TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 9th September 2018

Sunday 9th September 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


11.30am – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm-   Rev. David Wilkie

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

Crèche duty today:  Cathie MacKenzie and Alice Fraser

Crèche next Sunday: : Catherine Walker and Lindsay Rodgers.

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

 September Door Duty: John Ross and Donald MacKenzie



Craft Group: The Craft Group will resume today from 2pm to 4:30pm in the hall. There are flyers with more information at the door. All are welcome.

Bible Study Group: It is hoped to resume the house Bible Study Group this evening in the home of James and Murdina Skinner, continuing the theme of the Fruit of the Spirit. The topic will be Gentleness and the passage for study is 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

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


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club will meet today at 12noon. Team 2 are on Duty.

Mid-week Meeting : The midweek meeting at 7:30pm will include book recommendation. (See Notice)


Casan Beaga: (Parent and Toddlers) Thursday at 10am.

(Snacks duty – Alice Fraser and Linda Bousfield)


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Reading Recommendations – As part of our midweek meeting this Wednesday we have asked Mr Willie MacKenzie from Christian Focus Publications to give us some recommendations of books that would be suitable for people at various different stages in their spiritual life.   Some recommended books will be available to purchase at the meeting.

Creche Rota: We need more people to help on the creche rota.   It is planned to make some changes, such as providing simple teaching materials that can be done with the infants.   It is also intended that creche duty will only start once the children go through to Sunday School.   There will be no need for those on duty to be in the hall from the start of the service, as we would like all the children to be in church then.   Once we have additional personnel, we will draw up a new rota & provide more information for those who are on it.   Please speak to Fiona Garvie, Lorna MacIver or the minister if you are willing to help.

Church Calendars: The fundraising calendars for 2019 are now available in the hall.   The price remains at £5 which includes an envelope if you wish to post it.   Please ensure that your money goes in the right box!

Tain Communion: The Tain communion will be on the weekend of 23rd September.   The guest preacher is Rev. George MacAskill, APC. If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith and take communion for the first time, they should speak to one of the ministers or an elder before then.

Online Sermons:  Sunday morning sermon are now being added to the church website on a weekly basis.   If you wish to listen again, or have missed a sermon, you can get them on the sermons page of our website – or follow the link below:



New Church – Fundraising Notices

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


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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.