Our Weekly Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, we give grateful thanks for the long and dedicated ministry of the Rev. John Mack who has looked after your sheep with love and compassion. We thank you for his good humour, sense of fun, quick wit and, in particular, his willingness to roll up his sleeves to get on with Your work, and to get down on his knees to bathe our dirty and aching feet.
Lord Jesus Christ, while many appreciate the service of your ministers, yet there are always those whose expectations of them are demanding and whose appreciation of them are sadly lacking. We wish John to know that his ministry has certainly been appreciated and valued, for he has made such a difference to so many lives.
Lord Jesus Christ, help us to celebrate this Sunday with joy and thanksgiving, fun and laughter, food and friendship with ALL who come to show their grateful thanks to John for his influence and support, his love and care, his inspiration and comfort in their lives and in their homes. Amen. (KFG)
A VERY WARM WELCOME awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at 10.30am on Sunday. Please stay for refreshments, a fine piece and a blether! We would be delighted to see you there. ALL WELCOME!
Sunday Club as usual. ALL WELCOME!
Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.
A message from the Food Bank:
“We are very grateful for ALL food donations that are made here but this month we are particularly short of the following items: Individual pudding pots (jelly, jelly+fruit); tinned potatoes; tinned meat (ham, spam, corned beef); tinned vegetables; UHT Milk (full cream /semi-skimmed); sponge puddings; cleaning products (kitchen & bathroom). Currently we have good supplies of pasta, soup, beans, tea bags and cereal, thanks to your generosity. Thank you for your continuing support!
LENT begins on Wednesday 26th February. If you wish to participate in Count Your Blessings from Christian Aid, please pick up a leaflet at the door TODAY. However, jars of pennies can be handed in AT ANY TIME throughout the year, and not just during Christian Aid week. Our jars of pennies have dried up, so, if you think you can put some pennies in a jar throughout the year for Christian Aid, your kindness would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all those who supported the Beetle Drive in any way on Friday night and made it fun and a great a success! It raised £352 for church funds.
UPDATE: Presbytery has asked your own minister, the minister of Chapel of Garioch and Blairdaff and the minister of Culsalmond, Rayne and Daviot to enter into discussions as to how our congregations can work together as, at some time in the future, three ministers will reduce to two ministers. The next step will be a meeting held at Insch Manse on the 8th of March for the ministers, Session Clerks and two elders from each congregation. The second step will probably be a meeting of all the Kirk Sessions.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NEW CLUBS!
1) “MUSICAL TEE!” - NEW CLUB for RETIRED FOLK who would enjoy music followed by a cup of tea and friendship. From TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY the club “Musical Tee” will take place from 3pm to 4pm in the church hall led by Dr. Kay and a local group of musicians. If you know of anyone who would benefit by getting out of the house and meeting others, then please let Dr. Kay know by e-mail: KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk; or by telephone 01464 820404. TRANSPORT can be provided. There is NO CHARGE for the CLUB. A donation towards tea and a fine piece would be appreciated. We look forward to seeing a good crowd there. Again we require VOLUNTEERS to make tea and cut cakes! If you can help at this club, please put your name on the sheet in the foyer. And grateful thanks to Angela and Alison for doing this too. The hope is that, come time, there will be an overlap with “Rattle and Shake” and “Musical Tee”.
2) “FUNSTERS” from 28th FEBRUARY - NEW FRIDAY NIGHT FORTNIGHTLY CLUB from 6pm to 7.30pm in the church hall run by Dr. Kay and assistant leaders: Diane McCallum, Karen Milne; Tracey Hay; Meg and Chantelle Smith and Thomas McCallum. While there be fun and laughter and working together as teams, we will also be working on projects to benefit the community. ALL WELCOME. COST £1 per child towards snacks. Thank you. If you would like a registration form, please e-mail Dr. Kay on KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk or pick one up from Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop, or in the foyer. Registration by Sunday 23rd February. If you can help serve the snacks, please put your name on the sheet at the door! Thank you!
SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY Foudland Court Service at 2pm.
MONDAY 17th FEBRUARY: The Bible Study Group meets in the small hall. ALL WELCOME. For the next seven weeks, the Bible Study will be following “24/7 Prayer”, guiding us through the Lord’s Prayer.
TUESDAY 18th FEBRUARY at 7.30pm: The Congregational Board and Kirk Session meet in the small hall.
TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY at 1.45pm in the hall: RATTLE and SHAKE! For babies up to Primary School age children.
UESDAY 25th FEBRUARY at 3pm in the hall: MUSICAL TEE, soh faa soh good!
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY from 10am to noon in the hall: Kirk Cafe with Insch Primary School children.
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY at 6pm: FUNSTERS for Primary School children.
WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH at 2.30pm: DRUMDARROCH HOUSE SERVICE. Help would be appreciated; thank you!
FRIDAY 6th MARCH: GUILD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER at 2pm in the small hall. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. Organiser Mrs Kathleen McLeish.