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The Church of Scotland

Bearsden Cross Church

The Earth has yielded its harvest. May God, our God, bless us.

WORD FROM THE CROSS October 2018 Bearsden Cross Church – Scottish Charity No: SC009082 – Congregation No: 1811

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Contacts Minister: Rev. Dr Graeme R. Wilson graeme.wilson@gmail.com 61 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 2SU | 942 0507 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 MagazineEditor@bearsdencross.org Any content for the November 2018 edition of the magazine should be forwarded to the editor no later than Thursday 18 October. Please note new e-mail address above Cover picture – ‘Apples’ Microsoft Clip Art Text – Psalms 67 v6

Web version of the magazine www.bearsdencross.org 2


Parish Letter Dear friends,

“What is truth?” (John 18:38) Pontius Pilate’s famous question to Jesus has become more and more relevant in recent times, and particularly within the realms of contemporary American politics. The other week, Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tried to claim during an interview that, “Truth isn’t truth,” which ranks along with similar claims about “alternative facts” to demonstrate that nonsense will always be nonsense! The relationship between truth and politics has always been troubled. As far back as the 16th century, Niccolò Machiavelli’s treatise ‘The Prince’ argued that a ruler had to do what he had to do, irrespective of morals, to preserve a nation’s freedom. In other words, politics is completely 3


independent of morality. Therefore, the truth of politics is the truth of power. More recently, George Orwell’s masterful novel ‘1984’ famously played with the concepts of power, truth and reality. Under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police, all independent thought and action is forbidden and persecuted. In a notorious passage Orwell writes, “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” Therefore, in Orwell’s nightmare vision, truth is what power tells you it is. The other 20th century philosopher I want to quote is my Papa – my mother’s father! I can clearly recall as a teenager in the 1970’s a local politician coming to my Papa’s door to canvass for support during a General Election campaign, and after a minute or two of discussion my Papa came back inside and dismissively harrumphed, “Huh, even half the lies he tells aren’t true!” Jesus said, “My task is to bear witness to the truth. For this I was born; for this I came into the world, and all who are not deaf to truth listen to my voice.” (John 18:37) Jesus’ truth comes from elsewhere. It is a truth that has come to take up residence in this world. He himself is the truth – “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) A truth beyond our human comprehension, and a truth beyond our human corruption. Jesus’ message of peace and love, justice and reconciliation isn’t true because it works … it works because it is true. May this truth guide you and keep you – now and always. Shalom Graeme

Recordings of Church Services Services are recorded each Sunday. If you have internet access and wish to be added to the growing number of members who wish to receive a copy of the service please contact the church office. Your name can be added to our mailing list and you will receive an audio copy of the service each Monday.” Keith Wright Session Clerk 4


Evening Communion Services 2018-19 ‘Stories Jesus Told’

Do you have a favourite story or parable that Jesus told? A story or parable that is important to your faith, or perhaps was foundational in coming to faith. Would you like to share your favourite story with others? Last year a variety of people reflected on their favourite hymn, and I know from comments received that these different perspectives were very well received and much appreciated. This year I want to take your choice of favourite stories and parables that Jesus told to be the theme for the monthly evening communion services. If you have a favourite story or parable and would like to talk a little (or a lot!) about it then call me on 0141 942 0507 or email me at gwilson@churchofscotland.org.uk 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 the dates of the services are as undernoted. 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. 5


Date

Story

Reflection

Sunday 9th September, Sunday 14th October, Sunday 11th November Sunday 2nd December

Lost Sheep/Lost Coin Workers in the Vineyard TBA Parable of the Talents

GRW GRW TBA Nairn Young

Graeme

‘Bible Basics – The Gospel of John’

The Gospel of John is the last written of the four gospels and contains many stories and sayings of Jesus that are not recorded in the other gospel accounts. The portrayal of Jesus in John’s gospel is also more spiritual than the others and is rich in images and metaphors. After the very positive reception of last year’s series of studies on the gospel of Mark, I will be starting a new series of day-time Bible Studies on John’s gospel beginning in September. ‘Bible Basics’ is intended to be a fairly gentle and non-threatening entry into Bible Study and is aimed at those curious to find out some of the basic ideas and themes of John. No prior knowledge assumed and no question asked is a bad question! 6


