Communion Sunday

All five congregations of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion this Sunday, 3rd June.
Service times are as follows:

Abronhill 11.15am
Condorrat 11.00am and 6.30pm
Cumbernauld Old 11.00am and 6.30pm
Kildrum 10.30am and 3.00pm
St. Mungo’s 11.15am

St Mungo’s Young Church

St Mungo’s Young Church annual summer outing is to take place on Saturday June 9th to the Blairdrummond Safari Park.  Bus leaves at 10.30am.  The Young will then be having there promotions service extravaganza on Sunday June 10th 11.15 am as usual.  We hope to see you there.

Thanks from Cumbernauld Old

HUGE THANK-YOUs to everyone who helped to make our Summer Fete a great success on a beautiful, sunny day. Thank you to everyone who put up and dismantled stalls and gazebos; to bakers and tearoom ladies; to people who donated goods, staffed the stalls and ran the games; to those who came along, bought so much of what was on offer and added to the occasion; to the totter-uppers and tidy-uppers. Finally, thanks to Duncan and Irene Whyte and all their helpers from the Men’s and Ladies groups and beyond. The day was a huge success and raised a wonderful £2658.57 (to be confirmed). Very well done, and thank you, everybody!

World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel

The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organisations to join together from May 28 until June 3 for a week of advocacy and action in support of an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the world who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness.
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Diamond Jubilee Prayer

The following was sent out by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland to all congregations within the Presbytery.

I am writing on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant to advise you that the following Prayer, written at The Queen’s direction by the chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, will be used in the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 5 June. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended it for use through the Church of England and other Churches are also welcome to use the Prayer.

God of time and eternity,
whose Son reigns as servant, not master;
we give you thanks and praise
that you have blessed this Nation, the Realms and Territories
with ELIZABETH,
our beloved and glorious Queen.
In this year of Jubilee,
grant her your gifts of love and joy and peace
as she continues in faithful obedience to you, her Lord and God
and in devoted service to her lands and peoples,
and those of the Commonwealth,
now and all the days of her life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Cumbernauld Old Annual Stated Meeting

The Annual Stated Meeting of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be held in the church on Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm. This meeting gives members the opportunity to get an updated on the congregation’s activities and successes during 2011 and discuss their plans for the current year. Copies of the minutes of last year’s meeting are available from the church.

Now on Twitter!

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have now set up an account on Twitter. Find us at ‘Cumbernauld C of S’ or @ccosfive and ‘follow’ us if you wish. We might even post something from time to time! At the moment we are just dipping our toes in the water, as it were, but we hope this will be another way of keeping people informed about our news.

Heart & Soul 2012

A cheery bus-load of people from the five Cumbernauld churches headed off to Edinburgh on Sunday 20 May to visit the Heart & Soul 2012 event in Princes Street Gardens. The event was being run to coincide with the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and featured stalls from the various councils of the church, bands, speakers, games – you name it, it was there! The event closed with an act of worship and, not only was the seating at the Ross Bandstand full, hundreds of people gathered on the grass, the paths and even Princes Street itself to join in. A truly memorable occasion.
A selection of photos from the event is shown in the slideshow below.

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General Assembly 2012 Prayer Diary

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meets in Edinburgh from May 19th – 25th. There are many people interested in the work of the Church of Scotland and many who wish to pray for the General Assembly. The following two prayer diaries, with prayers for each day of the General Assembly, may help.

The first has been produced by the Fresh Expressions team of the Church;
The second has been produced by Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark and made available for everyone to use.

Please feel free to save a copy and circulate these resources if you wish.