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29th May

 

5th June

CRECHE

TEAS

 

CRECHE

TEAS

Ishbel Macleod

Betsy Macleod

 

Liz Macleod

Kate Macdonald

Kate Macdonald

Liz Macleod

 

Christina Morrison

Dena Macleod

Moira Morrison

 

 

Alison Macdonald

 

Mairianne Campbell

 

 

Annemarie Macphail

 

TWEENIES

 

TWEENIES

Elizabeth Ferguson

Diane Morrison

 

Elizabeth Ferguson

Chrissanne Mackenzie

Bulletin for Sunday 29th May

We warmly welcome you to our worship service today. We extend a special welcome to visitors. Please join us for tea in the hall after the morning service.

Psalm books and Bibles are available at the front door.  We sing unaccompanied psalms, led by a precentor. We stand to sing and sit to pray.

There is a crèche that meets in the hall next door to the church during the morning service: age 0-2yrs upstairs and age 3-5yrs (Tweenies) downstairs. You are welcome to take your children to crèche before the service begins or during the 2nd singing, after the children’s talk.

Sunday Schools as usual today. Children going to Sunday School should go next door to the hall during the second singing. New children are welcome to join Sunday school any time. (Laxdale Sunday School meets at 12.30pm in Laxdale School.)

Morning Service (Church), 11am, English: Rev KI Macleod  

Morning Service (Seminary), 11am, Gaelic: Rev DA Macdonald

Evening Service (Church), 6.30pm, English: Rev R Morrison

 NOTICES

CABARFAITH meets in the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Tuesday, 7.30-9pm and is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal setting.

WFM PLANNING MEETING

In order to plan for a ‘Women for Missions’ group to be set up in the congregation a preparatory meeting will be held in the upstairs hall on Tuesday 31st May, at 7.30pm. Please note that this meeting is open to all women in the congregation. Donna Maciver will set out what will be involved in having a WFM group.

SY CONNECT WALKING GROUP

The next walk of the Connected Wayfarers Mens’ Walking Group will take place on the evening of Friday June 3rd, meeting at 6.30pm in the Kenneth St car park. It is advised that waterproof jackets & sturdy footwear, not trainers, be taken.

LDOS/DAY ONE RALLY

The Annual Rally of the local branch of DayOne / LDOS will take place in the Stornoway Town Hall on Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm (DV). The meeting will be addressed by Rev Dr Iain D Campbell, Point Free Church of Scotland and the theme of the address will be "A Fresh Look at the Fourth Commandment". A brief update will be given on the branch's recent activities and there will also be a bookstall. Everybody is most welcome.

LIGHT LUNCH

There will be a Soup and Pudding Lunch on Saturday 4th June in the hall from 12-2pm with all proceeds going to Ardseileach Housing Support

 

Advance Notice – The Congregational AGM is due to take place on Wednesday 8th June at 7.30pm in the hall. The Trustees Report and Financial Statement will be presented and the congregation is warmly encouraged to attend.

 

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)

Campaigner:       This will be the last week for all Campaigner groups this term

                                C Club (6-7pm)please meet at Adventure Island at 6pm on Monday                              Crosstrax (7-8.30pm) on Monday in the hall.

                                Kidzone (6.15-7.30pm) on Thursday in the hall

COMMUNION WEEKEND

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be dispensed in the congregation at the close of the morning service on Sunday 5th June in the church.  There will be no Gaelic service that morning.  The Sunday Schools meet as normal.  Central Sunday school will join with the congregation during the dispensing of the sacrament.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm

Wednesday – English in the hall; Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary

Saturday – English (Preparatory Service) in the Seminary

Bulletin for Sunday 22nd May 2016

We warmly welcome you to our worship service today. We extend a special welcome to visitors. Please join us for tea in the hall after the morning service.

Psalm books and Bibles are available at the front door.  We sing unaccompanied psalms, led by a precentor. We stand to sing and sit to pray.

There is a crèche that meets in the hall next door to the church during the morning service: age 0-2yrs upstairs and age 3-5yrs (Tweenies) downstairs. You are welcome to take your children to crèche before the service begins or during the 2nd singing, after the children’s talk.

Sunday Schools as usual today. Children going to Sunday School should go next door to the hall during the second singing. New children are welcome to join Sunday school any time. (Laxdale Sunday School meets at 12.30pm in Laxdale School.)

Morning Service (Church), 11am, English: Rev KI Macleod  

Morning Service (Seminary), 11am, Gaelic: Rev DA Macdonald

Evening Service (Church), 6.30pm, English: Rev Alasdair I Macleod

 NOTICES

BIG YOUTH FELLOWSHIP: Big YF will meet in the hall after the evening service tonight (Sunday 22nd May), 8:00-9:45pm. Secondary School aged young people join together from all over the island for a time of food and fellowship.  Elizabeth Ferguson will speak about Relationships.

 

CABARFAITH meets in the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Tuesday, 7.30-9pm and is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal setting.

PLEASE NOTE: The minister, Rev James Maciver, is away from home today and next Lord’s Day due to his involvement in the General Assembly which opens on Monday 23rd May and is due to close on Thursday 26th. Please pray for the Assembly.