The Bible Studies will take place on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am at the Manse and will last around an hour. and I will provide Bibles and the relevant materials. We will meet on the following dates: Wednesday 3rd October, Wednesday 17th October, Wednesday 7th November, Wednesday 21st November, and Wednesday 5th December. If you think you might be interested then please call me on 0141 942 0507 or email me at gwilson@churchofscotland.org.uk, or just turn up on the day! Graeme

Class for New Communicants I will be holding classes for those who wish to explore their faith and potential membership of the church, and these classes will run over three Sundays in November, from around 12.30 to 1.30pm. Sunday 4th, November, Sunday 11th November, and Sunday 18th November. It is my intention to hold the service for admission to full membership of the church on Sunday, 25th November 2018. Attendance at the classes does not commit you to becoming a member of the church – rather they are there to give you an idea as to the nature of the Christian faith in order that you might be able to make an informed decision for yourself. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, then please contact the Minister on 0141 942 0507, or at gwilson@churchofscotland.org.uk. 7


Twinning Visit to L’Église Réformée de Poitiers

On Thursday 30th August a group of us gathered early in the morning at Edinburgh Airport for our flight to Poitiers. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by representatives from the church there. After being taken to the homes in which we were to stay we were soon gathering as a group in the main town square to sit and enjoy the very warm sunshine over a cup of coffee / glass of wine. That evening we enjoyed a barbeque meal set out in the barn at Stéphane’s converted farmhouse in the country. There we met another 15 or so members of the congregation of their temple. This is the term used in protestant France for individual churches. The following day we split into two groups to learn about the history and work of the church. Four of us headed, in glorious sunshine, to La Rochelle. Following a leisurely lunch by the harbor, we were taken on a tour around the town which included visits to the Protestant Temple and the Protestant Museum. There we discovered how poorly treated the protestant community was in the early 17th century and how its faith and perseverance helped it to survive the serious oppression of the times. 8


The second group was taken to the wonderful abbey church at Saint-Savin which is rightly described as the “jewel in the Poitiers’ crown”. They also met with the Jewish community and with groups supporting refugees and homeless children in the Poitiers area. The sun was shining again when we rose on Saturday. Several of us enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the market in Poitiers. That Saturday was Le Jour de Braderie which happens only once a year. It reminded us of Black Friday at home here on the approach to Christmas. All the shops had tables outside selling items at hugely reduced prices, an opportunity which did not go unnoticed by some of our group! In the afternoon we all visited Beaussais in the country where the struggles of protestant families in the past were further revealed. Later we sat in a rural churchyard eating cake and drinking coffee. There we had a talk from a leader of L’Église Verte (the green church) where we learnt about the work being undertaken to emphasise the importance of actively supporting the sustainable use of our planet, or as it was frequently referred to, God’s creation. On the way home we were taken to secret protestant family burial grounds which were used by oppressed families in the days when protestants were not permitted to be buried in the town/village graveyards. On Sunday morning we joined around 60 parishioners when we worshipped and took part in the Sacrament of Communion in their temple. Nairn played the organ voluntary at the start of the service, Graeme read the lesson and we all gathered informally in a circle as we stood and shared Communion. We then discovered our wonderful Social Committee has a serious rival! We were entertained to a fabulous four course buffet lunch in the temple hall. After this were were taken on a guided tour to visit Poitiers Cathedral and the 7th century St-Jean Baptistry in the town. We flew home on Monday morning from Nantes Airport. 9


