Our Weekly Prayer

Have you a cloud?
Something which is dark and full of dread;
A messenger of tempest overhead?
A something that is darkening the sky;
A something that is growing darker by and by;
A something that you’re fearful will burst at last;
A cloud that does a deep, long shadow cast?
God’s coming in that cloud.

Have you a cloud?
It is the Lord’s triumph car: in this
He’s riding to you, o’er the wide abyss.
It is the robe in which He wraps His form;
For He does dress Him with the flashing storm.
It is the veil in which He hides the light
Of His fair face, too dazzling for your sight.
God’s coming in that cloud.

Have you a cloud?
A trial that is terrible to thee?
A dark temptation threatening to see?
A loss of some dear one long your own?
A mist, a veiling, bringing the unknown?
A mystery that insubstantial seems:
A cloud between you and the sun’s bright beams?
God’s coming in that cloud.

Have you a cloud?
A sickness - weak old age - distress and death?
These clouds will scatter at your last faint breath.
Fear not the clouds that hover o’er your boat,
Making the harbour’s entrance woeful to float;
The cloud of death, though misty, chill and cold
Will yet grow radiant with a fringe of gold.
(Author unknown)

Our News

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU ON SUNDAY 24th MARCH 2019at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at 10.30am. Sunday Club as usual. Please stay behind for a cuppa, a fancy piece and a blether. We would be delighted to see you.

PLEASE NOTE: WE NOW HAVE A PRAYER BOX in the foyer. Please write your requests on a piece of paper and place it in the box. You can write as little or as much as you wish.

THANK YOU ALL for asking how Solomon is doing. He is getting on great! He doesn't like being shut up in his cage but he will have more freedom in two weeks time. Sheba teases him and gets annoyed that he's not allowed to play!

We would be very grateful if you could donate anything at all for the following church stalls at the DAFFODIL TEA which is on Saturday 6th of April from 2pm to 4pm: chocolate for Easter baskets; bottles for an adult stall AND for a separate children’s stall; new and nearly new stall (no bric-a-brac please); baking stall and raffle. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.

INVERURIE FOODBANK has a new wish list for March:
Tins of cold meat (ham, corned beef, spam); jellies; Instant Whip/ Angel Delight;
tinned peas; tinned carrots; deodorants and cleaning products (kitchen & bathroom).
“Currently we have good supplies of pasta, soup, beans, tea bags and cereal, thanks to your generosity. Thank you all very much for your generosity.”

For the next month please keep the Interim Moderator and Locum Minister, the Rev. Sheila Craggs, Office Bearers and congregation of St. Andrews, Inverurie in your prayers, asking for good health for the minister and office bearers; wisdom in stewardship; fruitfulness in outreach; and may the church always be a friendly and welcoming place.

Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.

Thank you very much to all those who supported the BEETLE DRIVE in any way. We raised £420! And the proceeds from the “Mr and Mrs” and “Blind Date” after we had paid expenses amounted to £910 for the toilet fund! We’re feeling flush! Grateful thanks to all.

LENT BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH! Would all those who would like to follow the Christian Aid “Count Your Blessings” please pick one up in the foyer today. Thank you very much. ALSO, Dr. Kay will be doing her annual sponsored Lent diet: no cakes, biscuits, chocolate or sweets! You may sponsor her on the sheet in the foyer. If anyone would like to join her, please pick up a sponsor sheet. She would be glad of some support!

Copies of the Church Accounts should be available after the Board meeting on the 9th of April.

CHRISTIAN AID has produced its annual quiz sheet. Please pick up one in the foyer; cost £1. Thank you for your support.

There will be a SPECIAL RETIRING OFFERING next week for anyone who would like to donate to Christian Aid to help the people who have been caught up in the devastating floods in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Please keep them in your prayers.

Pitmedden Church are running 24/7 prayer for the week of 31st March-7th April. “Anyone who wishes to join us is very welcome. We are starting after the morning service on the 31st and finishing at 9am on the 7th when there will be a short pilgrimage to Udny Green Church for the morning service.
You can either sign up and commit to praying with us for an hour (or more!) here:, or just drop in between 7am and 9pm. If you would like to pray with us overnight, you must sign up so we know who we are expecting when.”

SUNDAY 24th MARCH: The Production cast rehearse at 3 pm. Please meet IN THE HALL. AND PLEASE NOTE THE TIME! Thank you!

MONDAY 25th MARCH: The Bible study group meets in the CHURCH at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.

TUESDAY 26th MARCH Readers’ Meeting with the Ministries Committee of Presbytery (of which Dr. Kay is the Convenor) in the small hall from 5.30pm.

THURSDAY 28th MARCH: The choir rehearse at 10am.

FRIDAY 29th MARCH: “The Kirk Cafe” in partnership with the Friends of Insch Hospital! We look forward to all ages joining us for a blether and fine pieces. There will be entertainment by children from Dreams Daycare from 10.45am to 11am. This is a way for all ages to mix and to integrate into the community. The cafe is now running EVERY FORTNIGHT but please watch out for the dates as there are sometimes five Fridays in the month! Please do let us know of anyone who would like to come and either be transported or escorted. Grateful thanks to all those who have volunteered to bake and serve in order that it may continue, and to those who have volunteered to transport folk.

FRIDAY 29th MARCH at 7 pm: CONCERT with Keith and District Silver Band. Proceeds to be shared between F.R.O.M. and the church.

WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL: DRUMDARROCH HOUSE SERVICE at 2.30pm with the Rev. John Mack. Dr. Kay has to be at Inverurie West to meet with students and staff from the Ministries Council.

TUESDAY 9th APRIL: PLEASE NOTE THE BOARD and SESSION join together for an additional meeting to look at the church accounts and to discuss a paper which has been sent to us from the Presbytery Mission and Discipleship Committee. THE ASM has been postponed to MAY the 14th at 7.30pm.

TUESDAY 14th MAY: The Annual Stated Meeting. Refreshments served afterwards.

Until Dr. Kay catches up with her workload, the intimation sheets will be done by Mrs Ruth and Rev. Alan Greig. You can contact them at:

FRIDAY 29th MARCH F.R.O.M. Silver Band Concert in the church. They are donating HALF of their PROCEEDS to the church in exchange for help in making the teas! Thank you to F.R.O.M.

SATURDAY 6th APRIL 2pm - 4pm Afternoon Daffodil Tea.

THURSDAY 19th APRIL MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE in Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church.

FRIDAY 20th APRIL GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE in Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church.

EASTER SUNDAY 21st APRIL Easter Breakfast from 9am; Easter Communion 9.15am.
EASTER FAMILY SERVICE as usual at 10.30am.


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