Sunday, 3rd January 2021
Celebrant The Rector
Prayer Requests Beth Wood, Bunty Love, Janet Hannay, Rev'd David Preston, Valery Glover, Sholto Steel, Rowan Huggitt and Hugo Fuentealban(missing in Chile) We pray for our many elderly and vulnerable church members still shielding and we pray for family members especially those far away.
Many people have advised us that they will not be attending church during the current pandemic situation. This is very much understood and we assure everyone of our prayers. Church services continue for the present, as do emergency pastoral visits from the Rector.
Remembrance Michelle Watson who died suddenly in military service and who is survived by two young children.
Food Bank Collection Points continue at the Post Office and 16, Fleet Street, Gatehouse. An enormous thank you for the response to the December collection. Fifty Christmas boxes of food, treats and gifts were delivered during the week of Christmas. The next collection is 12th January when main meals, cooked meat, pasta sauce, coffee, sugar and jam would be very acceptable. Thank you for your continuing support throughout the year.
Christmas Collections this year have raised £150 to support Mary's Meals, a charity that aims to provide a solution to world hunger especially this year reaching out to more hungry children in Liberia by providing life changing school meals. We are hoping to be eligible for the government's declaration that it will double the amount raised. Many thanks for your generosity in supporting this charity.
Lent Appeal 2020 £11,730.88 was raised for The Glasgow City Mission. The charity wishes to thank all who contributed in any way.
Copies of Bishop Kevin's Christmas Message are available in the porch
New Year Thought: Forgetting those things which are behind, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus. St.Paul to the Phillipians