Notices

Lord’s Day – 16th February

Lord’s Day Services

11am                     Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

6pm                       Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

 

Crèche

There is a crèche facility available during the service for parents/carers with young children. If you wish, you can listen to the service from there.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School meets today during the morning service. The children will go to their classes in the Church Hall during the second singing.

 

Clan MacQuarrie Testimony Evening

There will be a Testimony Evening in the Clan MacQuarrie Community Centre at 8.30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Murdo Smith. Tea & Coffee will be served afterwards. Everyone is warmly invited to come along.

 

This Week

Discipleship Explored

Discipleship Explored continues on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the manse. All welcome.

 

Mission Meeting

The midweek meeting for Prayer and Bible Study meets every Wednesday evening in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. This week, Muriel Macleod will be speaking about her ongoing work in Cambodia, followed by a time of fellowship. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

 

Little Rainbows Toddler Group

Little Rainbows Toddler Group meets this Thursday at 10am -12noon. The toddler group is open everyone in the community who wishes to come along for a tea or coffee and meet other parents in a fun, safe, environment for their children.

 

Services Next Lord’s Day – 23rd February – CLOSED for Shawbost Communion

11.30am   Rev. James Maciver (G); Rev. Lachie Macdonald (E)

6.30pm    Rev. Lachie Macdonald (Shawbost)

6.30pm    Rev. James Maciver (Bragar)

 

Other Notices

Creche Rota

An updated Creche Rota is available at the door. Thank you  for your willingness to help.

 

Summer Holiday Club

There will be an initial meeting to organize this years’ Summer Holiday Club at the manse on Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm. Please come long if you can help in any way.  If you’re not able to come to the meeting, but would like to help, please speak to Murdo.

 

Monthly Meeting

The next Monthly Prayer Meeting will take place on Monday 2nd March in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. Everyone is warmly invited and encouraged to come along.

 

Commissioning Service:  Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker

A Commissioning Service to mark the appointment of Mr Gordon Macleod as the Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker will be held in North Harris Free Church, Tarbert, on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 7.30pm.   Rev James Maciver will preach and preside.  We give thanks to the Lord for Gordon’s appointment and for the desire he’s been given to engage in this important work.  Your attendance at the service would be a great encouragement to Gordon and confirmation of your prayerful interest as he prepares to take up the post on 1st March 2020.   

 

Sailors’ Society

The Sailor Society, based  in Invergordon, are looking for old English Bibles (any version) in order to distribute to some of the 168,000 passengers and 70,000 crew that visit the area each year. The Sailors’ Society runs a Seafarers Centre during the summer months, giving out Bibles and Christian Leaflets to their visitors. If you have any English Bibles that you’re not using and would be willing to donate, could you please bring them to church and leave them on the table in the foyer.

 

Free Church Youth Camps 2020

The FCYC 2020 brochure is available to collect at the door. FCYC have been running for the past 60 years and have been a blessing to many children as well as adults. Various camps are available for children in P5 and upwards. In order to encourage children from our own congregation to make use of FCYC, the Deacons Court have agreed to give a £100 supplement plus travel expenses to any child desiring to go to camp. If you would like to take advantage of this, please speak to Murdo.

 

Being Human

Rev. James Maciver will be delivering a series of 10 theological lectures on “being human”, based on the Bible’s teaching, with an application to current views and debate. The course is suitable for all levels of biblical and theological knowledge and will be delivered at Lews Castle College on Tuesdays, 7 -8pm, starting on Tuesday 25th February. Cost for the course will be £45.To reserve a place, contact Lews Castle College on 770000 or [email protected]

 

Binding Brokenness: Bible-Based Trauma Healing Course

This course presents what the Bible and mental health teach about how to heal from trauma. Through confidential small-group conversation and consideration of Scripture, participants will learn how the Bible speaks into their suffering. Trauma is a wounding of the heart and this course contains lessons which enable people to experience healing for their heart wounds.

The course will run for 6 weeks from Thursday 20th February to Thursday 26th March, weekly from 6.30-9pm in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall, Kenneth Street, Stornoway. There is no cost but booking is essential.  For more information or to book, please contact the group facilitators: Mairianne Campbell on [email protected] or Joanna George – [email protected]

 

What is repentance unto life?

Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavour after, new obedience.

Westminster Shorter Catechism 87