Our Weekly Prayer
Almighty and loving God, we praise You that your world is alive with the ordinary. We praise you for the shadowy morning sky tinged with the orange of the rising sun. As the cold grey dawn is transformed, so our hearts are warmed by the presence of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Creating and loving God, we praise you for the snowdrop with its head hanging low to reflect the beauty of cleansing white frost. As the snowdrop brings hope that brighter days are on their way, we hang our heads in prayer so that we may reflect the love of Jesus Christ and bring hope into the lives of family and friends, neighbours and strangers who wait for brightness to scatter the winter nights of the soul.
Lord Jesus Christ, there are times when our faith is tested at the loss of a loved one; of our livelihood and our home; of special relationships. There are times when we are betrayed by those whom we thought we could trust. Forgive us for blaming You instead of thanking You for Your constant presence, love and comfort to carry us through the hot burning deserts and the dark, cold and terrifying nights of the soul.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, guide us through the arid deserts to refresh ourselves in You, the oasis of Living Water. Dispel the darkness of our gloom with Light of Your Son, Jesus Christ, that we may count our blessings and begin again, refreshed and renewed to pass the test of faith and to move on to fresh green pastures in Your love. Amen. (KFG)
A VERY WARM WELCOME awaits you at the Sunday morning service at 10.30am at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church. ALL WELCOME. Sunday Club as usual. Please stay at the end of the service for a fine cup of tea, a fancy piece and a blether. Grateful thanks to all our tea ladies and gentlemen and all our bakers.
INVERURIE FOOD BANK has asked us to collect the following items:
tinned potatoes; tinned custard, jam; powdered milk; instant mash; cereal bars; sponge puddings; instant coffee – small 100g jars please; cleaning products and pet food.
PLEASE BRING THE ABOVE ITEMS TO CHURCH if you can spare to buy a few of the above mentioned items. Thanking you for your usual generosity. People in our parish are given vouchers for the food bank.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all who VOLUNTEERED to spring clean the church and hall yesterday. You have done sterling work. Everything is shining and sparkling except for the minister! Maybe she needs a spring clean!
The last of the magnetic torches are now on sale. You will find them in the foyer: £3.50 each or two for £6. Proceeds to church funds.
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.
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE We are sorry to hear that Amanda will be off work for some time. Should you wish to send her a note, please ask Dr. Kay for her address. It would be encouraging for her to hear from members of the congregation. We will keep her in our prayers. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all those who have volunteered to do the Beadle’s job over the next couple of months. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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 21st JANUARY Foudland Court Service at 1.45pm. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME. Thank you.
SUNDAY 21st JANUARY at 3pm THE PRODUCTION CAST meet in the hall to begin rehearsals.
MONDAY 22nd JANUARY the Bible Study meets in the hall at 7 pm.
TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY The Work Party meets in the hall at 2pm.
FRIDAY 26th JANUARY The coffee morning resumes in the hall from 10am to noon.
SUNDAY 28th JANUARY MESSY CHURCH meets at 3 pm in the Institute.
SUNDAY 28th JANUARY The PRODUCTION CAST meet at 3pm.
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 10am to 3 pm at Westhills Church: Dr. Kay has been asked to present a talk and a workshop on how to write a summer Fun Week. She would be obliged if one or two helpers from the Fun Week would go with her. Please let her know if you would be willing to do so as soon as possible. Your help is needed to demonstrate our opening morning talks rather than to show them how to do the wild games! Thank you!
SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY at 6 pm in the church hall - the ALL STARS meet.
TUESDAY 6th and WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY the new carpet will be laid in the small hall. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, but a new carpet is sair needed!
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.