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New Laigh Kirk A place to belong

Welcome to Worship Sunday 17th June 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 Welcome and Intimations Call to worship Hymn 104

The Lord of heaven confess

Prayer Reading

Ezekiel 17:22-24 page 845 Ellen Stewart St Mark 4:26-34 page 1006 Jean Munro

Hymn 617

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose

Prayer of Intercession Hymn 597 Sermon

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit

Offering/Doxology (Hymn 810 Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth) Prayer of Dedication Hymn 519 Benediction

Love divine, all loves excelling

Intimations 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 church between the two services. Join us after the 9.30am service or before the 11.00am service. The welcome team today is Janice Grant, Lesley Shedden, Pat Armstrong, Nana Lauchlan, Ellen Stewart, Alan Gregor, Neil Hamilton, Stuart Layburn, Tom Dalziel, Margaret Ross, Anne Scullion, Miriam Patterson, Moira Goudie, Robert Clark and John Richmond. Summer Service format of worship continues on Sunday, 24th June. All age service begins at 9.30am and the more traditional service at 11.00am. Tea and coffee will be served immediately after the 9.30am service. Fellowship of Kilmarnock Churches. Tendai Mbaserah will be delighted to host the Fellowship at the Baptist Church at 6.30pm TONIGHT. Tendai will be leaving Kilmarnock soon to set up a new church in Glasgow. We are keen to hear about this leap of faith and to support Tendai and his family as they embark on this new venture. 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. Very many thanks indeed to everyone who has supported the Heritors Challenge Fund. We have had generous donations from members, through gifts and legacies and from our Church organisations, for which we are most grateful. Whilst the Fund will remain open and further donations will always be welcome I do not propose to continue to report progress weekly through the Service Sheet. The total raised to date is ÂŁ56,800 and I very much appreciate the help of everyone who has contributed. This sum is in a separate Bank Account not for general use.

Congregational Board meeting on Tuesday, 19th June at 6.45pm in church. Please note earlier starting time. Family Ceilidh, Saturday, 23rd June from 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Howard Centre. Tickets costing £5 can be bought from Bethany McCaw, Amy Hannah and Natalie Sharp at the main doors today. Live music by the Hannah family ceilidh band, half time buffet and family fun. This ceilidh is in place of a coffee morning and all money raised will contribute to youth activities and trips over the coming year. If you can make a donation of baking for the ceilidh it would be very much appreciated, contact Bethany or Anne and Margaret Brown, or drop off at the church during doors open times over the coming week labelled ‘Ceilidh.’ Tots Praise Summer trip on Tuesday, 19th June from 10.00am to 12noon. NLK would like to invite all toddlers and parents or carers to join us at Dumfries House Adventure Playground for some play time, games and a snack. If you do not drive and would like a seat on the minibus (with your own child seat), could you please email Amy at or phone/text 07980 665432. If you drive, please feel free to meet us there or offer to car share with other parents and children. NLK Walking Group. The regular Wednesday evening summer walks continue on Wednesday, 20th June. Meet at 7.00pm every Wednesday (weather permitting) in the main car park at Dean Castle Country Park. 'Grand Day Out' Walking Trip to Arran on Saturday, 23rd June (weather permitting). We hope to offer a choice of three walking routes: an easy route (Fisherman's Walk Circuit, Brodick (3.5 miles); a longer, slightly more difficult route (Glen Rosa Circuit (5.25 miles) and an ascent of Goatfell (a difficult route for experienced and competent hill walkers) - 6.5 miles from Claddach Centre. Ferries: Depart Ardrossan 9.45am, Return from Brodick at either 4.40pm, 6.00pm or 7.20pm. Please be at the Ferry Terminal no later than 45 minutes before departure. Car sharing recommended. Lifts from/to Kilmarnock can be arranged. Guild meeting scheduled for Monday, 25th June has been cancelled.

Presbytery Prayer Meeting on Saturday, 30th June from 10.00am to 10.45am in Darvel Parish Church. Tea and coffee will be served from 9.30am. Everyone welcome. NLK SUPERHEROES Summer Club. Monday, 30th July to Friday, 3rd August. Children and young people can now be registered for Summer club! Email with child’s name and date of birth or pick up some registration forms at the main door. Let your friends and family know. The primary club will be held 10.00am to 12noon and youth P7-S6 at 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Barcaple is an outdoor activities centre in Dumfries and Galloway and we're inviting all children and young people to come along from Friday, 21st September to the Sunday afternoon, 23rd September for an activity weekend with outdoor activities, games, worship, prayers, teaching time and crafts. Children from the age of 8+ are welcome to come for activities and we encourage leaders for the trip to sign up as soon as possible, this includes parents. The deposit price for the weekend is £12 per person and must be paid to Amy. The full price for the weekend is £88 per person. This does not include travel costs. If you have any used postage stamps, 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. 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

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