Strathkinness Parish Church
The Post Office hours of opening are between 12.30 and 2.30 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Vestry in the Strathkinness Church Hall.
Minister: Rev Allan McCafferty
Telephone: 01334 478287
Monday to Friday 9.00 am—12.00 noon
Telephone: 01334 478144
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Welcome! We warmly welcome everyone to our service today, especially any who are visitors. A warm welcome also to Alison Jack who leads our worship on the 19th. Alison is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology and Assistant Principal of New College, Edinburgh University. Allan is away at the General Assembly followed by a holiday from 18th May—1st June inclusive. Pastoral cover will be provided as follows:
18th—26th May inclusive: Rev Margaret Rose (tel: 01333 312838 or email: MRose@churchofscotland.org.uk)
27th May—1st June inclusive: Rev Jim Campbell (tel: 01334 829350 or email: James.Campbell@churchofscotland.org.uk)
Pastoral Visits. If any member of the congregation is aware of a member in hospital or requiring a home visit, please fill in a slip in the vestry or let the Minister know. Remember if anyone has a special request for prayers or would like more information about the Prayer Group please contact Margaret Overend on 850686.
World Mission Stamp Appeal. Please save your used stamps remembering to include a border of envelope around them and put them in the box at the back of the Church or phone Helen Donald on 850050.
Christian Aid. The annual coffee morning to raise funds for Christian Aid will be held in the Hope Park and Martyrs Church Hall on Saturday 18th May 10.00—11.30am. Please come along to support by drinking coffee and bring and buy cakes! Tickets £2 at the door.
Allan would like to express his thanks to everyone who helped make his Installation Service and the hospitality afterwards a success last Sunday.
Communion on Sunday 2nd June. Please note that this Communion will take place after the last hymn has been sung. The Communion will be by individual cup.
Number of Presbyteries. Last year’s General Assembly suggested that the number of Presbyteries in the Church of Scotland be reduced. With that in mind, St Andrews Presbytery will be holding meetings with Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline Presbyteries respectively. Details of these meetings are included in the letter which has been distributed to the congregation.
The General Assembly. The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland opened in Edinburgh yesterday and is meeting throughout this coming week. If you have access to the Internet you may access all Assembly related information from www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga from where there are links to all the GA Publications, including the Volume of Reports (Blue Book), Order of Proceedings and Daily Papers. You can also watch the proceedings live, by logging on at the same address and clicking the ‘Live Link’.
Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. There will be a plant sale on Saturday 1st June from 10.00am—12.00noon in Hope Park and Martyrs Church. Plants only from 9.00am. All funds raised will be for the work of our Mission Partners Keith and Ida Waddell in Zambia.
Tickets £2 available at the door. Cake and candy, plant and book stalls. Donations of plans, baking, etc taken from 8.00am or on Friday evening at 5.00pm. This is our main fundraiser of the year for our Mission Partners. We hope you will come along.
Lectionary Readings 26th May: Acts 16:9-