Managing out to any of the Holy Week services as listed on the previous post? Whatever you manage hopefully if you are in the area you will join us on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the central message of our faith as Christians: ‘Christ is Risen’.
Why not join us this coming Sunday for our Palm Sunday service which includes a reading from the Passion of Christ.
Then consider joining in with Bishopbriggs Churches Together for the worship taking place throughout ‘Holy Week’.
Early March has been a busy time for us in St James the Less. All in one week; a joyful thanksgiving for a child on the Sunday, the ‘World Day of Prayer’ on the Friday, followed by a wedding on the Saturday. The church was full for each occasion which must mean that is the most folk in the church in one week for quite a long time. It was wonderful to hear the great sound of singing with a full church for each service which was enhanced even more when at the wedding we were joined by the ‘Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir’.
Photo curtesy of Gordon McLellan
This new project has started in East Dunbartonshire between the churches, the council, Women’s Aid and Scottish Churches Housing Action. The aim is to provide NEW goods for the women leaving the refuges in this area. The attached poster gives details of the kinds of goods needed. If you feel you can donate some things there will be a box at the back of the church in St James. This is an ongoing project so in future there may be other things we can do. If you wish further information regarding donations please use the contact form on the church web site to get in touch.
A group of pupils at Springburn Acadamy are working hard as they prepare for a visit to Malawi this summer. The link to the facebook page that will keep anyone interested in touch with news and fund raising events as they occur is: https://www.facebook.com/SpringburnAcademyMalawiProject
A message that goes beyond St James the Less which will be retained for any who may be interested when they take a glance at our home page. Below is a link which will take you to Bishop David Chillingworth’s blog where he makes some comments about his thoughts on secularisation and within the blog there is a link to an article written by him in the Sunday Times which is worth a read: http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=3292