Sunday 25th June 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.

Everyone is welcome.


11.30 am: Mr Angus MacKay

6.00 pm: Mr Angus MacKay

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

Crèche duty today: Catherine Walker and Fiona Garvie

Crèche Next Sunday: Alice Fraser and Lorna MacIver

Summer Sunday School Rota: Next Sunday (2nd July) – Elaine Currie and Mairi MacAulay. 

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

June Door Duty: John Ross and Iain MacKay


The Deacons Court meets in the manse at 7 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 4 is on duty.

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 – Cathie MacKenzie and Joan Smith) 


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


New Church Fund Raising Stall at Tain Gala

Next Sunday

AM: Rev. A. MacAulay

PM: Rev. Donald MacIver

Fearn Communion:  The communion in Fearn takes place this weekend.  The visiting preacher is Rev. Murdo Campell of Barvas Free Church. Murdo will share some of his life story at the fellowship in Hilton following the evening service tonight.   You are welcome to go there after the evening service in Tain to hear Murdo’s testimony.

New Members:  Two new members have been added to the communion roll of the congregation at the Fearn Communion.   Mr Hugh MacDonald by profession of faith and Mrs Betty Lochhead by certificate from another congregation.

Property Upkeep Fund:  There is a collection at the close of both services next Sunday for the property upkeep fund.

Summer Sunday School:  It would be good to have some volunteers who are prepared to take young children through to the hall during the holidays, particularly when we have visitors.   If you are willing to help out with that, we could organise a rota to cover the Sundays during the holiday period.

Holiday Club: This year’s Holiday Club in Tain and Hilton will run from 3rd – 9th July.  If you are able to help please let Mairi know.

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.      

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.

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.

Tain Communion:  The date of the September Communion has been changed from the 4th Sunday of the month, to the third Sunday, for this year only.   Tain Communion will be on the weekend of 16th and 17th September.    The guest preacher is Rev. Iver Martin.  

New Church Fundraising Events

Tain Gala Stall:  The Fund Raising Committee is organising a stall at Tain Gala on Saturday 1st July to sell our Calendars along with plants, tablet and tea-loaves. Donations of these latter items will be gratefully received on the Friday (30 June) from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Hall. Volunteers who are willing to staff the stall for a time should contact Morag Matheson.

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.


Thank-you for attending our service today. 

Note: There is a loop system in the church. We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer.

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