Thursday, 1 August 2013

Buzz - August & September


BUZZ Newsletter                                                                  
Scottish Episcopal Church
Of Christ Church, Lochgilphead
St Columba’s Poltalloch and
All Saints, Inveraray
No. 191
August/September 2013

Christ Church Services 11.00 am                  Celebrant                    Readers
04 August        Pentecost 11    HC (1982)       M Armour & C Hanbury B Blench
Readings: Hosea 11.1-11; Colossians l 3.1-11; Luke 12.13-21
11 August        Pentecost 12    HC (1970)       M Armour                    P Hamilton
Readings: Isaiah 1.1,10-20; Hebrews 11 1-3,8-16; Luke 12.32-40
18 August        Pentecost 13    HC (1982)       E Self                           K MacDonald
Readings: Isaiah 5.1-7;           Hebrews 11.29-12.2; Luke 12.49-56
25 August        Pentecost 14    Matins + HC    Rev M Kitchener         A Hamilton
Readings: Jeremiah 1.4-10; Hebrews 12.18-29; Luke 13.10-17

01 September  Pentecost 15    HC (1982)       E Self                           K MacDonald
Readings: Jeremiah 2.4-13; Hebrews 13.1-8,15-16; Luke 14.1,7-14
08 September  Pentecost 16    HC (1970)       B&C Hanbury             P Hamilton
Readings: Jeremiah 18.1-11; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14.25-33
15 September  Pentecost 17    HC (1982)       B&C Hanbury             C Hanbury
Readings: Jeremiah 4.11-12,22-28; 1 Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-10
22 September  Pentecost 18    Matins + HC    M Armour                    A Hamilton
Readings: Jeremiah 8.18-9.1; 1Timothy 2.1-7; Luke 16.1-13
29 September  Pentecost 19    HC (1662)       E Self                           B Blench
Readings: Jeremiah 32.1-3a,6-15; 1Timothy 6.6-19; Luke 19-31

Do join us for coffee and cake after the service on the first Sunday of each month

Poltalloch Services
04 August        Eucharist          9.00 am           B Hanbury
18 August        Evensong         3.30 pm           R Byatt
01 September   Eucharist          9.00 am          Rev M Kitchener
15 September   Evensong         3.30 pm           E Self

All Saints Church, Inveraray
August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Morning Prayer Service at 10:30 am

September 1st, 15th, 22nd Morning Prayer service at 10:30 am
Please note there will not be services on the 8th or 29th

New Editors’ Letter
Welcome to the new edition of Buzz with its new editors Fiona Rice and Kate MacDonald.  We haven’t got off to a flying start what with computer gremlins and husbands in hospital to worry about, but hopefully things can only get better.  In the words of various High School teachers of Kate’s ‘could do better, must try harder’, nothing changes & she will try!
If anyone feels moved to put pen to paper we will be pleased (delighted) to receive short articles and photographs.  Please send them to Campbellrice1@aol.com or themacdonald2@btinternet.com  Many thanks
So, on with the show
Kate & Fiona
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~ ~ ~ ~ CHURCH NOTICE BOARD ~ ~ ~ ~
Harvest Fare Food Festival
A Harvest Thanksgiving Food Fare will be held on the 28th & 29th of September.   A full programme of talks, tastings and theatre across the weekend is planned.
On Sunday there will be a Harvest breakfast followed by an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving, with seasonal poems and readings before the Fair opens again for the afternoon. 
We hope that you will be able to join us and sample some of the tasty fare the fair will be offering!
Saturday 28th 10am-4pm Fair Open
Sunday 29th 10am Harvest Breakfast, 11am Church Service, 12-4pm Fair Open

Online activities
A quick reminder for those electronically minded readers, we have a Facebook page search for ‘Christ Church Lochgilphead’ and a blog at www.christchurchlochgilphead.blogspot.com Kate does her best to keep them reasonably up to date!  Do stop by to have a look or better yet leave a comment or post an update.  The Diocesan website is www.argyll.anglican.org  They produce a monthly newsletter rounding up the activities of the Diocese and other information.

Printing & Posting
Due to the increasing costs of printing and posting out copies of the Buzz we would like to ask that if you are able to receive it by email you could let Fiona or Kate know.  The more we can send out electronically – for free! – the better!

Readers Sheet
The new Readers Sheet is up on the notice board at the back of the Church.  If you are able to read one Sunday during October or November please add your name or let Bill & Char Hanbury know 01546 606503 or email Kate or Fiona on the above email addresses. 

*****BREAKING NEWS!*****
New Priest Update
The vacancy for a new Priest-in-Charge was recently advertised in the Church Times and we have been delighted with the response.  A short list of three has been compiled and interviews will be held on the 6&7 August with the announcement to be made shortly afterwards.  The interview panel is made up of Vestry members from Lochgilphead, Poltalloch, Inveraray & Arran with the Dean, Rev. Andrew Swift as Chairman.  The Bishop will also be interviewing the applicants on the same day.  We hope that the new Priest will be in place by the end of October, we will let you know more in the next edition of Buzz.

