Bulletin: 1st September


Services today:

11:00am @ Sleat – Communion Service – John 5:19-29- Honour the Son

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – 1 Timothy 6:11-21 – Paul’s Closing Charge to Timothy

Mid-week meetings & events:

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

Next Lord’s Day

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning worship – John 5:30-49 – Receiving a witness

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – Philippians 3:3 – Our Vision – A Worshipping Church


  Door Duty After-church coffee
Sunday, 8th September John Norman & Isobel Mairi M & Carol
Sunday, 15th September Alasdair & Mairi L Dolina & Helen
Sunday, 22nd September Gordon & Dolina Shonnie & Rosie


Communion & Congregational Lunch

At this morning’s service we will share in the Lord’s Supper.   Anyone visiting the congregation, but in fellowship (and good standing) with a church elsewhere, is welcome to come forward and join us at the appropriate point.

After the service, there will be a congregational lunch at the manse – everyone is welcome to come along.

Mustard Seed Cafe

The Mustard Seed Cafe resumes this week, on Tuesday, 12:00-2:00pm.   The cafe is open to everyone to attend, and is an important part of our work in Broadford.  Most of our congregation probably know people in Broadford – if you would like to see our work in Broadford advance, why not bring people along for lunch on a Tuesday?

We are also looking for a few more volunteers – either staffing the cafe, or providing a soup, or baking.   Please speak to Carol, Isobel, Mairi L. or Mairi M. if you are able to offer some time to support this important work.

Monthly Prayer Meeting

The midweek meeting this Wednesday will return to our usual format – the first Wednesday each month meeting to pray for the work of the congregation.   Please make this meeting a priority.

Sunday Evening Meetings

Sunday evening attendances are really flagging – not just at our Broadford evening service, but across the whole church.   Speaking at the General Assembly earlier this year, Iain D. Campbell said:

“Why should we encourage God’s people to make their holy day last the whole day? Why should we encourage them to be in church twice? Simply because faith, and all its attendant blessings, comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God – and we cannot get enough of it.”

We want to encourage our congregation to have this sort of longing to hear God’s Word, because on God’s Word as we read it, and hear it preached, will transform our lives.   This passion for preaching is only one part of our vision for the congregation. Through September, Gordon plans to preach over four Sunday evenings on this vision.  Please come along for this refreshing series.

Training Courses

We have a small number of places for a Basic First Aid training course to be held Saturday 26th October, in Sleat.

There is also a Christians Against Poverty money course training day in Glasgow, on Saturday 30th November.   We hope to run this course in Sabhal Mor Ostaig, with new students this year, and are doing so with help from Grace Community Church (Kyle).   Having our own trained volunteers would make running future events a lot easier.

If you are interested in attending either of these courses, please speak to Gordon.

Kyle and South Skye Foodbank

We have a training evening for everyone who is able to be involved with the foodbank, on 11th September 7.15 at the Lighthouse Centre.  This is open to anyone and everyone who would like to be involved in the foodbank.  Laura from Blythswood will be taking the evening, and will cover all the details of running a foodbank, and will answer any questions you may have.

We aim to open the foodbank early in October.  For any further information please contact Lesley Edmonds 544488

Gaelic Services

The Kirk Session are considering starting a Gaelic service to run in conjuncture with the Church of Scotland’s services, to provide a Gaelic service every Lord’s Day, somewhere in South Skye.   We need to know what support/demand there would be for this, so are asking that those interested make their opinions know to Gordon over the next couple of weeks.


The current door and coffee duty rotas expire at the end of September. If you are not already on a rota, but would like to help, or are already on, but want to come off a rota, please speak to Gordon.

Denominational News

Free North calls Rev Daniel Paterson as assistant minister

The Free North congregation in Inverness has called Rev Daniel Paterson to be their assistant minister. Mr Paterson, who recently graduated from the Free Church College, will be ordained and inducted at the Free North on Friday 27 September 2013 at 7.30pm with Rev Angus MacRae to preach.

Delegation to meet with Transport Secretary for A9 talks

A Free Church delegation is set to meet with the Transport Secretary for talks about the dualling of the A9. Last week ministers from the Presbytery of Inverness, Lochaber and Ross wrote an open letter urging Keith Brown MSP to dual the A9 as a matter of urgency because they do not want to conduct any more funerals from accidents on the road. Mr Brown wrote directly to Presbytery Moderator Rev Colin Macleod inviting him for a meeting and an opportunity to discuss the Scottish Government’s plans to dual the Inverness to Perth stretch of the A9. The meeting takes place at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 5 September.

2013 Ayr Bible Convention – 2 to 6 September

The annual Ayr Bible Convention takes place at the beginning of next month, with the usual excellent mix of speakers lined up. Beginning on Monday 2 September, the conference runs each weekday evening at Ayr Free Church, John Street, from 7.30pm. After each talk there will be refreshments as well as an opportunity to buy from the bookstall in the hall.

Wanted: Pioneering rural church worker

The search is on to find a trailblazing church worker who will support some of the most rural congregations in Scotland. The Mull and Coll congregations have sold off surplus property, and are using the proceeds to fund a worker for a minimum of three years to assist congregations in the Argyll region. The salary is expected to be in the region of £18,000 plus expenses and accommodation, which would be provided free of charge at a suitable location. More details are on the Free Church website www.freechurch.org