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Christmas at St Columba’s

We know it’s a bit early but just some information for your diaries!

We’ve got two key ingredients to the perfect Christmas on sale:

Christmas Puddings & Advent Calendars

St. Columba’s Puddings will be on sale from the 19th November. We don’t have so many this year so shop early to avoid disappointment! Prices held for another year , small £2.50, medium £6, large £10.

Advent Calendar’s available for sale on the bookstall, fair trade chocolate from the Meaningful Chocolate Compny with a Christmas Story Activity Book. £3.99.

 

Our Christmas Services! 

If you want a sweet nativity, a candle lit carol service or a midnight service on Christmas Eve, we’ve got it all!

3rd December

11.00am First Advent Baptisms (Revd Andrea Price)

5.00pm Hymns & Readings for Advent (The Right Reverend Derek Browning, Moderator of the Church of Scotland)

 

10th December

11.00am Sunday School Nativity (Revd Angus MacLeod)

 

17th December

11.00am Morning Service (Revd Andrea Price)

5.00pm Service of Lessons & Carols (Revd Andrea Price)

 

24th December – Christmas Eve

11.00am Morning Service (Revd Angus MacLeod)

11.15pm Watch Night Service (Revd Angus MacLeod)

 

25th December – Christmas Day

10.00am Holy Communion (Revd Angus MacLeod)

11.00am Family Service (Revd Andrea Price)

 

31st December – New Year’s Eve

11.00am Morning Service (Revd Andrea Price)

 

Upcoming Events

Summer of Music 2017 at St Columba’s, Pont Street

This year we will have 3 musical concerts for 3 Sundays in July.

Sunday 2nd July 2017 – Tom Bell and Richard Braiser – Organ Duo Concert

1.15p.m.      Main Church

Tom is the artistic director of the London Organ Day and Organist and Choir Master at St Michael’s, Chester Square. Richard until recently has been the organ tutor at Sevenoaks School. He has just been appointed to the Academic Board at Royal College of Organists where he teaches group masterclasses and individual lessons.

Tom and Richard are now an established Organ Duo. Their repertoire includes original compositions, arrangements, and specially commissioned works. In 2017 they will launch a new outreach scheme in the DeMontfort Hall, Leicester, aimed at introducing more young people to the organ. A DVD recording is planned for 2018.

Programme for the 2nd July;

Carrillon de Westminster by Louis Verne

Carnival of the Animals extracts – Camille Saint-Saens

Lion

Aquarium

Fossils

Swans

Urizen – Martin Bussey

Carnival of the Animal extract – Camille Saint-Saens

Chickens

Elephant

Kangaroo

Finale

Le Jardin Suspendu – Jehan Alain

Fugue in c minor BWV – J.S. Bach/Edward Elgar (arr. Tom Bell)

Sunday 9th July 2017 – Hilary Cronin –  Soprano Recital  

1.15p.m.      Upper Hall

London based soprano Hilary Cronin is in demand as a soloist and ensemble singer. Recent engagements include Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Cranleigh School and Bach St John’s Passion at St Martin-in-the-Fields where she is a St Martin’s Voices Fellow, as well as Handel’s Messiah at the Bristol Old Vic with the Erebus Ensemble and Harry Bicket and The English Concert. Hilary currently sings at St Bartholomew the Great and is an alumna of Genesis Sixteen. Hilary has sung with groups including Eo Nomine, Renaissance, Illuminare, Siglo de Oro, Erebus and Britten Sinfonia Voices. Hilary covered the roles of Minerva in Monteverdi’s Ulysses’ Homecoming and Diana in Cavalli’s La Calisto in English Touring Opera’s 2016 Autumn Season.

Hilary trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where she studied with Teresa Cahill and was a Robinson Hearn and Trinity London Scholar in addition to being the Dame Susan Morden Choral Scholar at the ORNC Chapel. Prior to this, Hilary read Music at Royal Holloway University of London where she received the Drivers Prize for Excellence in Performance and the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary and was a soloist for Hyperion recordings and live BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts with The Choir of Royal Holloway.

Hilary’s recital will feature English Song and works by Handel and Mozart.

Sunday 16th July 2017 – Duo Dispason: Stuart McGowan and John Maw – Mandolin and Mandola Concert

1.15p.m.      Upper Hall

Stuart McGowan and John Maw formed “Duo Diapason”, a mandolin and mandola duo, when they met during meetings of the Plucked Ensemble Masterclass, coached by the distinguished mandolinist, Travis Finch. Stuart and John have performed together in the London Mandolin Ensemble and the London Mandolin Quartet and ‘Duo Diapason’ has given several independent recitals in the London area. Tom Newell, a distinguished mandolinist and    violinist who studied under Alison Stephens at Trinity, coaches ‘Duo Diapason’.

