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New Laigh Kirk A caring welcoming church at the heart of Kilmarnock reaching out to you

Welcome to Worship 13th October 2019 Minister: Rev. David S. Cameron Session Clerk: Derek I’Anson Visiting Organist: Graeme Finnie


Welcome A very warm welcome to our worship this morning from all at New Laigh Kirk. We are delighted you are here today and hope you enjoy worshipping with us. We especially welcome family and friends of Catriona and John Mitchell who bring James and Russell for Baptism this morning. Please make yourself known to those sitting beside you. A light buffet lunch will be served in the hall immediately after the service, please join us for company and a catch up and to say farewell to Bethany. May God richly bless you in your worship today.

Order of Service Choir Introit

Just as I am, without one plea

Call to worship Hymn 132

Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Prayer Sacrament of Baptism James and Russell Mitchell Hymn 628 The Apostles’ Creed Hymn 796 The Lord bless you and keep you Hymn 632

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer

Children leave for Kingz Kidz Reading

Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 page 789 2 Timothy 2:8-15 page 1195

Choir Anthem

Give thanks to God

Reading

St Luke 17:11-19 page 1051

Hymn 645

I’m not ashamed to own my Lord

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 559

There is a Redeemer

Sermon Offering/Doxology (Hymn 810 Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth) Prayer of Dedication Hymn 352 Benediction

O for a thousand tongues, to sing

Barbara Graham Miriam Patterson


Church news and Activities Worship on Sunday, 20th October will be conducted by Rev. Jeanette Whitecross, formerly of Kilwinning Old Parish Church, beginning at 11.00am. The Welcome Team today and on Sunday, 20th October is Barbara Allan, Jim Lawson, John McDowall, Iain Sherry, Betty Johnstone, Elaine Bryson, Moyra O'Rourke, Lilian Gillies, Heather Rielly, Jamila McDowall, Jean Mulholland, Emma Johnstone, Christine Bell, Donald MacLean, Ann MacLean, Alan Hewitt and Kevin Handling. Elders who have not ordered the Kirk Session photograph may do so now. If you have ordered, then a payment of £3 can be made to Margaret Patterson or Derek I'Anson. Kingz Kidz are looking for donations of clean, large blankets and pillows for our Story Time. If people have these, could they please leave them in the halls for Amy Tanner. Music and Movement will meet on Tuesday, 15th October at 2.00pm in lower hall. Congregational Board will meet on Tuesday, 15th October at 7.00pm in the church. Pastoral Care Group will meet on Wednesday, 16th October at 7.00pm in the church. Guild of Friendship will meet on Thursday, 17th October at 2.00pm in lower hall. Come along and enjoy a quiz. 4th/5th Kilmarnock Boys' Brigade will meet on Friday, 18th October. Anchor Boys: 6.00pm at St Andrew's and St Marnock's Church Halls. Junior Section: 7.00pm at St Andrew's and St Marnock's Church Halls. Company Section: 7.00pm at New Laigh Kirk Halls. We will be raising funds for Beautiful inside and out and 1st Kilmarnock Rangers on Friday, 18th October in Take a Bow 8.00pm till midnight. Borland Ceilidh band will be playing. Licenced bar and buffet available. Raffle and tombola. Tickets can be paid at the door or contact Mary on Email: Kilmarnockrangers2019@gmail.com or Tel: 07519 124548. Guild will meet on Monday, 21st October at 7.15pm in lower hall. A Guiding Experience with Victoria McDowall. NLK Walking Group’s final monthly Walk for 2019 - at Craufurdland, Fenwick, has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, 27th October, meeting at 2.00pm in the car park beside The Laird’s Table restaurant at Craufurdland. We will return to the restaurant afterwards for coffee and chat. Anyone requiring, or who can offer transport, please speak to Ellen Stewart. Fellowship of Kilmarnock Churches. Service on Sunday, 27th October at 6.30pm in Hurlford Church. This will include a film on John Knox, which won a BAFTA New Talent Award, an unusual accolade for a Christian film. Everyone welcome.


The next Men’s Club gathering is on Thursday, 7th November and we will be arranging a visit to Hampden Park. The Stadium tour plus Museum visit will cost £5 which is excellent value. We have also planned a lunch at Kilmarnock College on Thursday, 19th December at a cost of £15 per person. Please do consider joining us and let Ken Stewart or Derek I'Anson know if you can manage either of these events. The Bethlehem Experience will take place on Sunday, 24th November as part of the Kilmarnock Christmas Lights Switch On. We’re looking for some actors for the Nativity. We need both adults and children. There are some parts that require only a couple of lines to learn. If you can help, contact Ann Burley ASAP on Tel: 07709 676239. Copies of World Mission News are available. Church Open and Welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12noon to 2.00pm. We urgently require a pool of volunteers, especially men, to welcome the visitors on a rota basis. We are particularly short of volunteers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you can help even occasionally, it would be most appreciated. Please speak to Helen Colman. Remember that the more volunteers there are, the less often you will be on duty! Open Doors. New Laigh Kirk will be opening its doors to all on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12noon to 2.00pm. The Church will be open for those who want to come for a period of solitude or reflection; to see the stained glass windows from the inside; or to find out some of the history of the church and town. New Laigh Kirk Volunteers - Needing help with shopping, DIY, gardening or a lift to medical appointments? Do you find reading difficult with failing eyesight? Ring our volunteers' helpline, Tel: 07935 852000. If you can assist with driving, or if you know of anyone who may be interested in helping, please contact Alan Gregor, Tel: 537155, Email: gregor_alan@hotmail.com. A few copies of the Order of Service in large print are available. Please speak to a member of the duty team if you require one. There is an induction loop system for the hard of hearing. If you know of anyone in hospital please let the minister know by telephone, email or the pew cards provided. Intimations to be included in Sunday's Order of Service and the Standard should be with Helen Colman, Email: helenmcolman@gmail.com, by Wednesday of this week. Visit our website http://www.nlk.church and see what's going on at New Laigh Kirk. Postcode for church is KA1 1BL.

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