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 on SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER at 10.30am. ALL WELCOME! Please stay for refreshments after the service and a blether! Thank you very much to our tea ladies!  


Our Weekly Prayer

God of Love, our Father and Mother, You made us in Your image, therefore we know that You are a God who loves us and who gifted us with a sense of humour to laugh and to have fun. We thank You for all the laughter and fun by which we have been blessed while making our scarecrows for this weekend’s Festival. We are very grateful for the magnificent response there has been in our small community. We pray that all ages will enjoy the wonderful creations that everyone has made. May this Fun Festival help us to walk and talk in love and friendship that we may rejoice in the freedom of Your Creation.

God of compassion, we pray for all those who are struggling at this time in their lives, especially those who live alone in fear and anxiety caused by the constant bombarding of bad news on television and radio without the balance of hope for the future. It would be wonderful if scarecrows could scare away everything that upsets us and wreaks havoc on our lives: illness; infirmity; disability; bereavement; unemployment; addiction; depression, bullying and intimidation; the loss of lives and livelihoods in natural disasters. We pray especially for the people of Florida and beyond, caught up in Hurricane Ian.

Scarecrows cannot rid us of these frightening experiences but Jesus can. He has promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us. “Cast your burden on him” for in our days of trouble, He will rescue us and carry us from darkness into His Light and Shining Glory. Amen. (KFG)

Our News

A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER at 10.30am. ALL WELCOME! Please stay for refreshments after the service and a blether! Thank you very much to our tea ladies!  

FUN FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS in INSCH SATURDAY 8th to TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER! It begins at 10am on the SATURDAY morning when Scarecrow Treasure hunts can be purchased from the church hall or from Pamela at Stephen’s D.I.Y. shop until 4pm.
On the SUNDAY treasure hunts can be purchased from the church hall from noon until 4pm; and from the D.I.Y. shop from 9am to 5pm on the MONDAY and TUESDAY: Price £3. The treasure hunts are divided into four sections in case little legs tire out. They can be completed over one day or four days. There are small prizes for the winners and those who do the treasure hunt also choose the winning scarecrows!
Kerry Smith and her team will provide food throughout the weekend. SATURDAY morning teas followed by a Soup and Sweet lunch with lunch boxes for children from noon until 2pm, followed by afternoon teas. There will be the opportunity to buy lucky squares in order to win a number of lovely adult and children’s hampers. The lucky squares will be drawn at 4pm on the Sunday.
On SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER there will be no morning teas as there is a special HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE with the STRATHBOGIE FIDDLERS followed by a Soup and Sweet lunch with children’s lunch boxes which will begin at noon for ANYONE and ends at 2pm; then afternoon teas will be served.
On the MONDAY and TUESDAY the Bennachie Lesisure Centre is putting on Scarecrow themed food throughout the day. Food can also be found at the Butterfly Effect Cafe.
The treasure hunt begins in Insch, round Insch, and out to Kellockbank! We look forward to seeing you visit the festival! Have a lovely time!

We are now ready to collect in all the POPPIES which have been knitted for our Remembrance Sundays nets. Could you please deliver them by Sunday 25th September. We will, in due course, ask for your help to fix them on to the nets! Thank you to everyone for the tremendous efforts you have made in creating hundreds of poppies! Well done! We applaud you.

If you would like to buy a copy of “Insch Hospital - The First 100 Years” centenary publication, they are on sale at Stephen's DIY in Insch or Kellockbank, price £8. If you would like one to be posted, please let us know by email or Facebook message: cost including postage is £10. You can send a cheque "Friends of Insch Hospital & Community" to Jane Reid at The Steading, Knockenbaird, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6TN or transfer the amount to Friends' TSB bank account - Sort Code: 873422 Account No. 74831468. We also have Insch Hospital Centenary pens, £1. Thank you. 

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. Thank you for your support.

THE COMMUNITY LARDER has resumed normal delivery services. We are 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.
CONTACTS: Dr. Kay on 07951 059272 or Diane McCallum on 07828 456651.

We will require SUPPORT for the Food Larder over this winter. If you can provide any of the following we would be most grateful:
tins of cooked mince, chicken, hot dogs, corned beef, ham; pasta and sauces; soups; custard, rice, fruit; tea, coffee, crisps, biscuits suitable for children; sweets for a treat. Monetary donations are also welcome so that we can continue to supply families with fresh meat and vegetables. For deliveries, please get in touch with Dr. Kay or Diane. Thank you very much to all who give regular support.
We will be asking for children’s warm jackets, boots, socks and gloves in partnership with Insch Primary School after the holidays. Items must be new or as good as new. Thanking you in anticipation of our help to keep the children warm and dry. And in a few weeks we will be asking if you can help Santa!

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 3rd OCTOBER at 7pm: The Bible Study Group meets in the small hall.

WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER: Drumdarroch House Service

We do need your help in making up Harvest Hampers to win by Lucky Squares. If you would like to donate any of the following items, or anything suitable for a Harvest theme, we would be most grateful: jams, chutneys, honey; savoury biscuits, oatcakes, fine pieces; broth mix, lentils; sauces; crisps, sweeties, chocolates; tins of fruit, apple pies (or any other fruit pies) that will last until Sunday 9th October; olive oil or wine.
For the children’s hampers: harvest themed colouring-in books; harvest crafts; sweeties, chocolates, cuddly toys. And nearer the time fresh fruit. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.
Proceeds of the hampers to be divided between the church and the schools. the proceeds of the treasure hunt go to the church. MAY WE PLEASE HAVE DONATIONS BY TONIGHT!

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER: HELP PLEASE! Would anyone willing to donate flowers for the Harvest Thanksgiving Service which will then be distributed to the housebound, the ill and the bereaved, please bring your flowers in jars decorated with string or ribbon to the church at 9.30am. They will then be arranged by Mrs Margaret Mack and anyone who wishes to help her. Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity of time, talents and treasures.

SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER: HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE with guests, the Strathbogie Fiddlers followed by Soup and Sweet lunch with children’s Lunch Boxes in the church hall.

TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER at 2pm: The Fun and Friendship Group meets in the hall at 2pm.

FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER at 2pm: The GUILD meet in the small hall with Flora Buthlay on “The Way Forward”. Organiser - Mrs Margaret Laing.
😎 SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER: Sacrament of Baptism.

MONDAY 24th OCTOBER 6.30pm for 7pm start: Beetle Drive for all ages in the church hall. Adults £3; children £2; entry fee includes tea and a fine feast. There will be a Pick-aTick for children and a bottle stall for adults. We will ask for donations for these in due course. Thank you!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th: Dr. Kay and Mr Norman Shepherd are doing a sponsored skydive down in Fife to raise funds for: the church, the ATC, and Smile. Sponsor sheets will be out in due course. They have been nicknamed by some of the locals as “The Flying Doctor and Biggles!” Good to have banter! Thanking you in anticipation of your support.

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