Condorrat Newsletter, July 2020

The July 2020 edition of the Condorrat Parish Church newsletter is now available and can be read by clicking on the link below.

It’s a bumper 14-page edition this month, packed full of interesting articles and insights, including a pastoral letter from the minister where she reflects on Jesus’ words “Do not worry about tomorrow” and encourages us to continue putting our trust in Him.  You can read the full newsletter here

A reminder, too, that Grace continues to write regular updates and reflections on our church website, so be sure to check them out.

Condorrat Church Magazine cover - July 2020

Condorrat Newsletter, June 2020

The June 2020 edition of the Condorrat Parish Church newsletter is now available and can be read by clicking on the link below.

In her pastoral letter, the minister reflects on the Old Testament story of Esther, who was called by God “for such a time as this”. We, too, live in unusual times and wonder what is God’s call to us ‘for such a time as this.’ Grace suggests that

‘For such a time as this’ Jesus sets us out on a new adventure to look out for how we can be effective – right where we are. Not looking back to what was, or, wishing we were somewhere else in another time, or, worrying about the future but to live life now with all that is going on around us. To grasp the opportunities to be creative, to learn something new, to come closer to God, to trust in Jesus and His guidance, our companion on the road.

You can read the full Church newsletter here – there are twelve pages of news, comment and reflection.

A reminder, too, that Grace continues to write regular updates and reflections on our church website, so be sure to check them out.

Condorrat Church Magazine cover - June 2020

Condorrat Newsletter, May 2020

The latest newsletter from Condorrat Parish Church is now available and can be read by clicking on the link below.

In her pastoral letter, the minister reflects on the disciples of Jesus being in their own version of ‘lockdown’ after his crucifixion when the risen Christ appeared to them and offers them his peace. Even as we sit behind our own ‘locked doors’ whether physical, social or mental, Grace reminds us that “nothing can prevent Jesus from finding us and coming along side each one of us“.  That same Jesus, she writes, “brings His Peace to our hearts, Peace to our minds, Peace to one another, a Peace which is not describable but which also quietens, restores and renews.”

Read the full Church newsletter at Condorrat Newsletter 05_20

A reminder, too, that Grace continues to write weekly reflections for each Sunday on our church website, so be sure to check them out.

Holy Week 2020

200405_010 Palm Sunday crossAs we enter Holy Week 2020 in a way like no other, there are many ways in which we can continue to reflect and worship as the road leads us towards Good Friday and then onto Easter Day.

Abronhill Parish Church are posting reflections and prayers on their Facebook page, as are Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on their page, so please join us there.

News and worship materials from St Mungo’s and Kildrum are being posted to the Facebook page for the five Cumbernauld Church of Scotland congregations, while Condorrat will post updates to their website. Our Palm Sunday reflections are already online, so please stop by and have a look at them.

Away from Cumbernauld, Sanctuary First have suggestions of videos and meditations to view during Holy Week, all of which be accessed from www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk, Spill the Beans Resources are partnering with Fischy Music and Rev Gayle Taylor to create a simple family-oriented act of worship and activity for each day of Holy Week. You can find that at www.facebook.com/spillbeansresources/ and, of course, the Church of Scotland Facebook page and Twitter feed both have frequent updates with meditations, reflections, prayers and worship ideas.

The church is most certainly not confined by bricks, wood, steel or stone, and although our buildings may be closed temporarily, our praise and worship, prayers and service continue. Feel free to join us at any time, day or night!

Condorrat Newsletter, April 2020

The latest newsletter from Condorrat Parish Church is now available. However, rather than our usual paper magazine delivered by hand to our members, this one is an online version available on the church website and also by clicking on the link below.

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As the Minister reminds us at the close of her pastoral letter:

Let us then keep calm and take each day as it comes and I hope that you keep the Church in mind during this time and continue to support us all with your prayers.

I have put on the notice at the church “Let us continue to keep faith and carry on”.

Pray every Sunday morning at 11am and, wherever we are the body of the church will pray together and our bond will strengthen.

 

Cumbernauld Churches Join in Worship

On Sunday 26th January all five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will come together for a joint service of worship.

The service will take place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11am and will take the form of a ‘Service of Praise’.

