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: Kirk of St Bride in Abernethy and Arngask Church in Glenfarg.
Services are held every Sunday in both places, Arngask at 9:30 am and Kirk of St Bride at 11:00 am except for (usually) the last Sunday in the month when a joint Service will be held at 11:00 am, alternating between the two churches. You will be welcome to join us in praise at either place for worship. See here for information prior to any Sunday for any special Service time.
Sunday 25th January is a monthly united service. This one will be held at 11:00 am in Arngask Church, Glenfarg. There will NOT be a service at Kirk of St Bride on this day.
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 25th January
Welcome and Call to Worship
Hymn 152: Praise the Lord, His glories show
Hymn 193: God is love, His the care
Jonah 3: 1 - 5 and 10
1 Corinthians 7: 29 - 31
St Mark 1: 14 - 20
Hymn 533: Will you come and follow me
Hymn 755: Be still and know that I am God
Dedication and Prayers
Hymn 737: Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?
An extract of the latest Presbytery Digest is available by following this link.