TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 6th May 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018

Welcome to our services today.

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

“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”     Psalm 122:1


Property Upkeep Fund: There is a collection this Sunday for the Property Upkeep Fund after both services.

11.30am – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm- Rev. Andrew Macleod

Children’s Church: Children for Creche & Sunday School go to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today:  Marlene Lobban and Alice Fraser

Crèche next Sunday: Cathie Mackenzie and Lorna MacIver

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

Youth Fellowship:   The Y.F. meets tonight in the Tain manse at 7:30 pm

May Door Duty: John Ross and Marcus MacIver



Tuesday: Craft Group meet in the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome.

The Bible Study Group:  The Bible Study Group will meet at 7:30pm in the home of James and Murdina. The topic is Patience. The passage for study is Matthew 18: 21-35.

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will meet at 7.30pm in the hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Lunch Club meets from 12pm-2pm. Team 2 is on duty.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study in hall at 7:30 pm.


Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10 am. (Snacks duty – Irene Kennedy and C.J. Wood.)  ).


Prayer Group. Prayer Group meets at 11am at David and Anne’s house


Communion Preparatory Service at 7:30 pm in the church followed by fellowship in the manse.

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. Duncan MacLeod

6.00pm: Rev. Duncan MacLeod

Tain Communion:Our communion weekend begins on Saturday evening with a service at 7:30 pm taken by our guest preacher, Rev. Duncan MacLeod of Dornoch. This will be followed by fellowship in the manse.      We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the Sunday morning service. There will be fellowship in the hall on Sunday evening.   If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in the Lord Jesus and take communion for the first time, they should speak to a minister or elder.

APC Arrangement: We have come to an agreement with the local congregation of the APC, that in Hilton, we will worship together at all services for the rest of this year.  This arrangement has been agreed on the basis of a stated intention that at the end of the year the two congregations will become one. We believe that this is a very important and positive step in bringing Christians together; one which we hope will be for the benefit of this community and the Church of Christ within it.

Sudan Speaker:   Patrick Jok who is a pastor in the Sudanese Reformed Church will speak at a meeting in the Capstone Centre in Alness on Thursday night at 7:30pm. Patrick ministers in a context of violence and persecution where the noise of gun-shot is as common as that of traffic.

Church Camps: Please inform either of the ministers, if you have children going to camp, as the Deacons Court will provide some financial assistance.

Bulletin Items: Any items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin should be submitted by Thursday evening at the latest.

New Church Fundraising Notices

Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: Thanks to everyone who helped in organising and overseeing the Fun Run yesterday.   The sum of £900.00 was raised for the New Church Fund.

New Church Fund Total: The New Church Fund currently stands at £168,000.  We have raised £180, 000 but have spent in the region of £12,000 thus far on professional and planning fees.

Asda Tokens:   We received a cheque from Asda for £500 this week for coming first in the Green Token Challenge in March.

Church Calendars: Planning has already begun to produce a fundraising calendar for 2019. It would be much appreciated if you could send any suitable images to Rona at – 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:  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.


Church Finances:  The Deacons Court would like to encourage those who contribute to the church to consider doing so by Standing Order.

The bank details for Ordinary Income are as follows –

Sort Code 80-06-36.

Account Number 06001724.

The Bank Details for the New Church Fund are –

Sort Code 80-06-36.

Account Number 10090961.



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.

You are always welcome at any of our services during the week and you can find more information about us at


or on Facebook


If you would like a visit from Alasdair, the minister, please call 01862 892 156      or email


or if you would like a visit from Andrew, the assistant minister, please call 01862 832 104 or email



CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any or please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.