around the year
28th February 20170 Comments
Auchtertool Kirk’s yearly seasonal cycle:
(Baptisms, Blessings, Funerals, Weddings = any time.)
25th March 2017, 10-12noon: the famous “Daffodil Tea” coffee morning, produce & plant sale in aid of Auchtertool Kirk funds in Auchtertool Village Hall. Please support this vital fundraiser as strong as you can with donations and coming (bring friends).
“Lent” = the time leading up to Easter; in Lent we tend to reflect “what is really important in life? What is worth waiting for? What is essential?
“Easter” = the greatest Christian festival of the year celebrating victory over all that makes for death, by Christ’s rising from the grave, the victory of God’s forgiveness and love. Easter is a flexible date: 1st Sunday after 1st full moon in Spring (=possible from 21st March)
Easter 16th April 2017
6am, at/around Linktown Church, followed by freshly grilled bacon and veggie rolls; SUNRISE service at Auchtertool Kirk in 2018, 2020 … (at Linktown Church 2017, 2019 …)
9:30am Easter celebration service in Auchtertool Kirk,
11am Linktown Church Easter celebration service with communion offered.
SUMMER - concerts (t.b.c.)
School end-of-term service - end of Wed. 28th June 1.45pm.
September: xxth 1:30 - 4pm “Open Doors Day” in the area, incl. Auchtertool Kirk
September/October: service of Harvest Thanksgiving
Remembrance: Sunday closest to 11th November: 9:30 am service remembering all from Auchtertool Parish who fell in the wars, laying wreaths at the local war memorial which unusually is a stained glass window inside the Kirk.
Advent: the four weeks before Christmas have the four “Advent Sundays”, preparing for the joy and deep meaning of Christmas itself - a time of waiting and reflecting.
Watch-night every year in Auchtertool Kirk, 24th/25th December: from 11pm of the 24th all are welcome for hot mince pies and hot drinks, then from 11:30 we celebrate the candle-lit “watch night service” into the actual Christmas Day, a great community celebration, with the peace Christ brought very tangible.
“The 12 days of Christmas” go from 25th Dec to 6th January