Next series of Lent studies to be held at St. Andrew’s Church, Peterhead

THE next in the series of Lent studies arranged by the Peterhead Churches is to be held this Thursday evening, March 14, in St. Andrew’s Church, Queen Street, when the subject will be ‘Saved from Death’.

The final meeting is in the Old Parish Church on Wednesday, March 20, and the subject then is ‘Living in the Hope of the Promised Land’.

Both of these occasions will start at 6.15pm with a bring and share meal, but those who cannot attend then because of their circumstances will be welcome to join for the study part of the evening at 7pm.

Peterhead Methodist Church Sisterhood will meet on Wednesday, March 13, at 7.15pm when the guest speaker is the Rev. Gordon McCracken. All ladies are very welcome.

On Thursday, March 14, the Buchan East Presbyterial Council meeting will be held in Maud Parish Church at 7.30pm with I. Whyte, general secretary of the guild, as guest speaker.

The Blythswood Care collecting vehicle is visiting Peterhead and district on Thursday, March 14. The locations are the former Focus car park from 9.30am to 12.30pm; Crimond at 1.15pm and Fraserburgh Leisure Centre until 4.30pm.

Peterhead Old Parish Church Mother & Toddlers are holding a craft fair in the church hall on Saturday, March 16, from 2pm to 4pm. Teas are available and admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children. All welcome.

On Saturday, March 16, at 7.30pm, a folk music night is being held in St. Kane’s Church Centre, New Deer. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. Donations are invited for theTurfhill Court Summer House.

Morning worship in St. Kane’s Church on Sunday, March 17, will be a dedication service to mark the 10th birthday of the church centre. Still with St. Kane’s from March 18 to 25 inclusive the cafe prices will be as they were in the year 2003.

The Peterhead Festival of Gospel Male Voice Praise will be held in Peterhead Baptist Church, King Street, on Saturday, March 23, with community hymn singing at 6.30pm following by the programme starting at 6.45pm. Guest speaker and chairman is Rev. Dr. Abi Ngunga from St. Andrew’s Church and there is also a musical item guest soloist, Gudmund Johannesson from Aberdeen. Admission is free. A freewill ministry offering will be uplifted during the evening.

On Sunday, March 17, there will be no service in Old Deer Church. Instead there will be a joint service on behalf of Christian Aid with the Longside congregation at 11am in Longside Parish Church. This will be followed by a soup and sweet in the church hall. The Sunday School that morning will also meet in Longside Church at 11am.

Then in Fetterangus Church at 4pm on Sunday, March 17, the Praise Evening theme is ‘St. Patrick’s Day’. The service will be led by Ali MacLeod, with a musical item by Peter and Barbara. Teas will be served afterwards. On Wednesday, March 20, there is the prayer group meeting in Old Deer Church from 6.30pm to 7.15pm.

In St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, on Sunday, March 17, at 9.30am, the Eucharist will be celebrated, the service being led by the Rector, the Rev. Richard O’Sullivan.

Peterhead Congregational Church Ladies’ Guide will meet on Monday, March 18, at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Mr Ian McIver who will be presenting as his subject ‘Street Pastors’.

Peterhead St. Andrew’s Church Guild will be having a guild night on Wednesday, March 20, at 7.30pm.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Merchant Street, is holding an Easter buttery morning with sales tables on Saturday, March 23, from 10am to 12 noon. Admission is £2.

During Holy Week, March 25-27 inclusive, three evening talks will be given on the ‘Power of Jesus’ Blood’. The venue is Peterhead St. Andrew’s Church and the talks start at 7pm each evening.

Dr. Abi Ngunga and his congregation give an open invitation to join in these evenings. Joining with Abi in the development of the theme will be his friend and ministerial associate, the Rev. James McMillan from the neighbouring Congregational Church. Come and listen, learn and experience something of this power and also enjoy singing redemption hymns.

Please not that a wonderful concert entitled ‘He Lives’ is being held on Sunday, March 30, at 7.30pm. This will involve some senior and former pupils of Peterhead Academy, also some down from groups within the church itself. Tea/coffee will be provided each evening and all are welcome.

The Peterhead group of the Church of Scotland has intimated the following services as being united gatherings:

March 26, the Maundy Thursday communion service will be held in St. Fergus Parish Church commencing at 7.30pm; on Friday, March 29, there is to be a service for Good Friday in Peterhead Trinity Church and this will also commence at 7.30pm.