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1. Dates for your diary:
29/05/19 Monthly Prayer Group meeting 3.15pm, Lounge Area. (See Noticeboard below for more).
31/05/19 Coalburn Silver Band concert in the Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 are on sale after Sunday service, or you can pay at the door. Helen Stevenson
8/06/19 Family 6k (3.5miles) Sponsored Walk* Strathclyde Park Water Sports Centre 10am to support the Christian charity World Vision, global water project. Suitable for all ages - you can walk, jog, push a pram, or exercise a dog. If you register an interest (for link, please click: worldvision.org.uk/global6K) and quote EKOPC you will receive a T shirt to wear on the day and a medal on completion.
See our Faith Mattters page / Prayer for Moderator Rt. Rev. Susan Brown's prayer, written following the recent atrocity in New Zealand.
We have also published (on our 'News' page) a Brexit prayer for peace and unity, and as our political leaders continue to wrestle with divisions over Brexit and our changing position within Europe and beyond, a series of other Brexit prayers are being published on the Church of Scotland website each week, calling for congregations to "come together" in prayer and reflection. Click Here to link you to them.
3 Regular Notices:
Calling All Knitters
Calling all knitters and crochet enthusiasts to knit or crochet poppies for a display in the Church 2019 Armistice. Wool, knitting pins, crochet hooks and patterns are available after church service in the hall. The pattern is also be found on the Art and Crafts group section of this site (under Activities for Adults).
New date 26th October so it is now an Autumn Fayre! Still a craft fayre. More details will follow, but for now:
The Fayre will include invited stalls who will pay a fee and percentage of sales. Plus, we are looking for as many items as possible to be donated, so we are not necessarily asking for too many (unless you wish and can afford of course!). If you know any 'crafty' goods makers (card, wood, glass, pottery, fabric, flowers, painting, sculpture, whatever....) do let them/us (David Kent) know. Usual ways to contact: Contact Us, tel no. printed in EKO, at church.
i) weekly in the Lounge after Morning Worship - at 12.30pm, to allow you to chat and have a cuppa first in the Hall. We'd be delighted if you'd come and join us and talk about your thoughts and prayers and feel the strength of fellowship that our prayer group brings. Prayer requests (anonymous) can be dropped in the box available in Church near the font or in the Gallery, or texted to Marion Leddie (number on Order of Service).
ii) on the last Wednesday of each month at 3.15pm in the Lounge Area. We would love more of you to come and join with us at these meetings. Never underestimate the power of prayer!
Tea, Coffee, Chat.....Thursday Coffee Mornings
Why stay at home by yourself on Thursday mornings? Now the weather is better, why not come along to the Glebe Street Hall, (but see above re 23/05/19) any time between 10am and 12 noon, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea, a wide selection of biscuits, served by cheerful waitresses who always have a kind word for people? Where else would £1 get you all of that? There’s also a stall with things for sale, often including home-made jam or even freshly picked stalks of rhubarb. And there’s a wide selection of second-hand books to suit all tastes – all for a few pence. So, come along yourself and bring a friend, or even more than one! Everyone welcome, men and women alike.
Glebe St Hall Storage
Please note that nothing further should be stored in the 'dunny' without permission. (Kirk Session)
Church Activity Groups:
We have a summary of our activity groups for adults and children available to download and print off - click on the 'Adults' heading and then 'Download Weekly Schedule'.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of our church, or just finding out more about what it involves, is invited to speak to the Minister as we are hoping to get a group together to explore this.
Website Call for Photos
If you have taken any nice photos at church events / groups and are willing to share them, please let us know via "Contact Us' and Christine Bayfield will be in touch.
Kirk Life Raffles
To help with our many fundraising events, please give some thought to donating raffle prizes - not only bottles, but other new, interesting items too. Helen Stevenson will arrange uplift if needed.
Welcome to East Kilbride Old Parish Church!
Join us for worship on
Sunday Mornings from 11am – 12noon.
We hope you will feel a warmth and friendliness and that your experience of our worship together is enjoyable, meaningful and encouraging. Please also look out for activities you could be a part of during the week – there are lots of opportunities to meet with a friendly crowd! East Kilbride Old prides itself in being known as a welcoming church.
From the church of the past to the church of today…
“This website includes a section on the history of the church and its graveyard because we know may visitors are interested in this. The current building dates back to 1774 (though there has been a church on this site since pre-Reformation times).
When today’s church was built, it stood in the midst of a small village. Today it stands in the midst of a large new town with a population of around 75,000 people.
Beautiful as it is however, our church is not the building, but the people. Within that building, there is a warm church family. People of all ages meet together, all striving to reach out to the community we serve in the Village area and East Mains.
We have active organisations for children and adults, giving a wealth of opportunities for fellowship and sharing, and everyone is assured of a warm welcome.”
Rev. Anne Paton