Our Weekly Prayer
Heavenly Father God, we have enjoyed the warmth of Your SONshine this past week which has melted the chilling grasp of anxiety and worry; the icy clasp of heart break and sorrow; and has lit up the darkness from the shadows of difficult relationships and times.
Help us to turn to Your Son for He will guide us to places of refreshment and renewal where there are no predators who can frighten us or intimidate us, for Christ alone will be our strength, our comfort and our deep peace. For all this, we thank You, O God. Amen. (KFG)
A VERY WARM WELCOME awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at 10.30am on Sunday the 17th February. Please stay for refreshments, a fine piece and a blether! We would be delighted to see you there. ALL WELCOME! Sunday Club as usual. ALL WELCOME!
INVERURIE FOODBANK has set us a lovely certificate of appreciation! Thank you all very much for your generosity. The February wish list is quite short: - tins of the following: fruit, potatoes, tomatoes; sponge puddings; stock cubes; and cleaning materials for kitchens and bathrooms.
For the next month please keep the Interim Moderator and Locum Minister, the Rev. Sheila Craggs, Office Bearers and congregation of St. Andrews, Inverurie in your prayers, asking for good health for the minister and office bearers; wisdom in stewardship; fruitfulness in outreach; and may the church always be a friendly and welcoming place.
There is new material for veterans of the Armed Forces in the foyer. Please pick up and pass on to anyone you know who is a veteran as there is wonderful work going on to help and support our veterans.
Solomon’s first operation has been a success, thanks to the skill and competence of Mr John Ferguson at East Neuk Vets in Fife, along with the care of the staff. However, he needs to “heal for a further two to three weeks” and so he will now return to St. Monan’s on the 4th of March and have his hip replacement the day after. He will return home, all being well, on the 11th of March. Dr. Kay is still taking her Christmas Days holiday from the 18th to the 22nd of February.
If anyone is due Amanda money for sponsorship, would they please pay now so we can announce a final total for her sponsored hair cut. Thank you. At the moment the church and the Cats Protection League each benefit from a total of £345.50. Thank you very much, Amanda!
Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.
ELDERS CONFERENCE 2019:
Theme: Creating and Deepening Discipleship
When: Friday 7 June (17:00) - Sun 9 June (14:00) 2019
(Booking closes on 19 May 2019)
Where: Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, Fife,
FK10 4BE. Ticket: £150 (which includes accommodation, refreshments and meals)
Booking: at https://eldersconference2019.eventbrite.co.uk
Would you please be so kind as to donate raffle prizes for the Mr and Mrs and the Beetle Drive which are on the 1st and 8th of March respectively. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual kindness and generosity.
URGENT! Due to work and family commitments, Mrs Susan Donald would like a volunteer or to take over the Autumn publication of the Newsletter. This is not difficult as everything is already set up. Susan would show what has to be done for the Spring Newsletter. If you are unsure of whether or not you would manage, please speak to Susan. We need a volunteer by the 3rd of MARCH. Thank you.
SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY:
-FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE at 2pm conducted by Dr. Kay.
-The Production cast rehearse at 3 pm. Please meet IN THE HALL. Thank you!
MONDAY 18th FEBRUARY: The Bible study group meets in the hall at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.
THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY: THE CHOIR rehearses at the NEW TIME of 10am. NEW MEMBERS always welcome!
FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY: The monthly coffee morning has resumed as “The Kirk Cafe”. This Friday we welcome P5J from INSCH PRIMARY SCHOOL. This is a way for all ages to mix and to integrate in the community. The cafe is now running EVERY FORTNIGHT but please watch out for the dates as there are sometimes five Fridays in the month! Please do let us know of anyone who would like to come and either be transported or escorted. Grateful thanks to all those who have volunteered to bake and serve in order that it may continue, and to those who have volunteered to be drivers.
FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY: The Bible Study Group invite you to a film night in the small hall at 7pm. The film is “War room.” It's a fictional story of a couple struggling with their marriage and how the power of prayer turns their situation around. It is a very good film!
SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY - FOUNDERS DAY SERVICE with the Scouts. The Guides have an invitation to go to a THINKING DAY celebration in Edinburgh! Please support our Uniformed Organisations.
FRIDAY 1st MARCH GUILD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER at 2.30pm in the common room of Foudland Court. All welcome. Contact Kathleen McLeish for further details.
FRIDAY 1st MARCH at 6.30pm for 7pm: MR and MRS and BLIND DATE in the hall. A light super will be served at half time. Nibbles and complimentary drinks. BYOB. This is an adults only evening. Raffle and Squares. TICKETS £7.50. Proceeds towards the hall toilets. TICKETS on sale TODAY in the foyer, from Dr. Kay, Diane and Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop.
SUNDAY 3rd MARCH: Guild Celebration Sunday Service. All Guild members should attend the service as YOU are the special guests.
WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH DRUMDARROCH HOUSE SERVICE at 2.30pm. Please come and join us if you cna. Thank you.
FRIDAY 8th MARCH: The Guild meets at 2pm in the small hall with guest speaker Philippa Buckingham who will tell us about the work of Mary’s Meals. All welcome.
FRIDAY 8th MARCH at 6.30pm for 7pm: FAMILY BEETLE NIGHT for ALL ages, great fun! Lovely tea served at half time. Raffle and children’s stall. Tickets: Adult £2; child £1, for sale soon. Proceeds to the church.
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.