Glasgow Evangelical Church, Cathedral Square, Glasgow

SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2018
 
Our Sunday School is taking the Service on Sunday 23rd December 2018  as they do every year. 
Santa will be visiting us too. 

 ST LUKE 2: 7-14. 7. And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. 8.And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. 10. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.


 
‘CHRISTMAS’

 The following message from Pastor T. C. McCurry (now deceased) was written in December 1991 to this Congregation.

My Dear Friends

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus.

It’s that time of the year again which can only be aptly described by the word bustle. Bustling with cards, cakes and crackers, with gifts, garlands and goodies, turkey, tinsel and toys. It’ hard to imagine it is all because of a baby boy born so long ago in Bethlehem of Judea.

A perfectly natural birth, painful as all births are but there was something different about this one as the creed puts it so well – he was “conceived by the Holy Ghost” and there you have it “the mystery of Godliness”, the miraculous had happened, the long awaited Messiah had arrived and with him the wonderful promise that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself.

The rough men going about their job as sheep-herders were the first to hear the Angelic “Gloria in Excelsis” and later the wise men, who had followed the star of Hope came with their precious gifts to the baby boy – the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace – remember Christmas has its marvellous message.

As I reflect on the past year in our great family Church, I have become more and more aware of your love and understanding, your gentleness, kindness and courtesy have all left their mark and I thank God for the great privilege of regarding you as friends. May God grant you a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Aye yours in Fellowship,

Pastor T.C. McCurry (1991)


 

    Our Martin Luther 500 Anniversary of the Reformation Banner Made by some of our Members 




  




 
 
JOHN 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one   and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not   perish but have eternal life. 
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to   condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


the following message from Pastor T. C. McCurry (now deceased) written in March 1995 to this Congregation.

 VESTRY VIEWPOINT

Is there anything that will give us the answers we need to make sense of World events and awaken our resolve to prepare for whatever lies ahead?  Many are today affected by a “what-difference-does-it-make” attitude which leads consequently to the inevitable “couldn’t-care-less” outlook responsible for the shameful destruction of Hope, Faith and the prospect of Peace. A ‘just and lasting peace’ has been the universal cry and longing in the heart of mankind since the dawn of history: WORLD PEACE! Nothing seems more desirable and yet less attainable – Man has made such incredible wonderful technological strides, it is completely baffling how we have become nuclear giants while remaining moral midgets.

Peace is a rare commodity, international treaties are broken almost as soon as agreed: But what about peace of mind? While we recognise the problems of tension and stress we would be foolish indeed if we were unaware of the antidote – God has called us to live in Peace (1 Cor. 7:15) so the fact is that peace is possible (Psalm 29:11.) To His disciples Jesus said “peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you (John 14:27) and so just as peace was announced at the birth of Jesus, it was left, before His death, as God’s legacy – and God never tantalises us with the unattainable.

Potentially we are as peaceful as God, for the same peace that is keeping God is keeping us. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee (Isaiah 26:3) – if in any and every circumstance we can believe that God is in control and that Jesus is Lord then we can said ‘I believe God’ and the peace that passeth all understanding will abide in our hearts by faith.

Peace! Peace! Wonderful Peace

Coming down from Father above

Sweep over my spirit forever I pray

In fathomless billow of love.

 Yours in fellowship

(Sgd) T.C. McCurry

(March 1995)



                                           Instead of looking back with regret or wishing this New Year? Christians should look back with thanks and forward with trust.
     
       
Glasgow Evangelical Church wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Glasgow Evangelical Church has received a Places of Worship Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES)  for the Repairs and Restoration of their Category ‘A’ listed building, in Glasgow’s historic Cathedral Square.

Please check our HLF and HES RESTORATION PROJECT page for more information.

         
 
  

Restoration work completed - due to the condition of the ceiling in the Sanctuary took longer than anticipated - some photos of the work inside the sanctuary and in our photos page more of the interior and exterior

  
  
 
 
 
 
  

    


                      





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