Palm Sunday Service to be held in Coatdyke Congregational Church on Sunday 9th April at 3pm. See notice board for further details.
Week beginning Sunday 26th MARCH 2017
CAMERON HOUSE, INVERNESS
A specialist dementia unit for older people in Inverness which is currently home to 28 people at various stages on their journey with dementia.
* Pray for a Christ-like spirit for all who live and work at Cameron House.
* Give thanks for the Volunteers and Friends Group who give their time for the benefit of those who use our service.
* Pray for wisdom as we make efforts to improve the physical environment at Cameron House.
* Pray that we will be able to attract people with a real passion and Godly calling to work at Cameron House.
* Pray for imagination and stamina as we embark on a large project to establish a dementia-friends garden.
* Pray that Cameron House will be a warm and welcoming place for family and friends to visit.
* Give thanks for the lovely new family room that has been created at Cameron House providing accommodation for family members who might need it.
Petersburn Easter Service was cancelled last week due to the snow....hope it will be this coming week. Dunrobin Primary will be here in the church on Thursday at 11am so please remember them and their families and teachers in prayer that they catch the 'real Easter bug!!'
Wednesday 29th March. 12- 1 for lunch, 1 – 1.15 for worship and 1.15-2.15 for discussion. We continue with the theme of 'Caring For Physical Needs' our reading and topic is 'Namaan the Leper?' using 2 Kings 5: 1 – 15 If you cannot join us, here are a few 'food for thought' questions to enable you to think and reflect. When you are in physical need what kinds of responses or activities from people communicate to you that someone cares? Describe Namaan and the servant girl. As we consider perceiving and meeting needs, what is the significance of the vast difference in the social status of Namaan and that of the servant girl?
The P7 children from our local primaries are at Kilbowie this week so please remember them and the teachers in your prayers. Rev Kay was planning to go this year but her diary filled up with other things....she's not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing!! :)
7th May at The Doubletree by Hilton Strathclyde for 1pm start. See notice board for further details or contact the Hospice via their website https://www.st-andrews-hospice.com/event/handbags-gladrags-ladies-lunch-7-may-2017
Make this Lent season count! Join our Olive Tree Project.
Help to plant an olive tree in Palestine, and support the Palestinian people struggling against oppression.
Olive trees are hugely important to the Palestinian people, a vital source of income and sustenance.
We are adopting this cause as our project for Lent. When you feel like a bar of chocolate or some other treat over the next few weeks, stop! Think twice! And donate the money to plant a tree – and do your wee bit for peace and justice in the Middle East.
A box will be in the vestibule / foyer till Palm Sunday April 9th.
Closing social is Tuesday 28th March, 7.30. Our guests that night will be 'The Grace Notes' singing group. Everyone will be made welcome so please come and join us for fellowship followed by tea, coffee and home baking. Tickets are priced £3 and you can get them from Jean Cane or any Guild member.
A timely reminder to start thinking about your easter egg displays and bonnet parade. As usual there will be some chocolate egg prizes but the main thing is we have some fun and share the joyous resurrection of our Lord. The past few years the BIG KIDS have let the 'show' down....the SMALL KIDS have outshone and outdone the OLDIES....so come on Team Jackson...don't be shy.. get your Easter Bonnets...decorated and don yer bonnets!! Be part of the greatest celebration on earth by parading with pride and a big smile
Rev Kay was asked to intimate the following -
The Hospice is again running it’s annual Make a Will Month campaign during March. Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a flyer on the notice board.