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Good evening - no chance of going out this week with Young Bill and Hazel – I wish – as they are on holiday this week in Sicily.  I am just about in Wednesday but I am sure all normal folk are in bed!

Come and join us this Sunday for our morning service at 11 am. And every Sunday through the summer. The next 3 Sundays will be led by our Worship Group while Mahboob is on holiday. Ian will be playing the organ for the next 2 Sundays too.

Thanks to all those who continue to support our Foodbank Sunday on the 2nd Sunday of the month. There was a huge number of bags this week again – the picture of the filled trolley is on our Facebook page. The next collection will be on the 11th of August. 

This summer Drama Kirk presents a dramatized walk, bringing to life Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert. Experience the Exodus anew, from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, on an exciting journey. You will walk with some well-known bible characters and see dramatisations of temptations, trials and miracles.  The walk is less than a mile and the event will last an hour; but does include one steep incline. It takes place on Saturday 10th August in Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton at 10am, Noon and 3pm. Tickets are free and are available through event briteGoing by past events which Bill and I have attended this will be a good afternoon, learning about characters from the Bible.

Most of our own Church groups and activities are now on their summer break. I will let you know the starting dates for our youth organisations and any other groups after the holidays.

There are, however, groups who meet in the church each week and will continue over the summer.

The Learning Together Group which meets on a Wednesday night is taking a break for the summer. Come along to join with others to discuss the Bible after the summer break.

If you like to have a coffee come along to the Tuesday Coffee and Chat at 10 am. (You can also get toast if you want it!)

The Craft and Hobbies Group is on each Wednesday at 2pm. Get your knitting needles polished and your scissors sharpened. Lots of chat and tea!

You will be made very welcome at all of these and if you want any information about any of these or any of the many groups who use the church each week, just ask and we can let you know!!!

If you want to add anyone to the prayer list, please let me know. I know that folks do appreciate your prayers.

Let me know if you would like to add anything to this newsletter too.

Photo by Gigi on Unsplash

SCRIPTURE: As they went on their way, they came to a town where a woman named Martha lived. She cared for Jesus in her home. Martha had a sister named Mary. Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to all He said. Martha was working hard getting the supper ready. She came to Jesus and said, 'Do You see that my sister is not helping me? Tell her to help me.' Jesus said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. Only a few things are important, even just one. Mary has chosen the good thing. It will not be taken away from her.' Luke 10: 38-42

It is very easy to do something which others will think is very foolish, but I take heart to know that I am not the only person to ever do something foolish. That is what our Bible verses are about this morning.

As Jesus and his disciples were traveling, they came to a town where Martha lived with her sister Mary. The sisters welcomed Jesus into their home and Martha immediately began to work very hard to get supper ready for Jesus. While Martha busied herself in preparing the meal, Mary just sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to his teaching.

Martha was upset that her sister was not helping her, so she went to Jesus and said, "Do you see that my sister is not helping me? Tell her to help me."

Jesus answered, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about too many things. Only a few things are important, perhaps just one. Mary has chosen that one thing and I will not take it away from her."

Many of us make the same mistake that Martha made. We get so busy working, playing, or watching television that we often forget the most important thing. We forget to spend time with Jesus! We must be very careful that we don't get so busy doing good things that we leave out the best! After all, Jesus is the most important thing!

Dear Jesus, help us to remember that you are the most important thing in our lives. Don't let us get so busy with other things that we forget to spend time with you. Amen.

Continue to pray for our many church friends Vena and Freda, Sylvia, Sheena and Bill, Isobelle, Margaret, Agnes and Bill, Andy and Mary, Gil and Sheena and Veronica. Please also add Jean and Margaret to your list.

Margery has also asked if we could continue to pray for her friend Louise.

Pray also for the members of our Worship Group who are leading our services over the next 3 weeks.

Church is on each Sunday followed by tea and coffee in the hall so come along and worship with us at 11 am.

God bless

Laura

Laura Fleming- Session Clerk