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

10th November 2019 10.45am Welcome to Worship Minister: Rev. David S Cameron Session Clerk: Derek I’Anson Organist: Martin C Sharp

Remembrance Sunday

Welcome A very warm welcome to worship this morning from all at New Laigh Kirk. We are pleased to share in this solemn Act of Remembrance with you today at our worship service. If you are visitor please make yourself known to those sitting beside you and join us for tea and coffee served in the church immediately after our service this morning.

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. May God richly Bless you in your worship today.

Order of Service God! As with silent hearts

Choir Introit

Welcome and Intimations Call to worship Hymn 161

O God, our help in ages past

Prelude to Act of Remembrance Congregation Stand They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Silence Hymn 259

Beauty for brokenness

During the singing of this hymn Poppy Wreaths will be placed at the War Memorials at the Bell Tower and in the Sanctuary All age address Hymn 710

‘I have a dream’, a man once said

Children leave for Kingz Kidz and Trekkers Reading

Micah 4:1-8 page 932

Donald MacLean

Choir Anthem Reading Hymn 159

Pie Jesu St. Luke 14:25-32 page 1048

Sheena Macpherson

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 263

God of freedom, God of justice

Sermon Offering/Presentation of the offering Hymn 810 Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth Prayer of Dedication Hymn 513

Courage, brother! do not stumble

The National Anthem God save the Queen Benediction

There will be a retiral offering for Remembrance Sunday in aid of the Earl Haig Fund. Your generous gifts will be much appreciated.

Church news and activities The Welcome Team today and on Sunday, 17th November is Margaret Brown, Elizabeth Milloy, Marion Short, Kirsty McCall, Murray MacGregor, Elizabeth McKelvey, Shirley Auld, Joan Young, James Lang, Steuart Dey, Anne Brown, Maureen Ward, John McLean, Janice Dey, Jay Ward and Murray McCall. Worship on Sunday, 17th November will be conducted by Rev. Alastair Symington beginning at 11.00am. Kingz Kidz and Trekkers should meet at 10.50am in church and sit together. Tea and coffee will be served in the church immediately after the service. 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. The 4th/5th Kilmarnock Boys' Brigade coffee morning raised a total of £1,231. A big thank you to all who supported us once again. NLK Fairtrade Group are taking orders again this year for Fairtrade 'Real Advent Calendars'. These are £3.99 each, CASH WITH ORDER only. The final day for placing orders with Charles Sim will be Sunday, 10th November. Orders will be distributed after the service on Sunday, 24th November. Highlights Klub. Chick Flick Movie Night on Monday, 11th November at 8.00pm in upper hall. Sing along to 'Mamma Mia - Here I Go Again', while playing Chick Flick bingo in groups. Tots Praise will meet on Tuesday, 12th November at 10.15am in lower hall. Music and Movement will meet on Tuesday, 12th November at 2.00pm in lower hall. Services of worship on Tuesday, 12th November at 2.00pm at Argyll House and at 3.00pm at Grange Nursing Home. Friendship Group will meet on Wednesday, 13th November at 2.00pm in lower hall.

Pastoral Care Group will meet on Wednesday, 13th November at 7.00pm in the Session Room. Guild of Friendship will meet on Thursday, 14th November at 2.00pm in lower hall. Claire Leitch, Deputy Provost. Guild will meet on Monday, 18th November at 7.15pm in lower hall. Cheese and Wine, as well as non-alcoholic wine, and entertainment with the Von Crapp Singers. Fundraiser for Guild projects. Tickets are £4 and are available from Guild Committee members at church. This is an open meeting. Everyone welcome. Kirk Session and Congregational Board will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, 19th November at 7.00pm in the lower hall. Music For All @ New Laigh Kirk. Should Auld Acquaintance on Friday, 22nd November at 7.30pm. Robert Burns' connection with Kilmarnock and Laigh Kirk will be celebrated, where Tam Samson is buried. Come and enjoy a feast of music and entertainment with a distinctly Scottish flavour. There will be medleys of Scottish music played by Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, Robert Burns World Federation will be represented, Jock Wilson will entertain with recitations of the Bard's poetry and Gerry Fitzpatrick will entertain. This is a free event but donations for the restoration of Tam Samson's tombstone in New Laigh Kirk churchyard are welcome. Doors will open at 7.00pm. The Bethlehem Experience will take place on Sunday, 24th November as part of the Kilmarnock Christmas Lights Switch On. Actors for the Nativity Play should meet on Thursday, 14th November at 7.30pm in Session Room. The Innkeeper's Café will be open for business on the 24th November during the Bethlehem Experience. If you can help with baking, to provide sustenance for hungry travellers, could you please give your name to Margaret Brown. Any help to staff the café would also be greatly appreciated. Fellowship of Kilmarnock Churches. Service on Sunday, 24th November at 2.30pm at Salvation Army. A 'pre advent gathering' before the busy season of Advent, a chance to worship together and look at the story of Mary. Everyone welcome.

Friendship Group/Pastoral Care Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday, 30th November from 10.00am to 12noon in lower hall. Donations of bottles, baking and Christmas items would be greatly appreciated. Contact Margaret Paterson, Tel: 551288. There are still tickets available for the pantomime - Cinderella - for all adults in the church and their friends on Saturday, 7th December at 2.00pm in Palace Theatre. Tickets cost ÂŁ15 for members and ÂŁ17 for non-members. Please complete form in Magazine and place in the offering plate on a Sunday in an envelope addressed to Margaret Paterson, and marked "Friendship Group Pantomime." Please contact Margaret Paterson, Tel: 551288, if you wish to attend pantomime only or pantomime and tea. There will be a Christmas Tea in lower hall after the pantomime which is open to all adults. If you wish to attend the tea only, please contact Betty Johnstone, Tel: 542448 or Roberta Sinclair, Tel: 542884. If you require transport to the tea, please contact Betty Johnstone or Roberta Sinclair by Wednesday, 27th November at the latest. EACHa runs a drop-in for homeless and vulnerable people in our John Finnie Street halls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. On offer is food, friendship, advice and hope for the future. Volunteers are always welcome, to help prepare the food or to make our guests feel welcome. 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! The church will be open mid day during Advent and volunteers are required. If you are able to help cover the period of opening, in whole or in part, including on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12noon to 2.00pm, please give your name to Helen Colman to enable our celebrations to be shared as widely as possible.

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: 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:, by Wednesday of this week. Visit our website and see what's going on at New Laigh Kirk. Postcode for church is KA1 1BL. Fire Safety To ensure your safety, please take a moment to look around, before our service begins, to familiarise yourself with the nearest exit doors in the unlikely event that you need to leave the Church in an emergency evacuation. Please note there are four exit stairwells from upstairs in the gallery and four exit doors on the ground floor – main door, bell tower door and the two doors off the Session Room corridor. If you are a visitor, please do not hesitate to ask one of the duty team for information about fire exit routes.

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