Our overall impressions: what a wonderfully genuine and warm welcome we had received. We were humbled by the tales of hardship of the protestant church in its struggles to overcome past oppression and the continuing dedication of its membership today. Only 2% of the population is protestant but to use the French word it is a “vivant” 2%. We extended an invitation to our French friends to visit us in Bearsden next year. They also urged us to remind our members that if they were in the Poitiers area to come and visit them and join in their worship. They are assured of a very warm welcome. If you want to know more about our visit please contact any one of us who were in Poitiers and we will be able to describe in more detail some of the places we visited and the fun and fellowship we enjoyed. Keith Wright and Anne Henderson (on behalf of Diane Wright, Alistair Henderson, Nairn and Margaret Young, Eleanor Wright and Graeme Wilson)

Funday Sunday We will celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving at our service on Sunday 7th October. Children are asked to bring tins or dried foods which we will add to our collection for the Maryhill Food Bank. We will be continuing our exploration of the stories in Mark’s gospel – looking at the actions of Jesus. We are off on the 14th October for the school holiday but we will be back all the way through (to, say it quietly) Christmas. Our collections will be going to East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid (as usual we will be collecting presents for them early December). Please come along and join us – you will be most welcome Elizabeth Thomson Funday Sunday Secretary 10


Bible Class Bible Class continues to meet in the session room on Sunday at 10.30 (we are off for October week on 14th). We are presently studying the beatitudes and will shortly look at aspects of remembrance and the church’s relationship with the Death Penalty (all subjects chosen by our members). Bible Class will also support Graeme with the Harvest service and will be providing the bread. A visit to the Scottish Parliament will have been enjoyed by many of the class – another Year of Young People reception hosted by Ross and attended by the Moderator. A full report will follow All welcome to join us Ross, Nicola and Lesley

Saturday Night Club (SNC ) SNC continues to meet on Saturday from 7.30 – we will be off on Saturday 13th for the holidays. A visit to Ryze Trampolining will have been experienced – please look out for our photos and report. SNC will also be assisting with the baking of bread for the Harvest Thanksgiving. Please join us – all S1- S6 welcome Ross, Nicola, Wendy and Lesley The Bible Class and SNC invite everyone to have a look at their two new wall displays which provide information on what our young people have been up to and on upcoming events. See also the ‘Bearsden Cross Church Youth’ Facebook group.

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Phoenix Circle Phoenix Circle meet fortnightly on Mondays in the large hall 1st October- Nairn Young will give a presentation on “ Victorian Sunday School “ 15th October- visit to Milngavie fire station ( meeting there at 7 30pm) 29th October- “ All Wrapped Up” Ellen Gordon will be giving tips in preparation for wrapping Christmas Gifts. All welcome Helen Kirk Secretary Phoenix Circle

The Guild The new session of the Guild starts on Monday 8th October at 2pm. when Rev Dr Graeme Wilson will dedicate the Guild and speak on the theme for this year ‘Seeking the Way’. We have a varied programme of speakers for the session and we would be pleased to welcome ladies and gentlemen to join us for any or all of our meetings. Details are on the Guild notice board or contact me for further information. Irene McLachlan

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SOCIAL FUNCTIONS Brew ’n’ Blether - Change of date Our first meeting of this session was planned for Friday 30th November. This is now cancelled as we have received an invitation from The Junior High School of Glasgow to a performance of ‘Mary Poppins’ on Tuesday 4th December. This will be an opportunity to enjoy again, the very talented young people who entertained us on their visit to Brew ‘n’ Blether last December. Please put the date into your diary. Details of time and transport arrangement will be in the November magazine and Church Notes nearer the time.

Social evening – November A musical fund-raising evening is being planned for Friday 30th November, the proceeds going to Faifley Church. Music will be provided by ‘The Turn’ who will be playing a selection of 60’s and 70’s popular music. A hot supper and wine will be served. Final details will be included in the November magazine and tickets will be on sale from mid-October. Mary Munro Convener

TMC TMC meets on the last Monday of the month at Massimo for friendship, fellowship and chat. Our theatre trip to “Saturday Night Fever” is on October 18, preceded by early dinner. Further details from Anne Henderson or Diane Walker or the Church Office 13


