2nd October 2011
11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – Exodus 20:14 – Adultery
5:00pm @ Broadford – Ask. – Meeting Jesus
7:00pm @ Kyleakin – Weekly Bible Study
11:00am @ Sleat – Thanksgiving & Communion
5:00pm @ Kyleakin & 6:30pm @ Sleat – Evening worship – Galatians 3:6-14 – Saved by faith
News and Coming Events (D.V.)
Thanksgiving & Communion
Next Lord’s Day we will celebrate a Thanksgiving service. It seems fitting that remembering the Lord’s death would also fall the same day. With regard to the Thanksgiving aspect, we will take up a special food collection for the Blythswood Highland Food Bank. They have asked that we donate just Packets of Crackers, and tinned corned beef, tinned custard, tinned rice (pudding) and tinned potatoes. If anyone is seeking membership in the congregation, or wishes to sit at the Lord’s Table for the first time, you are welcome to contact Gordon, so that we can arrange to meet with the Kirk Session.
The service next Lord’s day will be followed by a congregational lunch at the manse. All are invited. Please feel free to bring a dessert.
The Sunday school is closed for the next three weeks due to school holidays. However, there will still be crèche facilities for younger children, and we would be delighted if folks carried on attending as normal.
Over the last year or so, the Kirk Session has been looking at running a membership class for people considering membership in the congregation. This will be over three sessions, looking at:
What is a Church “member” anyway?
What privileges do members have?
What responsibilities do members have?
We do not yet have dates for this class, but would like to hear from anyone who thinks they would benefit from this. It would particularly benefit people thinking about professing faith, but is perhaps confused by some issues, like the connection between “profession” and “membership”.
We also want to point out that this isn’t obligatory for new members, it is entirely offered to help people who are thinking seriously about this. We appreciate that in Highland culture, “public profession” is already fraught with difficulties – the feeling that you need to be good enough, or that people will pass judgement on you, or that you might later not live up to this! We offer this class to help people overcome these difficulties.