Communion: 7th October 2018

This morning, our minister (Sarah) invited the children and young people to come to the communion table and learn more about the reason for our communion services. She explained that the table itself, lecterns and pulpit are raised above the congregational level; this is to honour the reason they are there, not the people but the Bible, and communion elements. She told them that communion was also known as the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper and Eucharist but whatever name it is known by, it is when we remember the last meal Jesus had before his arrest and crucifixion. She explained the symbolism of using bread and wine to help the memory and consider the impact it would have had on his friends.

She drew their attention to the frieze on the wall behind the table, pictured above, which depicts one artist’s interpretation of the story.

Later during the service, Sarah told us that today is World Communion Sunday, which takes place on the first Sunday in October and promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation bringing together brothers and sisters in Christ across the world.

Notices: 7th October 2018

The Kirk Session and Board will be meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday 16th October to discuss future plans of the church, known as a five-year plan. All members of the congregation are encouraged to come along and contribute or just listen. This affects everyone of us and is an opportunity to make a difference.

The Men’s Group are meeting on Tuesday 9th October from 7 pm. Their speaker is Stuart Nicol who will tell us about his experiences as a journalist. This is a chance to get to know our minister’s husband better and is open to all, men and women!

The Community Cafe is open on Wednesday 10th October from 11:30. Great food; great company. Please come and bring a friend, or friends.

Blythswood Appeal. If you have any empty shoe boxes, these are much needed. Any items you have to contribute should be brought in by the middle of October and filled boxes by the end.

The Sunday Club have reminded us that they are still collecting pennies for the National Kidney Association. Please continue to bring in your small change for this great cause.

The North Ayrshire Foodbank have sent a poster of thanks for the donations received following our Harvest Festival Service last week. A total of 267.02 kg was contributed.