News & Intimations

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Intimations – Sunday 4 September 2016

Categories: Intimations

Bible - Portree Parish Church

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.

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

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.

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.

Summer Opening of the ChurchThe opening of the church during June, July and the first three weeks of August attracted 3,642 visitors.

The Minister and Kirk Session wish to thank all those members of the congregation who were involved in the opening of the church and extend special thanks to Ishbel Beattie for taking on the responsibility for the opening arrangements.

Our visitors book contains many comments regarding the beauty and serenity of our church and how much they appreciated the prayer cards which were provided.

In addition a member of the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland visited the church during this period and expressed his great delight at seeing the church open and the prayer sheets available to visitors. He wished that more churches followed this fine example.

Blythswood :  The Minister and Kirk Session would also wish to thank all who helped on Tuesday evening.  This help was greatly appreciated by all who attended the event.

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 !

Church Magazine :  Although the next edition of the magazine will not be published until late November / early December, it is never too soon to submit articles, prayers, stories etc.  These may be placed in the Magazine Folder in the Front Vestibule. Articles may also be emailed to Trevor Dee at

Harvest Thanksgiving :   Kirk Session has agreed that the Harvest Thanksgiving Service this year will take place on Sunday 18 September.  It also agreed that all donations made should be directed towards those in need in Portree and other areas of Skye.

Helping Hands has been identified as the most appropriate organisation to receive our donations and they will liaise with various other agencies (Social Services, CAB etc) to ensure that help is directed to where it is most needed.  Cash donations would be the most acceptable form of donation as this allows Helping Hands to make bulk purchases at more competitive prices.

It is also hoped that food items from the list available in the Front Vestibule will be brought and left in the special box in the Front Vestibule.

Kirk Session also agreed that the September retiring collection and any white envelopes received during September will be directed to Helping Hands.

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.




Greetings and Intimations

Address to Young People

Hymn    CH  418        Jesus loves me !        

Reading                       Genesis 22 : 1- 14                   (Pew Bible Page 22)

Hymn    CH  387        The Lord’s my Shepherd




Reading                       Matthew 10 : 40 – 42            (Pew Bible Page 976)                                      

Hymn    CH    87        Be thou my Vision


Hymn    CH    89        Guide me, O thou great Jehovah





Greetings and Intimations

Hymn MP  449        Love divine, all loves excelling             



Reading                    Jeremiah 7 : 1 – 29                     (Pew Bible Page 764)


The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn  MP  755       When I survey the wondrous cross