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Intimations – Sunday 18 May 2014

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Greetings and Intimations

Children’s Address

Hymn   CH 154        All things bright and beautiful                                

Reading                       Psalm 119                         (Pew Bible Page 617)

Hymn   CH 367        For the beauty of the earth    




Reading                       John 13 : 31 – 35           (Pew Bible Page 1082)                                            

Hymn   CH 677        O Love that wilt not let me go                       


Hymn  CH 437         Love Divine, all loves excelling                   





Greetings and Intimations

Hymn    MP 784                   Ye servants of God                 



Reading                       Matthew 8                   (Pew Bible Page 972)


Hymn    MP 660        The Lord’s my Shepherd                              


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.


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 Schoolmeets every Sunday during the school term.   They meet initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.


Youth Fellowshipwillmeet in the Church Hall from 7.15 to 8.30 pm tonight.

Praise Evening : An invitation is extended to all to attend a Praise Evening which will be held in Budhmor House at 7.00 pm on Monday 19 May


The Ladies’ Bible Study Groupmeets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.   All ladies welcome.

The Prayer Fellowship meets in the Manse at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening.   All are welcome to attend.


Gaelic Service : On Tuesday 20 May at 12.00 noon, the Rev. Simon MacKenzie will preach a Gaelic Eucharist Service in St. Columba’s Church, Portree.


Church Coffee Mornings : Coffee Mornings are held in the church each Thursday morning from 10.30 to 12.00.


Holidays : The holiday period will soon be upon us and members of the congregation will be visiting many 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.

Summer Opening of Church to Visitors : Anyone willing to take on one or more of the slots on the rota for opening the church during the months of June to October should give their name to Mairi MacDonald.

Congregational Register : The Kirk Session is currently updating the Congregational Records.  Last year, the roll keeper’s computer crashed and so some details may have been lost.  The Data Protection Act requires us by law to have written permission to hold your name on the roll.   If you have started attending the church in the last four years, or returned after a period of absence, or your details have been lost then you may be asked to complete a roll request form.  Please return these forms to Donna McEwan or any of the elders


Food Bank : Food items may be deposited in the receptacle in the Front Vestibule. These will be passed on to Helping Hands who will distribute them to those in need in Portree and the local area. Cards listing the most suitable items of food are available in the Front Vestibule.


Church Magazine : Distributers of the Church Magazine may collect their folders from the Front Vestibule


Christian Aid Week Christian Aid Donation Envelopes may be handed in with your offering today. There are still a few envelopes available in the Front Vestibule.


Retiral Offering : A Retiral Offering will be taken at both services

on Sunday 25 May.   This collection will go towards the costs of major projects in our church buildings.


Values & Visions for the Future of Scotland : Interfaith Scotland will be holding a Women’s Interfaith Dialogue Afternoon in the Aros Centre from 2.00 – 4.00 pm on Monday 9 June. See the poster in the Front Vestibule for further details.


Thank You : We would like to thank the members of the Sunday School for their work in planting up the containers in the church garden with beautiful bedding plants. We would also like to thank the Ladies’ Bible Study Group for providing the donation for the plants.