Welcome to Abernethy and Dron and Arngask Parish
Welcome to our Web site. We are a parish in beautiful south Perthshire. Two buildings serve to accomodate the people of the parish: St Brides Kirk in Abernethy and Arngask Church in Glenfarg.
Services are held every Sunday in both places, Kirk of St Bride at 9:30 am and Arngask at 11:00 am. You will be welcome to join us in praise at either place for worship.
From the Manse
There is a time for everything under heaven, so the book of Ecclesiastes tells us, that includes getting together for social things like pancake days and coffee mornings as well as worship. This year every Church of Scotland congregation has been asked to take time and get involved with a Stewardship project as a means of bringing the congregation together, and helping the church to grow in some way. A committee drawn from both churches has planned a Supper event on Friday 9th May. Time to Meet and Greet Elders will be distributing letters giving you the details.
So put the date in your diary and get your ticket(s) ASAP, available in Abernethy from Pat Millar (01738 850879) and in Glenfarg from Margaret Scott (01577 830369).
Care in the Community
One of the duties of parish ministry is the pastoral care of people within the parish, it is not confined to the congregation. Consequently when there was a recent meeting of caring services within Perthshire I was invited to attend. The initial focus of the meeting was on the village of Glenfarg because it was the Glenfarg Community Council who got everyone together.
However much of the discussion and information could also be relevant to the rest of the parish. We have heard a lot recently about the ageing population and all the concern about how they are cared for and helped. There is a realisation that there is sometimes need for transport to hospital, getting in shopping, help at home, and sadly, perhaps at a time of bereavement, with things such as form filling, or getting to a bank or lawyer.
Several groups in our area can often provide such help. They are: Royal Voluntary Service, Kinrossshire Volunteer and Rural Outreach Group, The Richmond Fellowship also has a scheme called Shared Lives Service. Health Centres and Social work are in touch with all these groups and that is how most of their referrals are made.
However, all the groups admitted that more volunteers are needed, could you give some time to drive, or mend a fuse or even just talk to someone living on their own?
Get in touch directly with the groups or contact the minister.
Order of Service for Easter Sunday 20th April
THE LORD IS RISEN
THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED
Hymn 410: Jesus Christ is risen today
Poem for Easter: I am the World
Hymn 438: The head that once was crowned with thorns
St John 20: 1-11
Hymn 425: The Saviour died but rose again
St John 20: 12-18
Hymn 448: Shine Jesus shine
Confirmation of New Communicant
Hymn 419: Thine be the Glory