Knitted Remembrance Poppies Could you commit to knitting Remembrance Poppies? As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on Sunday 11th November 2018, I thought it was important to do something tangible to mark this significant event. Therefore, I wonder if we might try to knit as many poppies as we can over the next couple of months, and to then take these poppies and put them together to form a display/hanging in the Sanctuary for Remembrance Sunday ‌ and perhaps beyond. I am no knitter (!), however I am assured that the undernoted pattern is easy to follow and simple to make. The preference would be for as many red poppies as possible; however, I recognise that people have different views on this and so if you wished to knit a white poppy for peace, or a purple poppy to remember the lives of animals lost in war, then please feel free to do so. There will be a box available in the Assembly Area of the church for you to leave your finished poppies. The more poppies we make the larger and more creative we can be with our display. Time to get knitting! If, like myself(!), you are unable to knit a poppy then perhaps you might like to sponsor or purchase one that has been knitted, in memory of a family member or those who have served faithfully over the years – known or unknown. I will leave the amount to your discretion! All proceeds from the sale of poppies will go to the work of Erskine homes. Graeme

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Knitted Poppy Materials: - Red and black DK yarn. Size 9 (3.75) needles. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Using red yarn cast on 60 stitches. 1st row (Right Side) knit, 2nd row knit. Knit 3 together. Repeat to the end of the row (20 Stitches). Knit 2 Rows. Knit 2 together. Repeat to end of row (10 Stitches). Repeat step 4 and 5 above (5 Stitches). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a darning needle and through remaining stitches and pull tight. Seam the edge to complete your petals.

8. Using the Black Yarn cast on 12 stitches. 1st row (right side) knit. 9. 2nd row, knit 2 together to end of the row (6 Stitches). 10. Cut the yarn and thread the tail through a darning needle, through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Sew into centre of poppy. Tie ends off invisibly.

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Knitting and Sewing Circle The Knitting and Sewing Circle was founded over 70 years ago by the then Minister’s wife, knitting comforts for soldiers. Since then, many, many people have knitted and crocheted uncounted garments and articles, firstly for the troops then for various charities, homes and hospitals. In recent years well over 100 garments have been completed annually. For the past 23 years, Vilma Johnston has been guiding these endeavours. However Vilma has retired from this post, and unless anyone comes forward to take over the organisation the group will have to disband. No knitting skills are required – the knitters will continue, but they need someone to organise the distribution of the finished goods! Anyone interested in finding out more, to keep this worthwhile enterprise going, please contact the church office in the first instance. In the meantime the group still has a good supply of yarn - if you know of anyone who would like to knit for them, again contact the church office n the first instance.

Our October sale will be on Sunday 21st. We shall have a selection of Christmas cards as well as dried fruit and nuts for the Christmas baking. From the new catalogue there will be a few items suitable for stocking fillers. Do come and have a look! Jo and Keith Moody

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HARVEST PRAYER “God of justice, you call us to stand together, to walk side by side, to share ideas, dreams and burdens – to work together for a just harvest of your good gifts. Together, we have the power to grow hope, to plant seeds that yield a better future. This season, we pray with our global family. May we embrace the gift of each other – and walk side by side with our sisters and brothers to bring about change. Together, we’re stronger. May we offer our gifts this season.” At our Harvest Service on 7 October you will be able to support Christian Aid’s Harvest appeal which will help transform the lives of many women by funding life-changing projects in Burkina Faso, Honduras, Malawi and Ethiopia. You will find Harvest prayer-action cards and Christian Aid envelopes in the pews and in the Assembly Area and the Vestibule. Please take a copy of the prayer card home and support this appeal if you can. Every £1 we donate will be worth £5 thanks to European Union funding. If you are in the Edinburgh area between Wednesday 24 and Saturday 27 October you might like to visit the Sale of Art and Scottish Books for Christian Aid at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church at 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA. As always, you can find empty “penny boxes”, along with the current Prayer List and newsletter, on the shelf under the Christian Aid notice-board in the Assembly Area. Please take them home with you and return your bulging “penny boxes” to me or to the church office. Lyndsay Ross 17


CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARDS The brochures and posters are now in the Assembly area. Samples will be available on Sunday 7 October 2018 in the Assembly area both before and after the service. Orders along with money will be sent away that week so that the cards will be here in plenty of time. If you can’t be in church that Sunday use a brochure to give me your order This is a very worthwhile cause helping fund the Social Work Department of the Church of Scotland. Crossreach values the customary generosity of Bearsden Cross Church but I would ask you to remember that Christmas cards will be sold in church by other deserving charities who also deserve your support. Anne E Henderson Congregational Contact for Crossreach.

