Newsletter

CHURCH SERVICES

We are open for worship! 

Now that restrictions have eased, we are returning to face-to-face worship in the church building.  We are still taking precautions to keep everyone safe, including mask wearing, more space between seats, and hand sanitiser available at the door, and enhanced cleaning after every service.  If you would like to join us for worship at 11am on Sundays, there is no need to book. 

 

If you don’t feel ready to attend face to face worship yet, you are most welcome to join Banchory East or West churches on zoom or livestream.  See https://www.banchorywestchurch.com or https://www.banchoryeastchurch.comfor more details. 

FROM OUR MINISTER

 

 

Dear Friends, 

 

This year our Harvest Service will be on Sunday 3rd of October.  In previous years we have invited people to bring Harvest gifts to church to be distributed in the community, but this year our plans have changed.  If you would like to make a Harvest gift this year, we are suggesting that you either make a donation to a local food bank (collections are available at most local supermarkets, and lists are usually provided of items that are particularly needed at the moment), or give some flowers, fruit etc as a gift to a neighbour who would appreciate them.

 

Amy 

 

 

Lectionary for the Week:

Monday, Sept., 20: Psalm 128; Proverbs 27:1-27; James 4:8-17               Tuesday, Sept., 21: Psalm 128; Ecclesiastes 4:9-16; James 5:1-6
Wednesday, Sept., 22: Psalm 128; Ecclesiastes 5:1-20; John 8:21-38 Thursday, Sept., 23: Psalm 124; Esther 1:1-21; Acts 4:13-31
Friday, Sept., 24: Psalm 124; Esther 2:1-23; Acts 12:20-25         Saturday, Sept., 25: Psalm 124; Esther 3:1-15; Matthew 5:13-20

 

 

NOTICES

 

Church Cleaning

We are looking for volunteers to supplement our church cleaning team. If you could spare a couple of hours once every 4-6 weeks we would be so grateful! Please contact Jean Haslam for further details ( 01330 850407 or haslam@finzean.com)

 

Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone who is in hospital or would appreciate a card or phone call, please let a member of the Pastoral care team know.

(Jean Haslam, Judy Taylor, Val Ramshaw, Mary Taylor, Maureen McLellan – 01224 582491

 

Reading Rota

Many thanks to all regular readers for your continued support, new readers are always very welcome.  If you would like to do the Bible reading during a service, please contact Maureen McLellan (01224 582491 or mmclellan54@icloud.com

 

Shoebox Appeal 2021

We are running our Shoebox Appeal in partnership with Blythswood Care.  Information leaflets can be found at http://www.blythswood.org This year they are accepting drawstring bags if you do not have a shoebox (no plastic bags please.)  A check list of suitable items for your shoebox will be sent out by email but a handwritten piece of card or paper with details of items would be suffice, securely attached to your bag or box. 

Completed boxes/bags can be brought to church on any Sunday. The last Sunday for receiving boxes will be Sunday 24th October but Malcolm will be in the church carpark on Tuesday 26th October from 11-11.30am to receive any additional boxes where they can be placed directly into the boot of his car.    Thank you.