Greetings and Intimations
Young People’s Address
Reading Genesis 1 : 1 – 5 (Pew Bible Page 3)
Reading John 1 : 1 – 5 (Pew Bible Page 1063)
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Mark 1 : 9 – 13 (Pew Bible Page 1002)
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 & Youth Fellowship resume today following the school holidays.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group will meet in the Church Hall on Tuesday 13 January 2015 from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship will meet in the Manse at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 13 January 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Kirk Session : A meeting of the Kirk Session will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 15 January. Minutes and Agenda will are available in the Front Vestibule.
Congregational Board: A meeting of the Congregational Board will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22 January.
Pastoral Visits : The Minister asks that he would be kept informed of any member of the congregation who is ill, in hospital or would welcome a visit from him.
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.
Adventures in Prayer : The Church of Scotland will be organising one day retreats aimed at offering an opportunity to refocus and deepen your devotional life. Full details of dates and registration arrangements can be found on the poster in the Front Vestibule.
Helping Hands / Skye Food Bank : The following is the contents of a letter received at the end of last year –
“We would like to say a huge thank you to your church and congregation for the donations of food received throughout the year – your support has meant that we have been able to help a huge number of local families who are struggling to put food on their tables.
This year Helping Hands have made up 65 Christmas hampers – unfortunately a huge increase on last year and the Food Bank has been issuing emergency food parcels all year.
Every penny donated is spent on local people living in Skye and Lochalsh who need a “helping hand” and this year we have also been able to help by purchasing warm winter coats, shoes and bedding. The food you have donated has been packed up by the Food bank into 3emergency food parcels and distributed throughout the year. We wouldn’t be able to help these families without your support, so please accept our thanks, as the people you are helping are unable to thank you personally – your generosity is amazing.”
We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Allison Rouse and Joan Corrigal