After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship 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.
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 & Youth Fellowship resume today following the Christmas holiday period. They meet every Sunday during the school term, initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group resumes on Tuesday 12 January 2016.
The group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship resumes on Tuesday 12 January 2016 The group meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening All are welcome to attend.
Presbytery Social Event : On Tuesday 26 January at 6.00 pm, Presbytery will be holding an event at Columba 1400 with a meal and social evening at which the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rev Dr Angus Morrison, will be the guest speaker.
The meal will comprise a hot and cold two course buffet meal provided at a cost of £10 per adult incl. of tea/coffee with children paying half price. As this is a midweek function and some of those attending will be travelling a considerable distance, the evening should be finished by 8.15pm.
If you wish to attend please place into the box in the Front Vestibule an envelope containing the appropriate amount (cheques should be made payable to Portree Church of Scotland) and the names of those wishing to attend.
For catering purposes Columba 1400 requires to know numbers attending by Sunday 17 January. – please note the time extension.
After Morning Worship Fellowship : We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the serving of tea & coffee after morning services.
If you feel you would like to help in this please speak to Bill Marshall.
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.
Kirk Session : A meeting of the Kirk Session will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 14 January. Minutes and Agenda are available in the Front Vestibule.
Congregational Board: A meeting of the Congregational Board will be held in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 21 January.
Church Magazine : The next edition of our magazine is due to be issued for Easter which is very early this year, falling on Sunday 27 March.
We need articles about your memories of Easter in your past, your thoughts on how it is celebrated today, your favourite hymns, poems, humorous stories, etc.
Please submit your items as soon as possible to enable an early start to be made on this edition. Items may be left in the folder in the Front Vestibule or, preferably, emailed to Trevor Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 27 March.
Greetings and Intimations
Hymn CH 122 Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire
Reading Isaiah 61 : 1 – 6 (Pew Bible Page 748)
Hymn CH 78 Jesus, Lover of my soul
Reading Luke 4 : 14 – 21 (Pew Bible Page 1031)
Hymn CH 214 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
Hymn CH 134 Heavenly Father, may thy blessing
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Joshua 2 (Pew Bible Page 216)