Bulletin – 21st April


Services Today

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Communion Service – John 2:1-12 – The Wedding Feast

3:30pm @ Kyleakin – Monthly Afternoon Service

5:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Evening Worship – 1 Timothy 2:1-7 – Prayerful Evangelism

7:00pm @ The Manse – Teens Group

Mid-week Meetings & Events

Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Weekly Bible Study

Next Sunday

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 213-25 – Zeal, Signs & Knowing

6:00pm @ Kyleakin – Joint Service with Church of Scotland


Communion Service

This morning we will be taking communion.   If you are a visitor, you are welcome to sit with us provided you are in good standing with your own home congregation.   Those taking communion will be invited to come forward at the appropriate time.

Food Bank Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came along to Thursday’s meeting, or expressed an interest in being involved in this venture.   With about 40 people expressing an interest in this it looks as if the Food Bank will go ahead.   The next step is to form a committee to oversee developing the work.   To make sure the committee are made up of people with suitable gifts, questionnaires will be sent out to everyone who has expressed an interest in being involved over the next week.   If you didn’t give an email address, these will come via Gordon.

Teens Group

Teens Group meets tonight at the manse, 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Joint Service

Next Lord’s Day evening will be a joint service with the Church of Scotland in Kyleakin.   This is Ben Johnstone’s last joint service as minister of Strath & Sleat Parish Church, so it would be good if as many as possible were able to attend, as a mark of thanks for the good fellowship we have enjoyed between our congregations throughout his ministry.

Ben & Annette’s “Leaving Do”

A celebration of the ministry of Ben and Annette Johnstone is planned for Monday 29th April, at 7:00pm in the Kyleakin Village Hall.   A general invitation has been extended to our congregation. I’m sure we will want to join in showing our appreciation for Ben’s ministry, as we enjoy such good fellowship with the local Church of Scotland congregation.   Ann and Fay need an indication of numbers for planning, so if you would like to attend, please contact them on 822 300 (Ann) or 822 907 (Fay).

Denominational News

Welcome service to St Andrews

A service welcoming Rev Paul Clarke to St Andrews Free Church takes place on Saturday 27 April at 2pm. The congregation will meet at the Hope Park Church of Scotland building, St Mary’s Place, and refreshments will be served afterwards. Rev David Robertson will preach the sermon. Mr Clarke previously pastored one of the biggest inner city churches in London, where he also founded a Christian school. Please do support this new ministry.

Welcome home to the Baileys

The International Missions Board has arranged a ‘welcome home’ meeting for Clive and Ruth Bailey who have recently returned home after their period of service in Peru. The meeting takes place in Dowanvale Free Church, Glasgow, on Friday 26 April beginning at 7.30pm. Chairman of the International Missions Board Rev David MacPherson will give an address. All are warmly invited.

Helmsdale placement for Tom Muir

Former teacher Tom Muir is going to be spending six weeks of the summer preaching at Helmsdale Free Church as part of his studies for the ministry. The 35-year-old is completing his first full year at the Free Church College, but will be available for a call next summer (exams permitting). Tom was born in Bristol, and grew up in the Perth congregation under the late Rev David Paterson’s ministry where he came to faith. He has also worked with the Cumbernauld, Glasgow City and St Columba’s congregations.

WFM annual meeting

The annual Women for Mission (WFM) meeting takes place on Thursday 23 May at the Free Church College in Edinburgh. It begins at 2pm, and all ladies are most welcome. There will be updates from mission projects around the world, as well as guest speakers, tea and fellowship.

New property officer for Free Church Offices

We welcome Colin Morrison as the new property officer at the Free Church offices in Edinburgh. Colin, who grew up in Thurso, is a member at St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh and previously worked in landscape gardening. We are of course sad to be losing John Scoales, who is retiring after several years of invaluable service on the Mound.