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 3rd November – Trinity 20 (4th before Advent)
St Ninian’s 08:00 Eucharist Christopher
Christ Church 09:30 Eucharist Helen/Christopher
St Ninian’s 11:00 Eucharist Helen/Christopher

 

Sunday 27th October at 6pm Iona style service, held in the round in the Gordon Memorial Hall.

St Ninian’s next week is Traidcraft Sunday: the stall will be open in the Hall before and after the 11:00 Service.

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

 All Souls Day Saturday 2nd November at 10am St. Ninian’s, Castle Douglas. There will be a joint service for All Souls this year for Christ Church and St. Ninian’s.

Please use the list at the back of church for those to be remembered at this service.

Musical Reflection for the Feast of All Saints, at 4pm on Sunday November 3rd at Christchurch, Dalbeattie.

God calls us all to be saints. This will be a quiet space to reflect on God’s mercy and forgiveness, to remember those who have preceded us and are now part of the Communion of Saints, and through prayer, scripture and music, to contemplate what God is calling us to do on our own journey towards sainthood. This is a non-denominational time of prayer. All are welcome.

 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.

 Walking Group Wednesday 6th November after the 10.15am Eucharist: Screel Hill. A number of people have asked if we could start a walking group. Weather permitting: We will meet after the 10.15 Wednesday Eucharist at church, and share cars to the foot of Screel hill. Please bring a packed lunch – all welcome including well behaved dogs.

 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 it can be e-mailed to edith.thorp@icloud.com

23rd Nov Christ Church Winter Sale. Only a month away now, please be thinking about what you can contribute: baking, craft items, time – volunteers are always needed for the stalls. Donations are needed for the prize hampers.

 Castle Douglas Mother’s Union would like to thank everyone who contributed books for their summer book stall and also all those who bought books. They have made £225.80 which will be donated to charity. Thank you also to Marjorie and Jill for organising and running the book stall this year.

 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 dates.

Dates for your Diary

17th Nov Christ Church AGM

19th Nov Castle Douglas MU 12.30 “Living Nativity” at Crossmichael – Ahrlene Fuller

21st Nov Castle Douglas MU 12 noon Regional Rally at St John’s, Dumfries

23rd Nov Christ Church Winter Sale

30th Nov from 10:30 – 15:30 Paint your Guardian Angel at Gordon Memorial Hall, St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas. Booking required. 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.

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