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Worship Services at BVP in March
Sunday 1st March
11.00 am
Morning Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
6.30 pm
Evening Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
March 2015
Sunday 8th March
11.00 am
Service of Holy Communion
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
Dear Friends,
(There is no evening service)
If, instead of starting at the beginning of the Herald, you have started
in the middle you may be mystified by the pages entitled ‘Spot the
Difference.’ Let me explain.
11.00 am
Morning Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
At our last Session Meeting we had a discussion, very ably led by
Ranald McTaggart and David Hay, regarding the installation of a proper
digital projection system in the church. Part of my contribution to the
debate was to say that one thing I would very much like to do is put up
a slide with the Ten Commandments on one side and the New
Covenant on the other and lead a discussion in the congregation about
the difference between the two.
This suggestion has fired John
Goddard’s imagination and hence the two pages.
Sunday 15th March
6.30 pm
Evening Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
Sunday 22nd March
11.00 am
Morning Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
(There is no evening service)
Sunday 29th March
11.00 am
Morning Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
Focus on Church Twinning
At a lunch after this service, Rebecca McGonigle
(Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council) will speak on Twinning
6.30 pm
Evening Service
Preacher Rev. Campbell Mackinnon
The J team and Bible Class join in the morning worship
before they leave for their own classes
A covenant sets out the terms of a relationship. When a couple marry
they enter a ‘covenant relationship’ whereby they promise to love each
other ‘for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in
health till God shall separate them by death’. The Ten Commandments
form part of the Old Covenant that set out the relationship between
God and His people in the Old Testament times. Then the passage from
Jeremiah sets out the new relationship God is going to make with His
people after the coming of the Messiah. So our new relationship with
God is described in the passage from Jeremiah.
What I would like you to do is read the Ten Commandments and then
read the passage from Jeremiah and then ask yourself some questions.
Who has to do the work in the Old Covenant? Who has to do the work
in the New?
What are the benefits living in a New Covenant relationship with God?
The New Covenant has no list of commands; does that mean the
Commandments have no place in our lives?
Since Jesus said He did not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets,
but to fulfil them; how are commandments to be fulfilled in us? How
does God do that?
Then ask yourself if you think and live as someone who is in an old
covenant relationship with God or as someone who has entered this
new relationship.
These are not easy questions to grapple with, so take time and as you
look at these two Covenants you will find wonderful new thoughts
about God and His relationship with you beginning to bubble up inside
you. It then takes even longer to work out the implications of these
thoughts. But as you think about the Old Covenant and leaving an old
way of thinking behind and living in in a new Covenant relationship
with God a whole new way of life begins to emerge.
I first discovered the New Covenant forty years ago; it was one of the
most exciting discoveries of my life. Reading the New Covenant I
learned that God was not a demanding despot who stood over me
demanding more and more, but a friend who loves me and will and
look after me and not only forgive me but also share with me His joy
and delight in His goodness. That is quite a discovery!
The badminton was very odd. No intermediates turned up on the night
and they were rescheduled for the second session. Rory Leanord took
silver in this competition. The badminton was closely followed by the
Scripture Knowledge and Masterteam competitions. As an experiment
we held these on the same night. The 101 took second place in the
Scripture Knowledge and 4th in the Masterteam.
The swimming gala was held on Sunday 15th over at Castlemilk. We
took 2nd in the Battalion and 1st in Partick District. Scott Deans won 4
silvers and a bronze; Stewart Leanord won 3 golds, 1 silver and 1
bronze. Rory Leanord won a silver and a bronze.
Well done to all the boys who have taken part in all the competitions.
The Junior Section will be hosting the Potted Sports in March, which
will hopefully be a very busy night for us all.
Colin Murray, Captain
[email protected]
Church Twinning – New Date
Your friend and minister
Campbell Mackinnon
We have had a busy start to the
The Company Section
seniors took part in a Go
Karting evening.
It was an
interesting night – petrol, speed
and a few black flags for
dangerous driving. However the boys all enjoyed it and Scott Deans
took second place in the driver’s competition.
