Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday : Our annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service takes place this morning. It has been 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.
Kirk Session also agreed that the September retiring collection and any white envelopes received during September will be directed to Helping Hands.
These donations will be collected at both services today.
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 close today for the October holiday period. They will both resume on Sunday 01 November.
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 meet in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening All are welcome to attend.
Church Magazine : Although the next edition of the magazine will not be published until late November / early December, it is never too soon to submit articles, prayers, stories etc. These may be placed in the Magazine Folder in the Front Vestibule. Articles may also be emailed to Trevor Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Farr at email@example.com
Retiring Collection : The Retiring collection in aid of Helping Hands will be taken at both services today.
A Food Bank is not just for Harvest Thanksgiving : Please remember that the needs of the less fortunate exist all year round.
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 15 November.
Coin Boxes : It would be appreciated if no more coin boxes were handed in until further notice.
Greetings and Intimations
Ordination of New Elders
Children’s Contribution to Harvest Thanksgiving
Hymn CH 154 All things bright and beautiful
Reading Jeremiah 26 : 8 – 15 (Pew Bible Page 786)
Hymn CH 387 The Lord’s my Shepherd
Reading Luke 13 : 29 – 35 (Pew Bible Page 1047)
Hymn CH 620 We plough the fields, and scatter
Hymn CH 420 The church’s one foundation
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Mark 12 : 28 – 34 (Pew Bible Page 1018)