Weekly Newsletter – 16th June 2019

St Columba’s Church of Scotland

Weekly Newsletter – 16th June 2019


Welcome to the St Columba’s Weekly Newsletter. If you are visiting us to worship, attending a concert or afternoon talk, or simply enjoy the beautiful building- welcome.

Please join us at 9.30am for our All Age Early Service in the London Scottish Chapel. Revd Alistair Cumming is preaching at our 11.00am Morning Service. 

Sunday School for children aged 4+ and creche for our younger children are available. 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.

Lunch (£3.50 per person) is available in the Lower Hall and coffee in the Upper Hall.  You are most welcome to join us.

The Sounds of St Columba’s recital series has the wonderful Lila Chrisp performing at 1.15pm in the Upper Hall. Do

Hymns This Week 

154        O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder (How Great Thou Art)

374        From heaven you came, helpless babe (The Servant King)

113        God the Father of Creation (Cwm Rhondda)

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

512        To God be the glory, great things he has done! (To God Be The Glory)

Choir Anthems

Holy is the true light               William H. Harris (1883-1973)

Hymn to the Trinity                 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Organ Postlude 

“Gigue” Fugue in G Major BWV 577 – JS Bach (1685-1750)


Old Testament Reading: Psalm 8

Gospel Lesson: John 16: 12-15

Elders on Duty

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

Gillian Smith

Anne Wilson

Wheelchair Lift  Roderick Buchanan
Upper Vestibule  Susan Pym

Betsy Wilkie

Hymn Book  Jill Steele

Hugh Pym

Alison Buchanan

Catherine McDonald

Central Aisle  Stuart Steele

David Nicolson

Duty Elder  Gary Wallis


Guest Preacher: Revd Alistair Cumming

Alistair Cumming is currently the Presbytery Clerk of The Presbytery of England and a well known face to many at Pont St. Alistair is an Auxiliary Minister which means he has a full time “day job”, he is the Head of Learning & Development at Lidl GB.

Alistair is a St Columba’s member and was ordained into ministry 9 years ago. He served for 4 years in the ministry team here, before taking on the role of Presbytery Clerk.

The Minister leads worship at our linked charge of St Andrew’s, Newcastle.

Assistant Organist

We are sorry to announce that Will Mason, our assistant organist, takes up the position of Director of Music and Organist at St Peter’s Streatham. His last Sunday will be the 7th July. If you would like to contribute to his
leaving gift, please leave (in clearly marked envelopes) cash or cheques (payable: St Columba’s Church of Scotland) with the Church Office.


THIS WEEK All Age Early Service – May-July

The All-Age Early Service has restarted, with its combination of informal
worship, music, story-telling and prayer (London Scottish Chapel, 9.30-10.00am); followed by refreshments. The theme this year is: Places That Inspire Us. Our first story was about Iona—the island that has so many associations to this  church. Volunteer to tell stories, play music, do refreshments or lead prayers; contact Fiona Gardner, dfse4@hotmail.com for sign up. Next Early Service, Sunday 16th June.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 30th June 2019, 11am, Sunday School Promotions, Families’ Communion & Lunch

We celebrate the end of the Sunday School year together in prayer, song and a family communion. All baptised children and young people will be welcome at the Lord’s Table with permission of their parents to take part or to receive a blessing. After the service, families are invited to join together for congregational lunch in the Lower Hall. Please let the Church Office know if you intend to join the Families Lunch, by Monday 24 Jun 2019.

Sunday School holiday dates.

The children and volunteers take a well-deserved break over the summer. Thank you to everybody who has been involved this school year. Following Promotions Sunday (30th June), Sunday School is in recess. It restarts on Back to Church Sunday on Sunday 8th September 2019.

National Youth Assembly

The National Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland takes place annually. This year’s residential event is held at Gartmore House Stirlingshire. The event is for young adults aged between 17 and 25 that have some connection with the Church of Scotland. Attracting folk from all over Scotland (and beyond) with different backgrounds it’s a chance to get together, worship together, learn together, discuss together and work together. If you are interested in attending please speak with the Minister or Church Office.

Women’s Fellowship Group

All welcome to join us from 10.15am each Wednesday for coffee, fellowship and bible study. For more information contact Susan Pym at susanpym@yahoo.co.uk.


Kirk Session

The next meeting of the Kirk Session is Friday 28th June, at 6.35pm. Non
elders are welcome to attend as observers.



THIS SUNDAY Sounds of St Columba’s

On Sunday 16th June, please join us in the Upper Hall at 1.15pm for a recital by the wonderful Mezzo Soprano, Lila Chrisp . Please do come and support this wonderful recital series. A retiring offering is invited for the upkeep of the series.

St Columba’s Knitting Group

The St Columba’s Knitting Group has now finished for the summer. They will reconvene in the Autumn.

Tea Together, Strawberry Tea, Saturday 22nd June 2019, 2pm to 4pm

This is the second of 2019’s much loved afternoon socials.  Meet friends old and new, and enjoy some super musical entertainment and a tasty tea of
homemade sandwiches and cakes.   All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Can’t make the Strawberry Tea? No worries – mark your diaries for the other 2019 teas:

Chrysanthemum Tea, Saturday 14 September

Christmas Tea, Saturday, 7 December

If you or someone you know would like to come along, please contact
Stephanie Eadon on 07729 854986


Next Week at St Columba’s 

23rd June 2019

11.00 a.m. – Morning Service  

Preacher– Revd Angus MacLeod MA BD

Don’t forget that you can contact the Church Office with any queries or questions on 0207 584 2321 or email office@stcolumbas.org.uk

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