WELCOME : Once more we are delighted to have with us, Mr Edward Burrows who will play the organ for us at the morning service.
Crèche: There is a crèche in the Church Hall behind the Church if anyone wishes to leave their children there during the morning service.
WELCOME : We are delighted to see School and Youth Fellowship on their return following the Summer holiday period.
The groups meet every Sunday 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 meets in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Blythswood Care’s Thanksgiving Service for its 50th Anniversary
You are invited to celebrate Blythswood Care’s 50th Anniversary at a service of praise and thanksgiving at Portree Church of Scotland, Somerled Square on Tuesday 30 August at 7.30 pm
This invitation has been sent out to all churches in the Portree area. All welcome. If you wish to attend this event please add your name to the list which can be found in the vestibule.
Tea and coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service. Offers of baking, help with setting up the hall beforehand and clearing up afterwards will be gratefully received.
If you can help in any of these ways please give your name to Fiona or Bill Marshall
Summer Magazine : This edition is ready for distribution. Folders available in the Front Vestibule. Thanks go to Trevor Dee for the production of the magazine.
An Ecumenical Prayer Meeting will be held in the Church Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday 22 August. All are welcome to attend.
Holidays : The school holiday period is over and some members of the congregation may only now be visiting 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.
Congregational Board & Kirk Session : A joint meeting of the Board and Session will be held in the Manse at 7.00 pm on Thursday 1 September.
A meeting of Kirk Session will follow after this joint meeting.
Minutes and agenda will be available next Sunday.
Listening to God : Want to refresh or deepen your spiritual life? Why not join a day’s retreat? During 2016 a series of retreats on the theme of Listening to God offer an opportunity to refocus and deepen your devotional life. The day will include insights from Scripture, times of guided meditation, reflection on our own experiences, prayer and worship.
17 September, 10am to 3.30pm: Duncansburgh MacIntosh Halls, Fort William, PH33 6BA.
22 October, 10am to 3.30pm: Lairg Parish Church, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4BL.
19 November, 10am to 3.00pm: Firth Church, Finstown, Orkney, KW17 2EG.
3 December, 10am to 3.30pm: The King’s Factory, Smithton, Inverness, IV2 7WL.
Each day will be led by Steve Aisthorpe (Mission Development Worker) and Grace Penney (National Director, Interserve). There is a charge of £15 to cover costs and pre-registration is required. Tea/coffee will be provided and people are asked to bring their own lunch.
Register online at: www.resourcingmission.org.uk/events or contact Sara Deeks on 0131 225 5722 ext 2365
Greetings and Intimations
Address to Young People
Hymn CH 383 Come, Children, join to sing
Reading Exodus 20 : 1 – 17 (Pew Bible Page 77)
Hymn CH 381 I will sing the wondrous story
Reading Titus 2 : 11 – 15 (Pew Bible Page 1199)
Hymn CH 74 Show me thy ways, O Lord
Hymn CH 368 Now thank we all our God
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 515 O love that wilt not let me go
Reading Isaiah 65 : 17 – 25 (Pew Bible Page 752)
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn MP 327 Immortal, invisible, God only wise