Sleat & Strath Free Church

Bulletin: 27th July


Lord’s Day – 27th July 2014


Services today:

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – Teaching from the Psalms

6:00pm @ TBC – Monthly Joint service with Church of Scotland – Kyleakin Church of Scotland

Mid-week meetings & events:

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

Next Lord’s Day

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – Exodus 29 – Set Apart for Service

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – 2 Samuel 18-19 – Rebellion’s End


Date Door Tea
  1. S.
Today Gordon & Shonnie Kate & Rosie School Hols.
3rd Aug. J.N. & Mairi L. Shonnie & Lyn-Anne School Hols.
10th Aug. Gordon & Isobel Carol & Mairi L. Family Service
17th Aug. Alasdair & Mairi L. Rosie & Helen School Hols.


Joint Service with the Church of Scotland

This evening we close to go to the monthly joint service with the Church of Scotland.   This evening the meeting is at Kyleakin Church of Scotland, at 6:00pm.   There will be a Faith mission preacher.

Holiday Club – Support Meeting

This year’s Holiday Club runs Monday 4th – Friday 8th August, from around 9:30am at Sleat Primary school.   We will meet on Wednesday, after the mid-week fellowship, to settle plans for lunches, etc.

Please also note the following points:

Denominational News

Rev Paul Clarke becomes minister of St Andrews

Rev Paul Clarke was inducted as minister of St Andrews Free Church in Fife on Sunday (20 July). Although the 39-year-old father-of-three had effectively been senior pastor for the past 15 months, it now formalises his appointment by the congregation and the Home Missions Board. St Andrews began as a church plant in 2003, and Paul officially became a Free Church minister earlier this year. Before his move to the north-east of Fife, he ministered for 14 years to one of the biggest Anglican congregations in England – St Helen’s Bishopsgate in inner city London. We give thanks for the blessing seen under Paul’s ministry over the past year.

Remembering the fallen: the First World War

Monday 28 July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Rev Angus MacRae, minister of Dingwall Free Church and chairman of the Board of Ministry, has written a thoughtful reflection on the profound effect this had on ministry in our congregations and their respective communities. Ten Free Church ministry students lost their lives as well as one minister. Mr MacRae’s article will be on the Free Church website on Monday: Some of the fallen may have been forgotten by the passing of time, but the Lord Jesus Christ never forgets his own.

Sinclair Ferguson to address John Knox conference in Perth

Leading Presbyterian theologian Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson is one of two keynote speakers at a conference in Perth next month commemorating the 500th anniversary of what is thought to be the birth of John Knox. The day event fittingly takes place at Knox Church in Perth (Tulloch Terrace) on Monday 11 August. It begins at 7pm, all welcome. Earlier in the afternoon there is a restricted session aimed at ministers and church leaders. Talks will be led by Rev Dr Sinclair Ferguson and American pastor Rev Dr Steven J Lawson from Alabama.

Service to mark reopening of Partick building – Friday 8 August

Partick Free Church are holding a special service on Friday 8th August at 7:30pm to mark the reopening of their upgraded church building.  The building work was completed earlier in the year and has resulted in the refurbishment of the sanctuary, as well as the formation of a new kitchen, office, vestry and toilets on the ground level of the building.  The congregation has appreciated the support of friends throughout the church while they have been waiting to return to their premises and extend a warm welcome to all to join them at the opening service.