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The Scottish Bible Society Annual Sponsored Walk The Scottish Bible Society (SBS) Annual Sponsored Walk will take place on Saturday 6 October in Mugdock Country Park, commencing at 10:00am. This is a great opportunity to meet members from other local churches as well as burn of a few excess calories! All monies raised will support the work of the SBS, putting bibles into peoples’ hands and hearts, both in Scotland and overseas. Sponsor forms and further details from Diane Walker.

The Lodging House Mission The Lodging House Mission is currently accepting donations for their harvest appeal. All contributions are appreciated, but this year they have put out an appeal for diluting juice and tinned tuna and tinned meat, ie corned beef, ham etc. They also need breakfast cereals (not muesli or shredded wheat), biscuits, tinned soups and broth mix and lentils, sugar, jam, stock cubes, tinned fruit and vegetables. A full list of items required can be found on the notice board in the vestibule area or please contact me for further details. Christmas cards will be on sale from the beginning of October Barbara Skett

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Flowers “Unless a tree borne blossoms in Spring, You will vainly look for fruit on it in Autumn " Walter Scott. FLOWERS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 Thank you to those members of the congregation who have generously donated funds for flowers and to our faithful flower arrangers.

2nd. 9th. 16th. 23rd. 30th.

Provided by

Arranged by :-

Mrs.M. Brown. In memory of Isabel Letford. Anonymous. Mrs. C. Sommerville. Sarah Hill's Wedding.

Ms. R. Walters Mrs. G. Agar Mrs. E. Anderson Mrs. K. Edmond Hill Family

A busy time ahead with Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 7th October and the Centenary of Armistice on Sunday 11th.November. If anyone would like to offer help with these occasions please contact either Gwen or Christine. Christine Taggart.

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Glasgow City Mission What do you like to do on a Saturday afternoon? Watch or play sport, go shopping, enjoy family time, get ready for an evening out? After all, that’s what the weekend is for many of us, isn’t it, a time for relaxation and socialising after a week’s work? But if you’ve no home, no family you ever see and no money, what do you do? It’s a long wait till Monday and until then many of the services you use are shut. Until recently, that was true of Glasgow City Mission too but now, thanks to the generosity of supporters, it has opened from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. The atmosphere is laidback and friendly and you can eat pizza, watch films, have a shower if you like, play games or just chat. A couple of years ago the Mission asked its guests why they came to the drop-in and the commonest answer was not because of hunger or fear or cold, but because of loneliness. The Mission noted that and this is one of its responses. Read all about it in the current issue of “Connect”, the Mission’s magazine, or at www.glasgowcitymission.com Another feature in the same issue looks at the Child and Family Centre in Govan through the eyes of a family new to that part of Glasgow. The youngest child has been through the parent and toddler group and is now entering the nursery proper; the middle one is just leaving the nursery to start school and the eldest comes to the After School Club. But the article actually focuses on the parents, who have both become involved too. They take it in turns to go to the parent and toddler group and have also attended some of the classes, e.g. cooking, sewing, parenting, attended the summer Holiday Club and helped with excursions. Every member of that family has benefited, made friends and grown in confidence. That’s what the Mission tries to do. But perhaps the most inspiring story in this issue is that of Craig, a former heroin addict who had tried before but failed to kick his habit, but has now, 21


with the Mission’s help, managed to get through rehab successfully and is overjoyed. He has also become a Christian and is now working for an SVQ in Social Care, using his own personal experiences to help others like his former self. He is really excited at the prospect of getting a qualification and maybe his first ever job. “With this SVQ under my belt I could go anywhere,” he reckons, and his beaming face in the photo says it all. These three aspects of Glasgow City Mission’s routine work have only been possible because of the gifts of time, money and prayer it receives from people in so many churches, including ours. Clearly, God is working through the Mission and it is inspiring to see. PS I have recently contacted the manager of the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter and said I hope to have volunteers from our church to help there again this coming winter. Please pray that we do. Katie Thomson

