CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH

Worship, Socialise and Grow with us into the Future

General Info

Minister: Rev. Janet Mathieson

Scottish Charity Number SC009939

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Accounts

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown measures we have been unable, as yet, to hold the Stated Annual Meeting for 2020.  The full Annual Report has been approved by our Independent Examiner and a copy can be made available on application to the Treasurer.  Abbreviated Accounts for 2019 with the Budget for 2020 are available for review…….. HERE

TO CONTACT KEY PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH CLICK ON CONTACT BOX BELOW 

                                       

To access the Sunday School on the Web just click the box 

 Click the Beach Ball for Information and to register

A GUIDE TO ACCESSING ZOOM

Please click the link above for information on how to access Zoom Including by Phone

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

East Reffrewshire culture and Leisure’s  own instructors are making short videos to keep you connected and active while at home. To access these videos and for information please click the link below

Everyday Exercise (1)

ADVICE FOR CHURCHES COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK

Quick Info

Inspire Magazine

During the current lock down conditions we are not producing our usual Inspire magazines.  An online Bulletin is published instead and can be found on the home page and our Facebook page.  Elders can print out and deliver paper copies if you wish.  

INSPIRE FEBRUARY 2020

Inspire NOVEMBER 2019

Inspire AUGUST 2019

Inspire May 2019

 

Prayer Circle

This is a confidential group of seventeen people who will pray for a person or a situation when it is requested.  Lorna Martin and Anne Clark can be contacted by phone or you can e-mail the minister using the contact information on the website.

Format of Sunday Services
Worship at Williamwood is at 11.00 every Sunday morning and other times as announced. The format of worship is traditional and we use CH4 and the Good News Bible. The choir lead our singing and contribute to worship with a range of anthems, both traditional and modern.
Dates for Your Diary

Please see the Yellow notices on the webpage for information at the moment.

 

Hall Enquiries

we are very fortunate that our halls are frequently in use. If you would like to enquire about using our halls please contact Fiona Gunning using the contact information below.

Our Mission

Our mission is to share the love of God through worship, outreach, welcome and care with people in our local community and across the world

Our Minister

Jan was called to Williamwood in November 2015.
She is active in all areas of the Church, its organisations and its people

Hello and Welcome… 

To Williamwood Parish Church on the Web

We continue to live through the seasons of Church life, and  through ‘lockdown’ observing restrictions to protect others and ourselves.
Though our buildings are closed there is a short time of worship via Zoom each Sunday. If you don’t already get an invitation to this, use the ‘contact’ box to send us your email address.
There’s also a lot of congregational activity on these web pages, and music on the Church Facebook. 
If you need help or a chat please contact your elder or the Minister. If you live in our parish (even if you are not a member of the congregation) the Church is also here for you. Please get in touch if you want to join in anything or if you need help.
May you know God’s presence with you and around you at this time.
Rev Jan Mathieson (Parish Minister)

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Williamwood Web Worship

Worship for Sunday 28th June 2020

Today is the fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

In Scotland, the traditional holiday season has just begun when ‘school is out’ and, this year, home school is no longer in!

Perhaps this is a good time to consider that every day can be a ‘holy day’ as we seek to live to God’s glory and praise and as we follow Jesus who calls us out into the world in service and faith.

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn:  How lovely on the mountains…. (SOGP 45)

A Prayer to start the day:

Almighty God,

In Jesus Christ you show us the breadth of your power and the depth of your love.

You listen to our cries of pain and hear our laments.

You do not turn from our distress but stretch out your hand to heal, to comfort and to save.

You hear our shouts of joy and listen to the sounds of our celebration.

You turn to us and deepen our gladness as you look upon us in love, compassion and care.

All praise and thanks be to you, O God, from us and all your people as we render to you our worship and bow in adoration before you.

Saving God,

We confess our faith is too small and our fear is too great.

We do not trust in you enough nor do we live out your love sufficiently.

Forgive us our failings; our faults; our faithlessness.

