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A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU

ALL WELCOME! Sunday Club as usual. Please stay for refreshments across in the church hall.

Please remember the General Assembly and all the commissioners in your prayers this week. You can also join the daily proceedings online.   

Proposed Presbytery of Gordon Mission Plan

The Ministers of Huntly and Dr. Kay, our Session Clerk Mrs Susan Donald and Strathbogie Presbytery Elder all met with the Presbytery Planning Committee’s surgery on the 9th April in order to make an appeal against the proposal to reduce the full time post in ILPO to a part time post. We await to hear the outcome.

SINCERE THANKS to the 169 individuals, couples, families and groups who took time and put great thought into writing to Susan to voice their opinions against this reduction. Every message was heartfelt and together they showed just how much the church is at the centre of the Parish. Please continue to hope and pray that the committee will realise just how much two ministers are needed in the Huntly Grouping in order to sustain the workload and support one another in a huge rural area. 


PLEASE NOTE: A SPECIAL EXTRA MEETING of Presbytery has been arranged to deal with the Presbytery Plan on the 7th June. We will have to wait until nearer that time. 

The full Mission Plan is available HERE.

Our Weekly Prayer

Dear Jesus,
You are the strength of my life;
You are my rock, my fortress and my protector;
therefore, whom shall I be afraid?
You are my shield, my strong-tower and my stronghold.
I will call to You because You are worthy to be praised.
So, Father, I thank you for being my strength
and My God in whom I trust, Amen. (PSALM 27:1)

Our News

A WARM WELCOME awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parich Church. ALL WELCOME! Sunday Club as usual. Please stay for refreshments across in the church hall.

Thank you to our Session Clerk, Mrs Susan Donald, the Rev. John Mack and helpers for conducting the service. Dr. Kay is having two Sundays rest: the 22nd and the 29th May. She hopes to see you all the week after.

Please remember the General Assembly and all the commissioners in your prayers this week. You can also join the daily proceedings online.   

UNFORGOTTEN FORCES supporting Scotland’s Older Veterans: Unforgotten Forces is a partnership of leading charities working together to boost the health and well-being of ALL in Scotland age 60 and older who served one day or more with the British Armed Forces. Unforgotten Forces offers ‘one-stop-shop’ access to a wide range of practical and health-related support services, information, advice, and opportunities to socialise with others from the ex-service community. Many Unforgotten Forces services are also available to dependants of ex-service men and women. Call the Age Scotland Helpline: 0800 1244 222 or visit www.unforgottenforces.scot

DONATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE UKRAINE can be dropped off with Pamela at the D.I.Y shop; Susan Menzies at 13 Dunnydeer Gardens 07427 877408; and Karen Gray at Aultcairn, Auchleven 07522 439527. Items needed: blankets, duvets, bedding, sleeping bags, towels, hot water bottles, nappies, wipes, toiletries, sanitary products; non-perishable foods with a six month date and yes, NOW TAKING WARM CLOTHES including socks, hats and gloves. Thank you for your support.  

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE TO THE FOLLOWING: The Reformed Church in Hungary, a partner church of the Church of Scotland, is mobilising support (Food, non-food, accommodation) through Reformed Church in Hungary Aid to refugees next to the border, in Budapest, and where possible also in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, where the Transcarpathian Reformed church has parishes, and in Slovakia and Romania. A description of the activities can be found at: https://reformatus.hu/.../reformed-community-proved-love/.
Your donations can be directed to the following account: (Please gift aid this if possible.) Royal Bank of Scotland Church of Scotland No 1 Account
Account no 00134859; Sort code 83 06 08;
Reference RCHA donation.

THE COMMUNITY LARDER which is tiring to meet ever increasing need is desperate for the following: coffee, tins of minced beef, chicken in sauce, corned beef, ham, bacon grill, hot dogs, custard, rice, fruit; pasta sauce, cereal, biscuits, and treats for children. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.

