Midweek Services Preacher/


St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Reserved Sacrament Alan Rumble
Christ Church Thurs 10:00 Reserved Sacrament Alan Rumble
Sunday 20th October 2019 – Trinity 18
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Eucharist Helen/Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Eucharist Helen/Christopher



St Ninian’s AGM will take place after the 11:00 service on 27th October 2019.

Please send any reports for the Annual Report to Katie MacQuarrie katie-macquarrie@hotmail.co.uk. (Patrick Little has stepped down from his role as Secretary to the Vestry. His work over the years has been greatly appreciated. Christopher.)

Vestry Elections and Annual Meeting Business

At the Annual Meeting, last year, we restored the usual practice of Vestry elections. Please see the sheets at the back of church for nominations. Nominations papers will be removed from church 26th October (after Morning Prayer).

All business topics to be discussed at the meeting should be with Christopher by 6:00pm on Friday 25thOctober.

14th Oct Dalbeattie Study Group 10:30 at 4 Screel Drive. A Prayer of Longing for God, Psalm 63.

15th Oct Castle Douglas MU 12:30 Wigtownshire Women’s Aid

Annual Report Christ Church. Edith requests that reports to be included in the Annual Report for the AGM are with her by the end of October. She will take a hard copy or can be e-mailed at edith.thorp@icloud.com

St Ninian’s Coffee Rota. The rota for October to February is on the board. Please sign up for when you are available to help.

Healing Blankets are available in both churches. If you know of someone suffering illness, grief or loneliness, in need of a

‘comforter’, please take a blanket from the front of church. The recipient will know that they are enfolded in the prayers of the church.

 Donations for local Food Banks can be left at the back of

both churches. St Ninian’s supports CD ‘Helping Hands Food

Bank’ and Christ Church supports Kirkcudbright Food Bank. Non-perishable foods please, also toiletries.

Please pray for…

Rosemary Elliot

Barbara Chadwick

Ron Newton

Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer.

Daniel Collins Snr

Andrew Milner

Pray also for those who are caring for these people.

The Bishops as they seek God’s will in choosing the next bishop for our diocese.

RIP Caroline Collins. Please pray for Mary and all the family.

Dates for your Diary

20th Oct Dalbeattie Churches Together. 7pm at the Parish Church Hall.

27th Oct St Ninian’s AGM

31st Oct Live Podcast. 7:30pm at The Wild Olive Tree Café. See poster for details.

1st – 3rd November A mindfulness retreat – ‘An Appreciation of Living in the Moment’ at the Cathedral of the Isles. See poster for details.

2nd Nov 2019. 7.30pm A Vintage Film Evening in the Gordon Memorial Hall. CD. See poster for details.

17th Nov Christ Church AGM

23rd Nov Christ Church Winter Sale

Becoming the Mystical Body of Christ. As we gather around the Eucharistic table and make the death and resurrection of Jesus our own by sharing in the “bread of life” and the “cup of salvation,” we become together the living body of Christ.

The Eucharist is the sacrament by which we become one body. Becoming one body is not becoming a team or a group or even a fellowship. Becoming one body is becoming the body of Christ. It is becoming the living Lord, visibly present in the world. It is—as often has been said—becoming the mystical Body of Christ. But mystical and real are the same in the realm of the Spirit.

Nouwen, Henri J. M.. Bread for the Journey. HarperOne.