Rekindle in us our desire to follow Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who, in the power of the holy Spirit reconciles us to you who are love and life divine: holy, blessed and eternal Trinity to whom be all glory, honour and blessing, world without end.       Amen

Old Testament Readings

Read Psalm 89: 1-4 ; 40-42

These verses celebrate God’s love and faithfulness and the establishing of the divine kingdom in and through King David.  How would you describe the tone here?

Read some of the last verses of the Psalm

In the last third of the Psalm the tone has changed.  How would you describe it now?

Can you identify with either or both of these sentiments?

Between verse 37 and verse 38 there has been trauma: the world has been shattered and changed, seemingly forever, by the Babylonian invasion and exile which took place from 587 BCE.

How do we continue to trust in God in the face of trauma and earth-shattering events today?

Read Jeremiah 28: 5-9

In these verses, part of a much longer story, the false prophet Hananiah is saying there is peace when there is no peace.

What are the things that make for peace?  How do we need to act to bring peace to our world today?

Gospel Reading

Read Matthew 10: 40-42

Pour – and enjoy – a glass of water.  Think on – and savour – all that comes from God

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn: As a fire is meant for burning……  (CH4:252)                                                                               

A Closing Prayer

God our Maker and our Saviour;

Source and Sustainer of life, we thank you for your self-giving love.

You made us in your image and gave us a home in your world.

In Christ, you showed us how to love you and how to love our neighbour.

Through Christ you taught us how to be holy.

Your word speaks to us of justice and kindness; mercy and peace.

Your Holy Spirit guides us and encourages us, letting us live, now and forever, the eternal life that is your gift to all your people.

We praise and thank you for all your goodness and grace.

As we commit ourselves anew to the service of Christ and his Kirk; to do his work and to be his new Body in the world, we bring you our prayers for the world and for all people.

We pray for the healing of nations: for peace where there is war and conflict.

We pray for the leaders of nations that they may have humility, wisdom and a concern for the good of all in their care.

We pray for the church that, in the power of your Spirit, she may be revived and renewed and be a blessing in this world even as all who are part of the church worldwide work for the coming of your kingdom.

We pray for the earth and oceans that their resources may be used rightly and their life renewed.

We pray for all who suffer; the sick and the dying; the hungry and the homeless; the ones who mourn and the ones who worry; the lonely; the confused; all who bear heavy burdens and all who are sad.

Bless them and keep them each one.

We pray for families and friends, giving thanks for their love  as we commend then to your care.

Eternal God,

We give thanks for all your saints of every age and generation, especially those we have known and loved, gone from us here to their eternal rest in you.

Keep us faithful as they were faithful and bring us, at the last, to join with them and all the company of heaven in the kingdom of your glory where awaits us the reward of eternal life which you promise to all who love you, through Jesus Christ our Lord in whose name we pray.         Amen.

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn: Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord….. (CH4:286)

 May you know God’s blessing upon you as you tell out God’s glory

and live out Christ’s love in the world He came to save.

Amen. 

   About Us

Williamwood Parish Church is a very busy and active part of the community.  We strive to ensure that our Church and halls are used to their full potential.  We have just come to the end of our year long 80th Anniversary Celebrations, where we had several social events which were enjoyed by all.  A state of the art new heating system has just been installed and are now looking at other ways to increase the buildings energy efficiency as well as  improve and maintain the buildings.

Weekly worship on a Sunday morning is of course always at the heart of the life of our Church and we continually strive to move forward into a bright future. Throughout the church year there are special services when we celebrate particular occasions.  The main celebrations of Communion in Williamwood are on the first Sunday of March, June, September and December.  Additional communion services may be held, for example at Easter. There can be lots going on especially over the Christmas period so keep an eye on the website for information.

For Further information on the History of Williamwood follow this link

Follow this link to read the Tribute to Flo smith

Some members of The Kirk Session

Kirk Session members are the elders of the Church and are chosen from those members of the Church who are considered to have the appropriate gifts and skills to pursue the spiritual affairs of the Congregation. The Kirk Session meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November.  Additional meetings may be called for specific purposes.

