Bulletin: 2nd June

Diary

Services Today

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Communion – John 3:22-30 – What we receive from Heaven

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 – Qualifications for Deacons

Mid-week Meetings & Events

Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Monthly Prayer Meeting

Next Sunday

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship

Notices

Communion & Church Lunch

This morning we will be sharing communion during our worship.   If you are visitor, and in good standing with a congregation elsewhere, you are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table.   Please come forward at the appropriate time.

After the service today, we have a congregational lunch – everyone is welcome to remain behind to continue our fellowship together.   Please lend a hand to clear away the chairs, and reorganise the church for lunch.

Evening Service

This evening at Broadford we will be looking at the office of “Deacon” in the church.   Two weeks ago we were thinking about the office of Elder.   These two themes are vital to the welfare of our congregation in the long term – as we urgently need men to be ready to take up these offices in the congregation.   Please make an extra effort to come along this evening, to the Broadford Village Hall.

Next Sunday

Gordon will be away next weekend, preaching at communion services in Plockton and Kyle.    The services in our congregation will be taken by Innes MacSween, from Ness, Isle of Lewis.   Innes is a candidate for the Free Church ministry, and has just finished his university degree.   He plans to take a year out to work with UCCF (the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship) as a relay worker doing campus ministry with students in Cambridge.

Morning Prayer Meeting

Please remember the Sunday morning prayer meeting at 10:30am in Sleat.   The elders have committed to meeting at this time, but others are always welcome to join us.

Joint District Communion

The next joint district service for churches across South Skye and Lochalsh will be on the 23rd June, at 6:00pm in Kyleakin Village Hall.

Denominational News

Free Church College students on summer placements

Please do remember the ministry students (and families) from the Free Church College as they go out on placement over the summer months. Sean Ankers will minister in Kiltearn, Evanton, Murdo Campbell is in Barvas on the Isle of Lewis, Thomas Davis is with Arran Free Church and Tom Muir is in Helmsdale. Andrew Longwe, who is in the process of applying to become a candidate for the Free Church ministry, is assisting Rev Derek Lamont at St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh.

Psalms for a Summer Evening in Greenock

The annual Psalms for a Summer Evening event takes place in Greenock Free Church on Friday 14 June. Beginning at 7.30pm it will feature some congregational and choir singing from the Glasgow Psalm Singers, with Professor John Angus Macleod from the Free Church College giving the address. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the neighbouring St John’s church hall. All welcome.

The late Rev David Paterson’s sermons available on fundraising CD

Some of the most memorable sermons from the late Rev David Paterson are available to buy on a special fundraising CD. Five of the renowned preacher’s sermons have been put onto CD and are available to buy, with all proceeds going to the work of the Gospel in East Kilbride Free Church – Mr Paterson’s first charge. Please make a minimum donation of £10.00, and cheques should be made out to ‘East Kilbride Free Church’. Please place your order along with your cheque with Peter Morrison, 5 Kilmardinny Drive, Bearsden G61 3PD. Rev David Paterson went home to glory last December.

Vacancy: assistant drug and alcohol support worker, Inverness

The Free North congregation in Inverness wishes to appoint a drug and alcohol support worker at its Road to Recovery offices at Madras Street, Inverness. This service provides assistance to those suffering from addictions. A job description is available to view on both the Free Church (www.freechurch.org) and Free North (www.freenorthchurch.org) websites. For more details contact Free North minister Rev Colin Macleod by email: colin.macleod@sky.com the closing date is 14 June.

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