Greetings and Intimations
Reading Exodus 3: 1 – 15 (Pew Bible Page 59)
Reading Matthew 16 : 21 – 28 (Pew Bible Page 984)
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Revelation 16 : 12 – 16 (Pew Bible Page 1245)
After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church. 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.
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.
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 group will meet in the Church Hall at 6.30 pm this coming Tuesday evening. All are welcome to attend.
Coffee Mornings : From now until Spring, the church coffee mornings will be held only on the first Thursday of the month. They will be held in the Church Hall from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland – Ceilidh with CHAS
Maria McGill, Chief Executive of CHAS will be giving a talk about the work of CHAS in The Aros Centre from 2.00 – 4.00 pm on Thursday 12 September. Further details are in the poster and leaflets which may be found in the Front Vestibule.
She would appreciate if anyone who wishes to attend or has any questions would let her know beforehand by contacting her on 01577 865222 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You : The Minister and Kirk Session would like to express their thanks to those who assisted with the opening of the church for visitors during the Summer months. Many favourable comments were received over the opening period regarding the beauty and serenity of our church.
Sunday School : Any member of the congregation who would be prepared to assist the teaching staff with the children on Sunday mornings for a school term (Summer to October ; October to Christmas ; New Year to Easter or Easter to Summer) is asked to give their name to Bill Marshall.
Out of the Box : In association with Kilmuir & Stenscholl, Portree Church will be hosting a performance by the Out of the Box puppet theatre group. This show which will be held in the Church Hall at 2.00 pm on Saturday 14 September will follow biblical themes. All members of the Sunday School, their parents and other family members and all who are interested are welcome to attend.
Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday : Kirk Session has agreed that Sunday 29 September is to be designated as Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday. It also agreed that all donations made should be directed towards those in need in Portree and other areas of Skye.
Helping Hands has been identified as the most appropriate organisation to receive our donations and they will liaise with various other agencies (Social Services, CAB etc) to ensure that help is directed to where it is most needed.
Cash donations would be the most acceptable form of donation as this allows Helping Hands to make bulk purchases at more competitive prices. If preferred, or in addition, food items from the list available in the Front Vestibule may be brought and left in the special box which will be placed in the Front Vestibule.
Kirk Session also agreed that in September there would be no retiring collection for the ongoing building maintenance programme and consequently any donations made via the white envelopes will be directed to Helping Hands.
The donations will be collected at both services on Sunday 29 September.