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"I to the hills will lift mine eyes...the isles shall wait upon me"

Intimations – Sunday 27 April 2014

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Greetings and Intimations

Children’s Address

Hymn   CH    417      God is always near me                                              

Reading                       Psalm 146                       (Pew Bible Page 632)

Hymn   CH    139      I to the hills will lift mine eyes        




Reading                       John 20 : 19 – 31           (Pew Bible Page 1089)                                            

Hymn   CH    381      I will sing the wondrous story         


Hymn  CH     89      Guide me, O thou great Jehovah




Greetings and Intimations

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Reading                       Psalm 93                     (Pew Bible Page 601)


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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 School & Youth Fellowship resume today following the Easter Holiday period.


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.


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

It is hoped that this venture will be well supported by the congregation, the local community and visitors to our island.

Anyone who would be willing to be involved or who would wish further information should see Liz MacDonald.


Kirk Session : A meeting of the Kirk Session will take place in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 1 May. Copies of Minutes and Agenda are available in the Front Vestibule.


Congregational Board : A meeting of the Congregational Board will take place in the Manse at 7.30 pm on Thursday 8 May.


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.


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.


Vocations Conference : The Ministries Council of the Church of Scotland

has arranged a Vocations Conference in Letham St. Mark’s, Perth on Saturday 28 June 2014. The conference is designed to be a starting place in exploring a sense of vocation in those who may have an interest in Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Diaconal Ministry or Readership. Please see the poster in the Front Vestibule. Further details may be obtained from the Session Clerk.


Gaelic Service : There will be no Gaelic Service this Sunday. The next Gaelic Service will be held on Sunday 25 May.