Church Notices 13/1/19

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David Sinclair is our Mission Partner, with his wife Mary, with the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren (ECCB). Their latest news is on Display on the noticeboard and on the website.  (Pictured above)

Praise Gathering will return to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 15th June 2019 with special guest Graham Kendrick. Over 300 singers have already registered for the choir, the number will be capped around 400. Register for the choir via website http://www.praisegathering.org.uk there are no auditions, 10 rehearsals. Contact Fiona if you would like to listen to our complimentary copy of last year’s CD.

Smalls for All – Thanks to all who have supported this project. So far we have received over 100 pairs of new pants and dozens of old bras for recycling. Our collecting will continue until the end of January. http://www.smallsforall.org

Thank you for supporting the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal at Messy Church, Carols at the Mill, Sunday morning services, Christmas Eve Christingle and at our joint service with St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal church and Auchtergaven and Moneydie Parish Church. Thank you also for supporting the Messy Nativity Sheep trail where a number of the sheep were auctioned for Christian Aid! We raised a total of £450 for Christian Aid to support peacemakers.

The foodbank currently need: Packet and tinned puddings, tinned fruit and tinned veg, pasta sauce, men’s razors, unisex shampoo and deodorant, toothbrushes.

The Kirk Session meet on Tuesday 15th January 2019.

The Kirk Session meet on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

A Brexit Prayer for Peace and Unity

Ahead of a crucial Westminster vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal next Tuesday, Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, Secretary to the Church and Society Council, has written a special prayer.
God,
who in Jesus,
broke down all barriers,
between people of different races
rich and poor,
male and female,
Jew and Gentile,
between heaven and earth,
we worship you.

God,
at this time of heavy responsibility,
as decisions about future relationships
with our neighbours in Europe are being taken,
we pray for our leaders:
that they will lead wisely;
that they will listen attentively;
that they will exercise grace;
and that they will know peace
in their deliberations.

God,
at this time of uncertainty,
within our nations and communities,
we pray for ourselves:
that we will remain open to the stranger;
welcoming to the neighbour;
and committed to those who struggle.

God,
we pray for your church of which we are a part:
that we might be a place of honest reflection;
respectful dialogue;
open friendship;
humility and reconciliation.

We pray that
we might be a community that points to heaven,
and shows ways in which heaven is glimpsed on earth.

God,
who in Jesus,
breaks down all barriers,
between people of different races
rich and poor,
male and female,
Jew and Gentile,
between heaven and earth,
we worship you.

Amen.

Church Notices 6/1/19

Lunch Club   –   will meet on Monday 7th at 11am at Luncarty Church Centre. John Napier will give a talk on teaching in Malawi. Soup and sandwiches will be served. Cost £4. All welcome.

Redgorton and Stanley Guild – the first meeting of 2019 will be on Tuesday, 8th January, at 2pm in Stanley Village Hall. The speaker will be the Rev. Jim Stewart who will be speaking about his time as Chaplain to the Moderator of the General Assembly. Everyone will be made most welcome.

Heart for Art will have a break for Christmas and resume on Wednesday 16th January 2019. New artistic volunteers always welcome for this friendly and talented group.

The Singing Group is a dementia friendly singing group for anyone who enjoys singing. People with dementia and their carers meet together with others who enjoy singing, volunteers and music makers for a good sing-song. Thursday 24th January 11am-12 noon Bankfoot Church Centre. See Fiona or Claire for more information or to make song requests.

The Flower List for 2019 is now on the Noticeboard. If there is a special date or occasion you have in mind please add your name now to avoid disappointment.

Smalls for All – Thanks to all who have supported this project. So far we have received over 100 pairs of new pants and dozens of old bras for recycling. Our collecting will continue until the end of January. http://www.smallsforall.org

Thank you for supporting the Redgorton and Stanley  Christian Aid Christmas Appeal at Messy Church, Carols at the Mill, Sunday morning services, Christmas Eve Christingle and at our joint service with St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal church and Auchtergaven and Moneydie Parish Church. Thank you also for supporting the Messy Nativity Sheep trail where a number of the sheep were auctioned for Christian Aid! We raised a total of £450 for Christian Aid to support peacemakers.

David Sinclair is our Mission Partner, with his wife Mary, with the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren (ECCB). Their latest news is on Display on the noticeboard and on the website.

Our Daily Bread Cafe in Bankfoot Church Centre reopens after the Christmas holidays at 9.30am on January 8th 2019.

The foodbank currently need: Packet and tinned puddings, tinned fruit and tinned veg, pasta sauce, men’s razors, unisex shampoo and deodorant, toothbrushes.

Church Notices 23/12/18

Next Sunday the 30th Decmber the service will be a joint service at St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church at 11.15am. No service at Luncarty or Bankfoot. “Joy to the World” Christmas Songs of Praise.

