Our Weekly Prayer
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” My God, the Kurdish people must feel used, abused, betrayed, shocked, and terror struck. They are now in fear of their lives, abandoned by the American President to fend for themselves against a mighty display of Turkish military and air power and aided by their Syrian rebel allies. Over 100, 000 innocent men, women and children are fleeing for their lives while politicians pontificate that this action is a humanitarian crime, but do nothing, or are powerless to act. Already civilians have been killed and families left heart broken and lost without their loved ones.
God of love and mercy, we pray that this needless war - which could blow up with uncontrollable consequences - comes to a quick end. May common sense, justice and peace prevail that the Kurdish people may be able to settle and live in community, free from constant attack and ethnic cleansing.
God of power and gentleness, melt the hard hearts of those who perpetuate evil and flex their muscles of aggression and hatred to destroy the lives of others. Help all of us to work for peace, with our family members and our neighbours. May we always treat one another with kindness and respect for only then can there be world peace. We pray for politicians and for the leaders of NATO to, not only condemn the attacks on the Kurds, but also to unite in bringing stability back into the Middle East. This we pray in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen. (KFG)
A warm welcome awaits you at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church on Sunday the 13th OCTOBER! SUNDAY CLUB as usual. ALL WELCOME! Please stay behind for refreshments, a fine piece and a blether. We would be delighted to see you there.
INVERURIE FOODBANK sends the following message. You may be interested in the following sets of numbers based on the information we collect from our clients.
Between 1st January and 23rd September 2019, our food bank in Inverurie has fed 573 adults and 384 children, giving a total of 957. For the same period last year, we fed 503 adults and 237 children, totalling 740. The sad fact is that year on year, the numbers keep rising but we are eternally grateful that our donations are likewise always increasing and for that we thank God constantly.
Our new wish list for OCTOBER is: litre boxes of long life fruit juice (not fresh); biscuits; tins of fruit; small jars of coffee (100g); tins of rice pudding; tinned vegetables; breakfast cereals; sponge puddings; toiletries.
Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.
LIFE AND WORK MAGAZINE: Please place your order for the 2020 magazine (a very high quality and interesting publication) with Moira Thom, 01464 820918, 0r e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 27th October. The annual subscription remains at £30.60, payable before the end of December. Thank you.
THE MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING raised £570! An incredible sum of money through donations for lovely teas provided by Kerry and her team of helpers. Grateful thanks to them and to the many who supported it.
THE CHRISTMAS FAIR is on Saturday, 2nd November. Would you please be so kind as to collect and donate for the following stalls please: Christmas Gift Stall (new or very good quality goods); gifts for children that would fit into jam jars, such as little toys, sweets, notepads etc; raffle; bottle stall. We are also seeking to make up a number of Christmas hampers. If you would like to donate an item(s) for these, you will find a list of what is needed. Please place your name against the item you would like to donate. Thanking you very much in anticipation of your usual generosity and support. there will be coffee and butteries in the morning; soup and crumble at lunch time; and afternoon tea with lovely homebakes. The only item we require is custard! If you can donate a carton, it would be greatly appreciated. And last but not least, VOLUNTEERS please to help serve or attend to the stalls. If you can help, please place your name on the appropriate sheet at the door.
THE RETIRING OFFERING FOR CHRISTIAN AID came to £235. Thank you all very much for your generosity.
Gordon Presbytery has to reduce the number of its Ordained Ministers from 25 to 14.9 by 2023. Discussions have begun in the Kirk Sessions and the Presbytery as to how we are going to restructure congregations/parishes/parish groupings. A plan should be in place by May/June of 2020. You will be kept updated whenever any decisions are made. Please pray for our ministers and our congregations as we go through what may be painful but necessary changes.
MONDAY 14th OCTOBER: The Bible Study Group meets at 7pm in the small hall. ALL WELCOME!
FRIDAY 11th TO TUESDAY 15th: Dr. Kay is away with her family for her brother-in-law’s special birthday weekend. The Sunday Service will be conducted by the Rev. Alan Greig.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20th: FOUDLAND COURT HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE at 2pm.
FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER 10am to noon: KIRK CAFE and the opportunity to learn how to play the fun game BOCCIA! Please come and enjoy!
SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER at 10.30am: SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION.
SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER: CHRISTMAS FAIR from 10am to 3pm.