Stuart has had a long career teaching guitar at North London Collegiate School and City of London Boy’s School. He has performed with The London Guitar Orchestra, with Gilbert Biberian’s New Omega Players and he has published numerous arrangements of music for the various ensembles with which he has worked.

John studied viola with Max Gilbert and chamber music with Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music, before a career that including making bows for stringed instruments. Currently, John is a professional photographer and photography lecturer.

 

 

Special Events in November

Stories of World War I, Sunday 5th November

St Columba’s has a fascinating First World War history. Between 1915 and 1919 the congregation offered hospitality to nearly 50,000 troops. Identified at the weekend train stations, Scottish soldiers were invited back to Pont Street to wash, rest, eat and socialise, before being piped back to the stations the next day. Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, elder of this congregation, was one of over three hundred members of the congregation who served during the war. This year members of the congregation were invited to share family stories that related to WW I. The stories did not require a specific St Columba’s connection; they just had to be meaningful to the story teller. A fascinating variety of stories and memorabilia have been collated.

On Sunday 5th November 2017 the congregation can hear some of these tales. Exhibits on show in the Upper Hall after Morning Worship and selected speakers will share their stories, 1.15-2.15pm.

 

Congregational Talk, Sunday 12th November, 1-15pm, Upper Hall

St Andrew’s, Jerusalem – WW I Memorial, Living Church. Walter Dunlop.

 

Remembrance Sunday, 12th November

On Remembrance Sunday, our service starts at 10.45am, please come down and join us in honouring and remembering those that fought and continue to fight in our armed forces.

 

Interfaith Scripture Reading on 14th November at The Advent Centre, W1H 5JE 6.30-9pm

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Marylebone area meet to think together over a topic by studying related passages from their scriptures, that is from the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. Each passage and topic are introduced by a faith teacher and then all present discuss at mixed faith tables. The next Scripture Reading meeting is on “Hope” . The Christian speaker is Pastor Sinisa Horvat of The Advent Centre; the other speakers are to be confirmed. If you are interested come along or contact the office.

 

St Andrewstide Kirk in the City Service & Reception

Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 6.30p.m.

St Margaret’s, Lothbury, EC2R 7HH (near Bank Tube)

In collaboration with Crown Court Church of Scotland, we mark St Andrewstide with an evening service at St Margaret’s, Lothbury. The preacher will be The Moderator of The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Derek Browning. St. Margaret’s, Lothbury is one of the City’s historic churches. The Service will be followed by a Reception. The aim of these services is to demonstrate a willingness to reach out to Scots and Presbyterians who may not be familiar with either of our congregations. Please support this service, either by attending, publicising  or identifying friends or colleagues you might wish to invite. Posters and invitation cards are available after today’s service in the Entrance Vestibule.

 

Weekly Newsletter – 5th November 2017

Sunday 5th OCtober 2017

Twenty-second After Pentecost

 

10.30 a.m.         onwards – Crèche in the Lower Hall

 

11.00 a.m.         Morning Service & Baptisms

Revd Angus MacLeod MA BD

 

A short service of Holy Communion and prayers for those in need will be held in the London Scottish Chapel after the service.

12.15 p.m. Lunch in the Lower Hall {£3.00} All welcome

Coffee in the Upper Hall  {by donation}

 

5.00 p.m.            Evening Communion Service

Revd Andrea Price

 

Readings

Morning Service

Old Testament Reading: Joshua 3:7-17

Gospel Reading: Matthew 23:1-12

 

Evening Service

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 31: 31-34

New Testament Reading: Hebrew 12: 18-24

 

Hymns

Morning Service

Hymn 132 Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St Denio Joanna)

Hymn 633 Child of blessing, child of promise (Shipston)

Hymn 71 Give thanks unto the Lord our God (Kingsfold)

Hymn 543 Christ be our light (Christ be our light)

Hymn 167  ‘Guide me O thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda)

 

Evening Service

Hymn 654 ‘Lift up your hearts’ : I hear the summons calling (Lord of the years)

Hymn 471 To the name of our salvation (Tantum Ergo Sacramentum)

Hymn 740 For all the saints, who from their labours rest (Sine Nomine)

Hymn 662 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (Maryton)

Hymn 742 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days! (Laudate Dominum)

 

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome visitors to Sunday’s worship. Please make yourself known to one of the ministers or elders and fill in our Visitors’ Book at the Welcome Desk. Children under 4 are invited to use our crèche (Lower Hall.) For new/visiting families, who wish their children to remain in church throughout the service, the Children’s Quiet Corner is available. Please ensure a supervising adult accompanies your child and please be sensitive to the needs of fellow worshippers.