Bearsden Cross Church Walking Club Walkers leave from Bearsden Station Car Park on the following Saturdays at 9.30am. ( weather permitting ). Friends and occasional walkers welcome. For further information contact Sheila Stevenson or Margaret Mackinlay or the Church Office 22 September 6 October 20 October 3 November 17 November 1 December

Glen Finglas Whitelee Windfarm Callander-Strathyre Torrance Circular Falkirk Wheel Strathclyde Country Park via Chatelheraux.

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 Margaret Mackinlay or the Church Office 22


“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: 12 October, 9 November and 14 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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Church Register Funerals 01.09.18 03.09.18

Mrs Janet (Jenny) McTigue Dr Margaret (Madge) Harper

Changes of Address The following members have moved home recently Mrs Margaret Waddell Drs Alan & Jane Conner Mrs Aileen Baker Mrs Diane Cardiff Mrs Annette Winter Transfer away Mrs Julie Wilson

Dates for your Diary Dates for your Diary October 1 3 4 6

The Phoenix Circle Bible Basics Choir Practice Garden Clear Up Saturday Night Club

8.00 pm 10.30 am 7.30 pm 10.00 am 7.30 pm

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Bible Class

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Harvest Thanksgiving 10.30 am Funday Sunday & Crèche 10.30 am 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 Evening Communion Service The Phoenix Circle Bible Basics Choir Practice

10.30 am 10.30 am 6.30 pm 8.00 pm 10.30 am 7.30 pm

Bible Class Morning Service Funday Sunday & Crèche Guild Choir Practice Saturday Night Club

10.30 am 10.30 am 10.30 am 2.00 pm 7.30 pm 7.30 pm

Bible Class Morning Service Funday Sunday & Crèche TMC (Massimo's) The Phoenix Circle

10.30 am 10.30 am 10.30 am 7.00 pm 8.00 pm

November 1 3

Choir Practice Saturday Night Club

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Bible Class Morning Service Funday Sunday & Crèche

7.30 pm 7.30 pm 10.30 am 10.30 am 10.30 am

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Princeton University Theological Seminary. Although our minister was recently awarded his Doctor of Ministry from PĂŹttsburgh, he previously had gained his Masters in Theology from Princeton University. Princeton was founded in 1746. The picture shows Princeton University Chapel. The Chapel, located on the main campus, was built between 1924-1928; a Glasgow University flag hangs in a corner of the Chapel. Princeton Theological Seminary was established in 1812 as part of the university and has its own library and chapel. The Seminary has many Scottish connections. It is located on Mercer Street, named after Brigadier General Hugh Mercer who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. Hugh Mercer, who was a close friend of George Washington, was born in 1726 in Aberdeenshire and was the son of Pitsligo Parish Church of Scotland Minister. Iain Torrance, after whom the library atrium is named, was the sixth president of Princeton Theological Seminary from 2004 -2012. Iain Torrance is a former Moderator and is Dean of the Chapel Royal, Dean of the Order of the Thistle and a Chaplain to the Queen. A recent article about 26


him appeared in Life and Work. Albert Einstein lived in a house on Mercer Street from 1935 until his death 20 years later. Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel called Miller Chapel.

John Gair

Any content for the November 2018 edition of the magazine should be with the editor no later than Thursday 18 October. Contributions, photographs too, reflecting all aspects of the life of the Church and congregation are welcome! 27

Word from the Cross October 2018  

Parish magazine from Bearsden Cross Church

Word from the Cross October 2018  

Parish magazine from Bearsden Cross Church

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