There will be two speakers: Prof. David J Smith, founding Head of Music at Northumbria University, and organist at Cumbernauld Old (www.davidjsmith.org.uk); and Iain McLarty, currently Musical Director of the Scottish Chamber Choir and Edinburgh Charity Orchestra, and who develops worship resources for the Church of Scotland, including spearheading a new ‘Church Hymnary 4’ project (www.iainmclarty.co.uk).

Let us proclaim the Lord’s greatness;
let us praise his name together!
(Psalm 34:3)

Christmas Worship in Cumbernauld

The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced their Christmas worship services (see below). Please come and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone will be made most welcome!

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve

  • 3.15pm Follow the Star – an interactive nativity play hosted by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Meet at the Village bus stop in Roadside.
  • 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Abronhill Parish Church
  • 7.00pm Carol Service – St Mungo’s Parish Church, joined by Kildrum Parish Church
  • 11.00pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Condorrat Parish Church
  • 11.15pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Abronhill Parish Church
  • 11.30pm Watchnight Service – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
  • 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church, joined by St Mungo’s Parish Church

Condorrat Toddlers’ Praise

191208_140000 Condorrat Toddlers' PraiseA reminder that this Sunday afternoon (8th December) Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service in the Parish Church.

This special Christmas-themed service, which starts at 2.00pm on Sunday, is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It promises to be a real family occasion!

There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits. Join in the Christmas fun as we follow the path of stars to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!

Toddlers’ Praise at Condorrat

Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service on Sunday 8th December at 2.00pm in the Parish Church. This special Christmas-themed service is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. We hope it will be a real family occasion!

There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits as we follow the star to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!

Condorrat Christmas Fayre

Everyone is invited to Condorrat Parish Church’s Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 23rd November. The fun takes place in the Church Halls from 12 noon and entry is only £1 (50p for children).

There will be all the usual stalls – crafts, gifts, books, groceries, soft goods and home-baking, plus a cafe where you can have tea or coffee, and even soup and a roll. We are even expecting a visit from Santa Claus!

Bring the family for a grand day out.

Cafe Church at Condorrat

This week sees the next Cafe Church, run by Condorrat Parish Church. It takes place in the function suite of Condorrat Social Club on Thursday 21st November from 7.30 – 8.30pm and offers an opportunity for informal worship in a relaxed setting. We regret there are no facilities for children, but there will be tea and coffee available and we look forward to seeing you there.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

A number of our churches in Cumbernauld will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion this weekend. Here are the details we have so far:

Condorrat Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am and all are welcome.

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Village Church on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am. There will also be a short, reflective celebration of Communion in the Church at 6.30pm and all are welcome to come to either or both of these services.

St Mungo’s Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September. The service starts at 11.30am and a warm welcome is offered to all.

Easter Worship at Condorrat Parish Church

Condorrat Parish Church is delighted to share details of our Holy Week and Easter services and hope you’ll be able to join us at some or all of the following:

  • Sunday 14th April (Palm Sunday) at 2pm – Toddlers Praise – a service for all children under 5 years, but siblings, parents, grandparents are all very welcome too.
  • Thursday 18th April (Maundy Thursday) at 7pm – Holy Communion.
  • Friday 19th April (Good Friday) at 7pm – a service of reflection and contemplation.
  • Sunday 21st April (Easter Day) at 11am – Family Service, with the making of a cross of daffodils.

 

 

Condorrat Craft Fair

Condorrat Parish Church invite you to our Craft Fair in the church halls on Saturday 30th March from 11am – 1pm.

There will be 18 tables of amazing crafts as well as our ‘world-renowned’ baking in the tearoom. Don’t miss it!

Entry is by a suggested donation of £2 (£1 for children) and that includes a ticket for the tea-room. Crafts for sale include: Easter cards, glassware, felted goods, jewellery, home baking, jams and preserves, pictures, bags, fairy lights and so much more.

Hope you can join us!

Christmas in Cumbernauld

Christmas is coming, and the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are looking forward to welcoming you at one (or more!) of our services. Here’s a little of what we have on offer, in addition to our regular services on Sunday 23rd December:

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December

Abronhill Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 6.30pm
Watchnight Service at 11.15pm

Condorrat Parish Church

Carol-singing at 11.00pm, followed by
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Family Christingle Service at 4.00pm
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Kildrum Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

St Mungo’s Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day family service at Condorrat at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Kildrum at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Cumbernauld Old at 10.30am

“O Come, let us adore Him!”