TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 4th August 2019

Sunday 4th August 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              

Today:

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

Crèche duty today: Isobel MacIver and Alice Fraser

Crèche Next Sunday: Morag Matheson and Mary MacKay.

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today at 3pm.

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

Door Duty for August: Duncan Maclean and Marcus MacIver

Services today:

New Church Collection: There is a collection at the close of both services today for the New Church Fund.   We will update you on what has come in during the last 2 months, when we can get that figure.

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm  –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

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Tuesday:

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

Wednesday:

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

Mid-week Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study: Mission Africa Update & Prayer time in the Church Hall at 7:30pm (see note below)

Thursday:

Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) will resume on 29th August, after the school holidays.

Friday:

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

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. David Wilkie

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Cheques:   All cheques must now be made payable to – Tain and Fearn Free Church.   Please do not put “Building Fund” on the cheque as the bank has changed its rules and will now return it.   If you wish a cheque to go towards the Building Fund – please make that clear on the envelope.

Mission Africa:   Donald Garvie will give a short update on his work and family situation at the meeting on Wednesday night.   This will be followed by the usual time of prayer.

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 on the 1st and the 8th of September.   We would like you to begin to pray now about who you might invite and about other outreach events that take place that week. Meanwhile, if you have an idea, please share it with one of the ministers or elders.

Tain Lunch Club: New rotas have been now been drawn up and Mairi will be distributing them soon.

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.

Office Administrator: Christian Focus Publications, are looking for an Office Administrator.   Applicants should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, be well organised and possess good communication skills. You must be able to work well under your own initiative as well as being part of the existing team. Given that this is work is a ministry, a strong Christian faith is essential. More details on the job are available from info@christianfocus.com

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.

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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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