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New Laigh Kirk A place to belong

Welcome to Worship Sunday 12th August 2018 11.00am

Minister: Rev. David S. Cameron Session Clerk: Mr. Derek I’Anson Organist: Mr. Martin C. Sharp

Welcome A very warm welcome to worship this morning from all at New Laigh Kirk. We are glad you are here today and hope you enjoy worshipping with us. Please make yourself known to those sitting beside you. Tea and coffee will be served in the church immediately after the 9.30am service.

New Laigh Kirk - a place to belong Whether you are a guest or regular attender we invite you to find your welcome place among us, a place to belong, to join in regular worship, to join in the life of our Kirk in whatever capacity and in your own appropriate way. You will see that there are many people of all ages seeking to serve within New Laigh Kirk as well as the wider community. As part of the family of God and gifted with many and varying talents, we try to use these to deepen our faith, care for each other, and to spread into our town and parish the good news of God’s love for all. May God richly bless you in your worship today.

Order of Service Choir Introit Rejoice! The Lord is King Welcome and Intimations Call to worship Hymn 445

Alleluia, sing to Jesus (omit verse 4)

Prayer Reading

1 Kings 19:1-8 page 360 Joyce Gallacher St John 6:35, 41-51 page 1070

Hymn 460

Join all the glorious names

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 123

God is love: let heaven adore him

Offering/Doxology (Hymn 810 Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth) Prayer of Dedication Hymn 167 Benediction

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Intimations Worship on Sunday, 19th August reverts back to a single service and will be conducted by the Minister beginning at 11.00am. Tea and coffee will be served in the church immediately after the service. Junior and Senior Kingz Kidz and Trekkers will resume with an All Age Kingz Kidz meeting in the halls at 10.50am. The Welcome Team today is Helen Colman, Esther Douglas, Gordon McIlwraith, Margaret Paterson, Brian Laurens, Margaret Hope, Eileen Murphy, Fiona Richardson, Alasdair MacLean, Ian Anderson, Elizabeth McIlwraith, Tim Purdon, Fiona Duffy, Jan Lamberton and Graeme Johnstone. 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. Stocks of foodstuffs at the East Ayrshire Foodbank are at a very low level, and donations of non-perishable foods will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be placed in the boxes at the church doors for delivery to the Foodbank, or, if you wish, they can be taken directly to the CVO offices at Belford Mill. Anything you can spare will be very welcome. Mystery Drive will take place on Sunday, 2nd September. Existing drivers who currently volunteer their time and new drivers should contact Morgan Johnston, Tel: 07730 564755, Email:, or Sheena Macpherson. All help would be greatly appreciated. Services of worship on Tuesday, 14th August at 2.00pm in Argyll House and at 3.00pm in Grange Nursing Home. NLK Walking Group. The regular Wednesday evening summer walks continue on Wednesday, 15th August. Meet at 7.00pm every Wednesday (weather permitting) in the main car park at Dean Castle Country Park. Early intimation of NLK's Monthly Walk in August: Please note change of date and venue. The walk will now take place in the afternoon of Sunday, 26th August at Rouken Glen Park at Whitecraigs, East

Renfrewshire (just past Whitecraigs Railway Station on the A77). There are several walking routes to suit all ages and walking abilities, including the glen and a choice of cafe. The park is great for children and dogs. All welcome. Meet at 2.00pm outside The Boathouse Cafe, just past the Davieland Road entrance to the park. Parking on Davieland Road is limited. If you require or can offer transport, please speak to Ellen Stewart or to Shirley Auld. Congregational Board meeting on Tuesday, 21st August at 7.00pm in the church. Enrolment for 4th/5th Kilmarnock Boys' Brigade is on Friday, 24th August, Anchor boys: p1 (aged 5+) to p3, 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St Andrew's and St Marnock's halls, Junior Section: p4 to p6, 7.15pm to 8.00pm at St Andrew's and St Marnock's halls, Company section: p7 to S6, 7.00pm to 8.00pm at New Laigh Kirk halls. Friendship Group Outing. There are still seats left on the bus going to North Berwick with High Tea in Bruce Hotel, East Kilbride, on Saturday, 25th August. If you would like to go, please contact Margaret Paterson, Tel: 551288, or complete slip in June magazine and place in offering plate marking it "Friendship Group Outing". Cost is ÂŁ22 for members of the church and ÂŁ25 for non-members. The bus will leave from the Jobcentre in Grange Street at 11.00am. Sponsored Walk for Christian Aid at Whitelee Windfarm on Saturday, 25th August. Before the walk at Whitelee Windfarm, Church of Scotland Moderator, Right Rev. Susan Brown will give a short talk at the Carswell Centre, Montgomery Street, Eaglesham, G76 0BH, at 10.00am. The walk will commence at 11.00am at Whitelee Windfarm, Moor Road, East Renfrewshire, G76 0QQ. Three mile route and seven mile route available. If you wish to attend you should contact Lucy Kirkland, Email: or register online at

NLK Kilmarnock Community choir project for all singers aged 16 years or over will commence on Tuesday, 28th August at 7.00pm in the church. If you are interested in joining, please contact Amy Hannah, Email: or Tel: 07980 665432. As part of the Heritage Lottery Funding New Laigh Kirk was given funding to purchase Audio Tour Guides. This is in the form of handsets that visitors will be given, if they want, when they come to visit our Church. They carry it round with them and listen to a commentary about the history of the Church, the windows, etc. They can go at their own pace and miss bits out if they want. The script was written by Sheila Grant and all the voices used in the story are members of our own congregation (of all ages.) Ken Stewart and Noel Patterson would like to invite not only the Doors Open Day Volunteers, but also any member of the Congregation who is interested, to come along to a demonstration of the equipment which should only last a short time and then if you want to have a play with a handset you are welcome to have a go (you will not break it - so don't worry). There is a choice of three dates - you can choose whichever suits you best and you just turn up on the day, no need to book! The dates to choose from are: Wednesday, 29th August between 11.00am and noon Wednesday, 29th August between 2.00pm and 3.00pm Wednesday, 5th September between 2.00pm and 3.00pm It is proposed that the new Audio Tour Guide will officially be launched to the public as part of Ayrshire Doors Open Weekend when members of the public will be invited to visit the Church on Saturday, 8th September 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday, 9th September 2.00pm to 4.00pm. All most welcome. Welcome Group meeting on Wednesday, 29th August at 7.30pm in Session Room. A full attendance would be appreciated as we will be discussing events for the coming year. The Barcaple trip for children and young people aged 8+, will no longer be a full weekend, but will only be Saturday, 22nd September for a full day of activities and faith/relationship building. Cost for only the one day is ÂŁ44.50 in total, without lunch. The final payment for Barcaple is

now due, please could you pay your remaining money as soon as possible (preferably by today). Most of you have paid the £12 deposit, so a payment of £32.50 is now required to complete the payment. We will make arrangements to be at the activity centre for 9.00am and be home for around 6.30/7.00pm and will fill the day with activities such as archery, biking, gorge walking, climbing, zip wiring and more. If you have any used postage stamps or unwanted postcards with stamps attached, please give them to Esther Douglas as she is collecting for charities. 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. If you could 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: 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:, by Wednesday of this week. Visit our website and see what's going on at New Laigh Kirk.

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

12th August 2018  
12th August 2018