Midweek Services Preacher/

Officiant

St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church Thurs 10:00 Eucharist Christopher
Sunday 22nd December – Advent 4
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 11:00 Eucharist Helen/Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Matins Alan Rumble
St Ninian’s 12:00 Reserved Sacrament

 

Christmas Card Delivery

We have produced a Christmas card with a lovely picture by Niamh on the front cover and inside are our Christmas service times. We want to deliver these to as many houses as possible in Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie.

At the back of the church there is a sign-up sheet so that we know which streets have been delivered to. The streets nearest the churches are in bold and it would be good to make sure that these are all covered.

Please sign up and take the number of cards you think you will need.

Posters

There are also some posters inviting people to our services. If you have a window that is seen from the street please take a poster and display it.

 

17th Dec  @ 12.30 Castle Douglas Mother’s Union Christmas Party.

Christmas greenery for St Ninian’s. If you would like to donate greenery and/or berry foliage to decorate the church for Christmas please leave it at the back of church on Friday 20th Dec or by 10:00am on the 21st.

 22nd Dec   3:00pm Castle Douglas Churches Together – Carols at the Mart.

 23rd Dec 7:00pm Carol Service at Christ Church, Dalbeattie.  

 Cleaner needed for Christ Church, Dalbeattie. The present cleaner is leaving at the end of the month. This is a paid position. If you know someone who might be interested or would like more details please contact Lynn Glendinning on 01556 610676.

 Used Postage Stamps. We are once again collecting used postage stamps until the end of January. Please place in the box at the back of 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. NB: Please will you write the Best Before Date clearly on food items. This helps the people at the Food Banks and saves them time looking for hard to find dates.

RIP Andrew Milner. Please pray for his family and friends. The funeral will take place at 1:00pm on 20thDecember at Roucan Loch.

Please pray for…

Barbara Chadwick

Ron Newton

Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter)

Daniel Collins Snr

Susie Ross

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

Dates for your Diary

22nd Dec @3:00pm Castle Douglas Churches together – Carols at the Mart.

23rd Dec @4:00pm Carol Service at Christ Church, Dalbeattie.

24th Dec @4:00pm Christingle Service at St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas.

24th Dec @ 11:30pm Midnight Communion at St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas.

Christmas Day: 9:30 Family Eucharist at Christ Church, Dalbeattie. 11:00 Family Eucharist at St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas.

29th Dec @4:00pm Carol Service at St Ninian’s Castle Douglas

2020

5th Jan Feast of the Epiphany

12th Jan Congregational Open Meeting to discuss how we use and run the Gordon Memorial Hall to follow after the Eucharist.