Church News Sunday 5th February

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. 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 Hebrews chapter 10 is where we will resume our study called “Staying in the race” from the LifeBuilder series “Hebrews Race to Glory” by James Reapsome. The ladies will meet this coming Wednesday (8th February) a little earlier than usual at 1pm due to the invitation to Castle Street Guild later that afternoon. We’d love to have you come along to study with us. You’d be made most welcome.

PASTORAL CARE If you need some help, do contact the Team. You can do this either via your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591). We will try our very best to assist. Please allow time to make arrangements if you need to be taken to appointments.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church hall on Wednesday 8th February from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in (even for a short time) for some tea/coffee, home baking and the all important chat.  Would you be willing to help with baking on an occasional basis so that we can continue to hold this event? If so, there is a list for names at the back of the Church. (Or speak with Janet Murray). Your support would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

CROSSREACH The latest issues of the Crossreach News and Prayer Letter are to hand at the back of the Church. Please pick up if you have ordered these. There are spare copies for those who would like to read and pray about the work of CrossReach, the Social Care arm of the Church of Scotland.

KIRK SESSION The Kirk Session will meet after the morning service today to confirm the final Electoral Register.

GUILD Tomorrow, Monday 6th at 2.00pm, we welcome to the Guild, as our speaker, Elizabeth Blackburn who will talk and show her beautiful pictures from her journey to Greenland. Over the past wee while she has shown pictures of local, wintry scenes. So this time she will be showing sunny pictures of our local area too. You don’t have to be a Guild member to come along. If this is something you’d love to see, then come along and most welcome. Bring a friend along to the Church Hall. See you there.

Members of the Guild are reminded of the Invitation to Castle Street Church Guild on Wednesday 8th February where there will be a speaker about the Guild Project “Feed the Minds” dealing with the distressing subject of Female Genital Mutilation. The meeting begins at 2.30pm in their Church Hall.

SOUPER SUNDAE As in previous years, we are holding a soup and, this year, sweet lunch after worship, led by the Kirk Session, next Sunday 12th February. Donations will be given to the Church of Scotland HIV/AIDS programme which helps both in this country and abroad. There is a sheet at the back of the Church for you to volunteer to help– make soup, make a pudding, bring crusty bread or help on that Sunday. We’d love to have lots of people join us for lunch, look forward to that.

SEAFORTH HOUSE The next service at Seaforth House is to be held this afternoon at 3pm. These services have been organised to be led on alternate months by Maryburgh Free Church and Ferintosh Parish Church. This is a informal active worship service lasting about twenty minutes, with plenty of praise, and so we would be glad if any of the congregation would like to join us at any of them.

SCOTTISH EVENING There is to be an evening of Scottish Entertainment in the Church on Friday 24th February starting at 7pm. This will be followed by a light supper in the Church Hall. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to Church funds.

Entertainment will be provided by the Inver-Ross Accordion & Fiddle Group and well-known Scottish Piper Duncan MacGillivray. Other artistes include a local Gaelic Singer and Highland Dancer to add to our line up. We hope you will join us in what should be a most enjoyable event.

Donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and if you can help with this, or with setting up the venues, or helping on the night, Please add your name to the list at the back of the Church. Many thanks.

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

Order of Service for this week