Pastoral Visit - If you want a regular church visitor or know someone who would benefit from a visit, please fill out a card at the back of the Church, or speak to Rena Jardine or Margaret Neilson.
Service Usb - If you want a copy of the service on usb stick or know someone else who does then please let Margaret Hunter know the details. For online audio sunday services please visit the About / Worship page
We are sharing our Sunday morning worship at 11am LIVE, on Zoom ( see below for details)
If you are tired of collecting your weekly envelopes, or looking for a new way to support our church,
here is a new online option. Simply select to give to local church, type in Forth st Paul's and off you go! Many thanks
Please click the image below to donate
Ways to pray and worship during this pandemic’
This link leads to Pray for Scotland’s latest newsletter
lOur Moderator is putting a video on Facebook every day at 10am. Just look for “Moderator of the general Assembly of the Church of Scotland” and then ‘videos’
And most exciting of all, at Forth St Paul`s, we will be sharing our Sunday morning worship LIVE, on Zoom.
With Worship in the Church
Enormous gratitude to my good friends of Meditation chapel, they are giving us a one hour slot, 11-12 each Sunday, to hold our worship service. This means that it can be interactive, but I ask that everyone keep their microphones muted (or switched off) unless they wish to speak, and of course switch mics on for singing hymns!! My plan is for a fairly short service, followed by time for chat
This is the link
The address is http://meditationchapel.org/peace-chapel/
When you click on the link, you will be offered the chance to download Zoom, and clear instructions on how to do this. So probably worth starting maybe 10 mins or so before the meeting is due to begin. I find that each step takes a few minutes, so don’t panic, say the Lord’s Prayer between each stage and we all should be fine.
For those who do not have internet and wish to use a phone
Please call 020 3695 0088
When asked, key in the Zoom account: 533405080
David Nimmo has faithfully served as Church Officer for 22 years is retiring on Sunday 29th December
As a token of appreciation he was presented with some gifts by Christine Fraser, and a special buffet tea took place in the small hall.
Award for Church Organist, Audrey
6th Oct 2019, After 51 years as Church organist Audrey Murphy was presented with a certificate, flowers and a lovely poem was read by Jean Thomson.
Church of Scotland Magazine
Life & Work is available from Janet Robertson, priced £2.80 Monthly
Janet has just forwarded an email which gives us a link which anyone can follow and download a reduced version of May's edition of Life and Work magazine.
We are delighted that BCM Steeplejacks have now repairing our church steeple
We are very Grateful to Levenseat Trust who are funding this work
Stained Glass Panel Dedication Service
This took place on Sun 17th March
The panel is dedicated to the life and work of Robert Carruthers, Faithful Churchgoer and a quiet Christian Man
His life is reflected in the panel, from Electrician, Miner to Photographer and Gardener
We have a limited seating places to allow for 2 metre spacing in Church. These seats will have to be pre -booked
This can be done by telephoning Grace Graham on 07823 388152 , Mon - Thurs between 5 - 6 pm. only
Once all spaces are booked we cannot make extra space beyond this
Services will be around 30 mins long, and please use warm clothing as the doors will remain open
Church Session Clerk Vacancy
.After 5 years as Session Clerk, Margaret Hunter is retiring from this post in March.
She is looking for someone to take over this post
Good computer skills are essential,
If you are interested please contact Margaret direct for more information as to what`s involved.
The post is open to anyone who is interested,
you do not need to be an Elder or even a member of the Church.
I am going to retire from Parish Ministry on 27 th August 2021.
It has been a real joy and privilege to serve the congregation and parish of Forth St Paul’s for almost five years. I want to assure you all that I am not leaving Forth St Paul’s to serve at another church. I am retiring from full time work since I will be 66 in August.
This month I will have been working for 44 years, having begun my working life as a vet in June 1977, and then changing career to parish ministry with my ordination in July 2011.
I pray that you will all continue to grow in your faith, be faithful always in prayer, and continue to show the gentleness of the Holy Spirit, the compassion of Jesus, and love of God, to one another and to everyone in the parish and beyond.
Love, prayers and blessings,
Rev. Elspeth MacLean is the minister at Forth St. Paul’s Church
Forth St Paul`s Parish Church, 66 Main Street, Forth, Lanark, ML11 8AA
Forth St Paul`s Parish Church ( Church of Scotland ) Charity No. SCO03080 Congregation No. 130713
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