Our Weekly Prayer
God our Creator, even when the sky is overcast and the grey mists of morning swirl around us and make us shiver, You never fail to astound us with bright colours of beauty which break through our bleakness and remind us to have hope in You, the God who recreates our lives. Your Son rises in our hearts to dispel dark clouds of anxiety and grief that we may find peace in the refreshing Water of Life and warmth in the light of His rays. As the cold grey dawn is transformed, our souls awaken to Your call to walk with You.
Lord Jesus Christ, help us to be less self-centred and more God-centred so that we may truly appreciate the gift of life and the wonderful miracles of relationships with one another, with You and with all Creation. Grant us a true appreciation of Your kaleidoscopic Presence which invites us to recognise You in all aspects of our lives. May we look and truly see with the eyes faith the love which You shower upon us everyday and the light by which You guide us through the swirling mists to pastures of peace and joy. Amen. (KFG)
Sunday Morning Worship is at the usual time of 10.30am in Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church. SUNDAY CLUB is on holiday. ALL WELCOME! Please stay for tea, a fine piece and a blether after the service.
Please stay for tea/coffee and a fine piece after the service. Grateful thanks to all who serve the teas and bake every week.
SUNDAY CLUB meets as usual.
Services at Premnay Hall and Oyne Hall occur a number of times in the year. Please check Facebook page for additional services and intimations.
SATURDAY 21st of OCTOBER CRAFT FAIR! Morning tea/coffee will be served from 10am to 11.30am. Adult £2.50; child £1.50. Soup and sandwich lunch will be served from noon until 2.30pm. Adult £4; child under 12 years old £2; young children are free.
Stalls include Aromatherapy, wax candles and gifts by Elma Munro; Loveables by Lilian; candles by Marjory and Ian MacKay; and jewellery. A number of new and exciting stalls have been confirmed: l.J. Toffee; Allison Barwell with a variety of bags which are made up of mainly imported materials; Christine Clark (Pyrogaphy); and Alison Pirie who does stained glass. Church stalls include a fun “Grab a Bag” for all ages with lovely gift side; raffle and you will be very impressed with the Christmas cards which have been made by the Sunday Club. Please come along and have a very enjoyable day out. You may find some unusual Christmas presents or birthday presents too!
If you would like to order a “Real Advent Calendar” at the price of £3.99, please sign the sheet at the door by OCTOBER the 29th with the number required. It comes with a 24 page story-activity book. Donations from these sales will help equip a clinic in Kenya.
Our Harvest Retiring Collection amounted to £700 for Christian Aid and generous donations were gifted to the Food Bank. Thank you very much for your heartfelt givings.
INSCH CONNECTION’S MUSEUM is only open on Sundays and Wednesdays until the end of OCTOBER, 1.30pm to 5pm. Last opportunity to see an excellent display on Insch Bobbies!
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.
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER: CHURCH CRAFT FAIR from 10 am to 2.30pm at which time the raffle will be drawn. Morning tea/coffee will be served from 10am to 11.30am. Adult £2.50; child £1.50. Soup and sandwich lunch will be served from noon until 2.30pm. Adult £4; child under 12 years old £2; young children are free.
Stalls include Aromatherapy, wax candles and gifts by Elma Munro; Loveables by Lilian; candles by Marjory and Ian MacKay; and jewellery. A number of new and exciting stalls have been confirmed: l.J. Toffee; Allison Barwell with a variety of bags which are made up of mainly imported materials; Christine Clark (Pyrogaphy); and Alison Pirie who does stained glass.
Church stalls include a fun “Grab a Bag” for all ages with lovely gift side; raffle and you will be very impressed with the Christmas cards which have been made by the Sunday Club. Please come along and have a very enjoyable day out. You may find some unusual Christmas presents or birthday presents too!
SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER at 2pm HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE at Foudland Court.
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER: The Work Party meets in the hall at 2pm with their guest speaker, Caroline Alexander of North East Support for Romania. She will tell us how our knitting will be used, from the Turriff base. ALL WELCOME!
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER Coffee Morning in the hall from 10am to noon.
SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER SERVICE of HOLY COMMUNION at 10.30am.
SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER at 6.30pm in Rayne Church there is a service to commemorate that it is 500 years from the first “Reformation Sunday” by Martin Luther. The guest speaker is Dr. Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner of Aberdeen University. Apologies, there will be no evening service of Holy Communion this year so that people can attend this service.
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER at 2.30pm SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION at DRUMDARROCH.
TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER: The Work Party meets in the hall at 2pm.
FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER the Guild meet in the church hall at 2pm to hear a talk on “Loving the natural world” by Norman Davidson. Organiser, Margaret Laing.
SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER - REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE and PARADE with the Uniformed Organisations.
FRIDAY 24th. NOVEMBER at 6.30 for 7pm in the hall - ST. ANDREW’S SUPPER and CALL MY BLUFF QUIZ
SUNDAY 3rd. DECEMBER at 6 pm PREMNAY CAROL SERVICE.
SATURDAY 16th. DECEMBER at 2 pm in the church hall - The Young at Heart Party.
SUNDAY 24th. DECEMBER at 6 pm OYNE CHRISTINGLE SERVICE and at 11.30pm WATCHNIGHT CANDLELIGHT SERVICE at Insch Parish 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.