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COVID 19 Restrictions
The Scottish Government have relaxed the lockdown levels with effect from 25th March. This will enable us to return to worship with a congregation of 50 from Palm Sunday and Holy Week. As before you are asked to book in advance through the booking email address or by telephone. Please be aware that priority will be given to anyone who is unable to be allocated a seat when subsequent bookings are made. Further details will be issued next week. Booking must be done by noon on the Wednesday.
Tuesday openings will resume after Easter.
Hymn Choice Hymn 512 was chosen by Isabel Grey. Apart from being a great sing, verse 1 reminds us what God has done for us and continues to do so, especially during this time when we need reassurance.
The Wynd Centre This week we welcome back into our fold, Mr Thomas Blane as the Centre Manager. Following the announcement from the First Minister just over a week ago that universities and colleges will open the Wynd has opened on reduced hours from Mon 1st March to accommodate counselling and the colleges.The cafe remains closed for the time being.
Weekly Church Opening Rev Gordon Armstrong & Rev George Lind will be available in the Church on Tuesdays from 6th April from 11am to 3pm. Prayers will be said on the hour by the Ministers.
Mission Fund Mission boxes can be handed into the Church on Tuesdays between 11.00am - 3.00pm or at any Sunday Service if you happen to be in attendance. Our plan is to make initial donations to Ferguslie Pre Five Centre and Blue Triangle Housing Association at Bruce Court. Thanks to all who continue to support the Fund throughout lockdown.
During this time of social isolation you will be receiving phone calls from Rev. Gordon, Rev George, Catriona and your Elder, but please do contact the Church Office if you are feeling lonely or require shopping.
Passing the time - Have you found difficulty in passing the time? Perhaps you have taken up a new interest? If so why not share it with others, we would love to hear from you. Telephone the church office or send an email to email@example.com
Items for Oracle Any items for inclusion in next week's Oracle can be passed to Catriona on the office number or email before Wednesday.
Oakshaw Trinity Cookbook We are looking for you to share some of the recipes that you have been using during lockdown, new ones or old favourites. Please submit these by email or post to Isabel Pearson. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have received many recipes however we now need recipes for starters and desserts only.
Organisations Normally we would all be starting back at this time, however most of our organisations will continue to remain in contact through social media until we can meet together.
EMEC Kindness Rock Garden During this lockdown and to give us motivation and inspiration of hope at a difficult time in our lives, why not consider collecting a rock and painting an inspirational message on it for our Church Garden. If you cannot manage to paint a rock why not post your ideas of a message that gives comfort and post it on the Church Facebook page. Once we have received enough rocks these will be collected and placed in a special place in the garden to be dedicated on an official day.
Used Stamp Appeal 2020 We now have the name of the new support we are helping with our used stamps and it is The Women's Development Centre (WDC) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Please remember to cut 1/2" border around the stamp.
Coffee Shop is closed at the moment due to the coronavirus isolation requirements.
Saturday Club is cancelled for the time being. However the club is going to hold a time of Saturday Club From the Sofa. This will take place on FaceTime at 3pm on Saturdays. Please feel free to join in and keep us up to date with how you have been coping.
Foodbank The food bank will be able to accept food donations again from 15th February. Their store at Westway Renfrew ( inside security gate) will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 12 noon.
Taxi - if anyone has difficulty in getting to Church on a Sunday please speak to Gordon Hamilton.
Contact numbers Please note that you can still contact the Church Office and the Wynd Centre on the usual numbers as the telephone lines have been temporarily transferred.