“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Greetings and Intimations
Children and the Challenge of Talents
Hymn CH 467 Take our gifts, O loving Jesus
Reading Ezekiel 37 : 1 – 14 (Pew Bible Page 868)
Hymn CH 387 The Lord’s my Shepherd
Reading Acts 2 : 1 – 14 (Pew Bible Page 1093)
Hymn CH 286 The Head that once was crowned . . . .
Hymn CH 296 Rejoice, the Lord is King
WELCOME ! We are delighted to have you worshipping with us today. Please sit wherever you wish. Large print hymn books are available at the church door – please ask if you require one. An Induction Loop system is also in use – you should adjust your hearing aid to the appropriate ‘T’ setting. A Visitors’ Book is in the vestibule if you would wish to sign it. The Minister or an elder will be happy to pray for anyone after the service.
Minister’s Visit to Nepal : As part of his responsibilities as a member of the Church of Scotland’s World Mission Council, Sandor is a representative of the Church of Scotland at the General Assembly of the APC in Nepal. He will also visit other areas in which the Church of Scotland has a particular interest. He will return on 11 June. Kirk Session has approved the following arrangements for services on the three Sundays when Sandor will be absent :-
Sunday 26 May : Morning Worship – Rev. John Murray
This will be followed at 12.30 pm by a Gaelic Service.
Evening Worship – Bill Marshall
Sunday 2 June : Morning & Evening Worship – Rev. David Kellas
Sunday 9 June : Morning & Evening Worship – Rev. David Kellas
David Kellas will also take the Sunday afternoon service at Budhmor.
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 237 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty !
Reading Matthew 28 : 16 – 20 (Pew Bible Page 1001)
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn MP 142 Father, we love You
Pastoral Matters during the Minister’s Absence : During Sandor’s absence, urgent pastoral matters will be dealt with by Rev Geoff McKee. In such cases please contact the Session Clerk (01478 650405) or the
Rev McKee on 01470 521457.
After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church Hall. Please stay behind for as long or short a time as you can manage and enjoy a time of fellowship with other members of the congregation and with visitors to our church.
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
Sunday School meets every Sunday during the school term. They meet initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
Youth Fellowship will meet in the Church Hall from 7.15 to 8.30 pm tonight.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship :From this Tuesday until Autumn the group will meet in the Church Hall. During Sandor’s absence the meetings will start at 6.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Retiral Offering : A Retiral Offering will be taken at both services today. This collection will go towards the costs of major projects in our church buildings.
Coffee Mornings : Coffee Mornings, in aid of church funds are held in the Church Hall each Thursday from 10.30 – 12.00
Further volunteers to help with the rota for these events are still sought.
Anyone willing to assist or wishing further details should contact Liz MacDonald (01478 612374)
It is hoped that this venture will be well supported by both the congregation, the local community and also that it will attract visitors to our island.
Christian Aid Envelopes : These should be placed in the large box which can be found in the Front Vestibule.
Envelopes should be returned by today please.
Holidays : The holiday period will soon be upon us and members of the congregation will be visiting many different parts of the country. If anyone visits a church elsewhere and finds that, like PortreeParishChurch, spare copies of a magazine are available to visitors then the Magazine Committee would be extremely grateful to receive a copy. These can provide ideas for future articles in our own magazine
Any magazines obtained can be placed in the Magazine Folder in the Front Vestibule.