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ORDER OF SERVICE FOR 29 NOVEMBER 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
ORDER OF SERVICE FOR 29 NOVEMBER 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


Our Weekly Prayer

Christians Across Scotland join together on Sunday night at 7pm to pray. Please light a candle and place in your window as you have done previously. We pray together:

God of the Advent promise,
we come on our journey to the place
where the promise is renewed.
Even in the darkness, we look for the light of
your presence to be revealed.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the Advent promise,
We come on our journey to the place
where hope is renewed.
Even in the midst of all that we have faced
in times past,
we trust in the hope that does not disappoint.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the Advent promise,
we come on our journey to the place
where we must wait for a time.
Even though we have waited in times past,
We gladly do so again trusting that our waiting
shall yield the coming of God.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the Advent promise,
we come on our journey to the place of anticipation.
Even though we do not yet see,
we anticipate the good gift that you will offer.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of the Advent promise,
we come on our journey to the place
where we resolve to journey on.
Even though we have travelled through hard times,
we go forward, trusting in the promise:
Immanuel, shall come to us.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Our News

A VERY WARM WELCOME awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on Sunday the 29th of November - FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT - at 10.30am and at 4pm when we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism! What a joyful way to begin Advent. ALL WELCOME. 
1) Would you please be so kind as to book your seats for church services through Diane McCallum on 07828 456651. With more people returning to church, we would be upset at having to turn people away. If you wish to tell Diane that you will be here every week, every second week or once a month, then that’s fine. If there is then any week you can’t manage, you would also need to let her know so she can fit others in.

2) Some of you very kindly give Dr. Kay Christmas presents. She requests that, this year, instead of buying her a present, place an equivalent donation in an envelope simply marked “Kay’s Christmas” and hand it to Diane McCallum, Margaret Laing or Moira Thom. Her “Christmas presents” will go to church funds to contribute to the church’s next winter bill. Please do not feel under any obligation to give anything. Times are hard. All “presents” gratefully accepted and appreciated. Thank you.

3) As we can only have two households meeting outside worship, Diane and Dr. Kay decorated the inside of the church and Johnny Hunter and Davie Laing put up the outside lights. Ian MacKay helped to snap the lanterns together. Sincere thanks to all.

4) Kath Griffiths, the champion of Poppy Scotland for our area, thanks everyone for their generosity at Remembrance. £1, 471 was collected in the tins plus a further £241 at the church, making a total of £1, 712. Thanks to kath for organising this.

5) “The Ballad of Able Seacat Simon of HMS Amethyst” has been written and illustrated by local residents, Margaret Macdonald and Becky Brown, during the lockdown period. An inspirational, true tale about Simon, who begins life as a lowly street cat, but ends it decorated with naval honours including the Dickin Medal, the highest British award for animal displays of bravery in battle. Told in rhyme, this book will sweep both young and old away on the waves of Simon’s story.
For the purr-fect and unique Christmas gift email: for a personalised copy, signed by the author and illustrator. The book costs £5.99 excluding P&P. Sixty percent of profits from book sales will be split between the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and an international children’s charity. BOOKS ON SALE IN THE CHURCH VESTIBULE.  

Should anyone like to set up a monthly standing order to the church, please get in touch with Dr Kay or Diane McCallum for the bank account details. Thank you. Your support and help to make our church sustainable is most appreciated. WHEN WRITING A CHEQUE payable to the church, please write the full payee: Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church as not every bank teller will accept Insch Church. Thank you!

Please remember CHRISTIAN AID in your prayers and in your giving if you can. Thank you. Donate at: or call 0845 700 0300.

THANK YOU ALL for helping to make CHRISTMAS SPECIAL this year!
SANTA and the ELVES will deliver the presents to Drumdarroch and Foudland on the 5th of December at 2.30pm which will be broadcast live on the church FB page. Grateful thanks for the help of Terry Rigby, Diane, Mel Brooks and Laura Mitchell, and to musicians Nicola and Paul Tierney who will play Christmas Carols and make the event most memorable for the residents.

LAST WEEK FOR BUYING Lucky square numbers at £2 each to win one of at least 15 Christmas Hampers, also beautiful pictures, a special whisky or two, and a flashing snowman! Hampers include: Christmas Eve Hamper, Percy Pig Hamper, Kids Hamper, Drinks Hamper and Baking Hamper, and there are STILL MORE hampers to come!
Please message Diane McCallum or Kerry Smith to buy squares, or ‘phone Diane on 07828 456651 or contact Dr. Kay. This is the only way we have of raising funds to help pay our winter bills. Thank you very much for your support, always appreciated.
THE RAFFLE WILL BE DRAWN LIVE on the church FB page at 10am on MONDAY the 7th of December! THEREAFTER, all the food hampers, as well as the raffle prize hampers, and the Santa gifts will be delivered by volunteer drivers. Thank you to Diane and Kerry for making up the hampers, to Fiona Stewart and her friend Arlene for their professional finishing touches; to Elizabeth Russell for making beautiful shortbread and tablet; to Gillian Mackie for the baking hamper, and to you all for your very generous donations to everything.

If you wish, please place Christmas lights, a lantern, a candle in your windows and from the first Sunday in Advent, the 29th of November, let us have a LIGHT TRAIL around the towns and in the countryside of the parish. When you pass by Drumdarroch and Foudland, make sure you wave to the residents who will be only too happy to see you! LET'S MAKE CHRISTMAS AS SPECIAL AS WE CAN FOR EVERYONE! Thank you!

WORLD MISSION has asked us to continue stamp collecting in order to raise funds for The Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Please keep posting you stamps in the box in the foyer. Thank you. Grateful thanks to Anne Campbell for volunteering to trim them. 

Service with the Sacrament of Baptism.

SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER: Santa and the Elves deliver parcels to Drumdarroch and Foudland Court.

SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER at 10.30am: SECOND SUNDAY in Advent.

SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER at 10.30am: THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - The Nativity - LIVE!

SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER at 10.30am: Lessons and Carols. This may be broadcast live.

THURSDAY 24th DECEMBER at 6pm - CHRISTINGLE SERVICE LIVE from the FB page! Bring your bell to ring for Santa Claus. The church bell will ring for Santa too. Christingle packs can be collected or delivered to you. More details later.


SUNDAY 27th DECEMBER 2020: Service at 10.30am.

There will also be a LIVE Carol Service from Dr. Kay at her Manse. She will let you know which evening to have your carol sheets ready so that you can give it laldy in your homes! Date and time to be announced.   


PLEASE ADHERE to the rules though and read our Trace and Protect arrangements.

At the church the doors will be open for you to enter. Please use the hand gel and THEN help yourself to a mask should you require one. Apologies, but you may not be able to sit in your usual pews because of the one way system and because of self-distancing for two metres. Please follow the one way system in and out of church.  

The Minister will use the back door but will come round to the street to greet you. 

Dr. Kay looks forward to seeing those who would like to come back to church, but come back when you feel comfortable to do so. She also looks forward to seeing new faces too. We are restricted to fifty people, so she will be putting out a questionnaire to see when you would like a second service. She is not anticipating over fifty on the first Sunday, but if more than fifty turn up, then she will do a second service outside, or after the church has been cleaned.  


Following the Scottish Goverment pronouncements on 29 October 2020 categorising Aberdeenshire in Level 2, Church of Scotland have issued its complementary guidance table which can be downloaded HERE.

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