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.
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.
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.
Volunteers : For the start of next year volunteers are sought for
- Cleaning duties in the church and the hall ( Heather Quaye)
- Door duty and/or readers (Donna McEwan)
- After Morning Worship Tea rota (Bill Marshall)
If you can help with any of these please give your name to the person responsible.
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.
St Columba’s Church Portree is having a Psalms Day on Saturday 03 December. There is a cordial invitation to members of our congregation to attend one or both of the two sessions which run from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm.
There will also be their Festival on Nine Lessons and Carols at 2.30 pm on Sunday 18 December. Rev Rosemary Bungard would like someone from our church to read a lesson at this service. If you would be willing to do this please contact Bill Marshall
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.
Church Magazine : The Christmas edition of the Church Magazine is ready to print and it is hoped that it will be ready for distribution next Sunday.
Life & Work : Anyone wishing to join the list of those who subscribe to Life and Work should see Morna MacLaren.
Greetings and Intimations
Address to Young People
Hymn CH 417 God is always near me
Reading Isaiah 40 : 1 – 11 (Pew Bible Page 723)
Hymn CH 93 Loving Shepherd of thy sheep
Reading Mark 1 : 1 – 8 (Pew Bible Page 1002)
Hymn CH 208 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Hymn CH 442 Fight the good fight
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 59 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Reading Malachi 2 : 10 – 16 (Pew Bible Page 961)
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn MP 746 What a friend we have in Jesus