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ORDER OF SERVICE 18 OCTOBER 


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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 horror advertisements on television and the constant pounding of Covid numbers 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 or bullying and intimidation. Scarecrows cannot rid us of these frightening things 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 SPECIAL WELCOME AWAITS YOU ON SUNDAY MORNING at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 10.30am when we will also ordain and admit new elders! What a joy! ORDER of SERVICE will be posted tomorrow night.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A COLLECTION FOR CHRISTIAN AID! Thanking you in anticipation of your usual generosity.

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. 

Dr Kay has now resumed taking her day off on a Monday.

STUDENT Angela May will be with us every second Sunday morning.

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.

We are continuing to support numerous families and elderly people. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE HELP, ESPECIALLY FOR CHRISTMAS, please contact Dr. Kay who can assure you of confidentiality.

Lucky square numbers at £2 each are now on sale to win one of the following Christmas Hampers: an M&S Hamper, Christmas Eve Hamper, Percy Pig Hamper, Kids Hamper, Drinks Hamper and Baking Hamper, and there are more hampers to come. Please message Diane McCallum or Kerry Smith to buy squares, or ‘phone Diane on 07828 456651 or ‘phone Dr. Kay or post a note through her door. Diane will update the church FB pages. This is the only way we have of raising funds to help pay our winter bills. Thank you very much in anticipation of your support which, as always, is very much appreciated. The raffle will be drawn on DECEMBER 7th! And thank you to Diane and Kerry for making up the hampers, to you for donating and to Gillian Mackie for the baking hamper!  

THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK has now closed. We are continuing to support numerous families and elderly people on a weekly basis.SHOULD YOU REQUIRE HELP, ESPECIALLY FOR CHRISTMAS, please contact Dr. Kay who can assure you of confidentiality.

ADVANCE NOTICE that we will be making up Christmas hampers for our own Food Bank families and we will also be making up Christmas Hampers to raffle and raise funds for the church. So if you see any suitable festive food items or treats, then please let us know or kindly donate them. Thank you.

Please remember CHRISTIAN AID in your prayers and in your giving if you can. Thank you. You can donate online at: caid.org.uk/dam or call 0845 700 0300. The date of the Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be the 18th of October. On that day there will also be the opportunity to donate to Christian Aid, so there will be two differently marked offering plates. Thank you.

THE CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARDS and CALENDARS catalogue can be found at shop.crossreach.org.uk from the 1st SEPTEMBER. Paper copies of the Catalogue will be sent to previous Customers at the end of this week. You can request your paper copy of the Catalogue by emailing us at webshop@crossreach.org.uk, or by phoning us on 0131 454 4374.

WE are still collecting for the INVERURIE FOOD BANK. Their OCTOBER wish list is: small jars of coffee; Instant Mash; tinned rice pudding; tinned custard; chocolate bars (100g are ideal); packets o cereal bars; shampoo; deodorant; individual toothbrushes. ALSO, anything that can be made up with hot water from a kettle: cup-a-soups, pot noodles, mug shots, sachets of couscous, instant noodles.Thank you for your continuing support and stay safe!
www.aberdeenshirenorth.foodbank.org.uk


SATURDAY 17th to TUESDAY 20th of OCTOBER: The FUN FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS with an amazing amount of entires from families! Well done everyone.
The scarecrows start at the farm road on the left as you come in from Kellockbank. The STATION HOTEL which will be open on the Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm to serve teas, coffees, freshly baked scones, various cakes and fancy pieces as well as light lunches including soup and a sandwich for £5 and also bacon/sausage/egg baps! Or you can start at the Station Hotel and finish at Kellockbank! On the Monday and Tuesday you can buy lovely food from the Bennachie Leisure Centre cafe.
TREASURE HUNTS for the SCARECROWS at £3 each will be on sale from the church hall TODAY from noon until 3pm. They will also be on sale from Pamela at the D.I.Y. shop on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th. Grateful thanks to Pamela. . The proceeds will be shared between the church and the parish schools.
The judges this year will be those who do the treasure hunt! There will be a form attached to the treasure hunt to vote for your favourite three in each section. These forms should all be popped through the door of the manse. There will be small p
rizes as usual.
SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER: HOLY COMMUNION at 10.30am AND at 4pm. These will be more informal than usual.

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER: Service at 10.30am and also at 4pm when we will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism.

SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER: Remembrance Service at 10.30am. WE HAVE NO ACESS TO OUR WAR MEMORIAL THIS YEAR, so the laying of wreaths will take place at a short service immediately after in the church garden. WOULD YOU PLEASE BOOK YOUR SEATS EARLY so we can work out how many Scouts we can accommodate.
If you are only attending the outside service YOU MUST ‘PHONE DIANE with your name and ‘phone number. BOTH SERVICES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED.
We are allowed to have a piper and are very grateful to Mr Neil Johnstone, a very gifted musician, for carrying out this important duty.

SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER: Service at 10.30am.

SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER: Service at 10.30am and at 4pm with the Sacrament of Baptism. 

WE ARE OPEN FOR SUNDAY SERVICES!   

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.  

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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.

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Email: KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk

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