Service of Grieving and Gratitude, 31st October St John’s-Renfield Church

All are invited to gather together at St John’s-Renfield Church this Sunday 31st October at 7pm, for the annual Parish Grouping service of Grieving and Gratitude.

The service will be co-led by Rev Catriona Gorton, Minister of Hillhead Baptist Church, and Rev Dr Stewart Gillan of St John’s-Renfield. It will include the opportunity to light candles in memory of loved ones who have died.

Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place.

Open Church, Saturday afternoons 3pm-4pm

Please note the change in time for Open Church on Saturday afternoons now that the nights are drawing in.

We are open for quiet prayer and reflection, with music on the organ, from 3pm until 4pm.

Our Tuesday lunchtime open church sessions have now finished for the winter.

You are sure to find a warm welcome on Saturday afternoons, and at our regular 11am Sunday morning worship – hope to see you soon.

Virtual Tea Party in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – 2pm Wednesday 22nd September

Due to Covid restrictions and other health issues, many of our Congregation and friends have been unable to join us in person at Church.

Thanks to technology we have been able to continue our Wednesday get-togethers over tea/coffee, plus enjoy a weekly quiz and catch-up chat. For some, it’s the only chance to talk and see one another.

Since Lockdown we’ve also missed the opportunity to host our usual charity events, but this year we’re going to to be able to do at least one – virtually, via Zoom.

We are encouraging you to share this invitation with your family and friends and get together virtually or in person and enjoy this time together – and donate to a very worthy cause.

Date and time: 2pm Wednesday 22 September 2021
Place: Your place over Zoom.

Please contact Helen to get a link to the meeting and details ways to contribute to Macmillan, or RSVP via the event page on our Facebook group.

Boops-A-Daisy is running the KiltWalk Challenge for Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week takes place this month. The main theme this year is to raise funds to help people build earth dams and install pipes and taps for their own communities to conserve water for use in times of drought. A big fund-raiser is CA’s annual sponsored kilt walk which has clearly needed to change from its usual format this year.

Boops-a-daisy, the hedgehog, is carrying out the kiltwalk challenge on her exercise wheel and seeks sponsors. In doing this she is following a tradition established earlier by another member of her household, Sprinkles who raised £300 for Christian Aid in this way two years ago.

NB Boops will do this as part of her normal daily routine! A suitable counting meter is simply connected to the wheel. We would not want anyone to be concerned about her.

You can support Boops-a-daisy by visiting her Facebook page and donating here. or via your gift to Christian Aid in church or via the Christian Aid website.

Sunday morning worship returns to KH!

Dear Friends

It seems a very long time since we have been able to worship in church on a regular basis but we are pleased to announce that Sunday Services in KH will resume this Sunday, 9th May, at 11am. This will be a communion service led by Rev Dr Roger Sturrock.

We have a full preaching programme arranged  for the summer months and beyond and we do hope you can manage to join us. 

Please note that due to ongoing Covid restrictions we are limited in numbers and that all preventative measures will continue to be in place until reduced restrictions are hopefully announced on the 17 May. For these reasons we suggest you come to church in good time as registration details are required to be logged

We hope to see you then.

With warmest good wishes,

Eileen Bishop, Session Clerk

Scottish Parliament election hustings: Friday 30th April via Zoom

On behalf of WEACTs, a forum of churches in Glasgow’s West End, we would like to invite you to a political hustings this Friday evening 30th April at 7pm.

In previous years we have hosted this in one of the churches in the West End – sadly this year it will be by Zoom and the link is below. Simply click on this a few minutes before the start at 7pm.

The evening will be chaired by Sir John Curtice who probably needs no introduction! Sir John is Professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde and he has kindly chaired previous hustings which we have initiated.

Candidates from the five main political parties will be present and they are:

  • Grahame Cannell – Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Patrick Harvie – Scottish Greens
  • Kaukab Stewart – Scottish National Party
  • Pam Duncan-Glancy – Scottish Labour
  • David McKenzie – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Each candidate will be given 3 minutes to make an opening statement and one minute at the end to sum up.

We welcome questions which should be e-mailed to brett@bnassociates.co.uk before Thursday 29 April at 5pm. There will also be a means of asking questions using the zoom chat facility on the night.

You are warmly welcome and you do not need to live in the West End! There is no registration process – simply turn up via the link below.

Time: Apr 30, 2021 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86221450347?pwd=UG5meXdEeWkxUVdrUTk0ODVubVZ1QT09

Meeting ID: 862 2145 0347
Passcode: 729707

Open Church, Saturday 17th April

Out of respect for the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, we have taken the decision not to open the church on the afternoon of Saturday 17 April 2021.

The church will be open as usual from 12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 20th April for private prayer and contemplation.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Lunchtime service Tuesday 13th April 2021

As part of Open Church tomorrow, Rev Dr Roger Sturrock will deliver a half hour service of prayers, music, readings and reflection from 12.45 – 1.15pm.

The Church will additionally be open as usual for 15 minutes beforehand for private prayer and reflection, and for 15 minutes afterwards.

While sadly we are still unable to join our voices in praise within the building, Alan will play two hymns on the organ. If you have your own Church Hymnary 4 and wish to bring it with you to follow along, they will be:

  • Hymn 154 O Lord my God!
  • Hymn 237 Look forward in faith

Rev Dr Sturrock will also hold a service on Tuesday 27th April at the same time.

Open Church returns

We opened our doors again today for the first Open Church of 2021.

We’re delighted to be able to resume these hours of private prayer and contemplation, and to provide the community with a place to enjoy peaceful time out.

The Church is open:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 13th April 2021)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 10th April 2021)

As was the case before Christmas, we ask that you enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

There are limits on numbers able to be in the building at one time, 2 metre social distancing at all times, hand sanitiser, designated seating in the pews and a one way system for moving about the building – don’t worry, our friendly stewards will keep you right!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you