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Important announce ….

This is intimation that a meeting of the Kirk Session of this congregation is to be held via ZOOM on09/11/20 at 7.30pm.

In recognition of the diversity of views within the Church about the historic and current doctrine and practice of the Church in relation to human sexuality and in the interests of the peace and unity of the Church, departure from the practice of the Church in relation to human sexuality is permitted in certain circumstances.

The purpose of the Kirk Session meeting just intimated will be for the Kirk Session to decide whether to depart from the Church’s practice in relation to human sexuality in order for applications for the current vacancy to be considered from, amongst others, individuals who are in a civil partnership.

In terms of the process for a decision to depart contained in the Ministers and Deacons in Civil Partnerships Act (Act 1, 2015), this will be a first meeting of the Kirk Session on this matter and therefore the vote will be of an indicative nature only. It will require to be followed up at a subsequent meeting of the Kirk Session by a second vote in favour of the decision to depart in order to take effect.

Both votes on this matter must achieve a majority of those present and entitled to vote in order to take effect.

Rev. Ian Taylor Interim Moderator 29/10/20

Harvest

This Sunday will our Harvest service they will be boxes in vestibule for any gifts people may bring. Any tinned product will be greatfully received.

New Manse-Details

As mentioned by Gordon Morrison on This morning Online service , please details propose “New Manse” Please find attach the sales brochure that provides the plot location plus the floor layouts. The two plots that have been marked with a square are plots 71 and 86. Plot 86 is the plot accessed by the cul de sac that serves 3 properties. It has the open outlook towards the Campsies.

If you would like view it on the Barratt web page which allows you to drill down into the site layout the link is:-
https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/east-dunbartonshire/h647501-braes-of-yetts/

Important Announcement

Notice is hereby given that the Vacancy Procedure Committee of the Presbytery of Glasgow proposes to allow the congregation Kirkintilloch St Mary’s to follow the protocol agreed by the Commission of Assembly on 7th July :

Section 22: Preaching by Nominee:  public worship may be conducted by any means which enables all those entitled to vote in the election to see and hear the nominee conduct the same act of worship including by means of a live stream or through recorded media made available by any appropriate means, or by a combination of the two; Section 23: Election of Minister and Section 24: Ballot Procedure: the vote may take place by those physically present (if any) completing a hard copy of a voting paper and those not, completing and posting or hand delivering a hard copy of a voting paper; the arrangements made shall ensure secrecy of the ballot while maintaining verification of eligibility to vote;

This action will proceed unless at least four persons, who are either communicant members of this congregation of Kirkintilloch St Mary’s or full members of Presbytery, together or separately submit to the Depute Presbytery Clerk a request for this proposal to be considered at the next meeting of the Presbytery. Any such request must set out the relevant reasons. You should submit any such request in writing to Rev Hilary McDougall  glasgow@churchofscotland.org.uk by Monday 14th September 2020. If four valid requests are received, then the permission to use the Vacancy Protocol will be suspended and the approval of Presbytery will be required.

Rev Hilary McDougall

Depute Presbytery Clerk

Presbytery of Glasgow

260 Bath St.

Glasgow.

0141 332 6606

From Katy….

From Katy….Thought for Prayer Sunday 9th August 2020, I wait for the Lord,my soul waitsand in his word I hope;My soul waits for the LordMore than watchmen for the morningMore than watchmen for the morning. Psalm 130.Gracious God in this time and space we wait for you,seeking your word and wisdom in our day to day living.Throughout our lives there have been good and bad times, times of joy and times of sorrow.And yet you do not condemn or judge us but welcome us with love and blessings.We dare to hope again and see the light of your presence before us.Heal our brokenness and in this period of lockdown may your Holy Spirit continue to guide doctors,nurses, scientists and politicians in their decision making and judgements.We continue to pray for all those in hospital and for bereaved families in this country and throughout the world Amen.