Sunday 17th September 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.


Services today:

AMRev. A. MacAulay  

PM Join with Tain. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service.

Crèche and Sunday School- Children can go through to the hall after the second singing.



Free Lunch : There will be no free lunch today due to the school holiday.

Congregational Meeting: The Kirk Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Monday night, 18th September to seek the congregation’s view on calling an assistant minister.   The Kirk-Session will propose that we ask the Presbytery to oversee a call to Rev. Andrew MacLeod.  The meeting will be in Tain at 7:30 pm.


Midweek Meeting : Joint Congregational Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study is in Hilton at 7:30 pm.  We will be looking at the third of The Five Points of Calvinism – Limited Atonement. 


Friday Prayer Group: Prayer Group at David and Anne’s, 10 Duthac Wynd at 11am.

Next Sunday

AM – Rev. A. MacAulay                    

PM – Rev. William Paterson


Tain Communion: 

The guest preacher in Tain this weekend is Rev. Iver Martin who is Principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary.    The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service and there will be fellowship in the church hall after the evening service.    The name of Margaret Ross from Inver has been added to the communion roll.

House Bible Study:  The Bible Study will begin on Tuesday 26th September at 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  The group will meet fortnightly and the venue may change.  The study will be on Philippians and study booklets are available from David.  Each study is self contained and the aim is to generate informal discussion.   Advance preparation for the study is not necessary and no-one will be expected to speak unless they wish to.

New Church PlansThe plans will be on display in the church hall.   If you wish to give feedback, please fill in one of the sheets that are through in the hall.

Northern ConventionThe convention will take place in Castle Street Church, Dingwall from Sun 24th – Thurs 28th September.   The main speaker is Rev. Ian Hamilton.   More details on the notice board poster. 

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting: The first meeting of the new session will be on Monday 11 Sept at 7.30 pm in Rosskeen Church Hall.  The speaker will be Sebrina Ganusheva from the Christian charity Bear Necessities.

Baking SaleThe Co-op has offered to host a baking stall in their High Street store on 29th September to raise funds for our new church.   We must provide the baking.   If you can bake for that date, please speak to Mairi.

ETS CoursesEdinburgh Theological Seminary will begin its Saturday Lectures in mid-September.   There is a leaflet on the notice-board and a list of the subjects covered.   The course can be done online at a time that suits the individual.    ETS also has an Access to Theology course on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, September to May and this can also be done by distance learning.     Also available to do remotely is a course on Presbyterianism.   You can study the literature or speak to the minister if you wish more information.

New Church Fundraising Events

Baking Sale: See note above

Calendars:  2018 Calendars are now available and can be purchased anytime.   They cost £5.00 Thanks to all those who contributed photos and please continue to take photos which may be used in future years.

Easy Fundraising:  We now have an easyfundraising account.   If you shop online, the church can gain a donation for every purchase you make from numerous retailers, at no cost to you.   You can sign up at the following site easyfundraising.org.uk     then follow the simple instructions to join. This service is free every time for both yourself and the church

Gift Aid Forms:  Please consider completing a Gift Aid Form if you are a tax payer and you donate to the church.


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 tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156 

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Note: There is a loop system in the church