Church News Sunday 15th April

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday, returning next Sunday, 22nd April. During the holidays children are welcome in the service. 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 Please give the Team a call if you need some help. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), and we will try our best to assist. Remember, if possible, give some notice for taking to appointments.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Our final study concerning the True Life of Worship will take place on Wednesday 18th April at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. The meeting lasts approximately one hour and we would welcome anyone who would like to come along to join us even for this final study. We are friendly, welcoming and trying to seek God’s way in our lives. Please give the group a try.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 13TH TO 19TH MAY Knowing how much everyone enjoys quizzes the 2018 Christian Aid quiz ‘Characters & Literature’ is now available on the table at the rear of the Church, with a box for donations. Hoping to meet after today’s service in the Church hall, for coffee & a chat.

CHURCH WEBSITE The Ferintosh Parish Church website has been updated. Please check it out at ferintoshparishchurch.org.uk

Fellowship of the Least Coin Today is the last day for donations this year but don’t forget to keep praying and collecting for next time. Every small coin changes lives.

FACEBOOK We now have our own Facebook page with regular updates on what is going on within our Church. Please check it out by searching on Facebook for Ferintosh Parish Church. We would love for it to be shared among the local communities.

WOMEN FOR MISSION Supporters of Women for Mission are holding a Coffee Morning in Maryburgh Free Church hall on Saturday 21st April from 10.30 to 12.00 noon.  Ferintosh folk are warmly invited to attend – and bring a friend.  This is always a most enjoyable event, and the home baking is delicious! 

CRECHE We are again in need of more volunteers for the creche. There are not always children in the creche, but it needs to be available every Sunday, and we would like not to have to call on volunteers more than once a month. Volunteers do need to be approved by Disclosure Scotland as suitable to work with children, but this is not an onerous or intrusive process and there is no cost to the individual. Please speak to Janet Winchester if you are able to help (01349 865308).

MODERATOR VISIT The Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev. Dr. Derek Browning, is visiting the Presbytery of Ross from the 21st to 30th April 2018. On the evening of Sunday, 29th April there will be a “Songs of Praise” Service at Strathpeffer Church at 6.30pm for everyone to attend.

Ross and Ross/Tain Guilds host the Moderator The Presbyterial Councils of Ross and Ross/Tain are to welcome the current Moderator of the Church of Scotland in Ferintosh Church on Monday 23rd April There will be a buffet supper in the hall at 5.30pm for 6, then a meeting in the Church from 7.30pm. As the host congregation it would be good if we were well represented, by Guild members and others interested. If you would like to attend, and have not already put your name on the list, please consider doing so. There is also a list of tasks and food items allocated to Ferintosh Guild to provide. Members are asked to sign up to what they are able to provide.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Thank you all so much for your donations over the Easter Holiday period. Your generosity has been amazing. Please remember that the facility is required every day of every week sadly. Try to put a little extra something for the Foodbank in your trolley each week and bring it to the annex basket. Remember the red bin at the back of the Church for Blythswood donations. No need to go far to give unwanted goods to this charity.

EVENING SERVICES Sunday evening services at 6.30pm in the Church hall will start next Sunday, 22nd April.

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

Order of Service for this week