TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 15th 2017

Sunday 15th January 2017

Welcome to our services today. 

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“This is my body which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”    (1 Cor. 11:24)

                  

 

 Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.

 Please stay behind if you are able.
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Today:

                      11.30 am: Rev. A. MacAulay.  For more information about the morning service see note Tain Communion below.

                      6.00 pm:  Mr Iain Morrison 

           Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Creche and Sunday School go to the hall from the start of the service today and will come in before we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  

         Crèche duty today:  : Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver        

          Crèche Next Sunday:  Cathie MacKenzie and Ina MacLean

          Evening Prayer Group:  This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.  

         January Door Duty: James Skinner and Marcus MacIver.

         Camps Brochure: The Free Church Camps Brochure for 2017 is now out and is available through in the hall.            

         Tain Communion:  At the morning service today we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper.   The bread & wine will be served to those sitting in the areas marked by the white cloths.   At a particular point during the service, those who wish to take communion will be invited to come and sit in this area if they are not already seated there.  

The evening service at 6pm will be taken by Mr Iain Morrison.   This will be followed by fellowship in the church hall at which Mr Morrison will share some of his life story.

The name of Wendy Robson has been added to the roll of communicant members in the congregation. 

Tuesday   Road to Recovery  Road to Recovery will meet in hall at 7.30pm 

                         Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30 pm  

Wednesday   

                        Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 3 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  This week is the Congregational Prayer Meeting & Bible study which will be in Tain at 7:30pm.                       

Thursday

                       Casan Beaga. The Parent and Toddler Group meets in hall at 10.00am.

                         (Snacks Duty – Clara Robertson and Flora MacKenzie )            

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM Rev. A. MacAulay 

                       Youth Fellowship: The YF will meet next Sunday evening in the manse

Books:  There are two boxes of older theological books through in the hall for anyone to take any books that they wish.

New Church Fundraising: The Fundraising Committee has prepared a newsletter with information about its activities last year and some of the events that are planned for 2017.  This will be distributed next weekend and will also include information about an upcoming auction that anybody can help out with. 

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.   

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Thank-you for attending our service today. 

You are always welcome at any of our services during the week and you can find more information about us at

 http://tainandfearnfreechurch.highland.today/

or on Facebook

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156      or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any.

Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

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