Our Weekly Prayer
Father God, You are the perfect Father who promises to never leave us or forsake us. For Your guiding Presence, especially when we hit rock bottom, we praise You. We pray this coming Father’s Day for those fathers who strive to balance the demands of work, relationships, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. We praise those fathers who, lacking a good role model for a father, have worked hard to become a good father.
Father God, we pray for those fathers who, despite divorce or the break-up of the relationship, have remained in their children’s lives and have still done the best they can for them. We pray for those fathers whose children are adopted and whose love and support have offered guidance and healing. And we praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides.
Father God, we pray for those fathers and mothers who have lost a child to death and continue to hold the child in their heart. We praise those fathers who have died, but who live on in our memory, and whose love continues to nurture us through the love of Jesus Christ which binds heaven and earth together. We remember especially all those who lost a child, a father, a grandfather, and any other member of the family in the tragic fire of Grenfell Tower two years ago. May Your healing hand be upon those who are still grieving. Carry them into a more stable future where they can rebuild their lives and find happiness again while honouring the memory of their loved one/s in their kindness towards others. And what we have prayed for fathers today we also pray for mothers. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, our Brother and Friend, Amen. (KFG)
A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU ON SUNDAY 16th JUNE at 10.30am at INSCH-LESLIE-PREMNAY-OYNE PARISH CHURCH. Please stay for tea/coffee, a fancy piece and a blether after the service. SUNDAY CLUB as usual. ALL WELCOME.
IMPORTANT: ALL BOARD AND SESSION MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: in response to an edict by Presbytery there will be a KIRK SESSION meeting next Sunday at 10am prompt in the hall.
STOP PRESS: The hall toilets will begin their renovation on Monday 8th of July. They should be finished two weeks later! This completes our upgrade of the hall except for a couple of doors which have to be changed or sanded and repainted. Thank you very much to our FLUSH Toilet Team: Jane Reid, Diane McCallum and Johnny Hunter!
INVERURIE FOODBANK has given us an update: the use of FOOD BANKS has continued to INCREASE across the country. We are very grateful for your continued support. There is a new wish list for JUNE: UHT milk; litre boxes of fruit juice; tinned steak/mince; tinned beans with sausages; cup-a soups; breakfast cereals; tinned vegetables; snacks/nibbles (cereal bars, etc.) toothpaste/toothbrushes.
Currently we have very good supplies of pasta, soup, beans and tea bags, thanks to your generosity. You can read more about the UK picture on the Trussell Trust website (www.trusselltrust.org).
For the next month please keep the Rev. John Cook, Office Bearers and congregation of Howe Trinity in your prayers, asking for good health for the minister and office bearers; wisdom in stewardship; fruitfulness in outreach; and may the church always be a friendly and welcoming place.
Our cleaner and church hall keeper is Mrs Diane McCallum. You can contact Diane on 07828 456651.
Thank you very much to Pat Duncan for taking on the post of Concenor of the Christian Aid Committee. Well done, Pat!
Dr. Kay has agreed to be a mentor for an enquirer into ministry. She will be with us for six months. You will meet her in due course as she will participate in or observe certain tasks and duties of your minister and will participate in our worship once a month.
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE FOR THE FUN WEEK from TUESDAY 13th to FRIDAY 16th AUGUST. If you can help in any way, please place your name on the sheet in the foyer! Thank you! PLEASE NOTE DATE OF MEETING BELOW.
INVERURIE MACULAR SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Thursday of every month, 10am to noon, at Hopeville Social Club, 34 Harlaw Road, AB51 4SR. The meetings are open to anyone affected by central vision loss. Family, friends and carers welcome. Contact Laura on 07948 352967.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
SUNDAY 16th June FOUDLAND COURT SERVICE at 2pm.
MONDAY 17th JUNE: The Bible study group meets in the HALL at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.
THURSDAY 20th JUNE: FUN WEEK MEETING for all volunteers at 7pm in the hall.
FRIDAY 28th JUNE: KIRK CAFE
The last “Kirk Cafe” until after the summer - in partnership with the Friends of Insch Hospital - meets in the church hall form 10am to noon. We look forward to all ages joining us for a blether and fine pieces. There will be entertainment by children from Insch Primary School Class P4/G from 10.45am to 11am. This is a way for all ages to mix and to integrate into the community. Please do let us know of anyone who would like to come and either be transported or escorted. Grateful thanks to all those who have volunteered to bake and serve in order that it may continue, and to those who have volunteered to transport folk.
SUNDAY 7th JULY FAMILY SERVICE with BAPTISM
SUNDAY 14th JULY DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY. More details soon.
TUESDAY 13th to FRIDAY 16th AUGUST The Fun Week.