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Bulletin 31st May 2015

Sunday Schools are as usual today.  Children going to Central Sunday School are invited to go next door to the hall during the second singing. Laxdale and Marybank Sunday Schools meet as usual at 12.30pm.

 

Morning Service, 11am, English: Rev KI Macleod

Morning Service, 11am, Gaelic, Francis St: Rev I Martin

Evening Service, 6.30pm, English: Rev I Martin

NOTICES

Wednesday: The congregational Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd June at 7:30pm in the hall.

Friday: WFM Evening Event for Women:  The annual WfM Event for Women will take place as planned on Friday 5th June 2015 in the Cabarfèidh Hotel. The doors will be open at 4.00pm and all those who have made a reservation for the event are requested to be seated by 5.15pm. Donations of crafts, baking, jams, preserves, plants are invited for the usual fundraising stall. All donations should be at the Hotel by 3.30pm if possible.

 

Campaigners:   Monday – C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm)

 ThursdayKidzone (6.15-7.30pm)

Toddlers:            Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm and Thursday 9.45-11.45am

Cabarfaith:        Tuesday, 7.30-9.00pm in the Willow Suite, Cabarfeidh Hotel.

Communion: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be dispensed in the congregation at the close of the morning service next Sunday (7th June).  The Kirk Session will meet in the Seminary Session Room after the Saturday evening preparatory service and will be delighted to meet with any who wish to profess their faith in Christ for the first time. 

 

Prayer meetings: all at 7.30pm

Monday – Monthly Bilingual Prayer Meeting in the Seminary

Wednesday – English in the hall - ABM

Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary (Preparatory Service)

 Saturday – English in the Seminary (Preparatory Service)

Services next week:

         11am, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev I Martin (Communion)

          No Gaelic

          6.30pm, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev KI Macleod 

Sunday 7th June

The Congregational Fellowship will meet in the hall after the evening service and all are welcome. Both ministers will answer questions.

Advance Notice: Laxdale Sunday School Outing will take place on Saturday 13th June in Ardroil, Uig.  The bus leaves Laxdale school at 10.45am returning around 5.30pm.  There will be a BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Quad runs and other games.  All welcome.

 Also, Laxdale Sunday School will close for the summer with the prize giving on Sunday 14th June.

 

ROTAS

This Week (31st May)                                     Next Week (7th June)

CRECHE                                        TEAS                   CRECHE                    TEAS

Annabelle Maclean Chrisanne Mackenzie    Liz Macleod             Donna Macleod

Mairi Martin              Marion Mackenzie        Christina Morrison   Iain Macleod

Catriona Neally                                                   Alison Macdonald

Kathleen Walker                                                  Diane Macdonald

Bulletin 24th May 2015

Sunday Schools are as usual today.  Children going to Central Sunday School are invited to go next door to the hall during the second singing. Laxdale and Marybank Sunday Schools meet as usual at 12.30pm.

Morning Service, 11am, English: Rev KI Macleod

Morning Service, 11am, Gaelic, Francis St: Rev I Martin

Evening Service, 6.30pm, English: Rev I Martin

NOTICES

Sunday night: The Big Youth Fellowship will take place tonight in Carloway Community Centre at 8.30pm where Nick Stead and Ruairidh Maclean from Christian Witness to Israel (C.W.I.) will speak, God willing.  All secondary age young people are welcome. Please meet outside the church after the evening service to organize lifts over.

Monday: Kirk Session will meet on Monday (25th May) at 7.30pm in the session room in the church.

Wednesday: CWI Scottish Annual Tour 2015: On Wednesday 27th May at 7.30pm CWI’s Ruairidh MacLean and Nick Stead will be speaking in the hall. Join us to learn more of how Jewish people are hearing about and turning to Jesus

Friday: Our first Ladies’ Group meeting will be held on Friday 29th May at 7.30pm in the hall.  Please remember to return your replies by tonight (Sunday 24th).  All ladies are warmly invited along.

Friday:  Road to Recovery Open Night in the Stornoway Primary at 7.30pm on Friday 29th May.  The speaker is Steve Boyle from Skye. Open to all to come and hear more about this vital work.

Friday: The Annual Rally of the local branch of DayOne / LDOS will take place in the Stornoway Town Hall on Friday 29th May at 7.30pm (DV). The meeting will be addressed by Rev Murdo Campbell, Barvas Free Church of Scotland and the theme of the address will be“Rejoicing in the Lord's Day”. A brief update will be given on the branch's recent activities and there will also be a bookstall. Everybody welcome.

WFM Evening Event for Women:  The annual WfM Event for Women will take place as planned on Friday 5th June 2015 in the Cabarfèidh Hotel. The doors will be open at 4.00pm and all those who have made a reservation for the Event are requested to be seated by 5.15pm. Donations of crafts, baking, jams, preserves, plants are invited for the usual fundraising stall. All donations should be at the Hotel by 3.30pm if possible.

Advance Notice: The congregational Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd June at 7:30pm in the hall.

THANK YOU: Thank you to the congregation for donating so generously to the appeal for Nepal.  The total raised so far is £3,181.53.

Campaigners:     Monday – C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm)

 ThursdayKidzone (6.15-7.30pm)

Toddlers:             Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm and Thursday 9.45-11.45am

Cabarfaith:          Tuesday, 7.30-9.00pm in the Willow Suite, Cabarfeidh Hotel.

Prayer meetings: all at 7.30pm

Wednesday – English in the hall with Nick Stead & Ruairidh Maclean (CWI)

Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary; Saturday – English in the Seminary

Services next week:

                11am, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev KI Macleod

                11am, Seminary, Gaelic service – Rev I Martin

                6.30pm, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev I Martin 

ROTAS

This Week (24th May)                                      Next Week (31st May)

CRECHE                                                TEAS                              CRECHE                        TEAS

Chrisell Macleod     Anne-Marie Macritchie    Annabelle Maclean Chrisanne Mackenzie

Elaine Macmillan   Ann Mackenzie    Mairi Martin              Marion Mackenzie

Marina Macaulay                                                   Catriona Neally

Elaine Poke                                                             Kathleen Walker

Youth Club

Youth Club meets next on Tuesday 16th June 2015 in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall from 7.30-9.30pm.  All S2-S6 aged young people welcome.

What if the Gospel is True?

 

"Either the gospel is the most ridiculous message in the world or else it's the truth." ~ Rev I Martin
Take up the challenge to think it out for yourself this Easter weekend, have a look at this five minute sermon video excerpt:

https://vimeo.com/124018033

'Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.'

(Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)

 

 

Cabarfaith

Cabarfaith will be back on after the Easter holiday

Cabarfaith meets on Tuesdays in the Willow Suite of the Cabarfeidh Hotel to discuss questions regarding the Christian faith.  It is an informal discussion with tea and coffee served at the end. Everyone is warmly welcome

 

 

Parent and Toddler

Parent & Toddler Group meets on Thursday only during the Easter holidays

 

  Tuesdays     1:00 - 3:00pm;  Thursdays 9.45 - 11.45am