 Lesson Reader & Organist

Sunday’s lesson reader is St Columba’s Elder, Liz Fox.

Sunday’s organist is Will Mason.

 

St Columba’s Website

Please visit our website for information about what is happening at St Columba’s every week. The Sunday Sermon is posted online (script and audio) each week. www.stcolumbas.org.uk.

 

Sunday 12th November, Night Shelter Season Starts

Under the umbrella of the Glass Door charity, St Columba’s begins the new season of providing food and shelter to thirty five homeless guests on Sunday nights throughout the winter. Please keep our guests, volunteers and Glass Door staff in your prayers.

 

Discipleship

 

Women’s Fellowship Group

The Women’s Fellowship Group meets on Wednesday morning at 10.15 for

coffee, chat and Bible study. We look forward to see familiar and new faces. For more details about the group contact Susan Pym: susanpym@yahoo.co.uk  There will be no Women’s Fellowship Group on the 8th November but will resume as normal on Wednesday 15th November.

 

Visiting Preachers for Reformation Month at St Columba’s, October 2017

Our thanks go to the visiting preachers who have shared with us during our October Reformation Month.. We welcomed Fr Dominic Robinson, SJ, the Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster, Pastor Georg Amann and Reverend Professor David Fergusson. Representing varied experience and denomination,  they offered breadth of insight into the history, legacy and challenge of the Reformation today.

 

Reformation 500 November Meeting

The Norwegian and Finnish Churches in London grew out of their home church’s outreach to sailors coming to London through their work in the timber trade. They invite us to their joint Remembrance Sunday Service on Sunday 12 November 2017 at  St Olav’s Church, a Albion Street, London SE16 7HZ at 10.50am followed by lunch. They also invite us to their annual joint Christmas Fair in Albion Street on 17 – 19 November 2017.

 

Interfaith Scripture Reading on 14th November at The Advent Centre, W1H 5JE 6.30-9pm

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Marylebone area meet to think together over a topic by studying related passages from their scriptures, that is from the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. Each passage and topic are introduced by a faith teacher and then all present discuss at mixed faith tables. The next Scripture Reading meeting is on Hope. The Christian speaker is Pastor Sinisa Horvat of The Advent Centre; the other speakers are to be confirmed. If you are interested come along or contact the office.

 

St Andrewstide Kirk in the City Service & Reception

Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 6.30p.m.

St Margaret’s, Lothbury, EC2R 7HH (near Bank Tube)

In collaboration with Crown Court Church of Scotland, we mark St Andrewstide with an evening service at St Margaret’s, Lothbury. The preacher will be The Moderator of The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Derek Browning. St. Margaret’s, Lothbury is one of the City’s historic churches. The Service will be followed by a Reception. The aim of these services is to demonstrate a willingness to reach out to Scots and Presbyterians who may not be familiar with either of our congregations. Please support this service, either by attending, publicising  or identifying friends or colleagues you might wish to invite. Posters and invitation cards are available after today’s service in the Entrance Vestibule.

 

Candlemaster/mistress Needed

Everyone who has attended the Service of Lessons and Carols and other services over the Christmas season in years past has been delighted in the warm candle light, which decorates our church. For many years Sheena Clark and family have given their time and attention to setting up and tending to this superb display of Christmas warmth and cheer. Many thanks to you from all of us. Now we need a new lead volunteer and a team of helpers to set up the candles for Sunday 17 December at 5pm and tend to them before other services. Training will be given. Enquires to Andrea and/or Office.

 

 

Social

Stories of World War I, Sunday 5th November—THIS SUNDAY

St Columba’s has a fascinating First World War history. Between 1915 and 1919 the congregation offered hospitality to nearly 50,000 troops. Identified at the weekend train stations, Scottish soldiers were invited back to Pont Street to wash, rest, eat and socialise, before being piped back to the stations the next day. Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, elder of this congregation, was one of over three hundred members of the congregation who served during the war. This year members of the congregation were invited to share family stories that related to WW I. The stories did not require a specific St Columba’s connection; they just had to be meaningful to the story teller. A fascinating variety of stories and memorabilia have been collated. On Sunday 5th November 2017 the congregation can hear some of these tales. Exhibits on show in the Upper Hall after Morning Worship and selected speakers will share their stories, 1.15-2.15pm. Further info contact the Minister.

 

Congregational Talk, Sunday 12th November, 1-15pm, Upper Hall

St Andrew’s, Jerusalem – WW I Memorial, Living Church. Walter Dunlop.

 

St Columba’s Dancers

The season for St Columba’s Dancers started at the beginning of October and will continue every Monday, except Christmas and Bank Holidays, until May 2018. Come and join us in the Lower Hall from 7.15-9.50pm. For more information contact Valerie Strachan on 02086935335, valeriestrachan@btinternet.com or visit the website, stcolumbasdancers.org.

 

Tea Together

Saturday 2nd December 2017 2.00 p.m.

The next Tea Together Party will be held in the Lower Hall, St Columba’s on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 2.00 p.m. for tea and Christmas festivities.  We have a regular number of attendees to this popular event, but if anyone knows of a member of the congregation who would like to be invited perhaps they could contact Jim Blackwood, Chair of Tea Together, on 07961 893295.

 

Women’s Book Group

Our next meeting will be at Maggie Wilson’s house in Barnes on Wednesday 8 November.  The book will be ICE by Ulla-Lena Lundberg.

 

The GK Experience (Lent Appeal 2017 recipient) www.thegkexperience.org.uk Scottish registered charity.

Your generosity made it possible for twenty young people, a team from GKE and volunteers to spend a week on the Isle of Mull. The young people, that GKE help, come from some of the most economically and socially deprived areas of Glasgow. The young people had an amazing time, abseiling, kayaking and other outdoor activities; staying at the Iona Community Outdoor Centre (Camus). The young people had the chance to develop confidence, self belief and team building, while experiencing community living and outdoor activities in amazing scenery. Thanks so much for giving them the opportunity. GKE Team and the Mission Committee.

 

Sponsor a GKE visitor and see a game: Live Football at Loftus Road

Saturday 18th November, 3pm

A group of twelve teenagers and seven adult staff, from the Lent Appeal Charity—The GKExperience are staying at St Columba’s between Friday 17th and Sunday 19th November. The ambition of the group is to see a live football match. Last year the Chaplain of Queen’s Park Rangers kindly hosted a congregational outing to a fixture at Loftus Road. This year there is the opportunity to attend QPR v Aston Villa on Saturday 18th November, 3pm.

 

There are ten places available for members of the congregation to attend along with the visitors from Glasgow. The hope is that a member wanting to go would pay for his/her ticket (£10) and “sponsor”/pay for the discounted ticket of one of the visiting teenagers (£5.) It is a great chance to see a game and meet our young visitors. More detail to follow. Sign up via Church Office.

 

Christmas Puddings.

St. Columba’s Puddings will be on sale from the 19th November. We don’t have so many this year so shop early to avoid disappointment! Prices held for another year , small £2.50, medium £6, large £10.

 

Christmas Advent Calendars – Coming soon!

Advent Calendar’s available for sale on the bookstall, fair trade chocolate from the Meaningful Chocolate Compny with a Christmas Story Activity Book. £3.99.

 

Save the Date

Burns Supper Saturday 20th January 2018

Tickets (£15) on sale from 19th November 2017. All proceeds go to Borderline

 

Congregational Announcements

Prayer Meeting

On the second Sunday of each month members of the congregation gather in the London Scottish Chapel for a fifteen or so minute period of prayer before the morning service.  The next meeting is Sunday 12th November at 10.00 a.m.  Please join us if you can for this time of quiet prayer.  You will be most welcome.

The next Sunday Evening Service is on Sunday 5th November at 5.00 p.m.

The next Service of Holy Communion is on Sunday 26th November at 11.00 a.m.

