TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 16th September 2018

Sunday 16th 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. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm-   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

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

Crèche duty today:  Catherine Walker and Lindsay Rodgers.

Crèche next Sunday: Clara Robertson and Natalie Edwards.

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

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

 September Door Duty: John Ross and Donald MacKenzie



Northern Presbytery:  Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30pm.

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 3 are on Duty.

Congregational Prayer Meeting  : This week is the Congregational Prayer Meeting and that will be in Hilton at 7:30pm.


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

(Snacks duty – CJ Wood and Fiona Garvie )


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


Communion preparatory service: The communion preparatory service is at 7:30pm followed by fellowship in the manse.

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. George MacAskill

6.00pm:  Rev. George MacAskill


Tain Communion: The Tain communion is this coming weekend.   The guest preacher is Rev. George MacAskill, APC.  The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service and will be followed by fellowship in the hall.   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.

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.

Bible Study Group:   The next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 25th September at 7.30pm in the home of James and Murdina. The topic is Self-control, and the passage for study is 1 Samuel 26, bringing the series on The Fruit of the Spirit to a close.

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!

Online Sermons: Sermons are now being added online weekly.    The morning sermons tend to go up the same day they were preached.   Evening sermons are beginning to be added now also.  You can get them by clicking the ‘Sermons’ tab on our website, which will take you to our YouTube page –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9E4Fzhc1_UjRBlpR-R6Svw



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.