Our Weekly Prayer
God our Heavenly Father and Mother, we thank you for community life where we find a place to call home; friends to call family; and a helping hand extended when we need it. Help us to appreciate the value of community life and the importance of coming together to meet one another and support events which hold the community together.
Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us for taking community life for granted; for the times we have not made the effort to support our neighbours or communal events. Help us to value the characters who are different from us: those who have lost their way; who are lonely and isolated; who are hurting and in pain; anxious and depressed; and those who are grieving and just existing from day to day.
Lord Jesus Christ, in these days of uncertainty as we face a change of Prime Minister who has shown strength and resilience in the face of much conflict and division in her own party and in Parliament, and whose leadership has constantly been undermined by political game playing, we pray that the next leader may be chosen for courage and integrity to stand for what is right. Grant all our politicians wisdom and humility that they may do what is best for our nation and not for their own status seeking.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, bind us together that we may work together to build up communal and national life. May we reach out to neighbours and strangers that they may feel accepted and valued as community members, irrespective of our different beliefs and political allegiance. Bless our community, and our relationships with one another that all may be treated fairly and that we may ALL feel that this is indeed home. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. (KFG)
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church at the SUNDAY SERVICE on MAY 26th at 10.30am. ALL WELCOME! SUNDAY CLUB as usual! Please stay behind for refreshments, a fine piece and a friendly blether.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS (see Weekly Prayer above) are for Sunday’s sermon! We begin at modern day Kavala (known in the Bible as Neapolis), walking on the Via Egnatia to Philippi. Archeologists are still excavating Philippi and finding wonderful mosaics. Just outside the city Lydia was baptised and their is a lovely spot at the riverside today where many join in the celebration of Holy Communion.
PLEASE NOTE: THE DORIC SERVICE is next week when we welcome guests who are travelling a distance just to be with us. And please, if you can, support the Hunger Lunch afterwards for Christian Aid funds. Thank you.
THE BIBLE STUDY have a NEW PRAYER BOX situated in the foyer. Should you wish a prayer said for anyone by name or anonymously, or an event, please write a message on the cards which have been provided and slip your card into the box. We must never underestimate the power of prayer.
INVERURIE FOODBANK has a new wish list for MAY: UHT milk; tinned fruit; tinned tomatoes; powdered milk tinned veg; tins of cold meat (ham, corned beef, spam); razors/shaving foam; kitchen roll. “Thank you all very much for your generosity.”
Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, the Trussell Trust’s food bank network distributed 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year. More than half a million of these went to children. You can read more about the UK picture on the Trussell Trust website (www.trusselltrust.org).
For the next month please keep the Rev. Alison Swindells, Office Bearers and congregation of Tarves and Barthol Chapel 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.
We have had lovely THANK YOU NOTES from Insch Guides, Insch Primary School and Foudland Court who all benefitted from donations from the proceeds of The Production and have voiced their appreciation.
SINCERE THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS including INSCH GUIDES who have carried out the door to door collections during Christian Aid Week. The collection raises a considerable amount of money, the total os which we will hear in due course. The Lent Diet raised £700 and the Soup and Sweet raised £1,028. Sincere thanks to all who supported these fund raisers. And thank you very much to Mrs Marian McCallum our door to door organiser and her team of volunteers which included some children!
Dr. Kay has been working very hard since her last holiday in November of 2018, and has not had a full Monday off this year. Please respect that Monday is her day off. If you send her a message, text, e-mail, WhatsApp, or leave a ‘phone message, she feels obliged to answer and is not getting a rest. Please wait until the Tuesday unless it is an emergency. Thank you.
Dr. Kay has agreed to be a mentor for an enquirer into ministry. There was no available minister to take on this task in her own Presbytery, and so Dr. Kay was approached by the staff in 121 George Street and has agreed to mentoring the lady for six months. You will meet her in due course as she will participate in or observe certain tasks and duties of your minister.
A96 duelling: there are drop-in sessions being held to update local communities and road users on the design work for the A96 duelling Huntly to Aberdeen scheme, at Wyness Hall, Inverurie on Tuesday 28th May: noon to 7pm and Wednesday 29th May: noon to 7pm. Also at the Gordon Arms Hotel, Huntly on Friday 31st May: noon to 7pm.
MONDAY 27th MAY: The Bible study group meets in the HALL at 7pm. ALL WELCOME.
FRIDAY 31st MAY KIRK CAFE
The Kirk Cafe” in partnership with the Friends of Insch Hospital! We look forward to all ages joining us for a blether and fine pieces. There will be entertainment by children o Dreams Daycare 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 2nd JUNE DORIC SERVICE with guests Strathbogie Fiddlers, Helen Wood, Frances Mitchell, well known speaker Jim Brown; Gavin McWilliam and Adam Christie.
AFTER THE DORIC SERVICE there will be a Hunger Lunch in order to try and make up some of the shortfall for Christian Aid this year. Please support.
SUNDAY 14th JULY DRUMROSSIE HOUSE OPEN GARDEN DAY.
TUESDAY 13th to FRIDAY 16th AUGUST The Fun Week.
FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER Quiz Night with Iain and Sam.
SEPTEMBER WEEKEND 15th to 16th The Scarecrow Festival.