Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 417 God is always near me
Reading Isaiah 50 : 4 – 10 (Pew Bible Page 737)
Hymn CH 591 I’m not ashamed to own my Lord
Reading Mark 8 : 27 – 35 (Pew Bible Page 1012)
Hymn CH 83 Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Hymn CH 420 The Church’s one foundation
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 674 There is a green hill far away
Reading Acts 8 : 26 – 40 (Pew Bible Page 1101)
Hymn MP 396 Just as I am
Minister’s Annual Leave : Sandor is at present taking part of his Annual Leave entitlement. He returns to duty on Friday 26 September. During his absence urgent pastoral matters will be dealt with by Rev. John Murray who may be contacted on 01470 542 297.
Today Bill Marshall will lead worship at the Morning Service with Lachie Gillies leading at Evening Worship.
Rev. John Murray will lead worship at both services on Sunday 21 September. Rev. Murray will also lead a service of worship at Budhmor on Sunday 21st.
Susan will join Sandor from 19 September and we wish them both a peaceful and restful break with their family during which time the birth of their second grandchild is expected.
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 and Youth Fellowship now both meet every Sunday morning during the school term. They meet initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
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 will meet in the Church Hall at 6.30 pm each Tuesday evening during the month of September From October it will revert to its normal 7.00 start time. All are welcome to attend.
Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday : As there will be no Sunday School on Sunday 28 September (School holiday weekend), Kirk Session has agreed that the Harvest Thanksgiving Service will now take place on Sunday 05 October. 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.
It is also hoped that food items from the list available in the Front Vestibule will be brought and left in the special box in the Front Vestibule. Members of the Sunday School will bring these food items to the Chancel area at the start of the service
Kirk Session also agreed that the September retiring collection and any white envelopes received during September will be directed to Helping Hands.
The donations will be collected at both services on Sunday 05 October.
Summer Opening of the Church : During this its 10th anniversary, the opening of the church during June, July and August attracted a record number of 3,075 visitors. Once more, many thanks to all who were involved with this.
Church and Church Hall Cleaning Rotas : A small number of spaces on these rotas have become vacant. If you could help with this important matter please contact Ann MacLeod.
Food Bank : Items for the Food Bank may be deposited in the box in the Front Vestibule.
Church & Society Council Newsletter : Copies of the most recent newsletter are available in the Front Vestibule.