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Join us on Facebook LIVE as Church groups across Scotland are asking Christians to join in prayer at 7.00 pm on Sunday evenings

Join us this Sunday from 11 am 25 July 2020 on Facebook and Youtube as we come together to worship God.

Reading/Theme: The parable of the Good Samaritan (read by Maureen)

Welcome to our new weekly Messy Church Bitesize. Enjoy and please spread the word. If you have never experienced Messy Church before that had been held in the church then this will give you some idea of what it is all about.

Click on the Messy Church Logo above to hear Gillian,  Lynsey and Lorna explaining the first Bitesize theme.
You can message our church Facebook page at any time if you need help with the following week’s crafts or email WBoyle@churchofscotland.org.uk. Enjoy.

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.

 

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.

Hymns/Songs:

Ye Servants of God

Shine

Brother, Sister, let me serve you

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky

Brother, Sister, let me serve you

An important message – Reopening of the Church

On the 9th July the Government indicated that phase 3 will begin and from 15th July Churches can open for Communal worship but services held must not include singing. The two metre physical distancing rule still applies and this will lead to different capacity calculations for different buildings.  However the First Minister also said that there would be a maximum number cap regardless of the capacity of the building.

The guidance from the Church of Scotland is that they are awaiting confirmation of the number from the Scottish Government and until that is received we cannot complete Version 3 of the Church’s guidance material and it may be that those thinking of reopening their church for worship might wish to wait until we have clarity on that topic.

As the number allowed to attend a funeral has been increased from 10 to 20 our view at the moment is that the number being allowed to attend worship will not be much different. If it is then we will review the position, however as our normal attendance is between 100 and 120 we cannot envisage being allowed to have that amount into Church. Indeed as the two metre rule is still in place in order to achieve this we would need to use every single pew and chair in the Church to achieve approx 100.

We have always said that it is better to wait until we are allowed to bring into church everyone who wishes to attend, as it would be unfair to discriminate against anyone. We are hoping this will be phase 4 due to be announced at the end of July / early August.
e feel that it is only fair to all to inform you that our view, at the moment, is that we will not be in a position to open the Church to all who wish to attend until some time in September. In addition we also felt that William’s first Service as our new Minister should be attended by as many as possible.

We will continue to monitor all information received from Presbytery and the Church of Scotland and keep you all updated.

Take care everyone.
 
William, Robert, Sheena and Frances

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.

 

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

 

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

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.