Bulletin – 23rd June

Diary
Services Today
11:00am @ Sabhal mor Ostaig – Sunday School End of Term Service
6:00pm @ Kyleakin Village Hall – Joint District Communion

Mid-week Meetings & Events
Tuesday, 12:00-2:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Mustard Seed Cafe
Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Mid-week Bible Study

Next Sunday
10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting
11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 4:16-26 – Worship
5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – (Venue TBC) 1 Timothy 4 – Christian Character

Notices
Sunday School Outing
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Sunday School “Outing”. Due to the weather in the morning, we made it as far as the church in Sleat, but it was good fun.

Joint District Communion
The next joint district service for churches across South Skye and Lochalsh will be this evening, at 6:00pm in Kyleakin Village Hall. The Preacher will be Donnie Macleod (retired, Snizort Church of Scotland).

Mustard Seed Cafe
Please note, the cafe will be closed for the summer months, through July and August.

Opportunity to Serve
After many years administering the (Monthly) Record distribution in the congregation, Margaret MacKinnon has decided to step back from this role. We are very thankful for her work in this.
Distributing the Record is fairly straight forward – the magazine is delivered in bulk to one address in the congregation, and then the distributor makes sure everyone who wants a copy gets one. A quarterly bill should go out to with the magazines, asking people to pay for them through the collection plate. There is a list of people who receive the magazine, but no money is handled directly.
If you are interested in taking on this role, please speak to Gordon as soon as possible, so that we can arrange for the magazines to go to your address in time for the next edition.

Minister’s Annual Leave
Gordon will be on annual leave for two weeks from Thursday 4th – 18th July. In the event of pastoral emergencies, please contact the elders in the first instance, Roddie Rankin is available, should anything more serious arise.
Preaching supply will be:
7th July – Sleat (11:00am) John Norman MacDonald; Broadford (5:00pm) Calum MacAskill
14th July – Sleat (11:00am) & Broadford (5:00pm) D.J. Stewart

Denominational News
Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson set to join St Peter’s preaching team
One of the Free Church’s fastest growing congregations has announced that Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson is set to join their preaching team. From September Dr Ferguson will lead three Sunday evening services a month at St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee. He is soon to move back to his homeland after almost a decade in America. The Free Church has seen encouraging developments on Tayside with St Peter’s, St Andrews and Perth congregations now attracting a combined attendance of over 400 people to worship each week.

Free Church ministry students set to be licensed
Lachie Macdonald and Daniel Paterson are set to be licensed as Free Church ministers after successfully completing their studies at the Free Church College in Edinburgh (subject to Presbytery trials). Mr Macdonald will be licensed at a special service at Smithton-Culloden Free Church on Tuesday 25 June at 7.30pm. On the same evening Mr Paterson will be licensed at the meeting of Edinburgh and Perth Presbytery in the capital.

Home Missions Board (HMB) update
HMB met in Edinburgh today (Wednesday 19 June) and members heard an update for the Govan church plant in Glasgow. It is expected that Rev Norman Mackay will start before the end of July. HMB’s mission development officer Rev Neil MacMillan reported on a formal programme of church planting training he is running, and also on his South Edinburgh plant. It is hoped that a public launch could take place in the next year.

Cheerful Givings campaign launched
The Free Church of Scotland has launched an innovative campaign encouraging members and adherents to consider giving more of their money to the Lord’s work. Entitled ‘Cheerful Givings’, based on the text from 2 Corinthians 9:7, postcards and posters have been distributed to every congregation offering a fresh, positive and simple guide to giving financially to the Free Church. There will be up to four seasonal mailings each year.

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