Unfortunately, it was necessary to re-schedule the visit of Rebecca
McGonigle to our church and she will now come on Sunday 29th
March 2015.
Church Roll
Mrs Agnes Chalmers (District 10)
Andy Coghill
Rebecca works for the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council and
will give a presentation on Church Twinning during a ‘soup and
sandwich’ lunch. This will be a very informative event and you will
learn all about Twinning and how our church and our congregation
could benefit from being involved.
Please make a note of the revised date in your diary and try to attend
immediately after our morning Family Service.
If you have any
questions about Twinning, please speak to me or Ranald McTaggart
any Sunday in church.
Robert Belmore
A New Projector System for BVP
The Guild
At February’s Kirk Session Meeting, elders discussed whether or not we
should install a digital projector system in the sanctuary of BVP.
Ranald McTaggart had prepared a paper on this issue for discussion.
In the paper, Ranald put forward possible uses for such a system
within the sanctuary which included –
• Welcome notices
• Info on J Team/Bible Class
• Key Intimations
• Prayer news
• Words for hymns/songs
• Key Bible passages
• Children’s addresses
• Possible use during weddings/funerals
• Special worship events
• Evangelistic events
• Community events
The arguments for and against were debated at length and at the
conclusion of the debate the majority of elders were in favour of
installing such a system. It should be noted that the installation of
such a system will be in tandem with a review of the heating system in
the church, and David Hay, Property Convener, has been tasked with
coming up with a plan for an improved and reliable heating system.
Please be assured that we will keep you informed of any developments
in both of these areas as and when they take place. If you have any
questions regarding the above please feel free to speak with me at any
Many thanks to those who set up for, attended, baked for, helped at
and donated to our Guild Coffee Morning in February. Your support
was much appreciated. The total was announced in Church – this
article has to be submitted before the event!
Derek Robertson
The Church Heating System
The Board are reviewing the church heating with the intention of
undertaking a phased replacement of the boilers. We currently have
boilers in 3 locations within the church buildings (below the sanctuary,
beside the kitchen and upstairs). The new boilers will be more efficient
allowing greater warmth to be provided for less gas. The possibility of
splitting the halls into 2 heating zones is also being explored to avoid
the need to heat spaces that are not being used. Further updates will
be provided in the months ahead.
David Hay
On March 10th we have a male nurse giving us a talk entitled 'Angels
with Beards' and then the session closes on the 24th with the A.G.M.
and Bring and Buy sale.
Christine Hay
Guild Secretary
Church Flowers
The Flower Rota for March is
Janet Glass
Janice MacKinnon
Gloria Acheampong
Sarah Hay
Edith McNab
If you have not got a copy of the 2015 flower rota, you will find it in
the church vestibule.
There are still a few free Sundays on the calendar. If you would like to
take one please speak to me.
If you find that on your Sunday you are not able to deliver your flowers
after the church, please can you make arrangements for this to be
Anne Richardson
Christian Aid News
admission price of £1 per adult with their accompanied children very
welcome at no extra charge. Donations for the stalls should be placed
in the drum in the vestibule.
Erskine Bridge Fun Day Saturday 25th April 1.00 - 5.00 pm
Join us for another year of walking across the Erskine Bridge to raise
money for Christian Aid.
A novelty this year is a 50foot inflatable assault course!
Are you
ready to compete against your friends and family to beat the course?
A great day for all age groups, whether to challenge the assault course
or enjoy a leisurely walk across the River Clyde. Come in your best
fancy dress costume, to win a novelty prize.
If you wish to participate please contact me for sponsorship forms.
Christian Aid Week this year is during 10 - 16 May and volunteers
are urgently required to distribute and collect the envelopes. This is an
ideal outreach opportunity to meet our parishioners, some of whom
barely know that we exist as their parish church.
The current edition of Christian Aid News is in the vestibule. Please
read it and return it for others. It is full of interest and contains so
much more than I can put in a church magazine.
In 2015 Christian Aid reaches its 70th Anniversary and to mark this
milestone on the journey of overcoming poverty you are invited to join
our 70 Munros Challenge. Throughout 2015 Christian Aid staff are
aiming to climb a total of 70 Munros as a symbol of solidarity with our
partners. We are inviting individuals and groups to join us in taking
on one, some or all of these mountains.
