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 are closed for the Christmas holiday period. They will resume next Sunday 10 January 2016.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group has closed for the Christmas holiday period. Meetings resume on Tuesday 12 January 2016.
The Prayer Fellowship has closed for the Christmas holiday period. Meetings resume on Tuesday 12 January 2016
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 10 January.
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.
Watchnight Service Donations : A total of £229.51 was donated at this service and a cheque for that amount has been forwarded to Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers.
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 will be available next Sunday.
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 139 I to the hills will lift mine eyes
Reading Exodus 20 : 1 – 17 (Pew Bible Page 77)
Hymn CH 130 Lord, thy word abideth
Reading Matthew 22 : 34 – 40 (Pew Bible Page 991)
Hymn SoGP 93 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Hymn CH 611 O God, our help in ages past
Greetings and Intimations
Reading Joshua 1 (Pew Bible Page 216)