Church News Sunday 9th April

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday now and resume on 23rd April. 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.

PASTORAL CARE If you need some assistance, why not give the Team a call. You can reach us either by contacting your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) and we will do our very best to help. Do allow time for arrangements to be made if you need to be taken to appointments.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Join the ladies on Wednesday 12th April to study God’s word. We meet at 1.30pm for approximately an hour. We continue the Lenten Studies about those “At the Cross” looking through the eyes of Thaddaeus: Finding Faith under Fire. Matthew 10: 1-8, 16-25 are the scripture passages to be read and studied. Do come along if you can. You will be warmly welcomed.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK As you will be aware, some benefits are being cut and I’m sure this will make extra calls upon our local foodbank. Please be generous as usual and maybe , during this season of Lent, find that little bit extra to donate. Thank you.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 12th April from 2pm-3.30pm. This gives the opportunity to meet for a chat while enjoying some tea/coffee and home baking. Why not drop in, even if only for a wee while? We look forward to welcoming you there.

EASTER DAFFODILS It is hoped that there will still be daffodils around for decorating the church at Easter. If you can provide daffodils, glass vases or help in any way, the church will be open on Saturday 15th April from 10-10.30am. The daffodils will be uplifted for distribution following the 11am service on Easter Sunday.

DINGWALL CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP We have this wonderful facility in Dingwall for Christian literature and it is a great way to show Christ’s presence in our community. However, the shop is unable to open some days it would like due to the shortage of volunteers. Can you spare two and a half hours a week to man the shop? Training and assistance is given. Please give it serious consideration.

Christian Aid Music Quiz This year we have a really fun ‘pop’ music quiz which should appeal to anyone into 60s/70s music, so please take a sheet or more and enjoy flexing your brain cells.  Copies available on the table with other notices in church, with box for donations, minimum £1.

This fund is added to each time someone says a prayer and pops the least coin into a tub. The monies are then disbursed to women throughout the world in micro loans whereby they can become self supporting and thus pay for essentials for their families and also pay to educate the children. Ferintosh Parish Church has supported this charity for many years and the sum sent off at the end of this financial year is £131.83 – a truly generous sum which will help the most needy. Thank you very much indeed. However, prayers continue to be said and coins to be collected. Start saving them now for next time!

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

Order of Service for this week