To accompany each summit there will be a story of overcoming
struggle, a symbolic prayer action and a fundraising challenge to
sustain the movement. You can find out more and register your
interest at christianaid.org.uk/70munros or by calling 0141 221 7475.
We believe that the mountain of poverty can be moved – join us!
The Spring Fayre will be held in Jordanhill Parish Church on
Saturday 21st March and will consist of stalls of Bakery, Books and
Fancy Goods. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Pancakes will be served for the
Please continue to deposit your used Inkjet Cartridges, Mobile
Telephones, Postage Stamps, and Spectacles in the receptacle in
the vestibule.
Thank you
Angus C Murchison
Life and Work
The subscription for 2015 is £20 and can now be paid to myself. There
are a few spare copies each month and any new subscribers would be
Campbell Joss,
Chalk and Cheese Special
And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt,
out of the land of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in
heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the
Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for
the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of
those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand
generations of those who love me and keep my
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord
will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall
labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a
sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any
work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male
or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner
residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the
heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but
he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the
Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in
the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet
your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey,
or anything that belongs to your neighbour.”
Exodus 20:1-17
Spot the Difference.
31 "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make
a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32
not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I
took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my
covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the
Lord. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within
them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and
they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his
neighbour and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall
all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
Jeremiah 31:31–34
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been
no occasion to look for a second. 8 For he finds fault with them when
he says: "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will
establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house
of Judah, 9 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the
day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of
Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no
concern for them, declares the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and
I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 11 And they shall not
teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, 'Know
the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the
greatest. 12 For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will
remember their sins no more." 13 In speaking of a new covenant, he
makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and
growing old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 8:7–13
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the
forgiveness of sins.
Matt 26:28
In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the
new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in
remembrance of me.”
1 Cor. 11:25
Prayer Points
Learn to ‘Cast’
‘Cast all your anxiety on him.’
1 Peter 5:7
Learn to ‘cast all your anxiety on him’. Only when you have done that
will you be able to ‘catch yourself’ when you begin to open the door to
worry, allowing it to move in, set up shop and start doing business.
What’s your top ten list of worries? Health? Money? A relationship?
Children? Your looks? Get to know your most common worries so well
that you’re able to treat them like mosquitoes. You don’t procrastinate
when a blood-sucking bug lights on your skin. You don’t say, ‘I’ll take
care of it in a moment.’ No, you give the creature the slap it deserves.
Be equally decisive with anxiety. The moment a worry surfaces, deal
with it. Don’t dwell on it. Head it off before it gets the best of you.
Instead of ulcerating over what your boss thinks, ask him. Before you
diagnose that mole as a cancer, have it examined. Instead of assuming
that you’ll never get out of debt, consult an expert, draw up a plan,
and take back your power. As long as you’re willing to live with worry,
you’ll never overcome it. Instead of allowing worry to cast a big
shadow over a small problem, rise up in faith and say, ‘The Lord is my
helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’ (Hebrews 13:6
NKJV). Who’s your helper? The Lord! So give your worries to Him and
don’t take them back. The Psalmist said, ‘Cast your cares on the Lord
and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken’
(Psalms 55:22 NIV). Peter writes, ‘Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you.’ Learn to ‘cast’.
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England, ST6 4JF
Christine Hay
Prayer Secretary
There has been a slight change to the way that the notification of PVG
clearance is to be notified to congregations. The notification will be by
email rather than by post.
At the last count we still have 8 – 10 volunteers who require to change
to the PVG system. I will be approaching these people in the next few
weeks. As ever, if you wish to volunteer to carry out work with children
or vulnerable adults then please contact me regarding disclosure.
I have now received photo consent forms from the J Team and Bible
Class. This means that we are now able to display the images of our
young people in the hall and in our magazine. May I thank you all for
your co-operation with this.
Colin Murray
Safeguarding Co-ordinator
mob. 07721511668; [email protected]
World Day of Prayer
This year's World Day of Prayer local service will be held in Broomhill
Church, Randolph Road on Friday 6th March at 2.00 pm. All are
welcome to attend.