Our Christingle Family service will be Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 6.30pm in Luncarty Church Centre. There will be an option to do carol singing or making a Chrstingle during the service.

Our Watchnight service will be Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 11.30pm in Bankfoot Church Centre.

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The Messy Nativity Sheep Trail winners were announced last Sunday and those sheep are now cuddled in bed. A silent auction of the remaining sheep has already raised over £150 for Christian Aid, last few remaining today and tomorrow!

Mission Partner Update

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David and Mary Sinclair

David Sinclair is a Mission Partner, with his wife Mary, with the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren (ECCB). David serves as the Ecumenical and International Officer, promoting and sustaining connection, communication and cooperation between the ECCB and churches in the English speaking world. Mary, a former teacher, works as a volunteer in the English conversation classes for staff in church offices.

click below for their November 2018 news.

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More info on Church of Scotland website

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/world_mission/mission_partners/czech_republic

 

 

Advent and Christmas 2018

Advent & Christmas Services 2018

Sunday 2nd Dec 2018 1st Sunday in Advent:

10am Stanley Village Hall

11.15am Bankfoot Church Centre

7pm Christian Aid Carol service Bankfoot Church Centre

Sunday 9th Dec 2018 2nd Sunday in Advent:

10am Luncarty Church Centre

11.15am Bankfoot Church Centre

11.15am St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Stanley

Thursday 13th Dec 2018

7pm Carols at the Mill, with Stanley Men’s Shed, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine

Sunday 16th Dec 2018 3rd Sunday in Advent:

10am Stanley Village Hall

11.15am Bankfoot Church Centre

3 to 5pm Messy Church Advent Family Fun Luncarty Church Centre

Thursday 20th Dec 2018 (this has been changed from the Tuesday)

6pm Carol Service, St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Stanley

Friday 21st Dec 2018

7pm PACT Carol Service @ St John the Baptist RC Church in Melville Street Perth,

Choir conducted by Michael Ellacott

Sunday 23th Dec 2018 4th Sunday in Advent:

10am Luncarty Church Centre

11.15am Bankfoot Church Centre

11.15am St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Stanley

Christmas Eve: Monday 24th Dec 2018 4th Sunday in Advent:

6.30pm Christingle Family Service Luncarty Church Centre

11.30pm Watchnight Service Bankfoot Church Centre

Christmas Day: Tuesday 25th Dec 2018

11.15am Joint service Bankfoot Church Centre (No service in Luncarty)

11.15am St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Stanley

Sunday 30th Dec 2018

11.15am Christmas Songs of Praise,

Joint service @ St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Stanley

(No service at Luncarty or Bankfoot Church Centre)

Sunday 6th January 2019

10am Luncarty Church Centre

11.15am Bankfoot Church Centre

Messy Nativity Sheep Trail

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Redgorton and Stanley Messy Church are having a Messy Nativity Sheep Trail in the parish during Advent.  It starts on Sunday 25th November and concludes at Advent Messy Church on Sunday 16th December 2018.

One of the Redgorton and Stanley Shepherds wants to go and see baby Jesus, but he can’t find all his sheep! He knows that he went to these shops and places – will you help him find his missing sheep?

You can download an entry form here

for Stanley Sheep Trail Messy Nativity Sheep Trail Sheet Stanley

for Luncarty Sheep Trail Messy Nativity Sheep Trail Sheet Luncarty

Enjoy finding all the sheep in shops and homes around the parish and note down their names.  If you enjoy one sheep trail, why not explore the other one?!

If you wish to enter the prize draw please deliver your completed form to The Manse , 22 King Street, Stanley or 2, Yew Gardens, Luncarty by Friday 14th December.

One entry per person, there is no age limit, like Messy Church, this is an all age activity!  The prize draw will take place at Messy Church on Sunday 16th December.

Messy Nativity sheep trail poster

 

 

The Singing Group

The Singing Group is a dementia friendly singing group for anyone who enjoys singing. People with dementia and their carers meet together with others who enjoy singing, volunteers and music makers for a good sing-song. There are no auditions, rehearsals or performances, it is all about the pleasure of singing favourite songs from the Beetles, Sound of Music, Abba, folk songs, Rod Stewart…. As the group grows so will our list of your favourite songs too. We especially welcome people who mainly sing in the bath or the car to come and enjoy making a joyful sound with Claire our wonderful church organist leading us. We are trained volunteers who aim to enhance the lives of people with dementia and their carers by introducing them to group singing and its many benefits. If you would like to sing in a group, or would like to volunteer to help out, or are living with dementia and would enjoy singing favourite songs please get in touch with Fiona and Claire at Bankfoot Church Centre 01738 788017.

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