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If you are visiting Blantyre or have long been living nearby, we welcome you warmly to join with us to worship. We look forward to meeting you.


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St Andrews has Talents PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:44


Talent...The special ability of a person or group to do something well

The members of the congregation will be invited to think about what they are good at or enjoy doing and how they could use this talent to help the congregation and the church. The answer may be different for each of us, but the answer should not be ‘nothing’ for we all have our strengths and talents.

It maybe that your skills and abilities are a bit of a mystery even to you, because you don’t really see them as special but the headings below will allow you to relate to what you are good at.

Communication, Motivator, Administator, Creative,

I.T., Listener, Leadership, Driving, Organiser,

Ideas, Hospitality, Food, People Person,

Practical skills, Music/song,

Empathy, Caring,

Professional,

Spiritual

The suggestions are not complete so think about your own strengths and hopefully you will be able to see general areas where you would be able to help.

This is an invitation to contribute to the continuing work of the church with whatever gifts, skills or abilities you may have. Please think about what you are able to offer. Don’t be modest .


 
New Times for Sunday Services PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 April 2015 15:12

Please note there are changes to the Sunday service times of both churches and these will take effect from Sunday 12th April 2015 as follows:

St. Andrew's Church 10:00 am,

  and

    Livingstone Memorial Church 11:30 am

You will note that our service time is earlier than our existing start time and we hope this will not present any significant inconvenience.  However, should this earlier time present difficulty then you will be made most welcome at Livingstone Memorial at the later time of 11:30am.  The same courtesy will be extended by us to members of Livingstone Memorial, who may find the later start time problematic.


 
Easter Service 5 April 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:03

The children in the Sunday Funday Club and Young people in the UZ Group have been celebrating stories of Easter for the past four Sundays.

Today they are taking part in our Easter Family Service and, as part of their celebrations, distributing Easter Eggs to all members of the congregation.

 Children and their families brought daffodils to decorate a cross as a sign of new life at Easter.

 After the service these flowers were taken to the five care homes in Blantyre with our love and best wishes for a Happy Easter

 
Easter Services PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:36

Easter Week Services

2015

Wednesday Evening Service

1st April, 7:15 p.m.

Blantyre, St, Andrew's Parish


Maundy Thursday

2nd April, 7:15 p.m.

Blantyre, Old Parish


Good Friday Service

3rd April, 7:15 p.m.

Blantyre, Livingstone Memorial Parish


Easter Sunday

5th April, 11:00 a.m.

Blantyre, St, Andrew's Parish

Please bring Daffodils, which will be distributed to local care homes after the Service

 
Linkage PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2015 16:27


We would would like to thank all those who attended the linkage service and joined us in this new part of our journey.

A big thank you to a those from both churches that helped will the tea after the service.




Linkage of St. Andrew's Parish Church and Blantyre, Livingstone Memorial Church

As you will be aware the Linkage of our church with Blantyre, Livingstone Memorial Church has now been approved with the Service of Linkage taking place on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7:00pm in St Andrew’s Church, Blantyre.  Refreshments will be served after the service.  All members of both churches are welcome to attend and we would be pleased to see you there.

The Interim Moderator of the linked charge will be Rev Douglas Wallace and our Locum minister will continue to be Rev Sharon Colvin.  We welcome these appointments and look forward to working with them in the coming months.

Please note there are changes to the Sunday service times of both churches and these will take effect from Sunday 12th April 2015 as follows:

  • St Andrew’s Church 10:00 am, and

  • Livingstone Memorial Church 11:30 am.

You will note that our service time is earlier than our existing start time and we hope this will not present any significant inconvenience.  However, should this earlier time present difficulty then you will be made most welcome at Livingstone Memorial at the later time of 11:30am.  The same courtesy will be extended by us to members of Livingstone Memorial, who may find the later start time problematic.

This is a very significant and exciting time in the life and work of our Church and we look forward to working towards furthering God’s plan not only for our church, but also the local community and beyond.  The efforts of many will be needed to achieve our goals and if you would like to be more involved in this work in whatever way, please feel free to discuss with your Elder or indeed any member of the Kirk Session who will delighted to hear from you.

With God’s blessings,

 

The Kirk Session, St Andrew’s Parish Church


 
Busy Church PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 March 2015 16:41


St. Andrews is coming up for another busy time over the next few week, here are some of the events taking Place


The prayer group will meet on Sunday 15 March at 10:15 a.m.

in the Session Room


Sunday 15 March we will be joining all the churches in Blantyre at the Sanctus Praise service in the Blantyre Baptist Church at 6:30 pm for refreshments

and 7:00 pm for worship

All welcome.


Thursday 26 March the church starts a new chapter in it's journey, when the linking service takes place in the church at 7:00. The service will be conducted by Hamilton Presbytry and  mark the start of the linkage of St. Andrews Parish Church with Livingstone Memorial Parish Church. All should be seated for 6:45 as the service will start at 7 prompt.


Sunday 29 March the Sunday Funday Club are organising a Soup Lunch following morning worship.


Monday 30 March the Guides are hosting a concert in the church,

Calderglen High Jazz Band are playing,

along with other guest singers will be our own Nicole Dickie

All Welcome

 
The World Day of Prayer PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:49


The World Day of Prayer

Friday 6 March 2015

at

St. Andrews Parish Church

Blantyre

Everyone was welcome,

 
Communion Service for March PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 January 2015 00:00

All members please note that the Communion Service for the month of March will be on Sunday 1st March.

All are welcome. Usual time with praise time at 10:45.


 
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