Greetings and Intimations
Reading Joshua 3 : 7 – 17 (Pew Bible Page 218)
Reading Matthew 23 : 1 – 12 (Pew Bible Page 991)
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Revelation 19 : 1 – 10 (Pew Bible Page 1247)
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.
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 normally meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm on Tuesday evenings but regrettably the meeting for this coming Tuesday is cancelled. The group will next meet on Tuesday 12 November.
Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal : Shoe Box Appeal forms are available in the Front Vestibule.
Kirk Session : A meeting of the Kirk Session will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 07 November.
Congregational Board : A meeting of the Congregational Board will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 14 November.
November Coffee Morning : The November Coffee Morning will be held in the Church Hall from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon on Thursday 7 November. Please support this initiative which is organised to raise money for church funds.
Church Magazine – Christmas Edition
Preparations for the Christmas 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 Christmas 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
Church Magazine : Anyone who would prefer to receive their copy of the Church Magazine electronically rather than having it delivered should enter their details on the sheet to be found in the Front Vestibule.
Ladies’ Bible Study Christmas Lunch : The Ladies’ Bible Study group is once more planning a Christmas Lunch to which all ladies of the congregation are invited. The lunch will be held in Marmalade at Portree House at 12.30pm on Saturday 30 November. The cost will be £15.50 per person. All ladies interested should collect an information sheet from the Front Vestibule and return the tear-off section by Sunday 24 November at the latest.
Door Duty / Readers : Door Duty volunteers are sought to give a welcome greeting to people as they come into the church and to take up the offerings. Readers would read the lessons during services. If you would be willing to help with either or both of these duties please see Donna McEwan or Bill Marshall.
Church / Church Hall Cleaning Rotas 2014 : Volunteers are sought to
fill the few vacant slots in the above rotas. This would only involve a
total of 4 – 6 hours per YEAR Anyone willing to assist with this should contact Ann MacLeod (611 271)
New Communicant Members : Any Adherent who would wish to become a full communicant member of the church should speak to the Minister at the end of the service or contact him by telephone. We would dearly love to see more Adherents take up full communicant membership of the church and take Communion on Sunday 17 November.
Remembrance Sunday 10 November – Morning Worship : As in previous years, Portree Parish Church will host the Remembrance Day Service. Following the period of silence in the Square, members of the uniformed organisations will join us in the Church for morning worship.
While the seating arrangements will be slightly different from a normal Sunday it is hoped that our own members and adherents will not be put
off from attending on that day.