Our Weekly Prayer
God of love, we thank you for the gift of children.
They lead us into their world of vulnerability and dependency;
of discovery and amazement;
of determination to get mobile and vocal!
They lead us into the world of our responsibility and obligations;
of nurturing love and protection;
of encouraging words and great patience.
They lead us into their world of teething problems;
of bumped heads and spectacular falls;
of pouting lip displays and gummy smiles!
They lead us into our world of worry and anxiety;
of glowing pride and bursting joy;
of thankfulness that our lives are blessed by our children.
God of Love and God of Time,
help us to spend as much time
with our children and families as possible
and to savour it as the most precious moments of our lives,
in the name of Jesus, Amen. (K.F.G.)
We had a very successful Fun Week! Since thanks to guests Ms Lynda Sutherland: Mrs Mia Tao, Mrs Ruth and Rev. Alan Greig; and to Lynda’s friends Moira and her Chinese friends from Aberdeen, Carol and her children who said that we made them feel the welcome and accepted as part of our Fun Week Family. Grateful thanks to all the leaders and kitchen staff who freely gave their time and energies to making this a very informative and fun time together!
A WARM WELCOME to the SUNDAY FUN WEEK SERVICE on the 12th August at 10.30am in Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church when Lynda will join us for the Finale. A lovely tea will be served in the hall after the service. ALL WELCOME!
THANK YOU SINCERELY for your very kind and generous donations of all sorts to the Fun Week which contributed to the week being a great success! It was so rewarding to see the children eagerly listen to our guests and participate in the games and craft making.
Sincere thanks to Pat Duncan, Madge Forsyth and Sheila Harper for providing MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS for many years. They have made the decision to take a well deserved rest and therefore the last coffee morning will be in November. If there are any others who would like to volunteer to continue the coffee mornings which raise a decent sum of money for the church, then please speak to Dr. Kay. The coffee mornings may be continued with a rota of volunteers. We will thank the ladies in due course.
EXCITING TRIP FOR 2020! There is an Oberammergau trip from 10 – 17 July 2020 which is being led by the Rev. Neil Meyer of Kintore. Only four spaces left.
There is a new FLOWER ROTA in the vestibule. If anyone would like to arrange flowers to beautify the church on a Sunday morning - whether in memory of a loved one or simply because it is something you would like to do - or donate money and have someone else arrange them for you, then please see Mrs Margaret Mack. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual kindness and generosity.
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST The Fun Week Service at 10.30am
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE at 2pm.
FRIDAY 31st AUGUST Coffee Morning from 10am to noon.
WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER DRUMDARROCH HOUSE SERVICE at 2.30pm.
FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER - Family Quiz night by Iain and Sam Mitchell.
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER Presbytery Conference. Reminder for the volunteers who are going with Dr. Kay.
SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER there is an afternoon tea for Christian Aid in the Acorn Centre in Inverurie from 2pm to 4 pm. ADULTS £7.50; CHILDREN £4. Tickets available from the Acorn Centre or the office at St. Andrew’s Church.
TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER The Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet at 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER ADVANCE NOTIFICATION for a special Guild Meeting with a worker from Malawi for the Mamie Martin Fund, along with a trustee of the charity. Details of the time and place of the meeting will be given at a later date. PLEASE PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY.
SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE at 2 pm.
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER Coffee Morning from 10am to noon.
THE CHOIR REHEARSES every Thursday morning at 11am in the hall. ALL WELCOME TO JOIN.
DRUMDARROCH HOUSE services are on the first Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm.
FOUDLAND COURT services are on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm except for December when a different date is set.
COMMUNION: The formal Act of Holy Communion will be conducted on Sunday 30th April 2017 and Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10.30 am and at 6pm. The minister is happy to conduct Home Communions on request. There are a number of Services of Meditation and informal Communion throughout the year. Please see Facebook pageor contact Dr. Kay F. Gauld.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: we are joined by the Uniformed Organisations and ex-service personnel. At the end of the service we parade to the War Memorial which is situated inside Insch War Memorial Hospital. In 2017 there is a possibility that there may be Remembrance Services at Premnay and at Leslie.
ANNUAL DORIC SERVICE with the Strathbogie Fiddlers, singer Helen Wood, Doric speaker Frances Mitchell and other guests on the first Sunday in June.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE is on the second Sunday in October when the church is made stunningly beautiful by members of the congregation. The church is open in the afternoon from 2-4pm to view the floral arrangements.