Services for the coming week

 

Midweek Services Preacher/

Officiant

St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Res Sac Alan Rumble
Christ Church Thurs   10:00 Eucharist John Simmons
Sunday 15th December – Advent 3
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Eucharist Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Eucharist Christopher

 Notices

10th Dec The Balliol Singers – A Song in the Air. 7:30pm at Colvend Hall, Colvend. £10 (Children free). Free mulled wine and mince pie. Also in The Usual Place, Dumfries on 17th Dec at 7:30pm

14th Dec Advent Quiet Day. Rediscovering the child of Christmas. St Ninian’s Castle Douglas. See poster for details.

14th Dec a Celebration of the Eucharist to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church at 2.00pm, at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth.

17th Dec  @ 12.30 Castle Douglas MU Christmas party.

Volunteers needed: we plan to deliver a Christmas card with our Christmas service times to as many homes in Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie as we can during the week before Christmas. Please look out for the cards and sign up list next Sunday. The more people who volunteer the more homes we will reach.

 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. 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

Please pray for…

Barbara Chadwick

Ron Newton

Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter)

Daniel Collins Snr

Andrew Milner

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

Frances and Huw wish to thank everyone for their support and help since the death of their mother Rosemary Elliot. It has been much appreciated.

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.