God our Creator andLover, we praise you that, as Christians, we sail through the seas of life with the Church as our ship and with Jesus Christ, your Son, as our Captain. We praise you for the times we sail through calm waters, without any waves of turbulence or winds of adversity. We praise you that when we do hit raging seas of trouble and sorrow, You create a smooth channel through the stormy spiritual depths and your Son, Jesus Christ, the captain of our crew, steers us into a safe and peaceful haven, his own hand healing the sea-sickness of our hearts. We praise You, God the Creator, Christ the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that there are times when we abandon the ship, the attractions of the world far greater than those of sailing with you. We confess that we are swift to find fault with other crew members, stirring up unnecessary strife with fellow crew members. There are times we pretend to have such power of faith as to walk on water, but the reality is that we sink and flounder in the murky depths of sin. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us. Reach out Your hand to us and save us from sinking in the tides of self-importance and arrogance, or jealousy and bitterness; or selfishness and rudeness. Lord, have mercy upon us.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, set our ship’s bow on course that we may be propelled into the Seas of Eternity. Quell the storms which seek to ground us on sharp rocks. Keep us on an even keel as we look to the bridge to see You as our Captain and our Guide whose hand is always on the rudder to help us break through choppy waters and howling tempests. May we anchor our lives in You that, wherever You berth, we berth there too. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
A warm welcome awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on Sunday the 24th of September at 10.30 am when the service will be conducted by the Rev. Alan Greig.
Please stay for refreshments after the service.
THE COMMUNITY LARDER needs to be sustained over the summer months. If you can donate anything at all, we would be very grateful. Thank you!
THE COMMUNITY LARDER is happy to help anyone. No referral needed. Private and confidential. Weekly shops are delivered on a THURSDAY. Emergency shops can be done at almost any time. We provide families with fresh meat, vegetables, bread and milk, as well as with long life foods. All contact is private and confidential. Please ask for help at any time. CONTACT: Diane McCallum on 07828 456651. Thank you very much to all who give regular support.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE to make a donation to our church funds, the bank details are: TSB Sort Code 30-25-89 Account number 00753593. The name of the account is INSCH, LESLIE, PREMNAY, & OYNE PARISH C. Thank you for your generous support.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE to make a donation to the Community Larder, the bank details are: TSB 30-25-89 account number 00820428. The name of the account is INSCH, LESLIE, PREMNAY & OYNE PAR CHOI, and, most importantly, please write “Community Larder” ON THE BACK OF THE CHEQUE. Thank you very much for your generous support.
MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER at 7pm: The Bible Study Group meets in the small hall. The group will use the Prayer 24/7 resource 'Be still' for the next few weeks. It's all about cultivating a quiet time with God. As ever, all welcome.
TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER at 2pm in the church hall: The Fun and Friendship Club meets.
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER: The Christmas Fair.