~ ~ ~ ~ RECENT ACTIVITIES ~ ~ ~ ~
Mid Summer Fair
We held the Mid Summer Fair mid-summer weekend, although sadly the weather hadn’t caught up with itself and it was unsettled and not very summery.  Luckily it didn’t put a dampener on the event and didn’t deter the many visitors who came along to visit the fair, our biggest to date. 
Three large marquees were set up in the Rectory garden full of local food suppliers, handcrafted items, activities & displays, including a sailing boat!  A small marquee in the front garden was full of tempting plants and garden ephemera.  Fyne Ales and the Bruichladdich distillery turned the garage in to a well-stocked and comfortably furnished bar.  The Rectory, with the Vintage tea room serving afternoon teas and mouth-watering cakes, was filled with furniture, art, flowers, and an eclectic range of merchandise, vintage clothes and home wares.
The highlight of the weekend was perhaps the visit by the Walking Theatre Company.  During the day they put on two performance style treasure hunts for children, educationally fun, eco themed, plays of baddies, goodies and saving the earth. 
The evening performance was outstanding; “My name is Macbeth” is their take on the great Shakespearian play.  The three performers, ably assisted by members of the audience when required, acted their socks off.  They took us on a journey, in theory along roads, over mountains and into castles, but in practice, through the garden and around the graveyard, with the finale in the atmospherically candlelit church. 

We are looking forward to welcoming them back during the Food Festival in September when they will be performing food themed plays with their ‘Flying Kitchen’!  
For tickets & further information contact Kate

We had more than 700 visitors to the fair and raised over £1500 for the Church & Rectory Renovation fund.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank members of the Christ Church Vestry & congregation for their help & support over the weekend.
KMacD


~ ~ ~ ~ A LITTLE MORE CHRIST CHURCH  HISTORY ~ ~ ~ ~
On February 16th 1898 the Argyllshire Advertiser and Lochfyneside Echo reported that:
    Mr James Fletcher, of St. Bees College, presently residing in Lochgilphead, is preparing for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church and meanwhile is licensed by the Bishop of Argyll to assist the Rector of Christ Church as lay-evangelist, he having served for some years in that capacity in the south.

During the year Mr. Fletcher is noted in the paper as assisting the Rector at various services and sometimes preaching, but in June, under the heading Choir Treat the Advertiser notes:
   The boys of Christ Church Choir, accompanied by Mr. Fletcher, evangelist, had a pic-nic at Tarbert on Monday.  They went down by the Columba and returned in the evening by the Iona.  In the afternoon the girls of the choir were also entertained to tea at Bishopton by the Rev. Mr. and Mrs Ramsay.
I bet Mr. Fletcher had his work cut out to get the boys back safely, and how sad that the girls didn’t get a trip on the sea!

While on the subject of Bishopton, in the September of that year this item appeared in an article with the title Valuation Appeal Court:
  ..Mr MacEwan [Church treasurer] appealed against Bishopton being entered on the Roll at £60.  A portion of the house was let to Rev. Mr. Ramsay at £20, and the remainder was unlet.  Mr Maxtone [Valuation Committee Chairman] said that Mr. Ramsay had access to the whole house and must therefore be considered to be in occupancy.   Mr. MacEwan pointed out that the house had been advertised to let, and as a lease could not be given a tenant could not be got.  The Court sustained the Assessor’s valuation of £60.
      Just to put these sums into perspective, Mr. Ramsay’s rent of £20 per annum would be around £2,200, or £183 per month, in today’s money, and the Rates Valuation of £60 is roughly equivalent to £6,600.    Polly Hamilton
A Small Correction
From Robin Byatt re their Garden Open weekend recently:
“Under their usual rule, Scotland's Gardens do indeed keep 60% of takings for their charities, leaving 40% for the garden owner's chosen one(s). However, on this occasion their Argyll representative, Mrs Minette Struthers, agreed that Christ Church should receive 100% of the proceeds of the plant and cake sales which had not been advertised to the Scotland's Gardens.  So all of the results of congregation members' efforts came to Christ Church; and I made a similar ruling for money donations from congregation's members.”
A very big thank you to Robin & Jilly Byatt for this generous donation to Christ Church Renovation Funds from the Christ Church Vestry.

~ ~ ~ ~ THOUGHTFUL MOMENTS ~ ~ ~ ~
Sand & stone
A story tells of two friends who were walking through the desert.  During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.  The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:
Today my friend slapped me in the face
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.  The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.  After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:
Today my friend saved my life
The friend who slapped and saved his friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone. Why?
The other friend replied: “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.  But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”
Learn to write you hurts in the sand, And to carve your benefits in stone
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

~ ~ ~ ~ FOR FUN ~ ~ ~ ~




Did you hear about the car with the wooden wheels and the wooden engine?
It wooden go!



In a church, at the font, her small brother was being christened.  Little girl whispers
“Behind his ears too, Reverend Smythe!”
           




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