 

Next Week

Sunday 12th November 2017

 

     10.15 a.m.         Congregation Prayer Group

 

10.45 a.m.         Remembrance Service

Revd Andrea Price

 

             1.15 p.m.           Congregational Talk in the Upper Hall

Walter Dunlop, The History of St Andrew’s, Jerusalem

 

   3.00 p.m.            London Scottish Regiment Remembrance Service

Revd Angus MacLeod

Weekly Newsletter 9 October 2016

 

Sunday 25th September 2016

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

10.30 a.m.     onwards – Crèche in the Lower Hall
11.00 a.m.     Holy Communion

Preacher – Revd Andrea Price

12.15 p.m.     Lunch in the Lower Hall  {£3}  All welcome

Coffee in the Upper Hall  {by donation}

1.15p.m.        Congregational talk with Matthew Syed (Upper Hall)
 

Readings:

I Tiimothy  6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

 

Hymns:

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the king of creation (Labr den Herren)

 

God of great and God of small (Sleeth)

Safe in the shadow of the Lord (Creator God)

Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (Maryton)

Ye gates, lift up your heads (St George’s)

 

Choir Anthems:

Tantum Ergo                             Terry

Ave Verum                               Elgar

 

Elders on Duty

 

Team Leader Elizabeth Fox
Deputy Team Leader Susan Pym
Entrance Vestibule Hazel Forbes

Betsy Wilkie

Gillian Smith

 Wheelchair Lift David Nicolson

Roderick Buchanan

 Upper Vestibule Susan Pym

Catharine McDonald

 Hymn Books Anne Wilson

Jill Steele

Hugh Pym

Alison Buchanan

 Central Aisle Stuart Steele

Nigel Roberts

 Duty Beadle  David Clark

 

Welcome

If loaves and fishes are biblical, then this month cooking oil and tuna are equally shareable. Stewardship Month culminates on Sunday 2nd October with the Harvest Festival Service & Baptisms at 11am. The Flower Guild always ensure the sanctuary is beautifully adorned. Then we have the opportunity to respond by donating cans of tuna and olive/cooking oil to the work of the Upper Room food charity. Donations are welcome on Sunday 25th September and 2nd October, or to the Office during the week. And don’t forget Times columnist and British Olympian, Matthew Syed speaks on Talents this Sunday at 1.15pm (Upper Hall) as part of Stewardship Month. Should be well worth a listen!

 

Lesson Reader 

Today’s lesson reader is St Columba’s elder, Stuart Steele.

 

Intimations

If you would like an intimation to be printed in the Order of Service and the E-Newsletter please make sure it is sent to admin@stcolumbas.org.uk by the Wednesday at 12pm on the week you would like it printed. Many thanks.

 

Flower Guild

The flowers today are sponsered in memory of Ann and David Clark, parents of David Clark.

 

Discipleship

 

It’s all about the talents! Stewardship Month Sign Up.

There are a variety of opportunities to sign up and enjoy activities planned by the Stewardship Committee.

 

Sunday at 1.15pm

Today British Olympian table tennis player, journalist, author and broadcaster, Matthew Syed will be a guest speaker as part of our autumn Stewardship Campaign on the theme of Talents.

 

The visit to Queens Park Rangers Football Club has now been changed from Friday 7th October to Tuesday the 18th October, 6.30pm.

A guided tour in the company of the Club Chaplain; then watch their QPR take on Bristol City. Ticket Price TBC. (Sign up with Office by 10th October)

 

The Celebratory 60th Anniversary Ceilidh on Saturday 5th November,featuring, among other attractions, the premiere of the St Columba’s “Scratch” Orchestra. It’s all about the talents! Tickets go on sale after the service on Sunday in the Entrance Vestibule.

 

Divine Dine (For those over 18 years of age.)

Will meet next on Wednesday 28 September at 7pm for a 7.30pm supper. We will then look together at the book of Leviticus. Who is up for that challenge?

 

Young Church Sofasessions with Revd Andrea Price

“Live to work or work to live? Secure Livelihoods”.

When: Sunday 2 October at 12.15 for lunch and then in Andrea’s office  Finish: 2pm

Sunday 13 November is Remembrance Service in Church at 10.45. We will meet at 12.15 for lunch and then have a Sofasession as above on “Conflict”.  Finish: 2pm

 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour will be on  Wednesday 5 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Bottlescrue Bar, 31-33 Foster Lane EC2V 6HD (nearest tube station St Paul’s.) The discussion will be on “Home”; having a home, giving up a home and being homeless. Suggested previewing “TedX Talk on YouTube: “Buying Time by Giving Up My Home” by Lydia Kan. Anyone is welcome to come along: we meet in the private room to the right of the bar and share the cost of refreshments.

 

“On the Road”  at St Columba’s, Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 6.35pm

The Church of Scotland is going ‘On the Road’ this autumn running a series of day and evening events across Scotland and beyond to listen to the voice of people in the local Church– to hear our views on what we need to do to enable a flourishing Church into the 2020s and beyond.

‘On the Road’ is a process designed to enable the national Councils, who exist only to support the local Church in its mission and ministry, to plan well for the future. Like every household throughout the land, they need to prioritise what they do and what they spend – and they need our ideas and wisdom to do that well. These events are an open invitation to everyone connected with the Church. Whether you are a regular worshiper, or an occasional attender; whether you take a leadership role in your local Church or simply drop in from time to time – ‘On the Road’ wants to hear from you. They want to hear from folks from every background and every congregation: don’t leave it to someone else – come and have your say! ‘On the Road’ will take time to listen to your thinking. It will also share some new ideas which the General Assembly has agreed we should try out, asking how you

respond to them. This process of listening and sharing will contribute to future planning – prioritising what we do to be more effective in supporting discipleship, mission and ministry. For more detail see http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/connect/on_the_road

It is also requested that people “sign up” at the “book now” button on the website to indicate their attendance. This is not a ticket of admission but an indication to the organisers around logistics. (ie knowing how much material to print etc).

 

Meeting God in Paul

Prompted by Rowan William’s short book, Meeting God in Paul (cost: £8.99) we will meet for three evenings of Bible Study on the Apostle Paul.

Where: St Columba’s

When: 7pm on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 16th and Tuesday 22nd November 2016. Please let the office know if you would like to take part (RSVP by Monday 31 October 2016) and if you would like to buy the book (helpful but not compulsory).

 

Social

The Friends of St Columba’s Visit to Westminster Abbey,

20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA, Friday, 7th October 2016

On Friday 7th October 2016, led by Abbey Guides, the Friends of St Columba’s will visit Westminster Abbey (10.45am -1.00pm.) The visit will be based on a “Links with Scotland” theme. The visit is open to everyone in the congregation. The cost of the visit is £15 per head, enabling a donation to Westminster Abbey and raising funds for the Friends. Following the visit people may wish to take lunch at the Cellarium Café, inside Westminster Abbey (cost not included in £15.) Numbers are limited to forty. To sign up and pay, contact the Church

Office; cash/cheques payable to “The Friends of St Columba’s”. For further information please contact Donald Lauder, Honorary Secretary of  The Friends of St Columba’s. E-mail: friendsofstcolumbas@gmail.com.

 

Women’s Book Group

The Women’s Book Club’s next meeting will be held at Pamela Thompson’s house in W1H on Wednesday 26th October 2016. The book will be “The Little Red Chairs” by Edna O’Brien.

Don’t forget you can order your copy of the book at the Bookstall.

 

Burns Supper 2017

The Burns Supper will be held on the Saturday 21 January 2017 and tickets will go on sale after the Church Service on the 27th November 2016.

 

In Martin Luther’s Footsteps 2017

We are making plans for a trip to Germany to visit a few of Martin Luther’s sites on the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.

When: 17 – 23 September 2017      How: coach from and to St Columbas.

If you are interested and would like to receive more information please contact:

Andrea: associateminister@stcolumbas.org.uk or Neil Price: neilaprice51@gmail.com

 

Vocations Conference  – Saturday 5th November 2016, The Royal George Hotel, Perth

In 2014 the Church of Scotland began to dream a dream of training 30 ministers per year, more than twice the average over the previous five years.  In 2015, even with the campaign launch part of the way through the year, we recruited 31 new candidates, 21 of them for the full-time Ministry of Word and Sacrament, an   increase of 50% on recent years.  We’re both thankful and ambitious, determined to build on that success and to find more Church members who may be inspired by those who have already said ‘Is it me, Lord?’ and willing to ask that question of themselves. The Vocations Conference is the vital and immensely useful first step for everyone sensing a calling to ordained ministry in the Church of Scotland. For more information see www.tomorrowscalling.org or ask the Ministers.

 

 

 

Congregational Announcements

 

Prayer Meeting

On the second  Sunday of each month members of the congregation gather in the London Scottish Chapel for a fifteen or so minute period of prayer before the morning service.  The next meeting is on Sunday 9 October at 10.15 a.m.  Please join us if you can for this time of quiet prayer.  You wil be most welcome.

 

The next Sunday Evening Service is on Sunday 2 October at 5.00 p.m 

The next Service of Holy Communion is on Sunday 25 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

 Next Week

2 October 2016

 

11.00 a.m.         Harvest Festival and Baptisms

Preacher – Revd Angus MacLeod MA BD

  5.00 p.m.         Evening Service

 Preacher – Revd Andrea Price