Church News Sunday 18th 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 Prayer meetings continue on Wednesday mornings at 10am in the Church hall. Prayer is the essential powerhouse of the Church and your participation would be greatly valued. The small group is very friendly and there is no pressure to pray aloud if you do not wish to.

PASTORAL CARE If you need some help, please don’t hesitate to enlist the help of the Team. Members are ready and willing to do their best to be of assistance. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591). Allow time for arrangements to be made if you possibly can.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Next week, 21st February, we are meeting in the Church Hall at 1.30pm to examine the next study in the Cover to Cover Series which is called “Living Faith”. The Invitation to service is the area we hope to look at via John 19: 28-30 and Matthew 25: 34-40. Please do think about coming along for these Invitations from the Cross. A warm welcome awaits you. The meeting lasts approximately an hour.

SOUP LUNCH The last Soup Lunch for this winter will take place in the Church Hall on Friday 2nd March starting at 12 midday. Why not join us for some delicious home-made soup, tea and biscuits and the chance to meet up for a chat? We look forward to meeting to you there.

INDUCTION Many thanks to all who organised, contributed to and assisted with Induction Tea on Friday night following Rev’d Macdonald’s induction.

SUNDAY TEAS There are still a few vacant spaces on the Sunday Teas rota. If you feel you can help provide tea and biscuits following Morning Worship, can you please add your name to the list in the hall? Your participation in this would be most welcome. Many thanks.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK As you can appreciate, the foodbank is very well used. It would be great if it were not so but alas, your help is really needed. Why not slip an extra item or two into your shopping this week and donate them to the foodbank where it will be put to good use helping those most vulnerable in our local community. We have received a letter of thanks from Foodbank. During 2017, 2,619 people within Highland area were helped. (Excluding Inverness and Nairn). A new Food bank recently opened in Culloden Library. Donations of tins of ham, tins of corned beef, tins of mince and sugar are requested during February and March.

LOCHBROOM AND ULLAPOOL INDUCTION The Ordination and Induction of the Rev Heidi Jones Hercus as Minister of Loch Broom and Ullapool Church of Scotland takes place on Saturday, 24th February at 11am in Ullapool. Heidi spent several months with us in 2015 as part of her training for the ministry.

MALAWI INFORMATION EVENING Rosskeen Church of Scotland Guild invites anyone interested in an update on work in Malawi to a meeting at Roskeen (Alness) on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Alan Laverock, who has worked in Ekwendeni, and is involved in the setting up of the Banana Box Trust, which aims, following the winding up of the Raven Trust, to continue the transport of essential goods to Malawi. If you require or can offer transport please contact Janet Winchester (01349 865308).

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER The 2018 World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm in St Clement’s Church, Dingwall. The Order of Service, on the theme “All God’s creation is very good!” has been prepared by Christian women in Suriname. All are welcome to attend. If you require or can offer transport, contact Janet Winchester (01349 865308).

PASTORAL DUTIES Rev’d Stephen Macdonald can be contacted on 864273 if required for any Pastoral duties.

Order of Service for this week