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Sunday 29 November 2020

Order of service

Service Theme: The Birth of Moses
Welcome & Call to Worship
Hymn – Immortal, Invisible God only wise
Prayer of Adoration, Confession & Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Address
Hymn – Christmas is coming (verse 1 only)
Scripture Reading(s)
Exodus 2:1-10
Acts 7:17-22
Read from the NIV by –
Hymn – Tell out my soul
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Intercession
Hymn – O come; o come Emmanuel
Sermon
Offering & Dedication
Hymn on – Be thou my vision
Benediction
You shall go out with joy
Come and join us – Everyone is welcome at Port Glasgow New Parish Church ❤️
On Sunday 13th December at 3 pm, we will be holding a Blue Christmas service.
This service allows you to remember a loved one that you’ve shared Christmas with in the past who have died. Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are bereaved, and we hope that this service will help you to reflect, remember and give thanks to God for the person that has enriched so many lives and continues to mean so much.
 
Due to the current restrictions, sadly, the service will be online only.
 
At the Blue Christmas service, there is a tree (these pictures are from my time at St Columba Foxbar, Paisley) I will place the names of the funerals I have conducted this year on behalf of the families.
 
You also might want your loved ones name attached, please do let me know. Remember we will also have the display on the church fence where you can attach a bauble with or without name and message in memory of your loved one.

If you need more information, please do get in touch – Your Minister and friend – William (WBoyle@churchofscotland.org.uk)

EXCITING NEWS

Our Church is Opened

Please note places need to be booked on the Saturday prior to the Sunday from 9.00 am till 12 noon please  telephone Frances Boyd  on 01505 873437

Everyone is welcome at Port Glasgow New Parish Church – Remember to familiarise yourself with the restrictions if you plan to come along to our church building this weekend –

***Please remember if you or someone you live with has symptoms of Coronavirus, please don’t book a place to attend church***

If you are planning on booking a place, please familiarise yourself with the following restrictions-

There will be one entrance at the front of the Church and one at the link for those unable to use the front steps. You will be required to wear a mask at all times unless you are unable due to health reasons. You must sanitise your hands on entry and exit.

As it is a requirement to have social distancing of 2 metres, the available seats will be marked on the pews and you will be escorted to one of them. It is fairly safe to say that you will not be sitting in your normal pew seat. Husbands and wives and members of the same family who are living in the same household can still sit beside each other.

You will be asked to follow a member of the Duty Team who will escort you to your seat as a oneway system will be operating throughout the Church.

The offering will be collected as you enter and you just need to place it in the plate at the table situated at the door entrance.

Unfortunately, due to Government restrictions singing is not permitted, however, Mark will be playing, the words will be on the screens and you can hum along. There will be no Orders of Service and unfortunately for those who require the Hymns printed in a larger format, these will not available.

As only 40 people will be permitted each Sunday, it has been decided that the fairest way is for people to phone and book a seat the day before. You need to phone Frances Boyd between 9am and 12 noon on the Saturday prior to the Sunday. If you would like France’s number, please private message our page.

Only those who have booked a place by phone will be allowed access to the church. If more than 40 book, number 41 onwards will be given priority for the following week before it is opened to others

Whilst we wish that everyone could be back in church together, unfortunately, this is not permitted at the moment. You need to feel comfortable with the situation and if you are isolating or showing signs of the infection you SHOULD NOT come to Church.

Unfortunately, until we establish our new routine there will be no Sunday Club anyone over 12 years of age are welcome but must sit in their household group/bubble.

It is our hope and prayer that this situation will not last too long, as we look forward to the time when our whole congregation can be together once more enjoying fellowship and getting to know William, who is just so eager to meet all of us,

Take care and we will see you soon

William, Robert, Sheena and France

Our official Music video
 

It’s official – we now have our own Music video 🤣 Shine from the inside out (the Port Glasgow version) I am so proud of our young folk, you are all superstars and to those who took part today, we might have future Church of Scotland Ministers on our hands 🙂 So far Boys and Girls nearly 700 people have watched your service this morning – Thanks again, your Minister and friend, William

Please click on the photograph which is linked to the video on Facebook to hear our song.

 

What happened – at Messy Church at Home did you miss it? 

Click on the dates below to see what was going on.

11 July 2020

18 July 2020

25 July 2020

Christians across the world were standing in solidarity against the impact of the Coronavirus crisis by reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

It has been delivered by Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly, on behalf of the Church of Scotland.

WhatsApp Prayer Group

If you would like to be part of the WhatsApp Prayer Group contact Helen Eckford on 07709 932767

To be a Christian without prayer, is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. (Martin Luther)

We have so many people and so many things to pray for in Port Glasgow: New Parish Church that we need all the help we can get.  Each member of the group will receive a list which will be updated regularly, of people and things that we need to pray for.  You then do this in your own time and space.

 

Remember too, the book in the vestibule of the church where you can write the name of anyone you know who needs support through prayer.

 

 

Every week, in Port Glasgow: New Parish Church members of the Pastoral Group visit members who are ill, in hospital or in Nursing homes. This dedicated team are a strength to the members and are always welcomed in.

BUT we do not always know who is in need, so please let Sheena or Robert know if you think anyone needs a visit.

If you know of anyone who you think is in need to be seen by Jack, again please let Sheena or Robert know.

Jack is visiting as many members on the list as he possibly can but as his time is limited we need to ensure that the neediest are visited first

Congratulations to Ben, Abbie and Lucas on their promotion from the Sparklers to the All Stars.

Thank you to all the children who attend church regularly.  They looked delighted with the parcels they received on Sunday.  God bless you all.

British Brigade Championships 2019

A huge congratulations to our company band who have once again done the 2nd Port Glasgow proud! 
Our band came 1st for General Musical Effect and 3rd overall in the top level of the British Championships. A brilliant achievement!
Thank you to all who have supported us once again and we are delighted to be one of the top brigade bands in Britain.

Well done to the boys and officers – click here to go to their Facebook page and watch  their video.

Congratulations to Thomas Williams coming First in Class Electric Guitar Solo.  His first solo performance in Inverclyde Festival Grade 5-6. A very talented young lad.

We have received a message from our sponsored child, Emmanuel, in Burkina Faso.

The letter is now on the notice board in church and on Emmanuels page in the website under Sponsored Children .  If any wishes to help in Emmanuel’s sponsorship please see Carol Darrah.