Bishopton Parish Church News

Please note that all pews are now available for use. Wearing of face masks is still mandatory, but maintaining a reasonable distance from others, while no longer mandatory, is strongly recommended.

Notes for your diary: (Week beginning 11th April 2022)

Mon. 11th April The Walking Group meets at The Cornerstone Car park at 10.20 for a 10.30am departure.
7pm at Church (Erskine Ferry Road) Joint Service with OLL.
Tues. 12th April(No Coffee Stop in The Cornerstone).
7pm at Church “Betrayed”
Wed. 13th April7pm Church open for prayer – “The Garden of Tears”   
Thurs. 14th April7pm at Church Maundy – Thursday Communion
8pm Choir practice in The Cornerstone
(No Girls’ Brigade – restarts 21st April)
Fri. 15th AprilGood Friday
Mission Walking Group for Good Friday
(See details here)
7pm at Church – “The Dark Day”
Sun. 17th AprilEaster Sunday
Change of one-way direction of the church driveway starts today! (See more details below)
9am Sunrise Service at the Cannon Viewpoint in Dargavel.                                                      
11am Morning worship in the Church.
(No Tea or Coffee after the service – restart to be advised)
(No Sunday Kidz at The Cornerstone until after Easter).

Favourite hymn(s) You are invited to send Ruby at The Cornerstone, a note of your favourite hymn(s) together with brief details why your choice is important to you. These will be included as part of the praise, in future morning services.

Cars at Church

Firstly, change to the “one-way” direction of the church driveway starts on Sunday, 17th April. The west driveway will be the IN route, and the east driveway (next to the cemetery) will be the OUT route.

There will be No Right Turn exiting the driveway and drivers are advised to turn left on to Erskine Ferry Road and turn at the HP roundabout if wishing to go up Drumcross Road, or head west on Erskine Ferry Road.

Pastoral Care

A new afternoon club for fun and friendship is currently in the course of preparation. This will be upstairs in The Cornerstone on Thursdays starting in early afternoon with a variety of activities, and finishing in the open area downstairs with a cuppa and biscuit. Watch for further information!

Footcare

ROAR Footcare Service re-commenced in The Cornerstone on Friday, 8th April from 9am – 1pm. Booked appointments only. To make an appointment please call 0141 889 7481.

Foodbank

Renfrewshire Foodbank have advised that they are running short of the following:

Long-life milk, tins of custard and rice, diluting juice (1 litre bottles), biscuits, coffee, and the following non-food items

Deodorant, shampoo, plus household cleaning products and plastic bags.

Donations can be dropped off outside the main door of the church on any Sunday morning or at the Coffee Stop at The Cornerstone on a Tuesday morning.

Ukraine

Each Sunday until Easter Sunday (17th April) a collection container will be placed at the bottom of the steps to the main door of the church, for donations for the humanitarian relief of Ukraine. The One World Committee hopes the congregation will avail themselves of this collection point and wish to thank everyone in advance! Further information to follow.

Articles for Newsy-Mail If any group leaders or committee convenors have information they wish to advise members or adherents of the church, please contact Ruby at The Cornerstone who will include this in the next edition.