Church News Sunday 14th April

HOLIDAY CLUB Holiday Club meets today and next Sunday 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.

Informal prayer time before the morning service From 1015-1045 each Sunday the posh room is available for prayer spoken and unspoken, for our church, for the world and for current needs. You can come and go within that time so no need to stay for the half an hour. Feel free to drop in.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Please call either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), if you need help from the Team. We will do our very best to assist.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group is having a break over the Easter season and will resume again on 1st May in the Church Hall at 1.30pm for approximately an hour. Please give prayerful thought to joining us for the next series of studies.

BUNDLES OF FUN Bundles of Fun are having a break over the Easter Holidays. We look forward to seeing everyone again on Thursday 25th April at 1:30pm.

HOLY COMMUNION Next Thursday, the 18th April, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the church at our evening service which starts at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.​ Those members of the Kirk Session who will be present at that service are asked to meet in the small hall at 6.45pm.

EASTER WINDOW DECORATIONS In the hope that there may still be a few daffodils (or any spring flowers) around by Easter please bring them along to the church on Saturday 20th April between 9.30-10.30am. The flowers will be distributed following the 11am service.

EASTER BREAKFAST Although we are not holding an early morning Easter Service this year, there will still be an Easter Breakfast served in the Church Hall between 09.30-10.30am, for anyone wishing to share in this time of fellowship. Those who have participated in this event in the past have enjoyed sharing this time together. Why not come along and join us on this Special Day? We look forward to seeing you.

Guild Visit to Urray House As discussed at the last meeting, members of the Guild will visit Urrray House to meet residents and present a short programme similar to the one we presented at Cameron House earlier in the year. The proposed date for this visit is Tuesday 30th April at 2pm (leaving Maryburgh/Conon at 1.30pm). Please add your name to the list on the table at the back of the Church if you are able to attend.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK The use of foodbanks is ever increasing and your help is more than ever required to help people get through the week, trying to feed themselves and their families. Your help is very much appreciated. Every single item is so welcome.

Pancake Pizzaz in aid of The Leprosy Mission Very many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of this event on Saturday 6th April. Firstly to Brenda McCulloch (daughter of late Georgie Jack, a committed supporter of TLM) and her friend Kate MacLennan, who came up with the idea and who both worked tirelessly in the kitchen concocting amazing stacks of pancakes. Then to Liz Sinclair, Maryburgh, who designed the eye-catching poster. And to all who  publicised the event, donated ingredients, set up the hall, made pancakes, served pancakes, entertained the children, cleared up, washed up – and anything else I have missed out. Lastly, thanks to all who came along, ate pancakes, played games attended the talk and donated so generously towards the repair and extension of the hospital at Anandaban in Nepal. The final total was £720, which will become £1,440 due to match funding by the UK Government. A huge THANK YOU to one and all.

PASTORAL DUTIES The Minister is on holiday until Friday 26th April. He will be back to take the services on Sunday 28th April. Irene Munro is taking todays and next Sunday services. For pastoral concerns please contact either Irene on 865752 or the Session Clerk on 861930​.

Order of Service for this week