Our Praise : Normally at our morning services the items of Praise are taken from Church Hymnary Third Edition (CH3) and those at evening services are taken from Mission Praise (MP).
If you feel more comfortable sitting during the items of praise, please feel free to do so.
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 meet every Sunday during the school term. They meet initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group : The 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.
Kirk Session / Congregational Board : A joint meeting of the Session and Board will be held on the Manse at 7.00 pm on Thursday 10 November with a Kirk Session meeting following thereafter. Agenda and Minutes are available in the Front Vestibule.
Remembrance Sunday 13 November – Morning Worship : As in previous years, Portree Parish Church will host the Remembrance Day Service. Following the period of silence in the Square, members of the uniformed organisations will join us in the Church for morning worship.
While the seating arrangements will be slightly different from a normal Sunday it is hoped that members of our congregation will not be putoff from attending on that day.
Preparatory Service : A Preparatory Service will be held in the Church at 7.30 pm on Friday 18 November.
Communion : Communion will be served at both morning and evening services on Sunday 20 November.
Church Magazine : The closing date for articles and items for the Christmas edition of the magazine is Sunday 20 November. To date relatively few items have been received. Please remember that this is your magazine.
Articles should be placed in the folder in the Vestibule or preferably emailed to Trevor on firstname.lastname@example.org Note change of email address!
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 20 November.
Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal : This year we plan to have all boxes donated by members of the congregation gathered at the front of the church. On Saturday 26 November the boxes from various churches and schools will be taken to our Hall where a short service will take place.
Tea and coffee, provided by Blythswood will be served after this service.
Volunteers are sought to set up the Hall beforehand and serve the tea/coffee. If willing to help please give your name to Roddy Beaton.
Blythswood Shoe-Box forms are available in the Front Vestibule.
Skye Cancer Care wants to open a “Drop-in Cancer Support Centre” in Portree. It will serve North Skye, and premises off Wentworth Street in Portree have been promised. All interested are invited to a Coffee Morning on Saturday 12th November from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon in the Church Hall of Portree Parish Church (disabled access from York Drive). Watch out for posters! Website is at skyecancercare.org.
Greetings and Intimations
Address to Young People
Hymn CH 418 Jesus loves me ! this I know
Reading Psalm 106 : 1 – 6 (Pew Bible Page 608)
Hymn CH 101 Give praise and thanks unto the Lord
Reading Philippians 4 : 4 – 9 and 19 – 23
(Pew Bible Page 1181)
Hymn CH 591 I’m not ashamed to own my Lord
Hymn CH 689 Nearer, my God, to thee
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 59 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Reading Jeremiah 32 (Pew Bible Page 793)
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn MP 746 What a friend we have in Jesus