourselves can support this venture, for if it is to succeed, it will need whatever we can offer. Some of us have specialist skills and training; some are good listeners and have the gift of making people relax and feel valued; some can offer gifts in money and in kind. But all of us can pray - and that is what the Mission would most thank us for right now. Remember that old lady cleaning her windows!

Katie Thomson

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CHRISTIAN AID AT THIS HARVEST TIME – GIVE PEAS A CHANCE! Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service takes place on Sunday, 1 October. You will have the opportunity then to contribute to Christian Aid’s Harvest Appeal. This year it focuses on helping farmers in Malawi deal with the devastating impact of climate change. Like many other local farmers in Mwanza, southern Malawi, Fagesi Boyce is pinning her hopes on a very special crop: pigeon peas. These hardy pulses are easy to grow, resistant to flash flooding and drought and high in protein. In a country where millions struggle to feed their families, pigeon peas can be a life-saver. However in Mwanza, it is not enough to be good at farming. To survive, you have to be good at business too. Christian Aid partners, such as the Evangelical Association of Malawi, are bringing farmers together into Farmers’ Clubs and cooperatives. Together, they can eliminate manipulative middle men and negotiate better prices for their crops with professional buyers. These clubs and cooperatives have already helped five thousand families to realise their potential and secure a stable income. Christian Aid hopes that this year’s Harvest Appeal could help eight thousand more families. Please support its harvest appeal to turn pigeon peas into profit. You will find Christian Aid envelopes and prayer cards in the pews, Assembly Area and the Vestibule on Harvest Sunday. 24


Other Christian Aid material, including empty penny boxes and current copies of the prayer diary and the newsletter, can be found on the shelf in the Assembly Area under the Christian Aid Noticeboard near the kitchen.

Lyndsay Ross

Local Mission – Mind That Song “Mind that song” is a service provided by Alzheimer Scotland, in conjunction with Bearsden Cross Church, which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment (see advert on the next page). We are looking for some extra people to help serve tea and coffee at our Mind that Song events. They are held on the second Friday of the month, between 2- 3.30pm. For the visitors, this is a relaxed afternoon where they have a chat and a coffee before they enjoy some music and singing. For the people who help out it is a very rewarding experience. If you feel you could help please contact Wendy Owler or the Church Office.

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“Mind that Song” “Mind that song” is a service provided by Alzheimer Scotland, in conjunction with Bearsden Cross Church, which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Our Forthcoming events will be: 13 October, 10 November and 8 December FROM: 2 – 3.30pm Tea and coffee provided WHERE: Church of Scotland 61 Drymen Road Bearsden G61 2SU CONTACT: Anne O’Donnell AO’Donnell@Alzscot.org

Alzheimer Scotland- Action of Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069. Registered Office: 22Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN. It is recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC022315.

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Flowers September 2017 "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile" William Cullen Bryant Thank you to the following members of the congregation for providing flowers. Also, thanks to our arrangers who give of their time and talents. SEPTEMBER 3rd. 10th. 17th. 24th.

PROVIDED BY:

ARRANGED BY:

Mr I Leftford. Mrs L Ross. Mrs S Dempster. Mrs S Sommerville.

Mrs C Taggart Mrs G Agar Mrs E Anderson Mrs K Edmond

If any members of the congregation would like to volunteer to decorate the church with a floral arrangement for the Sunday service please contact either Aileen Minty or Christine. Your help will be most welcome.

Christine Taggart

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The Reformation – This month’s cover This month’s cover commemorates the 500th anniversary of the event generally taken to mark the start of the Protestant Reformation. On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses attacking some of the practices and doctrines of the Medieval Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences, to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, a University town in East Germany.

Church Register Memorial Service 22.09.17

Mr James McKerrow

Certificate of Transfer Issued 11.09.17

Mrs Linda Waddell

Change of Address September Mrs Ailie Logan from Bearsden to Pitlochry

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Dates for your Diary September 28 Choir practice 30 Saturday Night Club October 1 Bible Class Harvest Thanksgiving Funday Sunday & Crèche 2 The Phoenix Circle 5 Choir Practice 7 Saturday Night Club 8

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7.30 pm 7.30 pm 10.00 am 10.30 am 10.30 am 8.00 pm 7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Bible Class (Breakfast) 9.45 am Morning Service 10.30 am Funday Sunday & Crèche 10.30 am Evening Communion Service 6.30 pm Guild 2.00 pm Kirk Session 7.30 pm Choir Practice 7.30 pm “Mind that Song” (with Alzheimer Scotland) 2.00 pm Morning Service Children’s Activities & Crèche The Phoenix Circle Choir Practice

10.30 am 10.30 am 8.00 pm 7.30 pm

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Choir Practice Messy Church Saturday Night Club

Bible Class Morning Service Funday Sunday & Crèche 30 TMC (Massimo's) The Phoenix Circle November 2 Choir Practice 4 Saturday Night Club

7.30 pm 3.30 pm 7.30 pm 10.00 am 10.30 am 10.30 am 7.00 pm 8.00 pm 7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Any content for the November edition of the magazine should be forwarded to the editor by Thursday 19 October Contributions, photographs too, reflecting all aspects of the life of the Church and congregation are welcome! 30

Word From The Cross October 2017  

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