Church News Sunday 22nd April

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 Remember we are here if you need some help. Give your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591), a call and we will try hard to assist.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY For one week only, the group is studying the World Day of Prayer material written by Christian women of Suriname. Readings for the study are Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2: 4-24 and Psalm 8. Since this is a stand-alone study, why not come along to see if the group might be for you. Please think and pray about it. We’d love to have you with us.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 13TH TO 19TH MAY On Sunday 13th May a soup lunch, fund raiser, will be held following the morning service.  Volunteers, please, to help with this socialising event. Any assistance would be much appreciated in setting up the hall on Saturday 12th (time to be arranged) provision of soup/bread/sweet biscuits for Sunday, kitchen assistance & table service. Kindly enter your names on the forms at the table, rear of church if you are able to assist in any way.  Christian Aid news booklets and quiz sheets are also available.

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 Ahead of the Moderators visit to Ferintosh tomorrow evening we will be setting up the Church after today’s morning service, and the hall after the evening service. Help would be appreciated from anyone who can stay behind, especially in the evening.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Your weekly contributions are extremely welcome and each item is made good use of by the recipients. Please continue to remember this work by donating what you can to help those who have fallen on hard times in our area.

WORLD COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The latest Newsletter has arrived. The theme is Easter, Equality and Hope and most of the contributions are by women in our partner Churches. Those who subscribe to Life and Work will receive a copy with their May magazine. Spare copies are available on the table at the back of the Church. Please take one.

THE LEPROSY MISSION (SCOTLAND) £125 was recently sent to TLM, a combination of individual donations and donations from the Ladies’ Bible Study group. Thanks to all who contributed to this total. If anyone else would like a small collecting box for use at home, please let Janet Winchester know. There are a few copies of the latest edition of Dochas, the newsletter of TLM on the table at the back of the Church. Please take one to read of the important work TLM is still undertaking to help those affected by a disease, which has by no means yet been consigned to history.

WORLD MISSION COUNCIL USED STAMP APEAL Many thanks to those who have already put their stamps in the box in the annexe. The goal of the appeal for 2018 has been announced: the money raised will go to the Reformed Church in Transcarpathis (Ukraine) to help finance day centres providing educational, emotional and physical support for children and young people with disabilities. Please continue to bring along your used stamps, trimmed with a half-inch border if possible, and separated into UK and foreign.

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

Order of Service for this week