December Notices

17 Dec – 23 Dec                           Sun   17           10.00am Choir practice                                                                                                                                                             10.30am Morning worship with children’s nativity

                                                                                      Sunday school and crèche                                                                                                                             Tea and coffee in transept after worship


                                                Tues 19           10.30am    Lyle Gateway Christmas lunch in Union Street


                                                Thur 21            10.30am   NO GATEWAY TODAY

                                                                        7.00pm     Kirk Session meeting in Union Street


                                                Fri 22             7.30pm     Choir Brigade Christmas Concert (NS)


                                                Sat 23              11.00am   Messy Church and Sunday school party




The Sunday School Christmas party will be incorporated in the Messy Church session on Saturday 23rd  December.                                               


Tickets for the Choir Brigade’s Christmas Concert can be purchased in advance by emailing or phoning 07734064419     



24 Dec – 30 Dec                     Sun 24             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship                                                                                                                                               Tea and coffee in transept after worship

                                                                        6:00 pm    Family Service followed by refreshments

                                                                        11:00 pm    Refreshments

                                                                        11:30 pm    Watchnight Service


                                                Mon 25            10.30am    Christmas Day worship



                                                Sat 30              1.30pm     Wedding of Julie Henry in NS


Refreshments are being provided at both services on Christmas Eve and additional helpers will be needed.  If you are available and willing to assist, please speak with Jan Duthie who will assign you a task.



31 Dec – 6 Jan                       Sun 31             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship with Charles Davey                                                                                                            Tea and coffee in transept after worship




Gateway will close at  1.30pm on Tuesday19 Dec and open Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 at 10.30am. The Gateway Christmas Celebration will take place on Tues 19th December with the usual activities followed about 12 noon by Carols round the Christmas tree and a buffet  lunch. All welcome!


Lyle Kirk Guild

A wee reminder to the congregation to save their used stamps from Christmas cards and they can donate them to either the Ardgowan Hospice box or the Leprosy Mission Box ,both are on the table at the back of the church.


Pastoral Care - It is vital that the pastoral care team are kept informed of members of the congregation who might be in need of either a visit from one of the team, a visit from the minister or perhaps to receive the church flowers.  In order to assist in this process, a pastoral care card has been placed in the centre aisle seats and at the rear of the church.  Please make use of them and pass to the minister on the way out of church giving as much information as you can.


Communion – will take place on Sunday 3rd December at 10.30am and 3.00pm.  Communion invitations will be available for elders to uplift on Sunday 12th November from the side chapel.


Traidcraft stall – Traidcraft are having a break in December and January, returning on Sunday 25th February.  Thereafter there will be a Traidcraft Stall on the last Sunday of each month.  Thanks to everyone who has supported this venture in the current year.


Scout Christmas Post will operate again this year.   Stamps costing 30p will be available for sale on Sundays 26th November and 3rd, 10th and 17th December, with the final date and time for posting cards being Sunday 17th at 10.30am.   Cards delivered in GREENOCK WEST END AND GOUROCK ONLY.


Church Office - The church office will be open each Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for anyone who needs assistance with admin work.  The office will not be open on Thursday 28th December or Thursday 4th January 2018.


Notices – any items for the monthly notices sheet should be in the hands of the secretary no later than the last Wednesday in the month.