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 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 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 Magazine : This 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
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
Reading Ephesians 2 : 1 – 10 (Pew Bible Page 1174)
Hymn CH 379 My God, I love thee
Hymn CH 81 My faith looks up to thee
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 20 All people that on earth do dwell
Reading Jeremiah 1 (Pew Bible Page 755)
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn MP 200 Great is Thy faithfulness