Our Weekly Prayer
Father God, You are the perfect Father who promises to never leave us or forsake us. For Your guiding Presence, especially when we hit rock bottom, we praise You. We pray this coming Father’s Day for those fathers who strive to balance the demands of work, relationships, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. We praise those fathers who, lacking a good role model for a father, have worked hard to become a good father.
Father God, we pray for those fathers who, despite divorce or the break-up of the relationship, have remained in their children’s lives and have still done the best they can for them. We pray for those fathers whose children are adopted and whose love and support have offered guidance and healing. And we praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides.
Father God, we pray for those fathers and mothers who have lost a child to death and continue to hold the child in their heart. We praise those fathers who have died, but who live on in our memory, and whose love continues to nurture us through the love of Jesus Christ which binds heaven and earth together.
We remember especially all those who lost a child, a father, a grandfather, and any other member of the family in the tragic fire of Grenfell Tower. May Your healing hand be upon those who are still grieving. Carry them into a more stable future where they can rebuild their lives and find happiness again while honouring the memory of their loved one/s in their kindness towards others. And what we have prayed for fathers today we also pray for mothers. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, our Brother and Friend, Amen. (KFG)
A VERY WARM WELCOME awaits you at the morning service at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on SUNDAY 17th June at 10.30am. SUNDAY CLUB as usual. Please stay behind for a cup of tea/coffee, a fine piece and a blether.
We warmly welcome guest Dr. Mark Calder, Regional Manager for “Embrace the Middle East”, who will speak to us about the people his organisation serves in that region and God the Father's heart for them.
SINCERE THANKS to all for their wonderful support of events during Christian Aid Week! The Big Brekkie, the Soup & Sweet Lunch, the Sparkling Tea, and the Christian Aid Quiz raised £3,041.83. The door-to-door collection (in spite of all the defunctive door bells!) has raised £2,280.22 so far, to which Christian Aid will be able to add £303.22 through gift aid. A grand total of £5,322.05. This doesn’t include the money raised by Dr. Kay and Karen Milne for their sponsored diet which came to £816.50, nor the money raised from Count your Blessings and the jars.
DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY will soon be upon us. Last year we raised close to £2,000 for our teas. We are grateful to Mrs Anne Christie for yet again donating the strawberries for this year’s teas. If you can provide any BAKING, please add your name to the sheet at the door. Please give details of what you are providing and the quantity so that we know we have sufficient for the day. SINCERE THANKS. Also, if you can help us with the transportation and setting up of tents, tables, chairs and utensils, again, please place your name on the sheet at the door and come to the hall for 6pm on SATURDAY the 14th July. We appreciate your kindness and support.
INVERURIE FOOD BANK’s wish list is Sponge Puddings; Dried Milk Powder; Tins of cold meat (corned beef, ham, spam); cereal Bars; Fruit Juice (1Litre long life boxes); shampoo; kitchen roll. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE BRING ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS TO CHURCH and the Food Bank will collect them from us. Thanking you for your usual generosity. People in our parish are given vouchers for the food bank.
In the near future the church will be able to claim more than three and half thousand pounds from HMRC for tax paid on donations which have been gift aided in 2017. If you would like the church to reclaim the tax that you have already paid on the money you donate to the church - please consult Anne Campbell (tel. 841318) about signing a "gift aid declaration". There are several different ways to make that donation:- as a single donation, in the weekly collection or by a banker's order or direct debit – whichever is most convenient to you.
VOLUNTEERS-We are looking for volunteers to do the following: bookkeeping work for the accounts (the OSCAR forms would still be done by the accountant); and issuing the bills for the hire of the hall which would not be arduous once the template is set up. Thanking you in anticipation of your help.
FLOWER ROTA: If anyone would like to arrange flowers for the church, then please add your name to the rota in the foyer. If you would like to donate money and have someone else arrange them for you, then please see Mrs Margaret Mack. thanking you in anticipation of your help.
SUNDAY 17th JUNE FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE at 2pm.
TUESDAY 19th JUNE The BOARD and SESSION meet at 7.30pm in the church hall.
THURSDAY 21st JUNE Blood Donors Session at the BLC, 16.30 - 20.00. To book an appointment call 0345 9090 999. Thank you.
FRIDAY 22nd JUNE The Bennachie Singers Concert takes place in the church, 7 pm for 7.30pm.
SUNDAY 24th JUNE Our beautiful new pew cushions will be dedicated and our donor thanked, along with Alan and Brenda Rennie who have made the magnificent pew cushions in record time!
FRIDAY 29th JUNE from 10am to noon there is a coffee morning in the church hall.
FRIDAY 29th JUNE at 7.30pm in the Acorn Centre, Inverurie, a concert will be given by “The Galilee Duet”. Tibet Sa’ad on cello/vocals and Omar Sa’ad on viola and drums. They are gifted young musicians currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They were born and grew up in Galilee. They will speak on the issues and hardships they face in their homeland. They are both members of the Palestine Youth Orchestra. Their current tour of Scotland will help towards its funding as well as their on-going studies in Glasgow. TICKETS £7/£5 from the Acorn Centre or pay at the door. “Olive Tree” will have a small range of hand crafted objects from Palestine to sell. www.olivetreescotland.org
WEDNESDAY 4th JULY DRUMDARROCH HOUSE SERVICE at 2.30pm.
TUESDAY 10th JULY at 7 pm: Volunteers please to decorate the hall for the Chinese Fun Week and to prepare crafts for the children. Please put your name on the sheet at the door if you can help. Also, please bring a good scissors! Thank you.
SUNDAY 15th JULY - afternoon: DRUMROSSIE OPEN GARDEN DAY.
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST to FRIDAY 10th AUGUST - The FUN WEEK “Roman in China” with guests Mia Tao from China, now living in Insch; Lynda Sutherland (Insch PS); Ruth and Rev. Alan Greig (just returned from China); and an expert dumpling maker from China!
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.