TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 14th May 2017


Sunday 14th May 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


           “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”                                              

1 Cor. 11 v.26                                        

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

 Everyone is welcome


                      11.30 am:    Rev.Derek Lamont  See note below re Tain Communion                        

                        6.00 pm: Rev. Derek Lamont                    

      Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Sunday School and Creche go through from start of service.

     Crèche duty today:  Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser.

      Crèche Next Sunday Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver.

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

       FellowshipThere will be fellowship in the hall following the evening service at which our guest preacher will share some of his life story.     

      May Door Duty: James Skinner and Donald MacKenzie.


                         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 3 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  Our midweek meeting will be in Hilton at 7:30 pm.  We will have a presentation from the Christian Institute on what the main political parties are pledging with regard to many spiritual and ethical issues.    These will be issues that appear in their manifestos but will seldom be reported in the media


                        Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers)  ) meets in the Hall at 10am.    (Snacks Duty –  Emma Goss and Lindsay Rodgers)                    


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

Next Sunday 

                       AM – Rev. A. MacAulay          

                       PM – Rev. A. MacAulay          

Tain Communion:  .  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 today.   Following the evening service there will be fellowship in the hall at which Derek will share some of his life story.  

New Members:  The Kirk-Session is delighted to welcome the following people into communicant membership in the congregation – Effie Ross, Jessie MacKenzie and Marion Fisher. 

Holiday Club: This year’s Holiday Club in Tain and Hilton will run from 3rd – 9th July.   There will be a meeting on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm in the Tain manse, for those who can help run the club.     Those who help with catering need not attend this meeting.   If you are able to help, but cannot make Tuesday’s meeting please let Mairi know.

John van Eyk:  On Thursday 25th May the van Eyks are hosting a leaving party for friends in the Church and community.  This begins at 4:30pm and runs till the last folks leave.  It is a drop-in affair; come and go as you please.  There will be refreshments and pizza.  They would love to see you.

The Record:   The monthly church magazine is available for those have ordered it..

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.    

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.

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

Diary Dates:

Monday 15th May:  This is the deadline for photos for the 2018 Calendar.

Friday 26th May:  New Church Fund-raising Auction in the Royal Hotel.

Wednesday 14th June: Congregational Meeting regarding an assistant minister.  This will be in Hilton at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 21st June:  The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will be in Tain at 7:30 pm.

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