This Sunday as most of our refurbishment work has been completed, we begin a short series on Building The Church. We turn to Matthew 16:13-20 and hear Jesus say, “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” During the service we will also give thanks to God for his blessings and dedicate the work on the windows and the entrance to His glory.
Next Sunday 5th November we welcome Lee McAllister back to Burnside to conduct worship.
This Newsletter is also available on the church website each week. www.burnsidepci.co.uk
Shoeboxes are available in the vestibule. Each box contains a leaflet with instructions, please return with £5 to cover transport costs please return by this Sunday 29th October 2023.
Stained Glass Window Refurbishment
The refurbishment of the two circular stained glass windows is almost complete, there are five panels that require further work and will be fitted in the near future.
Our November Communion Season is approaching and here are the dates and times.
7:00pm Wednesday 15th November 2023 - Communion Preparation Service and admitting new members.
11:00am Sunday 19th November 2023 - Communion Service
7:00pm Sunday 19th November 2023 - Communion Thanksgiving Service
If anyone would like to join the church by transfer or by professing faith please let me know.
Please note with our new elders now ordained the district lists are being amended.
2:00pm Monday 13th November 2023 with Neville McCormick from the Barnabas Fund. I had the privilege of meeting with Neville recently and hearing about this fascinating work which supports persecuted Christians financially. Many people when they turn to Christ, are living in countries where they are shunned by their families and they can no longer gain employment. Barnabas Fund enables them to develop new sources of income and get out of debt. All ladies are very welcome.
2:00pm Tuesday 21st November 2023. John Gilmour will be sharing “Remembrance” - Non-Combatants at War. The story of Brigadier John Alexander Sinton, VC OBE, FRS, DL. Everyone Welcome.
The PW and Friendship Hour will be joining together for Christmas dinner at the Lodge Hotel, 12:30pm Tuesday 12th December 2023. Cost is £20 and menu options can be obtained from Anne Freeman or Helen Murphy. Everyone is welcome to attend even if you don’t normally attend either organisation.
GB continues this Tuesday.
Explorers (3-7 year olds) 6pm-7pm
Company section (8 - 18year olds) 7pm- 8.15pm
7:15pm Monday & Thursday. New members will be very welcome.
There will be no prayer meeting on Wednesday 1st November but resumes again on Wednesday 8th November at 9:30am
Community Cafe - Drop-In
The Drop-In continues on Thursday 10:30am - 12noon. Do invite others to come and join us. Free tea/Coffee scones and biscuits.
7:00pm Monday 6th November 2023
The PCI Calendar is available for order (See Richard) Featuring verses of Scripture and scenes from around the church Cost is £5
The Burnside Blog
The Blog continues every weekday, there will be a short devotional Podcast/Video some topics for prayer, articles to read, music to listen to and Jigsaws to puzzle you.
The daily devotional is also available as a Podcast and you can subscribe for free using your podcast software on your phone or tablet.
After our recent Committee meeting we realise that everyone has extra demands upon their finances, but it also means that Church expenses have increased significantly over the last year. We have taken a number of measures to reduce our expenditure but giving has also decreased over the last year. We have four months before the year end to address this and would ask you to prayerfully consider your response. The offering each week is received before and after the service via the plates in the vestibule or by transfer into the main Church Account no. 71013858 Sort Code 95-04-28
After 10 years serving as church treasurer, Francis Kerr has decided it is time to hand over the responsibilities. We thank Francis for his dedication in this job, if you think you could help the church as treasurer then speak to Francis, Jeremy or Richard for more details.
Hope & Glory Choir
From the kingdom of Eswatini, an incredible ladies choir sharing their stories of hope through singing, dancing and testimonies. 7:30pm Friday 27th October 2023 in Ballywillan Presbyterian Church.
Livestream Of Service
If you aren’t able to join with us on Sunday you can watch the Livestream at anytime throughout the week.
Sunday 29th October 2023
Sunday 5th November 2023
I pray that you may know the Lord’s blessing this week.