TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 8th September 2019

Sunday 8th September 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              


We have the second of our Invitation Services today. Please stay behind afterwards if you can and join us for tea or coffee. 

Prayer Notes:  The Missionary Prayer Notes for September are at the door.

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

Crèche duty today: Lorna MacIver and Marlene Loban.

Crèche Next Sunday: Rae Ross and Natalie Edwards.

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

Door Duty for September: Bill Ferrier and Iain Mackay.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm  –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod



Bible Study Group: Bible Study group meet tonight at 7.30pm at the home of James and Murdina. The passage for study is James 4:11-17.

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


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club meets at mid-day in the church hall. Team 2 on duty.

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

Midweek Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study: Midweek Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study will be at 7.30pm in the hall.


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) meet in the hall at 10.00am.  

Snacks duty – Clara Robertson


Prayer Group: Prayer Group meet as usual at David and Anne’s home at 11am.

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. David Wilkie


Sutherland Convention: Tonight is the final night of the Sutherland Convention. Rev Professor Bob Akroyd will speak at 8pm in Dornoch Academy Hall.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will now take place in Tain on Wednesday 25th September, and not as previously intimated. Copies of the accounts will be available next Sunday.

Tain Communion: The next communion in Tain will be on 22nd September. Our guest preacher over that weekend will be Rev. Alasdair MacLeod of Smithton Free Church. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at the evening service at our September communion.  If anyone connected to the congregation is considering professing their faith in Jesus for the first time, they should speak to a minister or elder before then.

Tea Rota: We are looking for volunteers to go on the tea-rota for a Sunday morning.   If you can help, please add your name for any date you can cover.   The sheet is on the noticeboard in the hall

Cheques:   All cheques must now be made payable to – Tain and Fearn Free Church of Scotland.

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.

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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