THE COMMUNITY LARDER is now closed as a shop but we will still provide our regular families with their food as well as NEW REQUESTS of which we have had a number. We are HAPPY TO HELP anyone. NO REFERRAL NEEDED! Confidentiality assured. Please do not suffer in silence. Contact Dr. Kay on 07951 059272, or Diane on 07828 456651 for deliveries. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO REGULARLY DONATE. We are very much indebted to you.

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 Church. 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 Parish Church, and, most importantly, please write “Community Larder” ON THE BACK OF THE CHEQUE. Thank you very much for your generous support.  

SATURDAY 21st MAY: If you have not yet handed in your envelope, please pop it through the door of Mrs Marion McCallum who lives two doors up from the church or leave it at the church door on the way out. There are still envelopes in the foyer. Thank you. You may also donate by e-envelope on their website.

SUNDAY 22nd MAY: After a short service, there will be a short ASM.

MONDAY 23rd MAY: The Bible Study meets in the small hall at 7pm.

MONDAY 30th MAY: The Bible Study meets in the small hall at 7pm.

THURSDAY 2nd JUNE to SUNDAY 5th JUNE: QUEEN’S JUBILEE Celebrations. Details to follow. Exciting programme for all ages!

THURSDAY 2nd JUNE in the Kirk Glebe on Western Road: Scout BBQ and lighting of beacon. Community event. More details soon.

FRIDAY 3rd JUNE: Dr. Kay has a wedding!

SATURDAY 4th JUNE: 2pm to 4pm in the Marquee (thanks to the Friends) in the field behind the hospital: INSCH-LESLIE-PREMNAY-OYNE PARISH CHURCH CONCERT - PERFORMERS include:
The famous CRYNOCH CEILIDH BAND
of “Take the Floor” fame.
The Brenda Gordon Dancers
Insch Primary School Choir
Frances Mitchell and Helen Wood
The Scouts and the Guides
Dr. Kay Gauld and Gavin McWilliam
and a very special surprise guest!
TICKETS are limited. Cost £6 includes ice-cream. TICKETS from the 20th of March from Dr. Kay; Susan Donald, Diane McCallum and Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop. Looking forward to a great day and night!

SATURDAY 4th JUNE in the Marquee:
CEILIDH DANCE with the famous CRYNOCH Ceilidh Band. 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (includes hot food). Please contact Julie McWilliam, Jane Reid or Kerry Smith. TICKETS are LIMITED! If you don’t/can’t buy tickets on-line, Dr. Kay will happily do so for you.

SUNDAY 5th JUNE: Church Service at 10.30am with guests ATC Squadron 1298.

SUNDAY 5th JUNE: The Friends Strawberry Fair will take place in the afternoon.

TUESDAY 14th JUNE: CHURCH OUTING by bus to Raemoir Garden Centre for lunch and a browse through the lovely shop and on to Ballater for afternoon tea and another browse. The church is paying for the bus. The lunch is £16 and there is a menu to choose from. If you would like to go, please contact Dr. Kay.

TUESDAY 14th JUNE: Congregational Board and Kirk Session at 7.30pm in the small hall.

SUNDAY 19th JUNE: Sacrament of Baptism. 

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Church of Scotland ministers are reaching out by phone or online to provide pastoral care and spiritual support to people who need reassurance, hope and comfort. Many are supporting our key workers and their families as they continue to deliver vital services. They are caring for bereaved families amid challenging restrictions.

In addition, many churches are providing critical community services such as running foodbanks and feeding the hungry and homeless. A donation from you can help support the Church's work in your area and ensure the Church is sufficiently equipped and resourced to face these challenging times.

Whether you are a church member who wants to continue to give your regular offering to your own congregation or a friend to the Church who is moved to contribute for the good of your community, we want to help you support the Church in whichever way you feel led.

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The Manse
66, Denwell Road
Insch AB52 6LH


Contacts

Email: KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk

Alternative Email: 
kaygauld@gmail.com
Phone: +44 (0)1464 820404          

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