Abernethy and Dron and Arngask

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 except for the last Sunday in the month when a joint Service will be held at 10:30 am, alternating between thew two churches. You will be welcome to join us in praise at either place for worship.

From the Manse

So this is Christmas …says the song. We are also about to enter a new year, can anyone tell me where 2014 has gone?

The months since last January have just flown past. New people to meet, new challenges and opportunities to encounter, it has been quite a different experience compared to past parish appointments. Not because Abernethy and Dron and Arngask are especially different, but because of the form of ministry that we now have.

When I came here last January, it was said quite openly that the appointment was on a 70% basis, but in truth no none really understood exactly what that meant, or even IF it would work. It had the advantage of getting a minister into the parish rather than having a continuing vacancy or something similar.

From the point of view of the congregation, the disadvantage is that people are just not used to having a part time minister. From the minister’s point of view, you can work part-time and feel frustrated at not getting as much done as hoped for(even expected), or you can work as though in full-time ministry, and as a result, feel that it is not entirely honest.

It has been a learning curve for us all, however as well as trying to keep the show on the road, there has been a lot of laughter and as far as I am concerned a great deal of support and encouragement, so THANKYOU.

Order of Service for Sunday 14th December

Welcome and Call to Worship

Lighting the 3rd Advent Candle

Hymn 283: Christmas is coming (3 verses)

The Sunday Club (Nativity)

Hymn 312: Away in a manger

Prayers and the Lord's Prayer

Scripture Reading

Isaiah 9: Verses 1 - 5

Matthew 1: Verses 18 - 25

Sermon

SOGP 101: The God of Heaven Jesus

The Offering

Dedication and Prayers

Hymn 290: The race that long in darkness

Benediction

Mission Partnership

An introduction to our Mission partners in Malawi, the Jones family, is available by following this link and their latest letter and Partner Plan is available by following this link.

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