The service has been prepared by the Christian women of the Bahamas
and will focus on serving one another.
Christine Kilgour
Service Duty Rota
MAF - Hope has Wings
March - April
You may or may not be aware of the wonderful work which MAF, the
Mission Aviation Fellowship, is engaged in throughout many of the
poorest countries in the world.
Please report for duties in the church vestibule by 10.30 a.m. If you
cannot manage a duty it is your responsibility to ensure that a
substitute is found. Please advise your Team Leader (*) of any such
Founded in 1945 by Murray Kendon and Stuart King with the help of
other like-minded Christians, it now provides a vital lifeline of support
to approximately 1800 isolated or remote communities in 25
developing countries.
1st March #
Mrs E. Gosland*
D. Hay
8th March Com
A. Coghill*
Mrs M. Thomson
Mrs S. Gibson*
R. McTaggart
22 March
I. Fergus
Mrs F. Robertson
29th March #
Mrs J. Sinclair*
Mrs C. McGowan
J. Massey
Miss L. Fergus
A. Thorburn*
I. McLellan
15th March #
April #
12th April
April #
W. Methven
Miss A. Richardson
J. Goddard*
Miss F. Hay
May #
Miss C. Hay
Mrs S. McGill
# after the date denotes an Evening Service. Vestibule duties begin at
6.15 p.m.
Com after the date indicates a Communion Service.
Standby List: D. Robertson
'Dining With Friends'
The next 'Dining With Friends' is to be a Saturday lunch held at Little
Soho in Jordanhill on Saturday 28th March at 1pm
MAF operates a fleet of 140 aircraft of 9 different types, ranging from a
20 seat DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter to a small 3 passenger Cessna
182. MAF also has an Amphibious Cessna Caravan which is used in
Bangladesh and all planes have cargo space or can be converted for
medical evacuation purposes.
MAF has bases in several African
countries such as, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Chad, Angola,
Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will
soon be operating in Liberia once the Ebola outbreak has been fully
contained. In addition, MAF is also in Madagascar, Papua New Guinea.
Bangladesh, East Timor and Mongolia and, through affiliates, also
operates in Central and South America.
MAF provides spiritual, educational and development needs and it
works closely or in partnership with a number of Christian
organizations plus aid and relief agencies. MAF currently provides
assistance to many well known organizations such as the Wycliffe Bible
Translators, Africa Inland Mission, Tearfund, The Leprosy Mission, New
Tribes Mission, CARE, Medair, Unicef, Oxfam, Save the Children, WHO
(World Health Organisation) and the Red Cross.
MAF’s small aircraft are capable of landing on small grass airstrips and
are able to deliver much needed medical supplies for clinics and to fly
in doctors or medical missionaries. In some of the more remote
locations, those who are sick or injured quite often require to be
evacuated to hospital and a two hour journey by plane can often avoid
a two day journey by road over rough and sometimes dangerous
terrain. MAF are bringing hope and relief to thousands of people who
are living in desperate circumstances and in South Sudan they are
flying in vital food supplies and drinking water.
For more information go to www.maf-uk.org or speak with me if you
would like to give MAF financial support.
Robert Belmore
Tea Rota
Carol May
Lindsay Fergus
Jane Belmore
Veronica Goddard
Anne Nelson
Chris McGowan
Sharon Fergus
Susan Gibson
Margaret Paisley
Andy Paisley
Christine McTaggart
Anne Marie Masson
April 5
Many thanks to everyone on the Tea Rota. If you are unable to do
your Sunday please arrange a replacement.
Thank you all
Janice Mackinnon
Hazlewood School
Fundraising Event
Friday 27th March
7pm - midnight
Mosspark Bowling Club
With live music from Northwind
Say goodbye to our driver Robert
£10 a ticket (including buffet)
All proceeds to Hazlewood School
Please see Sarah or David Hay for tickets
Thanks to all who provided material for this March issue.
Please send items for the April issue by
Sunday 22nd March
John Goddard (959 6247) [email protected]