Services for the coming week

Midweek Services Preacher/Officiant
St Ninian’s Wed 10:15 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church Thurs 10:00 Eucharist Christopher
Sunday 29th September – Trinity 15
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Eucharist Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Eucharist Christopher

Notices
Taizé style service at St Ninian’s – Sunday, 22nd September at 6pm – held in the round in the Gordon Memorial Hall.

St Ninian’s Traidcraft Sunday: next week (29th September) the stall will be open in the Hall before and after the 11:00 Service. Please note this is a change from the usual 1st Sunday in the month.

Memorial Service Monday 23rd September at 2:30pm. John Gasser’s memorial service at Christ Church, Dalbeattie. Please continue to pray for his family.

‘Forgotten Women of the Bible’ 26th Sept at Christ Church after the 10am service – The 2nd in our Autumn talks series ‘ by Helen Evans.

Harvest Supper 5th Oct  at St Ninian’s 6pm for 6:30. Please sign-up on the sheet at the back of church. There’s space for dietary requirements and also to say if you have any spare produce to contribute.

Harvest Services 6th Oct  at Christ Church and St Ninian’s.
Our food + toiletry gifts will go to the Food Banks again this year. What has been your personal harvest this year? Have you been kind to someone you dislike or forgiven someone? Have you found a new friend or welcomed a new member of your family? What do you have to give thanks for? Please
come to the service ready to write down your personal harvest.

Food Hygiene Course Wednesday 9th Oct  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. There are 6 places left. Please contact Rev Sally Russell to book your place. Tel 01556 503645 or email SRussell@churchofscotland.org.uk

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Talks
3rd Oct at Christ Church after the 10am service – Finding the Stairway to Heaven with John Climacus (The Ladder of Divine Ascent). Christopher Ketley
10th Oct 7pm at St. Ninian’s in church – An Imaginative Contemplation. Sandra Walsh
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12th Oct Lay Ministers Formation Day at St Ninian’s CD
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’.

RIP Oliver Foxall – Derek Smith’s grandson. Derek and his wife Val are very grateful for all the prayerful support of so many people over the last two years.

Please pray for…
Rosemary Elliot
Barbara Chadwick
Ron Newton
Katherine Hatfield (Jenny Wright’s daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer.
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