Ardchattan Parish News
Aileen's Australia Trip..
24 March 2015
When Aileen visited Australia she attended the St. Kilda Baptist Church in Melbourne where she was made very welcome. Their theme for Lent was “Choices”.
Amongst the people she met were Tim & Mary (in the photograph). They will be visiting Iona in May/June and they will spend a night with Andrew & Aileen on their way home.
In March .....
20 March 2015
World Day of Prayer. On March 6th 19 folk of various denominations gathered together in Ford Spence Court to share with Christians around the world in the worship service. This year it had been provided by Christians in the Bahamas. The service, entitled 'Jesus said to them: Do you know what I have done to you?' which focused around the Gospel account of Jesus washing his Disciples' feet, was introduced, led and read by 5 different voices from our Parish. It was followed by a tasty tea and chat.
Lenten Table Talk Throughout March a dozen folk have met at the Manse on Tuesday evenings for study and discussion. This year they have been looking at the story of Elijah (1 Kings 17-19) and reflecting on how his experiences can help us today.
Baptism in Ardchattan..
15 February 2015
A congregation from across the Parish joined together in worship in Ardchattan Kirk on February 15th, sharing the witness and celebration of the baptism of young Ruaridh Yates. Ruaridh's parents, Kerry and Elliot, were joined by many of their family and friends for the happy occasion.
Soup Lunch after Worship..
25 January 2015
On Sunday 25th January we said farewell to a very popular and well respected friend as Rodney Wills left us to move to Edinburgh. Rodney had been a member of our Parish since 1991 and was an Elder and Reader for many years both in Ardchattan and surrounding parishes. His wife Susan was also a very active member, helping to design and make hangings and arranging the flowers in St. Modan’s. Sadly she has had to go into a home in Edinburgh. Rodney is moving to be near her and their two daughters.
After the Communion Service at Ardchattan Kirk, a soup lunch was provided in the North Connel Hall with five different types of soup, tasty sandwiches and excellent baking. About forty people attended. Rodney was presented with a card, hand-made by the Sunday School children and signed by Church members, as well as an album of photos to remind them of their time in Ardchattan.
[pictures from Rodney and Susan's album]
No speeches were made; true to his unassuming nature Rodney preferred to slip away quietly but we are sure he will keep in touch with many friends in the area and we hope to hear news of him from time to time. All in our Parish wish him well in his new adventure in Edinburgh and give thanks for the time he spent with us.
Donations collected at the meal will be used to help our Bible class who are fund raising for their May trip to the Abernethy Trust Centre in Ardgour.