Sunday 7th July 2019              

Welcome to our services today in Tain.

Tea & Coffee are served after the morning service.

Please stay behind if you are able.

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


Property Up-keep Fund: There is a collection at the close of both services today for the Property Upkeep Fund.

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

Crèche duty today:  Ray Ross and Mary MacKay

Crèche Next Sunday: Catherine Walker and Natalie Edwards.

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today at 3pm which will be taken by Rod Mackenzie.

Evening Prayer Group: This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.

Door Duty for July: James Skinner and Hector Campbell.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm  –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod



Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery  is at 7pm in the hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club will resume on 21st August.

Walking Group: The Walking Group will meet outside the Hall at 1.30 pm.

Mid-week Meeting:  Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study in church hall at 7:30pm.


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) will resume after the school holidays.


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. John M Macdonald


Hope in Hard Times: Today we are beginning a new series through 1 Peter. The title of the series is, ‘Hope in Hard Times’. Both Andrew and Alasdair intend to take turn about preaching through the letter on Sunday mornings. If you miss any then you can request a CD or listen online at our Tain and Fearn YouTube channel.

Tain Gala Stall: Thanks to everyone who helped out with the fundraising stall at the Tain Gala – those who staffed the table and those who baked and organised. The sum of over £395.00  was raised.

Generation 19: During the first ten days of September, Free Church congregations are seeking to reach out to their communities in a variety of ways.   We are discussing a few different ideas at this stage, but we have already agreed to have an Invite a Friend to Church Day during that period.   We would like you to begin to pray now about who you might invite and about other outreach events that take place that week.

Missionary Prayer Notes:   The Prayer Notes for July and August are available at the door.

Tain Lunch Club: We are very keen to recruit some new volunteers to go on the rota for the Lunch Club on a Wednesday. You would be on duty from 11am to 1:30pm around once a month. Please speak to Mairi if you can help.

Treasurer: Our treasurer Donald Beaton has served the congregation well for over a decade and has intimated that he wishes to relinquish that responsibility now.   We are looking for a new treasurer.   If you would be willing to consider serving the Lord in that capacity, or if you would like to know more about what would be involved, please speak to one of the ministers in the first instance.

Mission Africa Fundraiser: You are warmly invited to a Garden Opening with Cream Teas in aid of Mission Africa at the home of John and Fiona Garvie: Auchlea, Dornoch this coming Saturday, 13th July, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. If anyone would like to support this via donations of baking, please speak to Fiona (07714981771).

Fundraising Calendar: Thanks to everyone who contributed photos for the 2020 Fundraising Calendar. The calendar will be printed soon.

Mobile Phones: We are still collecting old mobile phones to raise funds. These can be passed on to Samuel Robertson.

Sermon Recordings:  If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon  as an MP3 recording sent via e-mail – please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.

CDs can be ordered using the forms in the vestibule.

Alternatively you can listen to the morning sermons on the church  YouTube channel. Morning sermons are usually added to our YouTube channel on Sunday afternoons.  Some evening sermons are now being added.

Church Finances:  The Deacons Court would like to encourage those who contribute to the church to consider doing so by Standing Order. Anyone who sets up a new Standing Order should also let the Assistant Treasurer, Donella Ferrier know that they have done so. Donella can be contacted by email on donellaferrier@talktalk.net or by phone on 01862 810 457.

Free-Will Envelopes: There are envelopes available for those who would like to use this method to donate to the church. Please speak to the treasurer, Donald Beaton or the Assistant Treasurer, Donella Ferrier.

Meanwhile, the Deacons Court would also urge anyone who pays tax to consider signing a Gift Aid form. This allows the church to get an additional 25% from the government, on any donations you make.

· 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.


If you would like a visit from Alasdair, the minister, contact him at 01862 892 156 or email him at minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

If you would like a visit from Andrew, the Assistant minister, contact him at 01862 832 104 or email him at mowgli16b@hotmail.com


Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

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