St Ninian’s Traidcraft Sunday: the stall is open this Sunday 1st September in the Hall before and after the 11:00 Service.

Thank you from Joy Margerison
Thank you to everyone for your care and concern during my short absence from Church life. Thanks also for excellent medical attention which means that I hope to be back with you at St.Ninian’s this week, Joy.

New Website. The combined website for both churches is now operational. https://dcdchurches.org.uk/ takes you to the home page with things common to both churches. From there you can get to the individual church websites by clicking on the links.

Special Service 7th September the Scottish Guild of Servers 90th Anniversary Eucharist will be held at St John’s, Princes St. Edinburgh at 13:00. Details on notice board.

Study/Fellowship Groups:
Dalbeattie Monday 2nd Sept at 10:30 at 4 Screel Drive. We will be starting with a look at Praying the Psalms.
Castle Douglas Friday 6th Sept at 3.45pm in the Gordon Memorial Hall. Joy will start a short series of talks entitled ‘Why sing hymns?” Please note the new day and time.

Help Needed with the Flower & Brass Rota at St. Ninian’s
Val is wanting to share the responsibility of the Flower & Brass Rota due to other time commitments. Would anyone who feels able to help contact her please?

Please pray for…
Rosemary Elliot
Barbara Chadwick
Ron Newton
Derek Smith, his grandson, Oliver, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and their families.
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.

Dates for your Diary
14th September St Ninian’s Glasgow, Arts Festival
September Study/Fellowship groups will resume.
Autumn Talks:
19th Sept 7pm at St.Ninian’s in church – ” Singing the Faith- the theology of hymns “. Joy Margerison
26th Sept at Christ Church after the 10am service – ‘Forgotten Women of the Bible’. Helen Evans
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