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

Intimations – Sunday 31 December 2017

Categories: Intimations

Portree Parish Church Exterior

Our Praise :  :  Today all our praise items are taken from Mission Praise (MP)

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

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 and Youth Fellowship close today for the Christmas holiday period. They will resume on Sunday 14 January 2018.

The Ladies’ Bible Study Group :  The group meetings are closed for the Christmas holiday period.  Meetings resume on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

The Prayer Fellowship :  The group meetings are closed for the Christmas holiday period.  Meetings resume on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

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.

Life & Work : Anyone wishing to join the list of those who subscribe to Life and Work should see Morna MacLaren.

FreeWill Offering Envelopes :  Please see Bill Marshall if you have not already received your envelopes for 2018.

Anyone who would wish to join the scheme and / or link their givings to Gift Aid should also see Bill.

The Minister and Kirk Session wish all in the congregation a happy, healthy and contended New Year !




Greetings and Intimations

Hymn    MP    560      Praise, my soul, the King of heaven 

Reading                       Daniel 5 : 1 – 9 + 25 – 31        (Pew Bible Page 889)

Hymn    MP    237      Holy, holy, holy                     




Reading                       John 8 : 1 – 11                      (Pew Bible Page 1073)                                     

Hymn    MP    200      Great is Thy faithfulness      


Hymn    MP    496      O for a thousand tongues to sing    





Greetings and Intimations

Hymn  MP      660      The Lord’s my Shepherd                  



Reading                          Ecclesiastes 3 : 1 – 14       (Pew Bible Page 670)


Hymn  MP        31        Amazing grace



New Year’s Plan

I tried to think of a clever new phrase –
A slogan to inspire the next 365 days,
A motto to live by this coming New Year,
But the catchy words fell flat to my ear.

And then I heard His still small voice
Saying, “Consider this simple, daily choice:
With each new dawn and close of day
Make new your resolve to trust and

“Don’t look back caught in regret
Or dwell on the sorrow of dreams unmet;
Don’t stare forward anchored by
No, live in this moment, for I am here.”

“I am all you need. Everything. I Am.
You are held secure by my strong hand.
Give me this one thing – your all in all;
Into my
grace, let yourself fall.”

So, at last, I’m ready; I see the way.
It’s to daily follow, trust, and obey.
I enter the New Year armed with a plan.
To give him my everything. All that I am.


Mary Fairchild