For pastoral matters this week please contact Rev Ian Johnson
There is a service next Sunday afternoon at Crosslet Care Home conducted by Ishbel and she would love to see members from St Andrew’s come along and join in the singing. The service starts at 2:30pm.
Sunday 1st December is Gift Sunday and donations of toiletries etc. will go to the local Women’s Refuge. These have been greatly appreciated over the past years giving the women a better Christmas. There is a box at the back of the church for contributions. A Retiring Offering on that Sunday will also go to The Refuge for those who have not managed to contribute gifts.
Robbie Morrison (who organised last year’s Future Focus day) has been working with Michael Harvey (Back to Church Sunday) on Developing a Culture of Invitation. Michael is coming to Scotland for a road show to encourage churches to think about how to be both welcoming and invitational church (phrases which kept coming up at Focus Groups etc). Over the past 3 years, they have been working closely with a number of churches across Scotland in developing a culture of invitation, with many reporting growth as people step out to invite others to church.
On Friday 22nd November, Michael will be at Helensburgh Parish Church, the meeting taking place from 3pm – 5pm. There is an open invitation to attend this event. The event is free but they would appreciate people registering so that they have an idea many people will be attending. This is the link to register - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culture-of-invitation-roadshow-2019-tickets-77804420115. Maureen Burke and Elspeth Johnson are going (and Maureen can offer a lift).
Dates for your diary
Thursday 21st November Prayer evening in the vestry at 7:30pm
Sunday 24th November Service at 10:00am