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.
‘Easter Encounter’ We celebrated the empty tomb, the Risen Lord on Easter Sunday morning.
The Lord is Risen!
Maundy Thursday service at 7pm in St James the Less – 24th March. Why not come and join us for this fairly traditional service with hymns, readings, meditations and Communion. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar and the lights going down in preparation for what we call ‘Good Friday’. A Holy Week service well worth experiencing.
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:
Primus comments on Church of England General Synod’s approval of Columba Declaration
May 2016 be a year filled with the light and love of the Lord for one and all!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our harvest collection for the East Dunbartonshire Food Bank. The foodstuffs weighed in at 82.9 kg. It is estimated that the monetary value is £138.94 and is the equivalent of 196 meals.