Weekly Newsletter – 7th January 2018

Sunday 7th December 2018


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 Service for Epiphany

                           Revd Andrea Price



Morning Service

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1: 1-5

Gospel Reading: Mark 1: 4-11


Evening Service 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 60: 1-6

New Testament Reading: Ephesians 3:1-12

Gospel Reading: Matthew 2: 1-12



Morning Service

CH4 474         Hail to the Lord’s anointed (Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen)

CH4 600         Spirit of God unseen as the wind (Skye Boat Song)

CH4 598         Lord of all hopefulness (Slane)

CH4 237         Look forward in faith (Cardross)

CH4 235         God is working His purpose out (Benson)


Evening Service

Hymn 327 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Was Lebet, Was Schwebet)

Hymn 48 His large and great dominion shall (Effingham)

Hymn 328 Wise men, they came to look for wisdom (Neumark)

Hymn 336 Christ is our light! The bright and morning star (Highland Cathedral)

Hymn 326 As with gladness men of old (Dix)



We are delighted to welcome visitors to today’s worship; Happy New Year to you all! Please make yourself known to ministers or elders and fill in our Visitors’ Book at the Welcome Desk. Sunday School and crèche restart today. For new/visiting families, who wish their children to remain in church for the remainder of the service, the Children’s Quiet Corner is available. Please ensure a supervising adult accompanies your child and be sensitive to the needs of fellow worshippers. Lunch (£3 per person) and coffee are available in the downstairs halls. You are most welcome to join us. Today’s lesson reader is St Columba’s Elder,  Betsy Wilkie.


St Columba’s Website and Weekly E-Newsletter

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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.


Church Members

The funeral of St Columba’s Church member, Sarah Congelton will take place



Advent Appeal – Sox and Boxers etc.

Thank you very much to all those who contributed towards this year’s Sox and Boxers Appeal, on behalf of Glassdoor. It is much appreciated. Donated items were wrapped as Christmas gifts for our Night Shelter guests staying at St. Columba’s overnight on Christmas Eve. Thank you too to the continuing work of our Night Shelter volunteers, especially those who hosted on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


Christmas Offerings on behalf of West London Action for Children

The offerings at the Watchnight and Christmas morning services go towards the work of West London Action for Children, a registered charity working in the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. The charity offers services to children and their families who are on Income Support or receiving Tax Credits. It has been providing independent and confidential services to families since 1917. It is funded by many different trusts, funding bodies and individual donations. The Charity listens to families and supports them in using their own skills and resources to address problems and make decisions. The work is based on the belief that families are the experts on their own situations. WLAC works with families, teenagers and children facing many different challenges and experiences—these include; domestic violence, bereavement, divorce and separation, school exclusions, bullying and truancy, mental health concerns, parenting difficulties, resettlement trauma, substance misuse, experiences of abuse and racism among others. The Christmas offerings will be confirmed soon.


Carol Singing in Trafalgar Square

Thanks to all involved in the pre-Christmas carol singing. £400 was raised for Christian Aid.


Women’s Fellowship Group

The Women’s Fellowship Group meets on Wednesdays at 10.15am. Coffee, chat and Bible study. For further details contact Susan Pym: susanpym@yahoo.co.uk


Lent Bible Study

The Nurture Committee are once again to run a Lent Bible Study. This will begin ​on ​20 February for 5 weeks.  This will be a York Course and the ​theme is “On the Third Day”​. 6:30 for 6:45 pm start. In order for us to get enough course materials for everyone – please sign up by emailing Sheena Clark on sheenajclark@gmail.com or ring/text on 07954350899.



St Columba’s Dancers

The St Columba’s Dancers meet every Monday. 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. Next dance is on 8th January 2018.


Women’s Book Group 

The Women’s Book Club’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 24 January at Lilias Gillies’ house in SW17.  The book will be ‘Birdcage’ by Nia Williams.  Please contact the church office for further details on venue.  New members always welcome.



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