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: 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

Prayers

Sunday Club

Hymn 193: God is love, His the care

Scripture Readings

Jonah 3: 1 - 5 and 10

1 Corinthians 7: 29 - 31

St Mark 1: 14 - 20

Hymn 533: Will you come and follow me

Sermon

Hymn 755: Be still and know that I am God

The Offering

Dedication and Prayers

Hymn 737: Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?

Benediction

Presbytery

An extract of the latest Presbytery Digest is available by following this link.

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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