Our Weekly Prayer
Creator God, winter has come and it is grey, cold and bitter; yet there are also moments of beauty in the soft rose rays of the rising sun and the glorious glow of the setting sun. During this Advent Season we are on a journey.
For some of us it is a terrible journey through the greyness of confusion over where our lives are going; the cold of rejection by others; the bitterness that happiness and success have been snatched from us. And yet, God of mercy and compassion, You give us signs of hope in the rose rays of the rising sun that, through our confusion, there is a path which leads us to a better dawn; and through the glorious glow of the setting sun we can find the warmth and comfort of love and the peace to overcome bitterness.
Advent God, come to us. Come into our hearts and melt the ice which has formed. Come into our lives and prompt us to remember that true riches are not in fame and fortune but are in loving relationships with You and with one another. Bless us with the rising and setting of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen. (K.F.G.)
A WARM WELCOME awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on Sunday the 10th of December, the second Sunday in Advent. Please stay for tea/coffee and a blether after the service. ALL WELCOME!
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.
THE SUNDAY CLUB have made beautiful cards and decorations which are for sale in the church hall at a very reasonable price. Please support the efforts of our children so that they can enjoy a trip to the Aurora Pantomime! Thank you!
INVERURIE FOOD BANK is short of the following items: TINNED FISH; 1 LITRE CARTONS OF JUICE; JAM; JARS OF PASTA SAUCE; INSTANT MASH, TINS OF CUSTARD; TOILETRIES; KITCHEN and BATHROOM CLEANERS; WASHING UP LIQUID; SOAP POWDER; PET FOOD.
If you can spare any of the following to make someone’s Christmas better, please bring the items to church during the month of November and a volunteer from the Food Bank will uplift our donations.
Dr. Kay will donate the mince meat pies for the Aurora Choir concert. We do need VOLUNTEERS please to make the tea and coffee ready for half time. Thanking you in anticipation of your time and help.
We also require help to provide lovely food for the Young at Heart Party on the 16th of December. You will find sheets at the door on which to place your names if you can help in the following ways
1) you are willing to provide transport and
2) you are willing to make tea and serve;
3) If you can bake/make any of the following: sandwiches; scones; pancakes; cupcakes; sponges; tray bakes; biscuits.
Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity and help to make this a special party for all those who attend.
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 9th DECEMBER:
The Scout Carol Service at 7 pm.
SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER: NATIVITY REHEARSAL in the church hall at 3.30pm. Would some strong persons please help to carry across the staging from the hall to the church for the Nativity rehearsal in the afternoon. Thank you!
SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER at 6.30pm in St. Andrews Church, Inverurie, a 175th anniversary Finale Concert with: Inverurie Concert Band; Aberdeen Octet, Rhona Mitchell School of Drama; Inverurie Choral; Valerie Chapman accompanied by organist Ian Milne. Tickets £10 (includes mulled wine and mince pies) and can be obtained from the church office or Rose Lane Music Shop.
MONDAY 11th DECEMBER: The Bible Study meets for the last time at 7pm in the hall.
TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER Dr. Kay is at Oyne Primary School in the morning.
TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER at 2.30pm INSCH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE.
TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER Dr. Kay is out for Annie’s Nursery Nativity and then for the Premnay Primary School Concert.
FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER at 7pm for 7.30pm CHRISTMAS CONCERT by the Bennachie Singers.
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER at 10.30 am: NATIVITY REHEARSAL in the church.
SATURDAY 16th. DECEMBER at 2 pm in the church hall - The Young at Heart Party.
SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER: The NATIVITY will be performed during the service. Mulled wine and hot mince meat pies will be served to the adults in the hall afterwards; children and Dr. Kay will have something tastier!
SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER: Foudland Court Christmas Service at 2pm.
MONDAY 18th DECEMBER at noon in the church hall: The Pensioners and Lunch Club Christmas 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.