Services of Worship 11.00 am & 6.00 pm
Minister: Rev Sandor Fazakas 01478 611868
Session Clerk : Mr Bill Marshall 01478 650405
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name ;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him ; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name.”
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 4 How lovely is thy dwelling place
Readings Titus 2 : 11 – 14
Jeremiah 17 : 14 – 17
Hymn CH 132 Tell me the old, old story
Hymn MP 59 Blessed assurance
Hymn CH 296 Rejoice, the Lord is King
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn MP 288 I need thee every hour
Reading Matthew 5 : 43 – 48
Hymn MP 746 What a friend we have in Jesus
While the wearing of face-coverings and maintaining social distancing is no longer a legal requirement, The Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland advice is that in indoor settings the continuation of these practices should be encouraged.
With the continuing high number of cases of Covid cases in and around Portree, and the increasing number of visitors to our island we would strongly recommend that :-
- Face-coverings (unless exempt) should still be worn in the church and throughout the service – including during the singing of praise items.
- Social distancing on entry to, and exit from, the church as well as when sitting in the pews – the small markers on the pew shelves are spaced at 1-metre intervals.
The existing cleaning and disinfecting regimes will continue with the church fully sanitised after each service.
All these procedures are designed to minimise the risks to anyone attending worship in the church.
Sunday Evening Services :
Evening services are held in the church each Sunday and commence at 6.00 pm.
Ladies’ Bible Study Group :
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Hall at 10.30 am each Tuesday. The group will be delighted to welcome and new ladies who would want to join them in fellowship and friendship.
Bible Study & Prayer Fellowship Services :
These services are held in the Church at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening. All are invited to attend.
Pastoral Visits : The Minister has resumed these visits and 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.
Church Magazine Summer Edition
While we might not have been noticing too much of the sunshine and warmth these last few weeks, why not consider using another of our wet, windy or cool days to write an article for the Summer edition of your Church Magazine.
Articles can for example, be on a favourite hymn or passage from the Bible, your favourite poem (or one of your own) a famous or less famous person, or any topic that you think would be of interest to those reading the magazine.
Contributions can be handwritten or typed and can be placed in the red magazine folder in the Front Vestibule. If articles are typed it would be appreciated if these could be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to publish this edition by Sunday 28 August, so contributions should be submitted please by Sunday 14 August.
St Columba’s Episcopalian Church – Bread Basket :
A reminder that our friends in the Episcopalian Church are providing free lunches for school children on Wednesdays during the summer holiday period and would welcome the help of any volunteers to serve food, wash up and generally chat to those attending. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance with cooking would also be welcomed but volunteers for this task must have kitchen and hygiene certificates.
The Bread Basket serves food from 11.00am to 2.00pm, so if you are available and interested please go along and introduce yourself to the St Columba team.
A Very Important Date for your Diary :
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields will lead worship at both morning and evening services in our church on Sunday 24 July 2022.