TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 7th May 2017


Sunday 7th May 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


             I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 

Psalm 122:1                                            


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

  Please feel free to join us! 


                      11.30 am:  Rev. A. MacAulay                      

                        6.00 pm: Rev. John van Eyk                        

      Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Sunday School and Creche can go through to the hall after second singing.

     Crèche duty today:   Catherine Walker and Mary Mackay 

      Crèche Next Sunday Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser.

      Evening Prayer Group:  Meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.          

      Youth Fellowship The Y.F. Meets in the manse at 7:30 pm.

       May Door Duty: James Skinner and Donald MacKenzie.

      Property Upkeep Fund:  There will be a collection for the Property Upkeep Fund at the close of both services today.


                          Craft Group meet in the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm.                                                                                         

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


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

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  The Prayer Meeting & Bible Study will be in the hall at 7:30 pm.


                        Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers)  ) meets in the Hall at 10am.    (Snacks Duty – Fiona Garvie and Rona Grigg.)                    


                      Friday Prayer Group at David and Anne Wilkie’s home  10 Duthac Wynd at 11am.


                       Preparatory Service There will be a communion preparatory service at 7:30 pm followed by fellowship in the manse.

Next Sunday 

                       AM – Rev.Derek Lamont  See note below re Tain Communion             

                       PM – Rev.Derek Lamont 

Tain Communion:  The communion in Tain will take place next weekend (14th May).  The guest preacher is Rev. Derek Lamont of St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated during the morning service on Sunday.   Following the evening service there will be fellowship in the hall at which Derek will share some of his life story.   If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith and sit at the Lord’s Table for the first time, they should speak to the minister or any of the elders

The Record:   The monthly church magazine is available for all who have ordered it – You should get it today.

Elders Allocation Each home in the congregation has been allocated to a specific elder.   We will publish a list soon of what homes have been assigned to each elder.    These elders are available to support you in addition to the minister.      

House Wanted:  If anybody knows of a large house available for rent – around 4 bedrooms –  please let the minister know – 892 156.

WFM Annual Meeting:   The AGM of the Free Church Women for Mission will take place on Saturday 13th May in Glasgow City Free Church.   There will be a bus from the North but it must be booked as soon as possible.  Contact Janet Murchison on 01456 450837 or Jcmurchison@Hotmail.co.uk           

Blythswood Volunteer:  Blythswood are looking for a volunteer to cover their reception desk at the Deepaven depot in Evanton on Fridays.  It would entail answering the telephone, processing the post and any other administration tasks that were needed.  If you are a good communicator and have some spare time, contact: Barbara Grace, on 01349 830777  or  personnel@blythswood.org.

Free Will Envelopes:   The envelopes for weekly giving to the church are available at the door.   If you have not had any previously, and would like a set, please speak to Donald Beaton, Donella Ferrier or the minister.

Youth Camps Support:  The Deacons Court will provide some financial help to parents who are sending their children to a Free Church camp this year.  Let the minister know if you have children attending camp.

Assembly Reports: If anyone wishes a copy of all the reports that will go before the General Assembly, please let the minister know. The cost including postage will be £3.50. They will be available to view online

ETS Prospectus: There is a copy of the new prospectus for Edinburgh Theological Seminary on the shelf through in the hall if anyone wishes to study the courses on offer.   There are also some flyers which you can take away with you

New Church Fundraising Events

2018 Calendars:  Scenic photos for the 2018 calendar should be sent to        catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

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:  Along with your bulletin today is a Gift Aid Form.   If you donate money to the church and you are a tax-payer – the congregation can gain additional income at no cost to you.  Therefore we would urge you to fill in this Gift Aid Form unless you have already done so.   Last year we received almost £20,000 back from the government in Gift Aid.

Auction Arrangements: The Fund Raising Committee is grateful for each of the large number of offers, submitted by the congregation, both to provide a service and of material items. Unfortunately, due to limitations of space only portable items will be collected for inclusion in the auction. Large items, such as furniture, may be advertised and sold individually. It is also important to stress that, because of Health and Safety regulations, electrical items can only be auctioned if they are in their original and unopened packaging

Note:  The Auction will take place on Friday 26th  May in the Royal Hotel, Tain.


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We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer