Our Weekly Prayer
A HARVEST PRAYER:
Almighty and Creating God, we give you thanks for the hands that have sown seeds in the spring-time, which through loving and tender nurture, have sprouted, matured and ripened into wonderful yellow fields of oil-seed rape, and golden oats, corn and barley, all signs of your love and wonderful provision for us. We give you praise for your refreshing breath which blows gently through the fields, strengthening the crops so that they grow tall and healthy, so that animals and birds can find refuge there.
Loving Lord Jesus, as we consider all the seeds sown by the hand of our Heavenly Father, our hearts are truly humbled by the magnificence of the world which He has designed. Forgive us, Lord Jesus, for taking this world and all its provisions for granted. Forgive us when we sow seeds of contempt and disdain for the work people do in your name; or when we sow seeds of hatred and malevolence out of anger, jealousy or spite; or sow seeds of indifference and doubt out of discontentment or impatience. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, and forgive us.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to remember the Law of the fallow field: if we sow nothing, then our hearts will remain barren and bare. And so direct us to sow seeds of love and respect for one another, of forgiveness and family-ship, and seeds of devotion and commitment to your work that your Kingdom may flourish and blossom here on earth until the day comes when we rejoice before You as we bring in the sheaves. Amen. (K.F.G.)
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT OUR HARVEST THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY. Please join us at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at 10.30am and stay after the service for a fine cup of tea, a fancy piece and a wee blether.
SUNDAY CLUB as usual. Children can stay in church for the fun part! ALL WELCOME!
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE NEWSLETTER TO MRS SUSAN DONALD as soon as possible, PLEASE! THANK YOU!
A FEW VOLUNTEERS PLEASE to help Dr. Kay make hot drinks on the afternoon of the 20th OCTOBER from 3.30pm. If you can help or assist with the raffle, please put your name on the sheet at the door or contact Dr. Kay. Thank you.
For our CHRISTMAS FAIR on the 3rd of NOVEMBER from 10am to 3pm we require VOLUNTEERS PLEASE to work in the kitchen, serve teas and lunches, and to work on the raffle and the stalls. If you can help in anyway, please put your name on the sheet at the door. Thanking you in anticipation of your help.
We require the following donations for the stalls: chocolate and bottles of wine/spirits by Sunday the 28th of OCTOBER to Diane or Dr. Kay; raffles; any new item which can be sold on a Christmas stall as a gift. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.
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.
INVERURIE FOODBANK has sent the following message: “We are very grateful for ALL food donations that are made but this month we are particularly short of the following items: deodorants/shaving kit; toilet-roll; kitchen roll. We are very short of: jars of jam; instant mash; chocolate bars/cereal bars; sponge puddings; dried milk powder; small jars of coffee. We would be pleased to get more:- packets of biscuits; UHT Milk; tinned Spaghetti/Ravioli; tins of meat (hot dogs, corned beef, spam, ham, mince, stewed steak). “THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.”
THE CHOIR PRACTICES have resumed on Thursday mornings at 11am in the small hall. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Come on lads!
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.
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER at 9.30am beginning in the hall, volunteers please to help decorate the church for our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. If you can help in any way, please put your name on the sheet at the door. Thanking you in anticipation of your help. The hall will be open on FRIDAY 5th from 6pm to 7pm for donations of flowers.
SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER Harvest Thanksgiving Service. This year the Kirk Session has agreed that we split donations of food between The Cyrenians (Aberdeen) and the Inverurie Food Bank. Should you wish to make a monetary Harvest gift, this will go as usual to Christian Aid. Your support is greatly appreciated. ALSO, after the service on the 7th OCTOBER would folk please be so kind as to help deliver floral gifts to the bereaved or sick. Your kindness in doing so would be greatly appreciated.
SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER Alison Hunter will be here with her stall of cards and gifts. Please have a browse after the service.
MONDAY 8th OCTOBER THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets in the small hall at 7 pm. ALL WELCOME.
TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER The Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet at 7.30pm in the small hall.
TRANSPORT SCOTLAND is holding the following meetings about the A96 duelling of the road from Huntly to Aberdeen at which staff and design consultants will be on hand to discuss the options under consideration and to answer any questions on the design and assessment work being carried out:
- MONDAY 8th OCTOBER and TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER at Inverurie Town Hall from noon to 7pm;
- WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER at the Stewarts Hall in Huntly from noon to 7 pm;
THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER at Kinellar Community Hall, Blackburn from noon to 7pm. 9th OCTOBER The Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet at 7.30pm in the small hall.
FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER The Guild meets at 2 pm in the small hall with guest speaker, Ann-Marie Coleman. The organiser is Mrs Margaret Laing.
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER The Work Party meets in the small hall at 2pm.
SATURDAY 20th to SUNDAY 21st of OCTOBER FUN FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS. Please do enter as we hope to bring visitors into the town as well as raising money for Insch Primary School to provide a grassy area for the children to play on. Entry from can be picked up in the foyer or from Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop. Small prizes will be awarded to the best ones of children/adults/families/shops and businesses.
SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER FOUDLAND COURT HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE at 2pm.
FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER Coffee Morning from 10am to noon.
SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER - HOLY COMMUNION SUNDAY.
TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER The Work Party meets in the small hall at 2pm.
SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER - Christmas Fair with teas/soup and pudding lunch; afternoon tea, church stalls and craft stalls: Elma Munro; Marjory and Ian MacKay’s candles; Lilian Cowie’s crafts; Trevor Wilson and woodcraft; Osborne Books; and toffee stall. TEAS from 10am to 11.45am - ADULT £2 Child £1 SOUP and PUDDING from noon to 2pm - ADULT £5; CHILD 12 and under £2; CHILD under 5 years is FREE. AFTERNOON TEAS from 2pm to 3pm - ADULT £2; CHILD £1. PLEASE SUPPORT.
WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER DRUMDARROCH HOUSE HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE at 2.30pm.
FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER THE GUILD MEET in the small hall at 2pm. 2017 WDP service. Organiser, Kathleen McLeish.
SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE SERVICE with the Uniformed Organisation - 100 years since the end of World War I and 100 years since the foundation of the R.A.F.
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.