I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart ;
I will tell of your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you ;
I will sing praise to your name , O Most High.
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Genesis 32 : 22 – 31 (Pew Bible Page 36)
Reading Matthew 14 : 13 – 21 (Pew Bible Page 981)
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Revelation 14 : 6 – 13 (Pew Bible Page 1243)
Communion : Communion will be served at the both services today.
If you wish to be served with the Elements please sit in one of the pews with the white cloths. If you are unable to do this, please indicate to an Elder from where you are sitting and the Elements will be brought to
you. Those wishing the Common Cup should sit on the organ side of the church and those wishing the Individual Cup should sit on the pulpit side.
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.
Vestry Hour : The Minister now holds a regular Vestry Hour when he is available to discuss any matters that members of the congregation might wish to raise with him. These meetings are held in the Vestry each Tuesday evening from 5.45 to 6.45 pm.
Sunday School & Youth Fellowship are closed for the duration of the school Summer holiday period. Classes will meet again on the first Sunday after school resumes.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group will not meet during the Summer holiday period. The next meeting of the group will be at the end of August.
The Prayer Fellowship group will meet in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm this coming Tuesday evening. All are welcome to attend.
Coffee Mornings : Coffee Mornings, in aid of church funds are held in the Church each Thursday from 10.30 – 12.00 Please come and support this fund raising initiative.
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 Portree Parish Church, 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.
Church Magazine – Summer Edition
Preparations for the joint Summer edition of the Church magazine are starting.
A folder has been placed in the Front Vestibule of the church and anyone who has an item (poem, article, prayer etc.) that they wish to be considered for inclusion in the Summer or other editions of the magazine is asked to place it in the folder. Items may also be sent directly to the editors, Jenni & Patrick Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the magazine of your church. It is also circulated to many people who either never or very seldom come to worship with us. By submitting your own articles these people will see that we have an active congregation which might encourage some of them to come and join us in worship.
Visit of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland – Soup & Pudding Lunch
It has been agreed that after the morning service on 25 August, at which the Moderator, the Right Rev. Lorna Hood, will preach, a Soup & Pudding Lunch will be served in the Church Hall. Anyone wishing to help set up for this event, to prepare a dish or to assist with serving on the day should give their name to Susan or Fiona.