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Intimations – Sunday 25 September 2016

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Church of Scotland Portree, Easter

Our PraiseNormally at our morning services the items of Praise are taken from Church Hymnary Third Edition (CH3) and those at evening services are taken from Mission Praise (MP).

If you feel more comfortable sitting during the items of praise, please feel free to do so.

Sandor’s Annual LeaveSandor is at present taking Annual Leave with his family in Hungary.  On  9 October, he will preach his brother Lazlo into his new parish in central Hungary.

Sandor returns to duty on Wednesday 12 October.

During his absence urgent pastoral matters should be referred to the Session Clerk, Bill Marshall, who may be contacted on 01478 650 405.

Rev David Kellas, Glenelg. who will lead worship at both morning and evening services during Sandor’s absence.

Sunday School and Youth Fellowship normally meet every Sunday during the school term.   They meet initially in the Church before moving to the Church Hall.

There will be no Sunday School or Youth Fellowship today due to the school holiday.  They will both resume next Sunday.


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.

Playing of the Organ / Electronic Organ in ChurchIf anyone in the congregation has the ability to play the piano and thinks that they could help the church by playing on an occasional Sunday morning or evening we would be delighted for them to come forward and give their name to Sandor or Bill.

Please do not be concerned about any mistakes in playing.  The congregation will appreciate your willingness to come forward to play and remember, only God is perfect !

Retiral OfferingA Retiral Offering will be taken at both services

today.   . As previously intimated, the September donations, along with the Harvest Donations will go to Helping Hands.

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal :  Blythswood Shoe-Box forms are available in the Front Vestibule.

This year we plan to have all boxes donated by members of the congregation gathered at the front of the church.  It is being arranged that all churches and organisations collecting boxes bring these to our Church Hall for Saturday 26 November after which a short service will be held.

Food Bank : Please remember that there is a box in the Front Vestibule into which donations of groceries can be made throughout the year.  These are delivered to Helping Hands on a regular basis.




Hymn    CH      1        All people that on earth do dwell               


Reading                       Genesis 45 : 1 – 15                    (Pew Bible Page 50)

Hymn    CH    83        Rock of Ages, cleft for me               

Reading                       Luke 15 : 11 – 32                 (Pew Bible Page 1049)                                      


Hymn    CH  683        I hear thy welcome voice     




Lord’s Prayer

Hymn   CH    91         Defend me, Lord      





Greetings and Intimations

Hymn MP  631           Tell out my soul                     



Reading                    Matthew 6 : 19 – 34                    (Pew Bible Page 971)


The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn  MP  649          The King of love my Shepherd is