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 the loss of a loved one, or loss of livelihood; or strained relationships, or betrayal, or the despair of not coping with all that life has thrown at us.
God of compassion, help us to turn to Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He will guide us to places of refreshment and renewal where there are no predators who can frighten us or intimidate us, no one who can demoralise us and hurt 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 9th 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!
SPECIAL INTIMATION: Next week we will mark the retirement of the Rev. John Mack with a special service followed by lunch, tea and cake across in the hall. ALL VERY WELCOME TO STAY and ENJOY GOOD COMPANIONSHIP.
Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.
A message from the Food Bank:
“We are very grateful for ALL food donations that are made here but this month we are particularly short of the following items:
Tinned meat (stewed steak, mince etc.); tinned fish; tinned potatoes; tinned veg (carrots and peas especially); Individual puddings (jelly/fruit pots); Angel Delight/Instant Whip/jellies.
Currently we have very good supplies of pasta, soup, beans and tea bags, thanks to your generosity. And thank you for your continuing support!
LENT begins on Wednesday 26th February. Those who participate in Count Your Blessings fro Christian Aid should be able to pick up a form before then. However, jar of pennies can be handed in AT ANY TIME throughout the year, and not just during Christian Aid week. Our jars of pennies have dried up, so, if you think you can put some pennies in a jar throughout the year for Christian Aid, your kindness would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all those who supported the Beetle Drive in any way on Friday night and made it a success! Much appreciated.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NEW CLUBS!
1) “RATTLE and SHAKE” - BABY AND TODDLERS CLUB
From TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY the club “RATTLE and SHAKE” will take place from 1.45 pm to 2.45pm in the church hall run by Dr. Kay Gauld with a team of experienced teachers. ALL WELCOME from baby to school age with family members and friends. For the first few meetings we would like help from members to MAKE TEA/COFFEE and juice and cut up cakes. If you can help, then please place your name on the sheet at the door. THANK YOU!
The format will be music with percussion instruments, and stories with participation by all. The second half will allow the adults to relax over coffee and chat while the children play. If you would like a registration form, please contact Dr. Kay on e-mail KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk or pick up a form from Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop in Insch. There is NO CHARGE for the club. A donation towards tea bags, coffee, and a fine piece would be appreciated. REGISTRATION by TUESDAY 18th FEBRUARY. We would be delighted to see you there. ALL WELCOME.
Thank you very much to Angela Aitken and Alison Wilson for getting this club up and running.
2) “MUSICAL TEE!” - NEW CLUB for RETIRED FOLK who would enjoy music followed by a cup of tea and friendship. From TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY the club “Musical Tee” will take place from 3pm to 4pm in the church hall led by Dr. Kay and a local group of musicians. If you know of anyone who would benefit by getting out of the house and meeting others, then please let Dr. Kay know by e-mail: KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk; or by telephone 01464 820404. TRANSPORT can be provided. There is NO CHARGE for the CLUB. A donation towards tea and a fine piece would be appreciated. We look forward to seeing a good crowd there. Again we require VOLUNTEERS to make tea and cut cakes! If you can help at this club, please put your name on the sheet in the foyer. And grateful thanks to Angela and Alison for doing this too. The hope is that, come time, there will be an overlap with “Rattle and Shake” and “Musical Tee”.
3) “FUNSTERS” from 28th FEBRUARY - NEW FRIDAY NIGHT FORTNIGHTLY CLUB from 6pm to 7.30pm in the church hall run by Dr. Kay and assistant leaders: Diane McCallum, Karen Milne; Tracey Hay; Meg and Chantelle Smith and Thomas McCallum. While there be fun and laughter and working together as teams, we will also be working on projects to benefit the community. ALL WELCOME. COST £1 per child towards snacks. Thank you. If you would like a registration form, please e-mail Dr. Kay on KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk or pick one up from Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop, or in the foyer. Registration by Sunday 16th February. If you can help serve the snacks, please put your name on the sheet at the door! Thank you!
MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY: The Bible Study Group meets in the small hall. ALL WELCOME. For the next seven weeks, the Bible Study will be following “24/7 Prayer”, guiding us through the Lord’s Prayer.
TUESDAY 11th FEBRUARY at 7.30pm: The Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet in the small hall.
WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY: Presbytery has asked your own minister, the minister of Chapel of Garioch and Blairdaff and the minister of Culsalmond, Rayne and Daviot to enter into discussions as to how our congregations can work together. Next spring three ministers will reduce to two ministers, so the Kirk Sessions will also need to think of ways in which they can support the two ministers who will be taking on extra duties. We are already beginning to work together by inviting each other to social events. Further details after the meeting.
FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY: The Guild meet with guest Janette Mackie from TEARFUND. Organiser Brenda Bird.
SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY: We mark the Rev. John Mack’s retirement at the morning service followed by a light lunch. Thank you very much to our kitchen ladies for doing the cooking.
SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY: Foudland Court Service at 2pm.
TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY at 1.45pm in the hall: RATTLE and SHAKE! For babies up to Primary School age children.
TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY at 3pm in the hall: MUSICAL TEE, soh faa soh good!
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY from 10am to noon in the hall: Kirk Cafe with Insch Primary School children.
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY at 6pm: FUNSTERS for Primary School children.