Bulletin: 15th September

Fellowship

Diary

Services today:

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning worship – D.J. Stewart (Elder, Plockton & Kyle)

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – Acts 2:42-47 – Our Vision – Teaching & Fellowship

Mid-week meetings & events:

Tuesday, 12-2:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Mustard Seed Cafe

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

Next Lord’s Day

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning worship – John 6:1-15 – Leftovers

3:30pm @ Kyleakin &

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – Genesis 12:1-4 – Our Vision – Evangelism

Rotas:

  Door Duty After-church coffee
Sunday, 22nd September Gordon & Dolina Shonnie & Rosie
Sunday, 29th September John Norman & Kate Elena & Dolina
Sunday, 6th October TBC TBC

Notices

Visiting Preacher

This morning’s service is led by D.J. Stewart, from Kyle Free Church, while Gordon is away preaching in Raasay this morning.   We welcome D.J. to our pulpit, and hope we will experience God’s blessing as opens the word to us.

3rd Sunday Kyleakin Service

Today was due to be the third Sunday service in Kyleakin.   As Gordon is away, this has been postponed to next Lord’s Day at 3:30pm.

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.

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.

Rotas

Please inspect the new rotas in the lobby – if you are unable to carry out duties any of these Sundays, please inform Gordon ASAP.

Denominational News

Rev David Robertson urges Holyrood MSPs not to redefine marriage

Rev David Robertson has urged politicians to take a long-term view of the damage caused by redefining marriage, rather than focusing on short-term media soundbites. The St Peter’s Free Church minister made the comments as he appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee – which is scrutinising the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill.

Induction of Rev Lachie MacDonald to South Uist and Benbecula

The induction of Rev Lachie Macdonald to South Uist and Benbecula Free Church takes place on Friday 20 September 2013. It will be the 33-year-old’s first congregation, having just completed his studies at the Free Church College in Edinburgh. The special service begins at 7pm in Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh, South Uist, with Rev Ewen Matheson to preach.

Govan church planter to address WEC centenary celebration

Rev Norman Mackay from the Govan G51 church plant in Glasgow will give a keynote address at a special centenary event for WEC International at Smithton-Culloden Free Church in Inverness on Saturday 21 September, 12.30pm. Missionary organisation WEC was founded in Britain 1913, and has been sharing the Gospel all over the world through preaching and discipleship ever since. Both Mr Mackay and his wife Alison served as WEC missionaries in the east for many years before joining the Free Church.

Rev Dr John Nicholls starts at Smithton-Culloden Free Church

Widely-respected preacher and international conference speaker Rev Dr John Nicholls will soon begin as associate minister at Smithton-Culloden Free Church. Dr Nicholls will take special responsibility for training the office-bearers and the congregation in leadership and evangelism as well as ministering to the wider church and community. His first Sunday preaching is 22 September, having retired from London City Mission earlier this year.

Plockton congregation hopes to buy church building

The Plockton Free Church congregation is hoping to buy its own premises, after the building it currently worships in was put up for sale. The group has met in the Church of Scotland building in Plockton for the last 30 years, and the A-listed church has now been put on the market for offers over £90,000. If sold to a private developer, it would mean that Plockton becomes a community without a church building. Anyone wishing to support the congregation’s bid can contact Plockton and Kyle minister Rev Roddie Rankin by emailing badicaul@tiscali.co.uk or calling 01599 534 990.

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