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 meet every Sunday during the school term, 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 meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening All are welcome to attend.
Presbytery Event : We have received an email saying how well our young group performed at this event. The children sang and played beautifully and their performance was especially enjoyed by the Moderator of the General Assembly and his wife. The tutors of the group were also complimented for their work with the children. See the photo of the group with the Moderator and Mrs Morrison in the Front Vestibule
Church Magazine : The next edition of our magazine is due to be issued for Easter which is very early this year, falling on Sunday 27 March.
We need articles about your memories of Easter in your past, your thoughts on how it is celebrated today, your favourite hymns, poems, humorous stories, etc.
Please submit your items as soon as possible to enable an early start to be made on this edition. Items may be left in the folder in the Front Vestibule or, preferably, emailed to Trevor Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 on 27 March.
Retiral Offering : A Retiral Offering will be taken at both services today. This collection will go towards the costs of major projects in our church buildings.
Conference for those working with Children & Young People : Church of Scotland Community of Faith Conferences will be running in Glasgow, Dumfries and Inverness with the 2016 theme being “for churches with few or no children”. Each conference will begin with a keynote address then some workshops and then time for people to share what is going on in their own situations. Lunch will be provided.
Dates for the conferences are :- Glasgow – Saturday 13 February ; Dumfries – Saturday 12 March and Inverness – Saturday 23 April Booking for event can be done at www.resourcingmission.org.uk/events
Women Across the Highlands one Day Conference : This conference will be held at Smithton-Culloden Church Inverness on Saturday 21 May. The Guest Speaker will be Heidi Johnston and the conference is entitled Outrageous Grace Contagious Faith. Further information and booking forma are available from the Front Vestibule. Early booking is advisable.
Church & Society Newsletter : Copies of the latest newsletter are available in the Front Vestibule.
Anyone wishing more information on any of the sections should speak to Mary Rankine.
Sunday School : Shift patterns and workload associated with full time employment is putting a great strain on the existing Sunday School leaders regarding the teaching of the children on Sunday mornings. If at least two volunteers were to come forward to become involved this would ease these difficulties. It would be expected that volunteers would only need to teach the children on one week out of four.
The Christian education of our younger members is an essential part of their learning experiences and we hope that this call will be answered.
Further information on what is required can be obtained from Kay MacKinnon.
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 417 God is always near me
Reading Psalm 66 : 8 – 20 (Pew Bible Page 581)
Hymn CH 72 O God of Bethel !
Reading Acts 17 : 22 – 34 (Pew Bible Page 1113)
Hymn CH 218 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Hymn CH 404 God is my strong salvation
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Joshua 7 : 1 – 12 (Pew Bible Page 221)