Sandor’s Annual Leave : As part of his annual leave entitlement, Sandor is at present in Canada where he will be attending a conference and taking the opportunity to meet with former colleagues. He returns to duty on Thursday 14 July.
During his absence urgent pastoral matters should be referred to the Session Clerk, Bill Marshall, who may be contacted on 01478 650 405.
We are delighted to welcome to Portree Parish Church Rev John Thomson, recently retired from Hamilton Old Church who will lead worship at both morning and evening services today and next Sunday.
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.
Crèche: Volunteers for crèche duties are sought to cover days when the regular staff members are unable to attend. If you are able to help with this matter please contact Sandra Beaton or Angela Smith.
Sunday School and Youth Fellowship are closed for the Summer holiday period. They will next meet on Sunday 21 August.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesday from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome. Tuesday 5 July will be the last meeting of the group before the Summer recess. The group will next meet on Tuesday 16 August
The Prayer Fellowship meets in the Church Hall each Tuesday evening. For the next two Tuesdays the meeting will commence at 6.30 pm.
All are welcome to attend.
AMWF Tea Rota : Rota for the second half of the year is available in the Front Vestibule.
Church Magazine : The next edition of our magazine is due to be issued in August. We welcome items on your favourite hymns, poems, humorous stories, etc.
We would welcome especially items on “The Environment” and “Childhood Memories of Summer”
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
Closing Date for articles is Sunday 17 July
Holidays : The holiday period will soon be upon us and members of the congregation will be visiting many different parts of the country. If anyone visits a church elsewhere and finds that, like Portree Parish Church, spare copies of a magazine are available to visitors then the Magazine Committee would be extremely grateful to receive a copy. These can provide ideas for future articles in our own magazine
Any magazines obtained can be placed in the Magazine Folder in the Front Vestibule.
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 36 The Lord is King ! lift up thy voice
Reading Psalm 111 (Pew Bible Page 613)
Hymn CH 101 Give praise and thanks unto the Lord
Reading 2 Timothy 1 : 1 – 14 (Pew Bible Page 1195)
Hymn CH 334 Holy Spirit, ever living
Hymn CH 477 Rise up, O men of God !
Greetings and Intimations
Reading (Pew Bible Page )