WFM PLANNING MEETING

In order to plan for a ‘Women for Missions’ group to be set up in the congregation a preparatory meeting will be held in the upstairs hall on Tuesday 31st May, at 7.30pm. Please note that this meeting is open to all women in the congregation. Donna Maciver will set out what will be involved in having a WFM group.

DISTRICT REVIEW BOOKLET: Please pick up your copy of the District Review Booklet and keep it for future reference. It lists the new districts and the visiting team members who are responsible for each district.

ADVANCE NOTICE: SY CONNECT

The next walk of the Connected Wayfarers Mens’ Walking Group will take place on the evening of Friday June 3rd, meeting at 6.30pm in the Kenneth St car park. It is advised that waterproof jackets & sturdy footwear, not trainers, be taken.

GREETERS FOR VISITORS TO THE CHURCH BUILDING

If you would like to volunteer to be on duty for a few hours on a church open day, greeting visitors to the Church building over the summer, then please give your name and contact details to either Ali “Moley” MacLeod, Marten Walker, Donnie MacLeod or to Mairianne Campbell in the Church Office. This is open to all, as long as you can give visitors a warm welcome!

MOLDOVA CHILD CAMP SPONSORS: Are you (or a group of your friends) able to sponsor a Moldovan child to go to camp for a week this summer? It costs £50 to sponsor a child. Donations can be made to the Moldova Youth Camps account: Sort Code 30 25 89, Account No. 00024605 or for more info contact Eoghain MacPhee.

GAMBIA PARTNERSHIP SPONSORSHIP: Could you help support the work of the Gambia Partnership by sponsoring some young people to attend college?  It would cost £20 per month/£250 per year. Contact karenisabellefrance@gmail.com, 703066

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)

Campaigner:       C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm) on Monday in the hall

                                Kidzone meets at 5:50pm at the Swimming Pool this week

Youth Club

Youth Club meets on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at the usual time of 7.30-9.30pm in the church hall.  All S2-S6 aged young people welcome.

Cabarfaith

Cabarfaith returns on Tuesday 19th April

 

Caberfaith meets on Tuesdays in the Caberfeidh Hotel between 7:30 and 9pm. If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith then please join us in a relaxed informal environment, where you can just listen, or participate in discussions relating to Christianity and the church. Prior Biblical knowledge is not required.  No question is considered stupid.  No commitment to weekly attendance is expected. Why not come along and join us. Perhaps as a Christian you could bring along an interested friend. If you want to find out more please get in touch with Roddy Cunningham (07900 807375) or Cala Mackenzie (07818 076163).  You will be most welcome.

 

One Life.

What’s it all about?

Do you ever ask yourself the above question?

Would you like to discuss and find out more about the great questions of life in a relaxed, informal setting?

Then join us this Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Cabarfeidh Hotel.

During the next few weeks we will be looking at what is Jesus’s most famous parable – The Parable of the Prodigal Son. We will be using Tim Keller’s acclaimed DVD ‘The Prodigal God’ to study this story. The sessions we will be discussing each week include the following topics, which will open your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus’ best known parable:

1.       The Parable – the People around Jesus

2.       The Two Lost Sons

3.       The Elder Brother

4.       The True Elder Brother

5.       The Feast of the Father

The study will take you beyond the traditional focus of the wayward son, and help you glean insights from each character in Jesus’s parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.

We will explore questions for group discussion and personal reflection, all of which will help you experience the truths of Jesus’ parable in your own life.

 

 

Don’t put it off! Come along this Tuesday

 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith and the impact Jesus ‘teaching can have on your life please join us. Even if you are a sceptic you are welcome to come and consider the claims of Jesus and challenge them.

You will not be asked to contribute by speaking and you will not be asked any questions if it makes you uncomfortable. You are welcome to come and listen only.

We live in challenging times when the claims of Jesus are being questioned by many. You owe it to yourself, and your family, to find out more about the Good News of Jesus Christ. We’d love to see you joining us, or bringing a friend along.

Cabarfaith

Tuesdays @ 7.30pm, Cabarfeidh Hotel

 

If you wish to find out more beforehand please call Cala (07818076163) or Roddy (07900807375). They will be delighted to talk to you about it.   

 

 

Reviews of The Prodigal God study.

            “There is more than one way to run away from God and defy         him. But there is only one way back: God is so prodigal in his     grace that he reaches out to humble and restore and receive         both. Few books unpack this theme with greater force than this         slim volume from Tim Keller.”

— D. A. Carson, professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

 

 

Harris Conference Booking Open

Islands Study Conference

22nd—24th April 2016

Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Isle of Harris

            Speakers:        Prof. John Angus Macleod, ETS

                                    Saved to the Uttermost’

                                    Rev Dominic Smart, Aberdeen

                                    Servants suffering well’

            Cost: £155

            Booking: (Hotel Residents) - David MacIver

                                    Tel: 830406 or 07810 257179

                                    Email: islandsstudyconference@mail.com

                           (Day Visitors) - Joan Iverson

                                    Tel: 702172 or 07768887031

                                    Email: harrisconf@gmail.com

Parent and Toddler


 

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