20 August 2017

Today - 10.15am Prayer Goup in the Church, 11.00am Morning Worship,

Monday - 1.30pm Knit 'n Natter in the Big Kirk Shop, 2.00pm Music Cafe,

Tuesday - 10.30am Wee Blether, 12 Noon Cosy Corner,

Wednesday - 11.00am Prayer Group meeting in the Church, 12.10pm Reflective Service, 7.00pm Session Meeting

Thursday - 1.30pm Art Group in Church Hall

Friday - 2.00pm Friday Fling in OAP Hall

Saturday 10.00am Silk Worship in the Church

Sunday - 10.15am Prayer Group meeting in the Church, 11.00am Morning Worship

Advance Notices

Next Sunday - Evening Worship Service at 6.30pm with a meal at 5.30pm also.  You can come to both or just the service.

Sat and Sun 2nd and 3rd September from 10am to 4pm - Open Doors Weekend

Sat 2nd to Sat 9th - Art Exhibition in the church from 10am to 4 pm

Thurs 7th Sept - 2pm St David’s care Home service and Men’s Night out

Fri 8th Sept - 2pm Benholm NH Service

There are new items up on the wish list this week for both time and talents and money.

The prayer tree is now available and you will find colour coded cards next to it. 

Our minister is holiday from Mon 28th Aug to Tues 5th Sept inclusive.  Please contact Lexi Smart our session clerk if you need to speak to a minister.

Silk Flower Workshop - we are hoping members and friends of East and Old would like to try out their hand at learning to make silk flower arrangements.  The numbers are limited to twelve so if you are interested in coming along on Saturday 26th August at 10am put your name up on the notice board please.  Instructions will be given on the day and a helping hand!!!

Bookstall - the notice is way out of date.  Can you just say new Christian books, cards,  and much more plus FairTrade goods all available in the reception area.

Breakfast Church and Evening Services will commence in August.  We are looking for people to offer their support in making breakfast at one of these services and the choice is up to you what we have.  Cereal or porridge or fruit or croissants or pancakes or rolls and bacon - you decide.  Breakfast to be ready for 9.30am and the we will be finished by 10am.  Evening services similar - mac and cheese, lasagne, steak pie - quick and easy and no fuss.  There is a sign up sheet on the notice board. 

August Life & Work magazines in the Reception Area

Sunday 27th August evening service - 6.30pm for the service and 5.30pm for the food (last Sunday of every month except Hogmanay!)

LADIES - Advance Notice for your Diary,  Sat 28th October - Afternoon Tea and Flower Arranging Demonstration at 2pm in Church. Tickets on Sale from September

Hungarian trip to Scotland 15th March to 20th March 2018 - we are excited to announce that Zuglo Curch will be coming to visit Sctoland next year and the visit will be a choir visit where they will be giving three concerts: one in Forfar, one in Arbroath and hopefully another in Perth and also attending church with us on the Sunday morning.  They are hoping to bring 25-30 people which means we need quite a number of hosts!  Nine people have already offered to host our friends from Zuglo but we need more as there will be single people, couples and families all coming over.  Please speak to Barbara Ann or Karen Liddle and don’t be shy coming forward - there houses are no different from ours!  IT would be 4 nights for bed and breakfast.

Zurich Trip - Wednesday July 11th to Monday July 16th - please consider attending this wonderful trip next year and the exciting opportunities it will afford you the members and friends of East and Old Church.  It is only a few days and well worth the trip to meet other people of faith, hear more about the roots of our religion and to see the wonderful sights of Zurich and surrounding areas.  The program they have devised is suitable for all ages as each stage has options for those who are fitter and those want a more leisurely pace.  This is only an enquiry stage and you will not be committed to anything - it is just to find out numbers of those who may wish to attend.  We have already sourced cheap flights to get there!  Please speak to Barbara Ann or Karen Liddle or put your name on the sign up sheet.

Time and Talents Wish Board and Money - what we need wish board  - you will see in the church today and every Sunday two wish boards and these boards will be updated on a weekly basis.  There are many bits and pieces that are needed completed in the church however many of our members know nothing about it and we often hear ‘oh I could have done that’ or ‘oh I could have helped with that’ or ‘oh why didn’t you ask me?’ or ‘if only I had known!’  Additionally, due to our renovations there are lots of things that we would like to complete and add to our church to beautify it and to make life easier all round.  We are also starting new ventures in the coming months and are needing supplies bought for that.  Please take a look at both Wish Boards and if you feel you can help with any we ask that you take the card from the board, write your name on it and then hand it to Barbara Ann, Lexi, Margaret Scrimgeour or Bill.  Thank You.

Notice Board - we now have a new notice board up in the social area - please take the time to go and look at it.

Rota Sheets now up on notice board in social area for those willing to help with food at breakfast church and the evening service.  Please consider helping out at these.

Refreshment Rota - we urgently need people to put their downs for serving the tea and coffee after morning worship.  The list is in the social are and we ask you to come forward and volunteer for this role.

Bible Reading Rota - the new sheet is in the social area.  Please fill in any missing dates if you are available to assist in this area.

Bible Reading for next week -

11am - Psalm 84

 6.30pm -Psalm 98

Prayer for the coming week -  today we have been talking about remembering who Jesus was so this week we pray for those who are struggling to remember their pasts or have completely lost their memory of it.  We pray for strength and support, patience and tolerance for the care givers from family and friends to health care professionals in day centres, hospitals, care homes.  We thank the Lord for the researchers, the inventors, Alzheimer's Scotland and all other charities who work for the cure and improvement of this disease.  We also bring to the Lord those have bad memories of the past and ask God for peace for them and then we bring to the Lord those who are thankful for past memories that have brought so much joy and happiness.

10p Collection - Keep your 10p pieces coming in as we still have quite a distance to cover.

Fairtrade Goods - have a look!  Homemade Jam £2 & £1.50
Church Office is now open Sat 10am-12noon- just ring the doorbell.

E-Mail address is eando_office@yahoo.co.uk

Please remember to inform Barbara Ann Tel. 01307 248228 or 07988938476 of anyone in hospital or needing the services of a minister.    

Charity Number – SC 004921    Copyright Licence – CCLI 2535604

Forfar East & Old Parish is a member of the Church of Scotland






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