Midweek Services Preacher/Officiant
St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Eucharist Alan Rumble
Christ Church Thurs 10:00 Eucharist Christopher
Sunday 13th October – Trinity 17
Christ Church 09:30 Eucharist Robin Whitehead
St Ninian’s 11:00 Eucharist Robin Whitehead

Please note that there is no 08:00 service at St Ninian’s next Sunday.

10th Oct 7pm at St. Ninian’s in church – the final talk in our Autumn series – An Imaginative Contemplation based on Mary and Martha. Sandra Walsh

Wednesday 9th Oct Food Hygiene Course 9.30 to 4pm at the latest! The Church of Scotland is running a Certificated Food Hygiene Course cost £15. It would be helpful if some people from both churches who are involved with food preparation could attend this course. Please contact Rev Sally Russell to book your place. Tel 01556 503645 or email SRussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Annual Report. Edith requests that reports to be included in the Annual Report for the Christ Church 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

12th Oct Lay Ministers Formation Day at St Ninian’s Castle Douglas. Theme: Resilience in Serving. Guest Speaker: Mrs Linda McEnhill, Director of The Ardgowan Hospice Greenock
Time: 10.45am – 3pm. Tea/Coffee from 10.15 am.
Bring a Packed Lunch. Refreshments supplied.
To register with the Diocesan Office, please ring 0141 2216911 or email office@glasgow.anglican.org

Traidcraft Christmas. Sue Beddows will be bringing samples of Traidcraft Christmas goods to St Ninan’s next Sunday (13th Oct) for you to choose what you would like to order.

Please pray for…
Rosemary Elliot
Barbara Chadwick
Ron Newton
Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer.
Daniel Collins Snr
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 who died on Wednesday 2nd October.

Dates for your Diary
14th Oct Dalbeattie Study Group 10:30. Please note the change from the 1st Monday to the 2nd Monday of the month.
15th Oct Castle Douglas MU 12:30 Wigtownshire Women’s Aid
17th Oct at 5.30pm. New King’s building, Room NK10 in the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies at King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3UB. 2019 Scottish Episcopal Institute Lecture entitled ‘Their Pattern and Their King: The Gospel of Matthew as a Model for Christian Formation’.
27th Oct St Ninian’s AGM
17th Nov Christ Church AGM
23rd Nov Christ Church Winter Sale

A prayer of St Francis
All praise be Yours, my God, through Sister Earth, our mother, who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces various fruits and coloured flowers and herbs.
A blessing
Blessings of the earth be upon me.
May its taste, smell, and touch remind me of the abundance of God.
From The Christian Practice of Praying with the elements
© 2010 Christine Valters Paintner