Sunday 8th January 2017
We are very pleased to welcome you to our service today.
We hope you feel welcome and trust that you will benefit from worshipping God with us.
During the service we stand to sing and remain seated for prayer.
Tea/coffee are served in the hall
after the morning service today
Today- 10.00am Rev. Ronnie Morrison
Sunday School, Pre-school class and crèche meet this morning. Children leave after the second singing.
6.00pm- Rev. Douglas Mackeddie
Missionary Prayer Notes: The Prayer Notes for January are available at the door
Monday: The Free Lunch will run in Hilton from 12 noon—2 pm. Come along with a friend!
Tuesday: Craft Group meet in the Tain church hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome.
Wednesday: There will be a prayer meeting in the hall at 7.30 pm.
Next Sunday 10.00am– Mr Iain Morrison
6.00pm – Closed for Tain Communion
Tea rotas: If you would be able to help with making up tea rotas, speak to Mary P.
Tain Communion: There is a preparatory service on Saturday night at 7:30pm taken by Mr Iain Morrison (ETS Student). This will be followed by fellowship in the manse. The communion service in Tain on Sunday morning will be taken by the minister and the evening service will be taken by Mr Iain Morrison. This will be followed by fellowship in the church hall.
Assistant Minister: The Elders and Deacons have recently agreed that we will apply to the General Assembly in May, for permission to get an assistant minister in 2017. This will require a significant increase in the sum we send to central funds in Edinburgh. We will have sent £60,000 by the end of 2016, but we will be required to send £70,000 in future, to qualify for an assistant.
The office-bearers believe that an assistant minister is now necessary, given the growth in the congregation and they commend this need to your prayers. They are also very aware of how generously the congregation are already giving, but would encourage you to consider making any increase you can in your donations to ensure that we can finance this.
The church envelope system can be used for regular giving, or alternatively, you can set up a monthly standing order – Account number: 06001724 Sort code: 80-06-36
Those who pay tax are also urged to complete a Gift Aid Form which enables the congregation to gain an extra 25% on any donations you make, at no cost to the giver. Almost £20,000 of our income in this current year has come from Gift Aid. If you wish additional information, speak to Mr Donald Beaton or Mrs Donella Ferrier. Their contact details are in the congregational directory and on our website.
Jewellery & Phones Collection: There are boxes at both doors for unwanted jewellery, gold, silver or platinum as well as disused silver cutlery, watches or clocks. Mobile phones are also welcomed, but please erase any data and remove the sim card. Do not include phone chargers.
Sermon Recordings: If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon as an MP3, via e-mail – please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on email@example.com stating which sermon you would like.
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