Church News Sunday 15th January

SUNDAY TEAS Just a reminder that there is a new list in the hall which still has a few empty spaces on it. Can you help to provide tea following Morning Worship, on an occasional basis? If so can you please add your name to the list? Your help with this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer meetings continue on Wednesday mornings at 10.00am in the small hall. If you would like them to pray for someone at those meetings please contact John Fraser on 861140. The Prayer Group are happy to pray for any requests which any of the congregation have. Feel free to put any in the box in the vestibule.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group resumes its usual weekly meeting on Wednesday 18th January at 1.30pm in the Church hall. We will continue our study of Hebrews using the LifeBuilder Series entitled “Hebrews -Race to Glory” by James Reapsome. This week’s study looks at chapter 9 called The Runner’s Power. Our group is getting smaller and we’d love to have new members join in the study of God’s Word. Why not make it your New Year’s Resolution to come along if you can each week? A warm welcome awaits.

PASTORAL CARE If you need help, don’t hesitate to call and the Team will try its best to assist. Call either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591). Remember to give plenty notice for taking you to appointments.

KIRK SESSION The Kirk Session will meet at 7.00pm on Thursday 19th January in the Church hall. Copies of minutes and agendas have now been circulated, both by email and on paper. Any Elder who has not received their copy should contact the Session Clerk as soon as possible.

LOCUM MINISTER The Kirk Session is pleased to confirm that Rev. Russel Smith has been appointed our Locum Minister from 1st January. Russel will be taking 3 morning services a month and undertaking 2 days of pastoral work per week. The Kirk Session are very grateful to Russel for his kind offer to be our Locum and look forward to working with him over the coming months.

SOUPER SUNDAE A little advance notice. We will be holding a soup and pudding lunch after the Kirk Session led Church Service on 12th February in aid of the Church of Scotland HIV/AIDS project. Put the date in you diary for now and further details will be available nearer the time. Hoping for your support for this worthy cause.

EVENING SERVICES The Kirk Session have decided that due to declining numbers and the possibility of bad weather in the coming months there will be NO Sunday Evening Services in January and February 2017. The Kirk Session will review this decision in the New Year with regards to Sunday Evening Services from March 2017 onwards.

USED STAMPS As you attack the big clear-up after Christmas and New Year, please remember to save any used stamps for the World Mission Council appeal. Stamps must be intact, including perforations. It is helpful if stamps are trimmed, leaving half an inch of envelope all round where possible, and separated into UK and foreign stamps.

PASTORAL DUTIES Rev’d Russell Smith can be contacted on 861011 if required for any Pastoral duties.

Order of Service for this week