Our Weekly Prayer
God of love, we praise you that you have given us the whole world as our playground in which to enjoy the freedom and skill of movement within your moral parameters. We praise you that you have given us your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our coach in rigorous training through work-outs of Bible study and prayer that we may have spiritual muscle and strength to tackle life’s problems on the pitch of daily life.
Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us for the times we choose to turn our backs on your tread mill of service; when we fail to stretch our muscles to seek out justice and fairness; when we avoid the hot sauna of the cleansing confession of sin; when we choose to indulge in the fast foods of this life rather than living on your healthy diet of prayer and praise. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon us.
By the power of the Holy Spirit help us to have the spiritual energy and drive we need to keep running in the race of life. Help us to stick to a daily diet plan of loving action and joyful service. May we always bind up one another’s hurts and wounds with sweeteners of forgiveness, understanding and love. May we be to one another, the icing on the cake!
Bless all who are participating in sports or music competitions; guide or scout camps over the summer and support those who will be disappointed with their performance. Help all to be good losers and gracious participants through Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen. (KFG)
WE WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAY! ALL our clubs and groups are on holiday. SUNDAY SERVICES are at the usual time of 10.30am in Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church.
We look forward to seeing you whenever you can make it. A warm welcome awaits you. Please stay for tea/coffee, a fine piece and a friendly blether. We look forward to seeing you!
We would be very grateful for the following donations for the FUN WEEK: KITCHEN ROLL HOLDERS PLEASE! coloured RED paper and card; coloured pens; diluting juice; and small donations of money with which to buy ingredients to make Chinese dumplings with an authentic Chinese chef. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual kind help.
GREAT NEWS! Mrs Marion McCallum has volunteered to be our Christian Aid Door-to-Door Collection Organiser! We are very grateful to Marion for taking on this very important role and to Mrs Anne Campbell who will help Marion during her first year. Well done ladies.
The CHURCH HALL KITCHEN has been upgraded! Grateful thanks to Mrs Jane Reid and Mr Roy Legg for seeing to all the fittings and fixtures necessary. They have done a tremendous amount of work in a short time. And grateful thanks to the Stewardship and Finance Committee of Presbytery who have allowed us a £2, 000 reduction in our Ministry and Mission money (which goes to Edinburgh) towards the cost of the kitchen. It just remains for us to tackle the upgrade of the hall toilets.
There is NO SERVICE at FOUDLAND COURT in July.
There is NO SERVICE at DRUMDARROCH HOUSE in August.
Sincere thanks to Pat Duncan, Madge Forsyth and Sheila Harper for providing MONTHLY COFFEE MORNINGS for many years. They have made the decision to take a well deserved rest and therefore the last coffee morning will be in November. If there are any others who would like to volunteer to continue the coffee mornings which raise a decent sum of money for the church, then please speak to Dr. Kay. The coffee mornings may be continued with a rota of volunteers. We will thank the ladies in due course.
INVERURIE FOOD BANK have expressed grateful thanks for all our contributions without which they would struggle. There will be no collection for the Food Bank in July. We will recommence collection in August.
DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY will soon be upon us. Last year we raised close to £2,000 for our teas. We are grateful to Mrs Anne Christie for yet again donating the strawberries for this year’s teas. If you can provide any BAKING, please add your name to the sheet at the door. Please give details of what you are providing and the quantity so that we know we have sufficient for the day. SINCERE THANKS.
Mrs Anne Campbell has been our Christian Aid Door-to-Door Collection Organiser for twenty six years! Grateful thanks to Anne for her dedicated service in this role. We thanked her last week. We are now seeking a new Door-to-Door Collection Organiser. Anne is very willing to help and support the organiser in his/her first year. If no one volunteers, then there will be no more door to door collections which would mean a dramatic drop in our givings. Please pray about this role and perhaps, if two of you think you would like o do it together, then that is a way forward too. Thanking you in anticipation of your help.
PLEASE NOTE that the CHURCH HALL KITCHEN is being upgraded from the 9th to the 11th of July. Grateful thanks to Mrs Jane Reid and Mr Roy Legg for seeing to all the fittings and fixtures necessary. They have done a tremendous amount of work in a short time. And grateful thanks to the Stewardship and Finance Committee of Presbytery who have allowed us a £2, 000 reduction in our Ministry and Mission money (which goes to Edinburgh) towards the cost to the kitchen. Thereafter we will tackle the upgrade of the hall toilets.
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.
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 15th JULY - afternoon: DRUMROSSIE OPEN GARDEN DAY.
Dr. Kay is on holiday immediately after the Drumrossie Garden Open Afternoon until Tuesday the 31st of August. Grateful thanks to the Rev. Alan Greig for conducting the services on the 22nd and 29th of July along with the Rev. John Mack. Should you require urgent pastoral care, please ‘phone the Rev. John Mack on 01464 820387.
WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST at 7pm THE FUN WEEK DRAMA REHEARSAL will take place in the church hall.
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST to FRIDAY 10th AUGUST - The FUN WEEK “Roman in China.”
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST The Fun Week Service at 10.30am
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.