The Congregational Board

Here are some of the board members who are appointed from within the Congregation.   Board Members are nominated and then appointed at the Stated Annual Meeting and serve for a period of three years after which they may seek re-election. They contribute to the management affairs of the Church.  Board Meetings are February, April, June, October and December

Norah Gray Retires

The Church choir recently spent a very pleasant evening on the occasion of Norah Gray’s retiral. The minister and session clerk were present when the choir said a very reluctant farewell to Norah after 60 years.

Norah’s name meant music in Williamwood. She was always there to sing solos, play the organ, and take choir practices when we were without an organist and, if any musical event was to be held, Norah was the first one to be consulted.

Norah will be greatly missed by the choir but we know that, Sunday by Sunday, she will be in the church supporting us.

Congratulations

Many congratulations to our organist Sarah Alexander on receiving her degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Thursday- what an achievement!

WHATEVER DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS AND WHATEVER TIME OF THE DAY THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH AND HALLS. Follow the links below for information for all users of the Church and Halls

                                                                                                                       

WEDDINGS

Williamwood Church may be the place that you choose to get married.  We have prepared a leaflet to give you the basic information and the contact details of the people you need to get in touch with as you plan your special day.

 

WEDDING INFORMATION

PREVIOUS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

BAPTISMS

If you are thinking about having your baby baptised, please contact Rev Jan Mathieson on 0141 579 9997.

Location

Williamwood Parish Church – 4 Vardar Avenue, Clarkston, G76 7QP

Sunday Services

Sunday Service  –  11.00am

Sunday School  –  10.50am

Phone & Email

Minister – Rev. Mathieson  01415799997  JMathieson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Website   www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk

Calendar

Sundays

10.50am – SUNDAY SHCOOL

11.00am – WORSHIP

MONDAYS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

5.00pm – 6.00pm – SHIROKAWA KARATE ACADEMY

6.45pm – 8.30pm –  128th JUNIOR SECTION 

7.00pm – WILLIAMWOOD PIPE BAND

TuesdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

4.20pm – 9.00pm  –  McCARTHY SCHOOL OF DANCE

7.30pm  –   (Alternate Weeks)THE GUILD

WednesdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

6.30pm – 7.45pm  –  3rd WILLIAMWOOD BROWNIES

7.30pm – 9.00PM  –   GUIDES

ThursdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 3.15pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

9.45am – 11.45am  –  WILLIAMWOOD TODDLERS

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

3.30pm – 5.00pm  LEGO THERAPY (Ladies Choir Room)

6.30pm – 7.30pm – RAINBOWS 

7.30pm  –  CHURCH CHOIR (Session House)

7.30pm – WILLIAMWOOD PIPE BAND

FridayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 3.15pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

6.30pm – 7.30pm  –  128th BB ANCHOR BOYS

7.35pm  –  128th BB COMPANY SECTION

7.35pm  –  128th BB SENIOR SECTION (or as arranged)

SaturdayS

9.00am – 5.00pm  –  McCARTHY SCHOOL OF DANCE

PICTURE GALLERY 

2019 – 2020

To see the archive of previous photographs just follow this link

Links to the Wider Church

  

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Testimonials

What congregation are Saying

My wife Val and I joined Williamwood Church in 2012 and along with our two children, Andrew who’s 11 and Shona who’s 8, we are all involved with the life of the church here.
Andrew is at the Boys’ Brigade, Shona is in the Brownies, Val is an elder and I’m part of the property team looking after things like fire safety and security.
We all enjoy being part of the family of Williamwood whether it’s the services and Sunday School each week or the different special events like concerts, coffee mornings and trips.
It’s great to be part of such a friendly group of people who are all working together to share the Good News and trying to make a difference for the better in our community.

Alan Brown

As Session Clerk it is an honour to serve the Rev Jan Mathieson and sixty three Elders who diligently visit their district at least four times a year with an invitation to Holy Communion and also visit our organisations’ twice a year. Contact me on  0141 321 8033, or e mail –             margaretctrobertson@gmail.com

Margaret C.T. Robertson

I was baptised in Williamwood Church in 1981 and since then have been brought up to feel at home in the Church.  I went through all sections of the BB and am now an adult officer.  I started my piping career as a young junior section boy.  I am now an active elder of the Church, and would like to encourage people to attend and help it to continue to grow.

Alan Black

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