A PRAYER BY ST. AIDAN
Leave me alone with God
as much as can be.
As the tide draws the waters
close in upon the shore,
make me an island, set apart,
alone with You, God, special to you.
Then with the turning of the tide,
prepare me to carry Your presence
to the busy world beyond. Amen.
A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU ON SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST AT 10.30am at INSCH-LESLIE-PREMNAY-OYNE PARISH CHURCH! The service will be shorter than usual. Tea and coffee will be served after in the church hall. Please observe the rules with which we are all accustomed. Thank you.
The raffle made £325! Thank you very much to Victoria and Kevin Watt, Adam Johnstone, Fiona Menzies AND an anonymous donor for lovely raffle gifts which were drawn today. ”God loves a cheerful giver!” Thank you very much to all those who bought tickets. The winners are: Beer craft gift sets: Shona Cobban; Johnny Hunter; Margaret Laing. The beautifully crafted candlesticks: Elaine Paterson. The George Foreman Grill: Gladys Florence. The whisky: Moira Thom.
DR. KAY is on holiday and will return for the service on SUNDAY the 16th of AUGUST.
THANK YOU very much to the REV. ALAN GREIG for conducing the services for the next two Sundays. Should you require PASTORAL CARE, please contact the Rev. Martyn Sanders on 01467 681619. Thank you!
If you are out for a walk, have a short detour round the church garden and read the signs there. They will hopefully uplift your spirits or at least get you to think about everything worth appreciating in life.
In order to raise much needed funds for the ATC (Squadron 1298), Dr. Kay is joining the cadets this summer on a sponsored walk of 1298 kilometres which will take place during her holidays. She would be grateful of your encouragement in the way of a donation. Only one person has sponsored her so far.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all you joined i the VIRTUAL FUN WEEK with Dr. Kay, Father Bede and Diane! The adults seem to enjoy it too. The craft work produced was amazing! Well done! And thank you very much to Graham Barrack for making the very solid frames for St. Aidan, St. Cuthbert and St. Hilda in our church garden! They were fantastic!
THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK WILL BE OPEN AS A SHOP h as now closed. We are continuing to support numerous families and elderly people on a weekly basis. Should you require help, please contact Dr. Kay who can assure you of confidentiality.
SINCERE thanks to all our Food Bank volunteers and to our delivery drivers. Your help is greatly appreciated. And GRATEFUL THANKS for continued donations from the Co-op and R S McColls.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation either to the national funds of the Church of Scotland or to our own congregation can do so by visiting this page, https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate and by clicking on the donate button. All donations made to our congregation will be returned to us, thus enabling members and adherents to continue to make their regular offering or to make a special donation to enable the Church's work to continue at this difficult time. 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.
Please remember Christian Aid in your prayers and in your giving if you can. Thank you. You can donate online at: https://donate.christianaid.org.uk/Donate/Step/1?ApproachCode=A034073 or call 0845 700 0300.