Pollokshaws Methodist Church

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Where
74 Shawholm Cresent
Pollokshaws
Glasgow
G43 1LH (map)

Contact
Minister: Revd. Tim Thorpe

General Enquiries please email:  Strathclyde.circuit@gmail.com

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you in the name of the Risen Lord, who says to us, “Peace be with you”. It is good to be able to keep in contact with you at this unusual time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are finding things particularly challenging, as they deal with death, sickness, mental health issues, financial insecurity and isolation. We think too about partners overseas in developing countries, for whom the virus could pose problems on a different scale* (see below).

The future is very uncertain – as to what life will be like in the months which lie ahead, so we live each day to the fullest, hoping that tomorrow will be better, trusting in the God of resurrection, whose true power is found in sacrificial love.

Thanks to all those who continue to pray for the circuit ministers; we have found ourselves having to adapt quickly to a whole new way of working. I know that many of you have found comfort and inspiration through the material produced online. I am thankful to those who have been able to embrace the new technology to make this possible.

The circuit service is broadcast every Sunday morning at 11.00 am online Service

and you can pick it up there any time after the Sunday morning. I am continuing to broadcast for 5 minutes live at 5 pm (5@5)on Saturdays on Saturday 5 minutes at 5pm

and you can pick up all my old chats there also.

There has also been a remarkable amount of pastoral care exercised on the telephone: listening and encouraging and praying for each other, not only by the staff, but through the faithfulness of pastoral visitors and fellow worshippers. There are times when we cannot pray for ourselves – we need others to do it for us.

It has been said that the church buildings may be closed, but the church of Jesus Christ is open for business; and I have heard many stories of service beyond the call of duty, bringing hope in small ways to other people.

*There is opportunity to give to ‘All We Can’ as they appeal for support for those in developing countries through. All We Can

I trust too that you have considered how you can maintain your financial support for your local church at this time, so that the church’s mission can continue.

We are awaiting guidance as to how the church may function going into the future, but I rejoice to know that all churches are managing to “meet together” in some way during these strange days. We trust in the God of resurrection, who pours out the Spirit, that we might not only know grace in the wilderness, but streams of living water in the desert.

Please be in touch if you feel I could find ways of supporting you. You remain in the thoughts and prayers of many in the circuit, as we learn to appreciate our interdependence even more. We suffer together and we rejoice together.

Our district presbyters are meeting on Wednesday of this week (by “Zoom”) and the local preachers are meeting at the end of the month. There is hope that a new way of being the Methodist Church will emerge – but I still miss being with you all.

Peace and love to you.

Andrew

Superintendent Minister, Strathclyde Circuit.

From Mark Slaney – District Chair for Methodism in Scotland

Mark will be leading worship 11.00 am on a Sunday

Sunday

Bible Study

Wednesday 7 pm

Details for the meeting are available from Strathclyde.circuit@gmail.com

 

 

You may already know, that the CAP Job Club at Pollokshaws Methodist Church won the Regional Finals of the Methodist Insurance Volunteers Award.
We now need your help to reach the National Finals as this is being voted on by the public by using the following link: https://www.methodistinsurance.co.uk/volunteerawards/ please show your support by voting for us.
Can I ask you to circulate as far as possible and encourage people to vote for us in the National Finals.
For six years we have helped over a thousand people with over 400 people finding paid employment and rely on the team of volunteers from the church to support this every week.
Once the corona virus crisis comes to an end our help will be needed even more.
Thanks for all your support
Phil Haggis
CAP Job Club Manager
Pollokshaws Methodist Church

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