- Sunday Services
9 am: Holy Communion
10.30 am: Sung Eucharist and Junior Church
10.30 am: Eucharist
We hope everyone who is having time off during the summer period has a wonderful, relaxing and refreshing time. As it tends to be quiet over July and August there will not be any mid week services in St James the Less but our Sunday 9am and 10.30am services continue as usual. If you are visiting the area we would love to have you join us for worship, if you live locally you are always welcome.
P.S. More photos of the pantomime will follow on eventually when we get them sorted out!
At St James the Less two great events took place this month which raised money for two very different charities.
The Youth Group did a car wash on a Sunday morning and raised £200 for ‘Water Aid’. Well done to everyone who worked very hard for over two hours and thank you to everyone who contributed so generously.
The pantomime ‘Snow White’ was a resounding success after so many doubts about us ever pulling it off. By the end of the night once expenses were accounted for £700 was raised for Ceartas East Dunbartonshire. We will add an album of photos of the performance when we have a good represention of the pantomime charcters but for now one as a taster.
Think, Pray, Vote: EU Referendum resources for churches
The Church in Society Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church commends the resources Think, Pray, Vote produced by the Joint Public Issues Team (Baptist Church, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, United Reformed Church) with the support of the Scottish Churches’ Parliamentary Office (SCPO). Think, Pray, Vote has been prepared to enable Christians to reflect thoughtfully and prayerfully on the issues involved and can be used for conversations with groups or for personal reflection.
It explores issues that surround the referendum, such as sovereignty, the single market, freedom of movement and the environment. It provides information, opportunity for theological reflection and different perspectives from Christians on how they may vote and is available from the JPIT website: www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/eu-referendum or to download from the SCPO website at http://bit.ly/1W1D9mi
There were 26 folk stayed for the meeting after worship on Sunday 17th April. There was a great buzz from the four discussion groups with lots of contributions from everyone present. The comments will feed in to the next vestry meeting as we aim to finalise our Year 3 Mission Action Plan in the near future. Ideas will continue to emerge from the meeting as seeds sown bear fruit in the longer term.
St James the Less Lay Reader Kennedy Fraser led the Bishopbriggs Churches Together dawn service at 7am on Easter Sunday morning at Cadder Church. Thanks are due to him and to the ladies of Cadder Church who provided a warm welcome and great breakfast in their hall just up the road.
A new initiative highlighted by Bishop Gregor – Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. It is well worth clicking on the link to be more aware of what is happening and of where we can each play our part: www.sfar.org.uk
Attached is a picture of the preparations for our Fairtrade brunch after 10.30am worship on Sunday 28th February. Fairtrade fortnight began on Monday 29th February. Any profits raised go to ‘The Coachouse’.
Our Burns supper raised a surplus of £441 – thank you to all who came along and supported the evening by your presence. There was a lot of hard work in the kitchen to provide a great meal. This was followed by our superb speakers all of whom excelled themselves. Not everyone is represented in the photos but all contributers were very much appreciated.
For those who may be interested here is a link to the Primus recent comments at the end of which is a further link to his radio interview: