Portree Parish Church interior

Sunday School and Youth Fellowship 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.

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

Tea and coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service.

Baking may be handed in to the Church Hall after 5.00 pm.

Help with setting up the hall after 5.00 pm will be gratefully received.

Members of the organising group will be present in the Hall at that time.

Congregational Board & Kirk SessionA 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 are available in the Front Vestibule.

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.

Summer MagazineThis edition is ready for distribution.  Folders available in the Front Vestibule.  Thanks go to Trevor Dee for the production of the magazine.

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.

 

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

 

MORNING SERVICE

 

Greetings and Intimations

Address to Young People

Hymn    CH  151        God, who made the earth      

Reading                       Ecclesiastes 7 : 13- 20           (Pew Bible Page 673)

Hymn    CH      5        Within thy tabernacle, Lord

Prayer

Offering                                 

Prayer

Reading                       Ephesians 2 : 1 – 10            (Pew Bible Page 1174)                                      

Hymn    CH  379        My God, I love thee

Sermon

Hymn    CH    81        My faith looks up to thee

Benediction

 

EVENING SERVICE

 

Greetings and Intimations

Hymn MP    20        All people that on earth do dwell                     

Prayer

Offering                                 

Reading                    Jeremiah 1                     (Pew Bible Page 755)

Sermon

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn  MP  200       Great is Thy faithfulness                                 

Benediction