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)
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at 10.30am on Sundays 7th of July (Family Service with Baptism); the 14th, 21st and 28th of JULY! We apologise that we cannot offer refreshments after the services on the 14th and 21st as our toilets are being renovated! We hoe that normal services will resume on the 28th of July! We look forward to seeing our upgraded conveniences.
WE WISH EVERYONE HAPPY HOLIDAYS over the summer! God bless you on your journeys.
THIS SUNDAY we thank our lovely ladies for home bakes after the service and look forward to a lovely tea to start off the summer holidays!
The services on the 14th and 21st will be conducted by the Rev. Alan Greig; and on the 28th by the Rev John Mack. Pastoral care will be covered from the 7th to the 21st by the Rev. Martyn Sanders, Chapel of Garioch on 01467 681619; and from the 21st to the 29th by the Rev. John Mack on 01464 820387.
INVERURIE FOODBANK has given us an update: the use of FOOD BANKS has continued to INCREASE across the country. We are very grateful for your continued support. There is a new wish list for JULY: UHT milk (full cream/semi-skimmed); litre boxes of fruit juice;
breakfast cereals; tins of cold meat (ham, spam, etc); cup-a-soups; tinned veg (especially peas and sweetcorn); snacks/nibbles (cereal bars, etc.); shower gels
Currently we have very good supplies of pasta, soup, beans and tea bags, thanks to your generosity. You can read more about the UK picture on the Trussell Trust website (www.trusselltrust.org).
For the next month please keep the Rev. John Cook, Office Bearers and congregation of Howe Trinity 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.
PLEASE NOTE that there is NO FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE in JULY.
Dr. Kay has agreed to be a mentor for an enquirer into ministry. Mrs Barbora Varclova will be with us for six months. She will participate in, or observe, certain tasks and duties of your minister and will be involved in our worship once a month.
INVERURIE MACULAR SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Thursday of every month, 10am to noon, at Hopeville Social Club, 34 Harlaw Road, AB51 4SR. The meetings are open to anyone affected by central vision loss. Family, friends and carers welcome. Contact Laura on 07948 352967.
Our RETIRING OFFERING for refugees came to £271.15! Thank you very much for your generosity. This has been passed on to Biff at Inverurie West Church as Biff works with local Syrian refugees. The donation is most appreciated.
Over the summer, CHRISTIAN AID is collecting any foreign coins which you may have left over after your holidays. You will find the collecting tin in the foyer. Thank you very much to Mrs Anne Campbell for arranging this for us.
SUNDAY 14th JULY DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY. Please go along and enjoy exploring the gardens (£4 entry fee; children FREE) and have a lovely afternoon tea on the lawn from our church ladies (TEA NOT included in entry price; DONATION for tea appreciated).
TUESDAY 13th to FRIDAY 16th AUGUST The Fun Week.
SUNDAY 7th JULY FAMILY SERVICE with BAPTISM
SUNDAY 14th JULY DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY. More details soon.
TUESDAY 13th to FRIDAY 16th AUGUST The Fun Week.