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 (CH) 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.
Minister’s Annual Leave : Sandor will be on annual leave until Saturday 19 October. Members of Kirk Session will lead worship on the Sundays during this period. Lachie Gillies will lead worship at the morning service today and Roddy Beaton will lead worship at the evening service.
Sandor will not be travelling abroad and will liaise with the undertakers in order that he will be available to conduct any funeral services during this period or for any urgent pastoral matters.
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.
Sunday School : The group meets every Sunday during the school term. Sunday School meets initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
Sunday School is closed for the October holiday period. Classes will resume on Sunday 03 November
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.
There will be no meetings of the Bible Study group on Tuesday 15th or 22nd October. Meetings resume on Tuesday 29 October
During this recess period an open invitation is extended to anyone in the congregation who would wish to meet informally in the Red Brick Café at Jans on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.
The Prayer Fellowship : The group meets in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening. All are welcome to attend.
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 Sunday 17 November.
Retiral Collection for September : A total of £739 has collected for Release International and a cheque for that amount has been sent to them. this week. In addition to the copious amount of foodstuff donated, a total of £335 was collected towards the cost of replacement windows in the Church Hall.
Once again, Portree Church has demonstrated its wonderful generosity.
Christmas Time is Coming ! : Sorry for the reminder, but we hope to be able to issue a Christmas edition of YOUR magazine if sufficient material is received.
Articles can be typed and either placed in the Magazine Folder in the Vestibule or, preferably, emailed to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org Handwritten articles can still be placed in the folder.
Please, please get writing !
Closing date for articles will be Sunday 24 November.
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 4 How lovely is thy dwelling place
Reading Psalm 84 (Pew Bible Page 595)
Hymn CH 32 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Reading Luke 9 : 18 – 36 (Pew Bible Page 1039)
Hymn CH 217 O wondrous type, O vision fair
Hymn CH 81 My faith looks up to thee
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 59 Blessed assurance
Reading Acts 9 : 1 – 19 (Pew Bible Page 1102)
Hymn MP 617 Stand up ! stand up for Jesus